The AKC is a reprehensible, anti-dog organization. First, they value aesthetics above all else, including a dog’s health and well-being. Does a pug’s short snout or a German shepherd’s tapered hipline adversely impact their health? Who cares, as long as it’s aesthetically pleasing! But more importantly, they advocate inbreeding and euthanasia under the guise of breed purity. There is value in mingling the breeds – a “mutt” is likely to have better overall qualities than a pure blood. But more importantly, the AKC advocates adding to the dog supply in the interest of profits (breeding dogs to $ell them), even though the supply of dogs already far exceeds the demand. In other words, the AKC advocates the euthanasia of “surplus” “accidental” dogs in favor of the deliberate, profit-seeking in-breeding of “pure” dogs.
Got a free trip to Hawaii out of Halley. A benefactor partnered with the local observatory with a program to send 2 local H.S. students to Australia to study the comet. Six students would be selected to join a work study program w/ astronomers, and the top 2 would go to Australia. I was among the 6, but having no real interest in astronomy (I wanted the trip to Australia), I was by no means in the top 2. But as the date of the comet approached, the benefactor ponied up more dough, sending 3 students to Australia and the other 3 to Hawaii to study the comet from Mauna Kea. (Bonus – we were supposed to spend most evenings studying the stars, but the airline lost our stargazing equipment and it rained most nights, so we wasted almost none of the trip on astronomy.)
During my first job out of college, 2 or 3 times a week I’d walk to an area below a scenic overlook, fill a trash bag with litter, and toss it in the dumpster at work. During my 3rd job, I did the same thing with one area alongside a nearby highway. During 2.5 years in the 1st job and 3.5 years in the second, I never ran out of garbage to pick up. A decade or so ago I adopted the block I lived on, and would clean it a couple of times a week. It included a commercial area with a lot of restaurants and bodegas, and the day after each clean-up, you couldn’t tell that I’d ever made the effort. People are disgusting. (Gee, wonder why the planet’s in peril?)
Only a blithering idiot would use under. With an over roll, the loose TP is close to the sitter, while with an under roll, it’s against the wall. If some dangle is needed to see the end of the roll, less TP needs to dangle to be visible if you use over than if you use under (since the roll obscures the view of the dangle w/ under) – and the less dangle you have, the less likely it will just start unrolling itself (or be unrolled by a curious pet). If you can’t see the end of the roll, the natural instinct is to turn the roll toward you, not away from you, and to do so from the top of the roll, not the bottom – with an over roll, this yields more TP, but with an under roll, this just rolls the TP up more.
Maybe the flying pigs will inspire the leprechauns and unicorns to vote for Dems in record numbers, saving the U.S. from Repugnant interference and its own stupidity.
Little chance. Most likely scenario – Repugnants are able to sow enough dissent about Biden that the Reps retake the House and Senate in 2022, and tRump retakes the White House in 2024. The electoral system is skewed enough, and the American voter stupid enough, that it is almost inevitable.
They are obsolete models that should be tossed into an incinerator…
Not sure where there’s room for compromise with what is depicted in the ’toon. With the Confederacy, one side recognizes them for the slavery-loving traitors that they were, while the other side sees them as being freedom-loving heroes who are deserving of adulation. The compromise would be, umm… to say that the Confederates were moderately misguided, but had their hearts in the right places? (Yes, I recognize that the image is an allegory representing the hard lines that are often unnecessarily taken, but when you have one side that wants to completely ignore science and whitewash history, then compromise is conceding far too much.)
They were also among the chief reasons that we were subjected to a tRump pResidency. tRump would not have won without a bombardment of misinformation, and a substantial amount of the most damaging misinformation came from Facebook via Russian troll farms. Using the “guns don’t kill people” comparison made by @wellis1947 , Facebook is like a gun with a trigger that can be pulled by anybody anywhere, often while being able to mask their true identity.
In 1900, if you earned a buck every single day, that’d be equivalent to an annual income of around $12k in today’s dollars (and a little more than half of the average income at the time). I’d be curious to know how a typical family of 4 or 5 would fare on that. There was a lot less to buy, no utility bills other than perhaps electricity, etc. Food and clothes were relatively more expensive, but they likely ate simply and could grow some of their own food, and clothes lasted longer and the wife could likely repair damaged clothing and perhaps make all of the clothes that they needed. They’d probably do… so-so.