Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. John Pike

    John Pike GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    All it takes is for a parent to slip and say “ick.” Then it won’t go down at all.

  5. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @John Pike

    That’s anise flavoring. And yeah, ick.

  6. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linux0s

    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).

  8. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 1 year ago

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

  9. herbgold

    herbgold GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  10. unnormal

    unnormal said, over 1 year 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?

  11. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @unnormal

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

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year 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!

  13. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, over 1 year 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.

  14. steverino

    steverino said, over 1 year ago

    @CasualObserver

    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…)?

  15. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @unnormal

    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.

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