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Friday, November 7, 2008

Funny Papers Friday Five

Presbyterian Gal posted this funny FF: "After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!"

1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child?
I liked a lot of them and they changed as my age changed. I remember Lulu, Nancy and Slugo, Dondie (refuge child from WWII adopted by a rich man, yet constantly getting into dangerous situations.) I also bought comic books, the superman series in particular.

2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone? Dilbert! I tell Beloved she's the woman with the triangle hair.

3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?
Probably Peppermint Patty or Marcie who I know are more than just 'best friends." Charlie Brown is Marcie's 'beard.'

4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you?
Have your read Dilbert?

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples?
These are not my favorites-actually I never see them these days as the Times doesn't have a comic section-so I'm not sure. (I read the funnies in other people's Daily News or New York Post, but OF COURSE I would never buy those papers! Cough, Cough! Ahem.

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print?
The Far Side by Gary Larsen. I really miss it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wasilla Hilbillies-Stop me before I hurt myself

From Newsweek:

NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain's top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

ed note. Yea, I loose a lot of clothes, too!

Too Late for Prop 8

And You can Visualize the Catholic Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Council of Bishops as you watch this! So Sad.

On the other hand, I'm glad we went to Canada-The Home of the Free, apparently!

Monday, November 3, 2008


When I need a little amusement, and the time changes and I got up at 4 instead of 5 (even though I don't have to work today) and I have neuropathy-stabbing pains that won't let me sleep anyway-then I go to ZeFrank.
I find lots of amazing things to amuse me and have fun with. It's full of toys for adults, but not adult toys. Go there.