I think he still makes a few strips a year. The official PBF website shows a total of 49 between 2010 and 2019, and maybe a total of 120-130 strips in the entire run. Today’s strip last appeared on 8/23.
Hmm… grandpa left on a short shopping errand, got “lost,” and ended up spending a day on the beach. You sure that was a mistake?
Thought that Pluggers are supposed to be older than about 90% of the population. So they must be doing something right… or they’re just naturally immune to hard arteries.
Most bottled waters are just tap water run through an RO filter and then flavored with a pinch of Mg and Ca. At least these are subject to regular testing and monitoring for safety. “Spring” waters are exempt from public water supply safety testing, and some have been found to be loaded with unhealthy bacteria and harmful (but still natural) chemicals (oops).
One of the best waters I know of comes from a pipe in Winslow, IL: it’s from a natural spring, but because it’s also the city’s municipal water supply, it’s regularly tested for safety. Best of both worlds!
Umm… the obvious answer to your question is… why not?
In Ill-Annoy we use the “resting cure,” kind of like the way we treated TB before antibiotics came along: put out the barrels, close the lane, hope the fresh air and sunshine cause the pavement to heal.
The Egyptians had something better than whips to motivate their workers: they paid them in BEER!
That’s an acute vision all right
Here in the Chicago area (42 degrees north latitude), the rotational velocity of the earth is 271 meters per second. So I will swim 2019 meters in exactly 7.45 seconds. Off to the cinnamon roll counter!
(and yes, I consider this a valid comment for “Frazz” because the strip often refers to geeky things like frames of reference!)
Of course, because the point of going to the gym or using the bike path is to signal to the world that you are wealthy enough that you need to take exercise; you don’t get any from your daily work.
Fun bit o’ history: before the industrial revolution, when most people worked on farms, the rich affected a very pale appearance to highlight the fact they didn’t spend all day toiling under the sun like poor people. The industrial revolution reversed this—when the poor toiled all day in dark factories, the rich showed off their “healthy” sun-tans.
This signaling thing is why I believe so many of our suburbs have walking trails and bike paths with parking lots: actually walking (or using a bicycle) for transportation is the kind of thing poor people do. Driving there in your SUV (with the bicycle prominently displayed on the back) sends the signal that you are wealthy, and your walking or riding is strictly for fun and/or exercise.