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  1. about 14 hours ago on Garfield

    In humans, every one of those is a specialty – and only on one species.

    Vets (especially in small towns) do it all on everything except one species.

  2. 1 day ago on Arlo and Janis

    Just introduced my 12-year old to those corn-ball Clint Eastwood westerns from the late 60’s early 70’s. I figured he’d last about 10 min. It turned out he loves them. Who’da thunk?

  3. 3 days ago on One Big Happy

    In the late 70’s / early 80’s we’d take my grandmother and my aunt shopping with on us on Friday night and then go to their house for cake and coffee. I was single-digits young but I remember them having the first Mr. Coffee “drip” coffee maker out of anyone I knew (the electric percolator was the more common).

    My favorite thing was to sit on a little stool in their pantry while my aunt prepared the machine. Then she let ME press the start button. (Now THAT was exciting. :) )

    Back then I’d try drinking it but didn’t like it much without a ton of sugar.

    Later, I forced myself to drink it in college because I kept nodding off in the afternoon while trying to study. Eventually I developed a taste for it (and of course – the addiction).

    Now, every morning, I go through that same ritual my aunt did 40 years ago. The Mr. Coffee doesn’t look anything like the one I have now but the ritual is the same.

  4. 12 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Well, normally you’re talking about now melt run-off. Once it starts getting warm, you’ve got 6’+ high snowbanks (which they don’t show in the strip) rapidly melting. My Mom (who’s waaaaay up in the U.P. of Michigan near Calumet) is dealing with this right now. Search for “John Dee Northwoods Camera Network” and you can see some images of what’s still on the ground up there.

  5. 15 days ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    I work in a manufacturing facility. If you need some “me” time, the fastest way to make people avoid you is to grab a yellow vest and a clip-board and look like you’re writing things down. Works like a charm.

  6. about 1 month ago on Wizard of Id

    My favorite is when I have an actual real-world, non-digital conversation about something I’ve never brought up in any aspect of my life and suddenly I’m getting ads for it on my phone. My phone’s not listening to me of course. Surely it’s a coincidence. Right.

  7. about 1 month ago on Bloom County

    Back then I was in my early teen years and my Dad asked why I needed a home computer. There really was no good answer at the time but my folks gave in and got one for me after much begging. Even though I played a lot of games on it, I also taught myself several programming languages which wound up being a solid base for my engineering degree and career.

  8. about 2 months ago on Bloom County

    I remember doing that. There was even a special punch tool you could get to make it look professional. I think it was around $20. I used a hole-punch (the kind you use for paper) and the ol’ “Mark One Eyeball”.

  9. about 2 months ago on Bloom County

    Yep. I believe 8 inch discs were more for commercial/educational use(?). I remember my friend’s Mom taking a class at the local community college and she had an 8 inch disc for the class but that was the only time I ever saw one.

    All the consumer stuff was 5-1/4 by then. That’s what my Apple //c used.

    I had the same problem as Oliver – I didn’t take the time to label them.

  10. 2 months ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Saw it once in the theater. I only have one good thing to say about it: I felt that they got the Titanic’s interior nearly perfect.

    About a week after I saw it, they were (of course) running a documentary about the real thing. They had a remote-guided sub moving about inside the ship. After a few moments I realized that I knew what to expect as they rounded certain corners because the movie had duplicated the real thing.

    (The rest of the movie I’ve tried to erase from memory.)