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Hi and Lois, 11/7/04

The list of comics strips that have not used drug lingo is a bit shorter today. I have to admit that Hi and Lois’ place on that list, just above Hagar the Horrible and just below Family Circus, always seemed pretty secure to me, but apparently I was wrong about the extent to which drug culture has infiltrated the funny pages. For the record, the word that’s really alarmed me here is “peaking.” All the other stuff could be derived third-hand from bad movies like Flashback, but “peaking” … it arouses suspicions. I’m just saying.

(Note to my mom: I only learned about the word “peaking” from other kids myself, not from personal experience. Really. Winners don’t use drugs. I’m my own person!)