Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 3 years ago

    In some states he could even marry you.

  2. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 3 years ago


  3. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 3 years ago

    This is too painful.

    It reminds me of when my son decided to move back in with us.

    And yes, when he showed up, he had a DOG.

    If I recall correctly, the first order of business of that DOG was to relieve itself on $800 worth of college textbooks I had just brought home that day. And it just got worse from there.

    In about a year, my wife had become my ex. By that time, every square inch left in that house had been “tagged” by that canine. When the bank came to repossess it, I said, “with pleasure.”

    I honestly do not understand people’s love affair with DOGs. As a bicyclist, I have too many memories of teeth in my legs as DOGs in packs would stalk me.

    As a child, I remember wearing shoes that hurt my feet – because our DOG had bitten a chunk out of them! They were brand new shoes and we didn’t have the money for another pair.

    One of my favorites is watching people who will not touch a glass, dish, fork, or a spoon that I have touched (“germs,” they say) – yet they let those mongrels slobber all over their faces!

    They even encourage it! “Gimme kisses, gimme kisses!”

    They’ll remind me of the old wives’ tale of the healing effects of dog’s saliva. In the mean time, I’ll remember what I saw that dog lick when it was outside with the neighbor’s dog – and it wasn’t that dog’s face!

    And the shock and horror of these people, when they inflict their DOGs on me, and the first words out of my mouth are – GET THAT THING AWAY FROM MY FACE!

    Okay. Got that out of my system. I’m feeling a little better now.

    But the bottom line is, yeah, Clovia and Slim have gotten boring. Jim had to spice it up somehow. And for dog lovers, maybe he has done just that.

    As for me, all it has done is make me long for the old comics retirement home.

  4. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 3 years ago

    Yesterday, “behemoth”. Today, “platonic”. Maybe, just maybe, we’ve been underestimating poor Slim’s intelligence.

  5. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 3 years ago

    This is going to opposite of the “Lucky The Black Kitten”
    story arc from a year ago.

  6. jollyjack

    jollyjack said, over 3 years ago

    When dogs are brought to “Obedience School” it is NEVER the dog that fails the class, it is always the human! If you have a problem with a dog, look to the owner not the dog.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: jollyjack

    I’d go with Most of the time, it’s the human. Some dogs ARE too dumb to be trained. You can use every method and trick in the book and they will still do what they want. Other dogs are easily trained. And some take real work, but they finally do get trained.

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