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by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Shazowie 2014-12-11
Replies: 36
Views: 6336

Re: Shazowie 2014-12-11

Dr. Otter wrote:Rebooting gets rid of any bugs in the system--Influenzavirus A, spiders, the lot.
I think so too. Especially with her eye flares in the fourth panel. Does it burn away all bugs?
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Bia did this 2014-12-10
Replies: 34
Views: 5498

Re: Bia did this 2014-12-10

It may or may not be worth noting: Tina was having some bodily issues even before Bia's...influence. It does sorta look as if a transition to a more human Tina 3.0 may be underway. And, as with most upgrades, there could well be some glitches, compatibility issues, and the occasional Blue Screen of...
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: I'm Sick 2014-12-09
Replies: 31
Views: 5917

Re: I'm Sick 2014-12-09

I wouldn't think that being (mostly) dead for a few hours, would have wiped out her body's existing immune system? As a (human) child, Tina was probably subjected to the usual set of vaccinations for whatever area she grew up in, and would certainly have been exposed to the common range of childhoo...
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Stupid Flu 2014-12-05
Replies: 76
Views: 11446

Re: Stupid Flu 2014-12-05

This raises a question for me: What is the etiquette of teleporting into someone's house? It looks like Shelly didn't "knock" first even in the paranormal sense of the idea. OK, maybe she's classified as (Other SF&F worlds where teleportation is common have sometimes introduced the concept of a lob...
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Stupid Flu 2014-12-05
Replies: 76
Views: 11446

Re: Stupid Flu 2014-12-05

One does not address a Sgt. as "sir"- it would usually be taken as an insult. The common rejoinder is- "Don't SIR me, I WORK for a living!" A couple of military buddies - that is, buddies who were in the military while I was not - hit me with that one sometimes. I keep forgetting to ask what it mea...
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Something Wrong 2014-12-08
Replies: 63
Views: 11211

Re: Something Wrong 2014-12-08

Jabberwonky wrote:
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Catawampus wrote:. . .
Perhaps it's all in her mind, and she's suffering from demontia?
{dignified but disapproving silence}
Hear, hear! I second the representative from the great state of Georgia...
*harrumphing noises*
Hey! I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy!
by bmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Dare to trust 2014-12-04
Replies: 45
Views: 7403

Re: Dare to trust 2014-12-04

I thought of toolbars like this: toolbar hell.
by bmonk
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: No Wait 2014-11-25
Replies: 49
Views: 14133

Re: No Wait 2014-11-25

I cannot figure out how to make a coherent "Cricket Lighter" joke here. Really? When Calista is on fire, Phix will go looking for Monica to explain that she's supposed to mentor Calista, not be a Cricket lighter. I think FPF meant something like: "Cricket gets to see the lighter side of Monica." I ...
by bmonk
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A year's worth of snow already...
Replies: 17
Views: 2288

Re: A year's worth of snow already...

I think we've hit our yearly average here in Houston already, too... :like: Unfortunately, upstate NY may not wait until spring for flooding--not if it hits 60 this week. (It seems, according to NOAA, that the most that can be expected is the 40s, which is still bad enough, what with feet of snow m...
by bmonk
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Deal With It 2014-11-24
Replies: 48
Views: 8388

Re: Deal With It 2014-11-24

I got the distinct impression that the little fae princess was specifically chosen to be Monica's "student" just because they are so much alike. And Monica needs to learn the very thing she has been assigned to teach. Put simply, they both need a much better understanding and acceptance of "Nobless...
by bmonk
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Snowfall 2014-11-19
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: Snowfall 2014-11-19

KnightDelight: "How do people go out in that kind of weather with nothing on their heads? No stocking cap, no hood up. Not even earmuffs. Even a cartoon character's ears would freeze off. Bmonk: "Actually, you get acclimated to it. Or else go around for nine months every year bundled up from head t...
by bmonk
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Snowfall 2014-11-19
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: Snowfall 2014-11-19

KnightDelight wrote:How do people go out in that kind of weather with nothing on their heads? No stocking cap, no hood up. Not even earmuffs. Even a cartoon character's ears would freeze off.
Actually, you get acclimated to it. Or else go around for nine months every year bundled up from head to toes.
by bmonk
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Snowfall 2014-11-19
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: Snowfall 2014-11-19

At first glance it looked like he had shaved off the chin jungle, and I was thinking "No matter how bad it feels right now, it was all worth it to get rid of that thing!" Sadly, on second glance, it is still suckling on his lower face. Poor Kevin. Doomed by poor grooming and not even aware of it. D...
by bmonk
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Pajama Top 2014-04-22
Replies: 44
Views: 12924

Re: Pajama Top 2014-04-22

Some of my friends over the years - mostly the one more likely to be psychopharmicolically altered at any given moment - have expressed a certain horror at the thought of me on speed. It does kinda moggle the bind, doesn't it? It doesn't moggle everyone's bind: Hoodwinked came up with a squirrel on...
by bmonk
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Just Children 2014-04-17
Replies: 29
Views: 12331

Re: Just Children 2014-04-17

We must remember that the island is a family retreat to her. People react differently when surrounded by only family than they do in general public. We also do not know how much time has passed between all of the events at school and now (she would have had lots of help with her self image from the...
by bmonk
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Please Repeat That 2014-11-07
Replies: 34
Views: 10438

Re: Please Repeat That 2014-11-07

shadowinthelight wrote:
jwhouk wrote:And yes, Castela looks like a miniature Bud in these last two comics.
Of course she's a Bud. She hasn't flowered yet.
<Ahem> I think the pun jar is eying you. And it's not a potato.
by bmonk
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Life Strategies 2014-04-01
Replies: 56
Views: 8569

Re: Life Strategies 2014-04-01

[Weird factoid of the week: the protozoa which cause malaria have an unusual organelle called the "apicoplast". Without it, they cannot reproduce successfully... it manufactures lipids without which the young protozoa can't survive. The apicoplast is actually descended from algae that were "digeste...
by bmonk
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: Mmmm, beer...
Replies: 73
Views: 41074

Re: Mmmm, beer...

Speaking of beer that tastes like bread dough--the ancient Egyptians provided their workers with beer and bread--both measured by how many loaves of bread/jugs of beer are made from a measure (heqat) of grain. The higher the number, the weaker the loaf/beer.
by bmonk
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Guess What 2014-03-24
Replies: 51
Views: 6069

Re: Guess What 2014-03-24

And, given the current scales, there is only one temperature at which you don't need any designation: -40°. -40F = -40C, and the K scale has (effectively) no negative (as does Rankhine, which is Fahrenheit + 469.67). You can in theory get negative Kelvin temperatures, but they are hotter than any po...
by bmonk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: This, then, would be my Third post...
Replies: 10
Views: 6006

Re: This, then, would be my Third post...

I had a spelling error once. Turns out I was mispronouncing the incantation. *drops some eye of newt into the pun jar* Happens to most of us from time to time. http://landofblogging.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/farsidewrongindiandance.gif Look up the story "Narrow Valley" by R. A. Lafferty for an ex...