Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. Nate Lee

    Nate Lee said, about 5 years ago

    or each other

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, about 5 years ago

    For once Earl said something that makes sense.

  3. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 5 years ago

    Exactly!! As a remedial teacher, I know this. They can bail on a class without having to man up and face you, even orally over the phone. It’s a lot easier to lie or at least stretch the truth by textmessage.
    I know of one case of an engagement that was broken by txt. In txtspk.
    Now that’s tacky.
    I told the victim that he was definitely better off without a person who would even consider doing this.

  4. Jon

    Jon said, about 5 years ago

    In 1995, Cliff Stoll wrote “Silicon Snake Oil,” about how throwing technology (and money) at educational problems was the new educational trend. Seems he had a valid point, considering the rise of anti-social behavior crimes that plague schools and society in general. A world with vast amounts of information at our fingertips, “friends” available world-wide 24/7, phone service available almost anywhere we go… yet we have lost the ability to carry on a simple conversation (or resolve a disagreement) face-to-face.

    Yes, I’ve over-analyzed another comic when people just want to read it and have a chuckle. My apologies. Hmm… what was Earl’s funny comment today?

  5. Jonni

    Jonni said, about 5 years ago

    look in the strip about Sylvia and it is likely the cat has been doing all the texting

  6. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    So true, Earl.

  7. TheAuldWan

    TheAuldWan GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Dittoe for us “FishStix.”
    Today’s strip is too true….


    USAFMSGT said, about 5 years ago

    I wish obama would just use text messages that way we don’t have to see or hear the fool. They could just set up his tele-prompter in front of the camera and let it run.

  9. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, about 5 years ago

    FishStix… Your right, One call = 50 texts.
    USAFMSGT… You should text that post to all your Republican friends.

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 5 years ago

    Texting was developed by Nokia, apparently because “Finnish teenagers are shy” (and I quote) and they thought texting instead of talking directly would help kids relate to each other.
    How is increasing their isolation from other people IRL going to help?

  11. Number Three

    Number Three said, about 5 years ago



  12. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 5 years ago

    I agree, Doctor Toon. I send a text if it’s a quick message like “we need milk too” while my husband is at the grocery store. Also it’s better for areas that get bad reception. A friend was in the mountains on vacation and could not make a call, but she could text. Very useful in that case.

  13. kurtjmartin

    kurtjmartin said, about 5 years ago


  14. Rufas Mr

    Rufas Mr said, about 5 years ago

    When you are at work, you are at stress. Your colleagues are looking at you. Your boss is just around the corner. And your desk has a tons of work on due.
    Suddenly your mom called “Hi Sylvia, how are you?”. On that moment you’ll want to shout, “Mom, I’m busy right now. Call back later, OK?”
    Text messaging on the other hand is more flexible. You don’t have to answer immediately. You can read it on your coffee break, toilet call, anytime.
    Mom and dad just don’t understand text messaging = “Do Not Disturb” sign. Just call back later or leave a text message. We’ll know and we care.

  15. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 5 years ago

    A conversation texts too long.

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