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Pharaoh RutinTutin

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  1. NP Monday Nov 26 2018

    That awkward part of problem solving where blame has been thoroughly assigned, and there is no readily available solution.
  2. This Day In History

    26 November 783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus the Usurper. There needs to be a better way to deal with relatives who are more ambitious, organized, and competent than the legitimate first born son. 1476 – Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. It is Stephen V Báthory, a member of the Order of the Dragon, who would be deposed for cruelty in Transylvania. Vlad had the better publicist. 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui. He would not be the last. 1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress. Even at this point, Ben Franklin still wanted to make the Turkey the National Bird. A holiday dedicated to the ritual sacrifice of the national symbol would just be creepy. 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. Athletes ask why they should win one for a "Gipper" who won't even be born for several decades. 1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. This gradually gains acceptance until another President decides to move the event up a week as a way to kick start Christmas shopping. 1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France. Apparently France, Britain, and Russia get to play in the Middle East and opinions of other countries, or the people who live there, don't count. 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams. This is why the business of Dentistry grew rapidly in North America and not in Britain. 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. It is so rude when visitors just force their way in without being invited. 1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded. If it takes more than a second to raise the umbrella, it is already too late. 1977 – An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm. Galactic Command was unable to confirm Vrillon's authority or ability to speak on Ashtar's behalf. 1983 – Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport. This is perhaps the textbook example of how law enforcement should not investigate a large robbery.
  3. Story, Friday Nov 23, 2018

    We have seen Happy Grace. We have seen Scary Grace. But Happy Scary Grace is the Scariest of them all. Damien would have given up far sooner if Happy Scary Grace had confronted him.
  4. NP Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

    So the Twister™ game will come earlier rather than later?
  5. NP Monday Nov 19, 2018

    Exactly We are not going to see Gecko-vision comics until the geckos themselves pick up the slack and start creating them.
  6. NP Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

    So Sarah should have stretched out on the floor to direct Nanase? My high school guidance counselor never covered jobs where you could remain horizontal.
  7. NP Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

    The printed dialogue in the final panel says "Oh Carp." But given Sarah's current look, all I hear is "Zoinks!"
  8. NP Monday Nov 19, 2018

    If s enough were to be pledged on Patreon, with gecko-vision comics as the chosen reward level, something probably could be arranged.
  9. Story Wednesday November 21, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-05 Popcorn It is not just a 1969 synth-pop hit that helped define the 70s It is a most delicious chaperone that has been keeping teens separated at the movies for nearly a century
  10. This Day In History

    21 November You forgot to mention that 21 November is the United Nations observance of World Television Day. So go observe television! You aren't doing this to rot your own brain. You are doing your share to rot the brains of the entire world.
  11. Story Wednesday November 21, 2018

    You're Welcome.
  12. NP Monday Nov 19, 2018

    But that would imply that lizards are potentially as smart as the other beings who ignore me. Maybe as smart as humans. Perhaps even in the realm of cats.
  13. NP Monday Nov 19, 2018

    Living in Florida, I frequently watch lizards crawling on walls. Point for Dan. Gecko Nanase is far more attractive than the lizards catching flies on my porch. Point against Dan. Actual lizards crawling on walls are deaf. I know this because, like Sarah, I try to tell them where to go. But they apparently can't hear me.
  14. Sketchbook Nov 20, 2018

    Red Haired Tensaided looks far too Vikingish. Although... is blonde Susan a soprano? She could be a good Brünhilde...
  15. Story Monday, November 19, 2018

    So were Sarah and Grace dating each other when they were supposedly dating Elliot and Tedd? And what about Grace and Ellen's time in Vegas?
  16. This Day In History

    19 November 461 – In Rome, St Hilarius becomes Pope following the death of Leo I. Despite the name, his reign as Pope was not notably funny. 1367 – The Confederation of Cologne is formed as a medieval military alliance against King Waldemar IV of Denmark. In the opinion of King Waldemar, that Cologne stinks. 1581– Death of Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich. The cause of death was being attacked by his father three days earlier. You should probably expect that sort of thing when your father is called "Ivan the Terrible". 1794 – The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War, including matters of extradition. A nice attempt, but there are still enough people in power in both countries who will not be satisfied without another war. 1863 – American Civil War: At the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address . Gettysburg National Cemetery 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325 1944 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling US$14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh_oc5hQt-A 1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel. It wasn't a bad car. It was just the car that a relatively small number of executives and engineers at Ford wanted to build without considering what the public actually wanted to buy. 1969 – In Hawaii, Pele is the goddess of the Volcano. In Brazil, Pelé is the god of Football as he scores his 1,000th career goal. 2004 – The Malice at the Palace: At the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit, there is the worst brawl in NBA history. Ron Artest suspended 86 games (rest of season), Stephen Jackson suspended 30 games. Who would have thought that athletes might get angry when spectators throw garbage at them? 2006 - Nintendo’s first video game console with motion control, the Wii, is released. Elliot is soon sent to the Scandinavian furniture store to buy a TV stand.
  17. This Day In History

