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Dec. 31st, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Fri, 13:18: RT @kurteichenwald: For months, trolls have attacked me for writing about Russian hacking. Time to read the official government report: htt…
  • Fri, 13:19: RT @booferal: Sad that a bunch of guys can't just see a drunk girl and think "Hey. You know what? Maybe none of us should rape her." https:…
  • Fri, 13:20: RT @MtnMD: DID YOU KNOW: Trump's Manafort was SAME PERSON WHO RIGGED UKRAINE ELECTIONS, causing THEM TO RE-DO election?? #TCOT #ThursdayTho
  • Fri, 13:36: RT @TeaPainUSA: US Government's certified intelligence report indicates not 1 but 2 separate Russian espionage units attacked the Democrati…
  • Fri, 22:39: RT @JohnRMoffitt: The astounding #Inauguration2017 will be unpresidented. I won't be watching. #TheResistance https://t.co/Aa8c9tWZrO
  • Fri, 23:07: Just found a drawing I did in the 90s. Took me a moment to get: A dog dressed like charity Santa, ringing a bell and drooling copiously.

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Dec. 30th, 2016 12:01 pm
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Dec. 29th, 2016 12:01 pm
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Dec. 28th, 2016 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 13:06: RT @RubenBolling: Donald Trump the Monster. From way, way back in March. https://t.co/mQhKtULrW9
  • Tue, 13:54: RT @arthur_affect: I guess for me the issue is I find it impossible to absolve or forgive Trump voters while still having any respect for t…
  • Tue, 13:55: RT @petemont: Remember when Trump told us he would self-finance his election and wouldn't owe anything to donors? Good times. https://t.co/
  • Tue, 14:52: RT @Marmel: A game: When you see a Trump blanket statement about the American People: Add "OR ELSE" to the quote. That's what's coming. #Re
  • Tue, 17:00: The Lux radio version of DOUBLE INDEMNITY has Stanwyck and MacMurray. Robinson's absent, but inspired casting for his part: William Conrad.
  • Tue, 18:30: RT @spacetwinks: i'll tell you this, bullies didn't stop bullying me when i gave them everything they wanted, or when i talked to them abou…
  • Tue, 18:30: RT @spacetwinks: bullies stopped bullying me when they felt like they had something to lose if they tried to trample me
  • Tue, 18:30: RT @spacetwinks: moreover, bullies were actually more likely to actually listen to me about my feelings, if they felt like they had somethi…
  • Tue, 19:57: Went on a binge today and ordered the six H. Allen Smith books I don't have. It used up my birthday check from Mom-in-law, exactly. Kismet.
  • Tue, 23:18: RT @ruckawriter: And now this. Think about this. They literally do not want us to know what they're doing, or who is responsible for doing…
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Dec. 25th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Dec. 21st, 2016 12:01 pm
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Dec. 20th, 2016 12:02 pm
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I'm not sure when I started forgetting to post new Toon River Anthology entries here. The canonical set is here, less some of the early ones that were too ephemeral and in-jokey to stand outside the comment section of the Comics Curmudgeon (je suis Muffaroo).

I've written a couple of new ones in the past week, beginning a long-contemplated expansion from just newspaper strips into the comic book world (and later, into animation). Some day I'll have enough of these for a book or something. Another millstone: Richie Rich (the poor little affluenza victim) marks the 100th post I've made to the New Pals Club Web-Log since commencing it in 2007. I toss a Dave Madden-sized handful of confetti in the air to celebrate the achievement. So here's Richie:


RICHARD $ RICH, JR.
I had wealthy friends, but I preferred the poor kids—
Bedraggled ragamuffins with bad hair and no fashion sense.
How they gaped at my opulence! How they thanked me
For any little crumb of generosity that trickled down.
“Kissing up,” some called it. I learned the term
From our second Cadbury, on his way out: Bitter!
They could have had an easy life if they’d kept to it,
But when their voices changed, so did their tune.
They still thanked me, but there was some edge to it
That I couldn’t abide. They thought they were entitled!
It wasn’t enough that I let them ride my golden wagon
Down a hill of gold coins and jewels any more. No,
They betrayed my trust. Small gems “accidentally” stuck
In a shoe or a ragged pants cuff. Dishonest!
I might have even let that go unpunished, if it hadn’t been
For their miserable attitudes. Oh, we’re so poor. We’re so cold.
Our mom is so sick. Our dad got laid off at your plant.
Can’t you do something? You were our friend!
What do you mean “were,” you ingrates?
I sent them away. No sense of respect. Sad!
Who needs them? I have this huge mausoleum now:
A solid gold statue of myself by the best artist,
And my personal police force to keep out the riff-raff.

And here lies Dot:


DOROTHY “DOT” POLKA
Names are destiny. You have to choose carefully.
Dad and Mom loved to dance. They were the Polkas!
They thought I’d be a dancer too, but I wasn’t like them.
My aunts thought it would be cute to dress me in dots,
Like my name! I was surrounded by dots as a baby.
I couldn’t get over them. They became my life.
Dots here, Dots there. It drove Dad to distraction,
And Mom eventually left us, crying. She still loved us,
But she just couldn't cope with it, and she left the state.
I hardly noticed when she left. She wasn’t a dot!
Partnerless, Dad soldiered on. When I was fifteen, I had an accident,
Fell off my polka-dot bike, hit my head. I was okay.
But when I realized that I could see spots, beautiful spots,
Any time, anywhere, just by hitting myself on the head,
My doom was sealed.
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Dec. 19th, 2016 12:02 pm
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Dec. 18th, 2016 12:02 pm
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Dec. 17th, 2016 12:02 pm
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Dec. 16th, 2016 12:02 pm
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  • Thu, 16:36: Chemotherapy is like nursing a grudge. You take poison and hope it kills your enemy.
  • Thu, 22:06: Hey, I put the memory in and nothing exploded! Thanks again, @avram, for pointing the way.
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @EdbrohamLincoln: When Benghazi is investigated for 800+ days but Russian hacking? Meh https://t.co/vHrg3VnIyE
  • Thu, 22:08: Went and saw DR STRANGE today with a coupon for a free movie on my birthday. I rather enjoyed it.
  • Thu, 22:09: Stan Lee should just spend a week shooting about a hundred cameos for all occasions. He'd be in the next two decades of Marvel movies.
  • Fri, 10:19: I seem to have accidentally signed up for a free 7-day trial of ClassicsOnline. I don't want it. I can't find how to quit. Does anyone know?

