Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 1 month ago

    the Otterloops’ neighborhood must’ve been done by the same architect and construction company

  2. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    They generally used the same blueprint for all the houses in the Otterloopss neighborhood. It was called, “tract housing.”

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Ernesto?

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 1 month ago

    That’s the way “architecture” goes in developments like Cul de Sac. When I was about Petey’s age, we (my parents, that is) bought a yet-unfinished house in a similar development (but with freestanding houses) in a suburb of Chicago. Dad put in an S-curved front walk instead of the standard straight one, and a smallish flagstone patio to one side of the main entry, as our differentiating features….

  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Wasn’t there a song years ago that went “The houses are all made out of ticky-tacky/And they all look just alike”?

  6. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, about 1 month ago

    @Dani Rice

    Yes. Reprized beautifully (and by many and varied artists) for the t.v. show, “Weeds”.

  7. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, about 1 month ago

    yes or all painted a different close shade, powder blue, robin egg, sky, sea etc.

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 month ago

    There’s a condo complex for retirees in Pinellas Park, FL, in which all the houses are painted white. How some of the forgetful old timers figure out which house is theirs is beyond me. (I’m a forgetful old timer myself.)

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 month ago

    @Puddlesplatt McLearn

    I’d like one of those houses, Puddlesplatt. I’ll take baby blue.

  10. calliopejane

    calliopejane GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Years ago I rented a house in a little subdivision like that, near the bay in Daly City, CA (immediately south of San Francisco). When the evening fog was thick, I’d have to count houses to find mine (it was 5th from the corner), as the minor color/decoration features that differentiated it from its neighbors weren’t visible through the mist.

  11. gswald4713

    gswald4713 said, about 1 month ago

    i am glad Petey has a girlfriend. tomorrow he’ll avoid her entirely.

  12. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @Dani Rice

    Malvina Reynolds “Little Boxes”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_2lGkEU4Xs

  13. Bogy

    Bogy said, about 1 month ago

    I used to live in Lakewood, California. One of the original tract housing developments. The builder only used a couple of floorplans, and you could tell which one was used on that street by looking at the driveways. Whether they were directly across from each other, or had a slight offset. It was handy, when you visited someone you knew where the bathroom was just by looking at the driveway. 60 years later, many of the houses have been changed quite a bit.

  14. Shooshie

    Shooshie GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    I used to spend about 6 months out of the year staying with a friend in Las Vegas, as we worked together on musical projects. There were two “types” of houses in that development. On more than one occasion I found myself desperately trying to get the key to work, only to realize I was at the wrong house! Thankfully, nobody ever came to open the door.

  15. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    There’s a row of new riverfront homes that’s gone in close to me. Variety comes from having two mirror-image floorplans and alternating them.

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