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  1. almost 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    NG49,

    I dunno about the Munsters comparison. I get the one black sheep in each family, but Marilyn was on there as an extra contrast to the oddity of the rest of the Munster family. In this strip, Danae is in contrast to the rest of the world in addition to her family - it’s all about her. A better comparison is that she’s the Simon Cowell of the strip - the dark side that noone expresses, but wishes they could.

    I just bought my first house a few months ago… and I already don’t like snow as much as I used to.

  2. almost 10 years ago on The Argyle Sweater

    Sigmund Freud took that Greek tragedy very seriously.

    Barring the occasional pedophile that rapes his daughters, which doesn’t count because it’s not concensual, does sexual/incestuous “love” between parents and children really exist in the world today? Is it not considered criminal in every religion and in every culture?

  3. almost 10 years ago on Basic Instructions

    @ Night-Gaunt

    I’ve always assumed super hero comic books were a sub-genre of science fiction. Examples include Spider-Man getting bit by the radioactive spider; X-Men having a specific mutation, Superman coming from another planet, or Batman’s utility belt.

    I never thought about the prime influence being religious myths. (interestingly, Thor didn’t fit the mold and because of this, didn’t seem to fit in. If he really IS a god, then that’s like “cheating.”’ Superheroes are mortals with unusual talents, for the most part.

    My first impression was to disagree with your religious myths theory, but you may be on to something. The “bad science” might just be a way to modernize an old archetype. I guess older versions of superheroes before modern science used demi-gods, demons, and magic, all of which have a hint of religion/supernatural.

  4. almost 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    You know how God always says “repent or be destroyed” in the OT? And how everyone always ends up being destroyed? Jonah is the only exception I can think of - when he finally goes to Nineveh, I think the peeps there actually repent and are not destroyed. So Jonah is important for that reason - very important.

  5. almost 10 years ago on For Better or For Worse

    GretchensMom,

    How funny! I had a very similar experience - about 15 years ago. I fell asleep on a beach in Costa Rica and got really, really sunburned. I was in pain but OK the next couple of days because I covered myself in creams & lotions. But 2 or 3 days after that, I started to ITCH as the skin was peeling/healing. I couldn’t stop scratching long enough to sleep. 96 hours awake and not quite sane near the end of it. Then I slept for about 24 hours straight and felt fine afterwards. Never attempted to tan since then.

  6. almost 10 years ago on Basic Instructions

    Yeah, I knew a white girl in college with a name like that - she was frequently thought of as Black until someone saw her face or heard her non-ebonics standard American English accent on the phone. Best story was a comment her boyfriend’s grandmother made based on her name: “So why are you dating a Black girl?” I don’t know if the comment were racially motivated, but inter-racial dating was certainly unexpected, in any case. “Huh? What? No. She’s white.”

    What was her name? It had a “La-” or a “Ja-” in front of it. LaTrisha? LaDonna? Jamilah? Something like that. “Latrina” was the first thing that came to mind, but I would have remembered it as a bathroom joke if it were Latrina.

  7. almost 10 years ago on The Argyle Sweater

    I pity Mel. I think he was out of line and got caught with his pants down, but how much worse is his ex who set a trap to catch him at his worst? She’s the cold-hearted schemer; he was depressed, having a breakdown, and probably didn’t know what he was saying.

    I think the guy’s gone a little mental, but that’s all the more reason to forgive him. Maybe not the saint people made him out to be, but not in Satan’s contact list, either.

    And his talent still sets him apart. One of my all-time favorite actors. That will never change.

  8. about 10 years ago on The Argyle Sweater

    I get it, now. At first glance, I thought those boxes of hairspray were cinder blocks and I thought that would put a lot of stress on her as the workers would carry them to the top of the tower….

  9. about 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Yeah, Sim City is one of the very few fun, non-violent games out there, and even that lets you rip things up with lightning bolts and tornadoes.

    But seriously… Tetris will never replace Warcraft unless the Ekert turns all testosterone into estrogen.

  10. over 10 years ago on The Argyle Sweater

    Cap’n Crunch was my favorite cereal as a kid. And I never had problems with them going soggy. That’s some harsh and unfair criticism, methinks. They DID, as lobkiller said, scratch the roof of your mouth a little, though! Funny he would remember that; I had forgotten.