Drabble by Kevin Fagan for August 27, 2023

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    C  8 months ago

    Foolproof is an elusive goal

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    Yakety Sax  8 months ago

    “This boy’s more mixed up than a feather in a whirlwind.”

    “That, I say, that boy’s just like a tattoo, gets under your skin.”

    “Smart boy, got a mind like a steel trap—full of mice.”

    “That kid’s about as sharp as a pound of wet liver.”

    “Boy, I say, boy, pay close attention to me, ’cause you’re a burrito short of a combination plate.”

    “Nice boy, but he’s sharp as a throw pillow.”

    “I say, that boy is playing with a full deck alright. He’s just really slow at shuffling.”

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    rekam Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ralph’s right about clip-ons for Norman. They’re the only way to go.

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    allen@home  8 months ago

    We all know that Norm’s elevator doesn’t go all the way up.

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    GeorgeInAZ  8 months ago

    Interesting, but the conventional ways work fine for me.

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    kbyrdleroy123  8 months ago

    I’ll stick to the normal way of tying a tie.

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    MikeJ  8 months ago

    I tried that, and it didn’t work. I wonder if it’s really a way to tie a tie, or just comic silliness?

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    Rhetorical_Question   8 months ago

    The Head is too big?

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    Frankie5466  8 months ago

    My husband has happily not worn a tie for over 7yrs, before that he’d been wearing them his entire life 30+ years (raised a JW he had ties put on him from before he could dress himself) just for the fun of it he’d tie the knot in various elaborate ways that were interesting to look at like the Eldredge, trinity or scale knots

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    jagedlo  8 months ago

    In that last panel, Norm looks like a candidate for an exorcism…

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    Ol' me  8 months ago

    Norm can throw his voice! It’s his reflection that speaks, not the real Norm.

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    RobinHood  8 months ago

    Ever get the idea Norman’s just yanking everyone’s chain?

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    Just-me  8 months ago

    I don’t own a tie. I got rid of the detestable things about a year after I retired.

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    Chris  8 months ago

    just another day from laughing too hard at others misery. :}

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    mrsdonaldson  8 months ago

    He needs to discover Bolo Ties.

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    win.45mag  8 months ago

    Norm needs a bowtie. Is the Orville Redenbocker look in ?

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member 8 months ago

    The eazy way involves tying it one-handed? I’m extremely suspicious.

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    waes-hael  8 months ago

    Can’t get the length right, that way…

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  8 months ago

    Clip ons may be too complicated for him.

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    pshapley Premium Member 8 months ago

    Google “necktie tee shirt” — but Norm would probably put it on backwards.

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    sheashea  8 months ago

    Is the guy on the back left in church doing a double take??

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    locake  8 months ago

    I read this 3 times and still can’t figure out what Ralph is doing. Does anyone know if that would actually work?

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    UlrigJaeger Premium Member 8 months ago

    And, who says that you can’t learn from comics.

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    birdface  8 months ago

    The Comic “Herb and Jamal” has the same subject today!

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    cuzinron47  8 months ago

    Norm would find a way to screw up a clip-on.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Or not using one. They choke off your breathing, making it difficult to think. Wait, not thinking is just perfect for where they are in the last panel.

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    WF11  8 months ago

    Is this a real thing that Ralph is doing? I certainly never have seen or heard of this, and it seems overly complicated. I wear a tie about once a year, typically to funerals, and I often liked to put one on just to surprise people and be a bit of a non-conformist. I’ve always just done a very simple four-in-hand and that works fast and easy, and looks fine to me. I never bothered to learn how to tie a Windsor or half-Windsor, let alone a bow tie!

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    NRHAWK Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’m a little shocked that Ralph’s method works but I’m more shocked that I have never heard of this before now. Long ago I endeavored to learn every necktie method including five different bowties to cover every occasion I might encounter. I guess the old adage is true about old dogs learning new tricks.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member 8 months ago

    I freakin’ hate ties. Pain in the neck. So to speak.

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    tinstar  8 months ago

    Ho-lee Mo-lee… just when I thought he couldn’t get any denser! I am nothing special, but I was tying Windsor knots when I was about 10!

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    billdaviswords  8 months ago

    It’s easier to just tie it the normal way… not that I ever weat a tie anymore.

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    DarkHorseSki  8 months ago

    I tried it. It does work and I showed my eldest… but I think the traditional way to tie is a little better… but for people who have trouble learning to tie the tie, this is one answer.

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