Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Don’t get yourself in a knot over it. Glad he isn’t using salty language.

  2. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, 2 months ago

    This plot is pretty twisted!!

  3. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, 2 months ago

    On the bright side, that “sea dog” is about to be a little less salty….

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    So… the bartender is an old salt, I see, and we can forgive him for being a bit twisted…

    but does that mean it’s OK if he’s half baked, and a’salts the customers?

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 2 months ago

    Normally, you don’t see that sort of behavior in a barroom snack.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, 2 months ago

    It’s plainly assault, but the battery for my camera died…..

  7. Al S.

    Al S. said, 2 months ago

    The sailor looks more like a tar than an old salt, to me.

  8. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer said, 2 months ago

    wow… that punch up was a real black eye for that joint

  9. Tom

    Tom said, 2 months ago

    Wrong type of bar to lick a sailor.

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 2 months ago

    From: The New Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
    By: Ruth Hutchinson
    Illustrated by: Tim Palmer
    Published by: HARPER & BROTHERS NEW YORK 1958
    Earlier edition published as: The Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book (1948)
    Library of Congress catalog card number 58-8873


    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup butter
    1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 yeast cake
    1/4 cup lukewarm water
    1 egg white, well beaten
    3 3/4 cups flour
    1 egg yolk

    Scald milk, add butter, sugar, and salt
    When mixture is lukewarm, stir in yeast softened in warm water, and the egg white.
    Stir in flour gradually, enough to make soft dough.
    Knead dough on floured board for 3-4 minutes, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled.
    Punch down, roll out on floured board.
    Cut into thin strips, finger width, shape into pretzels, pinching ends together.
    Let stand on board until they begin to rise.
    Fill a large, shallow pan half full of water.
    When very hot, not boiling, drop pretzels in, one at a time.
    Cook them under the boiling point on one side, turn and cook on other.
    Drain, brush with beaten egg yolk, sprinkle with coarse salt or caraway seeds.
    Bake on buttered baking sheet in 400° oven 15 minutes.
    The story goes that pretzels are twisted as they are because they represent angels with their arms crossed in supplication.

    Notes from me:
    1 yeast cake is the equivalent of one 8 gram envelope of loose yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 2 months ago

    Alexikakos: Folk variations. The version I heard was it was a reward for children in parochial school for saying their prayers.

  12. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 2 months ago

    At those “other” kinds of bars for sailors, the sailors tend to get their panties in a twist………

  13. shipl14

    shipl14 said, 2 months ago

    There’s a woman to blame

  14. angelolady

    angelolady GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    first I thought he was a skinny gingerbread boy and didn’t get it at all….

  15. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    This kind of behavior would never be tolerated at the Tiki Hut, would it?

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