My dream girl

Jonathan K. Free

I've been asked, "who is the girl in your avatar?" It's a rendering of someone I encountered long ago who caught my eye, with whom I unsuccessfully tried to establish contact. It's a long, long story, and an experience that has haunted me for years. She's my elusive dream girl.

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  1. about 6 hours ago on Rosebuds

    Plush Jason…?

  2. about 6 hours ago on Peanuts

    This is being re-run without any alterations to the artwork. Unlike For Better or For Worse, where Lynn Johnston has added helmets and other safety devices to her characters.

    If this were a FBOFW reprint, that kid would now be wearing a helmet, pads and shoes.

  3. about 6 hours ago on Peanuts

    I think she’s supposed to be a hippie-type girl wearing a headband. If you look closely she appears to be wearing a short skirt (a mini-skirt, perhaps?).

  4. 2 days ago on Peanuts

    That’s because some of the components are made of precious metals like platinum and palladium.

  5. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Can she do “the Gookie”?

  6. 2 days ago on Bad Machinery

    Thank you. I could barely read the print.

  7. 3 days ago on Bad Machinery

    I suppose he could change this by decree, but it’s a traditional practice that the current monarch’s portrait faces in the opposite direction of his/her predecessor.

  8. 3 days ago on Bad Machinery

    I don’t know about the banknotes, but regarding the coinage, there were five portraits of Queen Elizabeth during her 70-year reign, updated to reflect her changing appearance:

    • 1953-1968

    • 1968–1984

    • 1985–1997

    • 1998–2015

    • 2015-2022

    The Queen first appeared on a banknote in 1960.

    King Charles should begin appearing on the coinage in 2023. And he will probably be facing left, since the Queen was facing right. It is customary for the successive monarch’s portrait to face in the opposite direction of his/her predecessor.

    Banknotes with the King’s image are scheduled to begin circulation in 2024.

  9. 4 days ago on Rose is Rose

    Jimbo + an armadillo = a Jimadillo.

  10. 4 days ago on Peanuts

    The reason why Schulz refers to Needles, California, is because his family lived there for a couple of years when he was growing up: