And, as we all know, Rat is full of it.
Thank you Rat!
Like that will resolve things.
Then in the next strip, Neighbor Bob, un-dies.
Poor neighbor Bob……but at least his anxiety has been squashed.
It’s amazing that little rat has the strength to throw a grown man off a cliff. Not the first time it’s happened, either
We all have a limited ability to handle worries. Push another one in and one drops out. This would be a good thing, except that the ones I retain are the MOST worrisome, not the least… or even a random selection.
All pandemics end — one way or another.
Several nations have declared it over and labeled it no more serious than flu, Norway being one. IIRC Japan has or is about to as well. If only our leaders would wake up. Joe. Joe?
We will keep getting new viruses even if we get this one knocked out eventually. That’s not negativity; that’s reality.
What do you mean: “What if”? It’s the way it is. It won’t change.
It’s over when we defeat the omega variant
Viruses mutate constantly that is why we get flu shots every year!
Watch that first step, Bob!
Norway has now removed all restrictions and moved on to a “live with covid” stance. Sooner or later, the rest of the world must follow.
Rat is lying…he said not another drop, and then DROPped neighbour Bob! :D
Instead of a swear jar, I started a negativity jar. Every time I think negative thoughts, I throw money in.
It’s half empty.
Rat’s negativity bucket is always full.
Somehow Rat will cop a “self defence” plea and get off with a warning.
I wonder that too.I got Covid despite being vaccinated. I got the J&J back in March. Mild infection, but inconvenient.I now feel unprotected. Who knows when a booster shot will be approved for J&J?!
If Bob doesn’t survive the fall, one more COVID death.
That dirty rat.
I was in a Zoom meeting back in the spring, and when I said I thought we’d still be wearing masks in the fall everyone said I was a Negative Nancy and there was no way. Well, “Way.” I’ve never been sorrier to have been right.
This strip illustrates part of societies problem at the moment, people are fed up with “the new normal”, particularly with the inability of officials to say the same thing three times in a row. The story keeps changing all the time but it always in in more govt control and penalties. Last year’s heroes are this year’s convicts.
Although widely said it was not like the flu, it is acting just like the flu. It keep coming back as a different mutation. Some years they get (scientific guess) the formula for the flu shots on target and some years they miss.
In the first year of Covid, the US experienced about 450,000 deaths and everybody hollered. But we continue to experience 480,000 deaths due to tobacco year in and year out and nobody cares. Hey, they put a tiny little warning on the tobacco products, what more do you want? Hhmm, ban tobacco? Wait, that involves money to politicians.
We need to get back to work and restore our country. Take our jobs back from overseas. We will not survive on govt welfare of Free everything.
There will be more.
The pandemic will end but the government will keep stoking people’s fears by making them think that it isn’t over.
Saint Bob said it best…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRNSHqiH7A
Now, if the news would just stop trying to overflow everyone’s negativity bucket.
Of course covid will always be with us, just like the 1918 Spanish Flu is still here in its latest mutation: H1N1.
Well, I hate to tell you this, Rat, but the Black Death still exists centuries after it decimated the population of Europe. I’m guessing Covid will too, but hopefully it won’t spread by…rats like the Black Death did.
if bob is a republican
I usually just walk away, mute the tv, or look at cat videos on youtube. No need for extreme physical exertion.
You’re supposed to kick the BUCKET, Rat.
Preferably off the cliff rather than- um- actually kicking the bucket.
And love your neighbor.
This doesn’t qualify – even in trumpublica.
RAT IS ALL Negativity!
If more people got the vax, we wouldnt be in this situation! But their conspiracy theories live in their heads….
Neighbor Bob is right to wonder. Rat is in denial. This thing is going to be with us for a long time folks.
Rat has a Negativity Bucket List. And none of them will be missed.
Is Bob’s last name “Fauchi”?
When negativity fails you can always go to Desolation Row.
My negativity bucket was already getting full, but after 2016 it began overflowing!
Thanks to all who posted links. Please, stay safe and well my friends.
I’m reaching the same boiling point. Don’t even come around me after the evening news…
My bucket started overflowing months ago. That’s what I can no longer watch the national news without a major “spill”….
Who knew Rat had a bucket list!?
OMYGAWD! They killed Neighbor Bob!
Rat,Rat,Rat, DON’T EVER post your nefarious deeds for all to see. In this comment section alone you have 102 witnesses.
The longer morons keep refusing the vaccine, the longer the virus will be able to keep mutating.
Lost a loved one to the Delta variant? Thank an anti-vaxxer (preferably with a very large stick).
Since I fell for you
Hint: Colds and flu are corona viruses. They both mutate constantly. Most people never get the same cold twice.
Throwing the wrong people off the cliff.
I had to figuratively do that with one of my friends. During the early days of the pandemic and through the darkest days of winter, my friend would post things on Facebook about how it takes 12-15 years to develop a vaccine and that everybody who made the poor career decision to work in the hospitality or entertainment industries needed to buckle down and learn a “real” trade because we were going to be locked down for a decade or more. I ended up blocking his posts from appearing in my feed because – as with Rat – he had filled up my negativity bucket and I couldn’t take another drop.
doing that created 10 more strains ><
Well, the earth is over populated so I can see that happening.
Shoot the messenger…
Maybe the virus will run out of hosts.
Nothing personal Bob, but some some sacrifices need to be made.
I’m sorry, but….of all folks, RAT has a negativity bucket and RAT’S negativity bucket is full??
Get a bigger bucket, Rat, more is on the way
Not to worry, PBS fans. While Rat manages to keep his Negativity Bucket from becoming over-filled, we all can take comfort in knowing that Neighbor Bobs are expendable and replaceable!
I’m sure we will keep getting ‘new strains’ of the virus so the government can control us.
This coming from Mr. Negativity himself
Well, eventually all the unvaccinated will no longer be with us, leaving the the vaccinated to inherit what’s left, if anything is.