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  1. 1 day ago on Ziggy

    Early on in Superman comics kryptonite was rare, kept secret to all but a few of Superman’s closest friends, and almost impossible to get. By the 1960s it seemed that every crook Superman came up against had some.

  2. 1 day ago on Francis

    In a small town the parish priest and the local rabbi were good friends who often went fishing together. One weekend a wealthy televangelist came through to preach; the rabbi and priest invited him to take a break and go fishing with them.

    While in a small rowboat in the middle of the lake, the priest suggests it would be a good time to have some beer. He remembers that he left the cooler on the shore, so he gets out of the boat and starts walking over the surface of the lake. The televangelist is aghast, while the rabbi is unfazed. The rabbi then says “last time he forgot to bring the opener. I had better go get it”. The rabbi then gets out of the boat and, as the priest did, starts walking over the surface of the lake.

    The televangelist decides that, since he is far better known than these two hick clergy and reaches millions of people, drawing millions of dollars for his television ministry, that surely he is the favored by God. If these two simpletons could do it, surely he could. The televangelist steps out of the rowboat and immediately sinks like a rock.

    On the shore the priest and the rabbi see what happened. The rabbi turns to the priest and says “we should have told him where the rocks are”.

  3. 2 days ago on Broom Hilda

    Digger O’Dell, your friendly neighborhood undertaker.

  4. 8 days ago on Lisa Benson

    I don’t think that even Lisa is that evil.

  5. 8 days ago on Lisa Benson

    I didn’t interpret it that way. I saw it as conveying that we all loved that cathedral, no matter what our religious beliefs or nationalities.

  6. 8 days ago on Lisa Benson

    One of the rare times I agree with Lisa.

  7. about 1 month ago on Chip Bok

    Here is something I do know:

    South Dakota had 370,093 people vote in the 2016 election, and got 3 electoral votes. That is 8.1 × 10-6 electoral votes per person.

    New York had 7,721,453 people vote in the 2016 election and got 29 electoral votes. That is 3.7 × 10-6 electoral votes per person.

    That gave each South Dakota voter nearly 2.2 times the voting power of each New Yorker. How is that fair?

  8. 3 months ago on Jen Sorensen

    As I have stated before (an updated version of something I heard Joan Baez say during the early Bush years):

    What used to be called conservative is now called “moderate”

    What used to be called moderate is now called “liberal”

    What used to be called liberal is now called “radical”

    What used to be called radical is now called “insane”

    What used to be called insane is now called “making America great again”.

  9. over 1 year ago on Steve Benson

    You did not “win”. Hillary won the popular vote by almost three million. More than Richard Nixon beat Hubert Humphrey by. The only thing Drumph did was seize the presidency on what amounts to a technicality.

  10. over 1 year ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Didn’t we try JOHNSULLIVAN1’s way before? I think we called it “the articles of confederation”.