I assume the LaBans put out this strip for catharsis rather than to be funny: They grew up and live in the snow belt, so it’s their normal just like it’s my normal.
Oops. Not sure how I got my stories crossed.
It may be near you (and is near me), but in many places it isn’t. The DeGroots are somewhere in Canada, so let’s look at Toronto: Current median detached home price there is C$ 849,000. However, in Vancouver, or in many US west coast cities, that won’t even buy a fixer-upper. Even in places like Calgary, median price is around a half million C$, so C$650,000 would be just a little bit big.
Joe has 13 1/3 gumballs? How do you get 1/3 of a gumball, and why would you keep it?
The teacher takes away 15 from Jack and 3 1/3 from Joe, so I guess Joe doesn’t need to worry about it anymore, but still….
Birthdays as an adult — nailed it
And yes, really.
I’ve seen both “ABCs” and “Wheels on the Bus” done by request. A good musician can own either one.
Mistletoe — for the kiss of Death! :-D
I gotta give credit: That was a surprise even though we were told last strip that it would happen.
“Duck tape” is actually the original name: The cloth in it is cotton duck, hence the name. The US military used it in WWII for waterproofling stuff (ammunition cases, etc), so “duck” made sense to the soldiers too. But the original “Duck Tape” brand is a trademark, so competitors use the name “duct tape” to avoid the trademark.