Reptisaurus!, I had many bathrooms '66-'76 but few if any with furnishings on which I could place a comic. I would bring in outlines or notes with me and maybe put them on the sink or side of the tub.
___________Aaron Kashtan, there's a red x in a box below your post. I presume there's a story behind your avatar, of which I'm unaware.
___________shaxper, now that you raise it there was a brief interlude in the earliest days when I might've read a few sitting at a coffee shop counter eating late supper after buying some at night.
___________Rob Allen, do you mean "abbreviation" or "comics"? Abbreviation is long due to the double 'b', then the suffix iate, and then the additional suffix tion. Comics isn't any longer than Robert turning into Rob. Coms would in analogue with mags. It's a coinage, and if original from me, consider me the next FJA!
___________Aaron King, I couldn't read while walking even when agile, not where I would walk. For those now in big cities, can you read coms on the subway or do you risk a snatch by youths seeking to score?
___________dupersuper, I once used a library copy of "Media Sexploitation" as a Frisbee because the tome maliciously lied about Simon and Garfunkel and other rock artists.
___________destro, I wasn't offended, but it was a drag yesterday when my topic got off to a slow start with replies. For anyone disadvantaged by anyone's text configuration, I note that if you click to quote the difficult text you will get larger type and a narrower column and you yourself can break a long paragraph with the cursor and enter key; hen finished you can click "reply to thread" and it will be as if you never clicked to quote. I was going to mention all this even if you hadn't posted again. See more below.
___________dan bailey, I pleasantly had taken note of your hiatus. Too affected for me means disabled by an autoimmune disorder affecting my connective tissue caused by a toxic exposure; it might be treated with certain biologicals, but it's very hard to obtain care for an individualized malady not fitting into ready clinical boxes.
___________Because I know your point is entirely well-intentioned I shall remember it. But I do prefer long paragraphs because it is a hallmark of good writing to dovetail seamlessly from one subject to another; if one abdicates that a priori with short paragraphs, one forfeits even the chance to segue. I also prefer being able to indent, as you can tell. Posters should bear in mind that I typed my opening elsewhere, where it did not look as cramped and upon bringing it here I debated reconfiguring as I now have.
___________It bugs me, too, when I waste waiting time not reading anything, but I try to contemplate or at least relax. On reading, I trust you did get my one pm.
Everyone, if you were collecting '66-'70, you might recount when plastic bags came into your world or even a standardized grading regime. It occurs to me that it's hard to buy coms without falling into collecting...if you find them compelling, i.e..