Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    Plant a radish, get a radish, not a Brussels sprout;
    That’s why I like vegetables, you know what they’re about…

    The Fantastiks

  2. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    LOL! You take care of those weeds, Opal, if you like them. Smile and wave at your neighbor. Bake him some snickerdoodles!

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    If you want them, they are not weeds.

  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    One persons flowers are another persons weeds…go ahead and water them…

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    When I first trained for doing endangered/threatened species work, one of the sessions had several maps that tracked the first knapweed infestation.
    Deschutes County.
    The County did nothing. After all, it’s just a pretty purple flower, right?
    Within ten years it had spread to the Idaho, Washington, and California borders.
    For a couple of years now, the County’s been trying to sluff off the infestations on their properties by trying to claim the individual landowners are responsible. just makes you believe in government… Ranks up there with the state doing shoddy work of paving, with ruts appearing in the summer, but they claim it’s all studded tires…
    Funny how Oregon never recovered from the loss of morals that happened when pot was legalized (73-97). Even today, it’s somehow OK for governments to lie.

  6. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 3 years ago

    If you want to know whether it’s a weed or a flower, pull it out. If it grows back, it’s a weed.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a weed if it it isn’t indigenous to the region. Otherwise, I am happy with it. Though I must admit, I wouldn’t mind a little less poison ivy in the yard.

  8. spookyboukie

    spookyboukie said, about 3 years ago

    A weed is just an unloved flower.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    Our local chain of gas stations gave out packets of “wild flowers” with each fill-up of gas. My father planted the seeds by the side of his house. Some of them sprouted, but especially vigorous was one plant with small, deeply lobed leaves. I watched it grow and had a nagging suspicion.
    I said, “Dad, that looks like marijuana.” “Nah, can’t be. I got it at the gas station.” So I let it get a little bigger, and finally got the encyclopedia and showed him a picture. I explained that marijuana does grow wild in the area, and a seed might have gotten into the packet by mistake. (Most likely, some wise guy slipped it in.)
    He zipped outside and yanked that plant out and threw it into the field. It cracked me up, but I knew better than to tease him about it. Even if it wasn’t really mj (could it have been some sort of elegantissima?) I got a good laugh out of it.

  10. BarbJay

    BarbJay said, about 3 years ago

    My neighbor went on vacation and asked her friend’s husband to weed her vegetable garden. He pulled out all the okra and left the weeds.

  11. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My dad used to transplant windflowers from the woods into his backyard. Ticked the heck out of the horticulture professor next door when they went to seed….

  12. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ….um…wildflowers…..So there, autocorrect!!!

  13. Judy Waddle

    Judy Waddle said, about 3 years ago

    I once nourished what I thought was a pretty weed….turns out it really was weed!!

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    Hey, untrue! Ever had okra in (mmmm) Chicken Gumbo? And if you get a good variety of okra, it is very prolific. Just wear long sleeves when you pick. Next thing, you’ll tell me you don’t like (mmmm) parsnips …

  15. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, about 3 years ago

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