The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. farflungfloyd

    farflungfloyd said, over 2 years ago

    I’m lost. Someone explain this one to me…

  2. afficionado

    afficionado said, over 2 years ago

    mind not in gear yet can’t get the joke

  3. mjm313

    mjm313 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If Finkleman had insisted that they WERE in a row, that would have been a canard.

  4. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, over 2 years ago

    Get your “ducks in a row” is an expression used to tell someone to get organized. Finkleman thought he said, “Get your ducks in a roll”.

    Don’t thank me. Just buy the mug, or the tee shirt.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oh…. I guess that’s it, Richard and Dogsniff.


    I’d thought maybe he’d heard “roux”…. but that’s not a roux… and it rhymes with threw, not row, anyway.

    or a “dough?”
    But who could take “row” for “dough”?

  6. mickjam

    mickjam said, over 2 years ago

    @Dogsniff

    If that’s the joke (and I’m not convinced it is), pretty damned lame.

  7. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago

    The ducks are in rolls, so……

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    Since most of us don’t pay to see these comics, I see no reason to complain.

  9. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, over 2 years ago

    @mickjam: I’ll admit it may not be one of his better ones, but I don’t know anyone that can produce masterpieces on a daily basis. Not even me, but on this one I’m correct little buddy. I don’t know (or care) which part of it you doubt, but like Susan Sunshine pointed out, Richard S Russell also sees it.
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    I assume you’re not a regular reader (seventeen comments in 4 years was my first clue). I read this one daily, and that helps when they’re tough to “get”. This is hardly the first one that made us feel stupid. And then there’s Brevity.

  10. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t think this strip is such a lame duck, even if it did fail to quack up a few people.

  11. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 2 years ago

    No, see Finkleman thought he meant row (rhymes with cow) and soon those those baby mallards were squab-bling so bad that they wound up in a stew which, of course, calls for rolls so …
    Yeah, that’s what happened.

  12. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There’s no ducking the boss. Well at least he didn’t put the ducks on a rope.


    I thought this strip was funny, but then I’ve heard the expression before.

  13. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, over 2 years ago

    … spent most of my working life in kitchens and still had to think about this one.
    LOVED it because it’ s[#1] silly and #2 … I worked with THAT GUY in the kitchen!

  14. Mandu

    Mandu said, over 2 years ago

    I read this comic every day but seldom comment. I always think its funny. I bought Argyle Sweater books for myself and for gifts. I giggled at this today and was surprised people didn’t understand it. I agree with Dogsniff, keep the negative comments to yourself.

  15. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I betcha those rolls are feather-light!

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