Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. memo.from.daddy.warbucks

    memo.from.daddy.warbucks said, about 5 years ago

    i dont understand this.

  2. Tony 

    Tony  said, about 5 years ago

    I don’t think giant yellow birds like that show up in Luddie’s back yard very often. Given the similarities between the bird and Arlo’s hair, though, they may show up in Luddie’s dreams—and he looks like he just woke up.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 5 years ago

    From the cat’s perspective, the bird just disappeared.
    One day I was standing in my neighbor’s back yard talking to her. Our dogs were with us. Suddenly a bird’s shadow streaked across the yard, shooting right through our little congregation. Her poodle gave chase, nose to the ground and barking. My dog just looked up.

  4. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    The cat’s telling tales about the big one that got away.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Luddy only THOUGHT he was stalking a big yellow bird.

    It was really Arlo’s hair, when he was lying in the grass.

    A quick pounce made the startled Arlo jump up, thereby making the “bird” suddenly fly away……. and Luddy realised his mistake.

    In the last panel Arlo’s annoyed and Luddie’s embarrassed.

  6. mwproto

    mwproto GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Why is the bush just hanging in mid-air? And all the white space—run out of ink?

  7. ldynthlk

    ldynthlk said, about 5 years ago

    Arlo has a “Who me?” look. Luddie is annoyed. I think Arlo gave the bird a head start so Luddie wouldn’t catch the bird.

  8. Bosn_c_otter

    Bosn_c_otter said, about 5 years ago

    I think Susan is right, Sadly, as its 6:34 in the AM and I dont like to have to think when reading my comics.

  9. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    That’s what threw me off – the lack of color for reference in the last panel

  10. efwjso

    efwjso said, about 5 years ago

    Ah Boots, you’re so patient, explaining what you want over and over again to your human. Very enjoyable Doc!

  11. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, about 5 years ago

    I thought this looked familiar. It’s a rerun. Many people didn’t get it then either…

  12. wcgreen3

    wcgreen3 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Like a good joke, a good comic should require no explanation.

  13. Tyrnn

    Tyrnn said, about 5 years ago

    I don’t get it. What’s the joke?

  14. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 5 years ago

    @Tyrnn

    That’s what we’re debating. I still think there was a bird, but it got away (maybe with Arlo’s help), leaving the cat bewildered because he doesn’t realize it went up into the air.

  15. DirtyDragon

    DirtyDragon said, about 5 years ago

    My experience is that cats always go after birds when given the chance, probably about once a day. They never, ever catch them (unless they find a wounded bird in the yard).

    So my interpretation is that today’s comic shows Luddie’s 4,913th near miss of catching a bird, which (as he does everyday) he goes to ‘tell’ Arlo about in great detail, the one that just got away.

    Arlo’s expression in the last panel is that of someone who’s heard it all before. Over and over again. Same ol’ story.

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