Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 4 years ago

    There’s no way to simulate being tossed out of the ring or whatever.

    And he doesn’t get a helmet or other protective gear.

  2. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Wow, looks like a SNAFU. The situation is really FUBAR.

  3. lippone

    lippone said, over 4 years ago

    wndrrthg, while I agree with the SNAFU, the FUBAR doesn’t fit this situation, they are coming to repair it. Now it does seem to fit Jeff’s situation.

  4. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 4 years ago

    No - it fits Jeff.

  5. John MacKay

    John MacKay GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    aliwar es mechunga

  6. alfracto

    alfracto GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    An insane prediction:

    Jimmy Thudpucker is so traumatized by this crash and so overwhelmed by Mel’s skill at repairing the chopper that he starts writing real songs again and dedicates his first number one hit in years to her!

    Or is that just crazy?

  7. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I like Thudpucker falling in love with Melissa. Makes sense.

    He seems like a good man, and a good man is hard to find.

    wait: is Thudpucker the wrestler? or have I got the name wrong?

  8. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, over 4 years ago

    Thudpucker’s the ringtone king

  9. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago

    “Rasslin” may be scripted, but anyone who’s seen a TLC (tables, ladders, chairs) match has seen some seriously hard landings.

  10. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, over 4 years ago

    Yep. The outcomes may be scripted, but the body slamming is real. In fact, I’ve heard of wrestlers cutting themselves to add real blood to the displays.

  11. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, over 4 years ago

    Watch the movie “Beyond the Mat” which is a documentary about professional wrestling and tell me that all those injuries are fake. These guys take a terrible beating for the appearance of realism.

  12. Fer Lefer

    Fer Lefer said, over 4 years ago

    …calculated risks…

  13. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, over 4 years ago

    Are you KIDDING us, Joe? Tell you what. Why don’t you practice the first, basic move they teach in pro wrestling training. Stand up, cross your arms in front of your chest, and throw yourself back on your shoulderblades?

    How did that feel? Pleasant? Terrific. Now do that about twenty more times.

    And that’s what they put NEWBIES through.

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I would imagine that Melissa & (maybe) Roz will be coming in the chopper that will take the USO folks on to their destination. No chance for interaction with Jeff, and little with Jimmy.

    I think the rassler’s comment about much worse was relative to the copter landing, not a NASCAR slam into a brick wall. But I didn’t get that he meant the body slams were worse. Thanks for the explanations.

    I couldn’t do that. Worst slam I had was sliding down a snow covered hill on a saucer. A kid jumped in front of me (deliberately) and I had to quickly change directions, which led me to be airborne (a few inches) and then slam down with the edge of the saucer in my back. Couldn’t get up for a while… can’t imagine doing some of the things the wrestlers do.

  15. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 4 years ago

    I predict Thudpucker and Roz, not Melissa.

    And I think that professional wrestlers are athletes.

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