Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for May 29, 2023

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    gbars70  7 months ago

    A scholarly discourse on those who have gone before…

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    robinafox  7 months ago

    I love “Pre-Alicians”.

    I first read the motto as “A little lemming”.

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    DaveG1960  7 months ago

    Of course, you do Alice…….

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    Tallguy  7 months ago

    The Pre-Alicians is my favorite joke in Cul de Sac.

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    well-i-never  7 months ago

    I think the Pre-Alician is running with scissors. Not a good role-model.

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    fritzoid Premium Member 7 months ago

    Interesting that this appears on Memorial Day…

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    Jefano Premium Member 7 months ago

    The school motto, A Little Learning, seems to come from Alexander Pope’s 1711 poem, An Essay on Criticism. To quote more fully: “A little learning is a dangerous thing."

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    Also known as “millennials” …

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    ktrabbit  7 months ago

    Dill has qualms.

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    ekke  7 months ago

    Well, whether a little lemming or a little learning, it’s a dangerous thing!

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    Katsuro Premium Member 6 months ago

    It’s interesting how people in fiction, especially dystopian novels, use terms like “The Before Times”. That phrase always sounded, to me at least, like a clunky translation from some foreign language.I like to imagine that if civilization ever breaks down for real, whenever somebody mentions the older days, somebody else will correct them and say “You’re not supposed to call them that! They’re ‘The Before Times’!”

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    DM2860  6 months ago

    Alice’s brother was one of the Pre-Aliceans

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    6turtle9  6 months ago

    That kid may be a Pre-Alician, but he is no doubt running from an Alician ancestor.

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    einarbt  6 months ago

    You would, wouldn’t you Alice.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    We must acknowledge that Kevin the Buckethead is the truthsayer, the shaman, the chronicler, the one who holds in his memory the legends and lore of the Blisshaven tribe. Alice, not to be outdone, has her own name for the Before People. She dubs them the Pre-Alicians, a most unforgettable monicker, especially since it incorporates her name!

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    JH&Cats  6 months ago

    Also called Early Child.

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