Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Beni made a fortune telling duck!

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago

    Ne’er seen a whole preschool class get a time-out before.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    School uniforms are good, as long as the older girls wear those short skirts.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    School uniforms are a means of removing individuality.

  5. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    If by “individuality” you mean spending an inordinate amount of time and money obsessing about your outfit. Consuming fashion isn’t true creativity.

  6. win

    win said, almost 3 years ago

    Duck! That kid in uniform has a gun. (Nobody better give me crap about that comment).

  7. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    The kids haven’t learned about timing their rebellion.

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 3 years ago

    Poor Miss Bliss. I bet she had delusions of teaching sweet, innocent young things before she opened the academy….

  9. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 3 years ago


    Days like this are why you need a banjo man.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago


    I used to think that, but two thoughts based on experience. One: there’s no way to remove individuality, period. Uniforms may remove one avenue, but people always find their own paths. If anything, it inspires creativity – you know, necessity being the mother of invention. Two, in some places, the emphasis placed on extravagant clothing makes it hard for kids from poorer families to be taken seriously. You don’t erase class differences with a uniform, but you do remove the most visual reminder.

  11. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Uniforms deliver an unmistakable message to chlidren: not that they ARE interchangeable, but that adults WANT them to be interchangeable. Submit, conform, comply, obey, get on that conveyor belt.

  12. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    the ultimate insult to injury is always a paper cut

  13. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 3 years ago

    Miss Bliss is a miserable trout . . .

  14. Taz

    Taz said, almost 3 years ago

    … and she already has a banjo man…

  15. prfesser

    prfesser said, almost 3 years ago

    As a society we tend to idealize individuality conceptually, but we’re wary of individuality particularized. Could it be because, while we want everyone to be what they want to be, and be as good at it as they can, we are actually afraid of the individual because we cannot predict what any given individual will do – precisely because their individuality separates them from the rest of us.
    Unless, of course, we find their brand of individuality attractive, in which case we all follow suit, just like sheep.
    Uniforms in school, by the way, tend to reduce the kind of social harms in which children engage – bullying, cliques, personal humiliation, etc. It does not create a militaristic, androgynous, unindividualized group of robots, but directs the children’s efforts to be different into other, more creative avenues, and does so while minimizing the amount of peer reaction (both adverse and positive).
    Personally, I think dress standards (if not uniforms) and sexual segregation are positive influences on children.

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