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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for August 23, 2021

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    Scorpio Premium Member 4 months ago

    While it is never good to waste good wine – have I missed an IRL story that this comic relates to?

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    stevesilver48  4 months ago

    I read that they tried to save him but he kept jumping back in.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Um. Not in my experience.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    Wine with a human touch.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  4 months ago

    Was he to short to stomp the grapes?

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    mikeyman  4 months ago

    Pairs well with Fava beans.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sorta like last week’s Foxtrot, where Roger tried making homemade wind, but stomping on the grapes dissolved his Desenex. He wound up pouring it down the sink, which unclogged the garbage disposal.

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    Alabama Al  4 months ago

    When they mention a wine having “body,” I do hope this is not what they are referring to.

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    Baarorso  4 months ago

    I guess you could label this batch “Grim Reaper Wine”. ;D

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    There’s an old story that seems to apply here. Goes something like this:

    “Mrs O’Shaughnessy, I’m afraid I have bad news. Your husband fell into a vat of beer down at the brewery and drowned.”

    “Oh, my. But I guess I can take some comfort in the fact that he went quickly without any suffering.”

    “I wouldn’t say that. He got out three times to go to the bathroom.”

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    EuroHomer  4 months ago

    That’s funny, Europeans say something similar about Californian wine

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    Doug K  4 months ago

    As long as it is under the acceptable amount of foreign matter in the vat, it should pass inspection.

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    JohnCL  4 months ago

    Is this what they mean when they say the a wine has a “great body”??

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    wmchere  4 months ago

    how is this a funny comic ?

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    Dobby53 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Shouldn’t the door read “Sortie” and the workers be wearing berets?

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    SusieB  4 months ago

    I wouldn’t doubt this!

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    Màiri  4 months ago

    I bought a copy of “Rhineland Wineland” when I moved to Germany in 1960. It was regarded as THE authoritative exposition on German wines. Yet it never explained what “export only” meant. That seemed a little disturbing.

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    TampaFanatic1  4 months ago

    Reminds me of a part in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” which discussed the working conditions of Chicago meat processing plants back in the early 1900s, Sinclair basically allude to how some workers seemed to have disappeared at the factories. The intent of Sinclair’s novel was to expose the worker right’s abuses and how this led to a socialist worker’s movement but the public (including Teddy Roosevelt) were mainly concerned with he poor quality of canned foods produced by these factories which was sold and fed to the public as well as the US Army which got “Carry a Big Stick” Teddy involved with trying to reform a corrupt system. Newsflash: workers in meat packing plants are still mistreated:

    https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/08/chicken-processor-tyson-foods-guardian-investigation-workers-environment-working-conditions-arkansas-monopoly/

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    Daniel Verburg  4 months ago

    Shame on you Miller, there are more superb winemakers in the US than there are bad ones in France.

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    dflak  4 months ago

    I have sampled (OK more than sampled) the wines of North Carolina and Washington State. We make some very fine wines here.

    The California stuff is OK too :)

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Europe does the same with their horses. Generally speaking, Americans are impressed by the bigger price tag assuming the the bigger the price the better the product. Not always true. One needs to know their product and exactly what it looks like aside from the price. I know professional trainers that can’t tell the difference between the $80 horse and the $800K one until the price is disclosed. "Buyer beware "will never get old.

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    Redd Panda  4 months ago

    This illustrates the inherent danger, in having a gangplank run out over a wine tank. It should be avoided.

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    MartinPerry1  4 months ago

    It’s simply food quality standards in the EU are higher than in the U.S. This wouldn’t pass in the EU, but would be okay in the States. Don’t believe me? Check out how much rat droppings are allowed in pasta.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    Wonder if Wiley might have turned up foreign matter in his aperitif. This one is a little left-field-ish.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 4 months ago

    Th best wines in the world come from the west coast of the US, New Zealand, and Australia.

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    david_42  4 months ago

    I used to belong to a Sake club and one time a group of sake lovers from Japan visited (I was living in Las Vegas). They brought fresh sake along and every bottle was better than anything I’d even had in the USA.

