Nov 30th 2017 08:50 am Now and Then

I said I would talk more today about where Arlo and Janis live, geographically. I would like to, but there really isn’t a lot more to say. We’ve had a lot of fun surmising, but it doesn’t matter where they live. We all come from somewhere, and I don’t see that as an impediment to understanding our fellows. Being born is something that happens to all of us, and, while details vary, subsequent events in our lives unite us as a species more than they divide. That is what I try to emphasize in Arlo & Janis.

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28 Responses to “Now and Then”

  1. domaucan1 on 30 Nov 2017 at 8:56 am #

    God bless us every one. God bless the USA.

  2. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Cultural/ecumenical notice. I plan to be there early.


  3. Steve from Royal Oak Mi on 30 Nov 2017 at 9:00 am #

    Yeah this is a favorite strip. Well maybe that’s the next frame….

  4. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Patti, You’ve been away, no?

  5. Ray on 30 Nov 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Scott Adams always points out that the fewer concrete details he puts into his comic, the more relatable it is to all readers.

  6. Debbie from Alabama on 30 Nov 2017 at 9:50 am #

    We did start Advent last Sunday. We are operating on the Hopewellian calendar.

  7. JACKQULINE MONIES on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:22 am #

    The Eagles are playing Tulsa with Vince Gill and Glen Fryes son filling in! Hurry, we do not have to drive half way across America to see them if I can score tickets!

    Not going to Garrison Keilliors show will give us a down payment on the Eagles perhaps?

  8. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:52 am #

    Keillor is retired, but there will no longer be Writer’s Almanac, prime source of many lit. and other biographies, and some good poetry. Sad [not written in imitation of

    TIP blogspot. No interest in Melcher’s comment, but wondered content and locale. Content = title, ‘Mexican News.’ Nothing re locale, but doubt its ‘Down East.’


  9. Ghost on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Amen, Jimmy.

  10. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:59 am #

    … a twitterer in chief. I got interrupted by YAY good news, a fob + 2 keys that son found for me.

  11. Jackie Monies on 30 Nov 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Kei!lot is not retirrd, he has around 40 shows scheduled nationwide (In Tulsa tickets are $63 cheap seats to around $160 ). He earns his living in amphitheatre type venues, not lecture halls. He is pissed.

    On personal note my chemo treatments have caused some side effects this time that have made me ill. I was not expecting this. Ghost and I had planned to leave today for Mississippi to go to Iuka for Jimmy’s gallery showing to meet Jimmy and Reta. I am on hold to hear from my oncologist. Trip is csncellef.

    I am sad. I may have to bid on Milton Canniff piece for hurricane relief to cheer up.

  12. Debbe on 30 Nov 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Good afternoon Villagers….

    Jackie….this made me smile…maybe it will you too :)

    …and just what if…….

  13. Debbe on 30 Nov 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    …if that didn’t work…let’s try this

  14. Debbe on 30 Nov 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    I miss my Miss Prissies……’s been a year now, miss the old chicken house…I found solace there and muscles :)

  15. Bryan on 30 Nov 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    For some reason Jimmie’s talk yesterday got me thinking of The Simpsons. On any given episode they can be mere minutes/miles/within walking distance of: a New England fishing port, the desert Southwest, lush deciduous forests, miles deep gorges or miles high mountains. They can drive to Las Vegas or New York City in one afternoon.
    Cartoon geography is almost as good as cartoon physics!

  16. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 30 Nov 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Granted, my dark side is predominant. Maybe that is what accounts for my viewing born as something that is done to us.

  17. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 7:24 pm #

    “… doubt it’s ‘Down East.’ ” Sheesh!

  18. Charlotte in NH on 30 Nov 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    Aww, Debbe, I miss them too, and I bet a lot of the Villagers feel the same way. You have a way of telling stories that’s different and better than most. I was always so interested to read of the drama among the chickens, and you and your coworkers and family. But I must say that now that you are caring for your father, your life is interesting in athat way too. Do tell us more stories of how you are keeping him going and eating healthy food. Any road trips lately?

  19. Dave on 30 Nov 2017 at 8:09 pm #

    I always assumed that they lived in the South.

  20. JACKQULINE MONIES on 30 Nov 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    Yes, we miss the chickens too. I thought of you, our local hardware store has the poop gloss and I laughed.

    I wish I could travel to Indiana to see you. I find cancer does not allow you the option of planning travel or most things with certainty.

    Can you have chickens at your dad’s?

  21. emb on 30 Nov 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    Rabbits don’t cackle or crow, and they are just as bright. Peace,

  22. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    …And cuter, too.

  23. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    Are rabbits also tastier?

  24. Mark in TTown on 30 Nov 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    Do they taste like chicken?

  25. Ghost on 30 Nov 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    Chicken fried chicken?

  26. Old Bear on 01 Dec 2017 at 12:55 am #

    Rabbits are lots smarter

    Lutefisk suppers are hard to find around here.

    Did you see the Holiday show on Lakeland PT Thursday night?
    All kinds of Norwegian cooking.

  27. Jackie Monies on 01 Dec 2017 at 2:51 am #

    As my cousin said while eating dinner, “I wish we hadn’t eaten Fluffy.”

  28. emb on 01 Dec 2017 at 9:43 am #

    Like chicken? Not quite the same, but good. We ate lots of rabbit for the decades or so that we raised them. Rabbits may be smarter, and wild ones may be smarter than domestic*, but they’re a long way from as smart as lots of other mammals.
    *Domestic are derived from Old World Oryctolagus cuniculus, the only colonial rabbits, to my knowledge. N.A. rabbits are mostly spp. of the genus Sylvilagus, which includes 2 strictly Southern spp., swamp rabbits and marsh rabbits. Cannot look them up w/o losing this text.