B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart for September 09, 2016

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    johnt204  about 7 years ago

    It’s VIAL, not VILE.

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    dps1943  about 7 years ago

    It’s vial, not vile. However, given the results…

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    Farside99  about 7 years ago

    The teacher may have muttered a vile epithet under his breath after this occurrence.

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 7 years ago

    Only the grammar is vile here.

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  about 7 years ago

    Perhaps it was not a chemistry class. It might have been a class involving language use and so we might have had vile phrase A and vile phrase B.

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    jackhs  about 7 years ago

    At SKOOL, vial is vile.

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    oddhumor  about 7 years ago

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to remember the studants of Skool, who died valiantly in antbitious pursuit of knowledge. Their last lesson was a vital one, where they made the mistake of combining two vile substances.

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    Quantum Leaper  about 7 years ago

    That reminds me of what happened in my Chemistry Lab, a long time ago… A friend who’s experiment was taking far too long decide to dump about 30 or 40 ml into his experiment, instead of using an eye dropper, it put holes in the ceiling tiles, his shirt and made a big mess. Best part he was a fireman who worked with Chemical fires and had to take the class because of work. College was fun sometimes…

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    jgarrott  about 7 years ago

    I remember taking my eyebrows off by pouring carbon tetrachloride onto molten sulfur. Carbon tet will dissolve sulfur, but it’s also quite flammable.

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    RWill  about 7 years ago

    To be fair, the results were pretty vile …

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member about 7 years ago

    @ rwillatpatbar …or maybe even vial.

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    unfair.de  about 7 years ago

    That seems to be the ants Hogwarts Skool for the Chemically Gifted.

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    KenseidenXL  about 7 years ago

    Great job of keeping people illiterate….

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    flyertom  about 7 years ago

    Many years ago, the Mr. Wizards of the chemistry class at my parochial school conducted an “experiment” that resulted in the release of mass quantities of chlorine gas into the school. After the evacuation, cleanup, and screaming were over, the boys said they previously did the same thing at home, but figured the results would be different if they did it in a “real” lab.I still have this nagging cough…

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    cocavan11  about 7 years ago

    The use of “vile” isn’t a surprise, given the spelling of “school.”

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    tadchem  about 7 years ago

    Not a bad gag. Sorry the misspelling upstaged it.

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    Ann Maack Premium Member about 7 years ago

    hey, this is a “skool”

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    Cronkers McGee  Premium Member about 7 years ago

    School is now spelled, “skool”?

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    nosirrom  about 7 years ago

    Seems like a formula for Presidential debates.Vile candidate A + ……

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    Kaputnik  about 7 years ago

    Skool…,Where every prospect pleases,And only Ant is vile.

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    tom_wright  about 7 years ago

    I thought “vial”, not “vile”, too, but y’all beat me to it. I reckon I best get up earlier to beat you’uns.

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    Durak Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I thought that the bad spelling was part of the joke. Not a good part, just a part. I notice you had no problem with ‘skool’. Maybe the teacher is a vampire?

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    Dr_Zinj  about 7 years ago

    Who needs terrorist nutcases when you have a building full of bored teenagers?

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    Rahntwo Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Great. The cartoonist can’t spell. What a wonderful world we live in these days.

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    chagri  about 7 years ago

    Let’s hope the vile results of vile A and vile B caused no violent or virulent results. Clearly, the typo (was it one?) went viral here among the readers of the strip. Perhaps it is vital to the viablility of any strip to occasionally gauge the vitality of the fan base, their virulency, their “vital juices” and how vitriolic they can become, or vituperative. venal, or just plain vexing.

    Viva la BC Comic Strip -


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    shstuart Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Well put, John Doe!

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    Mark Smith Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Did you mean vial, or am I missing something?

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    dsidney49  about 7 years ago

    For the record… “FOOM” was spelled correctly…

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    Paul Rider Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Wow. Lots of English majors here!

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    sbwertz  about 7 years ago

    I was noted for having the highest lab breakage bill in the history of my high school chemistry class. I was SUCH a klutz….(was? oh well.)

