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Pickles by Brian Crane for March 28, 2020

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    allen@home  11 months ago

    Opal has the same fear i have. That vacuum might be powerful enough to suck out what little brains,Earl has left along with the cotton swab tip.

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    Concretionist  11 months ago

    When my friend had brain surgery, they told him that they’d tried to suck out the tumor, but the inside of his head kept sucking it back in…

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  11 months ago

    called it about the tweezers (as if Earl has a brain anyway)

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    stellanova87  11 months ago

    Using the vacuum attachment might be very unsanitary as well, you don’t know where that’s been sucking up who knows what.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Only if it’s a Dyson. “With the proper amount of suction.”

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    David Huie Green-Life is good  11 months ago

    Can’t lose what isn’t there. Earl’s safe!!!

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    macky87  11 months ago

    I’m a bit lost here. Originally it was stuck in his right ear, so why is he trying to suck something from his left ear now? Or does Earl just have one long tunnel in there?

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    Sanspareil  11 months ago

    Congrats to the commenters from yesterday who predicted this scenario!

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  11 months ago

    We all called it yesterday!

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    borntobemild Premium Member 11 months ago

    Trying to figure out how you can lose a whole cotton swab in your ear?

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    kathleenhicks62  11 months ago

    better than using your elbow-“Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear”

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    jagedlo  11 months ago

    and thus ends a nice 4-day story arc….

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    Fishenguy  11 months ago

    Too late for that, Opal. Nothing left to suck out!

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    T.P.# Eight  11 months ago

    Opal just said Earl has a brain ! The wonder of it all ;-)

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    Yardley701  11 months ago

    What Brain!

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    JSH in Dover  11 months ago

    Apparently due to the stronger vacuum inside his head!

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    ksu71  11 months ago

    I didn’t know Earl was Canadian.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’ve been told by anonymous sources that I’d make a great vacuum – as I suck at everything. js

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    joefearsnothing  11 months ago

    I remember , on an episode of All In the Family, Archie is complaining and Edith says “Oh Archie it’s all in your head” to which he replies “Edith you know I ain’t got nothin in my head”! ;o)

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    DaveQuinn  11 months ago

    Earl is pressing Opal’s buttons and she is her usual self, nothing but sarcastic snarky remarks. For someone who claims to love him, Opal is always rude to Earl.

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    Caerin  11 months ago

    allen@home called it yesterday!

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    Zebrastripes  11 months ago

    I mentioned tweezers yesterday, didn’t I? Suck your brain out? I don’t think so……

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    ForrestOverin  11 months ago

    More like, while you had the vacuum elevated up to your ear, you could bring it crashing down on Opal’s head. THAT’s what she’s afraid of!

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    mur.joe  11 months ago

    As a surgery intern, rotating on neurosurgery, my first case was assisting on a brain tumor removal. We used the suction technique to remove the tumor, not a scalpel. Your friend spoke the truth regarding what he was told, tumors can retract/fall back inward…not sure I would say it was ‘sucked’ back in, but I can understand it may be only semantics of words…

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    contralto2b  11 months ago

    I don’t know why, but I found it interesting that she said brain instead of brains. I have just been sitting here trying to think of why there are times when “brains” seems more correct than “brain”. Every time I think I have it figured out, I can think of an instance where the other word fits just fine if used the same way, but also times when it just doesn’t sound right. Anyone else have any thoughts about it? Does anyone have any idea about why I might find one version working better than the other? Or am I just weird?

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 11 months ago

    Ah, she read yesterday’s comments! ;-D

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    wlbr549  11 months ago

    “A mind is a terrible thing to vacuum!”

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    zeexenon  11 months ago

    Like I said yesterday.

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    whenlifewassimpler  11 months ago

    Earl get yourself to a doctor pronto.

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    antidancer  11 months ago

    Poor Earl, unfortunately she’s right!

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    fix-n-fly  11 months ago

    You’ll suck your brain out, you’ll suck your brain out! (not to be confused with “You’ll shoot your eyes out!”

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    Jim Kerner Premium Member 11 months ago

    That joke sux!

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    pbr50138  11 months ago

    I had an earplug get stuck in my ear, so I went to the emergency room. It took them 5 seconds. It cost me $1300.

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