Pickles by Brian Crane for June 04, 2021

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    allen@home  over 1 year ago

    Not nice about the hair Earl. That’s something no male child ever wants to hear.

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    TStyle78  over 1 year ago

    Indeed. I actually thought he was gonna go with smarter.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Male baldness actually seems to be more correlated with your mother’s father’s hair than your own father’s hair. So Earl may have it right.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    as smart… smarter

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    You could always shave your head, Nelson!

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    I like how Roscoe takes it all in!

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    Qiset  over 1 year ago

    He should tie it to some “habit” of life. I would say that drinking alcohol killed the hair follicles or something like that.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    Ouch.

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “There is nothing wrong with being bald”, said the bald man. I’m shiny and proud!

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    Earl is not bald, just follicley challenged!

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    Thechildinme  over 1 year ago

    In addition to heridity, baldness can be the result of specific chemical exposure or certain drugs. My late son lost ALL of his body hair (including eye lashes and brows) before he was 35 due to radiation exposure.

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    kucpa  over 1 year ago

    God created a few perfect heads. The rest He covered with hair.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Nelson lesson well learned …… Only push your luck so far or it becomes bad luck ;-)

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    jagedlo  over 1 year ago

    So how does tennis shoe taste, Nelson? Because you put your foot in your mouth with that last question!

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Oy!

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    2peabody1  over 1 year ago

    I told my step grand daughter she had my mothers nose, she smiled and said gramps I have your ears…..

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    Jeffin Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Cheer up Nelson. You’ll be able to run in the balder-dash.

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    rhpii  over 1 year ago

    They say the gene for baldness passes through the female side of the family so there is hope.

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    HarryLime Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I was told, many years ago, that boys inherit their hair amounts from their mother’s father. It worked for me, but I worry for my son.

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    potfarmer  over 1 year ago

    Well, Nelson with that helmet hair you’ve got a nice rug later, and no one will be the wiser

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    mike_tilton  over 1 year ago

    You brighten each morning. Thanks

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    Jogger2  over 1 year ago

    Where to bald-headed men have their convention? In Morehead, KY.

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    “Will I ever be as old as you?” “Older.”

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    Stocky One  over 1 year ago
    I just love how this comic strip makes me laugh day after day, month after month, year after year!
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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Well, I could be a great grandpa at any moment and I still have armpit hair.

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    sandpiper  over 1 year ago

    Kid, just look at your oldest relative that looked similar to you when he/she was your age. That will be the clue to the hair and more.

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    6foot6  over 1 year ago

    most people go for the shaved head look now. not sure why he thinks its a problem.,

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    kab2rb  over 1 year ago

    Yes Nelson you should have stopped.

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    Ivan Araque  over 1 year ago

    Actually, he said BOLD!!!!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    He is learning!

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    petermerck  over 1 year ago

    Will I be as big a smart ass as you? Smarter.

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    walstib  over 1 year ago

    We’re back at our 2nd home Mayo Clinic Rochester for yet another surgery for my wife (it was reasonably successful but not ideal), and you see lots of sad cases here. Plenty of chemo bald women – I just saw one such woman whose entire head was tattooed with a tasteful floral design. More power to her!

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    briangj2  over 1 year ago

    When hair loss is caused by your genetics, it occurs in a predictable pattern often referred to as male pattern baldness (MPB) or female pattern baldness (FPB).

    You may have heard the myth that men inherit the gene for baldness solely from their mother’s father. Even though this isn’t always the case, there is some truth to it.

    In reality, the genetic component of male pattern baldness still isn’t well understood, but it’s thought to be polygenic, meaning it involves more than one gene.

    Baldness is strongly associate with the AR gene found on the “X” chromosome. A large study looking at 12,806 men of European ancestry found that people with the gene had more than twice the risk of developing MPB than people without it.

    However, this isn’t the only gene that determines whether you’ll go bald. A 2017 review found 63 genes that may play a role in male pattern baldness, with only six of them found on the “X” chromosome.

    Research has also found that more than 80 percent of people experiencing noticeable balding had a father who also lost their hair.

    https://www.healthline.com/health/baldness-gene#genetics-of-balding

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    JesseLouisMartinez  over 1 year ago

    I just hope I’m not as dumb as you

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    w16521  over 1 year ago

    I think Roscoe agrees.

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    scpandich  over 1 year ago

    On the plus side, you’l be all head eventually.

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