Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for August 23, 2011


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    pouncingtiger  almost 9 years ago

    The second bear is thinking, “M-m-m-m. They probably taste like chicken.”

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    kreole  almost 9 years ago

    Uh oh, the bears are learning people plannings………….

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    palos  almost 9 years ago

    In the background is Acme’s prototype skinniest tent for two.

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    moderation1185  almost 9 years ago

    Can we please avoid the political nonsense. This is clearly not a political strip.

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    John Davis  almost 9 years ago

    Bears at the Harvest.

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    vwdualnomand  almost 9 years ago

    isn’t that the plot of planet of the apes. or, recent marvel comics.

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    GROG Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Thinning the human herd or the hot dog herd? Or both?

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    tripwire45  almost 9 years ago

    Thinning the human herd is what invading alien armies are for. The flying saucers will start to land in five minutes.

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    ImaginaryFriend  almost 9 years ago

    Heck, this could be a political or even a racial strip: These two black bears come upon these two white dudes…

    but I agree, it is nothing more than funny.

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    psychlady  almost 9 years ago

    Sometimes it’s hard to tell the people from the animals.

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    Superfrog  almost 9 years ago

    I guess today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

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    Rog22  almost 9 years ago

    According to early historians that talked to cannibals, people do taste like pork and in some places that meal was referred to as “long pig”!

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    Sandfan  almost 9 years ago

    Camping out and cooking in bear country is de facto proof that you’re the part of the herd that needs to be thinned.

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    puddleglum1066  almost 9 years ago

    History says we’ve been pretty good at thinning our herds without any help from bears.

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    pawpawbear  almost 9 years ago

    Ok, it is not political. However, it wierdly echoes what the “Bilderbergers” and the “Illuminati” are said to be planning for the “common” people of this world

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    lewisbower  almost 9 years ago

    God has always sent a plague or war to thin us out. 6 billion going rapidly to 8. Hey God, you listening?A modern man lives 4 generations. If a modern couple reproduces themselves with two more, ah heck, here’s my slide rule. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 does not equal two. Now multiply by 3 billions, drop the wars, and carry the 4 child families. Is that eleventeen or umpteen billion? Who are your grandchildren going to eat in 40 years? Amd think, you will still be here to watch them

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    defunctdoormat Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I’m reminded of an old favorite Far Side comic, in which a few deer are out hunting (with rifles) in an urban office space. Bambi bags a good one! And there’s a comment about thinning the herd. Population control is beyond our reach. Someone else needs to step in and help. It would solve so many problems!

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    nashsmith  almost 9 years ago

    You have touched on what I believe to be the essence of the world’s problems: too many people.

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    TheAuldWan  almost 9 years ago

    Canibals in the Solomon Islands used to call us “Long Pigs.”

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    jkhandy  almost 9 years ago

    Men don’t need to hunt today, all meats are readily available at the butcher. So why are there men who hunt? I could see if you live in the great outdoors, and are too poor to actually purchase meat, but to drive somewhere with your gun just to kill an animal is all ego. Men attempting to prove to themselves they are men. If a man really wanted to prove his manhood, he would hunt with only a knife, tracking his prey on foot, then ambushing it and taking it out hand to hoof. To sit on your a** looking through a scope, then pulling the trigger is really just chickens**t

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    Dtroutma Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Wiley has long recognized that bears are more “civilized”, and “sharing”, than humans, and that along with the “right to arm bears”, role reversal might be appropriate. Bears for example will defend THEIR territory, but don’t spend all their time taking over the “human territory”- it certainly doesn’t work the other way ‘round. Spent most of my life working around (and for) “wild” life, and I’ve never seen them (“wild” animals) behave as badly as the “average” human society. “Civilization” may be the ultimate oxymoron.

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    jrowell  almost 9 years ago

    Not funny. Bears don’t eat people.

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    cleocatra95  almost 9 years ago

    Reminds me of a cartoon in the Rapid City Journal where two Indians were headed to the first Thanksgiving celebration and commenting about the Pilgrim’s inability to speak the language or support themselves.

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    treered  almost 9 years ago

    love Wiley’s bears!

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    dflak  almost 9 years ago

    I don’t know how we ever got off the launch pad. We can neither run as fast as prey nor pedators. We should have either straved or been eaten out of existence.

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Of course it is a political TOON. Is it politically correct to thin the buffaloe herd in Yellowstone so they don’t suffer and die of starvation in the winter? But wait, mostly the weakest and least fit are the ones to perish and so the herd’s DNA becomes stronger. Don’t talk like that. Humans are being civilized when they help other humans in difficulty, but are weakening the human DNA. Opps. That sounds like Nazi logic. Ohh…There is no hope for common sense. Ha Ha.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  almost 9 years ago

    Turn around is fair play. There are 6 million plus humans versus a tiny shrinking population of bears not to mention other animals.

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    Barbaratoo  almost 9 years ago

    I love bears…and respect them! This is a great strip because I sort of agree with the bears! ZPG! (Even the Dalai Lama says – with a chuckle – there are too many people!)

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    The second amendment says we have the right to arm bears – but I don’t think it’s such a good idea.

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Excuse me that should have been the right to bare arms -(the right to wear short sleeved shirts).

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    baileydean  almost 9 years ago

    True.It’s sad when “common” sense isn’t common enough.

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    Miba  almost 9 years ago

    Is this a rerun or did someone else do this one at some point? Cause I know I’ve seen almost this exact strip somewhere before, years ago.

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  33. Cathy aack  almost 9 years ago

    It’s not like we haven’t been warned to slow the population growth for at least 40 years now.

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    natureboyfig4 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    The bears have the right idea, but they’re going after the healthiest, smartest members of the species. If they really want to thin the herd, they should go see the simps and weaklings who never leave their city herds!

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