Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for December 22, 2010

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    comicgos  over 11 years ago

    I was wondering why my parents said they never got gifts from Santa when they were kids!

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    rayannina  over 11 years ago

    It was even worse when he tried using wolves …

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    pouncingtiger  over 11 years ago

    Turtles or skunks?

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    thirdguy  over 11 years ago

    you would be lucky to train a cat to sit on your shoulder, much less……….

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    gjsjr41  over 11 years ago

    Hey, is that Pauly in the harness?

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    mirthiful  over 11 years ago

    That’s a purrrrfectly awful idea.

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    Destiny23  over 11 years ago

    Reminds me of a VW ad running in the paper: A dog sled has three sled dogs and one cat hitched to it. The cat is of course sitting down licking itself. The caption is, “Use only genuine VW replacement parts!”

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    Colt9033  over 11 years ago

    He needed to use more catnip, it would gotten them flying.

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Freya could have given him some tips on how to harness cats to a chariot. Or sleigh.

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    Sandfan  over 11 years ago

    Led by Priscilla, The Pink Nosed Persian.

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    autumnfire1957  over 11 years ago

    Pauly would never allow himself to be picked up for this. He’s more clued in to keeping Capt. Ed above water.

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    ToKool  over 11 years ago

    hi im new

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    pbarnrob  over 11 years ago

    And the near lead cat is apparently making a commentary of his own.

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    Potrzebie  over 11 years ago

    I assume that these aren’t the Alien cats that abducted Cpn Eddie.

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    Trebor39  over 11 years ago

    I’ve seen CATs working heavy construction and road work.

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    ImaginaryFriend  over 11 years ago

    Just think if he needed elephants!

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    prrdh  over 11 years ago

    You could dangle a mouse on a pole in front of the cats, like the rabbit in greyhound races, but the ride would be awfully jerky: cats don’t course, they pounce.

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    puddleglum1066  over 11 years ago

    Santa’s problem is that he forgot to strap the buttered toast to the cats’ backs. If he did that, the cats would instantly levitate, because (as we all know) cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands butter side down.

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    ottomaeshun  over 11 years ago

    Stop puss-footing around.

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    cleokaya  over 11 years ago

    Suddenly a flashlight beam flickered from wall to wall and a frenzy of activity sent Santa on a wild ride around the room.

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    ZorkArg  over 11 years ago

    Santa - you ever try to herd cats? Stick to caribou…

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    yohannbiimu  over 11 years ago

    Cat-hate…comics like this should be banned…

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    GreenBikeGuy  over 11 years ago

    Thank goodness he didn’t try pigeons!

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    Wiley creator over 11 years ago

    Oh, I really hope you’re kidding, yohannbiimu.

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    gedias  over 11 years ago

    I was kind of looking forward to a Danae and Santa Christmas mini-series this year, as Wiley has done some really memorable ones in the past. One that sticks out, when an elf checks out the Naughty list - “Oh, you’re THAT Danae.”

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    starbase502  over 11 years ago

    That looks like a scene from Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny. (Google it). (If you want to really laugh your #$% off download it from

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    treered  over 11 years ago

    how did he ever get that many cats in one place at one time? great toon! LOL!

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    whitecarabao  over 11 years ago

    The mouse trick doesn’t always work.

    One evening while we were watching TV in the living room a mouse strolled across the floor right in front of my cat, “Junior,” who was in a “Sphynx” position in the middle of the floor. Instead of going after the mouse, Junior folded his paws under his chest to make way for the mouse (Yes, the mouse was that close to Junior’s nose). It was a scene worthy of Garfield and his mouse-friends.

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    Iwa Iniki Premium Member over 11 years ago

    If reindeer fly, why can’t cats?

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    GeraldTarrant  over 11 years ago

    Reminds me of a quote I read once “Cats are smarter than dogs…You can’t get 8 cats to pull a sled through the snow.”

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    Thomas R. Williams  over 11 years ago

    This calls to mind Brooke McEldowney’s little 9 Chickweed Lane jape about Christmas–or perhaps ‘twas only the Iditarod– in July ‘04.

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    Spyderred  over 11 years ago

    The cartoon was great, and the comments terrific. What a group! Nebulous’ mention of Freya was learned and funny. Reminds me of why I put up with the popup ads.

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    chromosome Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I know where he got the cats… “”

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    Terrence Gabriel Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Reminds me of the funniest commercial of all time. The one featuring the cat herders. Don’t remember the product but the commercial was one of the immortals.

    My little 3-D brane sees this one in technicolor and panavision and all the other superlatives and it is




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    rowena28 Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Santa was never this dumb, LOL.

    @Gerald: As an Alaskan Malamute owner, I can assure you that the dogs enjoy pulling the sled. In fact, it’s stopping them that is usually the problem….

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    keechum  over 11 years ago

    Merry Christmas to you and yours…

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    Wiley creator over 11 years ago

    “Don’t remember the product but the commercial was one of the immortals.”

    Every advertising executive will tell that your not being able to remember the product, just the commercial, makes the ad a failure.

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    They’re more likely to get the sled to our troops in the “sand box”– so might be the right choice this year?

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    reynard61  over 11 years ago

    This reminds me of a “Bizarro” cartoon some years ago that had a similar premise, and one of the cats was saying “We’ll get there when we get there…”

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    Biltil Premium Member over 11 years ago

    All Santa needs to do is turn on a vacuum cleaner and those cats will fly…

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    x_Tech  over 11 years ago

    Does Santa refer to the port side reindeer (or cats) as the “Left Wing” and the starboard as the “Right Wing”?

    Sorry Wiley, just couldn’t resist.

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    rockngolfer  over 11 years ago

    While we are telling cat stories: Jam, pictured at left has learned to open the bi-fold closet doors. Then she hides for hours. I put an 8 lb. dumbell in front of the door, but then I have to move it, so I gave up.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 11 years ago

    “Don’t remember the product but the commercial was one of the immortals.”

    I don’t remember the name of the company either, and I worked for them for a few weeks as a temp worker. The company processed checks, back when more people wrote them.

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    bobpeters61  over 11 years ago

    So that’s how he got all over the entire world in one night… except for where he was trying to go in the first place.

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    jasx  over 11 years ago

    Wiley, love your dry humor.

    By the way, is that front (sorry, lead) cat making a Cat’s Cradle?? (I imagine that Mr Miller has that kind of humor & would have the subtlety to include it : )

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    CaptXpendable  over 11 years ago

    Biltil said: “All Santa needs to do is turn on a vacuum cleaner and those cats will fly…”

    That’s true, the problem is getting them all to fly in the same direction.

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    MrsCalabash  over 11 years ago

    Here’s the link for that cat herding commercial

    Simon’s Cat has new Cmas clip too. LMBO !!!

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    pouncingtiger  over 11 years ago

    What a cat-astrophy!

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  52. Cathy aack  over 11 years ago

    Who ever remembers any of the commercial products? – I sure don’t (and don’t want to). They are totally wasted on me.

    Thanx for the link MrsCalabash – That’s so neat!!

    Our 8-month old declawed kitten sent my husband to the ER with so many wounds and so much blood they couldn’t believe it when he came in. The cat had gotten trapped, we rescued him, and he was just showing his appreciation for all our efforts.

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    bobpeters61  over 11 years ago

    I’m also reminded of a SNL skit in which seeing-eye dogs were replaced with seeing-eye cats. The most memorable image was the blind person walking the top of a fence.

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