Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    ?

  2. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …just like the paper money.

  3. Ron Gee

    Ron Gee said, over 2 years ago

    The “lie” refers to where the golf ball is situated on the green with regards to the slopes and undulations between the ball and the hole. George is saying that he has a hard time “reading the green” (i.e., knowing which way the ball will turn on the way to the hole), which is why he has a caddie around, so the caddie can read it for him and tell him the lie.

  4. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 2 years ago

    Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy and see well his lies.

  5. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, over 2 years ago

    @Ron Gee

    Thank you. That’s clever, but I needed your explanation.

  6. Buckly34

    Buckly34 said, over 2 years ago

    Ole Ben Franklin can sure tell a lie though! It doesn’t get funnier everytime…..

  7. Doodlemommie

    Doodlemommie said, over 2 years ago

    @Ron Gee

    Thanks. Funny once you explained what lie means to golfers.

  8. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 2 years ago

    @Buckly34

    History has it that old Ben had a good eye for lays.

  9. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 2 years ago

    I know Ben Franklin was a portly but was he ancestor of Mr. Weatherbee (from the Archie comics).

  10. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Tell him you’re laying 3. He’ll be impressed.

  11. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So, was the real reason he chopped down the cherry tree to improve his lie?

  12. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 2 years ago

    @Ron Gee
    Thanks for the explaination. I though he would have the caddy lie about how many strokes he took.

  13. murphyspop

    murphyspop said, over 2 years ago

    This conversation with George is what inspired Ben to start conceptualizing the stimpmeter. But he got so sidetracked kibbitzing TJ on the D of I , marketing the stove, bifocals, etc., he didn’t finish the design. Amateur golfer Eddie Stimpson picked up the ball, so to speak, in 1935 and a couple of decades later golf carts replaced caddies on most golf courses (except for televised events.)

  14. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ron Gee

    I’ll add my thanks. Not being a golfer, I didn’t get it.
    I thought maybe they needed the caddy to lie about the score. NOW it’s funny.

  15. Sherif (aHtodjaso) MunkyBluz

    Sherif (aHtodjaso) MunkyBluz said, over 2 years ago

    @Digital Frog

    re; “So, was the real reason he chopped down the cherry tree to improve his lie?”
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    Hole in one…DF…!!!!

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