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What bothers me about the Big Nate is that it hasn't been 6 weeks and a day since Groundhog Day. That will be Saturday. Seems odd to do a strip like that without checking the calendar.

sean martin

"We all know "Make America Great Again" means going back before the Civil Rights Movement"

I think you meant to write "before the Civil War".

Mark Jackson

Big Nate is in reruns. This strip first ran March 17, 2009, 6 weeks and one day after Staten Island Chuck bit Mayor Bloomberg's hand during the shadow ceremony.

Mary McNeil

Well, MsDeVos would never have come to my school, but there were years when I was teaching out of 30-year-old-textbooks, and some of those students still ended up in med school, law school, etc etc. That's because kids are amazing, as you have pointed out before.

Kip W

I used QuarkXPress for fifteen years or so, and when I first ran into InDesign, it was like Bizarro world! Every possible QuarkXPress way of doing things was simply reversed or inverted or in some other way gainsaid, just because it had to be different. Keyboard shortcuts I'd used for all those years became irrelevant (though I still reach for them, ten years after I first picked up InDesign). My old Quark documents are dead weight on my storage drives now. None of them will open, because Quark made sure it would become useless after a while.

Funny story: I was moving my software over to a new computer after the old one had turned to smelly liquid, and Quark said, "Not so fast, Jack! You need a 37-digit alpha-numeric code that only exists on a piece of the wrapper for your original software in order to use the program you paid for and used for years!" Luckily, I had the scrap of paper. Then I got to InDesign, and it said, "Say there! You need that alpha-numeric code you used before!" and I groaned, and it went on to say, "Shall I type it in for you?" It was obvious which company wanted MY business (and it wasn't the paranoid, "You're probably stealing from us RIGHT NOW!" Quark.)

By the way, my favorite vanity plate ever may still be on a white van I used to see in the employee parking lot at the Post Office I used to drive past every day when I left my neighborhood: DSGRNTL.

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