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  1. 3 days ago on The Buckets


    I have a kind-of-similar gag reflex when I clean the excess wax from my ears with a Q-tip. No problem with the right ear. No problem with the top, front, and back walls of the left ear canal either. But when I touch the “floor” of the left ear canal I trigger a strong gag reflex. I haven’t actually thrown up, but I have been very close many times. Odd, I guess.

  2. 4 days ago on The Buckets

    Nah, that’s a false dichotomy.  There is a multitude of scenarios between the current situation that Sarah is criticizing and the extreme one that you are declaring the only alternative.

    Furthermore, you are throwing in “people standing in line for hours two days a month”, but that has absolutely nothing to do with Sarah’s complaints.

  3. 4 days ago on Stone Soup

    Thanks for collecting all those quotes.  Good job!

    But to be fair, if you read @Concretioninst’s post carefully, you will see that he actually agrees with you.

  4. 5 days ago on Stone Soup Classics

    Yes, usually!

  5. 5 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Excellent catch!  All the strips from this week have been reruns from 2015, which have been re-colored.


    For those who didn’t follow my quest back in September: Between 2004 and 2018, the weekday strips were colored by colorists hired by the syndicate, while JJ only colored the Sundays. The colorists used bright, saturated colors, with Arlo usually in a red shirt and blue pants, as this was a “classic” color scheme favored by JJ in the Sundays back in the early 2000’s.

    For some reason that defies my understanding, for the re-runs JJ is submitting strips that he re-colored, instead of just pointing the GoComics overlords to the same strips in the archive.

  6. 5 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    For future reference:

    JJ’s website uses a very odd system for numbering the “pages”. Page 1 is the most recent post and increasing numbers go backwards in time. This means that links get outdated every time he posts a new page.

    The two arloandjanis.com webpages that I referenced above are: “Dollars and Sense” from Friday, January 5, and “The Color of Funny” from Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    Fortunately the pages have alternative URLs linked to their titles:



  7. 5 days ago on Stone Soup Classics

    I know it is Holly’s responsibility to look after her retainer and not lo leave it on her plate.

    But: How is it that Val doesn’t check what she is pushing down the garbage disposal?

    (Answer: Because this is a comic strip and this way it’s funnier. Yes, I know.)

  8. 6 days ago on Over the Hedge

    Sorry… What part did you have to look up?

  9. 7 days ago on Bloom County

    You mean this one, right?


    Both are very funny.  But yes, the Peanuts one was masterful.

  10. 7 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    The fact that both the owner and the Doberlady were female made your story somewhat comically ambiguous…   ;o)