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National French Fries Day isn't just the perfect time for fast food conglomerates to offer special promotions -- hooking hungry customers like so many fish in a stocked pond -- it's also the perfect day to reflect on the fascinating history of the food in all its forms.

Did you know France and Belgium both invented fries at exactly the same exact time? And that Uncle Sam, the mythic personification of America, was on hand to moderate an arm-wrestle-off to decide who got the credit? That's probably because we made it up! We've got a good reason, too, because the Wikipedia entry has a bunch of distracting pictures of delicious-looking fry varieties from around the globe. We got really distracted when we learned about the Tornado Fries from South Korea and other parts of Asia and almost forgot to finish writing this very post. We'd better wrap this up quickly so we can go get fries... Why don't you go on and celebrate National French Fries Day with these delectable fry comics?

And no, none of the included comics contain a "Would you like fries with that?" punchline. Because the answer is clearly "yes."

 

Sarah's Scribbles By Sarah Andersen Dec 30, 2015

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The Awkward Yeti By Nick Seluk June 17, 2015

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FoxTrot By Bill Amend July 10, 2016

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Brevity By Dan Thompson Sept 2, 2007

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Garfield By Jim Davis Nov 25, 1988

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Peanuts By Charles Schulz April 8, 1957

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Thatababy By Paul Trap July 27, 2016

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Brevity By Dan Thompson Oct 1, 2007

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Get Fuzzy By Darby Conley Nov 19, 2007

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Reality Check By Dave Whamond May 10, 2006

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Lola By Todd Clark April 5, 2011

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Garfield By Jim Davis Feb 23, 1991

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Red and Rover By Brian Basset May 23, 2000

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