Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Oh no, they’ll meet again…

  2. jgcp1

    jgcp1 said, over 6 years ago

    Lucky escape for Jeff, then.

  3. pksampso

    pksampso said, over 6 years ago

    @Joe

    Your story clearly illustrates the difference between a comic strip and a real war. I wish more people in government (Dem and Rep) could perceive that difference.

    Instead, on both sides of the aisle they seem to get all puffed up with patriotic fervor and think they’ve done something great when they decide that other people’s kids need to be placed in harm’s way.

  4. OshkoshJohn

    OshkoshJohn said, over 6 years ago

    Wow. Just wow. Why can’t Melissa be a crew chief and the big lady be the shop chief? This is 2010, fer crissakes!

  5. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 6 years ago

    The “big lady” has a name – it’s Roz.

  6. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 6 years ago

    Lot of stories like that, Pk. Heck, they keep on going too. I get a call about ten years ago from a friend of my kid, and he’s in a cold panic. He was in a field engineer unit training in the States, and his squad was screwing around with overloading demo charges to see who could make better booms. He’d overpacked one, and a casing fragment caught one of his squaddies and pretty much cut her in half. He was sure he’d be busting rocks, but it wound up the same as with Joe’s anecdote; he was busted to private, reprimanded and kept on.

  7. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 6 years ago

    Because after about 10 years, Melissa will be “the big lady”. Make it 5 years if she’s stationed in Germany, the land of stein and schnitzel.

    There’s a reason I fondly refer to my former duty station as “Der Fatterland”. When I first landed at Ramstein I weighed 97 lbs soaking wet. When I left, well, let’s not go there. ;-7

  8. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    A crew chief is a chopper mechaninc. They own the bird, the pilot just flies it. They maintain it on the ground and crew it in the air.

  9. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 6 years ago

    CA_QUERCUS, once again you prove your an idiot.

  10. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “a casing fragment caught one of his squaddies and pretty much cut her in half.”

    um. did she die? ya know……die? as in death?

  11. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 6 years ago

    Isn’t Roz busting the army weight standards? Hey, just a thought. she looks like she may be related to Toggle’s mom!

  12. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 6 years ago

    If the story line now is that the idiot and Melissa get together because of this, isn’t it a slam against women? You have to be a mindless violent, perhaps semi-random, threat before you are attractive. If you want women to like you, don’t sit back and let them find out on their own how nice you are, because that won’t happen. Do something stupid and violent and the women will flock to you.

  13. DeltaEagle

    DeltaEagle said, over 6 years ago

    Hey Dypak- you have not responded to my post from Friday concerning your post.

  14. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 6 years ago

    fbjsr, you really need to check your (or would you say you’re?) grammar and spelling… It’s terribly embarrassing when you make an obvious mistake in the middle of insulting somebody else’s intelligence.

  15. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, over 6 years ago

    You are correct Dypak!

    My brother was a helicopter crew chief and so was one of my co-workers. The crew chief is an on-board mechanic.

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