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  1. This Day In History

    19 October 202 BC – Second Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage. This sounds very impressive... 439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa. Wait a minuet. Carthage fell to Vandalism? I am much less impressed with General Scipio. 1216 – King John of England, yes the King John who was the younger brother of Richard the Lionheart. The King who committed the unforgivable sin of not being Richard the Lionheart. The King who suffered countless insults with every retelling of the Robin Hood legend. The King began the long British tradition of surrendering Royal power to the minor nobles by signing the Magna Carta (not the Japanese comic version of the Manga Carta). The King who was the youngest of five sons of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. The King who proved unable to hold his mother's territories in France. This King dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III. It would be several more Henrys before England found a king more notorious than John. 1453 – The Hundred Years' War ends with the French recapture of Bordeaux, leaving English control only on Calais. Maybe there is some place other than France England could try conquering? 1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain. It also permits Ricky Ricardo to frequently exclaim "Lucy! You got some Spaining to do!" 1781 – At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis hand over Cornwallis' sword and formally surrender to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau. Why were the British fighting so hard to keep these troublesome colonies in the first place? 1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to the Grande Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Ulm; 30,000 prisoners are captured and 10,000 casualties inflicted on the losers. Careful Monsieur Bonaparte. Not every battle will go so well for the Grande Armée. 1812 – Napoleon Bonaparte retreats from Moscow. Tough loss, but a great musical score. 1813 – The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats. Maybe there is some place other than Europe France could try conquering? 1933 – Germany withdraws from the League of Nations. But how does Germany expect to peacefully resolve its diplomatic issues without league backing? 1973 – President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes. He's sure to rethink this position and release all the tapes, complete and unedited.
  2. NP Wednesday October 17, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/egsnp/nanasecraft-02 It is easier to be caviler about money if you either have a lot of it, or none whatsoever. And if you have none whatsoever, you going to be caviler about money pretty close to home. Not in some exotic adventure locale.
  3. NP Wednesday October 17, 2018

    Many adventuring archeologists seem to believe that anything you find by digging it up is yours to keep. Some other people have crazy ideas like that the stuff in tombs still belongs to the deceased, or their family, or the religion that buried the guy and his stuff, or the country in which the tomb is found...
  4. Story, Wednesday October 17, 2018

    With as much awkwardness as is often experienced in EGS, I think it is Diane who has finally had this "Weird Al' moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8tRDv9fZ_c
  5. Revenge is a dish best served cold. The main story is only now approaching the coldest part of the first winter since that incident.
  6. NO! I don't care what your educational credentials may imply. I don't care if you lived through the relevant Historical period. I Don't care how CUTE you may look. I will reject any attempt to deny the reality of the Viking Horned Helmet. Longenhodden, according to Rose Nylund.
  7. NP Friday October 12, 2018

    I knew yawl would point that out schooner or later.
  8. This Day In History

    13 October AD 54 – Emperor Claudius dies from poisoning under mysterious circumstances, supposedly after eating mushrooms. One legend claims his final words were "Damn it! I can feel myself becoming a god." His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him. Strangely enough, the "Poisoning" may have been a purely accidental case of food poisoning, or even some other natural causes. While there isn't usually too much nice to say about Nero, it doesn't look like he was directly involved with the death of Claudius. Nero's mother, Agrippina the Younger, on the other hand... 1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a "confession" of heresy. To be fair to Philip, "Fair" has several meanings. It would be unfair to say that Philip received "the Fair" as an epithet for his behavior towards the Templars, or the Jews, or the English, or the Papal Court... 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier. This is the Galaxy now known as M51a. Not a washing machine. 1884 – The International Meridian Conference, in Washington, votes on a resolution to establish the meridian passing through the Observatory of Greenwich, in London, as the initial meridian for longitude. Most of Europe and the Americas would have their clocks synchronized with Britain, ± n hours, within a decade. Most. France would take their time, keeping their own time for some time. 1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game. For a World Championship, teams from outside the United States have won it only twice. 1923 – Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey. If the capital is not Constantinople, it might as well be Ankara. Even though they didn't include that town in the song. 1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications launched the first US cellular network in Chicago. Finally, we can drive around the city and never need to put down our phones. 2010 – The mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue. While this was a compelling story with a happy ending, an even better result would have occurred if the mine had been run with safety standards in the first place.
  9. NP Friday October 12, 2018

    If he's talking about ships, shouldn't the line from the last panel be "I've sailed yawl"?
  10. This Day In History

