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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for August 24, 2011

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    x_Tech  over 9 years ago

    The Editors weren’t keen on “Rub a dub dub…” either.

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    weasel_monkey  over 9 years ago

    This strip kind of reminds me of Mr. Archimedes Bath…except the waters on the outside.

    On a side note; isn’t that Capt’n Eddie’s cat squeezed in there?!?

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    kreole  over 9 years ago

    The size of that rig will grow like the “Fish-I-Caught-Story”.

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    gjsjr41  over 9 years ago

    Noah——-the first Capt’n Eddie.

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    Kingoswald Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Naa. Every word in that book is true! Michele and Rick told me so!

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    tripwire45  over 9 years ago

    Nobody believes really big things happen. sigh

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    lewisbower  over 9 years ago

    How come this is the first time I’ve seen Capt.n Eddie’s cat off his shoulder and on a (gasp) excuse of a boat. And speaking of Eddie and stories, did he tell you about the time he was helping Noah and this terrible Notheasah blew in?The Capt,h was off the coat of Bangah with about 40 cubits by 40 cubits of lobstah when he Heard a voice. Eddie. Eddie.. I want you to build a comic arc with two of every kind at the dinner, and Danae, and All the creature WILEY has brought to the earth. I want you to build this comic arc so long that everyone will stop reading it and read Family Circus and Mary Worth and other worthy (no pun) strips. Then I will make the typesetter strike for 40 days and 40 nights and all the newspapers will be washed away. I don’t have 8 hours to tell the tale like Eddie would.

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    psychlady  over 9 years ago

    A bigger boat would be a great start!

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    enpitsu  over 9 years ago

    Ummm, shouldn’t that monk come centuries later? Or was it such long 40 days?

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    cdward  over 9 years ago

    We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

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    roctor  over 9 years ago

    Dog,cat and chicken a good dry run.

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    Sandfan  over 9 years ago

    Is that his agent or his editor?

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    puddleglum1066  over 9 years ago

    Forty business days. As in the forty days of Lent (which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter, the seventh Sunday, 46 calendar days later), sabbath days aren’t counted.

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    odeliasimone  over 9 years ago

    Wow, editor’s have not changed at all in 5,000 years.

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    freeholder1  over 9 years ago

    then there’s the one about life spontaneously generating from inorganic matter. Never happened in any lab experiment we had to duplicate the original planetary conditions. never happened anyplace we’ve ever seen, but we can base a whole science on it. You guys want to talk about a fable! But that naturalistic superstition for you. We are all made of star stuff but that’s not necessarily what “scientists” are full of. ;-)

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    Nairebis  over 9 years ago

    So, freeholder1, just out of curiosity, if a self-replicating chemical reaction didn’t eventually lead to life, and you (presumably) believe that life was generated from God, exactly how did God, a complex intelligent being, spontaneously generate from whatever inorganic matter he sprang from?

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    KEA  over 9 years ago

    I’m amazed how many commentators use Pearls icons.

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    TheAuldWan  over 9 years ago

    Ayuh! Lew and his meds trriumphed again….

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    plinyfan  over 9 years ago

    This panel is a rerun. I’ve had it in my files for a couple of years.

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    momazilla  over 9 years ago

    It rained forty days, they were on board a year and a day.

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    PShaw0423  over 9 years ago

    No one with any sense worships the Bible, masterskrain — it’s only an object, a book. Rather, they worship one who is greater and better than they are, whom they learn of from the Bible..However, everyone, without exception, worships something. If not something greater and better than yourself, then you must be worshipping yourself — or worse, something smaller and meaner than yourself..Either way, you would be a very difficult and unrewarding person to be around…my sympathies.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Did the asexual reproduction species get to go on “one by one”? They’re now saying 8-10 million species, he IS going to need a bigger bucket.

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    hippogriff  over 9 years ago

    That should be a sheep, a cat, and a rooster. (First passengers to fly in a balloon.)

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    DGWillie  over 9 years ago

    Remember the story of Jonah and the Whale, where the Whale swallowed Jonah, then three days later cast him up on the shore? The moral is… You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down.

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Ruba dub dub – where is that other dude?

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    treered  over 9 years ago

    rerun, schmerun, still hits the funny bone squarely! and I too seem to recall Wiley used Noah with some book guy in another setting…

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    treered  over 9 years ago

    FOUND IT! no, i’m not asking you to lie. i’m asking you to embellish the truth for the sake of marketing…

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    hitman4cookies  over 9 years ago

    Do they still teach that fairy tale in church and Sunday school?

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    lin4869  over 9 years ago

    As a side note, I was taught in Bible class that the number 40 simply indicates a long time; it’s not literal.

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    baileydean  over 9 years ago

    … it’s coming. At least the Netherlands is planning ahead.

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    baileydean  over 9 years ago

    So. You just are.I respect that…

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    Ermine Notyours  over 9 years ago

    In the first draft, he was taking a bath with a rubber duckie.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 9 years ago

    If Noah’s family were the only surviving humans, how did they reproduce without… um, er, you know?

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    baileydean  over 9 years ago

    Thankfully, some nice folk have taken the time to invent flotation devices. :º)

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    pbarnrob  over 9 years ago

    @masterskrain: I’ve always liked Mark Twain’s take on that good Book (from Letters From The Earth); (from Letter III, p.14 in the paperback;) “It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.”

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