Pickles by Brian Crane for October 18, 2020


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    jagedlo  about 1 month ago

    Especially if it’s a younger, better-looking sock, Earl!

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    Concretionist  about 1 month ago

    I have a dozen pairs of white socks and one pair each of dark brown and black socks… in case I ever need to attend an event wearing a suit (hasn’t happened in a decade or so). When the white socks start to wear out, I replace the whole dozen at once. Bottom line: I sort no socks (except about once per decade): I just grab the next two and they DO match.

    (No, I don’t wear socks with sandals)

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    eromlig  about 1 month ago

    Darned if you do; darned if you don’t. But who darns anymore?

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    StephenRice  about 1 month ago

    This is supposed to be a family strip! Why is everyone obsessed with sox?

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    Ratkin  about 1 month ago

    But hose counting?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 month ago

    I would hate to see Earl’s probable nephew Jon Arbuckle have this kind of discussion with Liz Wilson when it comes to fashion.

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    dadoctah  about 1 month ago

    You’ve all heard this one, I’m sure….

    She: “If I died, would you remarry?”

    He: “I might. After a suitable period of mourning, I might again feel the need of a companion, someone to look after me in my old age. Just as a way of meeting my social needs, mind you, but I’d never think of her as your ‘replacement’.”

    She: “Okay, I guess that makes sense. But would you sleep with her in our bed?”

    He: “I suppose I might. I mean, even if does have emotional associations, we’d talk it over and come to realize that it’s really just a piece of furniture, and it’d be silly to get rid of a perfectly good bed.”

    She: “I understand. But would you let her use my golf clubs?”

    He: “Never. Not in a million years.”

    She: “Really? But why not?”

    He: “Well, for one thing, she’s left-handed.”

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    seamusrmacdonald  about 1 month ago

    In my youth I had a girlfriend who would buy a bunch of identical nylon stockings on sale, on the sound premise that if you had, say, 12 pairs to start with, you were still in business down to the last 2 stockings. That was a LONG time ago!!

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    David Huie Green-What can it hurt?(last words)  about 1 month ago

    I buy gray socks and let them swap around. My socks have no shame or fidelity.

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    sergioandrade Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I buy several pair of identical socks at the same time so I still have usable socks for a long time.

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    laughingkitty  about 1 month ago

    Wearing 2 different colored socks was a fad at one time. No more, I guess.

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    nosirrom  about 1 month ago

    The socks I wear every day are all the same color. When one of a pair gets a hole I save the good one to match with the good one from the next pair where one gets a hole. That way I end up with a whole pair.

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    iggyman  about 1 month ago

    Someone outside noticed he had 2 different socks on and mentioned it, to which Earl replies “You like them? I have another pair like them at home”?

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    Imaginarium  about 1 month ago

    Opal the question is : Do you want warm or cold feet ? Who cares about the color ;-)

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 month ago

    Earl really SOCKED it to her, this time….

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    f_murphy  about 1 month ago

    Wasn’t it Steven Wright who said “I don’t go by color I go by thickness”

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    Snolep  about 1 month ago

    Says the fashionista in bunny slippers.

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    J Short Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I wore different color shoes to work once. The perils of dressing in the dark.

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    1953Baby  about 1 month ago

    I never wear two earrings that match. Why not socks, too? Be brave, Earl: make a fashion statement, start a fad. . .

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    Redd Panda  about 1 month ago

    Time to fire up the wayback machine…

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    DaveQuinn  about 1 month ago

    Opal needs to get a life. Who cares what color your socks are? I doubt if mismatched socks are going to change the world.

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    Grace Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Worn out socks make great dusting mittens… hubby wears a size 14 shoe so I can get my hand in there with room to spare. Great for getting around knickknacks

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    zeexenon  about 1 month ago

    Earl, next time you do the washing and drying the odds are good one will be lost. Trust me.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Socks make great cleaning rags. When mine have a hole I turn them inside out for the laundry so they’ll go on the rag pile.

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    Linguist  about 1 month ago

    Must be Earl’s trophy sox?

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    kathleenhicks62  about 1 month ago

    Put on shoes or slippers Earl then she may not notice.

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    ForrestOverin  about 1 month ago

    “Let’s revisit the part about getting rid of mates that have worn out, Opal. Do we still have that old wood chipper out in the shed?”

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    Buckeye67  about 1 month ago

    I don’t know why Opal is always trying to change Earl’s ways. After all time they have been together you would think she would know it’s a waste of time.

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    Bernie270  about 1 month ago

    Are we still talking about socks and infidelity and not people? That’s so funny. I love it.

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    mistercatworks  about 1 month ago

    I do discard both socks of a pair when one wears out. It’s comforting to know, when I discover myself wearing mismatched socks, that I have another pair just like it at home. :)

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    Natarose  about 1 month ago

    Actually there are many people that wear mismatching socks. They say it is bad luck. Superstitions and all.

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    MelRiedner  about 1 month ago

    (While I sincerely hope you never get it) If you have peripheral neuropathy the most comfortable feet garb to wear is socks with sandals.The sandals give the feet a soft hug while allowing less constraint than shoes …And I have a strong disdain for fashion police who try to tell me how I should dress

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    Ren Rodee  about 1 month ago

    Use the same strategy. Same brand and style of white sock, same brand and style of black socks. Never worried about the brown|black conundrum. No sorting, no paring, just wearing. Have saved immeasurable time over 20 years.

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    kab2rb  about 1 month ago

    Just have same color of white socks. My hubby has white socks he wears.

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    MikeyJay  about 1 month ago

    I wore two different shoes to work one day. I still to this day do not know how I managed to pull that off.

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