Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    They bow to your will, Alice.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    Be afraid, be somewhat afraid.

  3. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, about 1 year ago

    Butterflies 1
    Bucketheads 0

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 1 year ago

    Kevin, disbelief will lead to severe consequences. You have been warned! Do not tempt the Mighty Alice!

  5. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Man, I love this strip!

  6. Gi Joe

    Gi Joe said, about 1 year ago

    Thanks Cul de Sac, I just woke up my wife laughing.

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 1 year ago

    Beware the Butterfly Effect

  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli said, about 1 year ago

    @ Doctor Toon
    that is going to make one heck of a storm.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Alice becomes a mostly hero calling on Nature’s arthropods to aid in stopping crime, and occasionally scaring someone she doesn’t like.

  10. Daringdan

    Daringdan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    this would petrify my brother he used to be scared to death of butterflies, that may or may not have been do to his older brother telling him they are poisonous to the touch. :)

  11. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 1 year ago

    That “Butterfly Effect” theory is at the core of the movie “A Sound of Thunder”. It didn’t get good reviews, but I enjoyed it.

  12. John  Glynn

    John Glynn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ChessPirate

    It’s also the theory behind the title of the movie “the Butterfly Effect” starring the former Mr. Demi Moore.

  13. Stella S

    Stella S said, about 1 year ago

    In the wrong hands they are rather squishy.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    I had an old neuron saying something about “The Butterfly Effect” phrase originating with Isaac Asimov, but

    http://askville.amazon.com/phrase-Butterfly-Effect-originate/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=50157543

    believes that it originated with another SF writer, Ray Bradbury, in 1952. The Butterfly Effect idea was, according to this source, based on a theory that was originated in the 19th Century.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    What I found:
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    In 1898,1Jacques Hadamard noted general divergence of trajectories in spaces of negative curvature. Pierre Duhem discussed the possible general significance of this in 1908.1 The idea that one butterfly could eventually have a far-reaching ripple effect on subsequent historic events first appears in “A Sound of Thunder”, a 1952 short story by Ray Bradbury about time travel (see Literature and print here).


    In 1961, Lorenz was using a numerical computer model to rerun a weather prediction, when, as a shortcut on a number in the sequence, he entered the decimal 0.506 instead of entering the full 0.506127. The result was a completely different weather scenario.2 In 1963 Lorenz published a theoretical study of this effect in a well-known paper called Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow.3 Elsewhere he said[citation needed] that “One meteorologist remarked that if the theory were correct, one flap of a seagull’s wings could change the course of weather forever.” Following suggestions from colleagues, in later speeches and papers Lorenz used the more poetic butterfly. According to Lorenz, when he failed to provide a title for a talk he was to present at the 139th meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1972, Philip Merilees concocted Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? as a title. Although a butterfly flapping its wings has remained constant in the expression of this concept, the location of the butterfly, the consequences, and the location of the consequences have varied widely.4

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