Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

Wizard of Id

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  1. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, almost 4 years ago

    Someone tried suing McDonalds once for
    the very same reason.

  2. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago

    Me niether. Judgement for the defendant. Everyone knows coffee is hot.

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    I found this a little funnier than the strip:

    Tom’s scrotum:

    The best story of the year doesn’t give the proper praise and credit for this painful but understandable story as told by a loving wife……..

    The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers.
    Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, “I have a praise.
    Two months ago, my husband, Tom, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn’t know if they could help him.”

    You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagine the pain that poor Tom must have experienced.

    “Tom was unable to hold me or the children,” she went on, “and every move caused him terrible pain.”

    We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Tom’s scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."

    Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirm uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom.

    “Now,” she announced in a quivering voice, “thank the Lord, Tom is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely.”

    All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.

    A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium.

    He said, “I’m Tom Smith.” The entire congregation held its breath.

    “I just want to tell my wife the word is sternum!

  4. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, almost 4 years ago


    You’re right. I’ll remember that story long after I’ve forgotten this strip.

  5. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, almost 4 years ago

    Part of the reason that the lady was so badly burned by that coffee is that McDonalds keep the coffee in the urns just short of boiling so that a “to go” coffee would still be hot when people would arrive at work at the end of a 30 min drive. Coffee is not supposed to be so hot that it boils your mouth when you go to drink it.

  6. Linda1259

    Linda1259 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    So did I. Thank you for the smile!

  7. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    A steamed wiener…

  8. MPeters

    MPeters said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve thought too that McDonald’s (and a few other places) keep the coffee too hot, but it doesn’t seem worthy of a multimillion dollar lawsuit. Coffee at the right temperature can still burn if you spill it on yourself.

  9. MPeters

    MPeters said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t like McDonald’s coffee anyway. When it’s cooled down enough to drink, it’s bitter.

  10. MPeters

    MPeters said, almost 4 years ago


    I’d say Tom’s wife needs an anatomy lesson.

  11. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve also heard that the other reason for the lawsuit was that the cup lid had been defective.
    Still … what part of ‘hot coffee’ did she not understand?

  12. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    Gomics has its trollers, frivolous litigation has plenty of the same.

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    The lady who burned herself had the coffee container in between her legs and she opened it up to put stuff in the coffee. The pressure of her legs on the container smashed it and the hot coffee went all over her.
    I used to get breakfast at mcdonalds once a week after an early morning Bible study. When I got tea (which was also near boiling), I’d stop in the parking lot, out the container in a holder, then pop the cover and put the sweetener in it, close it, and drive off. A lot safer that way. Besides, I had to drive over a mountain range to get back to work. Lotsa curves, perfect for spilling a drink.
    That coffee suit should never have gone to court. Essentially, the court who gave her $700,000 was saying that she had no responsibility for causing the problem.

  14. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, almost 4 years ago


    Good one LOL

  15. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 4 years ago

    I liked the lawsuit where a prisoner tried to escape, got injured and recaptured, and sued the prison for the injury…and won!

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