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  1. about 16 hours ago on Steve Benson

    Doctors have a word for couples who practice “natural family planning” … parents!

  2. about 16 hours ago on Lalo Alcaraz

    I believe Lalo is referencing the 53 human beings who died Wednesday locked in a sweltering death-trap of a truck in San Antonio, Texas—https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/us/san-antonio-migrant-truck-deaths/index.html

  3. 5 days ago on Zack Hill

    That’s not how you do it—she needs to take lessons from Victor Borge!

  4. 5 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Not so dry—humidity was 80% when I started at 9 AM, and 60% by 11 when I quit … it’s monsoon season here in mostly sunny SoCal, and we had a big thunderstorm on Monday, complete with lightning, hail, and heavy rain

  5. 7 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    I’m a 77 y/o woman in sunny SoCal, and yesterday I did my weekly mowing of my front and back lawns. It was 75 deg. in the shade … which means it was 85-90 out in the sun where I was mowing. I did take a break between the front and back yards, but at least I got further than mowing a single serpentine before stopping. Then, after showering and having a quick lunch, I joined two friends and we spent a couple of hours playing Baroque trios. Mike had better toughen up if he wants to make it to my age!

  6. 11 days ago on WuMo

    Geese have been used for centuries as “watch geese” because they can be very aggressive and territorial. However, back in 1960, when I was about 16, the stables where I took riding lessons had a goose who hatched out a bunch of goslings. They were absolutely adorable and I just had to pick one up and cuddle it. Of course, Mama Goose made strenuous and threatening objections whenever I got near one of her babies … until I learned how to chase her off by advancing on her while loudly clapping 2 rubber currycombs together. She’d then abandon the chicks long enough for me to snatch one up and cuddle it for a couple of minutes. Years later, in the 1970’s, I was exploring an abandoned house patrolled by a pair of geese. My companion was justifiably afraid of them, but I tried out my old technique of advancing while loudly clapping my hands. Even without the currycombs, it worked, and we nosed around the property unhindered by geese. It was the classic case of “if you run, they will chase” … I didn’t run, they did.

  7. 11 days ago on The Knight Life

    My cousin delivered her 4th child by C-section back in 1962, before ultrasound, etc. to determine sex. She’d already had 3 boys, and her husband’s family also had several generations of boy, so she just knew Child #4 would be a boy. It would be so convenient—2 kids to a bedroom, hand-me-downs first to last, etc. But when the doctor told her #4 was a girl, groggy from medication, she told him “There’s been a terrible mistake. Put it back—it’s supposed to be a boy!”

  8. 14 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    Funny? … Yes! Fantasy? … No! I worked for a company contracted to the Navy for 40 years, and that was something all of the departments in our section (and probably everyone else on the base) had to address—everyone wanted the same amount of money as last year … and preferably more!

  9. 15 days ago on Moderately Confused

    I once bought a gas barbecue that Consumer Reports downgraded slightly because they said its assembly was too complicated. I spread the pieces out on the living room floor and spent a happy 3 hours putting it together without any problem. But then, I’m used to enjoying knitting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, and cooking while following complicated instructions for each activity. I’m also a computer programmer, so putting complex stuff together is my hobby and my profession!

  10. about 1 month ago on Zack Hill

    Grey Poupon Country Dijon, which is not carried in the “giant grocery store” I can walk to, so I have to drive across town to stock up.