The Meaning of Lila by John Forgetta and L.A. Rose

The Meaning of Lila

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  1. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, about 4 years ago

    Gotta love the bead rattler who will hold up the reality check mirror once in a while. Most just run up a bill performing unnecessary tests…

  2. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb said, about 4 years ago

    Nahm those tests are defensive mnedicine – they get sued for everything. Look at the breast implants and lupus scare. paid millions, later prioved groundless. Or vaccines and thimerosol. Even Lancet, i think it was, revoked the article

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 4 years ago

    Wait, we are forgetting something. A blonde in a skimpy red dress, what about her?

  4. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, about 4 years ago


    No worries — just a sales rep for big pharma

  5. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, about 4 years ago

    Seems like a wise doctor. He can also thank Lila for notifying (or warning) him about the blonde. Yep, the drawing is different in this one.
    Not that I wanted to get onto the subject, but I’d sure like to be able to sign a waiver and request ‘old technology,’ say 1970’s medicine? that I can afford. If the trouble/illness warrants better technology, let the patient decide if they’ll utilize (and pay for) higher technology. Have congress pass laws allowing this, which also prohibit anyone opting for it, no right to sue (including lawyers) if bad results occur. It might sound naive, but…

  6. JWF

    JWF GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @nihilist, I don’t think simpsonfan is worried. I think he wants to meet her ;-)

  7. peachguy

    peachguy said, about 4 years ago

    Doc! Oh, how I miss anything that can be a reference to the “old days” (“old days” meaning the new strips).

  8. geedavey

    geedavey said, about 4 years ago

    “Hi, I’m your doctor from the ’70’s. You have cancer, you’re gonna die, sorry, there’s not a thing I can do about it.”

    Still sure about that trade, Skeeterhawk?

  9. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, about 4 years ago

    @ geedavey: Yup. I can’t afford the treatment anyway. That’s my point.

  10. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Nope, no ADD. Lila is just lazy and inattentive on purpose!

  11. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, about 4 years ago

    Lila definitely has AADD. She’s not getting nearly as much adult attention as she deserves and desires.

  12. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, almost 4 years ago

    This strip kind of sums up my opinion about most of these “attention deficit” things.

    People just don’t want to pay attention to stuff that’s boring.

    When it’s interesting, somehow every eyeball is glued to it, and everybody remembers most of it. When it’s boring, suddenly even the drying paint seems more fascinating.

    So I’m thinking, perhaps with some exceptions, kids and adults don’t really have “attention deficit” as much as the rigid, constrained, one-size-fits-all school and work systems today have an “interest deficit.”

  13. Psychedelic Donut

    Psychedelic Donut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Looks like nobody in the comments section, just like the doctor in the strip, really has a clue how ADD works.

    Exception for Phatts California, who wrapped it up, in layman’s terms, pretty well.

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