Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly


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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 2 years ago

    Loon gives good advice. Love the"landing gear".

    For all the Mothers who stop by and look in on what we commenters have to say——-


  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 2 years ago

    Logically, your landings and take offs will always be equal. Gravity will eventually win even if it has to wait for you to die.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    A doctor buries his mistakes.
    A pilot is buried with his.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    ‘Up in the air, Junior Birdmen.’
    ‘Up in the air, Junior Birdmen, with our noses to the ground.’
    “When you hear the big announcement, that our wings are made of tin… then you know that Junior Birdmen, have sent their boxtops in!’
    “It takes five boxtops … four bottom ones… three labels, two wrappers … one thin dime!’
    “Birdmen, Birdmen!

  5. Jobecur

    Jobecur said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s that last quarter inch that hurts.

  6. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, almost 2 years ago

    The young aviator went stunting
    And as amidst the wreckage he lay – he lay
    To the mechanics gathered round him
    These last parting words did he say – he say:
    “Take the cylinders out of my kidneys
    The connecting rod out of my brain – my brain
    From the small of my back take the crankshaft
    And assemble the engine again – again!”

    Royal Flying Corps song, First World War.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    If there are any remains left to bury!
    On the other hand, an incredible feat of airmanship by Chesley Sullenberger saved 155 lives after a bird strike knocked out both his engines in 2009, and he safely landed in the Hudson River in NYC.
    Wags created a cocktail in his honor shortly afterward. A “Sully” consists of two shots of Grey Goose vodka and a splash of water!

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    re: Guard Sgt, eagle and owls

    Unless you were flying night raids in a B17…

  9. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago

    Any good landing is just a controlled crash.

    An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy that required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, give a smile, and say “Thanks for flying XYZ airline.” He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone had gotten off except for this little old lady walking with a cane. She said, “Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?” “Why no.” said the pilot, “Ma’am, what is it?” The little old lady said, "Did we land or were we shot down?

  10. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago


    “German air traffic controllers at Frankfurt Airport are infamous for being a short-tempered lot,” a U.S. pilot notes. "So it was with some amusement that a United 747 pilot listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and the pilot of a British Airways 747 (BA 747, call sign Speedbird 206) clear of the active runway after landing at Frankfurt and headed to off load passengers at his designated gate.

    Ground: “Guten morgen, taxi to your gate.” The BA 747 pulls onto the main taxiway and stops.

    Ground (brusquely): “Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?”

    Speedbird: “Stand by ground, I’m looking up the gate location now.”

    Ground (impatient): “Speedbird 206, have you never been to Frankfurt before?”

    Speedbird (coolly): “Yes, several times in 1944, but I didn’t stop.”

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s more or less a gimme. What goes up must come down unless you’re in outer space. The real trick making sure you can takeoff again after you land.

  12. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    It becomes especially poient when you realize world war 1 planes killed more pilots then the enemy.

  13. Yojji

    Yojji said, almost 2 years ago

    No way. Skydive!

  14. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks to me like Loon landed with a strong tailwind (see windsock). For those not familiar, it’s common practice to take off and land into the wind.

  15. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    also, it’s better to be on the ground wishing you were up in the air instead of being in the air wishing you were on the ground

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