Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    The wife of a cousin of mine posted on Facebook one day a cartoon where a little girl is shockingly dumbfounded by all the sexy for-girls Halloween costumes: vampire, witch, fairy, etc., etc., etc.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago


  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    Alix is not idiot! She knows she can get her sister in trouble!

  4. afficionado  U L M,

    afficionado U L M, said, over 3 years ago

    You don’t say!!!!!

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    Go for the witch outfit, it is much more fitting.

  6. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    I was a (traditional) nun last year, including three wooden rulers tied to my waist: I used to teach in a couple of Catholic elementary schools before they were shuttered by the diocese. Sadly, no parties that do not conflict with my work schedule this year, so zombie nun will have to wait until next, and will prolly be passé. Bummer.

  7. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 3 years ago

    Yep. Sexy nun, sexy this, sexy that, sexy-the-other-thing.
    And in the store where I work, teen-age girls are trying them on by the dozen.

  8. Trilobyte

    Trilobyte GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sounds like your idea of for a costume has become habit forming (re:emjaycee)

  9. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 3 years ago

    Hadn’t realized just how far the sexy Halloween costume thing had gone until 4 years ago when I went to a big outdoor party

    Some of the “costumes” looked like they came straight from Victoria’s Secret

    Not that I minded, I am a man

  10. Stella S

    Stella S said, over 3 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    That’s fine for someone 18 or so, but how old is Holly suppose to be? Let’s hope her mom can reign her in a bit.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes how much can the daughter get away with from the caring parent.

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    Had to get Halloween costumes for the ten- and twelve-year-old granddaughters yesterday. Something in this or another strip made me think of a thrift store, so I took the girls to a nearby St. Vincent de Paul store. The older one wound up with a half angel/half devil outfit. The top was a lovely diaphonous white with fluffy trim, and the bottom was a jaggedy-hem red skirt with attachable red pointy tail. Wings = one white, one red. Found a nice short-sleeved sweater to keep the top from looking too “sexy.” The younger one was Death, with a hood and thick black netting to cover her face. The costume was black and jaggedy purple. The total bill was about $8.50, and there was a good selection of outfits. I’m now a convert to thrift-store Halloweenin’.

  13. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    @Stella S

    Holly is perpetually 13 or 14 I think. Jan doesn’t age her characters too much. They tend to stay the same.

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 3 years ago


    The word is probably, not prolly.
    Please learn how to use it.

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 3 years ago


    No one’ll be coming to my house this Hallowe’en, nor will they be going to anyone elses’s house in most of the state, due to Hurricane Sandy. (I live in NH.)

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