The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for January 10, 2023

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    GROG Premium Member 9 months ago

    You wish! Chief 1, Thorny 0.

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    Zykoic  9 months ago

    If you save the company millions of dollars you might get a plaque!

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    dcdete.  9 months ago

    How soon they forget. Just two days ago the Chief was toasting Thornapple for being such a prosperous new year!

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    zzeek  9 months ago

    Brutus’ annual salary is in the ‘millions of dollars’? He must be much more valuable to the company than the Chief gives him credit for. He doesn’t want to admit it though.

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    twstd  9 months ago

    Keep your idea, he doesn’t deserve it

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    nosirrom  9 months ago

    I’ve saved countless organizations thousands of dollars a year. I retired.

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    CorkLock  9 months ago

    I retired at 53 a second time. Then they offered me a lot of money to come back again. I’m still laughing. 23 years ago. I doubt they want me now.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 9 months ago

    You can see the third panel coming from a mile away.

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    e.groves  9 months ago

    It would be sweet if his boss invested that money in cryptocurrency.

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    oakie817  9 months ago

    ba dum tss

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 9 months ago

    No. Lowering you bonuses, Rancid.

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    Just-me  9 months ago

    Brutus may have a Robert Crandall idea.

    This may well be apocryphal, but supposedly, Robert Crandall, the head of American Airlines in the 80’s came up with the idea to remove 1 olive from the salads on a flight across the airline. According to the story, the move saved AA $100,000 a year.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 9 months ago

    Wow! Haven’t seen that many bags of cash next to the Boss’s desk in quite some time. Stock market must be overheating?

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    Chris  9 months ago

    you’d miss him too much to accept it. ;)

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    Daltongang Premium Member 9 months ago

    Only Brutus Thornapple could talk his way out of a job and think it was a good idea.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 9 months ago

    In the end he gave the Chief the Brutus look!

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    raybarb44  9 months ago

    Chief’s a funny guy. He’s a treasure. That should be buried. Actually, if he treats every employee the same as he treats Brutus, that is a business model destined for the destruction of his company. Then again, it just may be Chief’s and Brutus’s personal relationship and Chief will appreciate the idea once he hears it….

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    edstiles  9 months ago

    It’s almost as if Thorny is a born loser or something…

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    paranormal  9 months ago

    Veeblefester didn’t make his money as a stand up comic…

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    KEA  9 months ago

    walked into that one

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    cuzinron47  9 months ago

    I’m surprise the boss didn’t pass out in shock in the first panel, Thorny have an idea?

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    Moonkey Premium Member 9 months ago

    He could hear Brutus out first, but that would be out of character, since he doesn’t really listen. Brutus should just go back to his office and do his work. If he had big ambitions, he could take his idea to a competitor, assuming his idea would apply to businesses other than tea cozies. He won’t do that.

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    kathleenhicks62  9 months ago

    Than you wouldn’t have a whipping post.

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    Ahuehuete  9 months ago

    He walked right into that

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    Buckeye67  9 months ago

    That remark was totally uncalled for, Veeblefester is just bad to the bone.

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    steveandsherrylb  9 months ago

    This scnario is an award followed by being laid off. very common.

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    Lola85 Premium Member 9 months ago

    What kind of boss wouldn’t listen to an idea that would save his/her company money?

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    gopher gofer  9 months ago

    the companies i worked for could’ve saved lots of money by paying me not to come to work…

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 9 months ago

    Although it is the normal “shtick” of the comic, today it makes me feel especially sad for Brutus. That is a crappy thing to tell him (or anyone).

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    T...  9 months ago

    That’s a tender subject, chief…

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    mistercatworks  9 months ago

    “I was going to say: develop a management style that involves you being less of a wiseacre.”

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    paullp Premium Member 9 months ago

    Just for that nasty crack, Brutus should keep his great idea to himself. Of course, Veeblefester won’t care about him doing that either.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 8 months ago

    Wow!! Boss has 9 bags of money on display, in panel one, only 8 in panel 2! Best day ever on Wall St.!

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