Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry for February 13, 2021

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    Cheapskate0  over 2 years ago

    It’s been a hard week for me with this strip. Spoiler alert: I hate fat jokes, and that’s what most of this week was.

    Interesting end, though. RJ calls out Verne for being preachy. (Sort of calls him out) Then Verne concedes that maybe there isn’t that much readership, anyway.

    Maybe next week, we can get back to politics and global warming.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Ten Likes so far. More than seven, by my accounting.

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    WelshRat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’m kinda nodding. RJ’s a 1D character. He needs more sides.

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    LeslieBark  over 2 years ago

    Yes, yes! More Vernes! More young RJ’s. Fewer snarky, self-indulgent, over-consumers.

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    jpsomebody  over 2 years ago

    A twinkaholic sounds very unsavory.

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    Classyladyor  over 2 years ago

    Rj needs to get away from the Twinkies and get back to the guy we love. Fat is very unattractive and discussing. I know I am fat and I hate it.

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    TMMILLER Premium Member over 2 years ago

    As I glance over at the comments, prior to mine…..7! So that means all 7 of the fans left a comment!

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Well RJ if you become a “Verne” now you must share cow dropping duties ! OR just switch places : Verne becomes RJ and RJ becomes Verne ;-)

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    Doug K  over 2 years ago

    If he really doesn’t like who he used to be, why does RJ keep revealing more (flossing, NPR) of his nerdy old self?

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    alien07110  over 2 years ago

    for the record, i nodded ‘yes’.

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    kentblanton  over 2 years ago

    Why not look in the mirror and face your true self, Cheapskate0 and lighten up

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    Andrew Sleeth  over 2 years ago

    If he listens to Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, I am totally down with a second Verne.

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member over 2 years ago

    RJ, we just want you to be healthy big guy.

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    david_42  over 2 years ago

    How does one go from “junk food toxins” to “fat jokes”?

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    Bill The Nuke  over 2 years ago

    Obviously you missed me (adoring reader #8) nodding.

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    bhcaruso  over 2 years ago

    Hey! I LOVE Selected Shorts.

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    P51Strega  over 2 years ago

    RJ and Hammy represent two sides of childhood:

    Me centric (RJ)

    Wildly imaginative where anything is possible (Hammy)

    I like that. Vern represents adults. You need the balance.

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    hollisson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Considering how over-the-top Hammy has gotten over the years, I think two Verns would provide a good balance. Plus, as Imaginarium said, sharing cow dropping would ease Vern #1’s life a bit and give him a chance to regrow the sense of humor he used to have.

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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    When are we going to go back to the basics?

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    willkepley  over 2 years ago

    8 fans, Verne & RJ

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  over 2 years ago

    53,698, but who’s counting

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    FassEddie  over 2 years ago

    No fair, RJ! I wasn’t done thinking!

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    blackdawne  over 2 years ago

    Not ALL seven. I was nodding off.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  over 2 years ago

    “no sir, all thirteen!”

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    jjr1968  over 2 years ago

    One Verne is enough. (1 of 7).

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    I think RJ is concerned about the consequences of being Verne, I mean getting a cow dropped on you would ruin your day.

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    mistercatworks  over 2 years ago

    I can handle all of it except the “fanny pack” to one side. It’s just not ergonomic. It will make your Spock ears tilt and throw off your chess game. Trust me, I know. :)

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    klingon131  over 2 years ago

    I value myself as fan #8 then!

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    donwestonmysteries  over 2 years ago

    Six and a half of them. I only tune in once in a while.

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    Thinkingblade  over 2 years ago

    I don’t know – I’m all for seeing a chess game between Verne and RJ … it could be a new “Searching for Bobby Fischer” moment Over the Hedge style!

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