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  1. NP Wednesday September 05, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/egsnp/assorted-18a-002 Noah, you aren't trying hard enough. Now if you put everyone on bicycles and included a band that stayed on the field while play proceeded... I wonder if the Buckeye band could perform Script Ohio on bicycles while batters were hitting golf balls in their general direction?
  2. NP September 10, 2018

    A pair o ducks? Oh be kind to your web footed friends...
  3. Things That Are Just Annoying

    The United States Postal Service is still trying to be the best that Ben Franklin thought it could be.
  4. Story Monday September 10, 2018

    It was Lucy who convinced Diane that the boys should always pay? And this conclusion was reached on the basis of popcorn prices?
  5. This Day In History

    09 September 9 AD – Arminius' alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The Roman Legions were not invincible. Rome was, however, able to hire mercenary legions to retaliate against you faster than you could appeal to your fellow barbarian tribes to unite with you in opposition to Rome. 337 – Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti. A typical political family made up of Con-men. 999 or 1000 – Battle of Svolder or Øresund. On or about this date a naval battle between Nordic nobles determined many of the details that would eventually mark the end of the Viking era and the transition of Northern European culture into the High Middle Ages. The earliest existing Icelandic record of the event was written two centuries after the fact and is regarded by almost everyone as unreliable. Please, for the sake of all future historians, before you kill or are killed, document everything. 1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II. The title of King Rufus will remain unclaimed among English speaking monarchs until the Naked Mole Rat Uprising. 1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States. They never gave serious consideration to naming the country "Fred". 1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington. Legend claims that George Washington chose the point where the city should start by throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River. This could not happen today because everyone knows that a dollar doesn't go as far anymore. Thank you. I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitress. 1801 – Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces. Would any of these include the "Privilege" of not being a vassal state to Russia? 1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph. Eventually he would discover things outside his kitchen to observe and study. 1863 – American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee. This trip did not involve a Choo-Choo at Track 29 1939 – World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland. As has been observed by so many others, War is Hel. 1956 – Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, from the waist up.
  6. This Day In History

    I hope they didn't put any warnings in Star Trek V. Nobody will admit to having watched that.
  7. This Day In History

    08 September 617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty. Yet even with the dynasty founded, they never appreciated the value the orange flavored powder would have towards enabling human space flight. 1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonizes Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II. This is a warning from the Pope to all Kings, everywhere. If you kill the Bishops that annoy you, they will be canonized. 1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. There have been more than enough wardrobe malfunction comments about this statue over the years. I just have one question. Why is this marble depiction of one of the greatest heroes of the Hebrew people uncircumcised? 1565 – The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18. At the next breakfast, they all sit down for Malta Meal. It's good stuff, Maynard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoAJNn6SETs 1775 – The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta. Obviously they skipped breakfast, because winners warm up with Malta Meal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpBzck6HJtA 1888 – In England, the first six Football League matches are played. Everything before this point is mostly footnote. History really begins with Football. 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. As originally published, the Pledge does not specifically mention "The United States of America" or "Under God", and yet it is popular and patriotic on its own. 1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape. The "Scotch" brand name was originally an insult towards the manufacturers from the early testers who thought that the makers were far too stingy with the adhesive chemicals. Even though it was an insult about a lack of stickiness, the name somehow stuck. 1945 – The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier. Just like with Germany, this division of a country between the United States and the Soviet Union will almost certainly be a temporary situation. 1966 – "The Man Trap" airs on NBC. This is the first episode to be broadcast of a new science fiction series. It probably won't last long or amount to much. 1974 – Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office. Strangely, this was an attempt to save money. If the incoming President has already decided that he intends to pardon the outgoing President, then the legal process becomes an expensive side show distracting the government from the work it needs to do. Having the prosecutors investigate and file charges. Depositions. Court appearances. Hearings. Procedures. Appeals. Why bother when the Commander in Chief has already decided what he will do when the dust settles? Pardon everything in advance, and there isn't even a need for an investigation in the first place. Yes, the Pardon was purely for economic reasons and not political payback.
  8. Story Friday September 9, 2018

    Close. Very close. Actually, that statement pretty much covers human history.
  9. NP Friday Sep 7, 2018

