The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for May 24, 2022

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    C  4 months ago

    No chicken dinner for you

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    AllishaDawn  4 months ago

    What about a boomerang?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Try with a pole.

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    Ahuehuete  4 months ago

    One of the things I really like about this strip is the timelessness of it. I first read it as a kid in the 1970’s when your dad wrote it, and it was one of my favorites back then. Brutus and family could be living now or 50 years ago.

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    angelolady Premium Member 4 months ago

    Once you get all your toys up in the tree, do not throw Kewpie Dog at it.

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    Ricky Bennett  4 months ago

    I’ll bet there’s a certain kite up there, too…

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    Wilde Bill  4 months ago

    I was going to suggest throwing the bat next.

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    KLSeering  4 months ago

    Well, having the baseball stuck in a tree is better than saying “I threw the ball at it and I broke your bedroom window!” (Not speaking from experience)

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    fuzzbucket  4 months ago

    Throw the kid up there to get everything.

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    wjones  4 months ago

    One more thing. Shake the tree.

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    GROG Premium Member 4 months ago

    Try a basketball.

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    adadmp  4 months ago

    I remember walking to the corner grocery store with my mom one summer day back in the late 60’s. We started talking about our favorite daily comic strip. She said hers was a Born Loser gag where Brutus let the guy behind him go ahead of him in line at the grocery store because he only had one item and that guy wins a big prize for being the store’s 10 thousandth customer (or thereabouts). I found out years later it was the very first gag that Chip gave his father that was published! Keep up the good work Chipster!!

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    cubswin2016  4 months ago

    I guess trees don’t just eat kites anymore.

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    Meg O' Your Heart  4 months ago

    ♫ “I don’t know why she swallowed the fly… perhaps she’ll die.” ♫

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    Back the car into the tree and see it that shakes anything loose.

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    Send Hurricane Hattie up after it. The tree will give up it’s loot and more. Guaranteed!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 4 months ago

    A Frisbee eating tree. I love comic crossovers intentional or not.

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    Chris  4 months ago

    how about you use a chainsaw to cut down the tree… or just use a ladder and climb up and get it yourself.

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    Little Caesar  4 months ago

    Blastthatflabberapthedirtyfilipackalomer!

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    rhpii  4 months ago

    Have mother Gargle fly up on her broom and get them.

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    oakie817  4 months ago

    your turn Brutus

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    e.groves  4 months ago

    Call the fire department.

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    e.groves  4 months ago

    The tree is only six feet tall.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    There goes his day…up a tree!

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  4 months ago

    Frisbees just go on their own basically straigh path.. Get that kid a boomarang!

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    flemmingo  4 months ago

    Throw a cat up there and when fire department comes to get cat down you can get them to get your frisbee and ball.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Like father, like son.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Been there and done something similar myself in my youth. Learned my lesson. It’s the price of education. You will never make that mistake again…..

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    preacherman  4 months ago

    Note to Brutus: keep this kid away from trees.

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    OLLIEB  4 months ago

    Get the chainsaw and cut it down.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    Along with the cat, the kite, etc…..

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    William Green Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s definitely a football task.

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    andersjg  4 months ago

    We had a badminton racket stuck in the big tree in the front yard for years.

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    paranormal  4 months ago

    Then throw your tennis shoes at it…

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    buckman-j  4 months ago

    True fiction; this just happened with one of my grandkids. We’ll find them when the tree is pruned around november

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    Got any more sports equipment you want to lose?

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    KEA  4 months ago

    reminds me of a scene in I.Q.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 4 months ago

    When my older brother did things like that, I went up the tree and got them down. I tried to drop them on his head.

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    Buckeye67  4 months ago

    Well Wilberforce you are just going to have to wait for a good wind storm to retrieve your sporting equipment.

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    maybe he can borrow the trebuchet from dill’s brothers…

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 4 months ago

    Brutus, you should be glad the baseball didn’t go through your window.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 4 months ago

    He still has two shoes on…

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    wiatr Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yep, they’re related.

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