Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 3 years ago

    WISE. She has no business with a phone in the first place.

  2. Jenn Lawson

    Jenn Lawson said, over 3 years ago

    Viral. Viral.

  3. Sorka8

    Sorka8 said, over 3 years ago

    I wish more parents would take the phone away from their kids! Durn kids are losing social skills!

  4. Zaamis

    Zaamis said, over 3 years ago

    Stick to your guns Val-Holly’s going to whine something awful but it’ll be worth it in the end

  5. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    my grandkids are required to hand over their phones every night to “recharge” in mom’s room. Also my daughter and her husband set up the accounts and have all the passwords and check the phones every night. Also same thing with the ITouch for each of them.

  6. tqnis

    tqnis said, over 3 years ago

    Next time, Holly, if you have a problem, do not tell your mum about it, she only makes it worse.

  7. Bkake King

    Bkake King said, over 3 years ago

    Almost consistently, Holly is cruel. The cartoonist must know some really awful kid to write this strip. Holly just..chooses selfish. Chooses mean.

  8. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 3 years ago

    @Jenn Lawson

    Actually, virol may be appropriate here, as it combines viral with vitriol.
    You especially don’t want vitriol to go viral.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    So who of us is so perfect we haven’t done something like this as a teen? We didn’t have smart phones when I was a teenager but we did say a lot of nasty things about each other. It was always she said this about you and what do you say to this one? Same thing, different method these days.

  10. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 3 years ago


    Sorry Holly but this time I’m going with your Mom on this one…

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago


    Yes, In the Middle Ages we had something we called “slam books.” defines a slam book as "
    “A spiral notebook with the name of a jr. or sr. high girl (usually) written on the top line. The books [sic] is passed around among classmates who write nasty things (slam) on the page under the girl’s name.”
    I recall seeing these in Junior High – the comments were not always nasty, but often were. The books were a guilty pleasure, and against school rules.

  12. eieio2

    eieio2 said, over 3 years ago

    give her a “dumb” phone- she’ll be so embarrased at the low tech device she’ll hide it, but still have it for emergencies

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    Not in a million years Val!!

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I always joke that my cell phone is so old it has a rotary dial. It makes and receives calls. No pictures, no text. Last of the Luddites, that’s me~

  15. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    @Bkake King

    Holly and Alix were vaguely based on her own children.
    Holly (the cartoon) is more of the stereo-typical Millennium generation. They have always had cell phones, MP3 players, 10K of cable channels and short attention spans. They are of the “everyone is a winner” and no-children-left-behind school systems. They (again stereo-typically) are the “it’s all about me” and the “not my fault” generation.
    I think Jan takes the worst of this stereo-typing and creates, Holly.

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