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  1. Unca Jim commented on Arlo and Janis 1 day ago

    I USED to have a list of companies and how to bypass their ‘menus’ and get to a real, live English-speaking sort, but with all good things, it’s found a hiding spot somewhere around here and refuses to show itself.

  2. Unca Jim commented on Arlo and Janis 2 days ago

    “he can still make something out of it. "

    No sense wasting 3 eggs!

  3. Unca Jim commented on Annie 2 days ago

    Looks like the medical facilities at Owl’s Head, NY
    (see: ‘Dannemora’ )

  4. Unca Jim commented on Wizard of Id 3 days ago

    Don’t bother knocking on the doors of New York State, either !

  5. Unca Jim commented on Wide Open 5 days ago

    More like “Skinny DUNK !”

  6. Unca Jim commented on Rubes 10 days ago

    “There’s a little black spot on the sun today…”
    Good. The 2-meter band will be wide-open today!

  7. Unca Jim commented on Stone Soup 16 days ago

    “Otis invented the safety brake that prevents the elevator from falling more than a few inches.”
    Jeez. and I thought everybody would catch the misspelling error. Of COURSE I know Otis did the job.. I didn’t get to be almost 80 y/o by keeping my head in the (censored) sand !!

  8. Unca Jim commented on Stone Soup 16 days ago

    “the breaks would keep the elevator from falling”
    If it breaks, it’ll keep falling until the brakes work.

  9. Unca Jim commented on Doonesbury 19 days ago

    “But in both cases the people poking you are superbly talented.”
    I beg to differ. ‘round the corner is a ’vampire store’ that I get blood drawn for my labs. There’s a little Cuban girl that could get blood from a mosquito and never leave a mark. She’s been put on a ‘float’ assignment and so I had to make do with two girls that couldn’t get blood out of a run-over deer. As a consequence,after 2 weeks, my arm is STILL black and blue from bicep to wrist.. NEXT cycle, I’ll call ahead to see where she is !!

  10. Unca Jim commented on Wide Open 19 days ago

    So the Moa and the Snow Chicken took a suicide pact?