Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Locura

    Locura said, over 3 years ago

    There’s a REASON they know what you’re up to. They’ve done it themselves!

  2. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, over 3 years ago

    Hey where are the characters from the other comic strips for the book club?

  3. CarolinaGirls

    CarolinaGirls said, over 3 years ago

    What you call something doesn’t necessarily reflect what you’re really doing…

  4. PMark

    PMark said, over 3 years ago

    Apparently the book club they started in 2002 didn’t last.


    Pity.

  5. PMark

    PMark said, over 3 years ago

    I am guessing there are three possible punchlines to this strip:
    •1: Val goes to the mall with some friends and discovers Holly with a boy.
    •2: Holly told her mom that she was going to the mall with “a bunch” of friends, and her mom finds out that the “bunch” of friends is only one, and a male one at that.
    •3: Val is indulging in the first three panels, and she catches Holly indulging in the last?


    None of these seem that funny to me. What am I missing?

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    All I can see from the comments is that the commenters lack empathy with our principal characters. A Sunday strip is just a gentle reminder of the general tone of a strip. It has no need to continue a story thread or be hilarious.

  7. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Is that Andy?!

  8. C C Alexander

    C C Alexander GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    me too!

  9. ab9ua

    ab9ua said, over 3 years ago

    Well, it may not need to continue a thread or be hilarious, but it should still have a point. BTW, how do the comments translate into “a lack of empathy”?

  10. AnnMarie

    AnnMarie said, over 3 years ago

    @DAZZ

    Agreed! And I think the sentiment of this strip is especially relevant (and recognizable) to moms!!

  11. PMark

    PMark said, over 3 years ago

    Okay, so this strip wasn’t meant to be funny. Fine.


    But I still fail to see the point. Would you care to enlighten me?

  12. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You are all missing the point! It’s a case of “do what I say, not what I do!”

  13. gwalden1

    gwalden1 said, over 3 years ago

    It took me a moment too until I saw the !!! and ?! and realized that “Happy Hour” wasn’t just as “Out for Coffee” wasn’t just coffee and “Book Club” doesn’t represent the activity any more than “Bunch of Friends” does.

  14. PMark

    PMark said, over 3 years ago

    @magicwalnut

    “You are all missing the point! It’s a case of “do what I say, not what I do!””


    Okay, so you are saying that it is my third suggestion that I made above?

  15. mathteacher678

    mathteacher678 said, over 3 years ago

    Mom says she’s going “Out for coffee,” but she’s really eating cake.

    Mom says it’s a book club, but they just eat, drink, and talk (not about books).

    Mom goes to “happy hour,” but it’s really a time for cheap drinks and gossip.

    Those things are all seen as normal and okay. But when the daughter’s “going to the mall with a bunch of friends” turns out to be “finding a private place with one boy,” suddenly it’s important to be doing what you said you would. Misnaming is okay for the adult, not the kid.

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