Hey, Jazz Pickles. Lately I’ve decided to try to do good things for others as part of my regular routine and I’ve enjoyed the way it makes me feel. I’m not going to be posting about stuff like this a lot, so don’t get your corset tangled, but here’s one that comes from my boyfriend-in-law (my adult daughter’s live-in boyfriend.) He’s a very innovative and dedicated high school science teacher, and a damned good person.
He’s teaching mostly under-privileged kids who are trying to get to college––most of them will be the first in their family to do so. He hand-picked these students for his new engineering class and has a group that are talented in, and serious about science. He wants to buy a 3-D printer for the classroom and is using a crowd-source funding page to do it. If he raises half the money by Sunday, the Bill Gates Foundation will match it!
I gave some money this morning––have a look and think about pitching in a few bucks, too, if you can. I think helping serious low-income students is a great way to improve society in the future.
Here are my goofy daughter and her serious scientist boyfriend, Chris.
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As with most things in life, Chinese food is about your point of view.
(That sounds like it means something deep but I’ve no idea what it might be.)
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I love Westerns but I always hate it when they shoot a horse. This cartoon doesn’t bother me as much, though, because when I was a kid I was bitten by a sawhorse and I’ve hated them ever since. (Get a print of this cartoon here.)
I long ago gave up buying gifts for people on what I call “capitalist holidays,” which is to say holidays with elaborate gift-giving traditions that were invented by department stores. Christmas is foremost among them, followed by Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, Groundhog Day, you name it. Come to think of it, I just hate being expected to buy gifts other than when the mood strikes me independently. So I gave it up. Yes, I’m just that much of a rebel. (Get a print of this cartoon here.)
BIZARCHIVES: To round out your Wednesday, I offer this Sunday comic from 1996. If you don’t recognize the monologue, Google it. And then Google everything else that happened before you were born so you can catch up with the rest of us.
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Here, for your viewing pleasure, is another of my scenes from the Old West. I’ve always thought idiots are inherently funny, probably because they make me feel superior. I’ve had my share of idiotic moments, too, though. Just yesterday I reached for my mustache wax and grabbed a barrel of napalm instead. I nearly destroyed my entire neighborhood. I got a big, hearty laugh out of it, though.
There are a whopping total of six secret symbols for you to search for in this cartoon, so click on it to make it bigger and get started. There are also two background gags that aren’t secret symbols. (Here’s the answer code to today’s symbol locations, if you’re a total wuss.)
REZARRO: From 1996 (and outer space) comes this cartoon about recreation. The Earthlings are kicking back outside their trailer with a can of bud in a fairly sedentary form of recreation, while the alien dude has chosen something more active. This idea came to me one day as I pondered the universe and though I’m no physicist, I suspect that under the right circumstances, this could be possible. (The alien would have to be fireproof, of course.)