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    Cerabooge  about 7 years ago

    Just to add another few memories… In my seventh grade chemistry class, we made a still. Everyone got to taste a drop as it came out. In another class, elemental mercury was spilled on the floor, and we chased the little liquid balls around to gather it back up.School was occasionally fun back then.

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    David Culver Premium Member about 7 years ago

    ‘Vile’? I think the lesson ought to be spelling: ‘vial’!

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    sarah51 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    mplsstreetrwy gets a gold star.

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    tcayer  about 7 years ago

    Considering they work in a building entitled “SKOOL” I’d lower my expectations!

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    Elizabeth Wilson Premium Member about 7 years ago

    That’s “vial”, not “vile”.

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    xsintricks  about 7 years ago

    Personally, I would’ve used phial.

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    TC  about 7 years ago

    “Vile”. LOL.

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    halvincobbes Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Vial A and Vial B create vile explosion.

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    ChessPirate  about 7 years ago

    Ewe loose you’re vile @ skool? :)

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    dflak  about 7 years ago

    This reminds me of an episode of M*A*S*H, Trapper and Hawkeye are getting instructions over the radio on how to disarm a bomb.

    “Cut the blue wire …But first …

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    rorygmw Premium Member about 7 years ago

    It’s VIAL, not VILE!! SKOOL is obviously a deliberate mistake, but VILE is obviously just poor spelling. VILE means nasty. A small glass container is a VIAL.

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    neverenoughgold  about 7 years ago

    Excuse me while I leave to play my vial-in……going now

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    3pibgorn9  about 7 years ago

    Maybe they mean mix vile A and vile B in the vial. Just didn’t have room to finish it properly.

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    I Go Pogo   about 7 years ago

    I could never remember – is it pour acid into water or pour water into acid?

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    William Sutton Premium Member about 7 years ago

    “Vile A, Vile B”??? the stuff may be vile, but it should be “Vial”.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I’m pretty sure anything mixed with anything in the ant school lab is indeed vile. I am willing to bet that mixing any vile with another vile does cause a catastrophic event.

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    ansilatoms Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Perhaps he was commenting more on the contents than the container?

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    Gregory Kolanowski Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I guess the is no editor for the comics.

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    grosservater  about 7 years ago

    Hey, you can’t expect a science teacher to know how to spell.

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    Dacker  Premium Member about 7 years ago

    How is it that at least three people blew it on this misspelling? This is more blatant than “Cow tools”.

    Mastroianni and/or HartLettererEditor(s)
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    Fontessa  about 7 years ago

    Every science teacher I had made this same pun.

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Wow! 61 comments and nobody noticed “vial” was misspelled!

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    Thomas & Tifffany Connolly  about 7 years ago

    That was exactly what Mr. McInty said to me in Chemistry class!

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    RabbitDad  about 7 years ago

    I assume ve vill be hearing more comments on spelling for a vile…

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    nyor  about 7 years ago

    It was something vile in a vial.

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    neverenoughgold  about 7 years ago

    Well, we now know what an artist needs to do to get a great deal of attention of GoComics…

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    Arthur Anderson Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Or maybe use a vial even.

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    neatslob Premium Member about 7 years ago

    The funny thing is that in the newspaper today, “vial” is spelled correctly.

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    plusaf  about 7 years ago

    Yep, vile use of the wrong word…But hey, they’re not paid for grammar, are they?

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    Deja Moo  about 7 years ago

    I was going to mention my high school chem lab explosion, but. . . never mind.

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    trdouglas Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Isn’t it vile that they did not use a vial?

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    p_sully214  about 7 years ago

    Some vile substance in tube A, and some vile substance in tube B.Either that, or whoever did the inking doesn’t know the difference.Of course, in “The Count of Monte Cristo” it’s spelled “phial” so who is correct?

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    Pogostiks Premium Member about 7 years ago

    The word is “vial”…whither America?

    Or perhaps I should way America is withering?

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    levekk  about 7 years ago

    Dile the Vocabulary Police!

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    loner34  about 7 years ago


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    vorpal7  about 7 years ago

    amazing the spelling was wrong here for a professional…

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    tea62  about 7 years ago

    Somehow the schoolhouse made out of sand is still standing.

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