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jimmjonzz Premium

Unemployed. Maybe retired. Not sure.

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  1. 31 minutes ago on Ballard Street

    Super powers and all? Were you at Professor Xavier Elementary?

  2. 32 minutes ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Waaaay to tangled a web to untangle here. I’ll just offer a little story from the last few days. When Trump administration figure Michael Flynn was in court for initial hearings about his sentencing, the judge said she was amazed at the depth and breadth and number of his transgressions. She asked the prosecutors if they had considered charging him with treason. This after earlier declaring that his crimes undermined “everything our flag stands for.” Everyone present was shocked at her remark, defense and prosecution alike. After a recess the judge walked back, essentially took back what he said.

    Definitions matter, especially when talking about someone’s actions in terminology that amounts to a claim of criminal activity. I guarantee that there are people here using the word censorship and the term freedom of the press in regard to this case who do not know what either expression really means.

  3. about 1 hour ago on Nancy Classics

    All this reminds me of a Ted Koppel anecdote.

    His parents were German Jews who fled to England from Germany. When World War II actually broke out, they were declared enemy aliens! His father was interned for a couple of years. Koppel was born shortly after his father was taken away. They remained in England till Koppel was 13 years old and then emigrated to the USA.

    So Koppel arrived in the American school system with no knowledge of American colloquial English. One day in class he found he had misplaced his eraser and asked to borrow one, but he used the British term for “eraser.”

    He said, “Does anyone have a rubber?” Hilarity ensued.

  4. about 1 hour ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Thank you for your patient reply.

    I taught for four years in three different rural school systems where similar situations existed. Broke my heart. I stuck with the profession for five years and then got out.

    It’s not easy to answer the question, “Why did you quit teaching.” Especially when this follows the assertion that “You have such a gift for teaching.”

  5. about 1 hour ago on Nancy Classics

    Your observation about the fast delivery and the fleeting recollection are on target. Several comic artists have said that they admire this very economic presentation in Nancy, both the words and the pictures. Nothing but the essential is included, no wasted words and no unneeded ornamentation.

    Art Spiegelman commented on the fact that in perusing the comics one could take in and get the point of a Nancy strip by merely glancing at it. He said, It’s easier to read Nancy than NOT to read Nancy.

  6. about 1 hour ago on Ballard Street

    There are, incidentally, a couple of dozen videos of performances of one chicken lake ballet or another on YouTube. They range from animations to child performers to professional dancers.

  7. about 1 hour ago on Ballard Street

    eveAnd speaking of “think of,” my joke was shamelessly lifted from the movie “Funny Girl,” Barbara Streisand’s musical comedy/drama about Fanny Brice. Here’s a clip.

    The remark about “chicken lake ballet” is at roughly the 1:50 mark.

    https://youtu.be/TufkZ7qFdLg

  8. about 2 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Your clarification is good.

    Sticking to your guns is good.

    Your criticism of my remark, at least in this case, is fair.

  9. about 2 hours ago on Ballard Street

    He refuses to be henpecked.

  10. about 2 hours ago on Ballard Street

    In the DC universe TV show “Doom Patrol” there’s a superpowered character, Crazy Jane, with multiple personality disorder. Each of her 64 personas has a different power.