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  1. 4 days ago on Candorville

    There once were two guys from LA

    Who came up with a haiku a day

    Guildenstern was inspired

    Rosencrantz was just tired

    Doesn’t matter, they’re dead anyway.

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    (with apologies to Darrin Bell and Tom Stoppard)

  2. 4 days ago on Monty

    That’s brass, Jerry! Brass!

  3. 5 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    This one’s from ten years ago, but has lost nothing of its relevance. And is it any surprise that comics are filled with mad scientists? I’d be pretty p*ssed, too.

  4. 6 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    from the wonderful etymonline.com: retort: “vessel used in chemistry for distilling or effecting decomposition by the aid of heat,” c. 1600, from Middle French retorte, from Medieval Latin *retorta “a retort, a vessel with a bent neck,” literally “a thing bent or twisted,” from past participle stem of Latin retorquere “turn back, twist back, throw back,” from re- “back” (see re-) + torquere “to twist” (from PIE root *terkw- “to twist”).

  5. 7 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Depends on the context. Alternative, substitute, euphemism, “another word for”…

  6. 11 days ago on Candorville

    Considering that a state’s electors are chosen by the party that won that particular state, they usually vote as expected. The danger is if that system somehow gets overruled…

  7. 12 days ago on Agnes

    Fruitcake has always been right at the top of my favorite-cake list.

  8. 12 days ago on Candorville

    More importantly, you guys (says the non-American) need to win those crucial two run-offs in Georgia to stop Turtle-Boy and his cronies using the Senate to block anything the dems try to push through. And if you manage that, you should make Stacey Abrams a saint.

  9. 14 days ago on Super-Fun-Pak Comix

    One approach to the gothic has been to see it as dealing with “the concept of virtue in distress.” Bolling seems to be riffing on this abstraction by planting it directly into the story (or, here, 3-panel cartoon)

  10. 14 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    writ