The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago

    And Burl is almost important. The US Geological Survey—the earthquake people—has Burl’s mass pre-computed, so if he falls, we’ll all know about it.
    And if he does fall, you can bet your last dime that he will sue the ladder manufacturer for negligence because the warning decal had worn off. Remember that he got that ladder when someone discarded it down at the U-Stor-It.

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    How did Burl ALMOST save someone’s life?
    Think twice about sitting on them – and then plonk his fat backside down anyway? (Well, if people will sit in HIS seat at the fast food joint . . .)

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He almost saved someone’s life when he saw a young man drowning, and walked to the water’s edge…

    but he couldn’t actually go into the water for another 12 minutes cos he’d eaten a hamburger just an hour and 48 minutes ago.

    Unfortunatey, some impatient, pushy guy rushed past him and saved the fellow…
    before Burl even had a chance!

    Some people have no manners at all!

  4. B. A. Bay
  5. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago

    @B. A. Bay

    Well, yes it does according to John Milton. Though there is nothing at all Miltonesque about Burl. Period.

  6. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I thought he couldn’t swim.

  7. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    Reeeeeach a little higher there Burl……..get them stubby little arms out just a touch more.

    Hey girls, one of you get a couple of phone books for him to stand on, look up “911” and wait. The other gets the VHS video camera; might as well try to get the $10,000 prize to defray medical costs.

  8. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 3 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing the next panel… ! ! !

  9. Rich O

    Rich O said, over 3 years ago

    From this day forward his T-shirt should just have a big M on it. He no longer is considered in training.

  10. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Can’t find it at all . Have to come back to it.

  11. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, over 3 years ago

    He ALMOST save someone. He’d have done it, too, if only the guy who fell onto the tracks would have listened to him yelling, “The train’s coming!” and climbed back up. Some people just won’t work with you.

  12. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, over 3 years ago

    Screwing the light bulb isn’t what makes him brave. It’s tackling that buffalo of his when she’s feeling frisky that makes him heroic. You’re only a hero when you know the dangers, and he knows they’re both dangerous jobs. He’s fallen off while attempting both of them.
    (And yes. He’s a little short on what it takes for both jobs.)

  13. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 3 years ago

    i don’t get it. all it woulda took is a beer or two and clambering up onto the handrail. why the short step ladder?

  14. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago


    Waxing poetic as I am today, MeGoNow, it would seem Burl’s other heroics that you describe were written about—in advance—by Tennyson in “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”

  15. MissScarlet

    MissScarlet GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Julie might be enhancing the shock of this strip for Burl. Check the end of the light bulb.

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