Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for April 15, 2024

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    chief tommy  2 months ago

    He really is George Santos — the early years

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    LupisLight  2 months ago

    Is Ernesto secretly planning to become a super villain?

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    Crewless  2 months ago

    Numb Man and the Boy Blunder

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    uniquename  2 months ago

    Petey wins this round.

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    Norris66  2 months ago

    Alice would make a good side kick.

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    HarryLime Premium Member 2 months ago

    We had a kid in our neighbourhood with whom I was friends in my early teens. We drifted apart and years later, as a fledgling reporter with the local newspaper, I went to the regional penitentiary to do a series of stories on some of the inmate programs designed to rehabilitate “the criminal classes”. I arrived just before noon and was directed to “the dome” to have a meal. It was a huge room and there were a large group of inmates (all in dark grey jumpsuits, with numbers, of course). As I, and a guard, crossed through this group of milling men, one guy came towards me and addressed me by name. I didn’t recognize him; he told me his name. It was the same kid, at least a foot or more taller than I remembered, thin and muscular, with a slightly mean look on his face. To say I was shocked is an understatement. My escort took me by the arm and led me away to get a cup of coffee … never found out why “my friend” was in there and, if he ever got out he never contacted me. Penitentiaries are serious places!

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    xSigoff Premium Member 2 months ago

    In spite of the fact that Ernesto is NOT imaginary, I still insist on thinking of him as such.

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    nancyb creator 2 months ago

    There is an interview in “Compleating Cul De Sac” where Richard Thompson explains that Ernesto is partly based on an actual child who was ‘connected’. He could be a good friend but “God help you if you ever crossed him.”

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    a swino  2 months ago

    I wish I could fall asleep at will

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    David Rickard Premium Member 2 months ago

    Thank god Ernesto is imaginary, or we’d all be in real trouble.

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    norphos  2 months ago

    Would Ernesto impress Viola more as a Hero or Villain?

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