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Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 46 Minutes ago by: Paul S Person

Sad but true. Unless Jiri's 2.0 has made the jump.

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 47 Minutes ago by: Paul S Person

As a data type, sure. As something you can write code in ... well, I suppose it would depend on the compiler (which would make it not portable).

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: J. Clarke

Both.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Now we're back to Lazy Jeffy strips. Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to March 23, 1991. The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/102196107/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 11 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's (5/20) Curtis rerun was originally from May 12, 2010.

Re: Comics Kingdom is replacing their comics with a paywall today (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Your Name

To access the current ones (the latest 10?), you can either: - use a Prive / Incognito window in your browser, or - keep deleting the cookie "comicskingdom.com". Either way, without the cookie, the website doesn't know you've visited

Re: Comics Kingdom is replacing their comics with a paywall today (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: Mark Jackson

Yes, and you can build a custom page with all your regular reads. Their website is clunky and suffers various failures much more often than, say, GoComics - but it's worth the money on balance. YMMV.

Re: xkcd: Cre^pe (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: Joy Beeson

No "universal code" that adamantly refuses to distinguish between umlaut and diaresis is worth thinking about. The glyphs of the two diacritics don't even resemble each other as much as "1" and "l" do.

Re: Questionable Content: Yah is a Little Crazy (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: David Johnston

Roko was engaging in a bit of hyperbole.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Dimensional Traveler

Microsoft. :D

Comics Kingdom is replacing their comics with a paywall today

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Posted: 18 Hours 34 Minutes ago by: Lynn McGuire

https://comicskingdom.com/crankshaft https://comicskingdom.com/funky-winkerbean https://comicskingdom.com/hagar-the-horrible The first comic may be free. The annual cost is $20/year. I guess that covers all comics in their

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: John W Kennedy

C99 added the use of Unicode escape sequences, and most compilers today support direct use of Unicode. Fortran is still hanging back, but gfortran can handle UCS-2.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 1 Minute ago by: John W Kennedy

Do you mean APL2 the language or the software product “APL2” sold until last year by IBM?

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: John W Kennedy

You can’t ignore a fundamental problem in a signature product and hope to stay in business, especially when the product has been around for decades.

Re: Questionable Content: Yah is a Little Crazy (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Lynn McGuire

Yah is wearing a skirt instead of their normal workout wear or pants. https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic969 Or a suit: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic413 Lynn

Re: Questionable Content: Yah is a Little Crazy (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: J. Clarke

Is it my imagination or is Yay looking less androgynous?

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Thomas Koenig

Not in code (although it was probably the most widely implemented extension). Lower case came in Fortran 90. Character strings - these were introduced with FORTRAN 77, before it was only non-standard Hollerith, which varied widely. Yo

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Lynn McGuire

C / C++ has wide characters, 16 bit. Fortran has allowed lower case since Fortran 77. Maybe even some of the Fortran 66 compilers. Lynn

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: Lynn McGuire

We have to move to 64 bit (x64 / Win64). Watcom does not have 64 bit compilers and linkers. Lynn

Questionable Content: Yah is a Little Crazy

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Posted: 23 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: Lynn McGuire

Questionable Content: Yah is a Little Crazy https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comicG89 Being a fairly new independent AI with many android bodies, Yah is still figuring things out. And 1% battery status is bad, real bad.

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Paul S Person

Too bad you couldn't continue with Watcom, but if you can't, you can't. Perhaps different FORTRAN standards are involved. IIRC, C pretty much defines it's standard character set, and, lo and behold, it is 7-bit ASCII. So Unicode code w

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: J. Clarke

APL2 doesn't require a mainframe you know. Runs fine on Windows.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The recycled Billy drawn FC strip arc with the baby sitter ends today with the March 22,1991 and did the Billy art tweak Thel's hair in the arc. And the Billy strips from the last 2 days are March 20, 1991 and March 21, 1991. Not March 2

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's (5/19) Curtis rerun was originally from May 11, 2010.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Dimensional Traveler

Which website? If its the company's website why would you expect it tell people about a problem?

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

I can’t say; I haven’t had access to a mainframe since 1997. But the website says nothing of a problem

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

No questions are stupid. We are updating our Win32 diagrammatic user interface C++ code (450 KLOC) to be able read, store, and display UTF-8. We are converting from the ASCII Win32 API to the Wide Win32 API, which, we already supporte

Arlo and Janis: To The Batroom, Robin !

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Arlo and Janis: To The Batroom, Robin ! https://www.gocomics.com/arloandjanis/2022/05/18 I hate 4 am bathroom calls. Lynn

Re: xkcd: Crepe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: Paul S Person

Stupid question time: you mean that you are revising the code to read, store, and write Unicode, right? not that you are rewriting the code itself in Unicode I /said/ it was a stupid question.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's daily Pickles strip for May 18, 2022 is yet another 2014 rerun. It is now the last 6 out of 7 days the Pickles strip has been reruns.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next May 18, 2022 recycled Billy done FC arc strip originally is from March 21, 2022 and the caption replaces the Bil Keane name with Daddy as always.

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's (5/18) Curtis rerun was originally from May 10, 2010.

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

UTF-8 isn't 8-bit. It's variable width with an 8-bit subset.

