The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 21 hours ago

    Let’s see you worm your way out this.
    (cutting a worm in half doesn’t actually give you two … you get one injured one and one dead part. The injured one might regenerate, the other part just dies)

  2. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, about 20 hours ago

    Get the tape.

  3. jreckard

    jreckard said, about 17 hours ago

    Scott cleaned up the Mom’s response – the original was a bit earthier.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 14 hours ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    No, you get one dead worm after a while.

  5. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 13 hours ago

    Comes from vague memories of high school biology discussions of the planarian flatworm. The planarian can indeed be cut in two and regenerate into two complete worms. It can be cut across, split down the middle, or even have a tiny piece cut away, and both parts will grow into a whole worm.

  6. Bill Koenig

    Bill Koenig said, about 12 hours ago

    @MeGoNow

    Earthworms are the same. Cut em in two, get two for your money.

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Mom was finally right about something.

  8. PointyHairedEE

    PointyHairedEE said, about 11 hours ago

    In a fishing boat, you use your thumbnail. Then clean up by washing the dinner dishes.

  9. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    Running with scissors? I always thot that was some kind of gang reference.

  10. Marblemouth

    Marblemouth said, about 9 hours ago

    @MeGoNow

    You sure wouldn’t dare run them through a blender—you would end up with jillions of them.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 9 hours ago

    Bill Koenig
    No it won’t. The part with the girdle (the unsegmented part) might survive, the rest won’t. As MeGoNow correctly pointed out, planaria have this ability, but they are a totally different phyla. The girdle contains the hearts and reproductive organs (both, but they cannot self-fertilize).

  12. patlaborvi

    patlaborvi said, about 8 hours ago

    I remember reading a novel where the main charicter was missing an eye. Every time someone asked him how he lost his eye he’d give them a different story, one time he lost it in a bar fight, another time he lost it fighting pirates. At the end of the novel he proposed to the woman he loved and she agreed to marry him, provided he told her how he really lost his eye. with an embarrassed he said, “you know how mothers are always telling their sons not to play with a pointed stick because they could poke their eye out?” She looked at him and said, “No.” "Yes, I’m living proof that mothers are right.
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  13. Marblemouth

    Marblemouth said, about 7 hours ago

    @patlaborvi

    At least is wasn’t from a Red Rider BB Gun. Of course that might have sounded better if it had been shot by one of them pirates.

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