My tweets

Dec. 15th, 2016 12:02 pm
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  • Thu, 00:38: When I was ten I could barely ken. When I was twenty I thought I knew plenty. >>
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I was on the bus, anxious to get home to see if my birthday present from Grandma had arrived. Perhaps by this time she had discontinued the practice of giving me a present that was "for Christmas AND birthday" (which, to my eyes, was like giving me a $15 present instead of two $10 presents just because of the luck of the draw). It was taking a while, because we were behind a house that was being moved somewhere. It crept down the road, and every time it got to an overhead wire, they had to slow down further as two guys used poles to push the wires up and let it pass. I realized I needed to go to the bathroom. Bad.
I considered making a break for it and running across the fields and hoping I made it, but that seemed like a worse idea, so I stuck with it and finally we got to our driveway. I peeked into the mailbox and ran down the gravel and through the door, pausing to scoop up the box I spotted on the little table in the front hall. As I proceeded directly to the bathroom, Mom saw me and said, "Walt Disney died."

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Dec. 14th, 2016 01:15 pm
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Dec. 12th, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Sun, 14:21: RT @TeaPainUSA: Trump claims the CIA said Saddam had WMDs. Ironically, he's thinkin' of the last President that lost the popular vote.
  • Sun, 14:23: RT @mentnelson: We gotta represent and stop this! They're forcing black folk out off their property so they can build golf courses and hote…
  • Sun, 14:23: RT @mentnelson: This means, what remains of authentic Gullah Geechee communities on the coast of South Carolina could soon be no more if th…
  • Sun, 14:23: RT @mentnelson: They're now being forced off their property by developers and tax laws, puttin their families at risk and endangering Gulla…
  • Sun, 14:23: RT @mentnelson: Gullah Geechee people are direct descendants of slaves who still live on land passed down to them by their ancestors.
  • Sun, 14:23: RT @mentnelson: If you care anything about Gullah Geechee culture, RT this article. We can help fight this! Let's spread the word https://…
  • Sun, 14:36: RT @SierraRise: The average age of a minimum wage worker is 36 years old. Learn more about the #Fightfor15: https://t.co/2t0XgiBfDE https:/…
  • Sun, 14:37: RT @TheRickWilson: Remember, remember, The 8th of November, 'Twas Putin, and treason and plot; I see no reason Why pro-Russian treason Shou…
  • Sun, 14:43: RT @FrankConniff: Don't give me that "Hillary was a bad candidate" bullshit. Real-life Bond villains plotted against her and she still got…
  • Sun, 16:34: There are two kinds of people: those that always exclude the middle, and those who never do.
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My tweets

Dec. 11th, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Sat, 19:02: RT @miniver: Smart and chilling thread about Trump, plutocrats, kleptocrats, the GOP coalition, and infighting (My post https://t.co/XxNfN
  • Sat, 19:04: RT @wilw: The current GOP silence is deafening. Our nation needs to know, right now, if Republicans in Congress are with us, or against us.
  • Sat, 19:10: RT @PCalith: This is, in essence, why the @nytimes is not to be trusted https://t.co/nTelgwayIL
  • Sat, 19:12: RT @WalshFreedom: So wait...the CIA says Russia messed with our election to help Trump win and Trump attacks...the CIA? Not Russia? He goe…
  • Sat, 19:45: RT @alfranken: The future of the US should rest in the hands of Americans; interference by a foreign power should never play a role https:/…
  • Sat, 20:30: RT @RVAwonk: Congressional Republicans KNEW THAT RUSSIA HELPED TRUMP. BEFORE THE ELECTION. And they kept us in the dark.
  • Sat, 20:31: RT @spacetwinks: so in an attempt to prove how moderate and reasonable they are, the dems move... further to the right which GOP will call…
  • Sat, 20:31: RT @spacetwinks: the GOP playbook the dems have fallen for every time is letting them define extremely incremental progress as being radica…
  • Sat, 20:31: RT @spacetwinks: and we just keep doing this over and over again and things that were standard in the 70s or even 80s now become radically…
  • Sat, 20:38: RT @Nash076: A real President elect would issue a statement calling the developments troubling, offering his full support to our intelligen…
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Dec. 10th, 2016 06:11 pm
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Dec. 8th, 2016 12:02 pm
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  • Wed, 19:32: RT @bechillcomedian: I hate when I try to make a point about men being unable to turn their heads 360° and someone's always like: "Hey! No…
  • Wed, 21:10: RT @saraschaefer1: You know it's bad when the Weather Channel is one of the only news outlets you can rely on to do the right thing https:/…
  • Wed, 22:41: RT @tauriqmoosa: Seriously: Media needs to stop normalizing white supremacy just cos some producer thinks the racist is photogenic.

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