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

Is Log-On actually selling it at this point? I knew they were supporting it, but I seem to recall they had some difficulty that was preventing actual sales.

xkcd: Heath Data

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

xkcd: Heath Data https://xkcd.com/2620/ “Causality is the leading cause of death in this country”. Yup, the world too. Explained at: https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2620:_Health_Data Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

We are in the middle of converting our software distribution of 1.3 million lines of C++ and F77 from ASCII to Unicode (UTF-8). The conversion is not going well and we have yet to start on the Fortran code. Lynn

Re: xkcd: Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Ew. I rescind my previous article, which of course also isn't possible on Usenet. Cheers - Jaimie

Re: xkcd: Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

On a Mac, just hold the "e" key down for about 2.5 seconds and you get a popup with accent offerings. Applies to the other obvious candidate keys also. There's no sense in trying to work out characters that have been to Usenet and back,

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

Cocoa has always used UTF-16 (though with translation to/from UTF-8 and UTF-32 are available), but, a couple of years ago, Swift changed its internal representation to UTF-8.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: John W Kennedy

Especially since the ⍎ operator (small circle over inverted-T), “Execute” was added, which interprets a character string as an APL expression in the current context. It was only in 2021 that IBM sold APL2 to Log-On Software, whic

Re: Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Scott Lurndal

UTF-8 _is_ unicode. There are many possible encodings for unicode, UTF-8 is the most common outside of windows, which uses UTF-16 by default. And Clarke is correct, you cannot represent Chinese in 8 bits, even when using UTF-8 encoding

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's daily Pickles strip for May 17, 2022 is another 2014 rerun. It is now the last 5 out of 6 days the Pickles strip has been reruns.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next May 17, 2022 recycled Billy done FC arc strip originally is from March 20, 2022 and the caption replaces the Bil Keane name with Daddy as always.

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's (5/17) Curtis rerun (one that doesn't feature Curtis at all) was originally from May 8, 2010. Imagine if that Curtis-less rerun strip ran on Monday instead of Tuesday?

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

And recently a Fergus Falls, Minnesota paper just dropped Pickles after it went in its since 2019 mix in new strip and rerun mode in favor of replacing it with Tundra. Could other papers follow suit? This of what happened to Get Fuzzy after

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Gary R. Schmidt

UNICODE?? It's a joke, Joyce. (If only it was!!) And I've been fighting with UNICODE (and incompetence/lack of understanding) of UNICODE for decades. The only thing less (or wrongly) understood than UNICODE in computing is time and d

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Quinn C

That's doesn't fall under the normal interpretation of "handle with 8 bits" for me.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Yes, you can with variable-width character encoding UTF-8. We are in the middle of converting our software distribution to it. The Fortran code is dicey at best though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8 Lynn

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

As implemented it's a bit wild-west, but it was necessary--you can't handle Chinese with 8 bits.

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

While there have been APL compilers in the past, they are aberrations. APL has historically been an interpreted language and most APL code expects that environment. Current commercial implementations are APL+Win, APL2 (I think--it was a

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Quinn C

My spontaneous interpretation was that it was a circumflex in an outline font. I don't think we can combine a diacritic in an outline font with a character in a different font, though.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Sorry, I did not intend a joke here. As a computer programmer, I find Unicode both fascinating and horrifying. Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

I was not even aware that there was a current APL compiler. Lynn

Pearls Before Swine: Dear World

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Pearls Before Swine: Dear World https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2022/05/16 Oh my, that will not go well. I see a “Bless your heart” in Pig's future. Lynn

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

Right now a debate above my pay grade at my current employer is whether to keep APL or move everything that is currently on APL to another platform.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's daily Pickles strip for May 16, 2022 is a rerun from 2014. It is now the last 4 out of 5 days the Pickles strip has been reruns. And recently a Fergus Falls, Minnesota paper just dropped Pickles after it went in its since 2019 mix

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

I meant May 2022 for the recycled Billy strips, not March! (The March dates of the Billy originals like today's from March 18, 1991 are correct).

Re: Candorville occassional daily rerun watch (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

This week for May 16-21, 2022 Candorville may be AWOR (Another week of Reruns) from 2019.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next recycled Billy drawn FC babysitter arc strip from 1991 for March 16, 2022 comes from March 18, 1991.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Gary R. Schmidt

Do you often find your hair being parted as the joke whooshes by??? Cheers, Gary B-)

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1970 Berry's World Side Glances Funny Business The Family Circus They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Gummer Street 10/19/1970 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

Actually, APL was becoming very popular among accountants and the like in the prehistoric days before VisiCalc (awaiting a cry from the Peanut Gallery, “What’s Visicalc?”).

