Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, almost 5 years ago

    The USO chopper?!? Oh, better and better.

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    ”Friendly fire” !

  3. notbugme

    notbugme said, almost 5 years ago

    Does this mean that Jimmy Thudpucker might be dead? It’s been a while since GBT has killed off an established character, and Jimmy goes waaaaaayyyy back.

  4. SueB1863

    SueB1863 said, almost 5 years ago

    I doubt they killed anybody, this storyline doesn’t seem to be trending in that serious of a direction.

    What I am wondering, though, is how Rick and Joanie - two seemingly intelligent, together people - managed to have a son as dangerously stupid and incompetent as Jeff. He seems to be a character with NO good qualities, and I would have thought he would have picked up at least a few from them.

  5. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, almost 5 years ago

    Nice twist.

    Jeff used to seem to be level-headed and have some grasp of reality. Of course, that may just have been relative, as he was rooming with Zipper.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 5 years ago

    @ Susan, I seriously doubt Mr Trudeau will use that as a story line. What is Mr Robertson giving as the reason for this unleashing of God’s wrath upon these people? Hawaii may be in the path of a tsunami also.

    The USO tour chopper threw me for a loop de loop.

  7. pearlandpeach

    pearlandpeach said, almost 5 years ago

    ignore Haiti - no, just did not make a ‘toon out of absolute tragedy. Some real events just are not cartoon items.

    The world watched MASH, but i doubt a 10 year sitcom will be made of Haiti or Chili.

  8. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 5 years ago

    SueB1863: never underestimate the power of the recessive gene.

  9. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, almost 5 years ago

    Lots of people are hammering Jeff Redfern for this, but with “leadership” of the calibre Havoc is providing, ANYONE would be a failure. He’s constantly being set up to fail, take the blame or get fragged. He has absolutely no positive role model to look up to or emulate. From Havoc he gets no support, no guidance, and nowhere to go but down.

  10. micalk

    micalk said, almost 5 years ago

    Why do people think that their cause is necessarily that of (insert name here). Is it because they share a common view of one issue or even several issues? Goals are different from cause of the day, tho, and certainly, GBT has goals that differ as widely from mine as anyone’s here. You can criticize or praise him for what he does with his strip, but it is unfair to aim that criticism (or praise) against him for what he doesn’t cover. Why doesn’t he cover pro-choice/anti-abortion? Why doesn’t he cover spousal abuse? (Maybe he has, I’m not so much an aficionado that I’d know.) Why doesn’t he cover the fact that my Wired magazine didn’t arrive in time for me to take it on my flight last week? Maybe he doesn’t care. Or maybe his goals for the strip are different than mine and yours, different than what you think they should be.

  11. thepeoplesmushroom

    thepeoplesmushroom said, almost 5 years ago

    I wonder if they’ll handle this storyline like the Bush Admin handled PAt Tilman’s death?

  12. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 5 years ago

    I wonder who was wrestling with the wheel, who was racing to the door and who was jingling for help?

  13. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I was in Bosnia when the helicopter carrying Sec. Treasury Ron Brown crashed into a mountain killing everyone aboard. I was attached to the aviation unit that was flying him and his group. He had just given our First Sergeant a challenge coin (a sort of commerative gift) about 30 minutes before they left. It really messed up the 1st Sergeant when he found out what had happened. Those sorts of visits really do help morale.

    I am pretty sure Melissa’s MOS is helicopter crew chief. I expect her to somehow be involved in the upcoming story line. notbugme wondered earlier if there might be an upcoming death. If there is I hope it’s not Melissa. But I have misgivings….

  14. Chrisnp

    Chrisnp said, almost 5 years ago

    I doubt it’s Melissa’s bird. The dialogue in the mess hall seemed to indicate she hadn’t seen the USO group before. (and aren’t they just the right level of celebrity to be on a USO tour like this?)

  15. ENG8INE

    ENG8INE said, almost 5 years ago

    ”Friendly fire” !

    Incoming fire is never friendly regardless of who is pulling the trigger.

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