Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. rmleon

    rmleon GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    Is Toggle sleeping with Alex?

  2. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, over 7 years ago

    having nightmares with her, at any rate.

  3. idiotequeatthediscoteque

    idiotequeatthediscoteque said, over 7 years ago

    Trudeau is illustrating the horrors of war through poor Toggle’s PTSD and all people can talk about is whether Alex put out or not.

  4. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, over 7 years ago

    Very bittersweet…

  5. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    “Trudeau is illustrating the horrors of war through poor Toggle’s PTSD and all people can talk about is whether Alex put out or not. ”

    I have a sneaky feeling that’s the reaction Trudeau wanted from us ….

  6. First_Of_The_Fallen

    First_Of_The_Fallen GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    “Maybe she wasn’t a virgin after all.”

    According to the Sunday strip from 7/13/08, she’s not. But I agree, it’s kind of sad that people are more concerned with Alex and Toggle’s sex life than his adjustment difficulties.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 7 years ago

    I think there’s a little bit of both here, and I suspect that’s not a bad thing. I admit the first thing I noticed was that they’re sleeping together, which was a surprise. It says a lot about how their relationship is progressing, which could be seen as a hopeful sign. At the same time, it also shows the tragedy of PTSD. I have a friend whose late husband fought in WWII. They finally had to get separate bedrooms after he woke up strangling her one night. He said he was dreaming he was being attacked by a Nazi. So this scene is very real.

  8. idiotequeatthediscoteque

    idiotequeatthediscoteque said, over 7 years ago

    cdward, in the 50’s my mom had a neighbor who would wake her up a whole house away screaming and howling at 3am almost every night like clockwork. He was a Jew who had been in the camps.

  9. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 7 years ago

    Thanks for that link, wtfallnamestaken.

    Can’t tell if Alex means it’s true or if she just wanted to shock Dad.

  10. gg015879

    gg015879 said, over 7 years ago

    Yes - the situation is real and probably occurs more than you think. Alex is certainly aware of at least some of the problems BD and Boopsie have had. I know 2 couples, that I know of, that have been through this - from Vietnam. Luckily my husband(Navy) did not actually see combat, and he sleeps like a rock. Anyway - I think Alex and Toggle are very sweet together, his mother is no prude and is probably happy her son is getting back to a more normal life for a guy his age. Alex may a super geek, with x -number of patents and a math, engineering, programming genius, but Toggle is not without ambition and talent and besides, he’s a sweet guy.

    Once again Doonesbury is addressing the real life problems of many Vets. Thank you

    gg0

  11. Sneezytwo

    Sneezytwo said, over 7 years ago

    Now will someone just explain to me why Toggle would wear the eyepatch to sleep?

  12. klipt8

    klipt8 said, over 7 years ago

    Just a reminder, sleeping together does always mean sex, sometimes it just means comfort. Or sleep. don

  13. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, over 7 years ago

    In four short panels we experience both the sadness and joy of life.

  14. Vinny Slagle

    Vinny Slagle said, over 7 years ago

    Terrible nightmaraaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

    ( I had to change different word instead of H*ll with e in between H and l HUH! Same thing with Darnit! too. Crazily weird! ) :-/

  15. DavidOmaha

    DavidOmaha said, over 7 years ago

    Trudeau is that rare genius who can make the tragic pain of our vets funny; I’ve loved this story arc since BD was called up for Iraq. Toggle wears the eyepatch to sleep for a simple reason: so we can tell who he is. BD wore a football helmet for most of his time in the strip for the same reason.

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