The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for January 30, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    What was difficult was carrying the piano right under the window of Gladys’ house.

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    Jaques Sheet  4 months ago

    they are if you have chop suey and no fork

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    Jeff0811  4 months ago

    It could have been worse. Mother Gargle could have told her Brutus should be a one man banned.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well . . at least Brutus made the effort, and that’s all that counts in his book.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    It’s was a start.

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    And he played it off key.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 4 months ago

    He played piano by ear while she fiddled with her navel.

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    [Traveler]  4 months ago

    Then they would go out for Chinese food

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    wongo  4 months ago

    Well who was on top of the piano? Brutis or Mom? And was the piano a “grand” large enough for them both? I’m so confused.!

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    Just-me  4 months ago

    Brutus was doing the best he could with the knowledge and talent he had…

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    rhpii  4 months ago

    The neighbors thought he was just a howling alley cat, and threw something at him.

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    Chris  4 months ago

    what’s the matter with Chinese styled piano playing. :D

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    preacherman  4 months ago

    I don’t know, Gladys. It sure won you over. No doubt she was lucky to have anyone serenading her, playing anything.

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    That toy piano was murder

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    Lola85 Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s about as far as I got with my piano playing.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  4 months ago

    “Chopsticks” may have been a fond memory, but it wasn’t the key to their relationship.

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    paranormal  4 months ago

    I was picturing Brutus sprawled out on the lid of a Grand piano singing torch songs…

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    Jefano Premium Member 4 months ago

    I suppose it partly depends on the lyrics.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    While l agree it may not be the most romantic song created, it did contribute to you falling in love and ultimately marrying Brutus. Let’s hear it for “chopsticks”….

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    NOW…that is funny!

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    And she said, “Would somebody stop torturing that cat!”.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Good ole Brutus Thornapple, his most request was for him to play Far Far Away.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 4 months ago

    No ‘Heart and Soul’ in that, eh???

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    Buckeye67  4 months ago

    Romantic is as romantic does, I am sure Brutus put his whole, “Heart and Soul” into his serenade.

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    l3i7l  4 months ago

    Chopsticks on a floor piano.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 4 months ago

    Now when they go out to a swanky place and the band strikes up Chopsticks (which of course is a staple of Swanky Place musicians), Romeo Brutus says “they’re playing our song my love” and sweeps Gladys onto the dance floor.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 4 months ago

    For Brutus, that was a huge step into romance!

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    paullp Premium Member 4 months ago

    In the final panel, she appears to be smiling, just a little. She’s not in full zinger mode; there’s a fond memory coming back to her. (As several other people here have already observed, something won her over and they did get married.)

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