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  1. CIDU. I must not have hit the button hard enough.

    If it goes live just after Midnight Eastern Time on a weekday, it’s ALWAYS a CIDU.

  2. Whoops, I guess I just can’t read.

    Or you just changed it, and you’re gaslighting me.

  3. @ Olivier – I don’t think he was interested in doing the puzzle, I think he’s just annoyed that Pinky is too stupid to understand what’s supposed to go in a the grid. It might have made for a (slightly) more sophisticated joke to conflate Sudoku with a Crossword (or Junior Jumble), but I’ve never watched the show, so I don’t know just how stupid Pinky is, or in other words, whether that could work.
    P.S. I think the only person here that Bill could possibly gaslight would be himself.

  4. “I think the only person here that Bill could possibly gaslight would be himself.”

    I have to confess that although I can’t deny the pithiness of that sentence, I’m not quite sure what it could mean.

  5. My issue with Pinky is that, as much as he’s portrayed as a moron, he’s been genetically modified to where he can speak. Not the way Mickey Mouse can speak in an anthropomorphic “all animals can speak” universe, but in our universe. He’s a mouse in a normal human universe WHO CAN @#$% TALK!

    So yeah, he’s not on Brain’s level, but he’s nonetheless the second smartest mouse in the entire history of the world.

  6. Bill and Winter – you are probably aware of Word Press’s distinction between category and tag, which becomes less consequential as the difference flattens out with each subsequent edition of the platform. But as a result, it becomes easier to fruitkessly look for CIDU among the tags, while overcooking it right there as the category.

  7. Since I honestly don’t know what the difference is, and I couldn’t bring myself to care, I decided to use Category for the primary description (CIDU, LOL, etc) and Tag for everything else. Maybe that’s even the way it’s supposed to work, who knows? My priority was using the two consistently.

    I doubt I’ve ever used CIDU as a tag, since I always do Category first. The same way I used to put in my right contact lens first.

  8. “I think so Brain, but why would they print a newspaper sized so that a mouse could hold it in their hands like a human? Poit!”

  9. Since I honestly don’t know what the difference is, and I couldn’t bring myself to care, I decided to use Category for the primary description (CIDU, LOL, etc) and Tag for everything else. Maybe that’s even the way it’s supposed to work, who knows?

    Well, maybe I know. And by my lights, what you say is indeed the way it’s supposed to work.

    My point in bringing them up was to hint at the possibility that the reason Winter thought they didn’t see a CIDU tag was because they were in fact looking only in the (strictly speaking) tags; and so didn’t notice the CIDU in the (strictly speaking) categories.

  10. No, when I checked, “CIDU” was listed as a Category just as it should have been; but there were TWO Categories in that post, so maybe at first glance he saw just the other one.

  11. Sorry to keep going with this, but I don’t get what you’re responding to.
    I didn’t mean to suggest that CIDU was left off of the Categories; I was suggesting that Winter looked only at “Tags” and didn’t look at all at “Categories”. And so he thought there was no CIDU marked — though there was, but not in the place he was looking.

  12. I think mitch4 is correct, I probably looked at “Tags” and not “categories.”

    Actually, looking at my first comment, I “don’t see a CIDU tag,” so I was technically correct all along! (the best kind of “correct”).

    (I guess I would have been technically correct in a different way had I said “I don’t see a CIDU category.”)

  13. In the theme song of Pinky and the Brain, they say “One is a genius; the other’s insane”, but never specify which one is which. There is a fan theory that it’s actually Pinky that’s the genius.

    The Brain’s plans always fail. He is always trying to take over the world (in insane ways), and Pinky, the genius, manages to foil his plans every time, while making it seem accidental.

  14. @ Bill – “…I can’t deny the pithiness of that sentence, [but] I’m not quite sure what it could mean…
    I meant that in terms of “inclination” rather than “ability”.

  15. Unfortunately Pinky and the Brain came to a very sad end when someone at the network decided that the cartoon needed a little girl character.

  16. My local paper has some of the boxes colored in their new second game of Suduko

    It has a different name – forget what it is called – where not only the can the same numbers not repeat in the across lines, up and down lines, and boxes they cannot repeat in a X shape from corner to corner. The X part is in blue to help one follow it. I actually find it easier to do than a standard Suduko – which surprised me, I thought it would harder.

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