Pickles by Brian Crane for December 04, 2021

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    sirbadger  6 months ago

    Maybe the dog could grab one end and run around the tree a few times.

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    Earl seems to be going through a curmudgeon phase. I wonder if Brian Crane’s feeling good…

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  6 months ago

    Happened in Garfield years back and just a few days ago in Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog.

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  6 months ago

    Opal to a friend on the phone: I asked the husband to put up the Christmas lights and he hung them up all in a clump. Just wait until the husband wants his dinner and I give it to him. All in a clump! Same with his laundry. All in a clump!

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    Dirty Dragon  6 months ago

    Earl should try for a Tommybaum.

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    Frankie5466  6 months ago

    23rd wedding anniversary today (god idk where so many years went! Seems like yesterday I was turning 18 & saying “I do”) wonder sometimes if we’ll be like Opal & Earl one day lol

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    RodeoBoy  6 months ago

    That’s pretty much how I’d do it.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    Seems if you put up several light tangles you might get the effect without worrying about all the knots and tangles.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 6 months ago

    And some of you wonder why she yanks his chain sometimes.

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    pcolli  6 months ago

    Good enough.

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    adunano367  6 months ago

    I’ve seen instructional videos that weren’t as helpful.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Amazing how that happens while in storage off season!

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    Opal, you didn’t specify how they were be put up.

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    You really over delivered, plugging them in like that!

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    juicebruce  6 months ago

    Earl I have a feeling you will be doing a redo ;-)

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    beachcabbie  6 months ago

    I’ve been doing that for years. Now, even my wife is amused.

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    And then Earl can use it for New Year’s to imitate the Times Square ball drop!

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    Darryl Heine  6 months ago

    You forgot to untangle them!

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    scote1379 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’ve got a neighbor who solved that problem he never takes the lights down, just changes out the inflatables Christmas to Easter than Halloween back to Christmas !

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    LOL! Face it, Opal, it’s a no go….

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    jhpeanut  6 months ago

    Darryl from baby Blues did this years ago.

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    david_42  6 months ago

    My dad had pieces of heavy cardboard he wrapped the lights around before storing, never had a tangle. The tough part was figuring out which light failed. We had those ‘all lights in series so if one fails they all go out’ for years.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 6 months ago

    IMVPO putting lights and decorations all over your house is like boasting about how much $$$ you have. Yesterday, while passing by some wealthy homes, I discovered that there are companies that can be hired to put up and take down your light show

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 6 months ago

    I have extension cord organizers and use them to store the lights. Work great.

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    Chris  6 months ago

    oh yeah, they’re up alright. all tangled up in terrible knots. :D

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    Golf Buff  6 months ago

    Nice red shirt, Earl! Same old shirt, Opal!

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    andrew5  6 months ago

    Definitely the joke of the year. This is the third version I’ve seen in two days. No offence to Mr Crane: he probably submitted his version weeks ago, as did the others.

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    Oge  6 months ago

    I left mine up from last year. No, they’re not hanging from the house and fence, but I hope they can shine through the new growth on the evergreen shrubs. If only I can find the end of the cord … it’s in there somewhere.

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    Lee26 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Good man, Earl. Passive aggressiveness was called for and you performed it well.

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    opspecial Premium Member 6 months ago

    Gotta love Earl.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  6 months ago

    At least they all work and undecorating will be a breeze!

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    The secret to solving this problem is putting them away properly last year. I use a flat board about 8 X 11 with little extensions both ends, think of a capital I with serifs. I just wind the lights around the I and the serifs keep the string on the board. 15 years for the old ones.

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    Queen of America Premium Member 6 months ago

    Again, why can’t the son in law help? His stepson practically lives at Earls’ house so it’s the least he could do.

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    goboboyd  6 months ago

    Will probably do that myself this year. Hmmm, I wonder why I live alone. But I’m ok with that.

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    LeeBrenneison  6 months ago

    Is that a giant caterpillar crawling out of the box?

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    w16521  6 months ago

    Don’t blame Earl at all. Untangling Xmas lights is a real pain.

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    I’m waiting for a LASER LED Outside Christmas Hologram to be invented. Due to the phase difference, the drivers speeding by will see an Officer holding a radar gun.

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    The Fly Hunter  6 months ago

    Sheesh…. and I thought I was lazy….

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    Ren Rodee  6 months ago

    Now at least I have a plan!

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    newswatcher  6 months ago

    Quick remedy…

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 6 months ago

    I never take mine down in the backyard, and I turn them on all year long. The new ones I buy for the front yard, invariably get added in the back yard every year.

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    Consider the untangling of the Christmas lights as a spiritual exercise. It teaches patience and control of one’s temper at a time of year when those qualities are especially to be treasured.

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    kab2rb  6 months ago

    Oh Earl lazy does not want to untangle.

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    zippo26050  6 months ago

    Boooo Foul on the play.

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    Kaycee Lane  6 months ago

    What is the furry thing hanging out of the box in the middle panel??

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