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Pharaoh RutinTutin

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  1. Sketchbook Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    Obvious and audible to whom? The operational details may be easily apparent for the intended users. If the intended users were not human. Humans don't bother to put Feline and Canine understandable instructions and warnings on the potentially dangerous things we build and use. Why should another species bother designing their tools for our safety?
  2. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00449.htm Freefall by Mark Stanley - 07 February, 2001
  3. Things That Are Just Annoying

    The Cheshire Ceiling Cat is laughing at me, again. I can deal with cats ignoring me. I could take it if they made their comments behind my back. But when they openly laugh at me? I just don't know what to do.
  4. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    So we won't get "Walker: Danish Ranger"?
  5. This Day In History

    02 December 1697 – The current St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is consecrated in London after the Old St Paul's was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. This is, perhaps, the fifth large Christian Church to stand on the site. And it may have been preceded by any number of ancient pagan structures including, according to some antiquarians, a Roman Temple to Diana. And thanks to Disney, it is best know as place to feed the birds. 1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French. If you're going to rent out the Cathedral for the ceremony, you could at least let the Arch-Bishop do his job. 1805 – War of the Third Coalition: Battle of Austerlitz: French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte decisively defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force. Nice way to celebrate your first anniversary. 1823 – Monroe Doctrine: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James Monroe proclaims American neutrality in future European conflicts, and warns European powers not to interfere in the Americas. Spoiler: America does not remain neutral, European powers interfere. 1845 – Manifest destiny: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James K. Polk proposes that the United States should aggressively expand into the West. And the US does expand aggressively, at least until it hits the Pacific. There have been some wars and lots of battles in the Pacific and Asia since then, but the US has only controlled some small (relative to the size of the Pacific) islands since then. 1848 – Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria. Must be a good day to become Emperor. 1851 – French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic. I think we all know where this one is going. 1852 – Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French as Napoleon III. What a surprise. 1859 – Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, His soul's marching on. 1865 – Alabama ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed by North Carolina then Georgia, and U.S. slaves were legally free within two weeks. Certainly no deliberate symbolism in making the heart of the confederacy enact the decisive legislation ending slavery constitutionally. 1867 – At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading of his second, and final, speaking tour in the United States. By the end of the tour, he was living on Champaign and eggs blended in sherry. He left America barely escaping a Federal Tax Lien against the proceeds of his lecture tour. 1942 – World War II: During the Manhattan Project, at the University of Chicago, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. This takes place under the football stadium. The university would not field another football team until 1969. 1954 – Cold War: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to censure Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute". Mr McCarthy, are you now or have you ever been a member of the United States Senate?
  6. NP Friday Nov 30, 2018

    Those boots were made for walkin' Not wall crawling or falling. The boots will be back when her feet are on the floor.
  7. This Day In History

    01 December 800 – Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. Not to give away the verdict, but later that month, Leo would declare the Frankish King to be Emperor. 1420 – Henry V of England enters Paris. Despite all the pretentions to ruling France that English and British monarchs would claim, right up until France started Guillotining their Kings, this was the closest England and France came to having a unified crown. 1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the electoral college votes, the House of Representatives must decide the winner per the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution. Imagine, candidates who fail to win a majority, or even a plurality, of votes could become President. We should be grateful that this kind of mess is no longer a concern in America. 1887 – "Study in Scarlet", the first story featuring Sherlock Holmes appears in print. Did Watson ever find out what school Holmes attended? 1887 – A Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao. The story of Macao is a textbook example of China's troubled past with a major European colonial power. But it is so often ignored by those who prefer to tell the story of Hong Kong. Would "The Man With The Golden Gun" have been any worse if some of Roger Moore's fight and romance scenes had been shot in Macao instead of Hong Kong? 1896 – The State of New York begins issuing certificates to accountants qualified to work for the public. Thus beginning the era of Certified Public Accountants. 1918 – Transylvania unites with Romania, thus concluding the Great Union. Romania, Transylvania could not have harmed you if you had not invited him. 1918 – The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom. … The concept of Sovereignty was surprisingly flexible in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe. Thus ends the cultural history of Florida. 1941 – World War II: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States. One might wonder if, at this point, the Emperor could have stopped the fleet that was already underway. 1971 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", just in case you were wondering exactly how long that song has been stuck in your head. 1982 – "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983) and musical immortality for Vincent Price. 1990 – Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 meters beneath the seabed. Corporals Newkirk and LeBeau are thoroughly unimpressed. They could have tunneled twice as far in half the time while Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz remained blissfully unaware.
  8. Things that make you sad.

    George Herbert Walker Bush June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018
  9. Story Wednesday November 14, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-02 Grace: So how was your "Not Date"? Sarah: My...Oh! It was good! And thus ends the Secret of Sam. Grace, Sarah has already talked to Adrian Raven about Pandora. She will need to talk about PCR with you and the rest of the usual suspects soon enough. And Sarah is resilient and insightful. You don't need to treat her as if she is carrying raw eggs in a crystal basket. Nearly forgot to ask. Has Grace always kept her fangs extended in Squirrel-Girl form? This seems new.
  10. This Day In History

    December In the United States, this is National Pear month National Fruitcake month National Eggnog month and National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, so take it easy on the Fruitcake and Eggnog
  11. Story Friday, November 30, 2018

    Grace is still not quite accustomed to dealing with people who aren't used to magic. Maybe if Luke gets a few other questions answered he will become less nosy about Grace and the other usual suspects. And Grace, the Ostrich Survival plan rarely works for anyone other than ostriches.
  12. Sketchbook Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    So why all the cursed antiques? Is the presence of some sort of energy of malevolent intent a requirement for a device to be preserved beyond the lifespan of the person who builds, purchases, or uses it?
  13. Story, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    The biggest reason for Noah to approach Grace at Salty Crackers would be to discuss Adrian Raven with her outside school.
  14. I’m alive.

