Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen for October 07, 2022

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    oldpine52  6 months ago

    Herb needs new glasses.

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    BigBoy  6 months ago

    Herb thinks that’s R2D2

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 6 months ago

    When he finally gets to work, he has several conversations with his desk, chair and a long one with his computer. His boss, old Mr. Karumpfelder is about ready to have the final conversation with him. Third job this month.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    “… I have a hat just like that.” … (feels head) … “I had a hat just like that.”

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    It’s probably a good thing that Herb is going so slowly – he might actually be sober by the time he finally gets to work.

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    Yippee! I get to be the first one to say it. . .

    “I’m plugging along.”

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    seanfear  6 months ago

    this is one VERY lonely man

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    a saint  6 months ago

    “Remember”, continues Herb, “It’s important to stay hydrated…”

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 6 months ago

    I think Herb knows perfectly well that he put his own hat on that hydrant!

    He’s a playful, friendly fellow, in the true spirit of Ballard street… and a darn nice guy.

    Nothing wrong with that!


    Who says he’s late to work?

    Maybe he leaves home at seven, to have time to talk to the hydrants, play with the dogs, and sing with the birdies…

    Oh yeah… And smell the roses.


    This isn’t Chicago or Kansas City or Manhattan…

    Well, true, Ballard Street runs through all of them, and through your neighborhood too.

    But we escape from the rules we live with, and from negativity and judgement, by taking a happy walk down these sidewalks instead.


    Enjoy the zany antics of your Ballard street neighbors, both the humans in the forums and the toons in the strips: human, canine, simian and otherwise.

    Instead of labeling them, UN-label yourself…

    Instead of judging them…

    breathe in the heady air of freedom.
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    morningglory61 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Poor Herb, he’s been a middle school teacher too long.

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    ChessPirate  6 months ago

    “Hey, where’s the fire, buddy?”

    “Oh, I’m in one of my Jekyll and Hydrant moods…”

    “Ready to gush at any moment…”

    “Say, have you seen my Stream?”

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Herb is stubborn….he wants an answer!

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    I’m amazed he ever makes it back home. :)

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 6 months ago

    So many friends.. not enough time.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 6 months ago

    It’s because he keeps losing his hat.

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    Shikamoo Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m under a lot of pressure!

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    rhpii  6 months ago

    Is that you Mueller?

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