Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    No rewards. Adults would say that doing it is itself the reward.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll give you a prize if you don’t play that oboe, Petey.

  3. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    just got to love that last panel!

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Petey ought to have just said “yes” in panel 1 and avoided all the very upsetting drama that has entailed….

  5. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 3 years ago

    Not even a frosted oboe cake?

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    Why? It was no drama for him. And how do you avoid drama with Alice anyway?

  7. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Then why did I always feel cheated of having real fun? I hated being in choirs and bands.

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    1st prize- live cobra. consolation prize- 2 cobras

  9. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, over 3 years ago

    Who’s this guy “Art” that Petey is playing for?

  10. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago

    Even mad is cute on Dill.

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    Love Petey’s sanctimonious expression in panel three.

    Oboes are rarely in marching bands, because the fragile reeds break easily. However, my older daughter played the glockenspiel in high-school band (that instrument that looks like a fancy xylophone), then something else the second year, and in the third year, the oboe!

  12. tazz555

    tazz555 said, over 3 years ago

    Darn now what I going to do with 5000 “Petey Parade” shirts, hats and blow horns

  13. waykirk

    waykirk said, over 3 years ago

    The Old Sarge was the Drum Major at Herndon High School in Herndon, VA in 1961-62. Chest Thump! Ooh-rah!

    Got demoted to forth chair drum section when I thought that I was thrilling the majorettes with my charm and skill and nearly didn’t graduate, thanks to the band director who shall not be named, (he has since passed on) this gentleman didn’t appreciate my actions and antics during rehearsal.

    Still wound up playing guitar with some of the most well known names in show biz of the sixties. These were the “B” artists of the time. 2nd Chest thump!

    How about Tony Orlando, The Angels, Curtis Lee, Leslie Gore and a bunch more for $20-$50 a night?

    If you haven’t noticed, The Old Sarge is nothing but modest.

  14. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, over 3 years ago

    “Ars Gratia Artis”

    (And before you all collapse into fits of snickering*; that’s “Ars”, not “arse”. It means “Art for the sake of Art”.)

    *Yes, I’ve had this happen before. Not cool, guys! Not cool!

  15. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago


    I also “played” the oboe and, like Petey, not very well. I actually was allowed into the marching band, but only if I put in an old, broken reed and pretended to play. For the sake of my teeth and gums, of course, not everyone else’s ears.

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