Third “X” stories voting reminder . . . and laughs

The “X” stories voting block is chugging along with only five days until the voting window closes. Some wait until the last moment . . . and miss it. Perhaps it’s a good idea to get started on them if you’ve not yet read them.

But, make sure you take care of important stuff first, and don’t feel guilty if you don’t get to these.

If you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge X-Stories” are HERE(link). Votes will be accepted until  Noon (Central Time) on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

And if you’ve already voted, perhaps you need some laughs . . .

I collect cartoons. I used to do it with clippings from newspapers, but now it’s all digital. Whenever possible, I try getting permission before sharing any of them. Some specify how they can be used, others don’t.

Of course, in today’s Internet environment, the majority of the people don’t ask and just share. I’ve reached a sort of compromise of sorts . . . I still share even when cartoonists don’t respond, but only if places where they’re published have the “share” option.

And then, there are cartoons published under a Creative Commons license like “Wrong Hands” (LINK). Them be the bestest kind. It helps his sense of humor and mine overlap.

I particularly like his take on literary classics.

I like the games, too . . .

Of course, he’s not the only cartoonist I read . . .

Sometimes, I like cartoons that challenge me, that take a few seconds to sink in . . .

And then there are cartoons that make me nod . . . but are not all that funny.

But, I can’t end on that one, so here’s one more . . .

For them who want a real post . . . LINK

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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Note 2: it’s perfectly OK to share a link that points back here.


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