Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    There is precedent. David McGrath, of the Amarillo Buzzards, a Major League Human Cannonball team was a midget. Yet he was called ‘Big D’.

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, of course, it’s irony.
    Calling something the exact opposite of what it is.
    Like calling a short guy “Stretch.”
    Or Republicans the “Grand Old Party.”

  3. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Way to recover, Clyde.
    @SueB1863 — I think it probably has enough inside pockets to let him display and sell his heists.

  4. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 3 years ago

    Note that Clyde is the same height.

  5. June M. Moffatt

    June M. Moffatt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago



  6. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    Lots of people who do that are schizophrenic, or have some other emotional disability that makes them feel vulnerable.

  7. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 3 years ago

    I got this neanderthal at work that call’s me “big guy” and I’m 65 inches tall, 150 weight. This guy is built like a fridge. I tell him that’s not my name.

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago


    “Note that Clyde is the same height.”
    Clyde be standing
    Big L be sitting
    Well, maybe not really, but we can’t see below the waist to know for sure.
    Making assumptions is dangerous.

  9. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago


    For some reason, when you’re short (I’m 4’ 10"), people assume you don’t like being short and it’s a compliment to call you “big guy” or some such. I never minded being short, and I don’t think I would have minded even if I’d been male. It’s part of who I am.

  10. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago


    I’m short too, 5’ even. I don’t mind but I could do without the short jokes. I went to talk to a kid’s parent in the neighborhood because he was throwing rocks and my daughter got hit…he told his aunt some midget lady was at the door.

  11. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 3 years ago

    @Gary McSpook

    >… irony. … Like calling … Republicans the >Grand Old Party.

    “I don’t think that means what you think it means”

    You can imply that type of irony, but you wouldn’t normally infer it.

  12. smacdon

    smacdon said, over 3 years ago

    Sometimes Clyde is too much. But sometimes, as in today’s strip, I like him. He reminds me of people I know. You know when Clyde is not being truthful. This is important.

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