Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Linux0s said, about 24 hours ago

    @margueritem

    Perhaps the impetus for the classic Moby Dick.

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  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It’d scare me, too!

  3. Robert Burtch

    Robert Burtch said, about 4 years ago

    Gee, I hadn’t seen anybody use “smek” since Milt Gosses’ “Nize Baby” some 60 years ago. It’s a good desultory sound perfect for the administration of a light bitch-slap with the back of your hand across a face.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 4 years ago

    and it was ‘smeg’ (easy to mishear. ‘Smeg" is – well, never mind what ’smeg’ is. It just isn’t very nice. Suffice it to say that when Smeg kitchen appliances began to be sold over here, generations of schoolboys (and more than a few adult men) collapsed, sniggering.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 4 years ago

    That jack-in-the-box is either sick or evil, or (more likely) both….

  6. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Ker-plat!

  7. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 4 years ago

    I didn’t know that. Thank you. In colloquial terms it’s a vulgarity.

  8. hihigirl

    hihigirl said, about 4 years ago

    That would’ve given me nightmares too.

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 4 years ago

    This IS the stuff of nightmares. Closely related to clowns.

  10. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago

    Good hygiene will prevent that!

  11. kcphobo

    kcphobo said, about 4 years ago

    This is one of my top 10 Cul de Sac strips. That clown inching out of the that box—genius!

  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 4 years ago

    That toy IS creepy! I don’t remember any Jack-in-box with that much spring (or fabric length).

  13. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, about 4 years ago

    The-jack-in-the-box we had as kids gave me the creeps, too. “Jack,” the clown, was a classic scary clown in appearance and demeanor. And then there was the ambiguity of when the top would pop open even when you could see the little latch moving. But it was for a good purpose, I guess. It was preparing us for the nuclear annihilation we expected at any minute during the 50s.

  14. calvinsfriend110

    calvinsfriend110 said, about 4 years ago

    I hate clowns.

  15. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    According to the blog, gocomics is going to start running Richard’s Poor Almanac as weekly reruns starting tomorrow. Yay! More Richard!!

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