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    nos.nevets  4 months ago

    But we give the world Coca Cola.

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    Linguist  4 months ago

    Guess I’ll stick to my Carlo Rossi Paisano.

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    bobbyferrel  4 months ago

    Somebody yell “Fire!” -(Smothers Brothers)

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    unfair.de  4 months ago

    The difference between European and American beer: you may kill yourself by drinking too much of the first. To achieve that with the latter you need to drown yourself.

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    tommyhawk1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Am I the only one to feel that this was not only a not-funny comic, but smacks of racism? I was taken aback and if this strip continues such jokes, I shall mark it as not to be sent to me further.

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    ndblackirish97  4 months ago

    Eh. We Americans wouldn’t notice.

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    Hatter  4 months ago

    Must be French

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    kathleenhicks62  4 months ago

    start drinking whiskey.

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    jader3rd  4 months ago

    I don’t know if that’s true for wine, but it is true for Olive Oil.

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    KEA  4 months ago

    Americans will consume anything if it costs enough or has an “exotic” name

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 4 months ago

    I was on the ferry crossing from France to England, and a bunch of Brits were returning from France, each with his own hand truck loaded with cases of French beer. I had not expected to see that.

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    GreenT267  4 months ago

    It seems ironic that in our personal lives we tend treat guests better than our home families — we tidy and clean the house, make special foods, wear nicer clothes, stash clutter in boxes in the closet (that our guests won’t be opening), lecture our kids on behavior, etc. when people (including distant family) come to visit. But in business, it’s ‘buyer beware.’

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 4 months ago

    …and make sure to put it in boxes.

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    tauyen  4 months ago

    There is a sculpture of a person being crushed in a wine press on one of the approaches to Napa – or at least there was many, many years ago before I realized that Old World wines were better tasting and better value than New World offerings (In fact I still have the t-shirt with the image with the caption ‘Killer Wines’). Maybe this is where Wiley got the idea.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  4 months ago

    Now successfully retired after forty years of professional winemaking, I can confidently tell you that such things DO happen, and the results are often fatal. A person cannot swim in wine; wine’s lighter than water because of the alcohol and thus doesn’t provide the needed buoyancy. Consequently, one would sink like a stone in a vat like that of wine.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Another reason to stick to white wine.

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    The only way that wine could be more French is if the guy had a cigarette in his mouth and a beret on his head when he fell in.

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    eric.franz.petras  4 months ago

    I’ll take a European wine over an American wine any day.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  4 months ago

    That was Thomas the vintner, a crucial ingredient.

    They will sell no wine before its Tom.

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    theoldidahofox  4 months ago

    This is also AT&T’s standard for their products and customer service.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    As a rule health and safety standards are much higher in manufacturing in Europe.

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    jbruins84341  4 months ago

    He’s not dead. He just doesn’t want to come out yet!

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    tee929  4 months ago

    Emere, Bibendum Mori (to Buy, to Drink, to Die)

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    vanaals  4 months ago

    How serendipitous is this? Just watched an episode of Brokenwood where throwing murder victims into wine vats was a plot devise.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  4 months ago

    Once I discovered the wineries of Marlborough, New Zealand, I gave up on everything else.

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    jamesbaird1572  4 months ago

    Take on old Smother Brothers joke.I yelled “Fire” when I fell in to the vat of wine.Why did you yell “Fire” when you fell into the wine?No one would come if I yelled “WINE”

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    Night-Gaunt49  4 months ago

    We still have an FDA.

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    keenanthelibrarian  4 months ago

    The Yanks like their wine with a bit of body …

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    eddi_tbh  4 months ago

    My great uncle Timothy worked at a brewery in Dublin. Sadly he drowned in one of the vats. After he fought off his rescuers for hours.

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    KenDHoward1  4 months ago

    Not at all surprised … ;)

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    abraxas  3 months ago

    Oh … and grab his hat for the next guy.

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