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

    Andy, I think it’s the summer (and maybe the spring) sun that causes skin cancer, not the winter or autumn sun.

  2. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 3 years ago

    Well played Uncle Wally…

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    I really think they are too covered up to worry about getting too much sun. But Andy may of course use some sunblock if he feels it is necessary.

    One needs to replace all those calories burned by exercise, right?

  4. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 3 years ago

    I go straight to the beer hydration and forgo the exercise. Saves time.

  5. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is why some guys get married. They won’t have to go for a beer. They will have someone to bring them beer!

  6. James McNeil

    James McNeil said, over 3 years ago

    To be completely fair, he never said anything about getting ice cream. He just said they’d walk to the new ice cream place. ;-)

  7. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Get your vitamin D sunshine!!

  8. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 3 years ago

    Sunshine vitamin D, and ice cream/milkshake calcium – seems like a match made in heaven : D

  9. wordymom

    wordymom said, over 3 years ago

    This totally works at my house, too. Until our favorite bake shop closed, the kids would walk 2 miles each way just to eat one of their muffins.

  10. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    Is that new ice cream place actually open? Here in Darkest Saskatchewan, there’s a seasonal ice cream stand that does a booming business from the date it opens to the date it closes. It entertaining to watch people lined up during a spring blizzard, waiting for their Milky Way fix. ;)

  11. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

    @wordymom

    those must have been really good muffins!!!

  12. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 3 years ago

    i love the 3rd panel…joan guiding andy by the scarf and andy protesting! andy is not really a good influence on max…2 lumps on the log

  13. snarkm

    snarkm said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, that is not quite correct. It’s all depending on latitude of course, but if you are far enough away from the equator the sun is less damaging in winter. The lower angle means that the radiation has a longer way through the atmosphere which acts as a filter (same reason why midday sun is more damaging than morning or evening sun). The winter sun is more dangerous only if there is snow and you are at an high altitude (the atmosphere is thinner higher up and the snow reflects the radiation on top of that). In countries above a certain latitude (UK for example) the body isn’t able to produce vitamin D all winter long, not because people are covered up but because not enough UVB radiation gets through the atmosphere to allow the body to produce it. Just call me Mrs. know-it-all ;-)

  14. bjb2book

    bjb2book GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @snarkm

    Mrs know-it-all, it is because of comments like yours we list GoComics membership as educational expense. ;-) I knew a joke about a Mrs know-it-all but you’ve heard it already. (just all me Ms. knew-it-all-can’t-remember-most-of-it.)

  15. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 3 years ago

    First Paris, then ice cream!
    That Wally is a great guy.
    Also, taking in a relative, with kids of his own.
    COOL!

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