Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    A strip not likely to be understood by anyone who doesn’t know the British refer to a washroom as the ‘loo.’
    (In loo of a better name?)

  2. Malena

    Malena said, about 3 years ago

    Too soon.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    it would be way too soon….
    but the strip was probably submitted for publication before it happened…

    So it’s more like unfortunate coincidence.

    For those who don’t know, Lou Reed died just three weeks ago.
    it’s possible that Dan didn’t or still doesn’t) know.

    The business of Universal Uclick and other comics syndicates is still mostly selling the strips for publication in newspapers…
    websites like this make no money.

    So the comics have to be submitted 3 to 4 weeks ahead of publication…. some cartoonists work even farther ahead.

    A few with large followings or topical subject matter have special contracts, or simply enough clout, to be allowed to send in their work closer to deadline, or change it if something happens…
    but even so, anything within a couple of weeks is very unusual.

    Comics sections, along with features like recipes, are all laid out way ahead of time so the newspaper crew can concentrate on the pages that contain breaking news.

    I really doubt Dan planned this.

  4. jreckard

    jreckard said, about 3 years ago

    He looks very happy. He’s probably thinking “Skip to my loo”.

  5. maybeinthenextworld

    maybeinthenextworld said, about 3 years ago

    I’m afraid that anyone saying “too soon” doesn’t understand the joke or is so hypersensitive to life that they probably should bury their heads in the sand.

    What exactly is “too soon” about it? It makes no judgment on Lou Reed one way or the other, it’s a clever little word play — that I do find quite funny. If you’re offended by this, probably best to limit your reading to the back of cereal boxes.

  6. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, about 3 years ago


    I approve wholeheartedly. What’s offensive about a word play? The joke is not making fun of Lou Reed’s passing away, nor does it work differently whether he’s dead or alive. And if people think Lou Reed would have been offended by that, then they’re not his fans and are not qualified to judge if it’s too soon or not. (The back of cereal boxes might also be offensive, it might mention cereals, crops and or places currently being wrecked by tornadoes – note that the “currently” will be valid no matter when you read this post, unfortunately)

  7. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    If anything, it opened up a number of people who otherwise may never have known who Lou Reed was otherwise, and did so in a light hearted way. Nothing at all wrong here.

  8. SunflowerGirl100

    SunflowerGirl100 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m with SusanSunshine. Probably this was already set up before Lou Reed passed away. And I think the timing is lovely. What a nice little tribute to a great performer who undoubtedly would have gotten (is getting) a chuckle out of it.

  9. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, about 3 years ago

    doot ta doot – ta doot- doot ta doot -doot ta doot ta doot

  10. ElGuapo

    ElGuapo said, about 3 years ago


    I thought I’d see some “too soon” comments when I read this strip. Appreciated SusanSunshine’s post, and agree with SunflowerGirl; I also got a chuckle and think Lou would have enjoyed the word-play as well.

  11. thehag

    thehag said, about 3 years ago

    He was very cool.

    Showed a different slice of life way before the general public became aware.


    CARAPORAM said, about 3 years ago

    Vicious, you hit me with your flower, you do it every hour. Baby your so vicious… ( Lou Reed RIP)

  13. CRjackson

    CRjackson GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lou Reed was amazing, and it’s too bad that he died, but it in no way was a tragedy and therefore off-limits to well-intentioned japery. It’s actually a miracle that he lasted as long as he did, considering that his drug use makes Keith Richards look like a piker.

  14. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 3 years ago

    Mexican ‘sheet’ music?

  15. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    “And the colored girls say….”

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