The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Forget Idol, bring back The Gong Show.

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    Nancy Sinatra “These Boots are Made for Walkin’”

    2 Minutes 40 Seconds (Ah for the days of mini-skirts, and women’s legs!)

  3. Bilan

    Bilan said, about 3 years ago

    Forget Nancy Sinatra, he should try some sole music.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    At least he’s well heeled. He wasn’t a shoe-in after all.

  5. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 3 years ago


    I’ll third that!

  6. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 3 years ago

    Flat feet might have gotten you out of thr Big One and I don’t know about the police academy, but they didn’t do a lot for you in ’66-69. Besides, American Idol will take ANYBODY.

  7. jreckard

    jreckard said, about 3 years ago

    And he’s a sharp dresser.

  8. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Simon Cowell is now his arch-enemy.

    Maybe lifts would help?

  9. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The song for a generation of us Vietnam Vets.
    Nancy will always be in our hearts.
    Jane Fonda on the bottom of our boots like crap.
    It means exactly what it means.
    “These boots were made for walking
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of the days these boots are gonna walk all over you.”
    It may take awhile but WE will walk over you eventually.
    Every Vet here knows that.

  10. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 3 years ago

    I was unaware until now, that the army and the police academy even audition feet.

  11. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Back years ago they would.
    And there were so many tricks used to avoid getting picked.
    I remember hearing draftees back in 72 talk about how many times they would jump down from a ladder trying to get flat feet.
    Had one drag a dog leash with an empty collar. Trying for Psych eval out. They took him and his “dog”. Best one was a dude who put chunky peanut butter between his butt cheeks. When they came by to do the grab your cheeks and bend over examination, the doctor walked by shouting “What the hell is that?” The dude grabbed a finger full stuffing it in his mouth saying “Tastes like s..t sir!!” He was out of line so fast and was smiling all the way.
    Like the book….
    They were the best of times, they were the worse of times.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Veteran: Even when valid, it was no excuse. Eye chart: [me, truthfully] “The top letter is E, because it always is, but I really can’t see it.” They declared me fit despite bottle-bottom glasses just two stages short of needing a dog. I took my legal deferments like a chicken hawk, even though I am neither.

  13. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I know,
    I just remember all those attempting to avoid the draft.
    No ill will meant to anyone.
    I would have taken the college deferment but Tricky Dick Nixon did away with them all. So I took my chances like everyone else. First Lottery number 1 but still in High School got deferred. Second Lottery now in first semester UofMaryland. Number 10.
    Walked the Walk and took the oath.
    The writing on the wall was in big letters, no glasses required.
    The path was chosen for us all along time ago. We walk it regardless of where it takes us.
    Hey we needed folks like you back home to take care of the homefront.
    With all respect.

  14. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    That is what I did.
    Better to chose than be chosen.
    Funny part is we looked like the Wildebeests in Africa crossing the river with the Crocodile.
    The Recruitment Centers were all across the street US Hwy 1 at the U of Maryland Campus. While we sat in the Student U building watching the LIVE drawings on TV as numbers would call some would get up and leave looking dejected. Soon there was a procession all heading for the Center. But the roadway was like the river it caused many to hesitate while the Recruiters walked back and forth like primeval predators looking for the unsuspecting prey. As we would cross here they would come….join this join that…we will guarantee this and that. I edged it out coming in from the flanks. I had my plan which was FLIGHT anything to do with aircraft.
    1. Knew better than to talk to the Marines (I love them to all get out) but they are just too crazy for me.
    2. The Air Force was taking no one. Not interested unless you had a degree. Pilots were at a all time loss over in Nam.
    3. The Navy wanted to stick me in a Sub. I wanted Aircraft even carrier deck duty but they wanted me (at 200 plus pounds) in a Sub. My dad was a Merchant Seaman in WWII in those convoys. He warned me it is an awful long way to walk across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
    4. Never even considered the Guard. National or Coast.
    5. Left the Army. They were great Helicopter Repairman. Fix’em and fly in’em.
    Signed up.
    Day I reported good news…….no longer needed as Helicopter repairman……63F20 Recovery specialist. A wrecker driver. To late to back out and was not going to anyway.
    Basic training was found I had a unique ability which ended up with me volunteering for Special Ops duty over in Nam. Covert, behind lines stuff only now coming to light we were even doing that.
    All done with that sent to Alaska as the “wrecker” driver. Took command of the Recovery unit at Fort Greeley Arctic Test Center. Two big 5 ton trucks M548 and M816 and one M-88 tank retriever. The M-88 was mine. Two years never tossed the tracks or broke down.
    Recovered all and never lost one.

  15. DoodleDaysComics

    DoodleDaysComics said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a little pitchy, dawg.

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