No chicken dinner for you
What about a boomerang?
Try with a pole.
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.
Once you get all your toys up in the tree, do not throw Kewpie Dog at it.
I’ll bet there’s a certain kite up there, too…
I was going to suggest throwing the bat next.
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)
Throw the kid up there to get everything.
One more thing. Shake the tree.
Try a basketball.
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!!
I guess trees don’t just eat kites anymore.
♫ “I don’t know why she swallowed the fly… perhaps she’ll die.” ♫
Back the car into the tree and see it that shakes anything loose.
Send Hurricane Hattie up after it. The tree will give up it’s loot and more. Guaranteed!
A Frisbee eating tree. I love comic crossovers intentional or not.
how about you use a chainsaw to cut down the tree… or just use a ladder and climb up and get it yourself.
Have mother Gargle fly up on her broom and get them.
your turn Brutus
Call the fire department.
The tree is only six feet tall.
There goes his day…up a tree!
Frisbees just go on their own basically straigh path.. Get that kid a boomarang!
Throw a cat up there and when fire department comes to get cat down you can get them to get your frisbee and ball.
Like father, like son.
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…..
Note to Brutus: keep this kid away from trees.
Along with the cat, the kite, etc…..
That’s definitely a football task.
We had a badminton racket stuck in the big tree in the front yard for years.
Then throw your tennis shoes at it…
True fiction; this just happened with one of my grandkids. We’ll find them when the tree is pruned around november
Got any more sports equipment you want to lose?
reminds me of a scene in I.Q.
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.
Well Wilberforce you are just going to have to wait for a good wind storm to retrieve your sporting equipment.
maybe he can borrow the trebuchet from dill’s brothers…
Brutus, you should be glad the baseball didn’t go through your window.
He still has two shoes on…
Yep, they’re related.
May 08, 2015