If you think your neighbors are odd, wait till you meet the folks of Ballard Street. The stripe by Jerry Van Amerongen is a single-pane vignette about the region. Ballard Street’s creative scenarios and amusing graphics will make you pay a bit more attention to your neighbors, from synchronised cell phone users to pet scams.

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1: Before he socializes, he should check for any additional “open spaces.” We all remember the “open area”/ Mrs. Higgenpooder episode because Ron is a little forgetful.

2: Is this due to the receiver’s inability to run far or the quarterback’s inability to throw far? Maybe it’s because if it takes too long, they’ll forget about the play?

3: He has the intellect like a steel trap, which is why he is known as Rusty.

4: For the man who has it all and wants it all to be chronicled.

5: Ginger, what is it that you don’t like? We don’t get a good look at the structure. Is this a Greek Revival home? Craftsman? Everyone is a critic when it comes to cheese.

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8 It didn’t care for him either. It’s been there since Arthur used it to hang the wind chimes. Wind chimes irritate that chair.

9 Mabel, you have a really upbeat attitude toward Larry’s snap-trap head bone! I’m hoping you’re correct! I really like his slacks!

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