Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for October 14, 2012

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    margueritem  almost 9 years ago

    Wonderful stuff!

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  almost 9 years ago

    Nice Alice!!

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    Sisyphos  almost 9 years ago

    “Say hello to my little fren’, Darlene!”But, seriously, isn’t it nice how Petey helped Alice get over her fear of cicadas—and create a new race of Super Cicadas?

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    Vince M  almost 9 years ago

    I, for one, welcome our new cicada overlords!

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    mabrndt Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Yesterday was a repeat of September 29, 2007 (but in b&w), and the first 2 Sunday strips in the rerun:September 30, 2012 repeated September 16, 2007October 7, 2012 repeated September 23, 2007.But this isn’t a repeat of September 30, 2007. It’s a repeat of October 7, 2007, one week later. Apparently, the rerun won’t be a total rerun.

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    dlhwyo  almost 9 years ago

    One of my favorites! I think this is the first Cul de sac I ever read, been reading them ever since. :-)

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    puddlesplatt  almost 9 years ago

    and just wait until she sheds…Screeech!

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    Thehag  almost 9 years ago

    Cute bug love in panel 3. Love it!

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 9 years ago

    I never imagined that Petey would take cicadas better than I did.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I once went camping at Angel Creek, near Wells, Nevada. The cicadas had hatched and the sound of their chirping was almost deafening.

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    Ma-om!  almost 9 years ago

    This strip answered one of life’s mysteries: why do men infantilize women? It must be a way to cope with their fear of women. Thank you, Mr. Thompson!

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 9 years ago

    Luckily, there’s no cicads where I live.

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    vldazzle  almost 9 years ago

    When I was alice’s age, my marble collection were the little people that inhabited the flat towns I built of a meager ammount of blocks. Never had more than 2 dolls total and 2 stuffed animals, but once I got better at sketching I was very creative (and risque) with paper dolls. I made all my own clothes during my marriage and even took in dressmaking for a while.

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Late in the year, some cicadas come down where I can pick them up. It’s fun to put one on my shirt and it looks like a pin… that walks. They also seem like little, buzzing wind-up toys if you hold on to them. I always put them back gently.

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    Drewdove  almost 9 years ago

    When I lived in Delaware the only thing I remember about the Cicadas was the noise. It was as loud as the surf if you lived at the beach in CA (which I did). Hmm, that would make for an interesting white noise machine flavor. ;-)

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    trekkermint  almost 9 years ago

    I love this strip. I’m finishing the Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins, with talking cockroaches and bats, scorpions and spiders. There’sa character called Boots, 3 years old and loves all the creepy crawlies.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I think the cicadas are pretty cool! We always have some, but I love when they do the massive hatch.

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    tex4056  almost 9 years ago

    “Bugs are like little machine that you can play with.”

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    einarbt7  almost 9 years ago

    Good one.

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    Bucket_Planks  over 4 years ago

    The original

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