Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for June 07, 2020


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    momofalex7  6 months ago

    Not in Oregon.

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    fairportfan  6 months ago

    Must not have any Legos handy – they had to use a fork.

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    ikini Premium Member 6 months ago

    Why is there a tiny shopping cart behind the brown ankle boots?

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    crabbyred  6 months ago

    Why is Phil the only one with a mask?

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    Back to Big Mike  6 months ago

    Apparently your dog is better trained than my bride’s. I can’t walk barefoot in our yard without those “dog mines” everywhere.

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    dwane.scoty1  6 months ago

    He’s Covin19 +?

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    Stevefk  6 months ago

    The last time I did that I almost stepped on a snake (pygmy rattler, they’re really small and blend into the lawn) in the back yard, from them on always wore shoes or at least flip flops when walking outside. Walking outside barefoot anymore is not the most sensible thing a person can do.

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    david_42  6 months ago

    Not in northern Illinois. Sideways and roads were hot enough to blister.

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    P51Strega  6 months ago

    Not a good place to leave the fork when everyone’s barefoot

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    tcayer  6 months ago

    Gee. Vacation’s starting early…

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    Jeffin Premium Member 6 months ago

    Apple: Teachers. Fork: restaurant workers. Mask: Hospital staff. Steering wheel: Delivery drivers. Microscope: Scientists. Grocery cart: Grocery workers-Me.

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    rmoodyg  6 months ago

    Hard to do Spencer’s Butt… Butte in bare feet…

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    hospitaldude  6 months ago

    Central Coast of CA is going to the beach today (socially distant, of course).

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    Flatlander, the commentator formally known as...  6 months ago

    The idea began with “Baby Blues” co-creator Rick Kirkman, who contacted some of his fellow cartoonists about coordinating a campaign while sheltering in place. Kirkman’s syndicate, King Features, and the National Cartoonists Society helped boost the initiative, as did Andrews McMeel Syndication.

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    Rog22  6 months ago

    Not when you have a dog!

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    Ukko wilko  6 months ago

    Not while cleaning up all the debris from the hail storm.

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    maverick.kaminski  6 months ago

    I like how the baby is doing ‘Happy Baby” pose.

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    tung cha cha cha  6 months ago

    If you go to the “Lio” strip, you will find an explanation for all the symbols (fork, apple, wheel, microscope, etc) to represent all the cartoonists’ thanks to ALL the essential workers (delivery drivers, grocery workers, garbage collectors, teachers, medical professionals, etc).

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    anomalous4  6 months ago

    And if you are barefoot, watch out for the fork on the step…

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    marilynnbyerly  6 months ago

    My yard is full of white clover and bees so nope on the bare feet outside. Inside, however, is another matter.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Growing up in Missouri, we learned that hard way not to do that. Too much clover in the yard.

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    8arkay  6 months ago

    Would love to go barefoot, but when you live on top of limestone, that’s a bit uncomfortable. Now add the cactus, agarita, yucca, thistles, brambles, bur clover, and stickers of various kinds — well, barefoot is a right bad idea.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  6 months ago

    I wonder of this strip is intended to tick off those who dislike the “gotta love August” strips? d;o)

    (Don’t include me among them!)

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Nope. We have horses and chickens. Sandals with toe caps maybe. Not even flip flops for me. Misery is walking barefoot in a grassy meadow and finding out it is a cow pasture the hard way.

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    kab2rb  6 months ago

    Not around where we live at barefoot, stickers, cannot afford to treat. Big location surround us has stickers.

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    sew-so  6 months ago

    When my brother and I were 3-4yo, the pediatrician told mom to let us go barefoot whenever possible due to both of us having extremely narrow feet. It worked!

    My brother ended up with size 16 wide, and I’m a petite 9.5 wide. And I still go barefoot when possible, in spite of sandspurs getting everywhere.

    Maybe we shouldn’t have gone barefoot quite so much?

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    AGBinCH  6 months ago

    Not in Switzerland this week. 15 Celsius / 60 Fahrenheit this week

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    contralto2b  6 months ago

    My mom and I used to walk barefoot along the Atlantic beaches in Eastern Maryland in Late Nov/Early Dec. Yes, we were crazy. :o)

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    captastro  6 months ago

    Formal flip flops

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    Daeder  6 months ago

    Ya gotta love June!

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    GiantShetlandPony  6 months ago

    Yes, but please put shoes on before entering the grocery store.

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    GiantShetlandPony  6 months ago

    Oh, and Thanks and you are welcome.

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    chief tommy  6 months ago

    Got all 6 — mask, apple, shopping cart, steering wheel, fork, microscope — way to go Jan

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    pamela welch Premium Member 6 months ago

    Found ’em! Cleverly done Jan ♥

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    It’s June! The pollen is hip deep on the ground (ants have hips, right?), the wind is gusting up to 30 MPH and the temperature is 50º F at 4:00 pm.

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    rhodabe  6 months ago

    Or WA.

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    ScretWitch  6 months ago

    I love that Jan put in our thanks to all the front line personnel in the one panel! <3 (Did you see them all? (a supermarket shopping cart, apples for teachers, a fork to thank food service workers and a microscope to salute medical researchers). <3

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    mi_sbs  6 months ago

    I have followed this comic for quite a while but never wrote a comment until now. As an essential worker (in the ER and in teaching), I would like to thank you and all of the cartoonists who took part in the National Cartoonists Society challenge to use the symbols in their comics today (well, yesterday, since I’m writing this on Monday).

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    SteveofUnknownKadath  6 months ago

    Methinks the blond boy is about to get tickled silly! :-D

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    vlbrown Premium Member 6 months ago

    How come only Phil is wearing a mask?

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    dknutson01  6 months ago

    Shouldn’t Wally be the one with the mask on since he lives next door and not with Val and the kids?

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    sbwertz  6 months ago

    Not in Phoenix unless you like fried feet.

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    DaveQuinn  6 months ago

    My wife never wears socks from May to the first of December. Sandals only.

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