Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    I wonder what is Peter Otterloop, Jr.’s #1 fear.

  2. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, over 2 years ago

    That ain’t no “slide”. It’s a vertical drop. And it looks pretty scary to me too!

  3. JohnDiFool

    JohnDiFool said, over 2 years ago

    Being locked in a closet all night with Ernesto?

  4. Stella S

    Stella S said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.


  5. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Numbers 1 through 313 probably have something to do with finding spiders somewhere in the house.

  6. jmkm49

    jmkm49 said, over 2 years ago

    I think Peter’s #1 fear is being fired from the strip.

  7. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Is anyone else out there old enough to remember when school fire escapes were shaped that way – with a slightly less precipitous drop.

  8. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 2 years ago

    What scares me is not looking first, and then find a spider on your tpwel as you reach for it.

  9. Strod

    Strod said, over 2 years ago

    To be fair, a spider in my clothe’s drawer is way higher up in my list of fears.
    And yes, it has happened to me. And I killed the spider, but still have the fear.

  10. steverino

    steverino said, over 2 years ago

    The biggest fright I ever got was when as an 8-yo or so I sat on the floor, started pulling on my sneakers, and a cockroach ran out and up my arm! Yow!
    Spiders, on the other hand, as I constantly remind my wife, are our friends, and kill all the bugs she doesn’t like.

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    Some additional fears for Petey revolve around P. J. Piehole’s: the Easter-Island mask on the wall, hovering over him; a canoe, also on the wall (as I recall); and orange food (maybe a source of disgust, not fear).

    @Dani Rice, all I can remember are school fire escapes that ended well above the ground, but were supposed to get lowered by your body weight. Nightmarish to contemplate.

    @steverino, I got a fright when I left our main library and a little green tree frog hopped up my leg. I didn’t know what it was, and wigged out. My daughter, who saw me, had hysterics (the laughing kind).

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    The second panel reminds me of a dream I had. I had to go up a ladder like the one Alice is on, but I was facing outward. Underneath me was my husband, “Mortimer,” with some other people below him. I was proceeding upward very carefully, not fast enough for Mort. He kept nagging for me to go faster, finally saying, “If you’d just MOVE!” I told him I was not going to move another inch unless his kept quiet, but he just went on nagging. Later when I told Mort about this dream, he recognized his behavior and laughed.

  13. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I would think that spiders in a tube slide would be somewhere in the top 100. That even creeps me out.

  14. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, over 2 years ago

    i’m betting that it’s foods on his plate touching.

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago


    I thought of that, too, louie. That would be scary to him!

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