Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Poor Petey…

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 3 years ago

    Never upset a girl wielding mallets.

  3. Durandal_1707

    Durandal_1707 said, almost 3 years ago

    Marimbas aren’t nearly loud enough to make someone’s ears ring… Heck, I used to have a neighbor who’d play the marimba at 2 AM and it didn’t even disturb my sleep.

  4. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 3 years ago


    I love their sound . . . like rosewood wind chimes in an echo chamber . . . only better.
    More marimba-like.
    Yeah, just like marimbas.

  5. pumaman

    pumaman said, almost 3 years ago

    Huh, and I always thought marimba was a dance.

  6. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Vibraphones are better.

  7. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, almost 3 years ago

  8. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 3 years ago

    I dated a girl in high school that played the marimba.

  9. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, almost 3 years ago


    Ohhhh yes they can, if you hit them hard enough. That’s hard on the keys, though, so normally proper players don’t hit them that hard, but trust someone’s who’s experienced marimba-related ear-ringing.

  10. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 3 years ago

    Jeepers, Viola! Working out some hostilities? Frustrated by Petey’s ignorance of the MARIMBA (ear-ringer)?!
    (Alice, neither can Petey….)

  11. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, almost 3 years ago

    I looked it up. According to Wikipedia, a marimba is a type of xylophone.
    “The marimba (About this sound mærimbə (help·info)) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It consists of a set of wooden bars with resonators. The bars are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The bars are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural bars (similar to a piano) to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of xylophone, but with broader and lower tonal range and resonators.”

  12. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The marimba may be part of the xylophone family, but not in this context.
    Also from Wiki (under their xylophone entry): “In the orchestra, the term xylophone refers specifically to a chromatic instrument of somewhat higher pitch range than the marimba.”

  13. Dimitrios Tzortzakakis

    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis said, almost 3 years ago

    My sister has one (she’s a percussionist) and it’s amazing how she can play like Viola) with four mallets, while I can’t carry a tune to save my life. It’s really heavy, and expensive too-the price of a small car. She also has a full set of drums.

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