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Wallace the Brave by Will Henry for November 01, 2020

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 12 months ago

    Win-win. If you guys don’t like it but Mom does,That means she’ll be less likely to get the stuff you like.

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    Laurie Sefton Premium Member 12 months ago

    Sterling has standards?!?

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    LastRoseofSummer Premium Member 12 months ago

    What mother asks? We wait til the kids are asleep and get the good stuff…heh heh heh.

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    conndor4x20+5  12 months ago

    I always thought black licorice is the only one until I visited the USA. Never got used to the red licorice and still love the black.

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    mariodealpine Premium Member 12 months ago

    I would ALWAYS hoard the licorice from the candy bowl at our firm’s entry. Red are plastic ties. I met an incredible redhead who took me to task for stealing HER licorice candy. (:-)

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    Joe-AllenDoty Premium Member 12 months ago

    If it is not black and not liquorice flavored, it is NOT liquorice.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 12 months ago

    Though the real thing can be found in the USA, most of what we have is the imitation. That being said, I like both… but the real thing is for some an “acquired taste”.

    The real stuff is also low-grade toxic. It can be fatal, but you’d have to eat multiple bags every day for many weeks before any negative effects would manifest.

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    Kroykali  12 months ago

    I hate black licorice. Like chewing on tar.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 12 months ago

    HEY! Licorice is the best!

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 12 months ago

    Hey! Why are we picking on Mom?! Callard & Bowser licorice toffees were the best!

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 12 months ago

    Up until now, she was the coolest mom ever..!

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    jschumaker  12 months ago

    I like how Mom is getting a collective stink eye in the 4th panel.

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    LaurentVaillancourt  12 months ago

    A free supply of that “candy” made by Michelin Tire off-cuts to bribe-persuade-distract your mother? A kid couldn’t have a better scenario.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 12 months ago

    My mother liked black licorice too. I tried it…didn’t like it.

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    scyphi26  12 months ago

    Even the dad’s leaning in with a look of “…really?”

    Personally, I’ve never been a fan of licorice of any color.

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    Snowedin  12 months ago

    There used to be a small Mom and Pop grocery store in Eugene, Oregon, where my sister and I used to go to get our jelly beans. They had a glass container filled with all black ones! Yum!

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    Tentoes  12 months ago

    I was pretty little when Mom and I were sampling some mixed candies someone had sent us. I reached for a black one. “You might not..” Mom started to say. “Oh, you DO!”

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    Laurie Sefton Premium Member 12 months ago

    There was always someone who was handing out Good n Plenty or bags of Allsorts, likely because they liked liquorice, and there would always be leftovers….

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    John Leonard Premium Member 12 months ago

    The only people that like black licorice at my house are me and the dogs.

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    paperphrique  12 months ago

    Lord, how I miss Switzer’s Licorice. Looked like tire tread but tasted great. Even better were those nights when a thermal inversion would settle over the St. Louis riverfront and the smell of licorice was everywhere. Diabetics had to hold their breath all the way from the office to the parking lot. Good times.

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    fireeyes  12 months ago

    Remember those awful things that were supposed to be ‘cigars’?

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    Kandorian Premium Member 12 months ago

    How is everyone ignoring the fact that the seagull keeps getting in the house?

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    pchemcat  12 months ago

    I love black licorice!

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    raybarb44  12 months ago

    That’s what Moms are for. to eat the candy you don’t want. Dads are the ones that will take from the best candy bars you get, as the the Alpha Wolves that they are……

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    GKBOWOOD Premium Member 12 months ago

    Oh that ’s rich, coming from Sterling!

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    B.comics.61  12 months ago

    I love how they have all the candy lined up by type. I remember doing that.

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    DCBakerEsq  12 months ago

    Not candy. And, it’s deadly.

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    NWdryad  12 months ago

    Did you leave some for the gulls?

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    tcanton125  12 months ago

    I like black licorice also.

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    tcanton125  12 months ago

    We had no trick or treaters at our house last night.

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    Publius10608218  12 months ago

    Thank you! I love black licorice and am tired of seeing it only put down.

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    daswaff  12 months ago

    I am enthralled by Sterling; who seems to respond to mass ingestion of sugar by becoming more thoughtful, and at least superficially rational. He is using complete sentences and expressing complex concepts. “But at what cost?” is the most cohesive logic I have ever heard from him! I hope he becomes a philosophical “Popeye” who’s intellectual capacity vastly expands when he powers down a couple of pillow cases of candy. Just as spinach makes Popeye’s muscles explode, candy makes Sterling’s brain hyper powerful and causes him to become inert and sagacious.

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    FunnyMinnion  12 months ago

    Even the gull agrees. GULLS EAT EVERYTHING!!!(Except black licorice)

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 12 months ago

    Nobody else noticed the negative reaction from Dad?

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    Night-Gaunt49  12 months ago

    So do I. Hard to find any liquorice much less black.

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    Qest  12 months ago

    As a Dutch guy I have to agree with mom. Also, no shortage of black licorice here. It is one of the most common candy here and they come in all sorts. In fact, eating them right now.

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member 12 months ago

    Black liquorice is the best! Unfortunately I mustn’t eat it (not much at a time anyway).

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    StrongSand94191-&-CurrentBeatle18 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Sterling eats grasshoppers but he is disgusted by black licorice.

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