Jul 10th 2018 08:25 am Arlo’s Last Stand

We’re back, after an unscheduled holiday hiatus. Did you have a good 4th of July? I remember last year: the 4th was on a Tuesday. Therefore, actual Independence Day represented, for many, the fitting finale of a long, exhausting, happy weekend. This year, it was on Wednesday. Try as one might (and I tried hard), it wasn’t easy to sretch the thing into a five-day marathon. I’m looking forward to next year, when it’s on Thursday!
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10 Responses to “Arlo’s Last Stand”

  1. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 10 Jul 2018 at 8:35 am #

    I am just glad that we have not altered Independence Day to a Monday holiday. Fortunately business and manufacturing tend to stretch those days around the 4th and make a week out of it. The same holds true for Christmas and New Years where a lot of places shutdown. My parents both worked jobs where they often had to work on the holiday, so they usually got paid a little extra. With 7 kids, that worked out OK.

  2. David from Austin on 10 Jul 2018 at 10:04 am #

    Guessing Janice is suddenly concerned about all those empty cups in the trash… Arlo is a popular guy in the neighborhood!

  3. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 10 Jul 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Perhaps Arlo began with only a half-pitcher of drink and a loaded trash basket just so that Janis would think he was in demand. Subtle!

  4. Mark in TTown on 10 Jul 2018 at 4:45 pm #

    Or maybe he had a monetary price on the other side of the sign and flipped it when he knew Janis was on her way.

  5. Charlotte in NH on 10 Jul 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    Last Stand … Groann! How does he dream up so many clever twists?

  6. DJJG7 on 10 Jul 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Charlotte, I know. Sometimes I have covered up the title and tried to come up with something myself. It’s never as good. That’s why he gets the big bucks!

  7. DJJG7 on 10 Jul 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    “Heck, no cartoonist can be a millionaire!” –Charles M. Schulz

  8. Old Bear on 10 Jul 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    Occasionally they make it to Thousandaire

  9. DJJG7 on 11 Jul 2018 at 5:30 am #

    COL ! (Chuckle out loud”)

  10. joedon on 11 Jul 2018 at 5:51 am #

    Good AM: Anybody wonder whats going on with Gene & family?