Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for January 13, 2023

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    Robin Harwood  5 months ago

    Groovy.

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    Tyge Premium Member 5 months ago

    Must be a Louisiana idiom. 8^ )

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    AnneFackler  5 months ago

    They would know who John Hancock was if they had the teachers we had.

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    SpacedInvader Premium Member 5 months ago

    Doesn’t matter anyway, most of them can’t write in cursive.

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    yoda1234  5 months ago

    Somebody ‘splain to me exactly WHY the history classes aren’t teaching who John Hancock is anymore??

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    Kidon Ha-Shomer  5 months ago

    and the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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    nosirrom  5 months ago

    Everybody knows that Janis is the bee’s knees.

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    DTinAP  5 months ago

    Those commercials really are irritating.

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    biglar  5 months ago

    “Pffffttt….. It’s HERBIE Hancock!” – Tommy Boy

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    The Orange Mailman  5 months ago

    2 Stars = LECK

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    jarvisloop  5 months ago

    My version of “hit dog”: Anger reveals deep truths.

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    [Traveler]  5 months ago

    I love the “turning into your parents” commercials

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    MissionLDB  5 months ago

    Come to my class. My students not only know Hancock but have learned the Bill of Rights and can explain them using SCOTUS precedent.

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    larryzolcienski  5 months ago

    education is “WOKE”.

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    Inahastation(eye nuh ha station)  5 months ago

    Brilliant!

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    ScullyUFO  5 months ago

    So Arlo, a simpler question is: what commercials do you find NOT irritating?

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    boydjb47  5 months ago

    Never heard “Hit dog ….” and I’m from Appalachia.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 5 months ago

    These kids today have it made in the shade, and don’t that their old man is the cat’s pajamas.

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    soareyes  5 months ago

    In my job I often hand people papers to sign. More of them quip, “Put my ‘John Henry’ here” than say “John Hancock.” Sigh.

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    Egrayjames  5 months ago

    Comments are good today, or I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.

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    John Yeager  5 months ago

    They teach who he is. The commercial Arlo is talking about would not work if it’s audience didn’t know it. The usage of the name to denote a signature is declining. More generally, the words “John Hancock” peaks in the American English corpus that Google’s Ngram viewer uses back in 1940 (oddly the peak before that was 1840), dropped to about half in 2000, and has been declining much faster since then.

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    RonMcCalip  5 months ago

    I don’t know what’s more amusing! The Comic strip I came to read, or all of the political bickering in the comments! “Hey Ma! Come ‘er and look at du pot callin’ de kettle ‘Black’! Yuck yuck!!!” Don’t care what side of the aisle you’re on, lighten up folks! Nobody gets out alive anyhow…

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ish kabibble and a 23 Skidoo!!

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    poppacapsmokeblower  5 months ago

    It’s interesting, John Hancock signing the Declaration large enough for King George to read it without glasses was more important in school than discussing the contents of the Declaration and its meaning.

    What does that say about our education? (We want entertainment.)

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    Canoe-full  5 months ago

    My favorite John Handcock reference per Bart Simpson https://youtu.be/t0uP3uxxJJ0

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    LoneDog  5 months ago

    When I was a kid, my mother would say to me, “You look like the wreck of the Hesperus.” I haven’t heard that expression since.

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    paranormal  5 months ago

    Commercials are so stupid and ridiculous. Like Robin Hoods merry men going to Amazon.com for new tights…

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    mjpalmer  5 months ago

    so so funny

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    trainnut1956  5 months ago

    23 Skiddoo!

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    Bill D. Kat Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’ve been around a while… actually a LONG while… but had no idea what hit dog hollers means so for those similarly unenlightened, this is what I came up with compliments of Google:

    “A hit dog will holler” refers to the idea that people offended by a certain idea or statement will be the ones most likely to react defensively or even aggressively to it. In fact, in some cases, if someone makes an accusation, the individual who reacts most vehemently is likely the most guilty of said accusation. In other words, their reaction can be construed as an admission of guilt.

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    Scott S  5 months ago

    I’ve made references to time periods by saying who was President at a given time.

    One replied by asking me who Nixon was.

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    assrdood  5 months ago

    My personal favorite: “First smeller’s the feller”

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    billwog  5 months ago

    They are too busy and burdened with woke and CRT lessons.

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    formathe  5 months ago

    i’m kinda sick and tired of the commercials up here that constantly make it look like any white guy over 40 is a complete imbecile.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    You gotta admit “the hit dog” beats “the squeaky wheel.”

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    kathybear  5 months ago

    I know about John Hancock, but “the Hit Dog Hollers”?

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    All Dan All Day Premium Member 5 months ago

    “The boy is the father of the man.” Wordsworth? Maybe?Hancock=American patriot. Hancock=British smuggler/traitor

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    mruch  5 months ago

    Someone probably took down his statue. Like they can erase history by doing so

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    AnneFackler  5 months ago

    My Mother was in advertising in the 50s and 60s. She would call todays ads idiotic.

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    mrsdonaldson  5 months ago

    “The hit dog hollers?” Never heard of it!

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    gocubzgo  5 months ago

    I DVR all NFL games now so I can avoid seeing Rob Gronkowski making an idiot of himself representing one brand of insurance, or numerous others making idiots of themselves talking to “Jake” from another insurance company.

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    Willameano Premium Member 5 months ago

    John Hancock meaning a signature is out of style since they no longer teach cursive in schools. You can just sign things electronically or print it. Pass the crayons.

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    ivendors  5 months ago

    He had slaves?

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    Swamprat  5 months ago

    All this crap from a comic strip? Good Grief Charlie Brown! Just enjoy it. BTW, no one uses CRT’s anymore. It’s LED and LCD now. (if you understand this, right click and choose your option)

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    Cathy P.  5 months ago

    Possibly because those of the “woke” persuasion consider that he was a rich white man, and therefore, like Geo. Washington, Thos. Jefferson, et al, he should be forgotten/minimized as to his role in the founding of America.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I had a nephew yesterday not know what the Pony Express was. He knows now.

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