Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for August 09, 2020

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    Cool. I’m suddenly thinking Maine looks like a better place to live…

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    I Mad Am I  over 2 years ago

    Can’t call her ‘Stupid’!

    And why didn’t I think of that!? I grew up in the desert. Because the annual precipitation was about 9 inches… snow was near to impossible! So a report on a local Blizzard… would have been very short!

    Unless… the report was on DQ Blizzards… then I would have written a small book! (Grin!)

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Lucy is impressive. Not too many pygmy horses know about snake demographics.

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter  over 2 years ago

    No venomous snakes…? …Have you checked the nearest used car dealership? Hey-oooo!

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    Say What?  over 2 years ago

    At least choose a fun subject to research if living in Maine, like which restaurant serves the best New England clam chowder.

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    billcor  over 2 years ago

    c’mon, rattlesnakes?

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    ikini Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Love the turtle.

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    dadoctah  over 2 years ago

    Then find some non-venomous snakes and teach them to be venomous! (Although that does change it from a research assignment to a experiment.)

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    jvo  over 2 years ago

    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. A visit to the local pet shop would provide endless opportunities to ‘introduce’ some evidence

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    Plumb.Bob  over 2 years ago

    What happened to Charlie?

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    keenanthelibrarian  over 2 years ago

    Try doing one on the South eastern Australian varieties. Plenty to write about – but then it’s already been written.

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    jimchronister2016  over 2 years ago

    Thanks again Wiley, love your storied cartoons. Don’t ever go away!

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    PleaseStay6PixelsAway  over 2 years ago

    My neighbor’s kid’s project was to summarize all the stupid things Trump has said while in office. He’s up to 500+ pages so far. He’s afraid he won’t finish before school starts because new stuff comes out every day. His favorite was that children are immune to covid-19.

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    Harumph  over 2 years ago

    We had to tell the teacher what our topic would be and he/she did have the right of refusal.

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    sandpiper  over 2 years ago

    She picked up a really good topic for a paper.

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    scote1379 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wrong there is one called the king pine snake very, very rare , not known to bite humans .

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    dflak  over 2 years ago

    A fact I learned in survival school. In the Philippines, there are 132 species of snake. 131 of them are venomous. The other swallows you whole.

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    Ralph Newbill  over 2 years ago

    St Patrick also went to Maine? Who knew?!

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    Andrew Sleeth  over 2 years ago

    Wait just one minute. No venomous snakes in the state of Maine?! What about Paul LePage?

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    russef  over 2 years ago

    You trying to tell me there are no Copperheads in Maine??

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    benjamin35  over 2 years ago

    Timber Rattlesnakes

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    1953Baby  over 2 years ago

    Now I have to go look that up. . .Thanks, Wiley! (And I wanted one day off from fact-checking. . .)

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    ajr58(1)  over 2 years ago

    They have a law school, so I sure they have venemous snakes

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    poppacapsmokeblower  over 2 years ago

    What, Maine doesn’t have politicians?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    This is what happens when you give some people the “freedom” to do whatever they want. They "want’ to do nothing and still get full credit for it. I mean an A+ for hard work is indistinguishable from an A+ for just showing up when looked at and not questioned.

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    garcoa  over 2 years ago

    She could write about talking horses of Maine – but maybe she did that last year.

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    GreenT267  over 2 years ago

    According to several websites, the only snake species in Maine are: northern black racer (aka eastern racer), ribbon snake (eastern ribbon , northern ribbon , and northern brown ribbon), garter snakes (eastern and maritime garter snake), eastern milk snake, northern red belly snake, northern water snake, northern ring-necked snake, brown snake and smooth green snake. The milk snake is a mottled grayish-tannish thing with brown-is red blotches that shakes its tail when threatened so is often mistaken for a timber rattlesnake.

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    dagupster  over 2 years ago

    I went to camp in Maine at the foot of Rattlesnake Mountain

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    mourdac Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Little known fact that St. Patrick vacationed there in the 5th century….

