Pickles by Brian Crane for February 01, 2020

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    Dirty Dragon  about 3 years ago

    Earl’s dad would have loved velcro sneakers.

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    Concretionist  about 3 years ago

    One time, the local pharmacy gave my wive a “child proof” cap on her bottle of prescription pills. She couldn’t get it open. I couldn’t get it open… and I own tools! So, I laid it flat on the cutting board and used the cleaver to cut off the lid. Worked a treat. Thirty days later, I took the remaining bottle back for a refill. The pharmacist didn’t even ask: The refill came with an easy-open lid. Actually had little wings to make it easier to grasp.

    Moral: Sometimes, cutting it is the best idea!

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    jagedlo  about 3 years ago

    So you tied your shoes in Gordian knots then, Earl?

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    Breadboard  about 3 years ago

    Earl glad to see spending time in that drawer made you a sharper knife ;-)

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    chick485  about 3 years ago

    i haven’t tied my shoes in years. WAY too much work for an old codger with ADD. Just slip ‘em on and off. Sure miss my younger days back in good ol’ St. Pete. FLIP-FLOPS!

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    Stevefk  about 3 years ago

    Should have gone done to the Bass outlet store and got some Penny loafers – they’ve been around since the ’30’s (well maybe not the outlet store but the shoes were!!!)

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    posse1 Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard that one! ~ very sound advice indeed!

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    nosirrom  about 3 years ago

    How do you untie “The Cheese”?

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    The Reader Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I think velcro has ruined this life lesson!

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    1953Baby  about 3 years ago

    Remember when a five-year-old’s IQ depended on whether s/he could tie his/her shoes? Geezus, the stupid stuff we were made to worry about back in the day. . .

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    sarahbowl1  about 3 years ago

    His father was probably raised during the Great Depression, like my Mom!

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    Zebrastripes  about 3 years ago

    Earl must have been a difficult child growing up…LOL

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    tiomax  about 3 years ago

    I was reading a book about knots and the author was talking about the constrictor knot, a way to tie up a bundle of things that are relatively long and straight. He said “This knot, however, is best untied with a knife!”

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    zeexenon  about 3 years ago

    Well sometimes, and somehow a bow-knot turns into a Gordion-knot.

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    Blot  about 3 years ago

    I’ve saved my old bottles and just transfer the new pills (and label) to them.

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    KEA  about 3 years ago

    just when I thought there were no new “old sayings”

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    whenlifewassimpler  about 3 years ago

    They have in my file at CVS "no child-proof caps. Plus I have saved the child proof caps and have extra’s so once the child proof comes off (yes with a lot of work) the regular cap goes on.

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    HappyDog{ᴰᵒ ᵁ ᴿᵉᵃᵈ ᴮᵒᶻᵒˀ} Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Years ago Dagwood Bumstead explained the value of knots. While putting up a clothesline for Blondie he declared, “If you cut a line too short you can always tie a piece on, but if you make it too long there’s nothing you can do about it!”

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