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  1. belgarathmth commented on Pooch Cafe about 14 hours ago

    This is how I got both my current cats. They just appeared outside my patio door window, and camped out until I started feeding them. Even after feeding, they continued to stare inside. Finally I opened the door and let them become inside cats. Their contentment is my contentment.

  2. belgarathmth commented on Stone Soup Classics 1 day ago

    I’ve noticed that the reruns seem to be about a month off from their original publishing dates.

  3. belgarathmth commented on Big Nate: First Class 5 days ago

    That’s odd – I’ve been reading the more current strips for a long time, and I’ve never seen a Miss Clarke strip. She must not have gotten much use as a character in the strip.

  4. belgarathmth commented on Arlo and Janis 6 days ago

    Very good point about “human nature”.

    “Nature red in tooth and claw.” Survival of the fittest. Humans are no exception, although we have the potential to maximize human good through cooperation and empathy as survival strategies.

    We’re not above the laws of Nature, though.

  5. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 8 days ago

    Last time I got called, I didn’t want to do it, so I used my hearing impairment as an excuse. All I have to do is pull one of my hearing aids out of one of my ears and show it to them. With them, I can function in most activities of daily life, but I still fail to understand a lot of spoken words. Without them, such as with a sudden breakdown or battery failure, I’m functionally deaf in comprehending normal speech. They said “bye” as soon as I showed them.

  6. belgarathmth commented on Stone Soup Classics 8 days ago

    I think the teacher did a pretty good job difusing that meltdown with wry humor. Some teachers would have given her detention for disrespect. Teachers who are good at handling middle school students deserve medals and better pay.

  7. belgarathmth commented on FoxTrot Classics 8 days ago

    A lot of people don’t know that the astrological system used by western astrologers was never updated since it was developed during the ancient Babylonian period. The precession of equinoxes has shifted the apparent positions of the constellations back two full positions since then. So, the sun no longer appears at 0 degrees Aries on spring equinox, which is the foundation of the entire system. Instead, it appears a few degrees into Aquarius at that time. It was already appearing in Pisces at spring equinox during the time of the Roman Empire. The astrologers don’t care that their system is thousands of years out of date. They’ll just say that their astrological signs are not the same as the constellations when you confront them about it. There’s a thing called sidereal astrology that does try to actually base itself on what appears in the sky, but the western astrologers don’t care about that either. The whole system is completely irrational, based on an imagined position of stars and planets that can be invalidated based on direct observation. All you have to do is actually look up at the sky, for heaven’s sake.

  8. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 10 days ago

    This one reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where the omnipotent little boy terrorizes the town and and turns his father into a jack in the box. The hypnotist was only trying to help. I think this one crosses a line from comedy into horror, and makes Dana look like a monster. I usually love this strip, but this one is a misfire for me.

  9. belgarathmth commented on Calvin and Hobbes 10 days ago

    @DanEd55, wall mounted dial phones didn’t go the way of the dinosaur until the mid to late 1990’s. The first cell phones started being used in the 1980’s. Few people had them, and they were as big as shoes. Most of Calvin and Hobbes ran during the 1980’s.

  10. belgarathmth commented on Red and Rover 11 days ago

    This comic is set in the 1960’s. Broken glass on the sidewalks was actually more of a problem back then, because it was before the days of plastic bottles. Sodas came in glass bottles, and bad people did throw them out of cars. That’s when they started making the PSA commercials with the crying Indian. Cans also had tear off pull rings that had very sharp edges,and people threw those down too. I remember cutting my foot open on one when I was 4, in 1969.