Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, I don’t know. For sure ’twasn’t your grandmother Evie or Aunt Joan.

  2. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago

    Just what have you been smoking? Nobel Prizes by country:
    #1: United States – 337
    #2: United Kingdom – 116
    #3: Germany – 102
    No other countries in triple digits.
    Pretty good for “anti learning USA children.”

  3. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago

    124, including the Nobel Prize for Graphic Literature (Matthew Inman, “The Oatmeal”, 2033).

  4. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    are you joking? (no never, a comic strip joking?) What would you say if your job would expect you to do your work at home when you’re sick? Schools shouldn’t be any different!

  5. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, almost 4 years ago

    Our school doesn’t mail homework – it is in that internet to see whenever I want to log in (so I could check it if my child told me he has no homework to do).
    Still, I would not make bedridden lousy-feeling red-nosed children to do homework – I dump all they missed on mine when they are out-of-bed-but-not-yet-fit-for-school kind.

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 4 years ago

    When my kids went to school when sick we did not then receive homework on Internet, but then they were not sick that often. Most teachers do not children in class sick.
    I survived day light savings time, we changed our clocks Saturday evening, went to bed early, and I slept somewhat through but woke up 5am.

    I’ve been taking on-line class for Medical Coding at my old age, one subject we have quiz for every chp, this way I have better idea good or bad we do. this one class open book repeat quiz if needed. I found a bad one when submitting. all answer wrong. I go according by book. including terms with quiz. I notified instructor by email then called instructor. Instead of fixing quiz removed same chap not on final test. I’m ahead of all.

  7. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    In my day, the teacher would phone my mom or send the homework assignments with a classmate who lived nearby. With current technology, only the communication options have changed.

  8. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 4 years ago

    All I know is I’m feeling like the girls today. Ugh. Happy Sunday all.

  9. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, almost 4 years ago


    I have worked from home when I was sick… of course I work for the government, so I guess that explains it.

  10. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 4 years ago

    The internet has been around for at least 25-30 years, way back with Comp-u-Serve and Prodigy. That would make Nobel Prize winners in their 40’s or 50’s who have benefited from the internet.

  11. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, almost 4 years ago


    Many people don’t have sick pay these days, companies do away with those types of benefits so people have to work sick. I have to go in, do my work and then can go home sick. That’s reality, being held responsible for your commitments. The sooner kids learn this the better workers they are as adults.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago


    We need to restore such things as sick pay, or at least sick days, for people. Being sick is not to shirk one’s commitments. That, too, is reality. Another reality is that when people are sick they need to be excused and allowed to recuperate. Being forced to work when one is ill does not make them a better worker, and staying at home when one is ill does not make them a bad worker. That is the biggest reality here, and it must be recognized because it is true and right.

  13. Strod

    Strod said, almost 4 years ago


    Yes, but don’t forget that of those 337 Nobel laureates from the USA, around 100 were immigrants educated at least in part in their birth countries. Also, a disproportionately high number of the rest were children of immigrants. (And a couple, like the American Friends Service Committee are organizations, not people).
    The point is that if you take away the immigrants and look at the number of laureates as a proportion of the population (because a country with 300 million people is expected to have 300 as many laureates as one with 1 million if all else is equal), then the USA will not look as overwhelmingly good as you think it does.
    The complete list of Nobel laureates is here.   Note that not all the immigrants are identified in that list.

  14. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 4 years ago

    My son took part in a Canada-wide math test when he was in grade 9. He was awarded a medal for having the highest score in the school for his grade. However, the test’s national website showed the winners for the whole country, broken down by province (BTW, there were four sections, one for each high school grade, 9 to 12). Of the several hundred names that were posted, 90% of the names were quite clearly Asian. No prejudice intended, but our school systems – both Canadian and American – aren’t encouraging our children to excel.

  15. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago


    I wasn’t trying to be jingoistic, Strod. I was merely reacting to Night-Gaunt49’s crude and wrongheaded rant regarding “typical anti learning USA children.” I wonder if he even knows any “USA children.”

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