    Well, there goes another dream of mine. For someone who is chronically sleep deprived, spending two months in bed sounded like a good thing. I guess I was wrong. Hope you're back to form soon. There has been a notable lack of pedantic behavior recently in this forum.
  15. Things That Are Just Annoying

    I hope they at least name you as a beneficiary
  16. This Day In History

    29 November 1612 – The Battle of Swally takes place, according to the Julian Calendar. This relatively small naval battle is historically important as it marked the beginning of the end of Portugal's commercial monopoly over India, and the beginning of Indian Independence the ascent of the English East India Company's presence in India. 1807 – Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil. It can be difficult to maintain an Imperial-Colonial relationship when the Monarch in the Colony has no authority in the homeland. 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phono, phono, phono, phono, phono *SCRATCH* phonograph for the first time. 1890 – 1st Army - Navy football game at West Point. Navy 24, Army 0. 1934 – Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally. The Lion's most celebrated Thanksgiving tradition, losing, is now shared with a national audience. 1935 – Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat'. Cats seem largely uninterested in the paper. 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico. Enos leaves his space ship and discovers a world similar to the one he left, except that humans treat apes like pets or laboratory specimens. 1963 – "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom. The end of all human culture and civilization immediately follows. 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to cover up investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 1964 – Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English. But is it wise to let people understand what you tell them to believe? 1972 – Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game, at Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California. What happened to all the quarters I used to own?
  17. This Day In History

    Of course Time Travel is real. You really can travel through time. But only in one direction. Unless you are able to move faster than the speed of light. In that case, please contact me yesterday.
  18. What Are You Ingesting?

    Personally, I like Mr & Mrs T
  19. Story, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    To be sure, there are a lot of parts of the face that can be difficult to shave. And that patch on the chin under the lower lip is particularly annoying. I know I have cut myself there more than once. There are times when I have asked myself, "why bother?" But every day I scrape that slice of steel across the square inch of face that contains every texture available to my skin type. Now I really want to see some actual footage from last week's big search scene. And Justin, how could you say that the unfortunately-named-cheerleader-themed-super-heroine is Grace's sidekick? You know very well that they both work for the Mastermind Tedd.
  20. NP Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

    She Whiffed? If I wanted to see someone fail to catch something, I'd watch the Lions.
  21. This Day In History

    Oh you could be married in England without the license. The license was to allow you to be married without the official waiting periods. For some, if they had the money, getting the license was actually a status symbol.
  22. This Day In History

    28 November 1582 – In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license. That is quite a steep price to pay for a teenaged freelance writer and an Avon Lady. 1660 – At Gresham College, it is claimed that twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society. However, by their own motto, Nullius in verba. "Take nobody's word for it." 1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours. Today this is known as "Rush Hour". 1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance. Teatro alla Scala in Milan seems unconcerned by the competition. 1967 – The first pulsar (PSR B1919+21, in the constellation of Vulpecula aka the Fox) was discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish. Also known as Cambridge Pulsar 1919, the world came to know it as LGM-1 (Little Green Men) because there was speculation that the strong repeating signal may have been an artificial beacon. Of course today such a designation would not be accepted in a reputable academic journal. Little Green Men is Sexist, Racist, and Sizest.
  23. Story, Monday Nov 26, 2018

    If the customer had not purchased the comics elsewhere, Salty Crackers would probably be glad to pay the postage once and be done with the jerk. The problem is if the customer is demanding a refund, and the materials are unlikely to be purchased by the normal Salty Crackers clientele.
  24. This Day In History

    27 November 602 – Death of Byzantine Emperor Maurice. Emperor Maurice expanded Byzantine territory in the Caucuses and the Balkans across the Danube. He ended a war with the Sasanian Persians, which meant that the Byzantines no longer had to pay thousands of pounds of gold in tribute to the Persians each year for peace. He established territories in Italy and North Africa, ruled by Viceroys, which stopped the expansion of the Germanic Lombards. But another upstart general thought he could do better so Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself. 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. The first one was mostly successful in its stated aims, so they do it again, and again, and again, and again... 1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703. This may be a surprise, but Eddystone was NOT a Flintstone's character who invented artificial light by putting fireflies in a jar. 1810 – The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London. Kids, if you think you're being clever by calling for pizza delivery to a neighbor, realize that it has already been done. Not only done, but done on a far bigger scale than you could ever hope to accomplish. 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded. What are the odds? 1896 – Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed. It would be decades until this music would be properly incorporated into Kubrick films and Elvis concerts. 1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II. It seems the cookies my mom sent me in college may have been in mislabeled packages. 1955 – Birth of Bill Nye, (the Science Guy) American engineer, educator, and television host. His first diaper includes a bow tie. 1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars. She is also one of the first women licensed a jockey for Para mutual horse races. Setting aside the question of gender in athletics, isn't there usually a significant difference in size between jockeys and basketball players? 1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars. Greetings from the people of Earth. We wanted to send you an example of our most advanced scientific technology, but here is a ton of burned and broken metal instead. 1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387–35). You don't need to run an expensive campaign to reach the White House. You only need a majority of your friends and colleagues in the Congress to agree that you would be a better replacement for Nixon than Spiro Agnew. 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet. So you find a planet with an unbreathable atmosphere that would crush any living being even if it wasn't 1,000OC? And when it came time to pick a name, you chose a god who would decide your place in the afterlife? Yeah, I'm sure he declare you heart is lighter than a feather.
  25. Story, Monday Nov 26, 2018

    That is no mere customer. That is obviously a middle-departmental manager.