Re: xkcd: Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Thomas Koenig

"cat" is short for "catalytic". Which reminds me of something that happened ~20 years ago. We were discussing a chemically unstable catalyst, which decomposed. A Belgian colleague was abbreviating "catalyst" with "cat", so he talked ab

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1969 Berry's World The Family Circus Side Glances Funny Business They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Alley Oop 8/12/1933 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Orp

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1968 Berry's World The Family Circus They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Alley Oop 8/12/1933 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Gasolin

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next recycled Billy drawn FC babysitter arc strip 1991 for March 15, 2022 comes from March 17, 1991 - The caption dealing with Bil Keane's absence in the original throwaway panel of Billy doing cartoons with the sitter doing the watch

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/30/1967 Small World Berry's World Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950 - Robin Malone 5/23/1967 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Eb A

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1966 Small World Berry's World They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Tales Of The Green Beret 7/4/1966 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 - Tizzy 2/1/1960 - (regular panel) Bugs Bunny 11/1/1948 - Li'l Abner 9/13/1937 - Terry 3/6/1944

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1965 Small World They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Ben Casey 11/26/1962 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 - Tizzy 2/1/1960 - (regular panel) Bugs Bunny 11/1/1948 - Li'l Abner 9/13/1937 - Terry 3/6/1944 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1964 Small World Berry's World Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Ben Casey 11/26/1962 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 - Tizzy 2/1/1960 - (regular panel) Bugs Bunny 11/1/1948

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1963 Health Capsules Small World They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Ben Casey 11/26/1962 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 - Tizzy 2/1/1960 - (regular panel) Bugs Bunny 11/1/1948 - Li'l Abner 9/13/1937 - Terry 3/6/1944 - Laredo C

Re: Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

Thank you. Now I know.

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

I'll be 62 in a couple of weeks. I now find it difficult to move back and forth from C++ to Fortran and back to C++ in the same day now. I suspect that this problem will get worse, not better over time. Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

A refinery catalytic-cracker is a special type of reactor that mixes catalysts in the vaporized crude oil stream using high pressure compressors and cracks the long hydrocarbon chains into short hydrocarbon chains for making diesel, je

Re: Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

Nope. I did have one memorized around fifteen years ago, so I could quote words in Elvish with their vowel-length marks. But that was fifteen years ago, and I seem to have forgotten it.

Re: Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

Ok, I am certain that the refinery was not cracking felines. The ASPCA would have complained. What does "cat-" stand for in this instance? Good for him.

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1962 Health Capsules Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Ben Casey 11/26/1962 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 - Tizzy 2/1/1960 - (regular panel) Bugs Bunny 11/1/1948 - Li'l Abner 9/13/19

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

What, you don't have over 100,000 characters memorized, such as ♖. https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

It’s not a proper Ê. It either E with an inverted breve above it (Ȇ) and a circumflex ^ above the inverted breve, or else it’s an E with a tiny A (or a Starfleet A badge or even a simple 2-D line drawing of Duke, the Java mascot)

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

And here's 12/31/1961. No additions/drops but we do have an occasional panel here. Carnival Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Nancy 10/1/1946 - Alley Oop 8/12/1933 - G

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Now to enter the sixties with 1960 but before I do that. Let me address the Tizzy-Little Liz conflict we have her. It appears the Tizzy-Liz rotation ended when January ended. The last Little Liz made an appearance in the Birmingham Post-H

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Cincinnati Post (35 cents) told us that Congressman Charlie Luken had gone to Kuwait to examine damage left behind by Iraq in Kuwait. Bo Jackson's career was in doubt due to the injury he suffered at the Raiders-Bengals playoff gam

Re: xkcd: Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

And on us non-programmers who can't turn backslash-x-alpha-numeric into something we don't have to guess from context.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next recycled Billy drawn FC arc strip from 1991 for March 14, 2022 comes from March 16, 1991 - Another strip for "Daddy" replacing Bil Keane's name in the caption, at least they kept in the Billy recycled art the way he spells "Satur

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

For the third day in a row, today's Pickles daily strip for May 14, 2022 is yet another 2011 rerun. This is another 3 out of 6 day week for Pickles daily strips to be reruns (May 9-11, 2022 were new Pickles strips)

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

My Dad used APL in the 1960s trying to control a refinery cat-cracker using an IBM 360. He kinda got it working and wrote his PhD Chem Engineering thesis on it. He got his PhD from Princeton in three years because of that. Lynn

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Let's close out the fifties with 12/31/1959 Side Glances Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Nancy 10/1/1946 - Alley Oop 8/12/1933 - Grandma 6/9/1947 - Our Boarding Ho

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

So you are saying that the ê is not a Unicode character ? Or are you talking about the little hat over the e ? Lynn

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1958 Side Glances Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Gasoline Alley 12/24/1934 -

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1957 The Muffins (By George Crenshaw) Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - PEANUTS 11/12/1956 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Gasoline

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

Well, this mess isn’t even a Unicode character. And, on my Mac, I can’t even fake it by putting a combining circumflex over a combining inverted breve over the e, though it ought to work in theory. (I tried both straight output to

Re: Comics Kingdom slams down the paywall (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Your Name

You could probably find the browser cookie and just delete it as well. I do that with another website (Wired.com?? I can't remember now) that tries to make you pay after reading a few articles for free ... stupidly for them, the cooki

Re: xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: J. Clarke

APL is nearly as old-school as Fortran, and funky non-ASCII characters abound. Nice thing about Windows--if you routinely use another language that uses a different character set, just install the keyboard map for that language. Dyalog

Dilbert: Mystery Solved

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Dilbert: Mystery Solved https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-05-13 Is she legally blind with her glasses on or off ? Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

I should have said old school programmers with a lot of Fortran code. I have 850,000 lines of Fortran 77 in my calculation engine. Lynn

Re:_xkcd:_Crêpe (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Alan

They were...

xkcd: Crêpe

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

xkcd: Crêpe https://www.xkcd.com/2619/ I love crêpes ! My Dad, myself, my son, and three of my nephews stood at a fancy crêpe stand and ate about 20 to 30 of them in Paris by the Eiffel Tower back in 2009. We had a lot more fun

Re: Comics Kingdom slams down the paywall (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Carl Fink

There are reports that a mere private tab/incognito window can dodge the strip counter.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

For the second day in a row, today's Pickles daily strip for May 13, 2022 is another 2011 rerun.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next recycled Billy drawn FC arc from 1991 for March 13, 2022 comes from March 19, 1991 - "Daddy" replaces Bil Keane's name in the caption.

