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It’s “FURTIVELY fired,” not “Quiet fired”

Screenshot of headline that reads “5 Signs You Are Being ‘Quiet Fired’ From Your Job”
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The person who came up with the phrase “quiet quitting” took the effort to incorporate alliteration, which made the phrase catchy. You’d think the author of the article 5 Signs You Are Being “Quiet Fired” From Your Job (shown above) would have put in a few seconds to do the same for its employer counterpart, but instead, they took the lazy route and simply replaced “quitting” with “firing.”

In my opinion, “furtively fired” — and its noun form, “furtive firing” — sound much better, are grammatically correct, and employ an underused word.

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My new favorite scientific insult

“You’re a 10, but it’s on the pH scale.”

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When Spider-Man saved Easter

There’s no such thing as “too silly” when it comes to comic book villains, and that was the case in 1975 when Spider-Man faced off against the Funny Bunny in issue 9 of Spidey Super Stories.

The Electric Company was an educational children’s show that produced 780 shows from 1971 through 1977. It’s the show that you’d watch after graduating from Sesame Street, and its original cast featured names you might recognize: Rita Moreno, Bill Cosby, and Morgan Freeman:

The Electric Company had an arrangement with Marvel Comics to use the Spider-Man character in skits named Spidey Super Stories that would teach reading. The version of Spider-Man they used lived in his costume 24/7, had no life as Peter Parker or Miles Morales, and spoke only in comic book word bubbles, requiring the viewer to read:

Spider-Man asks “What about me?”
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The skits had a companion comic book series, and issue 9 featured an Easter-themed villain:

Excerpt from comic featuring Spider-Man vs. the Funny Bunny

Trust me, Funny Bunny’s isn’t the dumbest supervillain origin story:

But let’s get back to the Funny Bunny, who’s out ruining Easter for the Electric Company’s cast, who are rather weirdly dressed, even by 1970s standards…

Excerpt from comic featuring Spider-Man vs. the Funny Bunny

Spider-Man deduces where the Funny Bunny will strike next, and literally hops on a train for D.C. (the district, not the rival comic book publisher…):

Excerpt from comic featuring Spider-Man vs. the Funny Bunny

…and quickly dispatches the Funny Bunny, even though she’s not even a mall cop-level threat:

Excerpt from comic featuring Spider-Man vs. the Funny Bunny

Happy Easter, everybody!

(Also worth checking out: Spider-Man’s greatest Bible stories!)

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The “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, wookiee edition

Still not tired of it yet.

Thanks to Alistair Morton for the find!

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Write it down

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I agree and disagree with this comic:

✅ Agree: I have a saying: “If you don’t write it down, it never happened!” There are so many distractions that it’s too easy to forget ideas, plans, and other things we were sure we’d remember unless we write them down (and just as important, review them later).

In an age where most of us have access to a pocket-size supercomputer, there’s no excuse not to write an idea down.

❌ Disagree: This comic is an ad for Evernote. Evernote has lost or mangled my notes enough times that I will never use it again. I use text files and Google Docs.

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Tell the kids

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I should’ve made the connection sooner