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What is the best facial hair?

Philosopher beard
- 21 (20%)
Santa beard
- 8 (7.6%)
Pointy beard
- 2 (1.9%)
Neck beard
- 2 (1.9%)
Pencil Beard
- 2 (1.9%)
Mutton chops
- 14 (13.3%)
Beard and moustache
- 12 (11.4%)
Wilford brimley stache
- 4 (3.8%)
Porn stache
- 9 (8.6%)
Curly stache
- 2 (1.9%)
Chaplin moustache
- 4 (3.8%)
None
- 19 (18.1%)
Another style not listed.
- 6 (5.7%)

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There are of course many other distinctive styles of facial hair that may be pretty nice, but I didn't want 50 options in the poll. Soul patches are never an option.

So, will the focus on Dora or Sam continue, or will it switch to a different part of the gang?
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Different part of the gang. 

And if you wear a beard then it should be one that would make a dwarf proud - or ZZ Top jealous.
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Or James Longstreet want to start the war again
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So, will the focus on Dora or Sam continue, or will it switch to a different part of the gang?

The main QC characters dressed up as Final Fantasy characters.
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Why the soul patch hate?
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Is it just me or is the comic image broken/missing?
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Is it just me or is the comic image broken/missing?

This has happened to me a couple of times (and today), and clicking the Previous and Next comic buttons has got me there.  I suspect there is some strangeness in the caching system that causes a delay at the update.  The Previous and Next URLs are less likely to have be cached recently, so behave better.  Because of the structure of the caching service, this effect might vary in different countries.
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The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.
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REAL PANTS ARE FOR SQUARES
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REAL PANTS ARE FOR SQUARES

At the risk of skirting the anti-shipping rule, maybe those are yoga pants......maybe that you can see thru accidentally.
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Finally... We get some momo. I've missed her
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I love and support marigold"s sleep patterns.
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I was a bit sad to not see a Dali option. :(
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Wondering if our beloved author is projecting a little personal experience into the strip today? 
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Considering the strip title, it would not surprise me.
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I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!
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I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!

Depressed? Clearly you don't understand the extent to which we night hawks loathe the morning. I've taken a swing or two at people trying to get me out of bed early and had almost no recollection of it later.
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Shows how little I know about fashion, but...how are those pants not "real"? They look like perfectly cromulent pants to me.
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They look like either pajamas or yoga pants.

If pajamas, not something you'd normally wear out in public. If yoga pants, their cromulence is questionable in public.
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Both Marten and Hannelore have visited CoD in their underwear, so pajama bottoms should be juuust fine!  :laugh:
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How are yoga pants not "real" pants, though?
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They look to me like leggings - a perfectly ordinary (if often inelegant) thing to wear around here.
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 If you don't have to answer to anyone's schedule but your own, which I don't think she does, the trick isn't to sleep earlier. It's to stay up later and later each day until you've come full circle.
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The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.

Momo is acting like a personal assistant to a CEO-type. Personal assistants often spend a lot of time managing their bosses - in the business world it's called "managing up" - and that's what Momo is doing. She's looking after Marigold's best interests, using whatever techniques are necessary to convince Marigold to do what she needs to do. This is clearly why Momo was matched with Marigold; Marigold needs help navigating social situations, as well as the occasional kick in the pants to get her motivated, and Momo will give her that.
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Well, I've heard that a good tazing is AKIN to a kick in the pants. . . . depending on placement of said boot.
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Was that a pun? I can't tell.
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I was referencing Momo's self defense mechanism, but if there was a pun in there, then. . . yes.

Yes it was.
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I didn't see one, but you capitalized AKIN, which made me think you were using it as a word and as an acronym, although I have no idea what it could stand for.
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Nah, just emphasis.
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Oh. We do have italics, ya know :roll:
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I do, but that was just easier.
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The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.

Momo is acting like a personal assistant to a CEO-type. Personal assistants often spend a lot of time managing their bosses - in the business world it's called "managing up" - and that's what Momo is doing. She's looking after Marigold's best interests, using whatever techniques are necessary to convince Marigold to do what she needs to do. This is clearly why Momo was matched with Marigold; Marigold needs help navigating social situations, as well as the occasional kick in the pants to get her motivated, and Momo will give her that.

That's not managing upward. Managing upward is phrasing your ideas such that if your manager fails to say no, you can claim they gave you permission to go ahead and/or construing the orders they do give in such a way as to allow you to do what you want regardless of what was actually intended. Basically treating your immediate superior as an incompetent moron who has to be worked around rather than with. For specific examples, see all of Dilbert ever.
It's also a close cousin of viziering, where you claim the manager's authority on your behalf without explicit authorisation.
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If it was a legitimate tazing, the human body has ways to shut that down.

There, there's your "akin" joke in the context of tazing.
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If you're tazed for too long, that's exactly what you will be. :parrot:
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I approve of Marigold's choice of pants  :-D but she should at least wash up a bit before heading out...
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Did anyone else think that "Philosopher's Beard" sounds like Harry Potter slash fiction?
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I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!

Depressed? Clearly you don't understand the extent to which we night hawks loathe the morning. I've taken a swing or two at people trying to get me out of bed early and had almost no recollection of it later.
this. A thousand times this.

Mornings suck.
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Given complete control of my schedule, I'll stay up until 2 AM and then sleep until 10 AM.

That being said, it's been at least ten years since I've had that much control of my schedule.
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I approve of Marigold's choice of pants  :-D but she should at least wash up a bit before heading out...
I noticed she wears the same top she slept with, probably full of night sweat.
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Why the soul patch hate?
Good question ...

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I have a 26 hour day rhythm. When I go to bed when I'm tired and get up when I wake up on my own, the times shift by around 2 hours a day.

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Both Marten and Hannelore have visited CoD in their underwear, so pajama bottoms should be juuust fine!  :laugh:

There was a bit of a backlash over here a while ago about an advert for Tesco (a UK supermarket, for those not in the know). They kept asking people wearing pyjamas to leave the store - after having just released a TV advert explaining how you can shop at any time and illustrating the point by showing...people shopping in their pyjamas.
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She's there in support of her Science Daddy.
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Aren't those the same purple sweat pants she's worn before?  Repeatedly?  As in, almost every time we see her? 


If she was asleep when Momo left (before 9, probably closer to 8 AM), and is waking at 6 PM, that's at least 9 - 10 hours of sleep, in addition to whatever she got before Momo left.  At the least she needs to brush the morning fuzz off her teeth, or she's going to knock over her barista when she gives her order...
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It makes sense that Momo was picked as an appropriate companion for Marigold, but isn't the compatibility test supposed to work both ways?

Momo did say Marigold is good to her, but I suspect Momo needs more interaction than she gets.
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