Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly for October 24, 2021

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    willispate  7 months ago

    this must be the Kite Eating Tree Charlie Brown’s been complaining about.

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    Imagine  7 months ago

    No batteries needed if you fly them in an electrical storm.

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    JD'Huntsville'AL  7 months ago

    Did you notice? The kite in the opening panel is a tribute to Charlie Brown.

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    wldhrsy2luv  7 months ago

    It must be Charlie Brown tribute day.

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member 7 months ago

    Kites $19.99 ?!? They’re just sticks and tissue paper … and you have to put them together yourself! Why, in MY day …

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    Susan00100  7 months ago

    You don’t need batteries, Skyler; they’re powered by fairy dust (after all, Wendy has to earn a living).

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    littlejohn Premium Member 7 months ago

    Oh what simple fun one can have with just some wooden sticks, paper/or light cloth, and some string. Plus a little exercise, (running). Who need fancy electronics on a dry and sunny day with a good breeze blowing.

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    'IndyMan'  7 months ago

    Seems like ‘Cosmo’ has a FEW things to explain to ‘Skylar’ BESIDES the ‘Birds and Bees’ ! ! ! !

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    Geophyzz  7 months ago

    The real fun with kites was flying up with them behind a water-ski boat. Ah, the good-ol’-days.

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    whitleysj  7 months ago

    yes, yes we did.

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    david_42  7 months ago

    I love flying kites, but around here either there is either no wind or enough to fly a barn door.

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    rshive  7 months ago

    Hopefully “modernity” won’t catch up with kites.

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    Lee26 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Rubes also honors Charlie B today.

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    ToddH Premium Member 7 months ago

    Love the Charlie Brown referernce!

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    PoodleGroomer  7 months ago

    You fly them behind the big electric prairie fans out in the country.

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    Linguist  7 months ago

    Oh, go fly a kite, Skyler!

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    KEA  7 months ago

    $20 is about the minimum price for a nice kite these days… even without batteries

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    paranormal  7 months ago

    With tuppence and paper and string…

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    schaefer jim  7 months ago

    Charlie’s kite is in the Kite Hall Of Fame in a tree of course.

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    Olddog04  7 months ago

    Can’t wait until spring. My kids love flying kites.

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    cuzinron47  7 months ago

    They’re eco-friendly, powered by wind.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 7 months ago

    fly them high enough in a thunderstorm and you may get them charged for free.

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    o_pedrosa  7 months ago

    All those kites in the shop are from Charlie’s tree.

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    tripwire45  7 months ago

    My grandchildren love flying kites. Better than batteries.

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    sbwagner  7 months ago

    You need to go w/ stunt kites…. so much fun… was dive bombing my sister in law at Jekyll Island over Thanksgiving years ago. Had to hold on to my son when he was flying the kite. Wind was so strong was dragging him.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 7 months ago

    Why do they need batteries?

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    Do you have one with Bluetooth?

    Ever notice that no one sells a helium balloon shaped like a piñata?

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    tee929  7 months ago

    They have all gone solar!

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  7 months ago

    Batteries not required, the energy is contained by nature and within yourself.

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    JP Steve Premium Member 7 months ago

    Ben Franklin was the first to electrify a kite…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVuSD2PQuNk

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