I was surprised (and happy) to see his name, too. He was one of the greats.
None of which are really French.
Perhaps I am younger than some on this thread, but in my lifetime, the term “vegetarian” has referred to someone who refrained from eating meat, but still ate eggs and dairy, while vegans consume no animal products whatsoever. But, I thought I should look it up to see if I was wrong about the usage and timeline of the terms. Along with many similar sources, I found this quote from an article in Time Magazine.
“In November 1944, a British woodworker named Donald Watson announced that because vegetarians ate dairy and eggs, he was going to create a new term called ‘vegan,’ to describe people who did not.”
I had believed the term “vegan” to be much more recent, but I was wrong. So, I guess the long and short of it is that modern usage for “vegetarian” includes eggs, so Campbell’s isn’t wrong in that sense. But, it also seems that the egg-inclusive usage of “vegetarian” goes back quite a long time. I, too, get frustrated when terms change because of misuse, but I think you have to go back pretty far in history to find a consistent use of the no-animal-products version of “vegetarian”.
I can honestly say that I have never before seen a Buckaroo Banzai reference. Ever.
Can’t speak for the Japanese, but this American does. It’s just what I was taught as a child.
Jessie, I think you have missed the point (or are proving it). The original poster is merely saying that the comic strip is about cat behavior and has absolutely nothing to do with politics, so it doesn’t make sense that some people are making the leap to commenting about Trump. The point is that most people read the comic and think about cats, but only people obsessed with Trump will think about Trump when someone talks about cats.
The Wall Street Journal may not have a comics page, but it does have a daily comic called Pepper…and Salt, as well as a daily A-HED article that is usually meant to be comical or at least light. NY Times has no sense of humor.
Feeding a fed horse isn’t just pointless — it is extremely harmful to the horse because it will eat what you put in front of it. It’s really not the same meaning.
1) If you always close the lid, then it looks neater and both men and women lift something to use the toilet. 2) Yes, the patent shows the TP going over, but if you have cats or kids, you put it under. The reason being that when they paw at the front of it to make it spin, it won’t unroll if it is under. (Cats and young children tend to pull down when they bat the roll, as it’s easier.)
I have a memory of a Born Loser strip from about 20 years ago where he gets vanity plates, but picks 3 random numbers and 3 random letters. Does that ring a bell for anyone?