Cidu Bill on Feb 22nd 2013


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6 Responses to “Pharmacy”

  1. James Pollock Feb 22nd 2013 at 12:33 am 1

    “what you have” is an equivalent category to “bumpy, oozing things”, “puffy, scalying things” and “loose, smelly things”.

    It would have been better if the drawing established that “what you have” included all of the others.

  2. Mark in Boston Feb 22nd 2013 at 01:31 am 2

    These pills are for bumpy, oozing things.
    These pills are for puffy, scaly things.
    These pills are for loose, smelly things.
    These pills are for what YOU have.

    The drawing certainly does not make it look like “what you have” includes all the rest. Anyway, why even have the other 3 kinds of pills? Everybody is going to buy the pills for “what you have” and not even bother with the rest. Even if you had bumpy, oozing things, would you buy the pills for “bumpy, oozing things” or the pills for “what YOU have”?

  3. mitch4 Feb 22nd 2013 at 08:20 am 3

    I agree on seeing 4 different categories, with “what YOU have” as the topper, presumably even more disturbing than bumpy-oozing, puffy-scaly, or even loose-smelly.

    However, I’m having a hard time seeing the displays as packaged modern medications. Are you sure there aren’t some leeches in there? Twigs? Denatured intestinal contents replacement?

  4. Dyfsunctional Feb 22nd 2013 at 09:57 am 4

    You might not even recognize the containers as medications, but rather collections of bumpy, oozy things themselves (shiver).

    Somehow this reminds me of “I hate the itching, but I don’t mind the swelling.” (Anyone else remember that?)

  5. J-L Feb 22nd 2013 at 11:51 am 5

    I saw the joke as a sort of reluctance to admit that you have certain embarrassing problems. A conversation to heal what ails you might go like this:

    YOU: I have a problem with something.
    PHARMACIST: Is it a bumpy, oozing thing?
    YOU: Not at all!
    PHARMACIST: Is it a puffy, scaly thing?
    YOU: Definitely not!
    PHARMACIST: Is it a loose, smelly thing?
    YOU: Never in a million years!
    PHARMACIST: Then this fourth group of medication is just the thing for you!

  6. Mark in Bostom Feb 22nd 2013 at 08:39 pm 6

    Follow-up strip:

    1. Headache remedies.
    2. Cold remedies
    3. Toothache remedies
    4. What have you

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