Monday, June 26, 2017



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Who’s above exaggerating? I suspect it’s something that one should avoid, but everybody does it! Megan thought she found a way to use Candace’s human nature in order to get out of keeping her room tidy. I sure don’t remember trying this as a kid, but you just never know… 


 

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Every summer I end up turning the wall into a miniature horror scene when I smack a fattened mosquito. At that point, I just hope it’s my own blood I’ve got to clean up! For some reason, these incidents seem most common on humid nights. I guess that’s because mosquitoes love the humidity and dislike direct sunlight, and are therefore out in full force on such evenings. Cleanup in the home furnishing department! 


 

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There are no two ways about it: A hot bath is crazy relaxing! Not to the point, however, where I tend to nod off in the tub. But Megan loves to sleep more than most people, and today that love came at a price. I used a soft digital brush to try to color Meg’s cheeks blue. Or white. I guess you’d call it very light blue. 


 

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At almost every point in my life there has been at least one pet in the home. So I know what I’m talking about when I say we humans don’t often deserve the title of Master! Today Fido is calling the shots, and I suspect many dogs and cats around the globe are doing exactly the same thing! As a bonus, this cartoon also lets readers catch a rare glimpse of one of Megan’s prayers, which always seem to make a backhanded reference to Candace!



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A quick disclaimer: I don’t know whether these prize offers you get in the mail are genuine ore not. That said, however, I am pretty confident they are out to sell you something. After reading about “Ron” winning something, my brother jokingly said something to the effect of, “Ron won the same thing last year!”. Thus an idea was born in my head. I subconsciously retained the name Ron (adding the stereotypical letter to stand for a last name), and for whatever reason, Chattanooga, Tennessee stuck out in my mind as to where “Ron” must be from.



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I often have to go quick when hanging laundry up in the summertime so I don’t burn. Where I’m from, humidity isn’t often a problem, but it can be quite oppressive at times, as it hinders one’s perspiration from sufficiently evaporating. Is it any surprise that Candace is working hard while Megan stands around with a cold soda pop? 


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Jumping into water can be pretty scary at first. I still remember being scared of a drop of only maybe five or six feet. Okay, I was also fooling around in a creek with hidden rocks underwater, but anyhow, I gradually worked my way up, jumping from higher and higher distances (yes, sometimes I’m stupid when having fun) and now that short drop is no sweat! At this time I don’t know whether I’d have the courage to jump off a high diving board, and I wanted readers to think that’s what Candace was up against……until, of course, the last panel!



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FAN ART FOR CANDACE
By MissMagic Girl


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From Bob Murphy and Gravy



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Also From Bob...



One more from The Zoa Zone






From Our Good Friend, Widay Panca
Jakarta Indonesia





Sadly, we note the passing of one of Ron Warren's cat's, Benjamin. There are a lot of pet lovers on Comx Box and so there are many of us, pet owners and non-pet owners who share with Ron's family, their loss.
Benjamin with one of Ron's Daughters



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From Phil Juliano



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 -From Jordan Smith- 
Yesterday I helped paint for a friend who wants to start a daycare at her home. I took photos of the result.  I painted the entire tree, including the birds and the monkey, and I also helped with the giraffe. Everything else was done by others, including some of the giraffe's spots (my brother did that).   --Jordan













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A Few More From Ron Warren
Courtesy of Ron Warren Photography
-A Perfect Landing by Ron Warren-


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As noted last week, Ron was the winner of Jordan Smith's Treasure Box Giveaway.  The prize was donated by Jordan's Company, GlassSmith Studio.  Ron wanted to share a few photos of his prize with the rest of us with these great pix.  Thanks to Ron and Jordan.
(Note the beveled glass used in the box)
(Photos courtesy of Ron Warren Photography)






Don't Try This At Home








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She Sits in Her Chair

She sits in her chair, cat in her lap
Folded like a napkin, book held
Like  a steering wheel. The world
Breathes on her every time she turns
On CNN.


                  She sits in her chair,
Like a little blue automobile,
Driving quietly through her life,
On the freeways of an author’s
Imagination.

                        The dangerous
 Curves are his for the choosing,
It is her foot that presses the gas,
She peers into the rear view mirror,
But sees only with his eyes.



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Flimsy Cardboard Man
  
                    She’d found him
at some garage sale, just waiting there.
Edges neatly trimmed.  Nothing jagged
about him.


                    The affair started right away.
She, hanging all over him, but he was just
a flimsy cardboard man. Her needs were far
too voluptuous.

                     It was doomed from the start. 





For those of you outside of Illinois, the State has not had a budget for 2 1/2 years, and if a budget is not passed and signed by the Governor by end of the Illinois' fiscal year on 6/30, road work projects will likely stop, schools will not open in August, and Illinois may be rated "junk" bond status.  A special session for congress is taking place now, and it doesn't look promising Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan will come to terms. 







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