Walk on the grass, not the sidewalk.
Superstition is hazardous to your health
Devo was right Pig!
Today’s background music: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.
At that age, just standing can do that.
Yep, at 81, I about killed myself walking 1/5th of a mile today.
Yes Pig, you are. Be more careful where you step!
“Step on a crack, break your Mother’s back” ! We said that as kids!
Whip it good!
Little mishap while changing the scenery. At least Pig got rid of the wig and the glasses in time.
I’ll admit, I thought she got hurt because Pig never calls and she was so shocked, she whipped back so fast, Pig broke his mama’s back. The stepping on the crack is so much better, and I’ll have that song in my head for awhile now, too. Thanks. (psst…if you can, call your mama).
Pig’s on crack
Was someone lazy in the first panel?
Some readers won’t understand the joke
That’s not how she broke her back and don’t ask.
Stephan has it wrong. It’s “Step on a line, break your mother’s spine. Step on a crack, break the Devil’s back.” Since he’s on a line, his mom should be complaining of her spine.
Little bit of a continuity problem Steph. When Pig learns that his mother has broken her back, he’s standing in the field. Only later is he standing on a crack in the sidewalk, which means it could not have been the cause of the injury (never minding the ridiculousness of that superstition anyway).
Eh? But why?
Poor pig! He thinks he broke his mothers back by stepping on a crack…..LMAO
that’s a whole different saying. Walk with grass get busted by 5 0 pay some cash
I am 67 and my mother is gone, but I still think about that rhyme when walking on a sidewalk. You never forget what you learn in kindergarten.
It’s not your fault, Pig. These things just happen when you get on in years.
Momm’s mission accomplished.
This used to give me anxiety…when I was six. Poor Pig.
I remember throwing a party for my parents’ 40th Wedding Anniversary; rented a hall, sent engraved invitations to all their friends and family, a dinner, champagne, big cake, the works. It was a pretty jolly affair, all in all, until as it was winding down, I asked my mother how she liked it. She looked at me and said, “You didn’t wear a tie.”
Never worked for me…
Serves you right, Pig.
But he’s standing in the field in the first panel, and doesn’t step on the crack until his mother has ALREADY said she broke her back. I don’t get it.
Just imagine if it was Friday the 13th.
Tomorrow,Pig’s Ma purposely walks under a ladder.
I always heard “step on a crack, break your grandmother’s back!”Not your mother’s.
My mom (88) fell last year and broke her back. My sister still insist it was my fault for the reason depicted above.
At 79, it took me a few seconds.
Took me a second to realize the joke
Not your fault Pig. At that age things give out without any effort on our part.
Coincidence, Pig. That’s all it is.
Yes, it’s true, Pig. You stepped on a crack. Mom was foredoomed! Shame!
How are Larry and the crocs doing these days? Seems like we haven’t seen them here in ages …
Why this perverse fascination with your Mother’s crack, you sickos?