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November 9, 2007

Something Pomegranate

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A couple of people sent me today’s Something Positive strip.

In a nutshell, in Greek mythology, Hades abducted Persephone, the daughter of harvest goddess Demeter, to be his bride. Demeter pulled some strings to get her back but because Persephone had eaten 3 (or 4 or 6, depending on the story) pomegranate seeds while in the Underworld, she is forced to spend 3 (or 4 or 6) months there each year. During those months, Demeter is too distraught to do her job, and thus we have winter.

Playing with Matches

smokey.jpgCalifornia authorities have determined that one of last month’s California wildfires – one which destroyed 21 homes and injured several people in the Los Angeles area – was accidentally started by a 10-year-old boy playing with matches. Now they have to decide what to do about it, the options including removing him from his parents’ custody, placing him in juvenile detention, and handing his parents a multi-million dollar tab.

The rule of thumb when dealing with juveniles is whether the child understood that his actions were wrong – but it’s not so simple in this case: It’s one thing to understand that playing with matches is wrong, and quite another to anticipate that you might be laying waste to your entire neighborhood.

Numbers

Filed under: CIDU, page views — Cidu Bill @ 11:57 am

The site just passed 250,000 page views since the June 1 re-launch — and based on current traffic, the next quarter million should take less than four months.

Now if there were only some way to translate all this into a few bucks…

Stop and smell… well, you know

Filed under: Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, flowers, soccer — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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I see what’s happening here, but what exactly is the joke?

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