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  1. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Over the Hedge 1 day ago

    Hmm, the typical format is to offer the high amount first, then “negotiate” for less after you get a positive response. Hammy stayed firm.

  2. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Zack Hill 1 day ago

    I would call Winona’s statement more of a microaggression. She seems to assume that “politically correct #%&@” is a staple of all leftists.

  3. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 2 days ago

    110% x 90% = 99%
    So Lamont still gets a tiny advantage.

  4. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Zack Hill 2 days ago

    Words are extremely powerful. Very often they imply things that we don’t mean to imply. Likewise, our conditioning and environment often lead us to make inferences out of habit rather than conscious reasoning. Microaggressions root themselves in the simple fact that no one is aware of everyone’s point of view. Whether such blindness is maintained willfully or not is a different matter. However, the more we understand, the less we will engage in unintended discrimination.

    That being said, we shouldn’t all have to spend inordinate amounts of time carefully choosing our words to be politically correct. You might call that “macroplacation,” an annoyingly difficult process that could leave you unable to speak your mind. But being constantly open to learning about different people and cultivating greater empathy for experiences separate from our own allows us to better wield our language. Amending our speech becomes instinctive, rather than requiring extra thought. Mr. Grumbine’s example could easily become “Success is more likely for everyone if they work hard.” The potential offered by our society is still acknowledged, but the sentiment is no longer absolutist. It even contains the possibility that those with the greatest privilege could exert their best efforts and yet still fail due to the vagaries of an arbitrary world.

  5. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Frazz 8 days ago

    Funny how when Caulfield corrects her with the word “bud,” her response refers to “chronic” procrastination. Coincidence or cynical foreshadowing? Then again, Caulfield already premeditates everything he does, even wasting time. As he gets older he might experiment casually with a few substances, but his primary addiction will still be too distracting to let in other habits. Epistemophilia is harder to kick than any external chemical.

  6. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Promises, Promises 12 days ago

    My wife’s response: nice… now if only they could actually MAKE a proper sports bra for truly plus-sized women – not just the moderately fluffy ones in the catalogs.

  7. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Molebashed 13 days ago

    Why would the Queen’s child be a squire instead of a prince? Has she been wandering the stables at “knight?”

  8. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 15 days ago

    I frequently put pressure on my students’ understanding of the two-way trust cycle, as well as the counterproductiveness of the “no snitching” culture. But while my words tell them what THEY should be doing, I strive to make my actions show that as an authority figure I’m also working to have a positive impact. It’s REALLY hard to be the first one to hold out an olive branch. The work it takes to rebuild bridges is much greater than what it took to destroy them. And it makes you extremely vulnerable to retribution from all on your side who are not ready for peace and may feel that you are betraying them. So I feel the greater burden lies on the group with the most power (law enforcement). So while Susan may question his tone, Lamont’s expression tells me that he actually feels hopeful. The pace may be painfully slow, but things really are starting to change, and when enough momentum builds it’s never gonna stop.

  9. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Molebashed 15 days ago

    A big chunk of his testosterone just flew out the window. But as odd as it seems from the “before” side, good riddance to both that and the games. Kids are an epic quest of their own.
    …..aaaaand in a few years, you can log in to play together!

  10. Seeker149 GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 17 days ago

    I make it a principle to act on my whims pragmatically.