Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Edcole1961

    Edcole1961 said, over 7 years ago

    Planning to get cancer means never having to say you’re sorry.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    Alex is going through a dramatic/romantic phase…

  3. JackParsons

    JackParsons said, over 7 years ago

    As long as you don’t claim to be Al Gore, honey.

  4. turoc15

    turoc15 said, over 7 years ago


  5. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, over 7 years ago

    You know, it took me a long time to realize it, but OF COURSE love does NOT mean never having to say you’re sorry! If you hurt someone and you don’t apologize, you just make the gulf between you (and the misunderstanding) a little deeper and wider! What arrogance to say you don’t have to apologize for anything!

    When this movie came out, and feminists analyzed it, they said that she got cancer because she stopped studying and gave up her career for him. Interesting idea, no?

    And I finally realized that this movie is just over-romanticized mush. It looked good because of the hype, but it was really the same old story - woman gives up her self to become part of the man’s self. Only in this movie, she just couldn’t bear it.

  6. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 7 years ago

    If she thinks this matches her and Toggle she should stick with him. Remeber Ryan O’Neils character went on to invent the internet.

  7. JonD17

    JonD17 said, over 7 years ago

    Believe it or not folks, Alex USED TO BE really intelligent. must be all that lack of sunshine out in Seattle. Yeh, I know I’m gonna get blasted for that (probably deserve it)

  8. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 7 years ago

    When Oliver was in college, he had a summer job working as a roofer. At the end of the first day, his hands were all covered with tar. No matter how he scrubbed, he still had tar on his knuckles, under his nails, in the creases of his palms…..everywhere! He had a date with Jenny that evening, but he was so embarrassed about his dirty hands that he called it off.

    He stayed up half the night scrubbing his hands, and finally got them presentable. The next day, he mentioned the dilemma to his boss, who promptly tossed him a pair of gloves to protect his hands from the tar. And Oliver was able to go out with Jenny and they lived happily ever after until she got cancer and died.

    Because as we all know, “Glove means never having to say you’re tarry!”

  9. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 7 years ago

    Chikuku, I was being sarcasic about the internet. I was more thinking about the fact that the press gave him a free pass on everything, I invented the internet, We need to improve health care so my families tabaco farm can sell cigerates to people longer and if you follow that lane to the big glowing house I have some brochures on how you can save energy. Oh and by the way love story was about me even though I never had a girlfriend die of cancer.

  10. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    “Love Story” was only a little romantic because one of them died. To be really romantic, both of them need to die, like “Romeo & Juliet.”

  11. turoc15

    turoc15 said, over 7 years ago


  12. kssnortum

    kssnortum said, over 7 years ago

    Ali MacGraw gets cancer in Love Story? Aw, now you ruined it for me.

  13. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 7 years ago

    OOP’s, sorry Kssnortum. I should have said spoiler alert coming up.

  14. Toby Bartels

    Toby Bartels said, over 7 years ago

    fbjsr: Yes, we know that you were being sarcastic. What you don’t know is that Chikuku was not being sarcastic.

    The male lead of Love Story really was based partly on Al Gore. And he really did play a leading role in funding the transition from ARPANet to the Internet. Erich Segal, author of Love Story, and Vint Cerf, the ‘father of the Internet’, have both publicly defended Gore’s claims.

    And the press that you said ‘gave him a free pass on everything’ made constant fun of him in 2000 for telling such transparent lies … that turned out to be true.

    More details (admittedly from a biased source):

  15. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 7 years ago

    I know the personality of the character we based on him but what he said was “love story was written about me” and “I invented the internet”. Providing funding and coming up with the idea and technoligy are two very differn’t things.

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