    Susan, I am disappointed on two separate matters. First, you don't need any additional excuse. If the offense is twitch-worthy, it is rant-worthy. And for that matter, it is Hammer-worthy, but Mr Tensaided probably frowns on hammering customers. Especially those customers you can hammer on your own time. Second, wearing WHITE cartoon gloves AFTER Labor Day? Have you no sense of fashion or style?
  10. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    A fractured metatarsal is not what any of us had in mind when we thought, "The Prof deserves a break."
  11. Story Friday September 9, 2018

    Panels four and seven may be artistic exaggeration to display Diane's emotion and probably should not be an indicator of shape-shifting abilities. But her look of frustration / disgust / disappointment / fury / confusion / fatigue in the final panel just screams "PANDORA" to me.
  12. This Day In History

    06 September 394 – Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills Eugenius the usurper. His Frankish magister militum Arbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later. This is rather typical of Politics through Warfare that was common across the various eras and empires that called themselves "Roman". But we do ourselves a disservice if we do not recall the historic names. For example, the Battle of the Frigidus is not the Friday fight in the break room over who must clean out the Frigidus before the weekend. 1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. What is amazing is that Columbus pestered almost every royal court in Europe for sponsorship on this trip, and only Isabella of Castile realized that for the cost of a few ships, they could either get rid of this trouble maker or become very rich. Of course, the fact Leif Ericson made the trip half a millennium earlier without a royal bankroll isn't important. 1522 – The Victoria, under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition and the first ship to circumnavigate the world. Four ships and the fleet's commander are lost on the voyage, but does anyone recall the captain who actually completed the mission and led his vessel home? Is there an Elcano space probe? No, history remembers Magellan, and others. 1620 – According to the Julian Calendar still in use in Britain, the Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower to settle in North America. If this was the day Columbus started his trip, and what was left of Magellan's armada finished their trip, this must be a good day for sailing. 1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts. If you've found that moving out of society and living the simple life off the land is too stressful, then move in with a friend and live off of them. 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Interesting how easily the titles "unemployed" and "anarchist" go together. Almost as if people who have responsibilities providing for a family or building and maintaining a community can't be bothered to orchestrate the overthrow of society. 1937 – Birth of Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator. World's fastest cartoonist. His pictures in the margins of the pages were often the best part of Mad Magazine. 1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany. This must be because of South Africa's Commonwealth relationship with Britain. Or is South African claiming some sort of moral high ground? 1958 – Birth of Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter. If you know Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a redneck. 1968 – Swaziland becomes independent from Britain. But much of their international mail is delivered to Switzerland. 1991 – The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Nice of them to do that while there was still technically a Soviet Union. Now who was it that had been keeping the Baltic States from being independent for the last half century? 1991 – The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924. Will this town please make up its mind? Most cities never change their names. And those that do change their names will usually go at least a century before changing again.
  13. Story Wednesday September 5, 2018

    With a pen in a sore hand, I can imagine young Diane finding the old copy of Robert's Rules in the school library and writing down the plan for how she and Lucy and their friends would deal with boys. Resolved, the bylaws for the Girls Association of the D E Shive Memorial Junior High School shall be as follows: 1. Boys are Gross 1a. Unless we find a boy we like, in which case 2. Boys are Gross 2a. Except for the boys we like 2b. Unless a boy we like annoys us, in which case 3. Boys are Gross
  14. Remote controls really should be clear about which appliances they operate. And "Universal" remotes need to be explicit about which appliances they are operating right now.
  15. This Day In History

    It doesn't matter how much effort you put into prevention and education. People are, unfortunately, people.
  16. Story, Monday September 3, 2018

    Lucy had a high opinion of Diane and, for several years, behaved in ways that she thought would gain Diane's approval. Now Lucy discovers that Diane was not unconcerned about the opinions of others, she was simply unaware. Furthermore, now that Diane is aware of what others have said about her, she is concerned about their opinions. Diane's tough exterior turned out to be a thin veneer that can be chipped away. And what Lucy is seeing under that veneer is not the stuff of legend.
  17. NP Monday September 3, 2018

