Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago

    That’s a Brigitte Lin move.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There’s nothing pulling her, Arlo…
    it’s just those serpentine anti-magnetic forces pushing her.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    A very old lady was hanging clothes on an outside clothesline when she suddenly gave a whoop and jumped up and to the side with the skill and grace of a veteran ballet dancer. The seventy five year old went nearly four feet high and landed five or six feet away spun and ran to the house. The impetus for this feat was a four foot garter snake.
    I understand Arlo’s curiosity.

  4. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My mom ran across a rattler one time while dumping the trash out back.
    She told my brother to get dad and the shot gun.

  5. Jorah Lavin

    Jorah Lavin GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    When I was about 12 I rounded the corner of our pig shed in the dusk one evening and 10 or 15 rats ran out of the manure pile in front of me. Next thing I knew, I was on TOP of the shed. No memory of going from the ground to the top of a seven- or eight-foot shed roof… I know what Janis is feeling.

  6. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago


    yep I have that same force when I run across a snake.

  7. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wanted to do that yesterday when I was taking a shower and saw this huntsman spider (a large spider) on the wall next to me. I tried to drown it in the drain, with hot water, but an hour later, I saw the same spider on the wall outside the shower. Bug spray had little effect, so I finally got the fly swatter. Huntsman spiders are fast, and very hard to kill.

  8. chip42

    chip42 said, over 3 years ago

    Huntsman spiders are for the most part harmless, are the size of a small dinner plate, and are one of the leading causes of auto accidents in OZ.

  9. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago


    Sometimes Janis runs into a huntsman in her shower too.

  10. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The housing development where we lived when I was growing up had been a farm, and every once in a while my mom would find a garter snake. She’d pick it up and if I promised to be VERY careful and gentle, she would let me hold it for a few moments, before we took it into the woods across the street. As a result, I never learned to be afraid of snakes, but I do know – on sight – the difference between poisonous ad non-poisonous snakes, so I don’t get too friendly with copperheads.

  11. Charlie Sommers

    Charlie Sommers said, over 3 years ago


    You should have let it live, huntsman spiders are considered beneficial because they feed on insect pests such as cockroaches.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    “A snake seldom bothers man; actually is his friend…”
    I leave most snakes alone, but let’s be honest, snakes don’t have friends nor do they understand the concept of friendship.
    Snakes simply are.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago


    I also leave spiders alone unless they have the hourglass. I figure anything which eats flies is OK in my book.
    And now they tell me your huntsman eats cockroaches, doubly okay.

  14. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, over 3 years ago

    During Summer vacation one year my dog and I were exploring a mostly dry creek when she found a snake which she proceeded to shake. On one shake she lost her grip and the snake (I believe it was a cottonmouth) landed between my feet. Snake looked up at me and I looked down at snake…..from the safety of the 10-12 foot embankment I suddenly found myself standing on! Still don’t know how!

  15. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, over 3 years ago

    …she moved away from the snake so fast, and in a motion that usually would look completely unnatural to anybody not familiar with running into one of their phobic triggers, that arlo thought she was being pulled back by wires, much like the ones used in various martial-arts movies…

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