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  1. about 2 hours ago on Peanuts

    Today, I guess they’d say “thoughts and prayers.”

  2. about 10 hours ago on Lay Lines

    Brylcreem is a little older than I thought.

  3. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    I suppose anyone who’s seen it thinks the same thing. :-)

  4. 2 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    Wow. They show new sides of themselves. To me, at least. :-)

  5. 2 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I remember Charlie Brown saying the same thing when Lucy, after contemplating other colours, decided that making the sky blue was a good idea.

  6. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Just Trudeau being Trudeau. The small details that kept changing between panels used to be a staple of the series, but became less so after the long hiatus in the 80s.

  7. 3 days ago on Lay Lines

    I wonder what The Restaurant at the End of the Universe would be like today, with the discoveries made since Douglas Adams wrote that. In particular, the accelerating expansion of the universe. My thought: The universe is a balloon that will eventually pop.

  8. 5 days ago on Doonesbury

    For some reason, I forgot that Sunday strips are still new. Maybe because Mr. Butts hasn’t been used in a long time, but was recently seen in the reruns from the first Iraq war, so I just connected this with those. It was only with the punchline about “s—-hole countries” that I caught on.

  9. 5 days ago on Peanuts

    She is “just” asking every single time she comes, and he’s made his point every time, so I think he can be excused for losing patience. What’s surprising is why she just comes inside his home, seemingly uninvited, every time. Snoopy does the same, just appearing in everybody else’s homes. People in this neighbourhood must not care much for locking their doors.

  10. 6 days ago on Bloom County 2018

    Expanding at the speed of light since the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, means that the universe has a radius of 13.8 billion light years. A lot, but no more infinite than down the road to the chemist’s. And we may perceive ourselves to be in the center, since that’s the same distance we can observe in every direction, but the same goes for every other point in the universe.

    Douglas Adams certainly had some good observations, but it always seemed to me that they ultimately were just an excuse for another joke for him. A more sobering reflection on the scale of the universe, I think, is Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”: