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  1. 3 minutes ago on Back to B.C.

    “Only” 40 degrees centigrade? Sounds pretty hot to me.

  2. 5 minutes ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The teacher taught, and the preacher… praught?

  3. about 4 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Yes, it is. And “embiggen” is a verb, e.g. “A noble spirit embiggens every man”. (Believe it or not, “embiggen” is in the dictionary).

  4. about 4 hours ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Some thoughts on the longest day of the year:

    The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere is usually said to be a single day in June (it varies from June 20 to June 23), but that only applies in the temperate zone (the area from the Tropic of Cancer to the Arctic Circle in the northern hemisphere). If you go north of the Arctic Circle, there will be at least one day when the sun doesn’t set, so the longest “day” (the time from sunrise to sunset) will be at least 48 hours. If you go all the way to the North Pole, the sun rises on the March equinox, and sets on the September equinox, so the longest (and only) day of the year is six months long. There will also be at least one day when the sun doesn’t rise, so the shortest “day” of the year, when the sun doesn’t rise at all, will also be from 48 hours to six months long.

    Things are even weirder in the tropics. The longest day of the year is the day when the sun is closest to being directly overhead. On the equator, that’s actually two days every year – the equinoxes. There are also two shortest days of the year – the solstices. If you’re somewhere between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer, there will be two longest days – one when the sun is directly overhead and on it’s way farther north in the sky, and one when it’s overhead and on it’s way south, but there will only be one shortest day – the December solstice.

    Similar rules apply to the southern hemisphere, but offset by six months.

  5. about 5 hours ago on Ziggy

    I never get lost. I always know exactly where I am – Here. It’s everywhere else that gets lost.

  6. about 5 hours ago on Back to B.C.

    Customer: I’d like to buy some long underwear.

    Salesman: How long would you like to have them.

    Customer: About til March.

  7. about 5 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Slow is an adjective, but slowly is an adverb.

    Quick is an adjective, but quickly is an adverb.

    Rapid is an adjective, but rapidly is an adverb.

    Fast is an adjective, so, would fastly be an adverb?

  8. about 5 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    All blame for any single death goes to Hamas and the Palestinian people who put them in power and support them.

    It’s not quite that simple. Hamas won a majority of seats in the parliament, so you could say that the people put them in power in democratic elections, but that was in 2006, and their term in office was only four years. No parliamentary elections have been held since then. Also, Mahmoud Abbas was elected president in 2005. His term was also supposed to be four years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. No presidential elections have been held since then. There is, therefore, no legitimate government in the Palestinian territories, and you can’t blame the people for putting Hamas in power. They were originally elected, to be sure, but then they seized power and refused to let go of it, so all the blame is on Hamas today.

  9. about 16 hours ago on Adult Children

    At least the machine is honest.

  10. 1 day ago on Cathy Classics

    My day is similar to Cathy’s. I divide the day about equally between a little screen (which I’m staring at now) and a considerably bigger screen (my TV).