Wide Open by Rich Powell

Wide Open

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    CD-ROMs don’t burn well. Use a wood chipper.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So sad…

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Summer of ‘67. I was 12, and moved from Ewa Beach to Hickam AFB. I went from playing around the house to having access to all the facilities on the base, and the bus to Honolulu. Back then no one thought twice about a 12 year old spending the day out in public alone. I’d spend the whole day around Waikiki/Ft. DeRussy beach. Or I could just walk over to Pearl Harbor, past the sub docks, and race slot cars.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    Tbh I was thinking more in the line of some over protective people telling kids they shouldn´t imagine it being “violent” objects like guns.

  5. Ryan (Say what now?!)

    Ryan (Say what now?!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In Maryland, a boy was suspended because he used his finger as a gun.

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ryan (Say what now?!)

    oooo, you said GUN. I’m offended.

  7. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Watch out Rich. Advocating people quit stifling their or worse yet children’s imaginations is darn near heresy these days.

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    Why that could lead to all sorts of unnatural things.
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    After developing imagination they might, gasp, start thinking for them selves. If they start thinking for themselves, who knows, they might actually quit being so complacent about the way our government is handling things.
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    And then, oh it’s almost too horrible to think about, they might discover the writings of our founding fathers.
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    Can you just imagine someone reading Jefferson? When the people are afraid of the government, that is tyranny. When the government is afraid of the people, that is liberty.
    Why that’s just out and out a seditious kind of thinking, these days. Can’t have that now can we?
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    It’s a slippery slope you’re standing on Rich.

  8. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Confession: I used to work on computer games. Forgive me. On the upside, they were adventure games…nothing like you see nowadays: Handpainted backgrounds and hand-drawn animation back then. Those were the days! I also used to shoot at stuff in the Marines. I had lots of practice with my stick…but. I’m a Lover, not a Fighter!

  9. princevaliant

    princevaliant GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I have always enjoyed your drawings; your characters are great. Yeah, its the smart phones that are making our imagination go soft. Our pastor is always admonishing all of us to go outside and look at nature, it’s the best game in town.

  10. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Thy clod and they stick no longer comfort me. Or something like that.

  11. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 1 year ago

    It is sad, but if a boy would try to do a “Groucho” impersonation with the pretzel stick now days, children protection services would probably step in, take the child away from his parents and place him in foster care, and charge the parents with child abuse.

  12. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rich Powell

    You did Redneck Rampage? Cool.

  13. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 1 year ago

    @thebird55

    1962-64: Keehi Lagoon, with swimming and sailing was closer. But, you could bicycle anywhere good in a half-hour or less

  14. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, over 1 year ago

    When he was in kindergarten, my nephew got sent to the principal’s office for bending out the end of a paper clip and pretending it was a gun. The principal threatened to call the cops on him. Needless to say, he changed schools very soon afterwards.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A paperclip even when bent, makes a lousy gun. Some teachers and schools are really dumb. play in the dirt and get messy. it’s more fun than computer games anyway.

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