Re: Comics Kingdom slams down the paywall (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Your Name

I'm not getting an paywall block. I've just visited about a dozen different random strips (same author and different authors). Maybe it's because I use an ad-blocker with my browser.

Comics Kingdom slams down the paywall

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dave Van Domelen

Now you can view three strips, then it covers the strips with "Keep Reading with Premium Access". However, the "Buy a Print" link still has the full sized strip just displayed tiny, so you can right click to open in another tab and se

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

I now track 1956 with a lineup a certain Darryl Heine will be interested in... 12/31/1956 Abbie An' Slats 4/28/1947 - Carnival Funny Business Terry 3/6/1944 - Captain Easy 2/18/1949 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Ever

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1955 Side Glances Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Abbie An' Slats 4/28/1947 - Li'l Abn

Bloom County: Who Is Driving The RV ?

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Bloom County: Who Is Driving The RV ? https://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1987/04/08 Oh yeah, the self driving vehicle has been wanted for a long time. Lynn

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1954 Side Glances Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Abbie An' Slats 4/28/1947 - Li'l Abn

Breaking Cat News: Elvis Missed Georgia

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Breaking Cat News: Elvis Missed Georgia https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2022/05/12 Oh yeah, definitely a Siamese. Our 15 lb Siamese male sat in the kitchen last night for ten minutes last night and meowed at me. I know t

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Pickles daily strip for May 12, 2022 is a rerun from 2011.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The next recycled Billy drawn FC arc from 1991 continues with one from March 14, 1991 - same caption. Not sure about Thel's hair if it is pre 1996 or tweaked to current.

Re: Dilbert: Sapoisexual (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Quinn C

In my world, the word is established enough that it had time to become unsalvageable (being interpreted as "I look down on less educated people".)

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Brian Henke

The Cincinnati Post (35 cents) told us that the cost of the Exxon Valdez oil spill from back in 1989 would be...ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and photos were shown of burning oil rigs in Kuwait after Iraq left the country. Barry Larkin was cal

Re: Dilbert: Sapoisexual (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: J. Clarke

I suspect that it has come into the public's awareness through its use by Sandra Bullock's character in the recent movie "The Lost City".

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The first in the arc for recycled Billy drawn FC strips comes from March 13, 1991, with Daddy's name replacing Bil Keane's name.

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1953 Side Glances Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950 - Our Boarding House 9/18/1921 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Abbie An' Slats 4/28/1947 - Li'l Abn

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

BTW Lazy Jeffy skipped the 3/12/1991 FC that referenced Jay Kennedy. He died about 15 years ago. BTW I'm taking a hiatus for the Billy strips in case anybody cares (I need some time off. I'm nursing a cold.)

Re: Dilbert: Sapoisexual (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Well if the OED only has 600,000 words in it, it is hardly the definitive authority on the English language. Do I have to mention James Nicoll and his 3,000,000 stolen words ? https://www.oed.com/ However, the Urban Dictionary has

Re: Dilbert: Sapoisexual (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

I don’t offhand see why. “Sapiosexual” hasn’t made it into the OED yet, but it’s been around for about twenty years, and I, myself, can testify the phenomenon is real enough.

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1952 Side Glances Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Priscilla's Pop 4/28/1947 - Laredo Crockett 6/12/1950 - They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Abbie An' Slats 4/28/1947 - Li'l Abner 9/13/1937 - Bugs Bunny 11/1/

Dilbert: Sapoisexual

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Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Dilbert: Sapoisexual https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-05-10 This is not going to a good place. Lynn

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The The Post (35 cents ) told us that Iraqi r rebels had taken parts of the country, eleven days after the US declared victory in the Persian Gulf War. See The People's Choice Awards on Channel 9! The Xavier Musketeers were going to play N

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

And before Brian if possible posts from the Cinncinatti newspapers for that March 11, 1991 date: * This is the start of the next few to several days of Billy FC strips - may be recycled? * On that's days March 11, 1991 Cincinatti Post com

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC is one that at least has been recycled once. It's from March 11, 1991. Thel's hair was tweaked. The caption was exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101586797/the-cincinnati-post/

Creative Team Wins Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer

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Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

The team of Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey won the 2022 Pulitzer for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary for the online comic book I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp. The category of Editorial Cartooning no

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

I collect stamps, and much smaller features than this are of interest to stamp collectors. In any case, does it matter whether a casual observer can see the distinction? Fans of Peanuts and of stamp collecting will have no trouble seein

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/31/1951 They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Freckles And His Friends 1/21/1921 - Nancy 10/1/1946 - Moon Mullins 12/24/1934 - Chris Welkin, Planeteer 11/5/1951 - Orphan Annie 1/8/1945 - Terry 3/6/1944 - Li'l A

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC is yet another strip that has been twice recycled. The first appearance of this gag first came on June 9, 1994 with the art and caption being the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101471783/tampa-ba

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

--which is why I said “at stamp size”.

