Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 12, 2022

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    strictures  11 months ago

    Don’t let anyone dive off of the diving board with no water, you’ll get sued!Plus it’s probably is the Southwest.

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    i_am_the_jam  11 months ago

    Wow, they actually found a lifeguard, considering the shortage.

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    MichaelAxelFleming  11 months ago

    I had a great job as a lifeguard until some blue kid got me fired.

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    jasonsnakelover  11 months ago

    At least nobody will drown.

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    sirbadger  11 months ago

    This is actually more dangerous, especially with people walking around staring at their cell phones.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 11 months ago

    I recall flying into some southwestern city and being pretty impressed at all the houses with swimming pools passing below me. I wonder if they still fill them all up these days.

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    Enter.Name.Here  11 months ago

    Oddly enough, it’s not the lack of water but rather the lack of pool guards that have closed countless public pools this year, the supply of lifeguards dwindled for several reasons (Covid being just one of them).

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    Say What?  11 months ago

    Well, that takes the fun out of playing Marco Polo. On the other hand, there’s little need to worry about pee in the pool.

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    feverjr  11 months ago

    Just don’t push Teddy in….

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    Isenthor1978  11 months ago

    If they ordered their water on Amazon Prime, it would’ve arrived in 3-5 business days with free shipping.

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    PraiseofFolly  11 months ago

    Fill the pools with empty plastic containers, something like the plastic ball bins at Chuckie Cheese. Or would that be a possible “drowning” hazard?

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    lalapalooza Premium Member 11 months ago

    guess it is time for everyone to realise that water doesn’t grow on trees.

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    HidariMak  11 months ago

    In a related cartoon…

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    Ermine Notyours  11 months ago

    I could say something like, “They could solve the problem by having a spitting contest,” but that would be too gross.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  11 months ago

    Schadenfreude: pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. This ’toon would have been funny in the 1960s but not so much now. Google: Great Salt Lake drying up. Google: Lake Oroville Water Level.

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    keenanthelibrarian  11 months ago

    Wiley kids. Love ’em! Very cute little guy sitting on the bottom reading a book or something – only thing left to do … BTW we know a lot about droughts here in the land of Oz, so I sympathise greatly – hurry the downpour!

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    freewaydog  11 months ago

    My brother once lived in a building in NJ where they had a pool w/ no water

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    cmerb  11 months ago

    Out in the " West " they better figure out how to make ( fresh water out of the Ocean ) and soon !

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    EuroHomer  11 months ago

    I thought there was a national shortage of life guards in the USA?

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    SusieB  11 months ago

    Good place to skateboard

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    Prey  11 months ago

    I live on the edge of the only european desert, we never have water shortages, even when the population triples in the summer.

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    bbenoit  11 months ago

    A Wiley sign of things to come. If we don’t get our collective act together (climate, population, grossly uneven distribution of money/resources etc) we will be fighting wars over water.

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    Lenavid  11 months ago

    Most likely a California pool…oh wait…there’s a lifeguard!

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    RoadTrip3500  11 months ago

    Opposite problem recently at my residential complex. Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the safety contractor couldn’t send a lifeguard due to staff shortage, so the community pool had to close.

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    JosephShriver  11 months ago

    And California decided to kill the trucking industry in their state

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    Anon4242  11 months ago

    Some empty pools make for some good skate boarding.

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    Geophyzz  11 months ago

    I don’t see anyone from the SW chiming in. Is the water shortage affecting daily life?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 11 months ago

    It is puzzling how the global warming is melting the polar regions and the oceans are rising with weather going crazy and we still can’t get enough water.

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    kv450  11 months ago

    If ERCOT was responsible for the water supply in Texas.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 11 months ago

    Around here it is just the opposite. Water but a shortage of life guards. Believe it of NOT!

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    david_42  11 months ago

    Lots of public pools can’t find lifeguards this year.

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    Redd Panda  11 months ago

    Wonder where Wiley calls home? Here in New England, a lot of public pools are closed due to lack of lifeguards. That drives kids to water, that’s not supervised. That seldom ends well.

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    mistercatworks  11 months ago

    When your supply chain includes the Colorado RIver and the worst drought in a century …

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    Out in Coney Island and The Jersey Shore,they’ve been importing teenagers from Scandinavia to be lifeguards for years.

    For some reason,the job doesn’t appeal to American teens.

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    darthnul  11 months ago

    Plenty of water here but beaches and pools are closed due to life guard shortage.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 11 months ago

    Some of Frank Luntz’s focus groups a few decades back revealed that the phrase “global warming” sounded scary to people, but “climate change” wasn’t so much; more like “yeah, yeah, weather tomoro’s gonna be a bit different than today, so what?”. So promptly all the Republicans, plutocrats, and right-wingers adopted the less worrisome wording, and the clueless Dems just went along with the flow. Well, time to turn the tables. I’m abandoning “climate change” and hereafter going with “climate crisis”. You should, too!

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  11 months ago

    A sign of things already here.

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    kathleenhicks62  11 months ago

    Lake Meade also- – this is real folks.

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    Nuliajuk  11 months ago

    This is that weird recurring dream that so many swimmers have. You get to the pool to do laps and it’s either empty or drained to about 10" deep. I used to hang out on a swimming forum and mentioned this dream. It was amazing how many other people chimed in to say “Hey, I get that one as well!”

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    leemorse9777  11 months ago

    To solve a problem, you don’t have to like the answer, just accept it. I can fix the climate, get rid of pollution, unemployment and most if not all the worlds problems. Simple. Reduce the population by 90%. 700 million is more than enough to maintain and most likely improve our current level of society. You want the species to continue for some reason ? This does that. Science is not, can not come up with some magical solution to unlimited breeding. Face the facts.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Jon Arbuckle knows how to throw a pool party!

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    bakana  11 months ago

    Around here, it would be filled up with just a couple days worth of rainfall.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’d be more concerned about the shortage of lifeguards than water.

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