The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tin Foyal? A mimeograph? Fruit of the Loon? This one is chock full of funny!

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    The only way Burl could trade online and end up with $20,000 is if he started with $100,000.

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    I had a similar thought.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    Took me a while to get ‘tin foyal.’ (To be fair, I am British)

  5. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 3 years ago

    …right…and pigs can fly….(well, they are speaking).

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Of course, not one of the four knows what the heck Bill was actually trading.

    Baseball cards?
    Or just “stuff” . like… I’ll give you this pair of old shoes for that electric guitar….
    which you trade for a ’97 Impala…

    Pacopuddy … I’d think it takes Americans a while too.

    I HOPE that’s Joy’s misspelling, not Julie’s.

  7. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago


    There’s an old saying about farming, “How do you make a small fortune in farming? Start with a large fortune.”
    Look at Dale’s lower lip. The child is actually pouting!

  8. loves life

    loves life said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe they can trade the HO HO’s . Do they even make mimeograph machines anymore?I have a roll of tin foyle I’ll sell for 10.00 it’s at least 5 yrs old and crumpled on the ends. Hay it’s a start..

  9. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, over 3 years ago

    The reference to a mimeograph on their board took me back to when I was in school back in the ’60s. I remember the mimeographed sheets with purple ink… Everybody would smell the paper because of the pleasant smell of the ink.

    Then I did some research and found that those weren’t mimeographs at all, they were “spirit duplicators” (also known as “ditto machines”). Wikipedia’s entry On spirit duplicators even mentions the fragrance of the pages.

  10. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    I have an IBM Seletric I can sell them! 4 type balls included (and if you know what they are…….take your meds, vitamins and don’t fall).

  11. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, over 3 years ago

    I think Burl should do it because in less six months the series would feature The Pennys living out of their car

  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    The theme today seems to be “out of date” and I still have a couple of old Beta tapes that I never got transfered to another media (commercial films taped from TV) and I remember Sam Spade on the radio (old detective show). Back when I was editor for PTA newsletters for my kids grade and high schools, I typed and drew all the illustrations on those wax sheets.

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    Bill would not be making $20,000 on the stock market. Maybe he DOES have some valuable collections he’s “trading” on Ebay, or maybe he’s doing something more nefarious (explaing why he won’t share).

  14. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 3 years ago

    I remember getting a buzz off of the smell of mimeograph ink from freshly pressed paper. It’s the little things in life like tin foyal that make me get up every day. I’d be surprised if she found one of theses machines. lol

  15. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, over 3 years ago

    @loves life

    Check the Risograph page on Wikipedia. It is the digital next generation of ink forced through a digitally perforated master. Every church has one.

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