Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for April 12, 2021

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    stevesilver48  8 months ago

    Hello, Danae, goodbye Silver48.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 8 months ago

    Danae’s googling sucks. Portland was removed as Captial in 1832

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    marilynnbyerly  8 months ago

    It’s Portland Oregon that’s the capital of Maine. Silly person.

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    in.amongst  8 months ago

    Sigh! Wish had the same confidence as Danae in my own brightness.

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    Concretionist  8 months ago

    Portland isn’t the capitol of Oregon either.

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    nos.nevets  8 months ago

    Ok, now do the capital of Toronto.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 8 months ago

    And that’s why Ireland is so prosperous:

    It’s capital is always Dublin.

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    strictures  8 months ago

    And here I thought Portland Cement was the way we built capitols.

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    Sanspareil  8 months ago

    She should look at the Masters golf tournament to get a better idea of the capitol of Maine!

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    scote1379 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Common mistake, even the people of Portland think there the State Capitol !

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    EasternWoods  8 months ago

    I had to look it up. It’s OK I’m from Canuckistan. Augusta

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    mikeyman  8 months ago

    All goal posts should be on wheels so whoever the audience at the time is can move it while the ball is in the air. That way the majority get to determine if it be good or bad, right or wrong.

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    The Old Wolf  8 months ago

    Portland would be better suited as capital, Augusta is a pretty boring little town. But that seems to be the rule rather than the exception.

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    Buzzworld  8 months ago

    I always thought Wells Diner was Maine’s Capital building.

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    Egrayjames  8 months ago

    I live in northern Maine…..Portland is closer to New York City than I am to Portland….Fact!

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    Billavi Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ooh. Mother Teresa, slammed! I’d recommend that you read the criticism section of Mother Teresa’s Wikipedia page… that is, if you consider it reliable

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    danielmkimmel  8 months ago

    Boston is one of the rare state capitals that’s also the state’s biggest city.

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    dflak  8 months ago

    I can still name all the states and their capitals. They haven’t changed since I learned them in school. I can’t say the same thing about the Balkans or Africa.

    In fact for a lot of world countries as I learned them in school, the names were preceded by French, Dutch, Belgian or British.

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    Lawrence.S  8 months ago

    Wikipedia can be the most accurate source of information, because anyone can update it within minutes of an event. Wikipedia can be the worst source for information because anyone can update it. Several groups (including the Vatican and CIA) have employees with the job of uploading their propaganda. I tell students it’s okay to use Wikipedia to start research, but not okay to finish there.

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    OldDoug Premium Member 8 months ago

    Everyone knows that “M” is the capital of Maine — same as Massachusetts, Michigan, etc.

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    MS72  8 months ago

    Does ‘Jeopardy’ use Wikipedia as a source for clues?

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    sandpiper  8 months ago

    Danae is no more off course than usual. She shapes the world to suit her need.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 8 months ago

    I knew that I knew the Capital of Maine, but couldn’t remember it for about 30 seconds, and I blame this comic for sticking “Portland” in my head.

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    bbenoit  8 months ago

    Quoting and old Mainer friend of mine “Portland is the city, Augusta is the capitol, Bangor is the suburbs and the rest is The County”. “The County” is a Mainers term for their largest and most northern, county, Aroostook.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Silly girl. Portland is the Capital of Oregon. …yeah, yeah. I know.

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    ctbeeguy  8 months ago

    Disgusta is the capital.

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    Redd Panda  8 months ago

    I thought Austin was the capital of Maine…?

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    KEA  8 months ago

    About ½ the state capitals are not what one would first think. Indianapolis is an obvious exception.

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    Michael G.  8 months ago

    Don’t raise the bridge, Danae! Lower the water!

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    BRBurns1960  8 months ago

    Mother Theresa believed suffering brought you closer to God’s plan.

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    Linguist  8 months ago

    We used to play a bar trivia game to see who could name the most state capitols correctly. Maine and S. Dakota were two of the ones that people got incorrect the most.

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  8 months ago

    I moved to a small village a few years ago and went to municipal office to find something. I was told everyone knows where that is. I explained everyone is an absolute and therefore even includes some kid in Botswana, sweeping his uncle’s barn.

    A lot, unlikely,

    some of the locals, probably.

    My tax dollars at work

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    timinwsac Premium Member 8 months ago

    I see a trip to the principles office coming up for her.

