It seems that when GoComics scanned these old strips they only had copies that were kept in a binder. So some of the strips have punch holes in them.
This is another of the many strips with punch holes in unfortunate places:
I didn’t say Calvin said anything about Haloween.
No, because the children that you “exposed” may get scared and stop posting to avoid getting penalized for breaking a rule that isn’t real.
I don’t really care if they post or not. I usually ignore their comments anyway. But they deserve to know that they are currently allowed here.
Do you really call a 9 year old boy “stupid”? To his face or behind his back? (OK, ok, a synonym of stupid. But still. Sounds way too harsh.)
No, no. You are misreading @amanr3194’s message. He/she is complaining that when Calvin says “I read they wear these in India” he is spreading misinformation about India. (I don’t know why he finds it offensive, though). His mention of Halloween is just tangential, and he is not saying that the strip has anything to do with India.
Of course it turns out that @amanr3194 is wrong anyway, as demonstrated by @M2MM’s link.
The checkbox “Yes, I’m 13 Years or Older” is not intended to prevent children from creating an account or commenting. Not at all.
When you (as an adult) create an account here you are tacitly allowing GoComics (more precisely their parent company, Andrews McMeel Universal), to share any information you submit on the site with their partners, which are essentially the advertisers. The link “Do not sell my data” at the bottom of this page is how you opt out of this.
But it is illegal to sell personal information of children without the authorization of their parent or guardian. So, when a child acknowledges that they are under 13 years old by clicking the checkbox, they are automatically placed on the list of users whose data cannot be shared. That’s all.
See this page (in particular Section 6):
Hurray! Nick got acknowledged out of schedule!
I totally agree with everything you said (except for the spelling of the country Colombia). Most of the coffee I’ve had at coffee shops is so over-roasted that it’s bitter and almost ashy-tasting. For that reason I stick to cappuccinos and lattes, so the milk mellows it out. Otherwise I’ll add sugar.
But a nice, strong cup made with medium roasted beans from good origin is absolutely fantastic. And adding sugar to it is not only unnecessary, but actually undesirable.
Fun fact: people frequently think that dark roasts are “stronger” because their bitter taste is very strong. But that’s not true at all: you can make a very strong coffee with any roast, it’s all about how much of the coffee gets infused in the water.
In fact, the extra heat needed to achieve a dark roast destroys more of the caffeine. So if two cups are prepared in the same way with the same kind of beans, one dark and the other medium roasted, the medium roast will have more caffeine than the dark. Who would’ve thunk!