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  1. 1 day ago on Prickly City

    But maybe her extreme “own the libs” battle cries are at the same time stirring up the MAGAs to greater heights of hysteria. Is Greene the next generation, ideological daughter of Sarah Palin?

  2. 1 day ago on ViewsBusiness

    Deutschland: Geradeaus und dann links.

  3. 1 day ago on Prickly City

    Ironic, then, that Koolaid would make her such a Hot-haid. Did she drink “Carolina Reaper” flavor?

  4. 1 day ago on Candorville

    As in imitation of John Cage?

  5. 1 day ago on ViewsAmerica

    As I recall from long ago, on the 1960s television show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” the fictional agency’s operatives used pistols that fired sleep darts, meant to incapacitate rather than kill, a sop to the anti-violence movement at that time.


    —) Maybe our present gunmakers can be compelled to abandon bullets in their products and substitute such darts. They would provide the thrill of felling the desired targets without killing them. The darts could also contain anti-viral vaccines might speed up inoculations and give those Republican gun owners reluctant to receive various kinds of vaccine shots the impetus to aim at each other to give them. (—

    I remember the large number of toy guns that were inspired by this show and other television shows, like Westerns in the ‘50s and 60’s. It seemed that each show had its featured firearm that figured prominently, practically as one of the co-stars. And toy guns were manufactured to imitate them. I had several, myself, when I was a kid. I wonder if for some people the fascination with such toys carried over into adulthood with real firearms?

  6. 1 day ago on Jack Ohman

    Both strive to hit the opposing team’s balls.

  7. 1 day ago on Candorville

    From “I. Asimov,” a late memoir by Isaac Asimov, the famously prolific writer. Chapter 67: “Writer’s Problems”:

    “This periodic difficulty of getting the mind to deliver ideas reminds me of how irritating that perennial question is, ‘Where do you get your ideas?’

    …”I was asked this questions a few months ago by a top-notch science fiction writer, whose work I admire greatly. I gathered that he was suffering from writer’s block, and phoned me as one notoriously immune to it. ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ he wanted to know.

    “I said, ‘By thinking and thinking and thinking til I’m ready to kill myself.’

    “He said, with enormous relief, ‘You too?’

    “‘Of course,’ I said, ‘did you ever think it was easy to get to get a good new idea?’”

  8. 1 day ago on Prickly City

    —) A child as a Republican? Well, if a child is bound to rebell against her upbringing, you might as well bring her up the wrong way. —) Wait … So what happened with Marjorie Taylor Greene?

  9. 1 day ago on Clay Jones

    Possibly, sometime in the as yet unforeseen future those beautifully landscaped golf courses will be appropriated and plowed up for food production or — horrors! — “affordable housing.” Fore!

  10. 1 day ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    —) I suppose we will soon see videos of people popping cicadas whole into their mouths, as supposedly delicious snacks. Don’t do that, yourself! Who knows what parasites dwell within?

    I have seen field crickets — that people also sometimes thoughtlessly consume as a joke — partially crushed on the sidewalk, a long, parasitic worm living in their gut thus revealed, uncoiling itself and squirming to escape and find another host.

    This is a metaphor for all kinds of things that unwary people gobble down, contaminated food as well as “alternative facts.” Check out beforehand what you consume! You don’t want a belly full of worms OR a mind full of squirmy false ideas.