The Born Loser by Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 2 years ago

    Did you know they are naming blizzards this year?

  2. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, almost 2 years ago

    Snow tires are beneficial only in loose snow. In winter one drives mostly on packed snow if not bare pavement, on either of which tires designed for smooth surfaces are safest. The biannual tire change is a racket.

    I posted a comment against seasonal gift-giving a moment ago and now this. I seem to be an iconoclast today.

  3. kevin78661

    kevin78661 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ronald Davis

    Different word comes to mind!!!

  4. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    Every year, on the first significant snow of the season, I’d find a big, empty parking lot and practice recovering from skids.

    I still remember my first behind-the-wheel driving lesson, which took place the day after a 7-inch snowfall.

  5. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Aren’t those tire treads worn down by now?

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ronald Davis

    I haven’t seen very many people in the last 30 years do the biennial switch from regular tires to snow tires, until I moved from the Philadelphia area to the Hershey, PA area, when I noticed that a lot of the rednecks here (it’s like a 50-year time warp here) put studded snow tires on their cars and trucks. Studs are legal from November 1 to April 15 in PA.

  7. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, almost 2 years ago

    @whmIII

    Maybe you mean “Btfsplk”? (Al Capp)

  8. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 2 years ago

    @runar

    I taught my kids how to drive. I must have done a good job as they are better drivers than I am. When they were learning, and had a good grasp of driving in traffic, I did the same thing, took them to an empty parking lot and had them practice braking and turning in the snow. I then got behind the wheel and spun a few donuts in the snow. I told them to drive as I say, not as I do. Also, don’t tell mom.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    In “Bimmer” magazine they swear by snow tires that are not worn out or anything. They say electronic stability control combined with snow tires make it possible to drive a rear-drive car safely in snow. I think Consumer Reports also says the same thing.

  10. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gator007

    I name them every year. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to print those names. :)

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