Wide Open by Rich Powell

Wide Open

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    So, basically, rain runoff from asphalt.

  2. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 2 years ago

    Someone please explain “Sweet Tea” to this New England Yankee.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    Colored sugar water with infinite refills. Has the same appeal as grits and rock biscuits.

  4. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Take two sips and they’re at you with a refill. Can’t explain it, Johnny. It’s so damned sweet it makes your teeth hurt. If you want it without sugar, you have to ask for “unsweet” tea.

  5. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Note: the Flintstone mobile

  6. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    Swee’tea is a deliciously refreshing cold tea, with the consistency of syrup (due to the cup of sugar per half gallon), which when poured over the requisite number of ice cubes (please, NOT crushed), soothes one’s parched throat and dries off a dewy forehead from the scorching heat of a Southern afternoon. In Southern restaurants the waitress will refill your glass when it is only half empty from the time you enter to the time you leave. You must specify unsweet tea if you prefer it; it is a given if you order iced tea, it will be sweet.

  7. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    and, BTW, due to my diabetes, I am no longer allowed to drink the heavenly elixir, and I haven’t found a suitable substitute sweetener yet.

  8. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 2 years ago

    @Rich Powell

    If you want it without sugar, you have to ask for “unsweet” tea.

    I can understand that. I’m originally from the West Coast and moved to Boston in 1973. The first day I visited a deli where I ordered a “cup of coffee.”

    I was asked, “Coffee regular?” and knowing I take my coffee black I said, “Yes, regular.”

    I got coffee with cream and sugar. From now on I order, “Coffee Black.”

  9. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    Americans are wonderfully, consistently weird.

  10. starlilies

    starlilies said, about 2 years ago

    Living up north, I found that they love sweet tea. Living down south, they love unsweetened tea. But you still have to ask if it’s sweetened or not! Sometimes sweet tea tastes just like unsweetened tea with added suger – which is NOT the same as regular sweet tea! I just stick with water….

  11. BonitaV

    BonitaV GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Sweet tea… the house wine of the South.

  12. mvw

    mvw said, about 2 years ago

    Sweet tea, the #1 beverage of the south and the #1 reason that beer is the #2 beverage.

  13. WallFlower05

    WallFlower05 said, about 2 years ago

    @starlilies

    What part of the North and South did you visit? The GA/TN area LOVES Sweet Tea- it is what we live off of. My Dad’s family up North (WI area) drinks hardly any tea.

  14. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    I take my coffee like my women, plain.

  15. Odin

    Odin GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Green Septic Sludge

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