Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly


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  1. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, about 4 years ago

    In truth, it is dang near it.

  2. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, about 4 years ago

    When someone said “They don’t build ’em like they used to,” my father would reply: “Thank goodness!”
    He remembered when a 5 year-old car was OLD and a 10 year-old car was ANCIENT. Now 20 and 30 year-old cars are ordinary.

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I think I had my cars pravats repacked last week, it cost an arm and a leg…

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    My high school hotrod was the same model year as I was, so a few months older. There are times I miss having a v8.
    I used to wonder how fast it could go. One time I took it out on the desert and let it go. It had passed 125, but I knew a curve was coming up in a mile or two. What’s interesting is how it got lower and lower to the ground. The thing only had about 5" clearance to start with.

  5. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, about 4 years ago

    The 2011 Audi ??

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 4 years ago

    You also need new muffler bearings.

  7. Submachine

    Submachine said, about 4 years ago

    And don’t forget them there "Clem Baffles.

  8. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 4 years ago

    What? No problems with the Turbo Encabulator?

  9. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 4 years ago


    That’s because back then, it was understood that the average American could go into a car dealership and buy a brand-new car every 3-5 years. Some could afford a new car every year!
    Now with the greed of the upper-crust, we have to make our cars last 20-30 years. I drive a ‘92 Jeep Cherokee with 323,000 miles on it.
    On Mischief Day 2012 (October 30), I poured a couple of shots of Everclear 190º-proof grain alcohol into the tank in honor of its 21st “birthday” of when it was built in “holy” Toledo, Ohio.
    (Industrial grain alcohol is already used in today’s gasolines)

  10. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 4 years ago

    We have 2 diesel pickups, 3/4 and 1 ton. I was wasting time at a Toyota dealership while my wife shopped and was shocked to learn that most of the Toyota line gets less MPG than either diesel trucks actual MPG.

  11. t jacobs

    t jacobs said, about 4 years ago

    bet i could find a real nice desoto at hemmings

  12. Rise22

    Rise22 said, about 4 years ago

    The freemus drive must need tightening, if the clem baffles have to be re-aligned….

    And, my 30-year-old pick-up is the bomb! STILL gets 35 mpg.

  13. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 4 years ago

    ‘Irv’, knows ‘Cosmo’ doesn’t know anything about cars so he can tell him anything and ‘Cosmo’ will believe him and, therefore, ‘Irv’ can charge him anything.

  14. rshive

    rshive said, about 4 years ago

    Those Bellvinator arms are nothing but trouble.

  15. georgiiii

    georgiiii said, about 4 years ago

    Sometime after the Model T, Detroit figured out that if cars wore out, we’d go buy them every 2-3 years. A car with 80,000 miles on it was old. Then those pesky Japanese and Germans came along and people noticed you could buy a Datsun or Volkswagon that would go forever. By the late 80s, we had the original bailout of Chrysler. Detroit figured it out – and it was done with our buying power. The quality system techniques the auto industry used were widely adopted by industry (sometimes voluntarily, sometimes under pressure from their industrial and major retail customers). The result – nearly everything we buy is better than it used to be.

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