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  2. 5 points

    Things That Make You Happy

    Baker the cat's ordeal is over! The vet removed his feeding tube today and pronounced him healthy. We don't have to give him any more medicines or anything like that. All we have to do is keep his neck collar on while his feeding tube hole heals up. We were afraid Baker was going to die on us when all of this began. If it wasn't for a group of great vets and Baker's will to live, we would have lost him. We nurtured that will to live - Mrs. Prof, especially - and now, Baker is back to his sassy self. Thank goodness.
  3. 5 points
    The Old Hack

    This Day In History

    An incredibly courageous German diplomat caught wind of what was going on and he and some of his friends risked their lives in getting word out before the operation started. Many Danish Jews quietly prepared for flight. On the night between October 1 and October 2, 1943 the Nazis started their action but only caught 500 Danish Jews, or about 5% of the total. The rest managed to escape to Sweden or simply to stay hidden in the time that followed. I have mentioned that my own family was part of this. My uncle Per was only a few months old, and my grandfather and grandmother did not dare to bring him along for fear that his crying would bring the Nazis down on them. Instead my family's beloved and loyal nanny Gerda took charge of him and went out of town, pretending that he was her own. My grandparents and my eight year old father then went to the coast hoping to find transport across the Sound. They could not find a vessel willing to carry them but managed to buy a leaky rowboat for the exorbitant price of five thousand crowns, or roughly thirty to fifty thousand dollars in today's currency. The rowboat nearly sank and one time they feared they had been turned around, but they finally reached Sweden. Fortunately they were not greeted by a Nazi-sympathising government that separated my father from his parents and sent him to a children's internment camp. I am very thankful for that. Faithful Gerda stayed hidden for three months but rumour got around that she was hiding a Jewish baby and she was forced to flee. She managed to reach Sweden and started to search for my grandparents. Once again, the Swedes did not seize my uncle and send him to a holding facility for refugee babies. And after many weeks of searching she found my grandparents and my father. It was an emotional reunion and Gerda was part of my family for the rest of her life. Of course, this would have been impossible without the cooperation of many Danish politicians, police officers and civilians. Fortunately not all of the fleeing families had to deal with greedy war profiteers to escape. And happily and importantly, when it became possible to return home to Denmark again, the way opened by the Allied soldiers who fought so long and hard to destroy the Nazi abomination, Danish Jews were welcomed home. My own family found their apartment completely untouched if a bit dusty. All that was missing was a bottle of brandy that the janitor had availed himself of, and given how well he had taken care of everything my family hardly begrudged him that. I owe my life and freedom to the German officials who leaked a warning of the upcoming purge, to the Danish politicians who quietly spread the word, to all the people who aided in the flight, to the Swedes who so generously gave shelter to my family and so many others, and of course to the efforts of the American and English soldiers -- and to all the Americans and English who worked so hard and paid so much back in their homes. My wife's grandfather, a Captain in the U. S. Corps of Engineers, fought his way from D-Day to Berlin, missing only the Ardennes offensive because he was on Christmas leave. It was a privilege to have known him. (Lord, but the man hated Nazis. I find it hard to blame him.) This story is very much on my mind these days. I apologise for rambling about it, but I feel better with it out here. Thank you all.
  4. 5 points

    Story Friday September 9, 2018

    Meh, it's less about him being a gamer and more about him placing his own hobbies above paying attention to the girl he is with and anything that she might be interested in. It would be just as stupid if his obsession were about sports, or books, or collecting memorabilia, or anything else.
  5. 5 points

    Story Friday June 22, 2018

    Before I panic, I think it just that the Will of Magic simplified the explanations after Tedd mentioned they were hard to understand.
  6. 5 points

    Story Monday June 18, 2018

    I look exactly like my avatar. It's my real world body that doesn't look like me.
  7. 4 points
    So every post on this message board has a little bent-over butt in its lower right corner, and if you like what you see you express your approval by tapping that?
  8. 4 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday February 1, 2019

    It is almost as if the label attached to a person can't be relied on to accurately define them.
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    Well it is not all that trivial for you. Incidentally, I am recovering well. I am able to manage stairs and walk a decent distance without getting exhausted. Not quite ready to run yet, mind you.
  11. 4 points
    The Old Hack

    I’m alive.

