1. Every day, I read some newspaper comics in Spanish, to help me remember the language. Currently, the re-runs for Calvin and Hobbes are getting close to the end of the strip. Hindsight is 20/20, but I can say that it's no surprise Bill Watterson quit the strip, in order to become a virtual hermit. He spends a LOT of time complaining about modern technology and modern society.
2. In Haunting of Castle Malloy, Ned says it's around 2 PM. Doing the math, that means the game takes place around 8 PM, Ireland time.
3. I haven't watched SpongeBob Squarepants in many years. I stopped watching around the time that the Mr. Krabs / Plankton rivalry stole the show and became the focus of pretty much every episode. When this happened, Mr. Krabs a meaner, nastier character; he does a lot of horrible, awful things. But he's the hero, so he's allowed to get away with it, scot-free.