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  1. about 17 hours ago on Candorville

    Rosenkrantz from the alley

    With poetry dallied

    To twit fellow bum Tyrone.

    Tyrone often questioned

    Rosenkrantz’s direction

    But he never was left all alone.

  2. about 18 hours ago on New Adventures of Queen Victoria

    Katzenjammers rule.

  3. about 18 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Mo? Is that you?

  4. about 18 hours ago on Rip Haywire

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

  5. about 18 hours ago on Speed Bump

    Well, “Hoist by his/your own petard” was coined by some other savant, not I.

    Fact is, though, the phrase as a deeper meaning. “Hoist” in early usage meant not just “lifted” but also “hung/executed” … so the implication is that one has been done in by one’s own thaumaturgical creation/plot.

    Sort of a Shakespearean “reap what you sow.”

  6. 2 days ago on Speed Bump

    Actually, for much of the period they did have boom stuff. However, it was poorly understood, of widely varying potency, and the tech to harness it was rudimentary at best.

    Hence the phrase, “Hoist by his own petard.” (a petard being a sort of mine full of boom-stuff affixed to the wall or gate of a castle, and detonated to breach the walls). The petard had a tendency to go off prematurely and kill those who were attempting to use it.

  7. 2 days ago on Candorville

    Still insignificant. Utterly, vanishingly small. So miniscule as to be virtually, if not actually, nill.

  8. 3 days ago on Candorville

    Since the amount of energy consumed in the creation of a human being is about one horsepower (if it’s done right), the energy output of the universe is affected to a degree so minute as to be nil. IOW, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmfAyK6CeIg

  9. 3 days ago on Tarzan

    The first one would get a TV-MA rating, if not heavily edited.

  10. 3 days ago on That is Priceless

    “Here’s to our wives and lovers. May they never meet.”