Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

Wizard of Id

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 10 months ago

    The beginning of the “war on drugs”

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months ago

    re: somebodyshort

    what “war on drugs”? There wasn’t any interest in winning it because so many used them “recreationally.”

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The king gets a kickback on the ones with patents.

  4. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    enforce the cute ones to my chamber for testing as directed!

  5. William Pursell

    William Pursell GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Oye Fink……Good luck explaining to Rodney what patent means.

  6. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, 10 months ago

    there is some sense to this strip, given that the drug that suffers the most enforcement, and gets the most people arrested and locked up, can not be patented.

    however, if memory serves, Bayer Aspirin holds (or held) the patent on heroin.

  7. natureboyfig4

    natureboyfig4 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Phatts California

    I’ve heard the same thing. Apparently, it was first developed as a pain killer. Someone said it made them feel “heroic”, and that’s how it got the name. The way I see it, the two drugs are named backwards. With all the good it’s done, aspirin should have had the “hero” name. and with how it makes people act, heroin should have had the other one.

  8. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, 10 months ago

    All I know is I can’t get my sudafeds from the isle anymore!

  9. Sean FitzPatrick

    Sean FitzPatrick GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    perscription not patent

  10. route66paul

    route66paul said, 10 months ago

    “Heroin” was designed to treat Morphine addiction – which was a huge problem at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. It was made from the same base drug. Illegal Heroin in this country is rarely Heroin, it is just the opium scrapings from the poppy plant(which is addicting enough) – and yes, we have Bayer to thank.
    The pain relief properties are a godsend to countless people that have bad pain.

  11. Tacopielvr

    Tacopielvr said, 10 months ago

    @Sean FitzPatrick

    Yea, thats what I thought it should have been too.

  12. pekenpug

    pekenpug said, 10 months ago

    @Sean FitzPatrick

    A prescription drug can be a generic. A prescription for a drug with the patent still in effect is where the money is for the drug co. (and the king), hence his concern for patent drugs.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 10 months ago

    There are places in this world where “patent” and “prescription” are synonymous. In this case, the King is speaking of a prescription drug, not one with a legal patent on it.

  14. wes clark

    wes clark said, 10 months ago

    Ganja isn’t a drug, it’s an herb! Doesn’t have a patent, either! Can’t register a trademark on nature!

  15. lichtentunes

    lichtentunes said, 10 months ago

    This is the most blatantly political Wizard Of Id I’ve ever seen.
    I like it!
    And it’s true… the only reason Hemp (canniboids) is illegal is because it can’t be patented and drug companies can’t make money off of it. They can make a lot more money from drugs that hurt people instead of helping to fight their diabetes and cancer because they patent those. Painfully sad but true.

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