Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 1 year ago

    I think I wouldn’t mind having a varibike. (Why would LaGuardia ban artichokes?)

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t blame the mayor – I hate artichokes.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Artichoke prices were inflated by organized crime. The ban was a way to combat this.
    The ban was lifted after prices went down to normal.

  4. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Thanks for the trivia !  The way this was presented today makes the mayor look like a stinker.
    .
    Not sure I’d live in a place called “government house”. Sounds pretty dorky.

  5. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    LaGuardia got away with the ban only because Watsonville (artichoke capital of the world) isn’t in NY

  6. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    Might Artie choke on an artichoke if an artichoke may choke Artie?

  7. hill2209

    hill2209 said, about 1 year ago

    Artichokes notwithstanding, La Guardia was a great mayor who chased fire engines, and kids tuned in every Sunday morning to listen to him read the funnies on the radio.

  8. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Thanks for dropping the second shoe!

  9. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 1 year ago

    @hill2209

    Yeah, they don’t make them like him anymore, I’m sad to say.

  10. Mike

    Mike said, about 1 year ago

    Tired of being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife and arranging to have her killed.

    A “friend of a friend” put him in touch with a nefarious underworld figure, who went by the name of “Artie.” Artie explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was $5,000. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn’t have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife’s insurance money.

    Artie insisted on being paid in part up front. The man opened up his wallet and displayed the single dollar bill that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, and reluctantly agreed to accept the dollar as down payment for the dirty deed.

    A few days later, Artie followed the man’s wife to the local Safeway grocery store. There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands. As the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor, the manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the scene. Unwilling to leave any witnesses behind, Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well.

    Unknown to Artie, the entire proceeding were captured by hidden cameras and observed by the store’s security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could leave the store.

    Under intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the sordid plan, including his financial arrangements with the hapless husband.

    And that is why, the next day in the newspaper, the headline declared: “Artie chokes two for a dollar at Safeway.”

  11. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, about 1 year ago

    @ldmff

    Then, your instructions were WRONG!!!!! You don’t just steam an artichoke; it, like many other food need to be SEASONED!!! And, yes, it IS bland, but can be prepared in numerous ways. Try again!!!!!

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Kali39

    I just love artichokes when they are pickled. Yum.

  13. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    @Mike

    Oh, save these things for Pearls where they belong… ,-)

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 1 year ago

    @Donny Wallace

    There’s no evidence that Washington had sex with slaves. You’re thinking of Jefferson.

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