The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for November 13, 2023

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    oldpine52  6 months ago

    Oh well, maybe he’ll catch one of the turkeys they throw out of the helicopter.

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    Ahuehuete  6 months ago

    I think that DJ might be spending the whole day dialing people, as most won’t answer a call from an unknown number. I sure won’t.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    He’ll never know anyway.

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    One time I had $1,001.

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member 6 months ago

    WKRP in Cincinnati. Remember the show well, don’t remember the give aways

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    Zykoic  6 months ago

    It’s Google calling to tell you that your email address is being used to send viruses to the Internet and the FBI will come and arrest you unless you send $500 in Target gift card numbers to this address ASAP.

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    GROG Premium Member 6 months ago

    I won’t answer either. You never know who could be on the other end.

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    Poor Brutus, when his ship will come in he’ll be at the bus station.

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    gccowboy27  6 months ago

    That turkey episode is still in my top three funniest ever comedy episodes.

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    Howard Hesseman 1940 – 2022 RIP

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    dcdete.  6 months ago

    Wouldn’t the radio listener have to be the 100th caller to WKRP?

    Because if the radio station makes calls at random how would they be sure they aren’t calling a stranger who doesn’t even listen to the station? How would they make money then holding the contest?

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    pat sandy creator 6 months ago

    Dr. Johnny Fever is in the house!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now I am talking about your fifty thousand watt intensive care unit, babies! So just sit right down, relax, open your ears real wide and say, “Give it to me straight, Doctor, I can take it!”

    I almost forgot, fellow babies: “booger!”

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    loridobson Premium Member 6 months ago

    Didn’t Dialing for Dollars go the way of pay phones?

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    CrzyDyeman  6 months ago

    Hey Brutus. The 70’s called, they want…

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 6 months ago

    But you have to answer the phone with “I listen to WKRP in Cincinnati”

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    sterref05  6 months ago

    Love Johny Fever tribute.

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    paulprobujr  6 months ago

    With all the spam calls I get, it’d have to be more like $10K to makeup for the amount of time wasted on answering spam calls.

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    General Trelane (Ret.) Premium Member 6 months ago

    Brutus Thornapple , a day late and a dollar short .

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    preacherman  6 months ago

    I often get calls from numbers I don’t recognize. I usually answer them as many prove to be important calls. Who knows? It might be PCH asking for directions or checking to see if I’m awake. If it’s a bad call, I can always block the number.

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    Just-me  6 months ago

    I don’t blame Brutus for not answering, even if Caller ID had shown up as the radio station. A few months back, I was in a store talking to a friend when his cell phone rang. He looked at it and said “What the F…?” He showed it to me as it rang again , it was his name and number on the Caller ID, I guess it had been spoofed in some way or other. He didn’t answer it obviously.

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    Chris  6 months ago

    I answered a random number once… someone tried to give me a camera and sign a contract or something, he was very rude too. I bet you can imaging what I did when he asked for my name. :J

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    CorkLock  6 months ago

    Poor Ole Brutus, when his ship will come in he’ll go shopping for a life preserver and it’ll sail away without him.

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    DawnQuinn1  6 months ago

    Johnny Fever found out that turkeys thrown out of a helicopter cannot fly.

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    Wilde Bill  6 months ago

    I recently received a call that my phone identified as “Potential Spam”. It turned out to be from AHCCCS about my healthcare for the coming year. Fortunately they did leave a voice-mail.

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    Those things can happen but he’s better off not answering what might be robocalls and not being in the habit of having to answer any call that comes in. Though an additional one thousand dollars would have been nice….

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    Moonkey Premium Member 6 months ago

    Of course, Brutus would skip the call where he could get unexpected cash. Why would he change now?

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    joeatwork212  6 months ago

    The majority of my calls lately have been Medicare scam calls. If I answer, they normally hang up when I ask them if anyone in India has a real job.

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    mfrasca  6 months ago

    A reminder of the reason for the title of the strip.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 6 months ago

    Ah another Monday and the Born Loser is already in midweek form! The only saving grace here is that he doesn’t know what he missed.

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    jconnors3954  6 months ago

    Yes, that’s me. Sigh.

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    T...  6 months ago

    Finally, finally, we find out that Brutus lives and works in Cincinatti, Ohio no less…

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    will.pittenger1  6 months ago

    Notice the call letters: WKRP.

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    xaingo  6 months ago

    Your 50,000 watt intensive care unit babies!

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    lawguy05  6 months ago

    You and I both would have lost out, Brutus. I don’t answer unknown numbers either.

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    cracker65  6 months ago

    Oh No.

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    jim.bullard  6 months ago

    These days, if you get a phone call claiming you’ve won $1000, it is almost certainly a scam. And then there are the gazillion calls you’d have to answer to get that one. Even with caller ID they can spoof legit numbers and trick you into answering. Scammers have ruined the usefulness of the phone system.

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    aerilim  6 months ago

    There was also the chance that some prince from Nigeria was calling about an inheritance…

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    dbrucepm  6 months ago

    actually wild turkeys can fly. the ability has been bred out of domestic turkeys. I had one come out of a tree in front of my van, scared the crap out of me (not literally thankfully). The one that flew into the side of my wife’s van literally scared the crap out of itself, besides the dent it left there was turkey poop all the way down the side of the van.

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    saylorgirl  6 months ago

    That was a great show! I always laughed at the comedy of it, especially the turkey episode.

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    namelocdet  6 months ago

    WKRP! Dr. Johnny Fever!

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    Chris Sherlock  6 months ago

    “Well, it’s goodbye to the elevator music.” —Dr. Johnny Fever after the WKRP format change.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 6 months ago

    Radio stations don’t just call random numbers anymore. Mostly it it you call them now. So he made the right decision for this day and age, even if Art and Chip weren’t aware.

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    Henry R Premium Member 6 months ago

    Putting your name on caller ID goes a long way…

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    PAR85  6 months ago

    One of he reasons to answer the phone.

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