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Doctor’s (Return) Visit

Just about nine years ago, we got this hum-dinger of a scene at the end of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: And yesterday, with Jodie Whitaker’s final episode, we got this: Time will tell just how gimmicky the move … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Speed of Autumn

Today was a creative day for the Sunday funnies.  And while I’ll get to today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes later in the week, the colors and composition of today’s Frazz make the most of a simple joke. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Cross-Country Calvin

This week’s classic Calvin and Hobbes has a nice autumnal feel to it, and all while keeping with the kinetic nature of Calvin’s outdoor play. (image from gocomics.com)

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On Galadriel and Celeborn

We’re just a few hours away from the season one finale of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.  Much of the conversation over the last couple of months has been about which character is Sauron in disguise.  Not really … Continue reading

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“For Tomorrow”

I’ve been thinking about this post by Seth Godin for a good while now.  I’m guessing that Godin is thinking about the topic of how we respond to organizations on a scale larger than the simply-personal.  But ultimately, organizations are … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Fun with Text

A couple of today’s four-color comics made interesting use of text as part of their gags.  That’s not something you see all that often.  Here’s FoxTrot, with some football humor: And here’s Frazz with a take on lighthouses and foghorns: … Continue reading

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Between Vigilance and Vengeance

We’re two episodes away from the end of the first season of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.  It’s been a fun 6 episodes so far, putting to the screen characters and locations that have mostly only resided in … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Test Anxieties

The Sunday Funnies were full of test anxiety today: Frazz, FoxTrot, and classic Peanuts all had characters fretting over tests.  And they were all pretty smart, really.  Here’s Sally trying to figure out whether or not she needs to read … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Goodness of the Gray

Something about today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is genuinely funny.  And it likely works on multiple levels.  But it’s also funny. (image from gocomics.com)

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Happy Birthday, Bilbo

It’s that time of year again, when Bilbo Baggins’s birthday comes back around.  It’s always worth revisiting this clip from The Fellowship of the Ring: In line with this Tolkien moment, we’re halfway through the first season of The Rings … Continue reading

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