Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

Wizard of Id

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: somebodyshort

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

  2. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 3 years 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.

  4. natureboyfig4

    natureboyfig4 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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.

  5. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, over 3 years ago

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

  6. Sean FitzPatrick

    Sean FitzPatrick GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    perscription not patent

  7. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 3 years 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.

  8. pekenpug

    pekenpug said, over 3 years 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.

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 3 years 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.

  10. wes tnt

    wes tnt said, over 3 years ago

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

  11. Glover Garrett

    Glover Garrett said, over 3 years ago

    Shouldn’t the store read “Ye Olde Apothecary Shoppe”?

  12. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    Miracle plant known to the Mayas:

  13. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not far from reality. In the days of yore pharmicaya was considered witchcraft

  14. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @Phatts California

    When I was at Penn State University, we had a basic chemistry book which had a picture from the turn of the 20th century of an ad for Bayer Aspirin® and Bayer Heroin.

  15. boots21b

    boots21b said, over 3 years ago

    Are my patent leather shoes a prescription?

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