    Eventually, this crew will get out of the Moperville high schools. Eventually... Maybe... Probably before the Milky Way collides with Andromeda. And when they do get out of high school, they will need to continue their education...
  18. This Day In History

    02 September 44 BC – Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Pharaoh Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Following the death of his mother, Caesarion would be the last Pharaoh and reign for eleven days. If history forgets this young monarch, it is mostly because eleven days is not enough time to have your tomb built to the standards of traditional Egyptian opulence. 1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings, including Old St Paul's Cathedral. Is it possible that incinerating what is flammable and filthy will leave everything that survives in a better condition? 1752 – Great Britain, along with its overseas possessions, adopts the Gregorian calendar. This was actually a two year process for the Empire. In Britain, 1751 officially began on Lady Day, 25 March, and then ended on 31 December for a year of 282 days. This was to change New Year's Day in Britain to 01 January. Then in 1752, Wednesday 02 September was followed by Thursday 14 September, a 355 day year. This was to make the dates in Britain match those used by their neighbors. And those of us in the United States today are grateful that they didn't wait until the 1770s or later to do this, because Americans would have stubbornly held on to the Old Style calendar just like we hold on to the pre-Metric measurements Britain dropped not too long after they decided those darn colonists weren't worth fighting to keep. 1807 – The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon. So let that be a lesson to everyone who would side with Britain against Napoleon. Your British Allies may not give you enough help to defeat the Corsican Conqueror. But they will destroy everything you have to keep you from surrendering anything to Bonaparte's Brigades. 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan: Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner. Later decades would see this day celebrated in the German Empire as Sedantag, which does not involve small children chasing each other in four door automobiles. 1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair. Historians, for some reason, seem to think this was Roosevelt's philosophy towards diplomacy. It was actually practical advice on how to navigate the unruly crowds of the fair. 1939 – World War II: Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany. Neither Danzig nor Gdańsk would be free for a very long time. 1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. That should be the end of fighting in Asia for a while... 1945 – Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. I have a bad feeling about this... Also 02 September is National Blueberry Popsicle Day in the United States, as if we needed an excuse.
  19. Story Friday August 31, 2018

    Depending upon the level of angst, training may not be necessary. And she has already been training in stealth techniques that managed to fool drunk college kids and a megalomaniac aberration. If the recent comics can be believed, she is already developing the skills of hiding in plain sight without even trying.
  20. This Day In History

    01 September 1529 – The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives. Let me see if I understand this. The Conquistadores had cannon, muskets, the entire European history of fortification and castle building, AND they put the place in the care of the Holy Spirit. Then with all that, they still lost the fort? 1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England. No. Don't. Please don't. This will not work out well. 1715 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, which is the longest of any major European monarch. Granted, he did become King when he was four years old. The current best contender to dethrone the king of longest enthroned king is Britain's Elizabeth II who, if she is still reigning, will overtake Monsieur XIV on 27 May 2024 (at age 98 years, 36 days). I know Britain and France are not technically at war right now, but "My monarch lived longer than your monarch" seems like a classic ego battle. 1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding. Where is the Millennium Falcon? Asteroids do not concern me. 1831 – The high honor of Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic. So a Pope named Gregory creates an award named for another Pope named Gregory that can be awarded to any notable person of the Pope's choosing. This would coincidently get the name of Pope Gregory into the papers several times along side the name of the person being honored. 1875 – Birth of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Despite what the stories suggest, he was not subsequently abandoned in the African Rain Forest to be raised by Apes. 1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd. The Baltic port would undergo more name changes this century. I don't think any of them involve Istanbul or Constantinople. 1914 – Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, a female, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo. At one time people said they were so numerous that the migrating flocks could block out the Sun like an eclipse. 1920 – The Fountain of Time opens on The Midway Plaisance as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent. Because when I think of Anglo-American relations, I think of Chicago. 1922 – Birth of Yvonne De Carlo. Despite what the stories may suggest, the Wife of Moses was not the daughter of Count Dracula. 1939 – Too much happened this day. General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army. A legend tells that the General was worried the US Congress would promote him to Marshal Marshall. The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date. Careful. Rearming those forces was not exactly legal per the terms of Versailles. New medals might draw more attention to yourself. Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. This is not the behavior civilized people expect from an enlightened and benevolent ruler. There will be serious complaints. Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or national emergency). A new American Chief of Staff and some new German Medals hardly seem to constitute an emergency for the Swiss. Was there something else going on? Oh. Oh, yes. This... 1939 – Nazi Germany invades Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. The results are... complicated. 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published. Spoiler Alert: An old man goes fishing in the sea. I preferred the Monsterpiece Theatre Adaptation, The Old Man and the C. 1958 – In the middle of the Cold War, Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars. Did no one in Iceland read Hemmingway? 1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h). 44 years later, it still takes over six hours to fly commercial from JFK to Heathrow.
  21. This Day In History

