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.
(with apologies to Darrin Bell and Tom Stoppard)
That’s brass, Jerry! Brass!
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.
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”).
Depends on the context. Alternative, substitute, euphemism, “another word for”…
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…
Fruitcake has always been right at the top of my favorite-cake list.
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.
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)