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  1. 3 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I assume they are in urgent danger of peeing in their pants.

  2. 5 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    It could be worse. It could be his deadbeat Uncle Sam asking for $31.3 trillion.

  3. 6 days ago on The Fusco Brothers

    I’d have said, “‘angry former customer’, formerly known as ‘angry customer’”.

  4. 6 days ago on The Duplex

    Then we disagree. And yes, I’ll take Blackadder as more credible than the state of Indiana. Blackadder knows it is a farce; Indiana thinks it is not.

  5. 6 days ago on The Duplex

    Sometimes. Yeah, that was one source of tension that led to World War 1, but it pretty obviously was not the main reason. The British had pretty much won the race to establish overseas colonies, and what they didn’t have was mostly in the hands of their allies; the Central Powers had little more than that sausage factor in Tanganyika.

    No, it was more about a lack of imagination and, even more so, a lack of humility then, just as it is today.

    You could make a better case for the Seven Years War being about the acquisition of new lands and vast fortunes, but only academics think of that as a world war.

  6. 7 days ago on The Duplex

    Well, yes; but most assassinations do not lead to world wars. Most Americans know nothing of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, and even if they know of the assassinations of Garfield and McKinley, they never think about them, because no war resulted. Even the assassination of Kennedy led to little more than the temporary renaming of Cape Canaveral to Cape Kennedy. What made the assasination of Archduke Ferdinand lead to a world war was a system of mutal defense agreements and governments that were so concerned about losing face that they believed they could only escalate, never deescalate — and THAT should look disturbingly familiar.

  7. 11 days ago on Cornered

    I hope so, because that’s what I have now. I hope even more never to find out.

  8. 11 days ago on Cornered

    I had a similar experience on I-65 just north of the Alabama border this summer. It was 105 F. After waiting an hour, and being given completely useless interactions (e.g., they wanted my street address and did not understand “I-65 southbound near mile marker 8,” they put me through to their Alabama branch which, I found out later, would NEVER cross the state line) I drove on the rim 2 miles to an exit with a truck stop.

  9. 11 days ago on Cornered

    Based on my experience, roadside assistance is a myth. AAA will gladly take yoru dues for 14 years and then leave you to die by the side of the road.

  10. 11 days ago on Scary Gary

    Get in the zone!