Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for September 11, 2023

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    Blu Bunny  6 months ago

    Gee, no puddle there for Ed to drive thru.

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    B UTTONS  6 months ago

    … and she remembers how Crank scared her daughter.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 6 months ago

    As if the gray hair, bath robe and fuzzy slippers weren’t a dead giveaway.

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    KenHelmick  6 months ago

    Ummm…holding an umbrella over the kid? Unless grandma is the Wicked Witch of the West, the child will not melt. In kindergarten we stood outside in the rain, wearing hats and foul weather gear, just like anything else. I believe the concept was to help make you self reliant rather than entitled and needy.

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    puddleglum1066  6 months ago

    If you look closely at its headlights, even the bus seems to be rolling its eyes at the lack of a joke (or much of anything else) in today’s strip. I appreciate that attention to detail from the B-A-D (Batiuk-Ayers-Davis) creative team.

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    Mopman  6 months ago

    Looks like Ed will have to work twice as hard this year. He now has to drive two kids to and from school.

    But what about Granny being introduced here? Is this a new love interest? Will we have a love triangle? A ménage a trois?

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    elbow macaroni  6 months ago

    If all the mothers drive, why is there bus service?

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    WilliamVollmer  6 months ago

    If “all the other mothers” on Ed’s route, drive their kids to school ,how is it that he still has a route?

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    DawnQuinn1  6 months ago

    It was not a joke. He was basically saying that only a grandmother would stand in the rain with her grandchild. Parents wouldn’t. It is called wry humor. Not all jokes are side-splitting. Give it a break. Lighten up a little.

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    one more ole man  6 months ago

    Perhaps you have to be sort of a Crankshaft to catch the subtle irony that creates the humor. Not every cartoon frame needs to be a belly laugh. For many of us, this strip is reminiscent of a world we knew long ago and faraway – and miss.

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    lemonbaskt  6 months ago

    ive seen kids driven to the bus stop when its only two houses away

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    Bill Thompson  6 months ago

    “All the mothers?” Okay, what about the fathers? My nephew has no problem driving his daughters to school.

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    Pongo ol’ Boy  6 months ago

    Mr. Crankshaft is such a nice man. Perhaps after he drops his passenger off at school he can go out and impede drivers by purposely slow driving in front of them.

    GOD Bless America! HIS Eagle Will Soar Again!

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    Blu Bunny  5 months ago

    So, 4 days of all that talk, he leaves without her. Must have done the same to the girl’s mom years ago.

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