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    Nyckname Premium Member 8 months ago

    Banned from editing Wikipedia in three, two,…

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    franki_g  8 months ago

    The Maine lesson from today’s strip

    is that the capitol is in Augusta

    not Portland, or as my had in my entrenched West Coast brain, Bangor (wasn’t Bangor on there, was I?)

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    christineracine77  8 months ago

    This pretty conclusively proves that Danae and family live in the southern part of Maine. Of course, that’s not surprising, as about 40% of the state’s population lives in the Greater Portland Metro area.

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    ZarPaulus  8 months ago

    The US has this weird custom of designating capital cities that aren’t the biggest cities in the state.

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    Holden Awn  8 months ago

    Thusly Danae’s future in broadcast journalism was foretold.

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    swgeorge55  8 months ago

    pretty sure it’s Bangor (wait for it)

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    sdjamieson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ha ha! Portland isn’t even in Maine. I live in Portland, it’s 3,000 miles away!

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    js  8 months ago

    The capital of Maine is M

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    cracker65  8 months ago

    I see the Danea has mastered alternative facts at an early age. That’s scary.

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    EasternWoods  8 months ago

    I’m surprised she didn’t say “Danaeville”

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    mourdac Premium Member 8 months ago

    Thank you, Wiley, I laughed at this one.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 8 months ago

    Silly girl – “Portland” is the name of Fred Allen’s wife.

    Ok, even your father isn’t old enough to remember that, but still.

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    nancywilson51  8 months ago

    And how many of us (I did) had to Google this?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 8 months ago

    So is Charleston the capital of South Carolina or West Virginia? Is Augusta the capital of Maine or Georgia? Is Springfield the capital of Illinois or one of the other 33 states in which it appears? I get so confused. Good thing I know for a fact that Mar-A-Lago is the capital of Florida.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 8 months ago

    Trivia from a long-time proofreader who hasn’t yet learned what “retirement” means:

    capital = city

    capitol = building

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    Dr_Fogg  8 months ago
    Though the temporary capitol of Portland was the largest city in the state many thought a permanent capitol should be more centrally located. A number of cities and towns sought the honor of becoming the state capitol and site of the new State House. The principal aspirants were Portland, Brunswick, Hallowell, Waterville, Belfast, Wiscasset and Augusta. The Legislature finally selected the City of Augusta, and Governor Enoch Lincoln signed the bill establishing Augusta as the official capitol on February 24, 1827.

    I’ve been to some of those towns and lived in Wiscasset for a time. Wiscasset was much bigger than it is now.

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    chmsam  8 months ago

    A lot of states should make Springfield their capital just to confuse people. Except Alaska. The capital of Alaska should then be Homer.

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    Charlie Tuba  8 months ago

    Portland isn’t in Maine, it’s in Oregon. I know, I’ve been there!

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    Spacetech  8 months ago

    Augusta is going to be pissed…

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  8 months ago

    I thought Flo’s diner was the capital.

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    noblepa  8 months ago

    Actually, Wikipedia DOES mention Augusta as the first capital of the new state of Maine, from 1820 to 1830.

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    joannesshadow  8 months ago

    I thought it was LL Bean! Fun fact: there are no locks on the front doors of Bean’s main store in Freeport. The store is open 24/7 except for Christmas so locks were deemed unnecessary.

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    opsono  8 months ago

    The single most important factoid about Maine is that their state soft drink is Moxie.

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    PaulGoes  8 months ago

    She’s going to Bangor head against the wall

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    keenanthelibrarian  8 months ago

    Even I know it’s Augusta, and I’m in Australia.

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    jrlind55  8 months ago

    Maybe the largest bank is in Portland (left over from when Portland was the capitOl).

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    bakana  8 months ago

    The interesting thing is that she managed to Miss the fact that Wikipedia does mention Augusta.

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    eddi_tbh  8 months ago

    Silly girl. Everyone knows Portland is the capitol of Oregon.

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    JenSolo02  8 months ago

    Portland is neither the Capitol of Maine nor Oregon.

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    jrbaskind Premium Member 8 months ago

    Augusta is the capital of Maine.

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    Taracinablue  8 months ago

    Uh… did she go straight to Wikipedia’s page on Portland? Just curious… checks the page Oh, lol, it actually does mention both facts: “In 1820, Maine was established as a state with Portland as its capital. In 1832, the capital was moved north and East to Augusta.”

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    JH&Cats  8 months ago

    I know nothing of Augusta except that when Mainers tell you how to talk yankee, they cite “Theah ah no Ahs, except in Auguster.”

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