    Hey everyone, I apologise for my long silence, but I have been very ill. Early in October I caught a bad infection and was hospitalised. It turned out to be e. coli and it proved very resistant to treatment. They were forced to use an extremely strong antibiotic on me, and it sent me into a coma for thirteen days. When I woke up again I was so weak I could barely move. I spent another six weeks bedridden. I am finally starting to improve again and am gradually becoming more mobile. I can move with the aid of a walker (HUGE improvement on a wheelchair) and I am currently under retraining. My doctor is optimistic about my recovery. At one point my kidneys stopped working but they are recovering, too. I suspect the load from that hyper-antibiotic was more than they could handle. In any event, I am back and hoping to be at least somewhat active. I hope everybody here is well. Best regards, The Old Hack.
  12. 4 points

    Story Wednesday September 26, 2018

    ... is the elephant still there? How much of the class she was supposed to be in already passed? And Diane, unfortunately, learning about your mistakes is necessary step to fix them. Yes, I know, I would also prefer some other way.
  13. 4 points
    My Id, however, has made me into the most remarkable human being ever. Just ask it.
  14. 4 points

    This Day In History

    Technically, V'GER was Voyager 6, NASA stopped after 2 so really you can say that NASA took The Motion Picture as a warning.
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points

    Things That Make You Happy

    When cat that doesn't trust you and seems scared of you decides to sit on your lap and nuzzle your hand.
  17. 4 points
    Sleep Swashbuckling? This sounds like the premise for ZZZorro! The story of a hero to the oppressed people of Spanish California who doesn't even know that he is the mysterious vigilante because he dons the mask only when sleepwalking.
  18. 4 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    NP Wednesday July 4, 2018

    Or as they call that in Anime, Friday.
  19. 4 points

    Friday June 8, 2018

    Ellen and Ashley are clearly going to be the best sister-in-laws ever seen in fiction.
  20. 3 points
    Maybe it might have in the 1970s. But most government work enforces No Smoking rules now.
  21. 3 points
    Baker asleep with his feeding tube visible:
  22. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    This Day In History

    I popped into my PANTARDIS to find out who ruled Denmark at the time. Turns out it was me. I arrived just before the coronation and accidentally squashed the about-to-be-King flat. Seems like nobody liked the guy that much anyway so they drafted me as a replacement. That turned into a big mess and it took me months before I could find a better replacement so I could make my escape.
  23. 3 points
    Actually, we had a GREAT waterpark. What you now call the Second and Third Cataracts of The Nile were specifically designed to be white water rafting facilities. We probably would have enjoyed far more repeat customers if we also included helmets, life vests, and other safety gear with the ticket. As for the hippo rides? We tried. We REALLY tried! But the hippos simply refused to wait in long lines.
  24. 3 points
    I would greatly appreciate it if those with suggestions of how to improve it attempted to implement them!
  25. 3 points
    Update: the burning sensation has gone, leaving only the tightness, which is fading. Problem areas remain just above my hip, with continued sensations of tightness there. The hospital called to check up on me - they said this was more or less a common reaction that I should be done with in no more than a week or two, if that long. I've been sleeping with my head on a pair of stacked pillows to keep my spine straight. Seems to be helping, since I wake up from each oxycodone-induced nap with a little bit less tightness.
  26. 3 points

    This Day In History

    It just occurred to me you forgot an important event yesterday: 2002 - The first strip of a webcomic we're all familiar with was posted.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points

    This Day In History

    On Jan. 4 in History: 1642 - Charles I of England tries to have several members of Parliament arrested. There is some resistance to the idea, to say the least. 1643 - Sir Isaac Newton is born. Yes, today. Not on Christmas, because the Julian Calendar is stupid. 1649 - The remnants of Parliament (known as the "Rump" Parliament) vote to put Charles I on trial for treason. Best served cold, indeed! 1847 - Samuel Colt sells his revolver to the U.S. government, who immediately place an order for 10 million more, despite the military saying they only need around 120,000. 1853 - Solomon Northup regains his freedom after being kidnapped and forced into slavery 12 years prior. Several Academy Award Statuettes are prepared in advance. 1854 - In a remarkable coincidence, the McDonald Islands are discovered by none other than Captain William McDonald. What are the odds? Problems arise when his ship won't fit in the drive thru lane. 1865 - The New York Stock Exchange opens out of the growing need for a quick shorthand method of measuring the country's prosperity without actually talking to any people. 1889 - Feeling they've kept up the pretense long enough, the U.S. government backs out on yet another deal with Native Americans and opens up vast swaths of land in Oklahoma for settlement on a "first come, first serve" basis, to begin on April 22. Of course everyone waits patiently for that date to arrive, and everything is done entirely above-board. 1903 - Topsy the elephant is electrocuted. The execution was recorded by Thomas Edison's film company. While it is true that Edison once often electrocuted animals in attempts to discredit Nikola Tesla's AC power, that dispute is long since settled and Edison is involved now purely "for the lulz." 1958 - Sputnik 1 falls to Earth after three successful months of beeping. 1999 - Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn is as governor of Minnesota. Americans are assured this is the silliest that U.S. politics will ever get.
  29. 3 points
    Sam would not count, unless it turns out Sam is slightly gender-fluid rather than strictly trans, *and* happens to be female at the time of the kiss. However, all indications so far are that Sam is male, all the time, and only pretends to be female when he has to due to various social constraints and pressures.
  30. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    NP Friday December 21, 2018