Re: Birmingham Post-Herald Historical Comics Index, Original Page

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

12/30/1950 They'll Do It Every Time 3/20/1939 - Out Our Way 7/4/1925 - Nancy 10/1/1946 - Moon Mullins 12/24/1934 - Dick Tracy 12/31/1934 - Li'l Abner 9/13/1937 - Vic Flint 1/7/1946 - Smilin' Jack 6/23/1947 - Terry 3/6/1944 - Boo

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The Sunday, May 8, 2022 Over The Hedge Sunday strip is a rerun from May 24, 2020.

Re: Over The Hedge: Suburbs Emerging From Quarantine (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Darryl H

It's a Sunday rerun from 2020.

Over The Hedge: Suburbs Emerging From Quarantine

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Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Over The Hedge: Suburbs Emerging From Quarantine https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2022/05/08 Just a little over the top. Lynn

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

There are ways to distinguish Rerun, with his overalls being the main one. Or, one could use a likeness from 1973. https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1973/03/26 Spike has a mustache. https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1975/08/13

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

Not to mention that Rerun is completely indistinguishable from Linus without context, and at stamp size, I’m not sure Spike can be distinguished from Snoopy with a hat. Maybe in a jugate, but I don’t offhand recall ever seeing a jug

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

What makes you think I'm posting this reply for your benefit? I'm posting it just so that the rest of us can laugh at you.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Sunday Pickles strip for May 8, 2022 is a rerun (and finally posted on gocomics.com this time!). But I can't tell if it is a Sunday rerun from 2012 or 2017. Either way, it is now 3 out of the last 4 days the Pickles strip - daily

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

And for the second Sunday week in a row, it is "Jeff and Bil Keane" signed instead of "Bil and Jeff Keane" signed,

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial Stamps (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: Your Name

Oh God. Here we go again. Argumentative asses trying to prove how "clcever" they aren't. What part of "best known' is so damn difficult to understand!? Don't bother answering because I won't be borthering to read it. :-\

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to May 8, 1994 (exactly 28 years ago Today!) Thel's hair was tweaked (but her original hairstyle remained intact in Kittycat's dream) https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101111717/the-tampa-tri

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

Of the ten characters chosen, only Charlie Brown and Snoopy are "original." But let's say we focus only on characters who were introduced pre-1970, so as to exclude Rerun and Spike. Then I would say that Franklin is no more of an outlie

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial Stamps (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Your Name

Fans, maybe, but most of the general public won't have a clue who Franklin is. As I said ... "main original characters *that* *are* *best* *known*". :-\

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial Stamps (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sharon Tuttle

Wow. Never mind that there are likely plenty of fans who remember Franklin better and more fondly than, say, Pig-pen. But also: (with help from Wikipedia): Peppermint Patty's first appearance: August 22, 1966 Franklin's first appearance:

Re: Pearls Before Swine: User Survey (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Paul S Person

Or employee survey, IMLE. AKA the "mgmt only provides the answers it is willing to hear" technique.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Also, the TV set is changed to flatscreen from 1980's-1990's style.

Re: Pearls Before Swine: User Survey (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

I filled it out and mailed it.

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial Stamps (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: Your Name

The one's they've chosen are the main original characters that are best known (except perhaps the black guy whose name I don't remember, but then the Politically Correct whiners would have thrown a temper tantrum if they were all white

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to May 7, 1994 (exactly 28 years ago Today!) The art and caption are exactly the same) https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101246528/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 14 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

Cool! Personally, I would have liked to have seen Rerun or even Spike instead of Pig-pen, but you can't have everything...

Dilbert: Dave's Urban Culture

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Dilbert: Dave's Urban Culture https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-05-06 Oh yeah, Scott Adams is going there. I wonder how many newspapers have pulled him this week ? Lynn

Pearls Before Swine: User Survey

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Pearls Before Swine: User Survey https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2022/05/06 Yup, that is about as useful as a typical user survey. Lynn

Re: Adams Introduces Black Character into Dilbert, Gets Reactions (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

Good explanation of "Ted Rall of Al Capps." That one had me scratching my head for a while. Is there a difference between the Ted Rall of Al Capps and the Al Capp of Ted Ralls?

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

For the second day in a row, today's Pickles daily comic strip for May 6, 2022 (yesterday's rerun was May 5, 2022, not May 4, 2022) is another 2013 rerun.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2020 thread (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

And about two years later, Lazy Jeffy resorts to using another twice-recycled gag for Today's installment of Recycled FC. Seriously, if he's recycling the same gag that he previously ran, then he's really out of new ideas (I'm not 100% ce

BC: SKWAK

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

BC: SKWAK https://www.gocomics.com/bc/2022/05/05 Yup, that would be unnerving. Especially when it tried to eat you. Lynn

Questions about Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Answered

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

The news of Counterpoint Media creating a new syndication division brought some questions with it. Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson was kind enough to answer a few of the questions we had. https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

Should be grave markers.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian Henke

The Memorial Day edition of the Post (25 cents) had on Page 1 a photo of a family seeing grave members of American servicemen at Spring Grove Cemetery. The top story in sports was Tom Sneva winning the Indianapolis 500. On TV, Channel

There's a New Syndicate in Town!

