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  1. Horst Hrubbisch

    Horst Hrubbisch said, almost 4 years ago

    Odor Eaters eventually sponsored the concert tour of Billy and the Boingers, the rock group formed by Opus and Steve Dallas that was originally named Deathtongue.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    One could easily develop a phobia about shopping in a pharmacy…. Take heart, Opus: we all know it’s really Steve Dallas!

  3. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought they had scanners in the eightys.

  4. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 4 years ago


    I worked in retail from 1983 to 1986 for a major chain. We did NOT have scanners. We rang ’em in by pushing buttons. Department code, SKU, price.

  5. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 4 years ago

    Scanners may have been invented/developed in the ‘70s, but it sure took a while for them to reach our neck of the woods. Some small chains and sole proprietors here still don’t use scanners. But I sure miss the days when everything had a price sticker. Retailers love that they don’t: less effort for them; and customers tend to lose track of how much everything will cost.

  6. Vonne Anton

    Vonne Anton said, almost 4 years ago

    Common pharmacy sign: “To respect privacy, please wait here.” about 2 feet from the counter. I can hear everything going on at the counter, and wish I couldn’t.

  7. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Cue Monty Python’s “The Chemist Sketch”…

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 4 years ago

    I remember when the bar codes came out.
    Sign of the Beast! 666! It’s the apcolypse, right here on our door step!

    Today’s strip reminds me of the Leasure Suit Larry computer game. Funny!!!

  9. TexTech

    TexTech said, almost 4 years ago

    I think this may still have been in the era when condoms were kept behind the pharmacy counter and you had to ask for them. I hate to imagine what that pharmacist would have said had Opus asked for some condoms. “What size, sonny, extra small?” Luckily Steve Dallas already had some in stock or decided he would never need them at the rate his luck with the ladies was running.

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    could be worse….he could have gone done aisle 8a….you know the one…feminine hygiene….

  11. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, almost 4 years ago

    The bar code wasn’t in the system, so the cashier did a store wide pager price check call for my box of condoms.

  12. JOregon

    JOregon said, almost 4 years ago

    Reminds me of a time many years ago.
    I needed coffee. My housemate was painting her room and wanted me to pick something up for her. My daughter needed something.
    As I checked out I realized it looked odd that I had rubber gloves for the housemate and Vaseline for the daughter to go with my coffee.

  13. Oak Ridge Boy61

    Oak Ridge Boy61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    I remember George H. W. Bush being amazed by the scanner at some store during one of his runs for President. I forget if it was the 88 or 92 campaign.

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