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In the thread below this one, MikeinFairfax pointed me to this web cartoon. Johnny Optimism. If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you like.

I have helpfully linked you to 2010. Scroll to the bottom to read from the beginning. Blogspot is hopeless at letting you read a thing in sequence, but I checked and he doesn’t mirror on a more comic-friendly site. He does, however, have book versions for sale.

Because I am thick, it took me a minute to realize he was cutting and pasting old illustrations to make his comics. They are funny to very funny, and the Public Service Announcement pictures only make it funnier.

Did I ever tell you about the time I had to write and illustrate an 8-page booklet on business hygiene because the special needs hire in the company kitchen smelled really bad and no-one had the heart to tell him?


Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 18, 2021, 8:48 pm

I thought the heading font looked familiar… Stilton’s Place:

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 18, 2021, 8:57 pm

Don’t know if I have a stoat in the vicinity, but I have been finding little bunny leftovers in the yard lately when I mow the lawn

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 18, 2021, 8:59 pm

Goodness Grief, the blog page has lost my Name and Address… I’m responsible for the first comment but not the second.

Comment from dissent
Time: May 18, 2021, 9:02 pm

Above post was me. Forgot to fill in the ID part

Happening more and more …..

Comment from dissent
Time: May 18, 2021, 9:05 pm

You ‘n me both EB

Comment from Uncle Al ʘ
Time: May 18, 2021, 11:15 pm

Yes, my name (“as if [anybody] cared”) and E-mail have also stopped being remembered. It is annoying but will be only until I get used to it here because I’ve had to get used to it at multiple elsewheres.

I blame the arrogant, condescending, insufferably bureaucratic Vogons who have obviously become the de facto (and quite possibly the interstellar de jure) Overlords of the European Union. Their laughably lame excuse for their arbitrary high-handedness is “privacy” which in all other venues they resolutely violate. While sniffing. Or snickering.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 19, 2021, 2:26 am

Stilton is a hoot. His commenters are also good. Mostly.

Comment from dissent
Time: May 19, 2021, 3:24 am

hmm; “name” and “email” DO show up on my home desktop, but not on my mobile.

I blame aliens.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 19, 2021, 10:05 am

Well, y’all can blame Vogons.

I blame insufferable know it all young programmer Vogons and their insufferable young manager Vogons in particular.

And Stilton is, quite often, hilarious.

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 19, 2021, 11:22 am

Crikey! Now this morning Name and E-mail were gone (from the desktop).

What a diabolical plan!!

Comment from Uncle Al ʘ
Time: May 19, 2021, 1:22 pm

This is a a test.

tl;dr: I’ve cleared the sweasel.com cookies (there were only three), closed its tab, and opened a new session. I had to re-enter comment name and email as expected, and am about to hit the Submit button. I hope I see name and email after posting.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 19, 2021, 1:25 pm

No joy. At least the comment edit doo-dad still works.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 19, 2021, 6:26 pm

Bonus round:

50 points to anyone who can figure out how the ruling party can use the OMG UFOS! squirrel to maintain their COVID control system.

News of note:
The CDC has also issued a directive that you MUST wear masks when interacting with the UFO Aliens, and Dr Falsi has indicated we’ll probably have to take booster anti-UFO Alien vaccine shots starting next year.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 20, 2021, 3:32 am

OK, got it. Masks ON when dealing with the Vogon EU bureauvermin.

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