Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, clap away, young Dill. Give Petey some reward for his effort.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Clap BECAUSE it’s over.

  3. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It takes a while for each note to develop and ripen.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    To paraphrase the Muppets:‘Petey is an oboe player of some note.’
    ‘Which one?’
    ‘We don’t know … he can never hit it!’

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    The oboe is more challenging than you think.

  6. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    What do you call perfect pitch in an oboe?
    Into the dumpster without hitting the side.

  7. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    “Meet the new note… same as the old note… "

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, Dill; always applaud for the artist, even if it’s just a light, polite applause. Petey needs encouragement here!

  9. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    With the possible exception of bagpipes, there may be no instrument more painful to learn – for both player and listener.

  10. unnormal

    unnormal said, over 1 year ago

    This strip fully expresses my long-held view of the challenge of the oboe.
    At the opposite end of the woodwind difficulty spectrum lies the oh-so-forgiving tenor saxophone.

  11. bigbadpete

    bigbadpete said, over 1 year ago

    What a beautiful comic strip. Thank you Mr. Thompson.

  12. John Bollinger

    John Bollinger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @unnormal

    Indeed. The oboe is very difficult to learn, but the end results are often beautiful. Same with the English horn.
    (Clarinet player.)

  13. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 1 year ago

    @John Bollinger

    Yes, a well-played oboe can be beautiful, though it’s often not-so-well-played. Of course the oboe also doesn’t have the ear-piercing shriek that a beginning clarinet payer can accomplish.

  14. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    @John Bollinger

    @unnormal

    Ah, fellow woodwinds…I played tenor sax clarinet and bass clarinet; I am sorry to say I did not keep up with it.

  15. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Poor Petey! That really took a lot out of him!

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