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  1. NP Friday December 07, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/egsnp/nanasecraft-23 In a story about Nanase Craft, we pause for suggestive poses and a rehash of Dan's comments by Mall Elliot. Apples? That is all it takes to get Elliot to do ridiculous things? I seem to recall another story where a certain woman wanted to eat an apple...
  2. This Day In History

    09 December 480 – Odoacer, first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. The Western Roman Empire has gone to the dogs. 1531 – The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City. On a hill that was the site of a shrine to a much loved Aztec mother goddess who was venerated each year on the winter solstice... Does this seem a bit familiar? 1793 – New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster. Feel pity for any editor who lets a spelling error make it to press. 1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal. The founding members include a police officer, a construction worker, and an Indian 1935 – Student protests in Beiping (now Beijing)'s Tiananmen Square, dispersed by government. Seems harsh for a simple student protest. I'm sure nothing like this will happen again. 1946 – The "Subsequent Nuremberg trials" begin with the "Doctors' trial", prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia. But they had a prescription... 1950 – Cold War: Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Eventually he would be paroled 1965. If you want small offenders to turn against big offenders, you normally need to offer them something more than half off a thirty year sentence. 1953 – Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company. Because a worker's opinion about politics or the state's role in economic planning and social welfare matters far more than their ability as an engineer or technician. 1960 – The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, is broadcast in the United Kingdom. Still not as entertaining as the real life soap opera in Britain punctuated by actual Coronations. 1962 – The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona. Do we need to rake this forest as well? 1965 – Kecksburg UFO incident: A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. Official word from NASA is that it was a Soviet satellite that burned up while reentering the atmosphere at an odd angle, and the other NASA documents related to this were "lost". There is speculation that NASA never had those documents in the first place because the civilian NASA investigators at the time may have been military investigators in plain clothes presenting themselves as NASA. 1965 – A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS. A simply animated special lamenting the commercialization of Christmas becomes simply the most commercially successful animated Christmas special ever. 1968 – Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS). And he didn't even need to show a funny cat video. 1973 – British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland. A vocal, and potentially violent, faction refuses to accept that the majority in Northern Ireland would rather remain associated with Britain instead of Ireland. But this should straighten itself out before too long. 1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (rinderpest in 2011 being the other). Of all the species humans have driven to extinction, only two have been diseases? We weren't even trying to eliminate the Passenger Pigeon. Thylacine was gone before we realized it was disappearing. And we can't do the same thing to Escherichia coli? 2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. And we thought this kind of politics had ended in Illinois with the death of the Capone era. Also, 09 December is Anna's Day. The day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna. (Sweden and Finland). Just in case there are any health concerns, The Wisconsin Employees' Right to Know Law specifically exempts lutefisk in defining "toxic substances". It may seem fishy, but you can't lye about this kind of tradition.
  3. This Day In History

    08 December 877 – Louis the Stammerer (son of Charles the Bald) is crowned king of the West Frankish Kingdom at Compiegne. Eventually Europe would decide to simply add Roman Numerals to identify monarchs with the same name rather than rely on the comments of a elementary history class. 1912 – Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out. Spoiler Alert: War might break out. 1914 – World War I: A squadron of Britain's Royal Navy defeats the Imperial German East Asia Squadron in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. War broke out. 1922 – Northern Ireland ceases to be part of the Irish Free State. A vocal, and potentially violent faction, refuses to accept that the majority in Northern Ireland would rather remain associated with Britain instead of Ireland. But this should straighten itself out before too long. 1941 – World War II: While attacking Pearl Harbor on December 07, on the other side of the International Date Line Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. and 1941 – World War II: Again east of the International Date Line, Japan declares war against the United States and the British Empire. This declaration would be reprinted in Japanese newspapers on the 8th of every month until the end of the war. and 1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. declares war on Japan. later Winston Churchill would question the wisdom of Japan when they decided to simultaneously declare war on both the British Empire and the United States. A good answer to that question has yet to be found. 2013 – Metallica performs a show in Antarctica, making them the first band to perform on all 7 continents. So which band will be the first to perform on all 8 planets of the Solar System? And I do mean PLANETS. Not asteroids. Not Moons (the Europa and Enceladus concerts will NOT count). Not Dwarf worlds (Pluto was always a Mickey Mouse planet anyway).
  4. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-12 And now we see Grace's internal dialogue. We have been aware of the Hippie Grace for almost as long as we have known her. But how do we classify the other side? This is an aspect of Grace I would like to see explored.
  5. The Association Game

    Now I am imagining palm trees with coconuts that resemble the head of Patrick Stewart
  6. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    I just need to ask. Are modern Nordic hospitals anything like what is pictured in this week's Scandinavia and the World? https://satwcomic.com/off-to-the-rave
  7. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    Most importantly, Sam must find out about this procedure and invitation through an actual accident.
  8. NP Wednesday Dec 5, 2018

    This is supposed to be a game parody,. But Mall Elliot's appearance reminds me of some great movie scenes. The Historian in Holy Grail The Criminologist in Rocky Horror Criswell in Plan 9 In Classical Greek theatre, the chorus would narrate much of the story instead of having the thespians act out every scene. In silent pictures, title cards were vital to advancing or explaining the action. In our world of "Show and Tell", we have become too dependent upon the Show. I want more Tell.
  9. This Day In History

