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  1. Doosenbury

    Doosenbury said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t get it. We care more for the pro golfer than we do for the needy violinist (artist)????

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 2 years ago


    More pizzazz and innovation and originality: how many putt-putt golfers do you see on the sidewalks and in the subways versus the number of musicians? Real-life corollary: in the publicly-funded school system, sports are usually better funded or the last to be cut from the budget versus the arts. (Signed, a former music teacher).

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 2 years ago

    You suppose the violinist might be teed off?

  4. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 2 years ago


    I’m sure the violinist could do that, if he had the balls….

  5. StockyOne

    StockyOne GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t get at first, because in most cartoons we look for something immediately obvious. The cartoon is a commentary on how we value sports more than the arts. The expressions are the key; the sad look on the violinist’s face, and the doleful look on the man in the lower left corner. And of course the golfer’s bucket of money (not too well drawn), to which people are adding more, while the violinist’s case remains empty.

  6. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 2 years ago

    This is a sad commentary on the state of contemporary values. We thrust tons of money on people who just play a game while ignoring the talent and artistry involved in much more intellectual endeavors.

  7. J. Short

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


    Now I get it!

  8. Dewed

    Dewed said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t get it either. I had to come read the comments. I thought the guy putting money in … was actually pitching the ball and golfer was missing them lol

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Great comments on this one – the serious and the funny!!! I, too, don’t get why we value sports so much more than anything else. Sadly, it’s all about the money.

  10. bloodbolt

    bloodbolt said, over 2 years ago

    It was a chip shot, so everyone is chipping in with money.

  11. Peter Crockett

    Peter Crockett GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Sad but true.
    well stated prf

  12. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Couldn’t agree with you more!

  13. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    Its entertainment versus art. Some art is very entertaining and some not so much. Popular sports offer entertainment to many people while much classic forms of art are considered ‘boring’ by the masses. I had a friend who once told me Harry Chapin was much better than Simon and Garfunkel, when I question his reasons he said “Well I saw them both and Harry gave a very entertaining show while Simon and Garfunkel just came out and played their music”. He went to the shows not for the music so much as to be entertained and Harry’s patter between songs entertained my friend better than just listening to the music. TAkes all kinds I guess…..

  14. Freckles75

    Freckles75 said, over 2 years ago

    Thanks for the comments. I didn’t understand until I read your insights. Thank you!

  15. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why’d he have to pick my corner?

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