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  1. about 2 years ago on Doonesbury

    In Canada, that has happened to young white guys as well (David Milgaard, James Driskell, Guy-Paul Morin). One good reason not to have a death penalty is that it’s hard to undo the execution.

  2. about 2 years ago on Doonesbury

    The onus is on the prosecution to prove that the accused is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt”. If the prosecution is unable to do that, the accused cannot be convicted. Not always the way it should be but what is worse is to convict someone who is not guilty, and there have been made cases where an innocent person was incarcerated and, in the US, executed.

  3. about 2 years ago on Gasoline Alley

    Some electric cars now come with a “trunk in front of the windshield”, called a “frunk”.

  4. about 2 years ago on Pickles

    I meant, “I lost my toe nail in Paris”. The toe remained attached to the foot and, by extension, to me.

  5. about 2 years ago on Pickles

    I dropped a chest freezer on my left big toe, years ago. Two days of agony as I had to keep my foot elevated. Then, about a month later, a lost the nail of that toe on a business trip to France. I could have sung, “I lost my toe in Paris”.

  6. about 2 years ago on Cul de Sac

    Ants might disagree.

  7. about 2 years ago on Pickles

    Make a triple batch and use four 12 oz bags!

  8. about 2 years ago on Stone Soup Classics

    Many companies (and governments) start their fiscal year on April 1 (no fooling). The Roman calendar started with [our] March (that’s why September is the “seventh month” and December the “tenth month”. In the Middle Ages, the English “legal year” started on “our” March 25. That causes all sorts of challenges when you try to work on your family tree if you have English ancestors (I don’t but my wife does).

  9. over 2 years ago on Cul de Sac

    Traditionally, the Dutch used “regular” potatoes to make stamppot, not sweet potatoes, AFAIK. Sweet potatoes would probably make it too sweet.

  10. over 2 years ago on Gasoline Alley

    My guess is that people who could afford cars had a shed where they stored their carriage. Later on, open cars came with a cover, like current convertibles. A pain to put up no doubt (speaking from a former MG owner).