Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for August 06, 2021

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    Tyge Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I love the red end of the cigar in panel 1.

    P.S. I Jimmy J signaling the demise of Gus???

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    Da'Dad  over 2 years ago

    Time is a slippery thing. You think you’re paying attention and then you hear how many Yankee and White Sox players were not born when Field of Dreams premiered.

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    The arrow of time can not be turned. But if it could be turned would you want to live your life over again with the knowledge you have now? Would it be better or worse? For certainly, your path would not be the same.

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    annefackler61  over 2 years ago

    Regrets…I’ve had a fewBut then again too few to mention. Ole Blue Eyes.

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    jarvisloop  over 2 years ago

    I used to read Jimmy’s blog exclusively, and I noticed that several of the posters disappeared over the years, never to return.

    I am seeing the same occurrence here.

    In sum, each of us can say, “Je suis Gus.”

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    Dani Rice  over 2 years ago

    Tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us.

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    Walkdad2 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    On a technical note, I love how JJ and the colorist captured the glow of the cigar in the first panel.

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    Michael G.  over 2 years ago

    Have another cigar, guy. “Tomorrow Never Knows” – St. John-of-The-Dakota, c. 1966

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    KrisThulinWise  over 2 years ago

    I hope to God it’s Gus suggesting to Arlo that he and Janis just freaking leave a house where they apparently don’t have any life (job, friends, church, clubs, friendly neighbors, etc), and move by their damn kids, because time is running out and they only have one kid!

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    raybarb44  over 2 years ago

    Can’t do anything about that last thing. Best advice though would be to use it whatever you have left wisely…..

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    wsrutherford  over 2 years ago

    I thought Gus had remarried,and Mary Lou has a stepmother?? What happen to her? Refresh my memory!

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    locake  over 2 years ago

    Smoking cigars will only shorten his time. And make him smell awful!

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    christelisbetty  over 2 years ago

    If you get to a certain age, especially if you have any health problems, you start to wonder what will happen when your gone. It’s why people write wills.

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    bevgreyjones  over 2 years ago

    Gene and MaryLou get to choose how to live their lives, Gus. I hope he isn’t going to try to bribe her into starting a bigger restaurant.

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    Rayonriver  over 2 years ago

    I had the opposite take. Let them live their lives. His relationship with them is more important.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 2 years ago

    The older you are the closer natural death is.

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    COL Crash  over 2 years ago

    Don’t worry about how little Time you have left Gus. Fully enjoy whatever you have left for as long as you can.

    Let retirement be your Second Childhood. Only now you have the resources and freedom to do what you want, without having to let anyone tell you not to.

    The only thing holding you down is the pain you carry from all those mistakes of your foolish youth.

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    cabalonrye  over 2 years ago

    Which is why Mary Lou forced Gus to stop working, because he was going to die on the job very quickly. At least that earned him a few more years, but you can’t repair years of hard work and the IOY you gave your body are coming back to roost.

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    ajakimber425  over 2 years ago

    Now, why do I get the feeling Gus is hiding something?

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