Andy Capp by Reg Smythe for May 20, 2013

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 11 years ago

    What’s a hod carrier? I also don’t understand misfortune about the bricks. Thanks in advance for telling me, whoever responds.

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    edclectic  about 11 years ago

    NOT another brick in the wall…

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    The_Uncle  about 11 years ago

    A hod is a 3-sided box, usually mounted on a long pole and carried over the shoulder. Used in the building industry for carrying bricks and/or mortar.Wikipedia has an excellent explanation at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_hod

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago

    Anybody else reminded of Walt Stack, the Legend of Dipsea? . . . He carried Sand and likely lots of other stuff.

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    edclectic  about 11 years ago
    “We’re in trouble, Dobe.” But he was still smarter than Gilligan.
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    Herb Thiel Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Andy could have been competition for Tim Finnegan.

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    Sandfan  about 11 years ago

    It wasn’t just the bricks that made him quit…

    Andy would have gotten another job, but the people responsible for helping him were totally incompetent…

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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    Our Guy in Boulder Says:Done Sunday night:

    You’re replying to Number Three:

    I’m pleased that you don’t have to do a steady diet on the chemicals. I have been outside a good deal today. Did some weeding and a little more cleanup. Spent a goodly amount of time with the garden, mostly with the water lines. The new components look like they are going to be satisfactory. I hope to have it all together with seeds in the ground by Monday evening.

    When I was weeding by the fence the neighbor, Phil, stepped up and said hi. He returned a couple of jars that I had left with him last fall with my homemade salsa. I make it with mine and Joe’s tomatoes. He (Phil) is getting solar panels installed on the roof and talked about it. Shortly after we broke “Puppy Dog” came around to my side. A rare time that we get together without fence metal between us. She had a mouthful of her trademark tennis ball; the one I throw in our usual meeting spot. Not so warm today but tolerable. I caught an episode of “Still Game” before answering this. se6-e4. Today was good and may Monday smile bright sunniness on you ! .Classy “Cap” stunt, Number Six !Nice “nails”, bev !Glad you got your balance, John P., and I’m pullin’ for ya too, Six !  I seem to be extra quiet and ‘invisible’ in public unless I’m in familiar surroundings. Sorry about your breached confidentiality, Chalkie. I’m more or less transparent when dealing with po-liss. so, they either appreciate upfront or think i’m Looonee, which is okay with me. I still get the checks. Pride !  Whut th’ hell iz pride ?

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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    Moanday Hugs ((((((( CAPPERS ! )))))))

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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    Da Dude that Goatkomix Banned further says:Done very early Monday:

    Number Six said, 24 wood shavings ago

    The Bloodhounds #6 …..

    From that she would deduce that he’s a beaver or a termite with a very creative G.I. tract. I laughed aloud at this one. Good that there was nobody present to wonder if I lost another brick… er.. marble. .Since we already have sum gud splainin’ on the hod I wont have to add.. Nerf bricks wouldn’t weigh that much..Saw a baroke Chawk-ee at Monty. Sedgie and Jarvis are two of my favorite characters; same as Moonie and the bird; and the robot and the vacuum cleaner. You’re in worse shape than I thought…………poor guy.
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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    By the way Number 6 That Bloodhounds (number 6 by Number 6…lol …I thought that was great!) was your BEST one to date, at least in my not so humble opinion…@ SandfanThank you for the classics!

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    alleyoops Premium Member about 11 years ago

    If Andy’s hod held cans od beer instead of bricks it would be getting lighter by the minute.

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    pawpawbear  about 11 years ago

    Thanks Gweedo. I hope Six can find his balance. And I ain’t proud either.

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago

    @Qwee-dough Murray

    Thanks; the real sad part is this was instigated by a Capper; One calling themselves a Christian, even. Their lies have mi facing possible eviction, just over a chance to bloat One’s ego. Funny thing is, They are ashamed to admit It!

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    Number Three  about 11 years ago

    Oooh… Nasty!

    xxx

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago
    cessna172 said, “Most hoddys rarely carry bricks by hand, they use forklifts with extendable booms.”

    Certainly; but there is still need for a specific Hoddy called a Hod Carrier.

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago

    Andy at Work

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    Godfreydaniel  about 11 years ago

    @Number SixBoth your comment about the “SPIRIT” level and your Bloodhounds were funnier than today’s Andy! @beviekThere were a lot of power lines downed around town but I didn’t have any damage. I actually met Bob Denver years ago when he, Russell Johnson, and Dawn Wells came to town for a meet-and-greet. In fact I have a picture of me posing with them. (Nobody has really lived who hasn’t posed for a picture with Gilligan, the Professor, and Mary Ann…..) Maybe I can dig that up and post it instead of me posing with an Andy cap down over my eyes. (I don’t like to close my eyes in the daytime, what with all the enemies I make……….)

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago

    I’d possibly have never heard the term ‘Hod Carrier’ if not for Runner’s World Magazine [lifetime sub.] and the articles on Walt Stack. He was one of the slowest Runners, ever, but always finished; always had a Smile and something nice to sai. Not a ‘hero’ per se but a “Will Rogers” type certainly. Respected and admired for just being Walt.

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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    You know who from the Red Rocks State says:

    You’re welcome, John P.. .@alleyoopsIf Andy was a hophead his hod would go up in smoke !.Great hod carry pic, Chalkie. Say hello to eldo/steve for me. .You drove those nails home with a big hammer, B.I saw probably most or all the Gilligan’s show but maybe only a bit and pieces of that Dobe show. I thought it looked promising. They reran Leave It To Beaver add infinity where I growed up, but not the other one. The “Beev” was a good show as was Andy Griffith.

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    Chalkeye  about 11 years ago

    I’m a year shy of Qwee-dough so i remember less, but i seem to recall the Titular Character ‘broke walls’ and announced His intentions to the audience. Zat so, anyone?!?

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    Number Three  about 11 years ago

    @Gweedo Murray

    Glad you were ‘reunited’ with Puppy Dog! Dogs seem to like me also as they run over to me if not on their leader so I can pet them.

    I hope Phil gets his solar panels very soon. How long does it take to install them?

    I think I’ve only saw a few clips of ‘Still Game’ on Youtube but I remember laughing at it.

    It wasn’t sunny today… It was a lot worse yesterday though as it was raining heavily and was foggy too.

    I hope your day went well.

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    Linda Solomon  about 11 years ago

    ? is there even such a thing a ’Hippy Writer?!?One of the best on the whole Counter-Culture experience is:The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe, about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters

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    Chalkeye  almost 11 years ago

    It has been too long, but every time I’ve visited “The City” i ’pay my respects at City Light Bookstore, and Jack Kerouac Alley [off Columbus] [aal 11 feet of-It.

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    Chalkeye  almost 11 years ago

    I do wish Tony and others wouldn’t let ‘Mademoiselle Diablo’ get Their Goat. I don’t feel good about that happening; sure don’t wish to add-to, but It’s part of the spectacle. I’m willing to “pan” the next appearance, and if we aal follow suit, “It” will be but a blip and not a blot. Is that a good idea: just ignore/not mention?

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