And Now For Some Comic Relief

Do you read the daily newspaper comics? You know the ones I’m talking about … Peanuts, Dilbert, Dagwood, Garfield, The Born Loser, etc., etc.

I think many of us do. It’s a nice change from all the “bad news” that so often dominates the headlines (and everywhere else you look).

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to share our favorites. I’ve listed the strips that our local paper carries — yours may be different.

  • Frazz
  • Pickles
  • Frank and Ernest
  • Peanuts
  • Dilbert
  • Sally Forth
  • For Better of For Worse
  • Garfield
  • Blondie
  • The Born Loser
  • Lola
  • Get Fuzzy
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Luann
  • Non Sequitur
  • Beetle Bailey
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn
  • Zits
  • Hagar the Horrible
  • Dennis the Menace
  • B.C.
  • The Family Circus
  • Doonsbury

My #1 Favorite is Pickles. Probably because it frequently represents things that occur in our household.

My other “daily reads” are Zits, Beetle Bailey, Peanuts, Garfield, Dilbert, Blondie. I also like Hagar the Horrible, but it’s only printed on Sundays.

Some of the older strips I used to like — Popeye, Nancy, Archie, Flintstones — seem to have disappeared. At least they aren’t included in our local paper. (Am I dating myself?)

BTW, I’ve been rather disappointed in Garfield lately. Not sure what it is, but to me  Jim Davis is losing his edge. Any of you feel the same?

Anyway — it’s time to share! Tell us about YOUR favorites — as well as the ones you never read.

P.S. Of course this post is based on the assumption some or all of you still subscribe to and read print newspapers. 🙂

Winning A Lifetime Supply

Wow! It seems I’m on a roll! Three posts in as many days. 😃

In any event, I simply could not pass up sharing the article I just came across in The Guardian. It’s about people who have won “lifetime supplies” of various items.

Some of the winners were delighted with their winnings, but a couple others? Not so much. Anyway, if the opportunity ever comes your way, it would probably be best to discuss how often and how much of your “winnings” will be delivered. It might also be wise to consider your storage room.

Five big winners tell what happens when you hit the jackpot, from free milk for life to a mountain of KFC

And The Favorite Is …

Were you aware this is National Ice Cream Month? And Sunday, the 15th of July, is National Ice Cream Day! It’s true! Both of these proclamations were made by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. (You can read the entire text here)

Now, for those who participated in my recent blog post related to (yummy) Ice Cream, here are the results according to YouGovOmnibus research.

Are you surprised? Is your favorite listed? (Mine isn’t … I’m addicted to coffee-flavored ice cream!)

Did you know your tastes change as you age? And certain flavors are more predominant among certain genders and race lines? There’s a complete breakdown here (if you’re interested in that sort of thing).

The original article that started this whole thing can be found here.

So now I’m off to enjoy a BIG bowl of Coffee Ice Cream. YUM!