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Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for June 12, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  15 days ago

    poor Nadine… may she have a speedy recovery (so Petey doesn’t catch with whatever Viola may contract)

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    artsyguy65  15 days ago

    I knew a girl once who was prone to fits of the lahdeedahs…

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    dwane.scoty1  15 days ago

    Betcha Viola grows into a Tattooed Biker Chick!!

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    Plumbob Wilson  15 days ago

    3 of those conditions are real (4 if you count the cold).

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 14 days ago

    Only Petey could get the bends from a bath.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 14 days ago

    Of course you did Petey.

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    Auntie Socialist  14 days ago

    These two were made for each other

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    Uncle Bob  14 days ago

    “It’s time to Beat The Reaper!”

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    bthrock  14 days ago

    This is one of the ones that went up on my refrigerator during the original run. (Also the one where Alice wants to visit the cheese that smells like feet.)

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    johndifool  14 days ago

    But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo

    What the hell am I doing here?

    I don’t belong here

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    T_Lexi  14 days ago

    I would have loved to see Dr. House diagnose a case of the fantods!

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    jonesbeltone  14 days ago

    I thought fantods were limited to the Sandwich Islands?

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    William Bednar Premium Member 14 days ago

    Is Petey beginning to open up?

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    distracted  14 days ago

    Is “Liolalia” a reference to “Lio” by Mark Tatulli? If so this is the second within the last week by another cartoonist. The first I noticed was in Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller on June 6.

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    WCraft Premium Member 14 days ago

    Thompson was a cartoon genius!

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    ChessPirate  14 days ago

    If you got a case of Didgeridoos, would you be blowing for weeks? ☺

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    AndrewSihler  14 days ago

    Staying in the tub too long doesn’t give you the “bends”, it gives you the “prunes”.

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    Mogo  14 days ago

    These kids are dressed more like the 50s than 2009. Maybe Petey goes to school through a time warp.

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    Rush Strong Premium Member 14 days ago

    I wonder if fantods was a nod to Edward Gorey…

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    austin.swinburn  14 days ago

    Particularly attractive hand lettering in this edition, and of course Thompson always gets a boost in my estimation for his use of both capital and lower cases. In today’s strip he took the full advantage of the extra variety with the long and hilarious list in panel 2.

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    gigagrouch  14 days ago

    The galloping crud or the crawling awfuls. perhaps?

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    craigwestlake  14 days ago

    I hate it when my sheep rot; it makes their wool feel funny…

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 14 days ago

    Liolalia is a nonce word made up to describe the condition of compulsively talking about the comic strip Lio. [faux Greek : λιολαλια]

    Since Lio is a Greek form of Leo / Leon, or “lion,” one could reasonably think it a real word meaning the compulsion to roar like a lion.

    The use of words that only you and a very small group of insiders can understand is idiolalia.

    So to create and use words like Liolalia is to engage in idiolalia.

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    Sisyphos  14 days ago

    I think Viola has been spending entirely too much time reading old and current editions of the Diagnostic Manual.

    As for Petey’s narrow escape at age 3: How Deep Was My Tub! (Starring My Hero.)

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    TennesseeFran  11 days ago

    Viola and Petey are just perfect for each other.

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