Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen

Ballard Street

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Sonia obviously was a Good Humor driver in her past life.

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Linguist

    Or possibly a car hop.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Nah, she was a Girl Scout! Always prepared…………..

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    All I can think of is: " Bend down, spread your …, and smile! "
    I definitely need to get some rest !

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Felicia is much better than Clyde’s Chiropractic, Cardiology.and Carpentry Center – also known as Back Acres, Heart Breakers & Cabinet Makers.

  6. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ll meet you both there for a final toddy for the body, then I’m off for the land of Nod.
    Hey Red, I don’t know whether you were able to catch the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy fundraiser tonight, but he was incredible ( for the most part ). I can’t remember when I saw so many old British musicians on a stage at one time.
    Seriously, fantastic rock. The Who ( my favorites ), Rolling Stones, the Boss, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, did I mention Peter Frampton ?
    I rarely crank my sound up on the TV but I did at times tonight.

  7. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 4 years ago

    At the risk of being considered an intruder, I would like to comment on Mr Amerongen’s offering:

    In the three years I have been a gocomics follower this is the first comic I have found to be so unmitigatingly heartless .

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh my…. had to have a nap …
    I confess it was a totally unwilling one in my chair…
    before grabbing a late bus to Ballard Street…


    But it’s not THAT late…. yet no one is out and about….
    the sidewalks are empty….


    Wow… even the Tiki seems to echo ….


    The night shift is playing dice….


    Here I am, ready to celebrate my probably temporary but nonetheless hard-fought victory over the plumbing demons by buying a round for the house…
    and there’s no house!


    Yoo hoo…. anybody want a drink?


    Normally I can’t afford such offers…. but the plumber wanted a minimum of $150…
    so I said (gulp!) I’ll try it some more myself first….
    and I did it!


    So I figure after buying a few people a drink I’m still ahead….
    which is the sort of logic that would get me in trouble if I let it….

    But right now I just want a beer…

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s been a crazy few days…. but tomorrow…. ah tomorrow….
    (which will be whenever I wake up….
    cos it’s already tomorrow to some of you, but not to me…)


    It’s gonna rain outside…
    but stop by my salon, everybody…
    It’ll be sunny in there…
    with pots of coffee and piles of banana bread…

    I’ll make a big pot of stew… (maybe beef, maybe yak…. depending on whether the Monkey has some yak to spare now…)

    and maybe I’ll even bake some bread….


    And a big chocolate cake!


    Come on by!


    But for now…. good night….

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Meant to say to Unnormal….
    I know it’s hard to see it if you’re new to the strip…
    but actually, it’s quite the reverse.


    Mr. Van A isn’t poking fun at a victim,
    he’s admiring a conqueror…


    I’d meant to comment earlier that Norman …ooops…. Henry…. up there gets the Pollyanna of the week award….
    He and Sonia can find the silver lining in what to most would be a horrible cloud…


    Ballard Street is full of unsung heroes…
    men and women making the best of their unusual talents and predilections,
    finding success in failure…
    admiring and nourishing each others quirks and peculiarities.


    No one on Ballard Street, in or out of the strip, would find Henry pathetic or pitiable…
    instead we salute his ingenuity.

    That kind of positive attitude is what brings and keeps me here.

  11. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank you, Sunshine, for shining on my day!
    I appreciate your gentle, empathetic nature.

    You may have noticed that I said that ‘I had found’ the panel heartless; not that it ‘was heartless’. I was hoping someone just like you would come along and clarify the intent. (It IS a subtle one, innit?)

    My apologies to Mr Van A. for misjudging his characters . . . Jerry’s character and Henry (Jerry’s character).

  12. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Before I read the description, I thought he had a case of tiny bladder syndrome.

  13. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Linguist

    They told me that in the Army Induction Center. Now the doc was smiling! I was not.

  14. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Watch out for the parking mete……..oops.

  15. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ahhh. The days of youth and the Good Humor man. Can still hear those bells ringing. (Oh that’s my tinnitus) No seriously. Of course I remember milkmen delivery, paper routes done by us kids, door to door Kirby salesmen, just door to door salesmen period. Watching black and white TVs. Riding in a 56 Chevy. Shoving the transmission into reverse destroying it at 70 miles an hour. (Back then they had no safety. Just pull out of Park and move to position) Dad made me ride in the back seat for a while. Drive in Movies. Dirt track races back in Mechanicsburg PA.
    During the Christmas time, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and any other celebrations you may do:
    Find Family
    Find Love
    Find Peace
    And Hold on Dearly to Life.
    It may seem bad. You may be alone. But with God, Allah, Supreme being, whatever you believe in you are not alone.

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