Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought they preferred pooping on recently washed cars.

  2. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 2 years ago

    Outhouse?

  3. Jarett

    Jarett GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Soon you’ll be seeing where they’re peeing, and that that coop is where they poop.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    @The J.A.M.

    Given where they normally go, it’s more like an inhouse.

  5. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 2 years ago

    It looks like it’s for night owls…

  6. Ghuth

    Ghuth GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m either too young or too ignorant… but I didn’t know that a crescent moon had anything to do with an outhouse so this cartoon was lost on me until I did a bit of googling…

    In case it helps someone else, here’s what I found…

    “Probably the most recognizable symbol associated symbol with the traditional outhouse building is the familiar crescent moon carved into the privy door. Actually, the symbol is an ancient one, and was a sign for womanhood in colonial days and on the frontier. It’s male counterpart, Sol, was either a star or a sun burst design also on the door. Since most male outhouses fell into disrepair rather quickly they seldom survived; while the female ones were better maintained, and were eventually used by both sexes. Although you can find outhouses still standing with the crescent moon, the original meaning for gender identification was lost by the later nineteenth century in most areas of the country.

    Carved crescent moons and stars on outhouse doors was introduced in early 19th century America. Typically, the moon and the star together represented a unisex outhouse, while the moon alone represented a women’s outhouse. A star alone represented a men’s outhouse"

  7. jreckard

    jreckard said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ghuth

    Re: I’m either too young or too ignorant
    Don’t worry, you’re probably one of the “in” crowd, as in indoor plumbing. Some of the rest of us geezers are in the far “out” crowd who also know what corn cobs are for.

  8. Jolly1995

    Jolly1995 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought it was for the in-laws

  9. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    @jreckard

    And The Sears&Roebuck catalog.

  10. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, almost 2 years ago

    First thought..If the house is rockin don’t come a knockin

  11. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, almost 2 years ago

    @jreckard

    Or the Sears Catalog…

  12. jocatric

    jocatric said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ghuth

    Thanks for the info on what the moon signifies, while I grew up using outhouses, the symbolism of the moon had been lost info. lost

  13. 7samauri

    7samauri said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s where the Muslim birds live.

  14. ame_baby

    ame_baby said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ghuth – learn something new every day!! Thanks!!

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