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  1. The sot has interpreted “watching” literally, so he stands right next to his kids, and sees them growing up as he looks down upon them.
    P.S. I have heard of (but have never ordered) the barroom combination of a “beer and a bump”, but “a beer and five bumps” seems a little extreme.

  2. So the kids are out of sight, obscured by the bar and he has to explain to this to they guy? If not, he’s not watching them.

  3. It’s not that I don’t understand it, it’s that I find it utterly pointless.

  4. “So the kids are out of sight, obscured by the bar and he has to explain to this to they guy? If not, he’s not watching them.”

    Unless… unless… that’s his kid he’s talking to, which might explain why the younger man is so weirded out.

    (I doubt that’s what the cartoonist was going for, but still…)

  5. Hair, that was my first thought.
    (My mom’s best boyfriend (late 1930s/early ‘1940s) didn’t marry her (or anyone) because he wanted to avoid passing his highly-disease-prone organ gene to his children)

    Or, maybe this guy is looking at the top of their heads from a normal distance, so he can regularly monitor the distance each one is from the ground. (in contrast to how their bodies, movements, et al. are changing on the way to adult-hood)

  6. He reminds me of a co-worker who sometimes hovers over my shoulder so close I begin to suspect that I’m a pirate and she’s a parrot.

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