Wally

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  1. 10 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Yep. They may be smaller than tigers, but they can still rend flesh to shreds.

  2. 12 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Boy horses may be alright, but that moose was kind of a [insert word here].

  3. 19 days ago on In Security

    Overlay The Omen theme with Afro Circus, and I think you’ve got it.

  4. 21 days ago on Lio

    Wow, this is a good coincidence, check out the Calvin and Hobbes for yesterday!

    That little lump gets around!

  5. 21 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    And procreation.

  6. about 2 months ago on One Big Happy

    Well, as I said above, it’s best to pick a rational point to go back to. Personally, I prefer to think of when lands were finally first settled, which led to the rise of distinct cultures. Just looking at the wiki for “Human History,” that puts it starting about 300,000 years ago, and ending at about the last Ice Age, and when humans transitioned from “hunter/gatherer” to “agrarian.” So, 12,000 to 10,000 years ago. At that point, the major cultures were being established.

    Looking further back than 12,000 years ago, there wasn’t really much to define humanity, as we were way too focused on merely surviving. So [for me] while it’s easy to say all are from Africa, there is far too little that defines us from that time, even those who still reside in the same African valleys we all came from. Starting with the settled, “Native peoples” is much more rational, I feel.

  7. about 2 months ago on One Big Happy

    There is “rational nexus” of sorts with this sort of thing. Going too far doesn’t help anyone. The black skin does indeed originate from Africa, but it’s not so much the historical roots as it is [sadly] the appearance. The systemic racism in the US will classify them as such. Black, no matter the country you hail from, and you are African-American. Same goes for Asian-, Arab- Hispanic-, Indian- Native-, and European-. It isn’t ideal, no, but America isn’t a “melting pot” like everyone always said. It’s more like a….“casserole.” Or a “goulash.”

    It’s not as much of an issue these days, though. It’s hard to see the date of the strip (2003?) but now the preference is just “Black,” “Asian,” etc.

  8. about 2 months ago on One Big Happy

    If they become citizens of the US, they’d be African-Americans, since the roots of Haitians and Jamaican trace back to Africa. It’s not really possibly to label X-Americans from every individual country. You don’t have Thai-Americans and Japanese-Americans, normally, but just Asian-Americans.

    Even white people, we’re European-Americans. The only true Americans are the indigenous peoples.

  9. about 2 months ago on One Big Happy

    The term African-American comes from the descent, not the country or continent of birth. A white South African is still white, because his roots are not in Africa, but likely from European settlers, most likely Dutch.

    Whereas a black Italian would be African-American because his roots still belong to Africa.

  10. 2 months ago on Lio

    That same move fried Uncle Leo’s and Aunt Bethany’s kitty cat.