Strange Brew by John Deering

Strange Brew

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  1. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 2 years ago

    It was DEATH with the sythe.

  2. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, almost 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    So? You still get whacked!

  3. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 2 years ago

    @capnLaz

    And thanks, Mom. : )

  4. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 2 years ago

    @blunebottle

    And the symbol is myth-used. It ruined the joke for me.

  5. CountAnton

    CountAnton said, almost 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    Nope. It was the Greek god Kronus, a god of the harvest whom the Romans equated with Saturn, and gave the attribute of ‘Time’. Hence, ‘Father Time’.

    Thanatos, the god of death, was usually depicted as a winged youth carrying a sword. The image of death with a scythe doesn’t appear until at least the 15th century…

  6. RonnieB

    RonnieB said, almost 2 years ago

    Father Time is also known for carrying a scythe… Wiki “Father Time”

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I saw some other cartoon with the Weed Whacker gag. But I’m sure that’s just coincidence.

  8. CrimsonFoxx

    CrimsonFoxx said, almost 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    Father Time also always carried a scythe

  9. TimeTraveler

    TimeTraveler GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Well then, if the scythe represents the harvest. Then father time should be driving a farm tractor or combine harvester.

  10. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    I saw some other cartoon with the Weed Whacker gag. But I’m sure that’s just coincidence
    >>
    Did they use a live chicken?

  11. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @John Pike

    Justin over at Mythtickle has been showing Death with a weed whacker since the strip started.

  12. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    Better than a leaf blower.

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Saucy1121

    Bingo. You’re remembery is better than mine.

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