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  1. about 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Hmmm,, Oliver Stone’s movie would have been very different with Dabney Coleman in the lead role. (Don’t know why that thought popped into what’s left of my brain..)

  2. about 10 years ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Lewreader - was that an intentional misspelling of Justin’s last name,,, or is it because you’re an old fart like me (I googled just to make sure) and just don’t keep track? Either way, I got a chuckle out of it. Everytime I hear the kid’s name, I flash back to, “… and Jerry Mathers as The Beaver”.

  3. over 10 years ago on Frog Applause

    1) About an hour 2) Set regimen - FB is 2nd, FA is 3rd 3) Later in the day,, sometimes much later depending on what crisis is currently pending 4) It’s a curse, 2 to 3 times/day usually - but I’ve cut back because of the impact on productivity (and rarely comment anymore for the same reason) 5) T is so PROLIFIC,, and so bizarrely surreal,, my right brain needs the stimulation (being a left-brained geek) 6) In a voyeuristic kind of way… I know all the regulars by their posts, but don’t often contribute - which is a cop-out, I know,, maybe when I retire…

  4. over 10 years ago on Frog Applause

    Hmmm,,, power, control, family dysfunction,, combine with the barrage of cultural images related to body image - have we an eating disorder in the making??

    Or am I reading too much into this - maybe it’s just about a little girl and her snickerdoodles…

  5. over 10 years ago on Frog Applause

    Congrats, T, on your 4th anniversary… to paraphrase Mr. Lee Hays,,, I don’t always understand or agree with it,, but it’s always interestin’. Thanks,,,

  6. over 10 years ago on Frog Applause

    Ottod - I think you captured the nuance between ‘fear’ and ‘terror’,,, the difference between being in control, the fear felt as a child sits at the top of a slippy-slide considering her options - and not being in control, the terror felt by a child that has been the victim of abuse. As noted above, a certain amount of fear can be healthy,,, terror never.

    Thanks, T,,, thought provoking.

  7. over 10 years ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Nab and ladyfingers - it’s the ‘warm before the storm’,,, here on the front range in Colorado, we get that quite often (relatively speaking,, once or twice a season) - unusually balmy weather that precedes a killer blizzard. Read about it one time - something about how on one side of a strong low pressure system air is aggressively moved in from the south - until the system hits,, then BAM… maybe Jason is just a day early..

  8. over 10 years ago on Frog Applause

    Don’t understand the Thanksgiving preoccupation with pumpkin pie,,, I’ll take a slice of that rum-saturated mince meat, please….

  9. over 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    @Somebodyshort’s post - interesting fact brought to mind that ties together a lot of the comments here. Many industrial reciprocating internal combustion engines are rated by “Brake Specific Fuel Consumption” - that is fuel consumption per Horsepower Hour,, Typically about 8000 BTU / HP-hr - since fuel values are usually measured in BTU/lb or BTU/scf. If engines were 100% efficient, that number would be 2545 (see SS post),,, so an easy way to calculate engine efficiency is to divide 2545 by the BSFC. In the typcial case – about 32%. The rest goes to heat, friction, incomplete combustion, etc…

    WHOA, Jack… you just descended into the NERD zone… sorry…

  10. over 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Easy way to think about it in everyday terms - a lightbulb burning at a rate of 100 watts,, is the same kind of measure as an engine running at a rate of 250 HP,, as dtut says - work/time… I’m sure Wiley vets his info pretty thoroughly.