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  1. about 19 hours ago on Doonesbury

    Apparently, at least a few of the software developer companies have an appreciation for the “Sunk Cost Fallacy”.

  2. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Um … I don’t believe the term “cognitive dissonance” actually describes this situation.

  3. 7 days ago on Luann

    Today is your birthday. Yours, and about 218 million other people’s.

  4. 11 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Perhaps we can answer the question of “what is an athlete” by looking at the question from two extremes on the sports/athlete spectrum: Chess and Professional Wrestling.

    Is chess a sport? Arguably, it is. Chess is competitive and to play at a championship level requires skills which may be improved through study, practice, and experience. Are chess players, therefore, athletes? I would say “No”. As mentally exhausting as a chess tournament may be for its participants, there are very little of what is regarded as “athletic skills” directly involved.

    Now we come to professional exhibition wrestling (in contrast to Greco-Roman wrestling, which is certainly a sport and the participants are athletes). Are pro-wrestlers athletes? Like the ballet dancer, a pro-wrestler is certainly athletic; a pro-wrestler couldn’t long endure the falls and other exertions inherent in pro-wrestling matches without being in top physical condition. But as usually exhibited, pro-wrestling matches are as choreographed as a ballet. Therefore, pro-wrestling cannot be considered a legitimate sport.

    Consequently, neither the chess player nor the pro-wrestler may be considered as “athletes”. The chess player may participate in a sport, but is not required to demonstrate any physical strength, agility, or stamina; the pro-wrestler may demonstrate substantial physical abilities, but is not participating in a true sport.

  5. 15 days ago on Non Sequitur

    No problem. They’ll just hire some other bozo to do the work until they burn out. Rinse and repeat.

    And if the quality of the work suffers, well … if the process is cheap enough, second-rate becomes acceptable.

  6. 17 days ago on Doonesbury

    JJ’s eyes are round and wide, instead of her previous narrow eyes. In the Doonesbury world an indication of naivety. Let’s see where this goes.

  7. 17 days ago on Luann

    OK, starting off good. For the moment we’ll ignore how Fish will be able to breath free oxygen in the air instead of dissolved oxygen in the water.

  8. 18 days ago on Doonesbury

    Oh, but Judge Cannon doesn’t owe her job to Trump. She owes it to being found “acceptable” by the Federalist Society. Truth is, Trump undoubtedly didn’t know Cannon even existed until his current legal problems. He simply signed the document nominating her for a Federal judgeship when the document was placed on his desk by an aide.

  9. 18 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Follow the man who seeks truth;Shun the man who said he found it.

  10. 19 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Um … I see a few problems with this promotion.