    06 December 1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia. We're goin' hoppin', we're goin' hoppin' today Where things are poppin' the Philadelphia way We're gonna drop in on all the music they play On the bandstand (bandstand) 1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed. When the city was being planned, there was supposed to be an equestrian statue of George Washington due south of the Executive Mansion and due east of the Capitol. How this became an Egyptian obelisk that took a century to complete is a tribute to the power of petty partisanship. 1897 – London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs. What? Why would anyone want transportation regulated? Isn't having a vehicle all you need to take passengers for hire? 1904 – Theodore Roosevelt articulated his "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable. It's a good thing Teddy cleared this up. With only James Monroe's original Doctrine, some one might have thought we expected Latin America to take care of itself. 1912 – The Nefertiti Bust is discovered. Just a reminder, whenever you pose for a portrait, make sure the results are as accurate and attractive as possible. You never know which of your portraits will survive over three thousand years into the future. 1957 – Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit. A chemical rocket launch is a series of controlled explosions. Apparently, the "Controlled" part is more critical than first estimated.
  10. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    Justice does not exist. There is nothing humans have done, individually or collectively, that makes us worthy of our dogs. https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181202214919-george-hw-bush-labrador-sully-exlarge-169.jpg
  11. Story, Wednesday December 5, 2018

    So any Tolkiberry working in the shop needs a name beginning with "J", and anyone else must have a name beginning with "G"? I'm sure Uncle Jim has a reason for this. But I'm afraid to ask.
  12. Story Monday, December 3, 2018

    But what if the Salty Crackers customers don't want to be drawn as squirrels?
  13. This Day In History

    04 December 771 – Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom. 1154 – Englishman Nicholas Breakspear is elected Pope Adrian IV. The only man from England to become pontiff, although perhaps not the only person from England to become Bishop of Rome. His family, until recent years, had brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 1783 – At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers. At least he thought he was retiring. But as the Godfather of his country, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in". 1875 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison; he is later recaptured in Spain. He will be identified by a Spanish Customs worker based on a Thomas Nast cartoon. 1909 – In Canadian football, the First Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26–6. And in Hockey, The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club is founded. It is now the oldest surviving professional hockey franchise in the world. Strangely, neither involve competitive apology as an event, eh. 1918 – Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US President to go to Europe while in office when he sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles. This went well, except that the winning European powers would not head his warning against continuing to punish Germany after the war as the North did to the South after the US Civil war, and the US Senate would not agree to US participation in the League of Nations. But other than that, Wilson's trip was completely successful. 1945 – By a vote of 65–7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. (The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.) Someone was finally able to explain Wilson's plan in a way the Senate would understand. 1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida. America's true royalty ascends to the throne. 1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time. Future gatherings of the biggest names in Pop, Rock, and Country would generally be associated with charity benefits or Hee-Haw. 1961 – The Museum of Modern Art displays Matisse's Le Bateau. It would be 47 days until someone noticed that it is upside down.
  14. Story Monday, December 3, 2018

    Crazy idea. Sam texted Sarah saying HE would not show up tonight. Maybe Sam is planning to attend in her feminine personae to meet Sarah on other terms? And if Luke had any doubt, he must now be aware that Justin talks. He is careful about with whom he speaks, but Justin will tell someone he trusts almost anything.
  15. This Day In History

    03 December 1775 – The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones. And we are really supposed to believe that the fact that the flag for the rebellion was nearly identical to the flag of the East India Company is strictly a coincidence. 1910 – Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show. Delegates from Las Vegas and Tokyo seem particularly enamored. 1919 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic. Next time, chose your lead engineer based on engineering skills, not political connections. And when the subordinate engineers raise concerns, don't dismiss them (concerns or engineers). 1927 – Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released. Turns out that the secret to comedy isn't timing or topic. It's the bowler hat. Everything is funnier in a Derby. 1960 – The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. While many in the audience go ape for Roddy McDowall's performance as Mordred, the role is never truly perfected until a certain displaced Pharaoh makes the part his own in a rural Michigan community theatre production. 1964 – Free Speech Movement: After the University of California Regents decide to forbid protests on UC property, Students take over the administration building at UC Berkley and stage a sit-in. Who would have thought that the students would do exactly what the Regents told them not to do? Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley. 1968 – NBC airs the television special, "Singer Presents Elvis", considered to be his "comeback" performance. The artist and his audience were ready for a return to music after the first bad film. It took Colonel Tom Parker seven years of bad films before he got the message. 1979 – In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert. Why does it take a tragedy to remind civilized people that civilized people will not always behave like civilized people? 1989 – Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end. Dasvidaniya Soviet Union. We didn't appreciate what we had with you until you were gone. 1992 – A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague. And the ability to spell becomes irrelevant. 1994 – The PlayStation developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment was released in Japan. Meanwhile, my Odyssey II from Magnavox just kept collecting more dust in the corner. 1999 – NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere. THEY won't tell you the real reason is because of global warning and the melting of Earth's polar ice caps, Santa Clause was forced to relocate to the North Pole of Mars. To preserve his privacy, the NASA probe was shot down by a Surface-to-Air Reindeer.
  16. NP Friday November 09, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/egsnp/nanasecraft-12 How DO you reset those pins? In the days before automated pin-setting equipment, Pin Boys were paid a penny a pin. I don't know specifically who would be setting these oversized pins. But it would probably be in your best interest to tip them well.
  17. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    Back when Thomas Edison made all the movies?
  18. 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?
  19. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00449.htm Freefall by Mark Stanley - 07 February, 2001
  20. 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.
  21. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    So we won't get "Walker: Danish Ranger"?
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Things that make you sad.

    George Herbert Walker Bush June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018