Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 6 years ago

    Can anyone trust their recollection of “The Day”?

  2. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    He was captain of the football team. ya know, an uber-jock.

    As the saying goes “If you remember the ‘60’s, you weren’t really there.”

  3. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 6 years ago

    “The Man” is in the mind of the beholder. How odd “The Man” is Liberal in the minds of TEA Baggers - Ironic or Moronic?

  4. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    After Eric Massa’s story, I don’t call them Tea Baggers anymore. Now I refer to them as Snorkelers.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    I think B.D. was just representative of “The Man” – sort of like a young Republican.

  6. Charlie Sommers

    Charlie Sommers said, over 6 years ago

    I missed a lot of the 60s because of spending 8 years in southeast & northeast Asia. The seventies rocked though.

  7. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago,G.T. is the man…

  8. rottmom

    rottmom said, over 6 years ago

    What I find really interesting is that in this day of black and white political thinking (the “you are either with us or against us” thinking), BD and Zonker remain friends!

    I think there might actually be a lesson in that for many of us.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 6 years ago

    Sorry guys but when you have 59 Senators over 40 extra members in the house a president the Tea Partiers are sticking it to the man.

  10. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 6 years ago

    You da man, Zonker, You da man!!! OOPS!

  11. poparu

    poparu said, over 6 years ago

    We has met the man he is us.

  12. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 6 years ago

    B(rian) D(owling), the All-American quarterback, graduated from Yale in 1969, a year before Trudeau. GT depicted B.D. for a Yale comic strip that became the prototype for Doonesbury. Older readers will remember B.D. with his football helmet–and often with his can of beer–trying to take charge of every situation.

    As usual, GT’s satire on childish rebellion against authority (Zonker, Teapartiers) contains a strong dash of self-mockery–mixed, in today’s strip, with nostalgia for the days when GT (Zonker, here) envied B.D.

    Readers who bristle at GT’s liberal elitism are missing his genuinely liberal self-criticism.

    Teapartiers could use some of this self-criticism themselves; but if any of them figured out that “the Man” (like the Wizard of Oz) is just an imaginary “leader” for everbody to resent, they’d quickly be booted from the party.

    When Faux News presents Rush and Glenn mouthing off–unlike that wimp Obama, who can think on his feet while using a teleprompter to keep his remarks on task–they make any self-criticism sound elitist.

    Thinking before you speak is un-American: it challenges your listeners’ attention-span and implies that you lack conviction. Macho guys like John Wayne and the younger B.D. wouldn’t know what a teleprompter is for, because they never had to speak a whole paragraph. And Sarah Palin doesn’t even try.

  13. cfimeiatpap

    cfimeiatpap said, over 6 years ago

    A most excellent post pd;

    Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price Money green or proletarian gray Selling guns instead of food today

    So the kids they dance, and shake their bones And the politician’s throwing stones Singing ashes to ashes all fall down Ashes to ashes all fall down

    Throwing Stones - Grateful Dead

  14. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 6 years ago

    Sometimes instead of “The Man” - it was All The President’s Men

    WaterGate - The Original “Gate-Way” to political scandals!

  15. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, over 6 years ago

    “You were so handsome then” Boy, what an insulting thing to say!

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