October 18th, 2017
posted by [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed at 04:00am on 18/10/2017
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October 17th, 2017
posted by [syndicated profile] diesel_sweeties_feed at 11:59pm on 17/10/2017

sleep is dumb

Tonight’s comic is based on my favorite horror movie, Return of the Jedi.

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posted by [personal profile] baratron at 08:15am on 17/10/2017 under , , ,
Our plumbing is being evil, for the fifth or sixth time since we moved into this house in 2004. When our house was built, it didn't have an internal bathroom. There are remains of an outhouse in our back garden. So the bathroom was, at some point, retrofitted and its plumbing has never worked quite right.

It's been showing signs of distress for a few days now, doing that thing it does of not draining properly. We flush the toilet or run water in the sink, and the bath goes GLUG GLUG GLUG. Not good. However, yesterday when I flushed the toilet, some of the er, effluent ended up in the bath. Which is about as delightful as it sounds.

Richard did a full day at work then stayed up quite literally all night clearing the downpipe with a high pressure hose, and only went to bed at 7.30 am. He is my hero! The poor bugger couldn't eat anything until 6.30 am because he was too nauseated, and I have left Emergency Laundry running overnight else he wouldn't have any trousers to wear to work (and it's too cold to go in shorts).

The problem is not completely fixed since although the downpipe is now cleared, water running through it is not reaching the sewer. As the problem occurs on our property, Thames Water won't help, so we will have to find a professional and (probably) claim on our insurance. Does anyone have the faintest idea how to do this? I mean, regarding claiming on the insurance, we probably just have to find the policy document and ring the insurers with the policy number and details of the work which needs to be done. But where on earth do we find a good professional plumber who handles drains and sewers? Do we ask the insurance company to recommend someone?

To add further complication, our back garden will probably have to be dug up, and it is currently a jungle. I'm hoping my parents might be available in the next few days to get it cleared, although that involves Dealing With My Parents.
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posted by [syndicated profile] diesel_sweeties_feed at 12:02am on 17/10/2017
posted by [syndicated profile] diesel_sweeties_feed at 12:02am on 17/10/2017
October 16th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] hollymath at 03:48pm on 16/10/2017 under
Been a strange, nerve-jangly sort of day.

I missed a lecture because there were no fucking buses for 40 minutes. I know I could've turned up late but I was all wound up by then, and I can catch up because the lectures and slides are recorded.

We got the orange sun around lunchtime, it's clear and sunny here now (though still with particles of dust in the air hurting my eyes) but it's gone down south where a million more people are tweeting about it, and a million freaked-out status updates on Facebook and bad-joke tweets haven't helped somehow. That we feel such a sense of impending doom at such a minor change in the quality of the light makes it easy to see why humans had to invent religion.

I didn't feel doomy but I was also pretty sure it was something to do with the hurricane, and the hurricane is because of climate change and that make terrified and so miserable. My anxious brain told me "One day we'll look back on these as the good old days, weather-wise," because my anxious brain hates me.

I slept awfully last night. Went to bed early, woke up after midnight and didnt get back to sleep until five in the morning.

Andrew emailed while I was out saying the washing machine is broken, he thinks he can fix it but I'll need to help. But when I got back home he's out, so I'm sitting here writing this instead. I hope the washing machine's okay, we can't afford it not to be. Don't know where he is, but I think he was going to buy food. And I thought of something on my way home that I wanted but I forgot to tell him to get.

The people next door are having building work done on their house, and the loud whine of the drills makes it hard to concentrate or relax.

I need a hug or a cry or a sleep or a vacation. But none of those things seem like they'd be enough really.
posted by [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed at 04:00am on 16/10/2017
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posted by [syndicated profile] diesel_sweeties_feed at 12:21am on 16/10/2017

sleep is dumb

Tonight's comic is still doing the pumpkin jammies thing.

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October 16th, 2017next

October 16th, 2017: So it turns out that the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL was super fun. I even commissioned some art from one of my favourite English cartoonists!

UPDATE: turns out Freaky Friday was originally a 1972 novel, retelling the same story first proposed (near as I can tell) in 1882. In our world, I mean. In dinosaur land it's exactly as shown in the comic and I have never made a mistake!!

– Ryan

October 15th, 2017
posted by [syndicated profile] oglaf_comic_feed at 04:13pm on 15/10/2017

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