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

Beginning June 1, 2022 Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication will take over distribution of the Washington Post Writers Group editorial cartoonists. https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022/05/05/counterpoint-licensing-and-syndica

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Pickles daily comic strip for May 4, 2022 is a rerun from 2013.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to May 30, 1983. The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101056972/the-cincinnati-post/

Ripley Cartoonist Kieran Castano

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Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

Ripley's Believe It or Not cartoonist, and character in the panel, is interviewed. https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022/05/04/ripley-cartoonist-kieran-castano-interviewed/

Re: Adams Introduces Black Character into Dilbert, Gets Reactions (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Quinn C

As if I needed more reasons not to read him any more.

U. S. Post Office Announces 2022 Charles M. Schulz Centennial Stamps

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has announced several additions to the 2022 stamp program first announced last fall. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change. Additional details, including issue dates and location

Arlo and Janis: Sunrise is like Sunset in reverse

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Arlo and Janis: Sunrise is like Sunset in reverse https://www.gocomics.com/arloandjanis/2022/05/03 No ! There is no such thing. Lynn

Adams Introduces Black Character into Dilbert, Gets Reactions

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Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

"Where to even start with this? The fact that Adams thinks waiting thirty-three years to introduce his first Black character could be viewed as anything but an embarrassment for him?" Others were upset that Scott used the introduction t

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post(25 cents) led off with a story about the Catholic schools around here fightind against the Playboy Channel. The Righteous Brothersplayed the Cincinnati Gardens, and the reviewer Dale Stevens said it was pointless. The Reds split a

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

And today's Pickles daily strip for May 3, 2022 is a rerun from 2015.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

You sure it wasn't because parents complained about it? Kinda like how CBS was supposed to air the Garbage Pail Kids in 1987 but yanked it before it even aired because parents complained about it. Anyway, back to Recycled FC. It's from

University Press of Mississippi Book Sale

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Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

40% off all books May 2 to May 9, 2022! Rudolphe Topffer, Lynda Barry, Walt Kelly, Superheroes, Robert C. Harvey, Thierry Smolderen, David Kunzle, Cartoonists of Color, Funny Girls, Zap Comix, Charles Schulz, Gary Larson, Lalo Alcaraz,

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post(25 cents) told us that Warner AMEX Cable had pulled the Playboy Channel due to technical problems. IT never came back. It's Dowtntown Dividend Day, tomorrow, and you can go home on Metro for free! The Reds beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in

Over The Hedge: Technology

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Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Over The Hedge: Technology https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2022/05/01 Oh yeah, technology is gonna make things great ! Lynn

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to May 18, 1983. The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100868496/the-cincinnati-post/

May Day Funnies

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: D.D.Degg

Sherman's Lagoon, Candorville, Gasoline Alley, Sally Forth and Flash Gordon, Compu-toon, Little Oop and a comic strip cartoonist's biography discovered. At https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022/05/01/may-day-sunday-funnies/

Re: Sherman's Lagoon Moves to a New Syndicate (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Jackson

Gone from Comics Kingdom this AM; today's strip appears at GoComics. No archives, as one might expect.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Darryl H

GoComics.com hasn't uploaded today's May 1, 2022 Pickles Sunday strip, so I checked the Pickles strip on ArcaMax.com and it was a new May 1, 2022 Sunday strip.

Re: Ben Casey Comic Strip Artist Neal Adams Dies (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Did Neal Adams do work for a Funky Winkerbean Sunday for one time only some years back?

Re: Candorville occassional daily rerun watch (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

And for the second Sunday in a row the Sunday Candorville strip for May 1, 2022 is a rerun from 2020.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

And for the first time in many weeks it is "Jeff and Bil Keane" signed instead of "Bil and Jeff Keane" signed.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

This Sunday's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to May 1, 1983 (exactly 39 years ago Today!) https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100668559/the-tampa-tribune/

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

For an unprecedented third straight Sunday (and fifth of the last seven Sundays) the Sunday (5/1) Curtis is another rerun despite the fact it still has the 2022 copyright date. As always, I can tell it's a rerun because it has Curtis wearin

Re: Ben Casey Comic Strip Artist Neal Adams Dies (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: banjo

Bad day. His X-Men work was one of the things that got me into comics. Especially the Sentinels.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

the Post (35 cents) told us about how people in MaDisonville were fighting back against crime. The Reds were thumped 8-1 at the Astrodome, as the Post looked at the tragic death of Astros pitcher Don Wilson. The Eagles were coming to town

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

The week of April 25-30, 2022: Candorville was a week of 2019 reruns.

Ben Casey Comic Strip Artist Neal Adams Dies

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

Famed comic book artist Neal Adams, who got started on the Ben Casey comic strip, has passed away. https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022/04/29/neal-adams-rip/

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 30, 1994. The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100743427/the-cincinnati-post/ Four months into 2022 and no original work from Lazy Jeffy.

Re: Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark Jackson

Had he split an infinitive?

