Hippogriff Free

I used to have one, but they cancelled it when the new format went into use.

Recent Comments

  1. 22 minutes ago on Brevity

    Sheep dogs, donkeys, and llamas are more effective. They are used around here, but we have no dragons to worry about, just coyotes, coydogs, feral dog packs, and rustlers.

  2. about 1 hour ago on Robert Ariail

    The Brownshirts, aka SA, were a paramilitary unit outside the army, and essentially a highly organized gang of thugs. While they were instrumental in bringing Hitler to power, they were destroyed once power was achieved. The SS, on the other hand, were an elite part of the military, noted for getting the best equipment and for “the second oath” of loyalty “to the person of Adolph Hitler” (the first oath being the standard induction oath of support for the nation that most of the world’s military takes).

  3. about 21 hours ago on Real Life Adventures

    The first life insurance was opposed on grounds that it was betting on someone’s death.

  4. about 22 hours ago on The Norm 4.0

    I met an alumnus once. Turned out I was one up on him – I had actually seen a banana slug.

  5. about 22 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Omar Bradley had one of the best. Bill Mauldin had won his first Pulitzer for a cartoon showing Willy bringing in three German prisoners. There was a muddy road and drizzle, all were exhausted. Caption was, “News item: Allied troops, flushed with victory, round up thousands of German troops.” Patton, who wanted to court martial Mauldin for depicting war as it was, but couldn’t because of Up Front’s morale value, scoffed, “You can’t tell who the victor is.” Bradley replied, “The one who still has his weapon.”

  6. about 23 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Gold plated?

  7. about 23 hours ago on Clay Jones

    Strange I remember that Quote was in the present tense and not a recollection.

  8. about 23 hours ago on Joe Heller

    How many times is someone permitted to post the same statement in a single discussion?

  9. about 23 hours ago on Joe Heller

    Not likely changed, but it can be circumvented by the states giving their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, as is their constitutional right. Less than 75 electoral votes to go and real democracy will happen in presidential elections.

  10. about 23 hours ago on Joe Heller

    Ride got into space ten years and four days after Valentinova. The US is noted for making a big deal out of what the rest of the world considers unremarkable.