Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

Comments (40) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    I resemble that remark.

  2. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 3 years ago

    That is a reel-type lawnmower. Proper category for him is old coot. Vermont and New Hampshire don’t require clothing in public, but Maine is going to have a police cruiser pass by occasionally to make certain he is wearing underpants.

  3. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 3 years ago

    A gentleman has now become a misogynist.

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    Had to resharpen the blades ever 30 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of the grass/weeds. I actually liked using the pushmower at grandma’s house: I was alone with my thoughts for 3/4 of an acre. Got some storyline idealized, even before I changed to being a professional writer. Thank goodness for the 1974 energy crisis – it amde me think.

  5. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 3 years ago

    I’m hoping to get reclassified from “antique” to “classic”.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Fairportfan, you’re funny…

    Actually, retro is kind of an up grade….It sorta sounds like young professionals drinking Pabst, listening to vinyl while they play wiffle ball…Kind of a kinder reference….Cool old school, if you will….

    The day my dad told me that when he was my age that was the only kind of lawn mower there was, was the first time I felt sorry for him…I could only shake my head….

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, at least he’s not wearing sock garters…..

  8. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 3 years ago

    65 is the new 15.

    When I was a kid I used to mow the lawn, front and back, with a push mower and hand trim it with grass clippers every Saturday.

    As soon as I moved out of the house my Dad bought a gas powered mower. Later he got a gardener.

    He wasn’t stupid.

  9. differentboat

    differentboat said, over 3 years ago

    obsolete would be too strong, how about ‘legacy’?

  10. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Johnny, I would have liked to have kids for a couple of hours every other day or so…Mow the lawn, shovel snow, clean the gutter…..

  11. Intophaloblue

    Intophaloblue said, over 3 years ago

    I use that type of lawn mower. Great exercise and I AM retro!!!!

  12. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    @Number Six

    Totally disagree. A gentleman – which I’ve taught my sons to be – treats each person with the respect they would like. They hold the door open for anyone, they help when they see people struggling, they know when to say please and thank you, they do not bully. Nothing misogynistic about that at all.

  13. StargeezerJack

    StargeezerJack said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, when did that drone snap that pic of me mowing? Thanks, Wiley, you’re always spot on! My 53 year old REEL mower is called a Grass Grizzly. Oh, and only REAL men and women use REEL mowers! Dowse the lights that desecrate nights. Stargeezer Jack @

  14. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    Nah, it’s analog.

  15. coot31

    coot31 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m so ‘retro’ I remember when gas powered rotary mowers first appeared. A printer friend made up little tags that said “Guaranteed to throw dog shit as high as second story windows”. He then surreptitiously hung them on the handles of mowers on display at the local hardware.
    Don’t know if it affected sales or not.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (25).