    11 October 1311 – The peerage and clergy restrict the powers of King Edward II of England with the Ordinances of 1311. We are loyal subjects of the King. We just don't trust him with our money. 1649 – Cromwell's New Model Army Sacks Wexford killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians. Silly thing, Cromwell and the Wexford leaders were attempting to negotiate Wexford's surrender, but both were being incredibly stubborn and slow. Then someone in the Parliamentary Army lost patience and started the attack. So the 3,500 casualties? The devastated city and port? It was all just a mistake. 1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed. In less than a hundred years, this little survey party would get blamed for everything. 1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri. So much for the idea that the first time Teddy Roosevelt flew, he was carried by a flock of Bald Eagles he raised himself in their native environment at the peak of a mountain. 1957 – Space Race: Operation Moonwatch scientists calculate Sputnik 1's booster rocket's orbit. This was the work of amateur American astronomers. 1958 – Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up). This was the work of professional American engineers. 1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years. Those who want change will complain that the council does not change enough. Those who do not want change will complain that the council changes too much. 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard. The professional American Rocket Scientists finally get one right.
  11. Story Wednesday October 10, 2018

    Someone makes a scene, and then other people try to make it about themselves? Yes, other reactions should have been more likely, vocal, and numerous. But the reactions shown were not implausible.
  12. NP Wednesday October 10, 2018

    Spider Grace, If your super powers do not actually include some kind of snappy-patter skill, don't try to fake it. Just settle on a few TRADEMARKTM Lines and then release the greeting card writers you have webbed up in the basement.
  13. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Have you consulted your herpetologist?
  14. Story Monday October 8, 2018

    Or Nanase could just use one of Tedd's watches and set her hair any way she wants.
  15. I was joking about the random transformations... But in a world like EGS, this kind of thing actually would be a problem. Even the medical profession officially regards spontaneously changing hair color as a medical condition. Other transformations that could not be covered up would need to be treated the same way. Ever start the day at work feeling ok, only to start coughing uncontrollably? A color shifting gender swap with tail growth that leaves you looking nothing like your official ID photo would probably be even more inconvenient.
  16. Things That Make You Happy

    A few days ago, while working in the insane morning hours, I look up. The rising Waning Crescent Moon through the trees looks far too much like the disembodied grin of the Cheshire Cat. Am I just imagining things? Is the Invisible Sky Cat really watching the world?
  17. This Day In History

    09 October 768 – Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned kings of the Franks. The plan of Pepin the Short, their father, seems to have been to force the brothers to cooperate in ruling his Kingdom. It didn't work. 1604 – Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way. It would be named for Johannes Kepler. Even though Kepler wasn't the first to observe it, he did make what would be the most extensive records and he published a book about the event. 1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. Did he really expect religious leaders to quietly consider his arguments about how the religious leaders were doing their jobs? 1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Bright College Years ahead for Whiffenpoofs everywhere. 1812 – War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia. The British keep letting the Americans capture things called "Detroit". Why didn't the Americans realize what the British were doing? 1825 – The sloop Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arrived in New York Harbor, the start of the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States. It is because of this event that October 09 is recognized as Leif Erikson Day. Not because of any particular event on October 9 in the life of son of Eiríkr Þorvaldsson. 1919 – Black Sox Scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series. Because what could possibly be worse than grown men paid to play a boy's game deliberately trying to lose? 1940 – Birth of John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, Plastic Ono Band, and The Dirty Mac) (d. 1980). Such a picky eater as a child, To get him to eat his veggies his parents would practically beg, "All we are saying is give peas a chance". 1980 – Pope John Paul II shakes hands with the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City. A conciliatory gesture between Catholics and Buddhists? What's next? Catholic girls allowed to date Episcopalian boys? 1981 – Abolition of capital punishment in France. Dr Guillotine, France has decided to not renew its lease on your device. Please remove it at your earliest convenience. 2012 – Members of the Pakistani Taliban make a failed attempt to assassinate an outspoken schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai. It is sad that a terrorist group pretending to be a legitimate government feels it must deliberately target a school girl as an enemy. It is utterly pathetic that this attack fails.
  18. Don't you just hate it when a random transformation strikes while you're trying to work?
  19. Story Monday October 8, 2018

    High School Seniors would never cause a public disturbance like this in a school where the walls were covered in a sufficient quantity of Murals!
  20. NP Monday October 8, 2018

    Bah... The use of barrels in video games peaked in Donkey Kong.
  21. This Day In History

