Temporal paradox in a C&H strip. Looks like Calvin’s got himself trapped in a time loop. It’s enough to give Captain Janeway a headache.
Also the Enlightenment in science and philosophy, and the age of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart in music (both second half of Baroque period, and the Classical period). Young Beethoven and his new, more dramatic style were all the rage at the end of the century.
For a supposed French speaker, he makes an awful lot of grammatical errors when he sprinkles French words into his lines.
Walmart has that disabled now. Instead they have an employee stand there and watch everybody. If they’re going to do that, why don’t they just hire people to run registers like stores used to? I guess the idea is that one person can supervise the entire self-check area instead of only running a single line. I wonder if I could get a job as a Walmart self-check watcher? Hey, I sound like an Andy Rooney commentary.
It took me a minute to realize that those are hoses and lawn sprinklers strung along the ceiling.
Astrology assumes that the sun is at zero degrees Ares on spring equinox. That hasn’t been the case for more than 4,000 years because of the precession of equinoxes. That means at no time is the sun actually in any constellation that astrology says it is, when viewed from earth. The irrationally superstitious try to get around their failure to directly observe the sky by trying to make a distinction between “tropical astrology”, which they use, and “sidereal astrology.” They say “The astrological signs are not the same as the constellations by the same names.” I call BS on that.
Introversion doesn’t mean shyness. It means a preference for one’s inner world over interaction with others. At a real introverts meeting, everyone would be reading a book or reading websites on their phones, possibly just staring into space and daydreaming. They wouldn’t be afraid or shy to talk to each other, they’d simply be preferring not to. Extroverts often think we’re being passive-aggressive or not paying attention or listening (because we’re very often not listening to you prattle on). Shyness is something completely different. Simply put, I as an introvert find interaction with other people boring, tedious, and draining.
“In the afterlife, you’ll be headed for some serious strife! Now you make the scene all day, but then tomorrow there’ll be Hell to pay!”
I’ve noticed delayed effect weight gain where I can binge, appear to have not gained weight, but a couple of days later it suddenly goes up two or three pounds. I guess it has to do with the time it takes the body to metabolize the extra calories that were eaten. I think Cathy has joked about that before, too. “I’m expecting the Wednesday donuts to appear on my waistline Friday, so I have to eat a salad on Friday” or something like that.
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