Pickles by Brian Crane for March 28, 2020


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    allen@home  about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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.  about 1 year ago

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

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    stellanova87  about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago

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

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    David Huie Green-Life is good  about 1 year ago

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

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    macky87  about 1 year 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  about 1 year ago

    Congrats to the commenters from yesterday who predicted this scenario!

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  about 1 year ago

    We all called it yesterday!

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    borntobemild Premium Member about 1 year ago

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

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    kathleenhicks62  about 1 year ago

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

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    jagedlo  about 1 year ago

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

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    Fishenguy  about 1 year ago

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

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    Breadboard  about 1 year ago

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

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    Yardley701  about 1 year ago

    What Brain!

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    JSH in Dover  about 1 year ago

    Apparently due to the stronger vacuum inside his head!

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    ksu71  about 1 year ago

    I didn’t know Earl was Canadian.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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  about 1 year ago

    allen@home called it yesterday!

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

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

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    ForrestOverin  about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago

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

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    wlbr549  about 1 year ago

    “A mind is a terrible thing to vacuum!”

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Like I said yesterday.

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    whenlifewassimpler  about 1 year ago

    Earl get yourself to a doctor pronto.

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    antidancer  about 1 year ago

    Poor Earl, unfortunately she’s right!

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    fix-n-fly  about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago

    That joke sux!

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    pbr50138  about 1 year 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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