Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. TheSoundDefense

    TheSoundDefense said, almost 6 years ago

    Perhaps the fact that this comic was posted eight minutes ago has something to do with that. Or else they’re just aware that these are reruns, you nitwit.

  2. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, almost 6 years ago

    There’s not much to comment on. The same GT who would (appropriately) lampoon every folly of the previous admininstrations has more and better material to work with than ever, and yet the silence is deafening as he deflects awayt into reruns.

    To be fair, Peanuts is in reruns too, but at least Charles Schultz has the excuse of being dead.

  3. bradwilliams

    bradwilliams said, almost 6 years ago


    GT has got be getting up in age. Maybe he needs a nap. Worked for Reagan… sorta

  4. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    TV shows used to have 39 new episodes a year (the so-called “regular season”), then they’d give us the best 13 of them during summer reruns. Now you’re lucky if you can get a “full season” of 22 shows. Many content themselves with 13-15 episodes, and those with giant 3-month gaps in the middle.

    And yet people begrudge a cartoonist taking a couple of weeks off once or twice a year. What, do all of YOU put in the full 52 weeks on the job each and every year? And, if so, do you do so gladly and willingly, with no complaint or worries about burnout?

  5. John

    John said, almost 6 years ago

  6. palin drome

    palin drome said, almost 6 years ago

    Most Doonesbury followers on this post seem to agree that GT is merely treading water with these reruns. But GT is pretty careful to time his strips, even the repeats. He knows commencement season is on the minds of his readers–at least those who’ve earned a diploma and, every year at this time, are asked what difference an education makes.

    This commencement arc isn’t for someone who, like Zipper, only craves novelty and never reflects on the pseudo-knowledge he gleans from one trash bin (Faux news?) or another. The “Senior” sitting next to him, having earned a diploma, has discovered the difference between real knowledge and mere novelty (Faux news).

    You can’t be wise, according to Socrates, unless you’re curious about the things you don’t know. Zipper seeks only what entertains HIM. Far from being interested in what he doesn’t know or hasn’t experienced, he’s repelled and bored by it.

  7. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 6 years ago

    I’m sure GT needs a vacay. Jon Stewart, on the other hand, what gives? Where are you dude? You guys needs to get subs like Johnny Carson years ago.

  8. woowie

    woowie said, almost 6 years ago

    hey, russell-i AM burned out! That’s why i’m reading comics at this time on a weekday! Going back to college by the way but won’t be auditing anything!

  9. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 6 years ago

    Subs cost money, Mon. As the Navy. The minute they found out how to do reruns late night, watchers were doomed to repeats and the Networks were doomed to wonder why everyone went to cable until cable got the idea, too.

  10. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, almost 6 years ago

    This is a retread but it is pretty relevant concidering it is graduation time.

  11. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Resourcefulness. Perserverance. Focus. Discipline. Unwavering dedication…

    …and Zipper doesn’t possess a single one of them!

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