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End of An Era

magic wrapping paperAbout ten years ago I went to a nearby neighborhood garage sale and accumulated a back seat full of bric-a-brac that has since evaporated from my life like so much support for Rick Perry.

However, one of the true treasures I found that day was a 6" in diameter roll of the greatest wrapping paper of all time. It was a faux Peter Max design that I subsequently used for countless Xmases, weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and possibly a funeral or two.

Over the years everyone in my family has become sick to death of this stuff but I felt it to be my faithful companion at times of celebration as I never had to question whether I was prepared to wrap even the largest, most unwieldy package. When I said "Wrap!" it said "How many yards?"

So it is, with utmost sadness, that I report that the roll has, at long last, petered out. I'm down to the last few yards and, as though it knows its time has come, the registration of the colors has begun to wander. Click the image above for a closer look at this inspired design.

I will miss you, old friend, and I hope we meet again someday in that Great Macy's Gift Wrap Department in the sky.


As for today's comic, no, I didn't even TRY to rhyme this sucker as I tried to stay true to the Skynet aesthetic which I'd guess isn't very, shall we say, "artistic".


And now our "Chart of the Day":

why i drink coffee in church
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I neither drink coffee nor attend church but I think those of you who do might find this chart the height of hilarity.



Republican Job Creation Update

john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #123 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(123) 12-19-2011: The GOP is getting the hell out of Dodge for the holidays, but a quick accounting of their first year in charge of the House reveals they voted a record 191 times against environmental protection laws. That's almost one vote for every day they were in session. Yuck!

NOTE: As a result of an unexpected wave of enthusiasm the Republican Job Creation update now has its own web site. It will remain on the RP but a web site of its own will raise its visibility on the 'net as we progress towards the critical 2012 elections. And I thank you for your support.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!Fox & Friends... the top misinformers of 2011.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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R-1000 the red-nosed quadrupedal cyborg
Had a very high-intensity, turret-mounted laser.
And if you were ever captured in its crosshairs,
You might even say it radiated megajoules of destructive light.
All of the other quadrupedal cyborgs
Used to regard him with ridicule and mistranslate his call sign.
They wouldn't let poor R-1000
Join in any recreational war simulations.
Then one fallout-enshrouded apocalyptic eve
Skynet activated a narrow-beam transmission:
"R-1000 with your highly-focused incandescent capability
Won't you lead my attack on the remnants of humanity?"
Then all the cyborgs regarded him positively
As they activated klaxons in approval
R-1000 the red-nosed cyborg,
You'll go down in strategically-altered history.

Terminator: I just love this time of the year..