JumpStart by Robb Armstrong


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  1. solarrhino

    solarrhino said, over 2 years ago

    It is poorly phrased. It should be “you can’t eat your cake, and still have it too.”

  2. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, over 2 years ago

    “military intelligence” “football scholarship”

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Jumbo shrimp

  4. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, over 2 years ago

    Solarrhino has the right of it; he won’t have to eat his words.

    Seriously, that’s the essence of it: cakes are often visually appealing as well as being tasty treats. Once the cake has been eaten, it’s no longer around to be viewed.

  5. blackman2732

    blackman2732 said, over 2 years ago

    “democratic government” “free country”

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    Every Bastille Day (July 14), the haunted remains of Eastern State Penitentiary fills in for the Bastille. The lady who portrays Marie Antoinette puts a Philadelphia twist on the proceedings. She says, “If the people have no bread, let them eat Tastykake!”
    The reenactors then throw about 2,000 packs of that Philly delicacy (much like Hostess, but much better) from the top of the old prison’s walls down at the audience below.

  7. lizrdbrth7

    lizrdbrth7 said, over 2 years ago

    Yes—the expression originally was “you can’t eat your cake and have it, too” which makes waaaay more sense. how it go flipped around i don’t know….

  8. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 2 years ago

    Park way, drive way, kamikaze helmet

  9. JDono

    JDono GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The actual quote is “You can’t eat your cake and have it too.”

  10. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Somehow it became backwards. I’ve contested it for years. I mean, how am I going to eat my cake if I don’t have it?

  11. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 2 years ago

    That doesn’t sound right…

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago


    I looked on YouTube.com for an illustration of this. I’m sure there are better ones, but didn’t want to spend an hour on the search:


  13. Manga Enthusiast

    Manga Enthusiast said, over 2 years ago

    The hint in the last panel is that idioms can be idiotic, but comments like “military intelligence” and"jumbo shrimp" are oxymorons.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Barry Carter

    Intelligence uses in place of data gathering.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @Barry Carter

    “military intelligence”
    Nothing wrong with that one. Not all in the military lack intellect. In fact, very few are stupid and those don’t go far.
    And the term “intelligence” here means knowledge of what is going on by the other side of a conflict or potential conflict. This is something worth knowing.
    The statement that “military intelligence” was an oxymoron was tied to the Vietnam War and was a matter of blaming the military for the actions and decisions of the politicians.
    - – - – - – - – - – -
    “2. secret information: information about secret plans or activities, especially those of foreign governments, the armed forces, business competitors, or criminals
    3. gathering of secret information: the collection of secret military or political information
    4. people gathering secret information: an organization that gathers information about the secret plans or activities of an adversary or potential adversary, or the people involved in gathering such information “
    Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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