    Haven't you heard of the new underground hospitals with wandering health specialists? I visited one last week and encountered an occupational therapist, a nurse, two interns and an opthalmologist. And all I wanted was some painkillers. It was an embarrassment of riches, practically.
  31. 3 points
    Sometimes part of my job as a vet is to convince clients that their baby really will be better off without an eye or ear or limb that's been causing them constant pain and isn't functioning right anyway. Just about every time, once the procedure is over and their pet recovers, they come back telling me how much happier and more comfortable their baby is. May you have an equally successful surgery! (And may this be the only time something like this is necessary!)
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points

    This Day In History

    I haven't been handing out likes because I'm stingy with them, but I wanted to say how much I appreciate this thread. It's really nice to be able to look forward to a few minutes of history mixed with humor every day.
  34. 3 points

    NP Friday Oct 19 2018

    If Dan wasn't avoiding doing non-canon things with Pandora until she shows up again in the story, the climax of this arc would be a great time for her to make a cameo!
  35. 3 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

    Well, it's good to have something to look forward to!
  36. 3 points
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  38. 3 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

    All Glory to the Hypnograce
  39. 3 points

    NP Friday 03 August, 2018

    Most things are more comfortable than flying coach. I include the bench seats on a C-130 transport in that.
  40. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    NP Friday July 20, 2018

    But... but he DID dump ice over his head! He just did it into his mouth and put some whisky in it!
  41. 3 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

  42. 3 points

    Favorite Quotes

    From today's Freefall: "There are two kinds of people. Those who admit that I occasionally weird them out, and those who lie about it." -Florence Ambrose From The Martian: "Even NASA can't improve on duct tape....duct tape is magic and should be worshipped." From Doctor Who: "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with a stick." -The Doctor, summing up his general philosophy ;-)
  43. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Monday July 02, 2018

    Actually, I think it was returning to within comprehension.
  44. 3 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    This Day In History

    And this discussion has entered freefall
  45. 3 points

    Story Friday June 22, 2018

    I'm totally using "YES! ME GIRL! HAPPY LADY GIRL WOMAN!" next time somebody asks me a stupid question about my gender.
  46. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    Friday June 8, 2018

    http://www.egscomics.com/comic/sister3-290 WE HEREBY DECLARE THE CONCLUSION JUMPING OLYMPICS OF 2018 OPENED.
  47. 3 points

    Main Wed June 6 2018

    Noted. (...Actually, looking at the usage guides on wiktionary, even replacing "transgendered" with "transgender" in my sentence wouldn't have fully corrected it; it probably should have been "transgender people" (minus the preceding "the" of course)...) (A bit of a heads up: it's likely I'll make similar mistakes in the future. I'm not very social, and this forum is pretty much the only community where I have a chance to talk about such things; as a result I'm a bit out of touch with the correct terminology. Please do continue to correct me, but try to be gentle. )
  48. 3 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

  49. 3 points
    Had a pair of steroid injection procedures into my back last Friday at the hospital. One was into my lower right side of my back , while the other was into my sacroiliac joint (basically, my tailbone) on my left side. The latter was done to fix, believe it or not, a problem with my left leg. I couldn't lift it onto the threshold of a car in order to enter, or up onto a stool to dry it off after a shower. The pain was excruciating. After the procedure, half my butt was numb for a day (the left half, obviously). I gave it a test the next day. Carefully, I lifted my left leg and put my foot on a chair. No pain! None at all. Today marks four days since the procedure, and I still don't have any pain lifting my left leg. It's almost like I never had any pain there in the first place. The story with my right side is a bit different: just a tiny amount of relief. Still, I consider the left side relief a miracle.
  50. 3 points

    Story, Wednesday May 30, 2018

    For some reason, knowing that Kevin is Arthur's early work and that he seems to be leaning towards letting Ashley use Kevin for training fills me with joy.