Cartoon of the Day – Foundation

[Mike Lee – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – News

[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – War

[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Tricks

[A.F. Branco – Comically Incorrect]

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Happy 241st, Army


My son-in-law during his days in the service.

Just a quick note to remind you it’s the 241st anniversary of the founding of the fighting force that is now the United States Army.

Thanks to the soldiers that came before us, and the ones wearing our country’s uniform today.

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Cartoon of the Day – Infringed

[Lisa Benson – GoGomics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Angry

[Michael P. Ramirez –]

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Cartoon of the Day – Smidgen

[Mike Lester – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Ha!

[Michael P. Ramirez –]

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Cartoon of the Day – In Charge

[Lisa Benson – GoComics]

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Problem solving, Part 2

Still working on issues. Things didn’t work like expected last hour, so we’ll see what happens this time.

Either this’ll work. Or it won’t. Or it’ll sorta work and I’ll be all kinda befuddled and confused and such.

I am hopeful. I never said I was smart.

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Problem solving!


Our crack support team is on the job!

Just when we thought we had this new theme and other updates under control, we’ve encountered some odd behavior. Of course, around here, odd behavior is the norm. So, it’s gotta be really odd, right? Well, it is.

We’re having issues with posts scheduled to show up not showing up when they’re supposed to show up and we want them to show up when they’re supposed to show up.

So, this post is to test something we’ve tried. It’ll work, or it won’t.

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Cartoon of the Day – Weirdos

[Henry Payne – GoComics]

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Frank J’s Birthday

Cake provided by Les at Nuking Politics

Cake provided by Les at Nuking Politics

It’s that time of year: National Hippie Punching Day! Also known as Frank J’s birthday!

He’s what, 16? No, he’s older than that. I think. Yeah. I’m sure he is. Whatever the number is, I know it’s a prime number.

Well, age ain’t nothin’ but a number. And however young or old Frank J is, it’s still appropriate to punch a hippie in his honor. So, get to it. Punch a hippie. Or two. Or 37. Whatever feels right.

But, you know what? There are more ways to celebrate Frank J’s birthday than punching hippies. You can read a book. Or two. That’s what I’m going to do.

But what about you?

Yesterday, you told us what you thought Frank J would be doing for his birthday. Today, you get to tell us what you’re doing.


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Bacon Emoji

BaconEmojiGood news, bacon lovers (yes, that means you)!

There is now a bacon emoji.

The symbol for your favorite cured pork product, along with 71 other characters, is coming out in the next version of Unicode. Other symbols that will be in the version 9.0 release include a soaring eagle, a salad, a shark, clinking champagne glasses, whiskey on the rocks, an egg, a pregnant woman and … an avocado.

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A full listing of the 72 new emojis can be found here:

Of course, if you’re not sure what an emoji is, it’s those silly little images that all the kool kidz put in their textings on those google machines and apple machines they carry around in their pockets.

It used to be, when typing online, back in the days of CompuServe and other such services, you’d crack a joke and type <g>

Next either came LOL or :)

Now, those texting machine — and computers — will automatically turn those texty things into little pictures. Like :) is now 🙂 on everything. In fact, WordPress converts it automatically. You should have seen me trying to write this and to make :) appear as :) and not as 🙂

Anyway, emojis are a thing, apparently. But now, they’re a good thing. Because bacon!

So, yeah, we can use it here, if we choose, once companies (including WordPress) start including it in their coding. And once we know what text string will cause it to be converted to bacon. And we don’t know when that will be.

Until then? I still like the thing we do here with ~~~ to represent bacon. Now the rest of the world is catching up.

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