Non Sequitur for May 16, 2018


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    danketaz GC Insider 5 months ago

    Because they get paid by the word!

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    Charliegirl GC Insider 5 months ago

    She’s a Trump clone.

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    Argythree  5 months ago

    No, @CHARLIEGIRL, Potus doesn’t read…

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    nosirrom  5 months ago

    I’m sure that Danae would enjoy the Twitterverse Library.

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    dadoctah  5 months ago

    Library? Do they still have those?

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    LrdSlvrhnd  5 months ago

    Man, I would love to be able to stretch out on the back of my recliner and read… my cat certainly seems to enjoy it up there!

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    Enter.Name.Here  5 months ago

    You can’t learn squat through tweets. Sadly the internet has taken much of the free time people once spent with books. Folks are missing out on so much!

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    Jeddidyah  5 months ago

    Didn’t I just comment on this elsewhere ?…..reducing our brains to a nit’s wit. Did TV do that to US, or twitter ?

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    LadyPeterW  5 months ago

    When Kindle and all that ilk became popular, people predicted books and libraries would eventually become obsolete. Well, how long have we had all those so-called nifty portable devices and how many libraries have closed? There’s benefits in being able to take one, small, light object on vacation, but, ultimately, the physical book, created from hardboard, paper, ink, glue and linen thread, will never be obsolete! (And libraries simply expanded their benefits to include audio books, on-line abilities for all sorts of things, movies and TV shows, etc.)

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    cocavan11  5 months ago

    It’s “140 or FEWER letters”; better still “no more than 140 letters.”

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    tripwire45  5 months ago

    I think Danae would enjoy flash fiction. She could get an entire story that’s anywhere between 100 and 1000 words long (depending on how you define the term).

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    I, Horn Camel God  5 months ago

    Some people daily create entire alternate realities in 140 words.

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    WaitingMan  5 months ago

    A classic (very) short story by Isaac Asimov was titled “Sign at the End of the Universe”. It read, “This Side Up”, printed upside-down.

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    mso  5 months ago

    I think her problem is that she hasn’t found the right book yet. When she finds a story that she likes, then she’ll enjoy reading. After all if you like candy over vegetables which will you eat more of?

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    Linguist  5 months ago

    She should start out with something simple, easy to read, but classic, like Moby Dick or Pride and Prejudice.

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    Barrington Womble  5 months ago

    Yes, Danae, time to zip your lip and read your book.

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    Oldgrowth  5 months ago

    My childhood was without TV, but we had books, and I would walk a mile to a library for more. Later, the mental worlds they created were supplemented by TV images and the occasional movie. All these years later, nothing has been lost except perhaps time. I consider Non Sequitur a fine investment of of it. Today, it contains just about 60 words – pretty “wordy” for a comic strip – yet still has power.

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    Packratjohn GC Insider 5 months ago

    Not sure why I think I can add to this comment marathon. My reaction wasn’t a trumpism, but the sad thought that far too many people fall into the same category. They no longer read, no longer discuss, and may in fact, no longer think critically.

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    SusieB  5 months ago

    I don’t understand people who don’t like to read. It’s one of my joys. It’s a great way to escape and far healthier than drugs or alcohol.

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    phoenixnyc  5 months ago

    Show me someone who says “it’s about the journey, not the destination” and I’ll show you someone with a five-minute commute.

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    DebraHurd  5 months ago

    There is nothing like losing oneself in a good book.

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    1MadHat GC Insider 5 months ago

    I thought it was 280 characters now. And I don’t tweet – my cell phone is so old it’s got a rotary dial….

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    Night-Gaunt49  5 months ago

    The journey can be interesting, but the destination is where I want to go.

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    Athelstane  5 months ago

    Functionally Illiterate. Short attention span. No understanding of history. A perfect Progressive UI.

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    Say What?  5 months ago

    Reading at home became a lot more enjoyable when I finished school because there weren’t any curricula that focused on standardized tests involved with it.

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    john_chubb  5 months ago

    Even the BLOTUS SCROTUS can’t do it in only 140 characters, sometimes . . . .

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    john_chubb  5 months ago

    . . . . . and his tweets are even funnier if you read the dots out as well!

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