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The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for July 25, 2021

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    dadthedawg  4 months ago

    Mom will be the judge of that…..

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    wjones  4 months ago

    Allowance security. Maybe.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    And then it is the Italian mothers who protect their sons.

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    oldpine52  4 months ago

    The kid has a great future in politics.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 4 months ago

    Listen to your mum, Wilberforce!! Sometimes father doesn’t know best!!

    /SHMIRK/

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    jmworacle  4 months ago

    Don’t get cocky kid….

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    wiatr Premium Member 4 months ago

    My son decided early on that he was smarter than his parents. He’s still at it all these decades later.

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    GROG Premium Member 4 months ago

    Even I knew that at Wilberforce’s age. He can’t be as smart as she thinks.

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    SWCarter  4 months ago

    The special tool is why there are no weeds in the lawn. Oh, wait…

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    Jeff0811  4 months ago

    Wilberforce doesn’t realize dad tried all the same tricks and shortcuts when he was a kid. Brutus is trying to share the benefit of his years of experience. Send Wilberforce out to weed the lawn every two weeks, and eventually he will (hopefully) figure out that his way is not working.

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    Poor parents. It takes us longer to realize that our kids are smarter than us about some things than it does for our kids to know they’re smarter than us.

    Son, why doesn’t this computer work?

    Plug it in, Dad. Plug it in!

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    Orcatime  4 months ago

    Why is he allowed to talk like that and not get instant punishment?

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    tauyen  4 months ago

    The older I get the more I realize how wise my parents were, but then ‘I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now’. [Dylan]

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    Meg, Apropos of Nothing  4 months ago

    “I taught him everything I know. It took close to an hour.”

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    Chris  4 months ago

    you’re not helping!

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    preacherman  4 months ago

    I usually let the flowering weeds take control of the front yard during the Spring. They really put out their best flowers, including the dandelions. Eventually, when they’ve begun to brown, they’re mowed down, but not the dandelions. For them, I let them grow tall, but not to the seed state, and then cut them off at the root and pluck ’em off to the trash pile. By then, my centipede grass has begun to grow.

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    Looneytunes65  4 months ago

    I actually like seeing the dandelions blooming. I don’t like them in my flower bed, but out in the yard, I just mow them.

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    Michael G.  4 months ago

    Being smarter than Brutus is akin to moving quicker than a snail.

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    That was my job too, but I had one with a much longer handle so I didn’t have to work on my hands and knees.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Apple doesn’t fall far from that tree. Too bad. He learned by example. Should be no dessert for either of them tonight…..

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    dcdete.  4 months ago

    Well in one way the kid has a scientific point. If you always cut the yellow heads off before they turn into seeds there will eventually be no more seeds for new plants. Problem is though EVERYBODY has to do it or else if one neighbor’s dandelions go to seed, the wind will spread them back into your lawn!

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 4 months ago

    Brutus is correct for a change Gladys. Stick up for your husband instead of encouraging his son to disrespect him. Like the rest of the world. Except me – I love you Brutus!

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    On the other hand, Brutus way didn’t keep the dandelions from growing.

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    Iseau  4 months ago

    With that attitude, never!

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    My dad had a simple way of teaching. Do it your way and when you’re done – you’ll do it my way, even if it takes you all night. I got the message fast.

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    Leojim  4 months ago

    Daughter calling in panic: the air conditioner is not working, it’s blowing hot air.Dad: well where’s the dial set……….. Silence hey, it’s working now how did I do that?

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    Buckeye67  4 months ago

    Brutus knows he can always count on Gladys to almost back him up.

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    mfrasca  4 months ago

    Time for a controlled experiment: do half the yard Dad’s way, the other half Wilberforce’s way. Wait one week and compare the results.

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    walstib  4 months ago

    During the 1960’s dandelion wine fad, my parents sent us out to collect as many dandelion heads as possible. Of course that meant a visit to our church lawn.

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    kathleenhicks62  4 months ago

    Leave the dandelion blooms for the honey bees, they love them. Make a space just for dandelions?

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 4 months ago

    2 ways to look at this. #1-Wilberforce is being paid to get rid of the dandelions so doing it his way makes the most sense to him#2-Wilberforce is being paid to get rid of the dandelions and Thorny does not want to pay him over and over

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    PaulGoes  4 months ago

    I think Mark Twain said, “When I was 18, I couldn’t believe how stupid my father was. By the time I was 21, I was amazed at how much he had learned.”

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    rice69922  4 months ago

    You got that right!

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    Lightpainter  4 months ago

    I don’t even think Brutus’ way is efficient here. It is too easy to miss part of the root, and then the weed returns.

    I spray them with weed killer.
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