Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    People in Calif want a pony?
    We have many, many ponies in Calif.
    So what?

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I live in California and I don’t get it. I have friends with horses and they don’t get it. Someone please point out the message here. Thank you…

  3. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 2 years ago

    Have a horse, thanks. A saddle that fits him, now, that would help a lot.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    That state needs less Donkeys and more Elephants.

  5. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t get this one at all.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Pony Cars?
    My Little Pony?
    Ponies for sale?
    What is she trying to convey.

  7. avarner

    avarner said, over 2 years ago

    It might be from the old joke about the very optimistic boy, digging enthusiastically through a large pile of horse manure.

    When asked what he was doing, he said “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere.”

    Pile of manure = California economy. Pony = Anything positive.

  8. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 2 years ago

    Look at my horse…

  9. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 2 years ago

    It is funny that Californians don’t get the joke.

    It took a European to explain it.
    Californians want European-sized government, but want to pay traditional small-US-govt taxes.

    & as CA goes, so goes the nation. (Other Yanks missed the joke, too.)

    Mark Steyn made the same point with wit recently:

    America not paying its fair share
    jewishworldreview.com/1212/steyn120312.php3#.UMyYgaz909U

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    @Nos Nevets

    I think he explained in such a way that Americans should understand that is it is a common statement in Germany, “… and a pony” shows that the request/demand was excessive. I’ve never heard it until today.

  11. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thanks for the explanation.


    All I could come up with was a Pony of Beer!


    1xPony=.5 of a Quarter barrel or 1/8th of a full barrel. Pony’s fit in the fridge!


    Frohes Weihnachten, frohe Feiertage, frohes Fest. (I hope that translated properly!)

  12. Joan  Alos

    Joan Alos said, over 2 years ago

    @Nos Nevets – It took an European to explain the joke because… it took many Europeans to create and rise America!

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @josefw

    Growlers are fun. Growler=bucket of beer.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    www.bottles.net/The_History_of_The_Growler/

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve always liked, “in het land der blinden is eenoog koning” from the original"in regione caecorum rest est luscus." from Desierios Erasmus’s Adagia,1500. (In the land of the blind, one eye is king!")

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