Pickles by Brian Crane for December 05, 2018

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    Dirty Dragon  almost 5 years ago

    Quite a tale that old girl, Pearl just unfurled.

    It’s scary enough to make your hair curl…

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  almost 5 years ago

    He didn’t have to break up with her. Just say no to that dopey idea.

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 5 years ago

    So if Pearl’s grandnephew Nelson were her grandson, would his rhymed name have been Thurl?

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Relax Pearl, it’s not the end of the world.

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    CalLadyQED  almost 5 years ago

    I’m with him on that one.

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    dadoctah  almost 5 years ago

    Is Merle or Verle a girl?

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    thirdguy  almost 5 years ago

    Not Merle, perhaps Verle, she had a curl.

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Very close to child abuse.

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    Breadboard  almost 5 years ago

    Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs wrote a song called "Pearl, Pearl, Pearl " which pretty much says it all . They were on the Beverly Hillbilles in the 1960s. You Tube them :-)

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    rippatrick  almost 5 years ago

    That Earl is such a squirrel!

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    Ratbrat  almost 5 years ago

    Hmmm – seems that Pearl hasn’t forgiven Earl after all!

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    ForrestOverin  almost 5 years ago

    Earl made the right call there, definitely.

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    sheilag  almost 5 years ago

    More revealing – Earl ended it, and she must STILL have feelings way deep down inside…

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    jagedlo  almost 5 years ago

    Well could be worse…she could have wanted names like “Apple”, “North”, “Bear”, “Blanket” (see article at https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/slideshows/17-most-ridiculous-celebrity-baby-names/page-3.html)

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    cubswin2016  almost 5 years ago

    Pearl should feel lucky that she dodged the bullet.

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    ANIMAL  almost 5 years ago

    …..and THIS is why some people should never get married.

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    well-i-never  almost 5 years ago

    She was lucky to get “Sylvia”, with the name Pickles. Opal could have wanted “Lotta”.

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    BearsDown Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    That girl Pearl made Earl’s toes curl.

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    Stocky One  almost 5 years ago

    Take it easy, girl…

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    sloaches  almost 5 years ago

    Back in grade school I knew a kid who had four brothers and sisters, and they all had names that started with the letter D- as in David, Debbie, Donald, Diana, and so on. Plus, the parents first names were also “D” names, and they referred to their family as “The Seven-D’s!”.

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    coffeeturtle  almost 5 years ago

    and someone would not have been born if it did work out between Earl & Pearl

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    SamT53  almost 5 years ago

    Or using the same first initial: Dave, Don, Dale. Or Marge, Millie, Martha. I knew a family with 2 sets of twins & they did both: Dan & Dave along with Terry & Jerry. Why don’t these parents get cute with their pets names instead of their kids??

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    Soccermom53  almost 5 years ago

    One of the few comic strips that makes me laugh out loud :)

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    phredturner  almost 5 years ago

    Okay………now this strip is getting weird

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    Nicki's ZoMcYo  almost 5 years ago

    Did anyone else laugh out loud with this one? That was hilarious. But I agree with Earl. I don’t even like when people begin all of their kids’ names using one letter of the alphabet.

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    streetbeater  almost 5 years ago

    There was a family in my neighborhood growing up. Mom was Cherry. Her kids were Merri, Perry, Kerry and (the last one) Verri. Dad’s name was Al. Go figure.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  almost 5 years ago

    And rightly so.

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    Jogger2  almost 5 years ago

    Sylvia, be glad I didn’t marry your dad. Because, if I had, your cousin would be here instead of you.

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    Thechildinme  almost 5 years ago

    Mother was an elementary school teacher (1950s). A new child came into her class and introduced himself as “Gooey.” Mother, taken aback, asked how it was spelled and his response was, “G-u-y. My mother named me after someone in a book she was reading,” he explained.

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    dogday Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Dear Heaven!!! Pearl was planning on giving birth to The Dinette Set! Good thing Earl dumped her!

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    rltolman  almost 5 years ago

    This whole storyline just for this, right?

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    celtickat53  almost 5 years ago

    I saw that in a news post, but I think they said it was pronounced “AB-city”

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 5 years ago

    Cruelty thy name are parents.

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    davetb1956  almost 5 years ago

    Besides the rhymes maybe Earl didn’t want 4 kids.

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    fstop8  almost 5 years ago

    we had a family named Green named there twin daughters Ever and Never

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    DuhWeldr  almost 5 years ago

    Niece biting her tongue, she now agrees with her dad.

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    zeexenon  almost 5 years ago

    I have blocked out whatever hippy name my wife wanted to give our first child. Her name is Lisa Marie. Elvis named his kid after her.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I am guessing Earls reasons for leaving Pearl and marrying her sister are somewhat different. Even better, why does Pearl get along with her sister? After all she did steal Pearls BF

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    morgankhat  almost 5 years ago

    So am I. When I read the news and am assaulted with all the weird spellings of what used to be common names, I think to myself, “What were your parents thinking?”

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