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  1. 1 day ago on Pearls Before Swine

    We’ve got one going up nearby, which is likely to be very popular with the homeless encampment two blocks away, once the temperature drops below zero.

  2. 21 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    What translation is that? Or is it your own? It gives virtually the same feel and meaning as every translation I have seen, but for the word “Quester”, instead of “Teacher”, or something similar.

  3. 3 months ago on Frank and Ernest

    Between batters, the pitcher has 20 seconds to pitch, with the batter required to be ready to go with seven seconds to go. Between pitches in an at-bat, the pitcher has 15 seconds to pitch. The clock resets after pickoff throws, but those are also limited. The games are taking about 2.5 hours this year. Even the All-Star game only took three hours. (For comparison, last year games took about 3 hours 10 minutes; professional football games last about 3 hours 15 minutes.)

  4. 3 months ago on Frank and Ernest

    The games are roughly a half hour shorter this year, than in years past. The pitch clock prevents the pitcher (or batter) from wandering around, adjusting themselves, and attempting to “game” the at bat to throw off the opposition. The batter is required to be in the box, ready to go, with seven seconds on the clock – it would be interesting to see Nomar Garciaparra play under these rules. The commercials are run while the players take the field each half inning, and the pitcher gets his warm-up throws in – there is no change to the between inning preparation. The pitch clock impacts at-bats.

  5. 3 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    No, you speak as your genes dictate. At least, according to my simple understanding of your proposition of genetic determinism.

  6. 4 months ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The Fountainhead is better than Atlas Shrugged. Neither of which would I read again. If one would like to read a book which is “anti-socialist”, one must read Animal Farm or Demons (sometimes translated as “The Possessed”). Rand’s Objectivism just gets in the way of a potentially well-told story.

  7. 4 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Heaven forbid we teach children to be ashamed of bad behavior. We need to nurture and encourage that bad behavior, so that no child in the classroom learns and so that the misbehaving child can be his authentic self. It is important for self-esteem, donchaknow?

  8. 4 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    The carbon cycle – I don’t think we’re supposed to discuss that any longer.

  9. 4 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I took a combined Calc/Statistics course. In H.S., I had no idea what derivatives were. After that class, I could find various levels of derivatives, but still have no idea what they can do. Statistics – I’d been a baseball fan all my life, that I could do. With the two combined, I was able to pass. Calculus still hurts my head.

  10. 4 months ago on Pearls Before Swine

    So, they need to stop being people? Just kidding, but not really.