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Wallace the Brave by Will Henry for May 30, 2021

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    LastRoseofSummer Premium Member 6 months ago

    Of course. I expected nothing more from The Feral One.

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    Laurie Sefton Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sterling is his own explanation.

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    butterfly_qvrs  6 months ago

    Is it too early to start Sterling’s therapy?

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    Muntherdoesstuff  6 months ago

    wallace’s story almost made sterlings’s normal

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    Muntherdoesstuff  6 months ago

    back in the past austrailian people used to eat honey with dried ants

    wallace just making his own style of it
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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 6 months ago

    1. It is often said (and makes sense to me) that except for a small set of standardized/memorized verbal routines (Have a nice day!), almost every sentence we produce or encounter is a unique combination of words never before written or spoken. This suggests that a mental grammar that emerges in early childhood empowers us to (almost effortlessly) express anything in a unique way. Unique, as in, never previously uttered in the history of the human race.

    Example:

    This morning Spud helped me cover my feet in honey. (And most of the other sentences in today’s flotilla of balloons.)

    2. Isaac Asimov, adventurously curious even as a small child, once replied to a question from his mother by spitting into his hand a squirming mass of live isopods (aka pill bugs, roly-polies, wood lice). She had asked why he was making such weird faces. He said he had wondered if a mouthful of the little creatures would tickle his tongue. Maybe Wallace will grow up to be as wonderfully creative as Asimov. Or, dare it be said, as Will Henry.

    Thus:

    When the ants finally found the honey, it tickled like crazy!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 6 months ago

    I love that Wallace’s mother just accepts his explanation, and turns to Sterling for his.

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    rhtatro  6 months ago

    Let’s see him try that with fire ants.

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    Three Steps Over Japan  6 months ago

    Oh wow, that really sinks!

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    jschumaker  6 months ago

    Once again, Sterling gets the punchline.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Went through many a manure pile as a kid, gathering worms for fishing. Sterling may have been looking for worms, too..

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    GabiLaser  6 months ago

    Painfully elaborate or effortlessly natural … in the end we all get dirty

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    david_reaves Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m glad fire ants don’t survive as far north as Snug Harbor. Fire ant bites are something Wallace never needs to see!

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    Baer321  6 months ago

    I quite enjoy the comments for Wallace the Brave. They are often insightful and fun to read. Quite unlike the comment section for Big Nate (a comic I also enjoy) which seem to be troll bait and quite rude.

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    Life is never dull at their household……

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    scyphi26  6 months ago

    That’s the difference between Wallace and Sterling. Wallace has a whole adventurous story to tell as he explains. Sterling just gets right to the point.

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    Gandalf  6 months ago

    If those had been fire ants….

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    Barnabus Blackoak  6 months ago

    uh, the ants wouldn’t have tickled, they’ld be stinging like crazy AS THEY ATE YOUR FLESH!!!!!!

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    FunnyMinnion  6 months ago

    Spud must have run pretty soon after that to get away with honey feet

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    So Sterling was walking through the strawberry patch?

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    DCBakerEsq  6 months ago

    Manure will do that to you. Just don’t add honey.

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    NWdryad  6 months ago

    I have always loved that Poseidon statue

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sterling is just a simple child. He sees manure, he jumps on it.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 6 months ago

    I hope Mom scrubs the sink real good when she’s done.

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    Thinkingblade  6 months ago

    It would seem to me that in this household a shop or laundry sink might be appropriate – but it looks like there are dishes stacked behind Wallace.

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    lh123  6 months ago

    That looks like a porcelain sink we had long ago. She might very well use lightweight dish tubs inside it—papier mache, plastic, silicone… Dad had his own separate tubs for machine parts, but the one sink was used for dishes, veggies, laundry, bathing children and dogs, pretty much everything.

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