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    Kilrwat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    There’s always a loophole…and Danae will find it!

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    thelordthygod666  over 2 years ago

    That’s what I like about northern Minnesota. Sure, there are mosquito squadrons, savage ticks, and black flies that can bite off an ear. But no rattlesnakes.

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    mistercatworks  over 2 years ago

    She could seek out private collectors of venomous snakes…or continue to skive off all summer.

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    Michael macDonald  over 2 years ago

    There are Venomous snakes in Maine. Do not forget the Timber rattler.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  over 2 years ago

    Wonder how many other things Lucy knows that I don’t. Guess that’s why they call it horse sense.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Grew up in FL. We had all of them! Four varieties of venomous. Didn’t stop us from playing and camping in the woods. In fact, as a kid, we had a word for people who acted strange. We called them “snake bit”.

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    The Old Wolf  over 2 years ago

    No, but we have ticks, and blackflies, and no-see-ums. Wanna trade?

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    VickiP123  over 2 years ago

    thank you for making it big enough to read!!!

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    Lee26 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s good to have the cartoons back. Not a fan of those Sunday Stories.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    I thought Western Washington was unique in not having venomous snakes. Two days ago I was walking and saw what looked like a drawstring with a braided pattern on the back and a plastic blob at the end. I got closer, and it came alive as a baby garter snake! Then it slithered away, raising its head like a cobra to gain speed. When it got to the other side of the trail, it coiled up and tried to strike my foot. It’s so cute!

    But seriously, now Danae will have to show her research that there are no venomous snakes in Maine.

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    MaybeImAmazed  over 2 years ago

    Yeah, they said there were no alligators in Maine, too, and look how that turned out for Oliver Platt.

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    peggymuller45  over 2 years ago

    You do realize this is a cartoon, Right?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I recall reading about a science teacher in Kansas who offered his kids a dollar for every stone they found. Turns out that Kansas was never glaciated and so has essentially zero stones. (And if you think that’s just crap cluttering up my brain, you should see the rest of the attic.)

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    Mariah13  over 2 years ago

    I am just glad that Homer series is done. I can enjoy the Sunday strip again!

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 2 years ago

    As a big snake fan and keeper, I am disappointed with myself for not knowing there were no venomous snakes in Maine. However, I now know that if I ever go to Maine, it is safe to pick up any snake I see there!

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    krisannr.thompson  over 2 years ago

    Matter closed THERE. 2020+ years of “Apple” explaining Biblical Terms can have a HACK at Odinism if one needs to learn.Bottom Line: Our Priest is expecting the AUDIENCE to turn in their paper to him if any wish to be granted inn through the GATE of Our King’s honorable ceremony (unless already Native American beating their hearts out on Our Sacred Drums for Little Sweetheart to make it to the ❤️ of Our Sacred Mother. The Lakota were absolutely perfectly TAUGHT. However, Reading all these KNOWLEDGEABLE commits about what is going on, it’s obvious it will be a very small ceremony. For REAL!!

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    EdmundBabe  over 2 years ago

    Excepting the Senator

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    j.l.farmer  over 2 years ago

    then write about the turtle you just picked up…..it’s too cute!

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    neatslob Premium Member over 2 years ago

    At least she knows the difference between venomous and poisonous.

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    bakana  over 2 years ago

    Danae will become the Greatest Lawyer in History.

    Or at least the Richest.

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    gammaguy  over 2 years ago

    I remember a story, told to me by one of the students involved, of a mathematics professor, whose final exam was:

    Propose an unsolved problem, then solve it. If you succeed, it was too simple, and you get no credit. If you fail to solve it, you get no credit. There is no partial credit.

    The students complained to the administration. When confronted, the professor claimed to see nothing wrong with the reasoning. He lost his job

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    Dr_Fogg  over 2 years ago

    sea urchins?

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