Re: Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Thomas Koenig

Reminds me of a newpaper article I read some years ago, about different cultures and how they phrase rejection letters. It told the story of a Western journalist who had submitted something to a Chinese publication. He received a letter

Re: Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Joe Pfeiffer

I once attended a presentation by Ben Schneiderman in which he recounted that the original paper describing Nassi-Schneiderman diagrams (a very influential notation in computer science) was not only rejected by a journal, but the editor

Re: BC: Man's First Flight (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Blinky the Wonder Wo

FWIW, there is a great podcast (Our Fake History) that addresses the question- who was the first person to fly? https://ourfakehistory.com/index.php/season-7/

Re: Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: ted@loft.tnolan.com

Could still be worse! http://columbiaclosings.com/pix/22/04/willy_n_ethel_rejection.jpg

Re: Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Timothy Chow

This one, too: https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2000/04/11

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (35 cents) told us that the day of mourning for Richard Nixon Ccost the city $1.1 million. Opening in theaters were PCU, The Favor, No E scape, With Honors, Serial.Mom and No Escape. The Reds routed Pittsburgh 19-7 at Three

Re: BC: Man's First Flight (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Your Name

1907? That's four years after the Wright brothers and five years after Richard Pearse. Of course, it's 124 years after the real "first flight" - a hot air balloon flight in 1783.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 29, 1994. The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100683374/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: BC: Man's First Flight (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

There's always Icarus.

Re: BC: Man's First Flight (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: John W Kennedy

There are still those who argue that Fred H. Marriott’s 1907 flight at 190mph should be counted in the record books, even though it crashed. (His Stanley Steamer hit a bump and took off.)

BC: Man's First Flight

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

BC: Man's First Flight https://www.gocomics.com/bc/2022/04/28 Uh, I am fairly sure that flight was not intended to happen. At least not by the man. Lynn

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (35 cents) discussed the 100th Simpsons episode, and devoted several pages to the funeral of Richard Nixon. TimeOut llooked at Joe Pesci. It was announced that Don and Dave S hula would i face off Octob Dr 2 at Riverfront Stadiu

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's April 28, 2022 Pickles daily strip is yet another 2005 rerun, it is now the last 7 out of 8 days for the Pickles strip - daily and Sunday - to be reruns. I still wish Brian Crane should have ended the Pickles strip this Summer 202

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 28, 1994. Thel's hair was tweaked. The caption was exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100617250/the-cincinnati-post/ On this day, the Simpsons aired their 100th epi

Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter

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Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Peanuts: Tough Rejection Letter https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2022/04/27 Wow ! That was harsh. Lynn

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Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (35 cents) told us about the funeral of Richard Nixon, which was going to be televised on all the major networks. Nelson Mandela was pictured on Page 1, as he participated in free elections in South Africa. The Post also looked

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's April 27, 2022 Pickles daily strip is another 2005 rerun, it is now the last 6 out of 7 days for the Pickles strip - daily and Sunday - to be reruns. Maybe Brian Crane should have ended the Pickles strip this Summer 2022 instead o

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Beating Brian and Jimmy to this, but this recycled FC arc - day 3 originally from April 27, 1994 with same caption - is recycled from the week of April 25-30, 1994 believe it or not!

To The Water Cooler Tantor!

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: ted@loft.tnolan.com

https://comicskingdom.com/sally-forth/2022-04-26 Love the left turn things took after Ted actually listened to Sally's conversational throwaway.

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Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (35 cents) had a story about how South Africans were going to.the polls to end white rule. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 at Riverfront Stadium, and you can watch a rematch tonight on Channel 5. In the Post comics, Calvin told

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's April 26, 2022 Pickles daily strip is a rerun from 2005, it is now the last 5 out of 6 days for the Pickles strip - daily and Sunday - to be reruns.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 26, 1994 (exactly 28 years ago Today!) Again, the art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100482660/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: Norm Feuti's "Gil"

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Gil 4/24: The Batman https://i0.wp.com/www.normfeuticartoons.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/gil17.jpg

Dilbert: AI Becomes Sentient 3

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Dilbert: AI Becomes Sentient 3 https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-04-25 Are we approaching peak Skynet startup ? Lynn

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (35 cents) told us that Ohio Governor George Voinovich was in Mexico. He told Mexicans to buy in Ohio. (A 180 degree turn from Trump!). The Reds beat the Florida Marlins 6-2 thanks to Tom Browning throwing his second straigh

Re: Norm Feuti's "Gil"

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark Jackson

He's updated since you wrote.

Re: Candorville occassional daily rerun watch (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

I think for the April 25-30, 2022 week Candorville will be a week of 2019 reruns.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 25, 1994 (exactly 28 years ago Today!) The art and caption are exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100420150/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: Hagar The Horrible: All You Can Eat Restaurant (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: ted@loft.tnolan.com

Similarly http://columbiaclosings.com/pix/22/04/willy_lost.jpg and worse: http://columbiaclosings.com/pix/22/04/willy_buffet.jpg

Hagar The Horrible: All You Can Eat Restaurant

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Hagar The Horrible: All You Can Eat Restaurant https://comicskingdom.com/hagar-the-horrible/2022-04-24 Ah, the precursor of Golden Corral. Lynn

San Diego Union-Tribune daily comics lineup

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Darryl H

OFF THE WALL: Dilbert Pearls Before Swine Fusco Brothers Pardon My Planet Get Fuzzy (reruns) Rhymes with Orange Curtis Bliss Bizarro POLITICALLY MINDED: Doonesbury (daily reruns) La Cucaracha OLD FAVORITES: Classic Peanuts (reruns) B.C

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Darryl H

The April 24, 2022 Sunday Daddy's Home strip is a rerun from 2018.

