The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, almost 3 years ago

    MEEP! MEEP! Way to go, 440RoadRunner!

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    I know the feeling. As a self-taught reader at age 3, I was reading at a college-age level by elementary school age. My school didn’t have the books that I needed to learn!
    Back in 1967, I surprised my mom at age 3 while we were riding around Warminster, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, by saying that the “M” in the Acme supermarket (now a sister to Albertsons) sign was missing. I also pointed out a street sign, not knowing that “Dr.” also meant “Drive,” saying, “Mom, there’s ‘Cheryl Doctor’.”
    Ironically, I would move to that very same street 21 years later, and I lived there for 18 years!

  3. charlenelin1201

    charlenelin1201 said, almost 3 years ago

    How true. No one ever cares, not my bosses for sure, if I read at whatever grade, how I scored in my history, math and so forth.

  4. grahambhg

    grahambhg said, almost 3 years ago

    i could read at a second grade level BEFORE entering kindergarten. My teachers were p.o.’d at my mom for doing their jobs.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 3 years ago

    Same here. I did a book report on The Shining (my dad is a huge Stephen King fan) in 3rd grade. And on Dune in 2nd grade :) My teachers at least let me do my own thing through middle school when it came to reading.

  6. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, I was at or below my grade level, until my grandmother took me to the library with her to get her weekly armeload of love stories (educational! they were about doctors and nurses!). She told me to find something I liked. I found Nancy Drew and Walter Farley’s ‘the Black Stallion’. Soon, as a 9th grader, I was reading at 11th grade level.

    After I joined the U.S.A.F., I became interested in Science Fiction, Asimov, and Fantasy, Piers Anthony.

    Too bad I never did anything with my higher reading level except entertain myself. But, it’s better than running up the credit card bills with makeup and shoes!

  7. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 3 years ago

    One year our class HAD to read Great Expectations, no matter what level your reading skills were, we all reached the consensus that we would never read another book by Dickens.

  8. guswild

    guswild said, almost 3 years ago

    I got you all beat. I read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich before I even came down the chute. That is before I was born for those who don’t understand that.


    RUBBER DUCKY said, almost 3 years ago

    i read a book…….once….

  10. Nikonclicker

    Nikonclicker said, almost 3 years ago

    I excel looking at pictures! Got big eyes!

  11. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh yeah? Well, when I was in kindergarten, Einstein asked for my help with his math in his relativity equations, so there!

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    My public school didn’t value reading at all. They were crazy about sports though. A friend of mine graduated high school not knowing how to read.

  13. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Yep… that just about sims up all the problems the US has.
    We’re doomed…

  14. Countrysinger1951

    Countrysinger1951 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was reading on the 12th grade level by the 5th grade…..and by the time I was in the 12th grade I think I had “progressed” to the 5th grade level………… :)

  15. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, over 2 years ago


    I don’t want to know…

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