Pickles by Brian Crane for January 21, 2023

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      about 1 year ago

    he’s still quite the charmer

    he manages, somehow

    to keep his good humor

    despite marrying a sow

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    Ratkin  about 1 year ago

    He spurred her to give it a shot.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    hardy-har-har, Opal

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    Cornelius Noodleman  about 1 year ago

    No spurs no jingle jangle.

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    Kwen  about 1 year ago

    The beginning of last verse had me worried…

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    PraiseofFolly  about 1 year ago

    And if Earl dared to counter:

    “My gal rides side-saddle / And although she denies

    It’s ‘cause over the years / She’s developed fat thighs!”

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    sandpiper  about 1 year ago

    As a kid she probably popped bubba’s balloons

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    MayCauseBurns  about 1 year ago

    How do you annoy a poet? Be another poet.

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    jagedlo  about 1 year ago

    It wouldn’t be half as annoying if she didn’t have that happy look on her face!

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    trainnut1956  about 1 year ago

    Cowboy poet: Oh give me mah boots an’ mah saddle… Audience: Oh! Give me ear plugs for my head!

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    goboboyd  about 1 year ago

    Now now. It’s one of those fancy reclinin’ saddles. Massages the the critter at the same time. Not that they really care for it.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Local paper has a hunting/fishing columnist who is interesting writing about his adventures and town history. Once a year his wife writes a humorous column about him on Father’s Day.

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    ChristineMurphy  about 1 year ago

    My first laugh-out-loud of the day, and that doesn’t happen often.

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    ksu71  about 1 year ago

    She needs one more line.

    Burma-Shave

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    Judy Hendrickson [Unnamed Reader - 852856]  about 1 year ago

    Oooooooo opal!!!

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    Spacetech  about 1 year ago

    Though his prose may seem witty, It seems he is only looking for pity..

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    brick10  about 1 year ago

    Doggerel – poetry that is irregular in rhythm and in rhyme, often deliberately for burlesque or comic effect

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    Duane Ott  about 1 year ago

    I saddled Ol’ Duff and rode out to do battleWith dogies and steers and other wild cattleAnd my wife’s response, “Be done with your prattle—It stinks worse than the seat of your saddle!!”

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    ladykat  about 1 year ago

    Good one, Opal!

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    tremaine53  about 1 year ago

    “And he’s married to a dumpy wife, who does her best to wreck his life!”

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    Can’t wait til tomorrows strip! LOL‼️☺️

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    ANIMAL  about 1 year ago

    You can ALWAYS count on Opal to ruin the mood…..

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Some of the best cowboys became those old barfly duffers sitting on the western tavern porches. Chill Wills, Gabby Hayes, and Smiley Burnette were tweeners.

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    Sir Isaac  about 1 year ago

    I’ve heard that song about Buffalo Rome but never could find it on the map.

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    donwestonmysteries  about 1 year ago

    Well, that’s where writers get it done.

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    RDerekGrier  about 1 year ago

    Stay tuned, Earl going to go on the defensive

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    carlsonbob  about 1 year ago

    He’s a cowboy at heart, or so he’d brag, too bad he married, such an insufferable nag.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  about 1 year ago

    A cowboy’s a mindset,

    No cattle required,

    Earl’s somewhat like thet,

    As a poet inspired

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    Mopman  about 1 year ago

    He talked about writing cowboy poetry for one strip and then just went on to other things. Where’s the poetry?

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    wiatr  about 1 year ago

    It’s been quite a long time since I last sat astride a horse but I still like watching Westerns.

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    Chris  about 1 year ago

    love it! :D

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    Jaime Jean M  about 1 year ago

    Here’s som ChatGPT-generated cowboy poetry. Opal’s much better.

    “The Lone Rider”

    Ridin’ through the dusty plains,With the wind in my hair,My trusty steed by my side,And my hat tipped low, I stare.

    The sun beats down on my back,As I make my way alone,Through the vast and endless land,That I call my home.

    I’ve got a gun by my side,And a heart full of pride,I’m a cowboy, through and through,Ridin’ free, with nothin’ to hide.

    I’ll sing my songs ‘round the campfire,And tell my tales with glee,For I am the lone rider,And the wild west is where I’ll be.

    As the stars come out above,And the moon lights up the night,I’ll ride off into the distance,With the wind in my eyes, and my heart full of fight.

    For I am the cowboy,The lone rider on the range,With my horse and my hat,And my spirit free, I’ll never change.

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