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  1. over 4 years ago on 11 Pumpkin Spice Comics To Pumpkin Spice Up Your Fall

    Nice touch of nostalgia in Foxtrot, recalling the old Sinclair gasoline brand.

  2. almost 6 years ago on Non Sequitur

    What happened to Jill? That was a fun story arc, sorry to see it simply disappear with no resolution.

  3. about 6 years ago on PC and Pixel

    It’s a shark. It’s called “whale” shark because of it’s size, but it’s definitely a fish. FYI: mammals ,even aquatic mammals, do not have gills. Those four verticle lines just behind the mouth are gill slits.

  4. about 6 years ago on Non Sequitur

    True, the dormouse never speaks in the song, but in the original Jefferson Airplane version, Grace Slick’s closing line is: “Remember what the dormouse said: feed your head”, which to me is an admonition to learn from the dormouse’s seemingly random muttering of snippets of nursery rhymes. Lewis Carroll’s writings are full of vaguely-hidden meanings.

  5. over 6 years ago on Luann

    Actually, not just “Take Five”, but every piece on the Take Five album is composed in one or another of the many Balkan rhythms.

    —Finished with my off-topic comments, thank you for your patience.

  6. over 6 years ago on Luann

    @IamJayBluEThe title of the Desmond/Brubeck piece refers not to the length of the piece, but rather to the unique Balkan rhythm it uses: an 11/16 rhythm which is often simplified as 5 unequal beats. Example: A=heavy beat, b=light beat, thus: AbAbAbbAbAb, 11 total, is often counted in 5, with the middle Abb held longer than the rest (one two THREE four five). Thus the piece “Take Five” which fits the 11/16 beat perfectly.

    I was a Balkan dancer and performer for nearly thirty years in Berkeley California, where Brubeck lived for a time and no doubt heard Balkan music, as there were Balkan dance groups everywhere in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 70s.

  7. over 6 years ago on That is Priceless

    Why are the “Priceless” images continually getting smaller? When the purpose of the post IS the image, it makes no sense to print it at such a microscopic size that we have to strain to see it.The other strips are printed at a readable size, why is this one the exception?

  8. almost 9 years ago on Rose is Rose

    well gosh, without your comment I would never have noticed Rose saying there is “one piece missing”.

  9. almost 9 years ago on PC and Pixel

    I think he’s toasting the statue (with his bottle of wine in a paper bag).

  10. about 9 years ago on Rose is Rose

    ten-legged spiders are much stronger than the eight-legged kind… or did no one notice the extra legs?