Re: Steve Sack Retires from The Star Tribune (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

It wasn't an obituary or even a full career profile. It was about Sack retiring as the Star Tribune editorial cartoonist. As Steve said, he is not done: "I have other interests and projects, artistic and otherwise, that I’d like t

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

It doesn't mention Steve Sack working on the 1986-2021 (Professor) Doodles comic strip first with (Craig) Mac and later with the late (Chris) Foote.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Sunday, April 24, 2022 Pickles Sunday strip is a rerun from 2014. It is now 4 days in a row for the Pickles strip - daily and Sunday - to be reruns.

Re: Candorville occassional daily rerun watch (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Sunday, April 24, 2022 Candorville Sunday strip is a rerun from 2020 as well.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

This Sunday's 4/24 installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 10, 1983. Thel's hair was tweaked. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100321821/the-tampa-tribune/

Re: Comic strip rerun weeks 2022 thread (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

The Sunday 4/24 installment of Curtis is yet another repeat despite the 2022 copyright date. I can tell it's a rerun because it has Curtis wearing his original hat. After research, the Sunday Curtis repeat was originally from May 6, 2007.

Steve Sack Retires from The Star Tribune

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Posted: 26 Days 16 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

Steve Sack says goodbye to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Minneapolis Star Tribune says farewell to Steve Sack. "It’s with extremely mixed feelings that after 42 years, and some 10,000 cartoons, I have decided to retire from the S

Over The Hedge: Twinkie-O-Clock

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Over The Hedge: Twinkie-O-Clock https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2022/04/23 Oh my. Lynn

Re: Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

Ouch! I wouldn't be either. And you get to bring her in. May all her tests be negative. Well, no wonder his granddaughter is so resilient.

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Cincinnati Post and Times-Star (10 cents) told us that more rains were headed our way, and that the Ohio River was reaching flood stage of 52 feet here. Catch Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball, now playing at the Times thea

Re: Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

I guess this isn't dedicated to the late Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the AFLAC duck.

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

For the third day in a row, today's Pickles daily strip for April 23, 2022 is yet another 2008 rerun. It has been another 3 out of 6 days week for April 18-23, 2022 for Pickles to be rerun strips with 3 days being new strips.

Re: Candorville occassional daily rerun watch (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Today's Saturday, April 23, 2022 Candorville daily strip is a rerun from 2020.

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 30, 1966. Dad Keane was not wearing glasses in the original. Also PJ does not appear. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100295732/the-cincinnati-post/

Re: Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Thanks to all. She is well now, or when her intestinal wall heals from the golf ball sized polyp. Ten polyps in all, the surgeon was not happy. He told her she will be back in three years, not seven years like this time. Her Cherok

Re: Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: Dorothy J Heydt

Oh, dear. Tell her to get well quick. And tell the guard duck not to strike in advance of orders.

Re: Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jay E. Morris

Damn! So sorry to hear that. But at least it sounds as if they headed of worse problems.

Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lynn McGuire

Pearls Before Swine: Guard Duck and Health Insurance https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2022/04/22 I might need the guard duck since my wife's colonoscopy yesterday turned from an inspection to a full blown procedure with a me

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

Phoebe and Her Unicorn celebrates Tenth Anniversary

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Posted: 28 Days 1 Hour ago by: D.D.Degg

Phoebe Howell is celebrating her tenth birthday this week. A celebration that corresponds with the 10th anniversary of Heavenly Nostrils making its webcomic debut on April 22, 2022. https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2022/04/22/p

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Darryl H

For the second day in a row, today's Pickles daily strip for April 22, 2022 is another 2008 rerun. Now Pickles is set for July 1, 2022 and not June 1, 2022 for moving from WPWG to Andrews-McMeel!

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2022 thready (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

The Post (15 cents) told us about the ongoing teachers strike in Cincinnati Public Schools. The Reds game vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field was rained out.. See a sneak preview of a new Burt Reynolds movie(it was Smokey and the Bandit). WSAI

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Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

Today's installment of Recycled FC takes us back to April 22, 1977 (exactly 45 years ago Today!) The art and caption were exactly the same. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/100231742/the-cincinnati-post/

Andrews McMeel Sets Pickles Syndicate Move for July 1st

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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2018

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Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Henke

As for April 18, 1994, the Post (35 cents) told its readers if Vitamin A was either a cure or cause of cancer. A delegation from CIncinnati had returned from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Jimmy Buffett was seen in an article on how concert ticke

The Steenz Heart of the City Collected

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Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: D.D.Degg

St. Louisan Steenz Stewart finds inspiration everywhere — from the moment they wake up till the moment they fall asleep — they’re finding ideas for their nationally syndicated comic Heart of the City.. These ideas show up in the comi

Re: Pickles occassional daily rerun thread - 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Darryl H

Despite Pickles moving to Andrews-McMeel in June 2022, today's Pickles daily strip for April 21, 2022 is a rerun from 2008.

Re: Family Circus recycling - 2018

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Posted: 29 Days 12 Hours ago by: jdelac...@gmail.com

And once again for Today's installment of Recycled FC, lazy Jeffy resorts to using a gag that has been twice-recycled. The first appearance from this gag was on April 13, 1994 with the art and caption the same. Then the gag was recycled a

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