Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years ago

    Would Mrs. Otterloop still go “ick” if the medicine were the traditional/stereotypical cherry?

  2. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago

    I would. However, the wintergreen, like Nyquil, is the worst.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’d say ‘ICK’ to cotton candy flavor, too.

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    @John Pike

    That’s anise flavoring. And yeah, ick.

  5. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 4 years ago

    Ick is the brand name, the flavor doesn’t matter.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago


    I think that’s ECK. I know there used to be a product called ECK Remedy. It stood for Edward Clayton Kirkland, the absent father of a friend of mine (now deceased).

  7. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    Mrs. Otterloop should know by now. Once you take a wrong turn, a child may not let you take a detour.

  8. herbgold

    herbgold GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I love the expression of false enthusiasm on Mrs Otterloop’s face!

  9. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 4 years ago

    Another mistake on the part of Mrs Otterloop; a mistake born of the corporate model:
    As I understand it, unless a fever is dangerously high, it should be allowed to take its course. A fever’s function is to overheat and kill the invading bacteria . . . bad for the Big Pharma bottom line.

    Sorry — sometimes my political side gets the best of me.
    I’ll try to control it for another year or two, OK?

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago


    Don’t you dare!
    We need anti-establishment iconoclasts like yourself to protect the rest of us.

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Madeline, you said “ick”! I heard it, too, Alice! She said “ick”! I don’t care if it is bright pink. We both heard her say “ick”! ICK!

  12. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, almost 4 years ago

    When I was a kid I snuck sips of Cheracol from our medicine cabinet. It was (and still is) pretty tasty stuff. Back then it had codeine in it. I was pretty happy growing up.

  13. steverino

    steverino said, almost 4 years ago


    That’s the argument right there against candy-flavored medicine. When I was a kid, I choked down whatever my mother shoved at my face. I disliked wintergreen (Pepto-Bismol) for years as a result. But I wasn’t conditioned to expect medicine to be tasty.
    Now, trying to dose my nieces (was I this sick constantly when young?) they have to have the bubble-gum stuff, or no deal. Ah, why can’t kids these days be more like I was (there’s a song about that…)?

  14. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, almost 4 years ago


    I agree with Pacopuddy. We need all the help we can get. Any ‘little’ ache or pain, we are conditioned to take medicine instead of letting the body do it’s job.

  15. Strod

    Strod said, almost 4 years ago

    The worst tasting medicine I ever had was bright-pink colored.  
    It was for bowel infections and it was so bitter that the accompanying literature recommended giving a candy to the (child) patient afterwards to take away the aftertaste. (BTW, it didn’t work. I mean the aftertaste thing, the medicine I don’t know.)

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