Herman by Jim Unger


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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Trust me, with that gut, you won’t !

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Won’t help, too much dead space…unless you are smart enough to breath out through your nose and in through your mouth for a one-way flow…and even then if you go very deep the pressure will not let you expand your chest. Oh, just go hiking instead and you won’t have to worry about it.

  3. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, almost 4 years ago


    Must be hard to lighten up enough to laugh when you put that much thought into a one-panel cartoon.

  4. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 4 years ago

    breath deeply.

  5. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    My dad could identify with him. My dad only had one and half lungs. Part of one collapsed when he had pneumonia as a baby and they had to drain the lung. The lower lob collapsed. He could not float as he found out later when he tried to join the Navy in 1940. The Navy had a requirement you had to be able to stay afloat for 15 minutes. He sank immediately. So the Navy would not take him. Best part was when he went US Merchant Marines. He had to jump off a thirty foot high tower into water that had oil set ablaze on the surface. Naked. Off he went and straight to the bottom. He stood there looked over and saw a ladder so he ambled over and climbed up to the surface. All the time the diver watched in disbelieve. After he got out the commander came over and said “Son, just want to remind you its a long way across the bottom of the ocean to get to shore.” My dad replied “I will just have to hold my breath longer.” The commander laughed. My dad served from 1940 to 1945 in the service.
    Torpedoed twice. Dodged kamakazies. Avoided mines. Shot down a JU87 dive bomber on D-Day. Sat in the invasion fleet off the coast of Japan the day they dropped the bomb. He saw the flash on the horizon and felt a warm breeze some time later. Never knew what it was till published. The ship had ammo and c-rations. Orders where to ground the ship on the beach. Cut the hull and off load. His captain told the crew from that point they now would belong to the Army to serve as replacements.
    Every day now we loose those individuals of that great generation. Try to get their stories before all that is lost.
    I am sure they all have tales like that to tell. Maybe not the scariest part but the humor even in wartime.

  6. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago


    Every day now we loose those individuals of that great generation. Try to get their stories before all that is lost.
    My local newspaper does a feature page at least once a week telling the story of a specific WWII, Korean, or Vietnam Vet , with pictures of them then and now . I think it’s a terrific way to honor these warriors and to preserve these mico-bytes of history be for age and attrition takes them away.
    If you still have a local newspaper that cares about the history of your community, encourage them to do something similar. These stories are important and need to be told, even if the vet doesn’t think he did anything important. They are important !

  7. Jungfrau

    Jungfrau said, almost 4 years ago

    Sadly, Linguist, I’ve been harping on what you’ve suggested for years ‘n years.
    When entering my car in carshows, I run across “vets” with their ball caps on with whatever service they were in, ’specially now the Korean War vets. I’ve met my share of WW 2 vets, have acouple in our car club. Seems to me that the guys ’n gals from that “forgotten” war in Korea are being forgotten at a must faster pace. It makes me wonder at times about the vets from Desert Storm, etc.?

  8. renewed1

    renewed1 said, almost 4 years ago


    Your dad was a man of integrity. While in the Navy, I knew a lot of people doing their best to get out any way they could. I was the only one in the room the day I received my discharge that was getting an honorable discharge. It was sad.

  9. olddog1

    olddog1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Thi won’t work. A couple of us tried as kids. Belle about 2-3 feet you can’t inhale.

  10. octagon

    octagon said, almost 4 years ago


    My late father, an Army Master Sargeant, served honorably in the South Pacific during WWII and was a Bronze Star recipient. I think of him all the time and am so proud.

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