    September
  22. Story Friday August 31, 2018

    An Angst Induced Awakening perhaps?
  23. NP Friday Aug 31, 2018

    I know garlic bread gives a boost to some aspect of myself. Although I am not at all certain that it is my power level.
  24. This Day In History

    31 August AD 12 – Birth of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Son of General Germanicus and Maternal Grandson of Octavius Augustus. Also known as, Caligula. He is such a sweet and innocent little boy. 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims. This is why you need to fill out the proper forms. Mr The Ripper may have had any number of other victims. But because he didn't update his blog with the identities of the targets and details of their demise, today we really don't know Jack. 1895 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon. And no, he was not working for Goodyear. 1879 – Birth of Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (born Alma Margaretha Maria Schindler), Austrian-American composer and author. So much could be said, but Tom Lehrer put it best when he was discussing her 1964 obituary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QEsdfX-Lek 1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, an early movie viewer. Is sitting in a dirty chair on a sticky floor in a crowded, noisy, and freezing theatre really such an improvement over one person at a time watching a silent film? 1907 – Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Anglo-Russian Convention, by which the UK recognizes Russian preeminence in northern Persia, while Russia recognizes British preeminence in southeastern Persia and Afghanistan. Both powers pledge not to interfere in Tibet. The Russians and the British are in agreement about Persia? Shouldn't the Persians have some say in this matter? Or is being partitioned by 20th Century Empires some sort of karmic justice on the distant descendants of the Ancient Persian Empire? 1920 – The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK, now WWJ, in Detroit. Media manipulation of the "news" had only been able to reach those who could both read and buy a newspaper regularly. Now the target audience is expanded to those who only need to listen and buy a radio once. 1935 – In an attempt to stay out of the growing tensions concerning Germany and Japan, the United States passes the first of its Neutrality Acts. US President Franklin Roosevelt does not veto the legislation, but spends a lot of time figuring ways around the details. 1939 – The Gleiwitz radio station in Nazi Germany, near the border of Poland, is viciously attacked. Some historians seem to think that agents acting on behalf of the highest authorities in Berlin attacked the radio station while pretending to be in the Polish military. But why would Germany want other countries and their own citizens to think Poland had attacked them? 1962 – Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent. Well, sort of independent. True, they are no longer controlled by the Dutch, French, Spanish, or British colonial powers. But Trinidad is still stuck with Tobago and Tobago can't get rid of Trinidad. 1997 – The opinion of the general public towards paparazzi reaches an all time low when Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris attempting to evade aggressive photographers. This does nothing to dissuade the practice. Sales of newspapers and magazines with candid pictures of the Princess skyrocket. 2016 – Dilma Rousseff, the first woman to be elected President of Brazil, is impeached and removed from office. Thus becoming the first democratically elected female head of state to be removed from office by impeachment any where in the world. Some body had to be first...
  25. NP Wednesday August 29, 2018

    I remember the contest between Quisp and Quake cereals in commercials produced by Jay Ward. I remember thinking I was missing out on something because I never saw the commercial where their race ended. I remember when the Saturday Morning staple Superfriends changed its name to the "Super Powers Team" and by coincidence, all the characters on this version of the show were available as action figures under the Super Powers Team label. This included several characters that never were in any mainstream DC comic. I remember the Honeycomb Hideout. I remember He-Man and She-Ra having adventures with the same core group of allies and enemies four out of five episodes. But at least once a week there was a rarely seen hero and/or villain so central to the plot, you had to add that action figure to the collection. I remember McDonaldland characters. Are these representative of the alternating half-hour and half-minute commercials to which you were referring?