Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen

Ballard Street

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not too effective, I wouldn’t think.

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I used to hate standing in the corner for punishment worse than a spanking.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    I don’t recall having to stand in a corner. But I think I might have preferred it to a spanking. I got grounded plenty.


    Enjoy the Opera!!

  4. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @beviek

    A spanking, while painful was over with a lot quicker. I’d cry, dry up and go back to playing.
    Standing in the corner was a humiliating eternity.
    They call it a “time out” nowadays.
    In May they’re doing The Barber of Seville.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The only punishment my father knew was hitting, usually instantly, and in a rage,
    and the only punishment my mother knew was telling my father what we did.


    I always wondered what it would be like to live in a family where you got grounded or made to stand in a corner…
    lost TV privileges or had to do dishes for a week..


    you know, the sort of punishments someone thought about and decided upon.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Brian….
    It took me a second to get that your last line had nothing to do with the ones before.


    i.e.
    “They call it a “time out” nowadays.
    In May they’re doing The Barber of Seville.”


    LOL!
    A time-out with entertainment.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hey Dog!
    You made it!


    Green beer?
    Or something that actually tastes good?

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Bev, from yesterday….
    yes, I read cereal boxes….
    soup labels, all the instructions that come with things….
    ancient magazines at the doctor’s office…
    sheets of newspaper that were wrapped around dishes packed in a box…
    somebody else’s grocery list left in the shopping cart I’m using…
    illiterate notes lying on the sidewalk…


    I read everything that crosses my path….
    except books.
    Go figure.

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Actually…. good timing.
    I just checked back!

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That is, if you haven’t left again! LOL

  11. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s getting late…. maybe nobody else is coming in tonight….
    and it’s Friday!


    We even started the green beer early!

  12. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Fenton, I think I’m calling it a night….

    Gonna be a long weekend, and I’ll have to travel back and forth to Ballard Street every night from farther away than usual…
    the place where I never know whether I’ll have computer access.


    I’ll try not to be late…. cos Sid is working his other job….


    He did say he’d come here after that shift, if you need him….cos if I have no internet I can’t get to the Tiki.


    Maybe the Monkey’ll be hanging around, dying bananas green or something…..

    See you all later!

  13. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    OO! I’m gonna try that!

  14. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    No wonder Teddy shaped like a triangle.

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    I read all of that as a child, plus all the books we had and a set of children’s encyclopedias that we had in the spare room (the one that eventually became the TV room when we got one and Dad broke the wall between there and the kitchen with a turntable to watch in either room). I still have a big collection of books (mostly on my medieval studies) and I read one every year in Spanish too to keep my profieciency in another language. I selected the prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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