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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 8

  07lastcolorwordThis week’s winners are …

“I remember when it was only the Grinch that stole Christmas, now it’s Visa, MasterCard and Discovery.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Looks like he got approved for a credit card.”
DIANA SCOTT, Santa Rosa

“He won’t be smiling anymore when he realizes it’s our new house.”
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, Rohnert Park

“I wrote on my wish list that I wanted large boxers, not large boxes.”
RHONDA FINDLING, Sebastopol

“Is that rustling I hear?”
MARTHA HARPER, Santa Rosa

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The PD staff will select several winners and publish them Friday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star since 1994.

Click here to see last week’s winners





44 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 8”

  1. Donald Armstrong says:

    Moe, Larry and Curly, The three stooges

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  2. Michael Sheehan says:

    “The kid believes that if he likes it, he can keep it. Period.”

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  3. Michael Sheehan says:

    Uh-oh…Junior won’t be so jolly when he realizes it’s his future share of the $17 trillion national debt.

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  4. Donna Logar says:

    I’d rather have coal in my stocking…

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  5. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    It’s a good thing we didn’t by the large size.

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  6. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    Santa sent me all the bills.

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  7. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    Its a bill for reindeer food and soot removal from a red suit.

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  8. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    It’s from the government wishing us a happy holiday and my final unemployment check is enclosed.

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  9. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    My gift was a pack of new rules and forms from the IRS.

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  10. Kellie Ambrose says:

    How come all I ever get are the bills?

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  11. Richard Smith says:

    Looks like your Mother found a way to package all that hot air of hers!

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  12. Jeez, your mother really doesn’t like me. She sent a nice big present to Billy, but she wrapped up the bill for me.

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  13. Jim Fahy says:

    Well Mabel I think those ads from the big box stores were effective!

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  14. steve humphrey says:

    So you’re saying with these divorce papers you and Junior here can qualify for free healthcare?

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  15. Monica Harwood says:

    Instead of recycling the cardboard, I thought we could test the old adage they just want to play with an empty box.

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  16. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    The invoice for Hope and Change is due…. but the box is EMPTY!

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  17. Bob Charbonnier says:

    It looks here like your Black Friday has put us deep in the Red.

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  18. Rhonda Findling says:

    I put on my wish list large boxers, not boxes.

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  19. Mark Bowman says:

    I’m beginning to see why Santa Claus never retires—he can’t afford to!

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  20. Looks like Junior figured out how to use our credit card for a little on-line shopping.

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  21. Jeff Allee says:

    You know, I was going to retire this year.

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  22. Brian Baker says:

    It’s to us…from Jr….it’s our new healthcare plan.

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  23. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Honey, I know you would like to move your Mother in with us. But smuggling her in the House in a Giant Christmas Box is going to far !.

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  24. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Just how in the heck am I going to put Junior’s Robot Monster together when all the instructions are in
    Spanish ?.

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  25. Michael Motley says:

    After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we need slack buy days, not hyper son days.

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  26. Al Cohen says:

    “It’s from your mother. She wants her only grandchild to start thinking outside the box.”

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  27. Rhonda Findling says:

    I wrote on my wish list that I wanted large boxers, not large boxes.

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  28. Richard Smith says:

    It’s a fruitcake from your mother, with directions on how to safely dispose of any leftovers!

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  29. Michael Motley says:

    Who made this online purchase at Puppys”R”Us?

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  30. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I can see here that you did some of your shopping at a “big box” store.

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  31. Michael Sheehan says:

    He won’t be smiling anymore when he realizes it’s our new house.

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  32. But honey, you said you were sick and tired
    of doing Joey’s laundry, so I bought him
    a washer/dryer combo, and look just 84
    easy payments of $27.

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  33. So that’s what you call a practical gift? The instructions for what’s in Jimmy’s package!

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  34. Martha Harper says:

    This is NOT the way to introduce him to his baby sister!!!

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  35. Martha Harper says:

    Honey, after looking at this bill I’m afraid you’ll have to go back to work!

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  36. Martha Harper says:

    Is that rustling I hear?!

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  37. Martha Harper says:

    How do I tell him I just got laid off and we have to take it back?

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  38. John says:

    What did you give him, a karaoke system?

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  39. Al Cohen says:

    “I remember when it was only the Grinch that stole Christmas, now it’s Visa, MasterCard, and Discovery

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  40. Stephen Elkins says:

    Honey grab the video camera. I want to record his facial expression when he opens his Rubics Cube.

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  41. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Two “in the black” shopping days equals one “in the red” Christmas day.

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  42. Diana Scott says:

    Looks like he got approved for a credit card.

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  43. Richard Smith says:

    Some #%&@ assembly required my butt!

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  44. David Jones says:

    Uh oh. I think he’s remembering last year, when there was something in the box.

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