Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for February 03, 2021

  1. Img 2485
    stevesilver48  8 months ago

    Shlmiel! Shlmazal! Hosenfeffer Incorporated!

     •  Reply
  2. 0146yellow
    Vilyehm  8 months ago

    Pinsetter pinsetter set me a pin. Set ’em up straight. I want to w—-

    Uh, was this supposed to be a musical?

     •  Reply
  3. D38ee42b 80c1 4532 b48c 11f7278d5a1f
    artsyguy65  8 months ago

    And the Dude abides…

     •  Reply
  4. Matrim
    flashdrive1988  8 months ago


     •  Reply
  5. Mexico icon 4 200x200
    i_am_the_jam  8 months ago


     •  Reply
  6. Missing large
    whahoppened  8 months ago

    I’ve wondered about the poor guy whose fingers get stuck in the ball and goes through the machine. Would you find him in the rack or somewhere in the ball tunnel?

     •  Reply
  7. Forbear
    Qiset  8 months ago

    He needed a beer factory.

     •  Reply
  8. Tampa 2010 033
    mikeyman  8 months ago

    The kingdom will live for a weekend economy of bowling, brats, cheese and beer. Could be worse, could’ve acquired Boise.

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    Doug K  8 months ago

    We come before you, your majesty, seeking (to be bowled over by) your wisdom.

     •  Reply
  10. Profile 6
    dot-the-I  8 months ago

    If “Kingpin?” is indeed a “Bingo!” his realm has grown all the way to my local parish.

     •  Reply
  11. Cropped narragansett indian logo
    The Pro from Dover  8 months ago

    Need candlepins

     •  Reply
  12. Moi image
    fandamovt Premium Member 8 months ago

    Milwaukee is the Bowling Capital of America.

     •  Reply
  13. Balloon32
    freewaydog  8 months ago

    I don’t get it. What does Milwaukee have to do w/ bowling?

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    RitaGB  8 months ago

    Google is my friend, or I would have failed to get this.

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    JohnCL  8 months ago

    Maybe this? Holler House in Milwaukee is actually home to the nation’s oldest certified bowling lanes and has been owned by the same family since it opened in 1908.

     •  Reply
  16. Fasseddie
    FassEddie Premium Member 8 months ago

    It’ll be more impressive when it grows all the way to Memphis.

     •  Reply
  17. Mr haney
    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 months ago

    Reminds me of an old joke. Milt Famey was an old time pitcher and a drunk. One time he was drinking brew during a game and couldn’t strike out any player. But he threw too erratic for them to hit the ball and would advance bases and they won heavily. That brand of ale from then on was known by the winning team AS THE BEER THAT MADE MILT FAMEY WALK US!

     •  Reply
  18. Donald duck2
    gmu328  8 months ago

    Milwaukee often claims to be a bowling capitol of the world, however Detroit and St Louis also lay claim to that fame, too.

     •  Reply
  19. Missing large
    bmburns  8 months ago

    I have to admit that in the old days Milwaukee WAS a BIG bowling town, but these days there aren’t that many bowling alleys left. Even the Bowling Hall of Fame moved out…to Texas I think. we’ve also lost most of the national beer brands so not even that stereotype really works anymore.

     •  Reply
  20. Missing large
    farside2000 Premium Member 8 months ago

    This might have been funnier in 2008

     •  Reply
  21. 210408 doc w
    walstib  8 months ago

    If it’s Milwaukee, then they all need to be holding a beer. Another musical memory: ♪ “What made Milwaukee famous has made a loser out of me.” ♪

     •  Reply
  22. Pirate63
    Linguist  8 months ago

    The king was bowled over by the news the serfs had gone on strike. They’d split and were rioting in the alley. “Balls!” said the king, “I won’t spare them. I’ll pin their ears back and roll them back into the gutter from whence they came.”

     •  Reply
  23. Gocomic avatar
    sandpiper  8 months ago

    Does this mean Harry and the Duchess have bought Milwaukee too? Otherwise I got nothing on this one. Zip Nada

     •  Reply
  24. Profile msn
    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ladies Laverne and Shirley will be here shortly to ask for the head of Sir Squiggy.

     •  Reply
  25. Mrnatural
    zenguyuno  8 months ago

    I guess we can’t expect a good one every day.

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    wallylm  8 months ago

    At least the King looks receptive. If it was some places these days, those pins may have been disturbed to find them facing a bowling ball on the throne on their visit.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    smgray  8 months ago

    Does the kingdom run on pin money?

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    TootsieBelle Premium Member 8 months ago

    I grew up in suburban Milwaukee mid-20th century and I REALLY get this. Everyone bowled. One of my classmates’ families owned an alley. We even watched “Bowling with the Champs” on TV. My brother keeps my Dad’s old bowling ball as a sentimental souvenir. The joke is good…if you’re from that very limited time and place.

     •  Reply
  29. Pa220005
    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’m surprised nobody came up with some lame 7-10 split reference.

     •  Reply
  30. Whatever  8 months ago

    Must be some SCA event. It only needs to appear medieval has to be nice and courteous – and entertaining.

     •  Reply
  31. Img 0065
    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 8 months ago

    At one time the US Bowling Congress was based in suburban Milwaukee.

     •  Reply
  32. Kirby close up with poppies behind   close cropped
    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    Ideally the pins would be wearing little beer-sponsored team bowling shirts.

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member 8 months ago

    I don’t get this one. What do bowling pins have to do with Milwaukee? I must be missing something obvious.

     •  Reply
  34. Missing large
    Buckeye67  8 months ago

    Everyone should know that it was Schlitz that made Milwaukee famous.

     •  Reply
  35. Yin yang
    Havel  8 months ago

    Oh, Happy Days.

     •  Reply
  36. Missing large
    Lynnjav  8 months ago

    So where’s the beer and brats?

     •  Reply
  37. Matrim
    flashdrive1988  8 months ago

    Kudos to 1JennyJenkins! … here is the connection:

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    mplsfourth  8 months ago

    When I google bowling capital of the world, the top link says it’s Michigan. However, a lower link from a Madison newspaper says that Milwaukee is no longer the capital of bowling because the USBC voted to move it’s HQ from Wisconsin to Arlington, Texas.

     •  Reply
  39. Crankyc
    franki_g  8 months ago

    Musicals are right down my alley

     •  Reply
  40. Vikings
    fstop8  8 months ago

    I used bowling as an excuse to go out drinking and then I use drinking as an excuse for my bowling

     •  Reply
  41. Vikings
    fstop8  8 months ago

    I used to shoot weddings in the Hamm’s beer hopitality room in St. Paul.

     •  Reply
  42. Missing large
    JH&Cats  8 months ago

    “This was a merry message.” “We hope to make the sender blush at it.”

     •  Reply
  43. Missing large
    kisnerfc  8 months ago

    I think the idea may be that the carpet looks like a bowling lane. If the kingdom now reaches to Milwaukee, this may be a long lane and a bowling ball may come rolling in any minute now.

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    Stan McSerr  8 months ago


     •  Reply
  45. George jetson
    Bicycle Dude  8 months ago

    Where’s the King’s beer mug hanging above the throne for his “regulars” only pour?

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment