Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Joseph Houk

    Joseph Houk said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, FPF, it depends on the country. I understand KFC is more popular in China than anything else.

  2. John Baranick

    John Baranick said, almost 3 years ago

    Funny you mention China. I had to go there for work and the hotel I stayed in was attached to their version of the Mall of America, complete with a TGi Friday’s.

  3. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, almost 3 years ago

    The KFC outlets are very popular in South Africa, mainly with the previously-disadvantaged people; the more educated people prefer not to clog their arteries with animal fats and trans fats. MacDonald’s is catching on now, too.

  4. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    We have Subway and KFC here in Iceland but no McDonald’s (don’t miss it, they used to be here but were expensive as hell so nobody shopped there)

  5. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 3 years ago


    …not missing much.

  6. pelican47

    pelican47 said, almost 3 years ago

    Bart, to some of us it is a serious ordeal.
    If I have to sit in a plane for more than a few hours, my sciatica takes a very bad turn for a couple of weeks.

  7. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 3 years ago

    There’s also the very real threat of “economy class syndrome” on long flights. Cramped in the cheap seats without much ability to move or stretch, the risk of a fatal blood clot is high, even for younger folks. Solution? Front of the plane, of course.

  8. yardlet6

    yardlet6 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    South Africa has their own fast food joints:Hungry Lion,Steers,Wimpy(a British company)and Nando’s.

  9. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, almost 3 years ago

    @Joseph Houk

    With the proliferation of KFC franchises in China, you’ll also note they do not have a stray cat problem there.

  10. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 3 years ago

    One of my sisters-in-law reported a couple of years ago that KFC in Turkey is a wonderful dish; whatever they do to it, they prepare it like real food.

  11. ame_baby

    ame_baby said, almost 3 years ago

    Do they actually drive on the “wrong” side of the road in South Africa? I am from the US, yes.

  12. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    They drive on the left in South Africa. Steering wheels are on the right and, if the car is standard transmission, you work the stick left-handed. Approaching another car coming head-on on a narrow road can be an experience; an American’s instinct is to pull to the right

  13. cgale

    cgale said, almost 3 years ago

    I noticed that in the last panel as well.

  14. goddess1

    goddess1 said, almost 3 years ago

    There is a very large chain of McDonald’s in Poland. They even have their own street name!

  15. graham177

    graham177 said, almost 3 years ago

    To all those complaining about long plane flights… if you are travelling to a destination 4,000 miles away, you are there in less than 8 hours. Your great grandparents would have called that “science fiction”.

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