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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 22, 2021

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    Kveldulf  3 months ago

    From experience: Never ever build an in-ground swimming pool under a large deciduous tree.

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    And make sure to blow them over the fence into your neighbor’s yard like this guy is doing!

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    Ken 2049 Premium Member 3 months ago

    People literally sue over leaves just falling naturally but this is some next level bull.

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    oldpine52  3 months ago

    For those who want to be ‘green’, don’t rake them, they’re natural food for your lawn.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    I live down wind (usually) of a person who has a particularly prolific maple tree. It’s actually slightly good: This time of year, I can go pull up dozens… hundreds of seedlings pretty easily because they’ve started to turn red.

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    Superfrog  3 months ago

    The stated efficiency gains may be somewhat overblown.

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    Why do that when the next hurricane can do it for you?

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m sure his neighbor will appreciate all the energy he’s saving.

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    Brockie  3 months ago

    The best idea is to spray gasoline on the leaves when they are still on the tree, dry and ready to fall, then ignite, this gets rid of the leaves and trims the tree at the same time, Genius.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Neighbor upwind from us has only 2 trees. Very few leaves for us. We have a 14 old oaks. Neighbor downwind has lots of our leaves and we appreciate it.

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    jvo  3 months ago

    Next spring, neighbour will buy a drone and load it with defoliant.

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    gonsuke  3 months ago

    Let the war begin!

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    Three ways to annoy your neighbors:

    1. Use your leaf blower (a lot) – especially when they are trying to listen to TV/Radio/Stereo.

    2. Blow your leaves into your neighbor’s yard.

    3. Whistle loudly out of tune while you do 1 and 2.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Right, and your neighbor will love you for that.

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    david_42  3 months ago

    Blew the acorns and pine cones off of the driveway yesterday. Leaves and pine needles fall later.

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    kartis  3 months ago

    Avoid doing this in front of your neighbour, or you will have more than leaves as a problem.

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    Out of the Past  3 months ago

    Reminds me of my neighbor’s yard man. Goes on forever.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    I usually wait till spring to clean up most of the leaves instead of going out every day in the fall. Last Christmas had a storm with wild winds. This spring I could not find many leaves anywhere on the premises. The storm must have blown them all away.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    You know, it the neighbor over there was a really good guy, he’d have a vacuum over there already.

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    strictures  3 months ago

    Crankshaft approves of today’s comic.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    He’s living dangerously

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    jrgtr42  3 months ago

    I used to have a neighbor that used to do this. It was amazing how few leaves were in their yard, compared to the number of trees they had, and how many leaves were in mine, compared to the number of trees.

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dang it, Wiley, I wish I had seen this 50 years ago. But I don’t think leaf blowers were around then.

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    MitmanArt  3 months ago

    I am sooooo tempted to do this to our back fence neighbors. Oh, I won’t, really — but I’m enjoying the thought.

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    SandShark Premium Member 3 months ago

    Classic example of “Not in my backyard!”

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    dflak  3 months ago

    I tried something similar with my dog who shed a lot. I tried vacuuming him. I filled the bag and I still had to vacuum the house later that day anyway.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Dastardly

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    jckm  3 months ago

    Doesn’t it look like he’s blowing all of the leaves into his neighbor’s yard?

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    xSigoff Premium Member 3 months ago

    I can’t believe it!…a Non political Non Sequitur. AND nobody twisted it into being one!

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    dbradway1  3 months ago

    OK, who has a convenient outdoor electrical outlet?

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    Egjen Skis Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hilarious !!!!

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    VickiP123  3 months ago

    at least he’s using an electric one!! thank you for that… now take your leaves back! lol

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    You’re giving the neighbors evil ideas.

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    hsawlrae  3 months ago

    Hire a Politician to do the same thing.

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    His biggest ambition in life is to be the subject of a “Neighbors from H*ll” Reddit story. He needs to up his game beyond this, though, to truly be worthy of the title.

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    Squoop Premium Member 3 months ago

    Plant your trees on the east side of your lawn. Problem solved.

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    ncdrifter  3 months ago

    And hope his neighbor doesn’t notice, assuming that’s where he’s blowing the leaves?

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    Donald Heller  3 months ago

    Great. Now all the leaves fall in your neighbor’s yard instead.

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    KEA  3 months ago

    I had a friend who had nature do this for him. The leaves would fall in his yard, and then any wind at all would blow them all into the neighbor’s yard.

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    pcmcdonald  3 months ago

    And before your neighbor gets home.

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    falcon_370f  3 months ago

    That’s actually pretty clever. I use white Oak trees for shade, they drop their leaves in the spring and I vacuum them up with the first lawn mowing. Makes for great compost, perfect brown and green mix.

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    Vaporman  3 months ago

    Reminds me of a classic Crankshaft, from many years ago: Ed and his grandson are putting on their coats to go outside; then we see them with golf clubs in a few panels pitching white balls out of the yard. Then Ed and the grandson are coming in, and the grandson says, “That was fun, Gramps!” Next panel is Ed and the grandson, hanging up his coat, and his daughter is saying to them, “Did you guys pick up the frozen dog poop in the yard?” The last panel, the grandson is giving Ed a thumbs-up, while saying to Mom, “Gramps and I took care of it!”

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 3 months ago

    We had a pool and plants that kept their leaves all year around. problem solved.

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    C  3 months ago

    Wiley drew a picture of my neighbour.

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    tee929  3 months ago

    My neighbors are more into natural selection realm and let the “leaves go their own way”!

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    Jason Allen  3 months ago

    Please don’t give the Karen next door any ideas. She’d probably pay someone to do that, then b—ch to me that I didn’t rake my lawn.

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    Chris Sherlock  3 months ago

    “Of course, you realize this means war!”

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    goblue86  3 months ago

    Perhaps get one of these instead:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6prPrnXutKY

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    SNVBD  3 months ago

    Just let the leaves fall and lie on the ground. There are so many advantages: it’s easier, and better for your garden.

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    JH&Cats  3 months ago

    When the cows are on one side of the fence, I hope the apples will fall on the other. Enough of them do, so we all enjoy them.

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    Bicycle Dude  2 months ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of a neighbor who walked his dog by my house daily for a couple of months. When they reached my mailbox, his dog would leave a very large “calling card.” One day, I was working in my home’s art studio when I spotted a guy walking a large dog stop by my mailbox, just as his dog was swatting to do its business, I ran out of the house and told the guy, “Hey! It’s bad enough cleaning up after my own two dogs, but it really sucks cleaning up after a neighbor’s dog!” As I was saying this, he was pulling the dog away knowing his was “BUSTED!” Never saw the neighbor or his dog’s calling cards again.

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    Marsia_wd  2 months ago

    I think that guy is my neighbor. All his leaves end up on my side of the fence.

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