Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for June 03, 2012

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    rayannina  over 9 years ago

    Johnny G sidelined as a produce distributor?

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    Did the EPA do a toxic waste inspection and clean-up before Miss Bliss re-opened the pre-school on that former auto garage site? What is in the sandbox? And what oily substance smells like bananas? Is Blisshaven Preschool a safe place for Alice and Beni and all the other kids?

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    GROG Premium Member over 9 years ago

    How could you be in them when you weren’t even born yet, Alice?

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    neatslob Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Nothing of any importance happened in the pre-Alician era, didn’t you know that?

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    FearlessFreep  over 9 years ago

    Lacquer and other finishes sometimes have an odor that smells like fermented fruit.

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    Miserichord  over 9 years ago

    Sisyphos asked “And what oily substance smells like bananas?”

    Isoamyl acetate, a paint and lacquer solvent.

    Also used as artificial banana flavoring.

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    lecrenb  over 9 years ago

    Maybe Johnny G was the kind of mechanic that stuffed bananas into transmissions to “repair” them… add a bit of silver paint and they’re good for 1 day past the 1 week warranty.

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    cknoblo Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Peanuts was smoother of line, but everything was pretty simple, too. I love the complexity of Richard’s drawings.

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    ronpolimeni  over 9 years ago

    Yes, it’s a strange strip. That’s the charm.

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    vldazzle  over 9 years ago

    I don’t understand some of the very mean-spirited comments today.

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    GulliverArkham  over 9 years ago

    Banana Oil: Isoamyl acetate, also known as isopentyl acetate, an organic compound that is the ester formed from isoamyl alcohol and acetic acid.


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    6turtle9  over 9 years ago

    The smell is probably left over from the grease monkeys.

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    Teresa OBrien  over 9 years ago

    Peanuts was boring by the time I started reading it 40 years ago. This strip is anything but boring. One of my top 10 favorites.

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    vawser  over 9 years ago

    Richard, I love your watercolors!

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