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Mark Jackson

Apropos of which:


Mike Peterson

Hence the aforementioned snit. I actually thought the cartoon was great.

D. D. Degg

To tie today's two subjects together I make mention that Agnes creator Tony Cochran recently won a Stefanie's Champion award.
"Stefanie’s Champions [was created] to recognize one of the most critical factors in surviving cancer: loving, unwavering support."
Details can be found at

Brian Fies

Thanks for the mention, Mike. I haven't listened to the Newton podcast yet, but Pamela Gay is a national treasure. As you/she said, Newton was a man of his time but, even for a man of his time, was pretty far out. If he'd spent half the time he wasted on alchemy and spiritualism doing science, he'd have invented five more branches of math and physics before breakfast. As it is, he did enough. I consider him THE intellectual high point of civilization, one of a very few truly indispensable people of history (meaning that our world would be very very different, and probably much worse, without him).

Agnes has been at the top of my Unfairly Neglected Comics List for a long time. It's consistently great and it's good to see you give it credit from time to time.



But...they were not ephemeral....

/me saves the rest for another day

Mike Peterson

You're right -- bad choice of words. "Ephemeral" means they go away, and as long as there are people with no knowledge of history, proportion or causality and little interest in seeking anything more than confirmation of their own dogmatic opinions, the damn things will not disappear.

I should have said "delusional."


Another wonderful podcast (and this one was great!) goes into detail about Newton and the needle: http://www.radiolab.org/story/211178-rip-rainbow/ along with other fascinating information about colors and the spectrum.

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