Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Let me be the first to go on record saying it: the A&J cartoons running in newspapers and on GoComics this week are repeats. I was under the weather recently and took some extra time to recuperate. However, I did arise from my germ-besotted recliner to choose a week of my favorites from the winter of 2010 and remaster them. And, yes, I am feeling much better now. Thank you for asking.

43 responses to “Cold Comfort”

  1. Holidays are an especially lousy time to be sick. Glad to hear you are feeling better in time for the New Year’s revels. Here’s to everyone having a safe and prosperous 2020!

  2. Still snuffling here from my annual case of Christmas Crud (aka “seasonal allergy”). Oh, did I mention that earlier this year I saw an ENT and was tested to see which allergen(s) had been regularly bedeviling me at certain times of the year for several decades? Other than a “mild” allergy to egg whites (which had never been evident to me), I tested negative for everything. (This despite the fact that anytime I walk into a funeral home for a visitation, the floral arrangements immediately cause my eyes and nose to begin running. To the point others there must think the deceased was my best friend.) Beats me.

    My dad used to say, “If you nose runs and your feet smell, you must be built upside down.”

  3. There are several ways to transmit the crud, and a few of them are enjoyable. It may be worth it, Janis….

    I just found out that my two very best old friends of the female persuasion – from the1940s-1950s – not only knew each other, but were buddies living only a few doors apart! Am in email contact with both from a safe distance away and will be careful what I write henceforth!

  4. Well considering the time lag between drawing and publishing, I hope that you’re illness did not spoil your Thanksgiving….

    Thanks for the heads up. Before the internet only people with incredible memories (or a bunch of A&J cartoons on the fridge) would have known the difference!

  5. Catch your sneeze in your elbow – less chance of spreading the cold.
    On the other hand, my Grandmother said you could not get rid of a cold
    until you gave it to someone.
    One of THOSE aphorisms 🙂

  6. Sitting after dinner with friends with the football game on catching up with the Village—-and sending fond wishes to all for a good year ahead. Nancy K.

  7. I wonder if Arlo wore his new sweatshirt to work today.
    Many workplaces used to have this quaint thing called a “dress code”. Before “code” became “something programmers write”, and “dress” became “whatever one pulled out of the closet after giving it minimal, if any, thought”.

  8. But wait, Ghost. When was the last time our favorite comic strip couple even REFERENCED going to work?? Seems like years. I thought they had surreptitiously joined the leisure class. And otherwise, kudos to Janis for wearing a size 10. She’s been worried about her figure lately but obviously, she has nothing to worry about. Lucky her. Good genes or good habits or both.

    • I agree, Bonnie, that that was the big take-away from today’s cartoon. But I guessed everyone would catch that. Personally, I’ve felt they were too young to have retired already. Well, in cartoon years, anyway. (Notwithstanding the possibility they may have sold the schooner and taken an early retirement. That would have explained what happened to the boat.)

  9. Today’s “e-e-e-e-ew” comic: We had no cats for years, but Elaine got over this sort of response early on, or maybe had lost it in HS, when she had a cat. In fact, she prepared some of BSCVC’s better specimens. BSU has named its Vert. Mus. after me, not for free.

  10. Hey Jimmy – my network is saying your security certificate expired yesterday so this is an unsafe site. I’m risking it anyway! 🙂

    • Similar here. Chrome let me in yesterday but not today. Firefox let me in today after I pleaded, begged and threatened. Microsoft probably doesn’t care but my work IT folks have Explorer/Edge blocked at our firewall so it can’t see out at all.

  11. For anyone having one of those electronic devices which take orders to do something or give information: Ask a question of the type “Where am I not?” or “Where am I not located now?” . Clearly, there an infinity of possible answers. Will the device choose one or beg off?

  12. Jimmy, Could you address this problem….nobody can get onto the website

    FIREFOX ERROR CODE cannot overide

    Your connection is not secure

    The owner of has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

    This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox may only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

    Learn more…

    Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate expired on January 5, 2020, 7:00 AM. The current time is January 9, 2020, 7:11 AM.


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