    3761 BC – The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar. In other words, if my understanding of Wikipedia is correct, this is 1st of Tishrei, AM 1. Considered the sixth day of creation (Rosh Hashanah Day 1), on which the Bible recalls that God created Man and Woman. 1763 – King George III issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements. Yeah... even without a revolution, I'm pretty sure the descendants of Europeans in the British colonies are going to ignore that order. 1765 – Stamp Act Congress. The first gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to devise an unified protest against British taxation. Eventually Parliament repeals the act due to business pressure in England, but continues to assert that they can and will tax and legislate for the American colonies. The absence of American representation in Parliament is irrelevant. For bonus points, can anyone think of a worse way this crisis might have been resolved? 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Léon Gambetta escapes the siege of Paris in a hydrogen filled balloon. Didn't anyone on the Prussian side have artillery that pointed UP? 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history. Coach Heisman (yes, THAT Heisman) runs up the score in response to the Cumberland Baseball team running up the score on Georgia Tech the previous season, and also to protest the press convention of determining National Championships based on the total points a team would score in the season. 1950 – Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity. By giving comfort to the poorest of the sick and dying, she influenced the most rich and powerful. Can the lessons she taught reach the current generation of the rich and powerful? 1958 – The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury. Project "Man in a Can" was an accurate name. But probably less heroically poetic in the long run. 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 3 transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon. Still no green cheese. 1996 – Fox News Channel begins broadcasting. White male American billionaires over fifty years old now have a news source that tells them exactly what they want to hear. 2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground. And the American military knows exactly what weapons the Afghans posses. They are all from the US back when the Afghan militants were fighting the invading Soviets. 2003 – The governor of California, Gray Davis, is recalled in favor of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Recall is a rarely used electoral option in some States. Considering the 2003 California mess, it is likely to remain rarely used. 2008 – Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact is detected prior to its entry into earth's atmosphere. It was detected by an amateur astronomer 19 hours before impact. If this had been a large impactor, there would not have been enough time to evacuate a densely populated area. No means for deflecting or destroying a large impactor that close were or are available. Someone needs to take this seriously. We keep telling ourselves that we are smarter than the Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous.
  22. Believe it or not, there are actually some people who can sleep an entire night without drainage issues.
  23. This Day In History

    06 October 105 BC – Cimbrian War: Defeat at the Battle of Arausio accelerates the Marian reforms of the Roman army. Rome is lucky. Usually when an army loses, it doesn't get the opportunity to reform itself. Usually the best the losing survivors can hope for is to become the grunt auxiliary for the winning army. 69 BC – Third Mithridatic War: Forces of the Roman Republic subdue Armenia. See what happens when you take your reforms seriously? 1539 – Spain's DeSoto expedition takes over the Apalachee capital of Anhaica for their winter quarters. The crazy thing is that DeSoto started this expedition in what was probably the best place to spend a winter out of all the places his army subsequently went. Unfortunately for the Conquistadores, there is no gold in the vicinity of Tampa Bay. Even worse for the Conquistadores, there are LOTS of rumors of gold some place "over there". Worst of all, the Conquistadores believed those rumors. 1600 – Euridice, (from the Orpheus legend) the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period. There was an earlier work by the same composer but a different librettist based on the legend of Daphne (Jinkies! the Velma Opera, was never staged due to budget cuts). The libretto for Dafne has survived, but the score was lost, thus there are art historians unwilling to say that Dafne was an opera and not just a play with music. This may seem overly pedantic, but darnitol, this is the dawn of Baroque Opera! If we can't be pedantic about this, then why be pedantic about anything? 1729 – Birth of Sarah Crosby, the first female Methodist preacher (d. 1804). Considered by scholars such as Paul Wesley Chilcote to be the busiest female Methodist preacher, as she preached up until the day she died. Imagine a woman working more than the men around her and still not considered an equal. Glad that never happens anywhere else. 1789 – French Revolution: King Louis XVI is forced to change his residence from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace. He would have been better off if he had changed his residence to someplace outside France. What good is keeping your crown if you don't have a place to wear it? 1903 – The High Court of Australia sits for the first time. It really took them that long to realize you could put chairs behind the bench? 1908 – The Bosnian crisis erupts when Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina. Don't the people of Herzegovina or Bosnia get a say in this? No? How about the next crisis? Maybe the one after that? 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie. Blackface and Jewish Stereotypes combine to create one of the most significant artifacts of entertainment history. 1985 – Death of Nelson Riddle, American composer, conductor, and bandleader (b. 1921). Sure, he worked with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Kate Smith, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Keely Smith, Sue Raney, and Ed Townsend. But to so many, he is the composer of the Batman theme. 1995 – The first planet orbiting another Sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered. Who would have thought that big gas giants orbiting very close to their host stars would be easier to find than small rocks orbiting farther out?
  24. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Sounds like a hidden camera show hosted by Howie Mandel.
  25. If this is from any point in the past, then the alt version is not canon because George never had Pink Hair.