    18 November 326 – The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated. At the time, they just called it St Peter's Basilica. "The Old" part wasn't added until, wait for it... 1247 – According to a 1795 book by Joseph Ritson, this was the day Robin Hood died when he was about 87. Of course, this scene wasn't in the Errol Flynn movie. 1307 – According to Aegidius Tschudi, writing c. 1570, William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head. If Tell had been in Britain instead of Switzerland, he could have really messed up Newton's observations. 1626 – The current St Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Get your tickets now for the 2926 consecration of the third St Peter's Basilica. 1863 – King Christian IX of Denmark (The Father-In-Law of Europe) signs the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This is seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and leads to the German–Danish war of 1864. Annexing a territory may appeal to you as a ruler, the people you currently rule, and maybe even the people in the territory you wish to annex. But don't do it without the consent (or defeat) of the current ruler of that territory. 1865 – Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press. Quite a way to Jump-Start a literary career. 1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times. The ability to tell time by the Sun and stars has been a valuable skill since before the beginning of recorded history. And now it is useless in a society bound to mechanical clocks. Progress! 1901 – Britain and the United States sign the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty, which nullifies the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and withdraws British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama. Wait for it... 1903 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone. So Panama, America defeated Spain, negotiated with Britain, and "assisted" you in obtaining independence from Columbia. Now the US wants to effectively own the middle of your new nation. If you don't agree, to whom are you going to complain? 1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway. See Denmark? This is what happens if you wait until they ask you. 1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday. So what were the two earlier appearances? Prenatal sonograms? No, couldn't be. There wasn't sound with them. 1932 – At the Fifth Academy Awards, Walt Disney receives the first Oscar for the Best Cartoon Short Subject, Flowers and Trees. He also receives an honorary award for the creation of Mickey Mouse. I'm starting to suspect that this Mickey Mouse operation is no Mickey Mouse operation.
  18. This Day In History

    I'm serious about sports preempting everything. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, I spent a few days in a school designated as a shelter. The first night, the Red Cross tried to issue a 'lights out' order about 10pm. The school principal intervened. There was a football game being shown on the big screen TV in the cafeteria and the Principal assured everyone that anyone who wanted could keep watching the game.
  19. This Day In History

    17 November 1405 – George Takei Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu. 1511 – Henry VIII of England concludes the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon. And we can be certain Mr VIII will keep his word to the Catholic monarchs. 1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rBaCp3t5v4 1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. The trial details aren't so important as the overall lesson. If you were a good friend of the former monarch, but not friendly with the current monarch, then leave the capital and do not act like you are still in a position of power. The new monarch is likely to take your presence and pretense as a threat. 1777 – Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification. There were no "Make America Great Again" hats and bumper stickers involved in this campaign. Nope, this was the first attempt to Make America Great. 1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C. Imagine, at one time established cities like New York and Philadelphia wanted to host Congress on a permanent basis. Now, they and just about every other city is relieved that the government has their own town. 1810 – Sweden declares war on its ally against Napoléon Bonaparte, the United Kingdom, to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place. Sweden, stick to fighting Denmark. Let the Brits and the French fight each other. 1933 – The United States recognizes the Soviet Union. And we thought the US was doing badly on geography. Next semester, we'll see if the US can identify Brazil on a map of South America. 1938 – The legend lives on from the Canadians on down of the singer they call Gordon Lightfoot... 1953 – The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland. Ireland just couldn't convince enough people to stay and keep Old Ireland alive for the Anthropologists. Wasn't this the subject of a Gary Larson comic? 1968 – Heidi Bowl. Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S. To keep it simple, sports now preempt everything else. 1973 – At Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort Hotel (the one through which the monorail runs) near Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook." For logistical reasons, the President was unable to gather the reporters for this statement in the more appropriate Fantasy Land. 1978 – No amount of retcons, special editions, or other lies can change this fact. The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS and CTV, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas. Strong with the Force Bea Arthur is.
  20. NP Friday Nov 16, 2018

  21. This Day In History

    16 November 534 – Justinian I, who was an Eastern Roman (Byzantine) emperor in Constantinople, approves and publishes the second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus. Because it seems that there are people who will obey the law, if they know what law actually says. Who knew? 1272 – While travelling during the Ninth Crusade, Prince Edward becomes King of England upon Henry III of England's death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne. Because a futile and symbolic military action is far more important that actually administrating a country. 1491 – An auto-da-fé, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects. So the heretics are tortured and humiliated until their guilty souls are purified, and then they are killed so that they can not sin again. 1532 – Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca. This story would be repeated a few more times across the Americas. 1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th U.S. state. This would remain an obscure trivia item until 1943 when composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II would add an exclamation point creating Oklahoma! 1920 – Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS) is founded. Koalas across the continent are outraged. 1974 – The Arecibo message is broadcast from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico. It was aimed at the current location of the globular star cluster Messier 13 some 25,000 light years away. The message will reach empty space by the time it finally arrives since the cluster will have changed position. So we did call. Is it our fault no one will be home when the message arrives? 1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals. You would think that an organization that called itself the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences might have enough technical expertise to detect a fraud before handing out the highest award.
  22. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    So a couple of kids can think up a better story than what the big studios actually produce? Is anyone surprised?
  23. Sketchbook Nov 15, 2018

    This is a symptom of Nanase's recent geckofication. Geckos are effectively red-blue colour blind. So the frequently red-haired Nanase used the wrong dye without realizing it.
  24. NP, Wednesday November 14, 2018

    And now she sells insurance Forgot to mention that while geckos do have very good vision overall, especially in low light, they are effectively red-blue colour blind. In humans, red-green colour blindness is not unknown. More common in males than females. Could the walls now be coloured red with only subtle changes in shade and texture creating the patterns Sarah mentioned? If so, Nanase would be effectively colour blind using her Lizard eyes. Still, it has been a long time since Amanda announced that "Lizards are Cool". We are long overdue for conformation.
  25. This Day In History

    Regarding the 14 November entry for 1960 Yes, I have edited that line more that once in less than an hour after posting. I needed to include the Ruby Bridges story. But every comment I tried to make just came out worse. So I left it with just the Rockwell painting.