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  1. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Shoe 19 days ago

    A number of years ago, a friend of mine was hit and by a car running a red light. His head took a hard hit on the top of the door, and he received quite a gash. When the ambulance got there and they were tending to his injury, one of the EMTs slipped him a card and said, “Call them.” It was for one of the major personal injury law firms here.

  2. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 25 days ago

    Oops! The Plugger Guy misspelled (again)! Sorry to all the fine folks in EAU Clarie . . . Happy Fourth to all!!

  3. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers about 1 month ago

    Late one night, after taking my son and a friend back to college after Christmas break, I was in a long, lonely stretch of I-64 heading back toward Richmond. Being close to midnight, there were few cars were on the road, when I saw headlights rapidly approaching my rear. The car got right up behind me, less than 20 feet away, and stayed right on my bumper for about five or six miles. I continued to hold my speed at the posted limit, and finally, after realizing he couldn’t get me to speed up, he went around me . . . It was a Virginia State Police cruiser! No doubt in my mind he was wanting me to speed so he could pull me.

  4. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Shoe 2 months ago

    Mary had a little watch,
    she swallowed it one day.
    Her mother gave her castor oil
    to pass the time away.
    But time it moved too slowly,
    the watch it would not pass;
    So if you want to know the time,
    just look up Mary’s uncle,
    he has a watch. (From my dad)

  5. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 3 months ago

    I do the color myself that appears on this site. It also goes to the syndicate (Tribune Media Content) that distributes the feature to newspapers. I am always baffled about why any newspaper (or site) would have someone else color the cartoon when they can get it already done (by me) from the syndicate! And I must say, in all humble opinion, the other colorists are all bad. So remember, folks, if you want to see it how it’s supposed to look, this is the on-line place to see it!

  6. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 3 months ago

    Hmmm … About the state abbreviations . . . I don’t really care for the USPS two-letter method for the toon.. I did use them for years, but decided to go back to either spelling it out (and I often do that for Pennsylvania) or going to the more traditional abbreviations from years past. Guess I was off a letter on Penna. Anyhow, spacing can be an issue . . . If a long city / state name is under a person with a short name, I have to play with spacing . . . If “AL SHORT” lives in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, I pretty much got to break up the city and state. On the other hand, if Charlotte Marie Shackelburger lives in Lima, Ohio . . . well, you can see my point! Anyhow, thanks for all the great responses and info from you all! I love reading the comments every day!

  7. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 3 months ago

    Short Pump is in Henrico County, just a few miles west of Richmond. Until about 25 years ago, it was a very small, rural community with lots of cows, a general store, a gas station and a transmission / garage shop. It was named for the short-handled pump that was under the front porch of a tavern there many years ago. Sadly, all the rural charm is gone, as are the cows and farms. It’s now grown up . . . lots of shopping centers, an upscale mall and (literally) the most congested intersection in the Richmond metro area.

  8. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 4 months ago

    That’s as far as the story got when I ran outta room in the balloon. Anybody have an idea what the ending should be? …

  9. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 5 months ago

    I drive a 2011 Ford Ranger . . . 5 speed without automatic locks . . . have to use the key to unlock . Oh, it also has hand-cranked windows . . . Our 2000 VW Bug had the automatic windows which each went bad within two months of each other . . . one cost $600 to replace, the other $440. So I chose to NOT get auto windows in my ’11 Ranger . . . if the crank breaks, it can be replaced for about $10 or so.

  10. Gary Brookins GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 5 months ago

    When I was a kid back in Florida, there was a man who actually did that . . . the rabbit pellets fell through the wire in the hutches, he collected them and somehow formed artificial worms. Don’t know the process, however.