Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Got it on the first try, Zonk.

  2. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 6 years ago

    Ooh! Ooh! Make a boat too, Zonker! (It’s almost the same.)

  3. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, over 6 years ago

    So why not abandon the paper and just go with the website?

  4. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    There’s something about the physicality of a newspaper that just doesn’t come through on a website. Admittedly, the newspapers of today are a mere shadow of the ones back in the last century. You want a good example, look at the Sunday comics pages. Back in the day you had a full page of Prince Valiant beautifully drawn in incredible color; now we get reduced images forced many to the page to save the cost of paper.

  5. Stig Bang-Mortensen

    Stig Bang-Mortensen said, over 6 years ago

    @ dataweaver. I don’t bring my laptop to the John. The newspaper on the other hand comes in handy for multiple reasons.

  6. Parethed

    Parethed GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    The paper is also good for lining the bottom of bird cages…we’re classy around here though, we use the Wall Street Journal…my wife gets it at work…

  7. twinsnake_coatl

    twinsnake_coatl said, over 6 years ago

    And you can’t swat a fly with an iPad. Or use it to clean windows. Nor can it keep you warm at night. Or shade your face during a nap. Or…

  8. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, over 6 years ago

    Silly Putty won’t work on your iPad.

  9. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 6 years ago

    Things a newspaper and a computer can do: You can both save comics and articles.

    With the newspaper, you can store them in the trunk and store the trunk in the attic.

    With the computer, you can store comics and articles on your hard drive and store them on your disks.

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 6 years ago

    I agree with everyone but must add, I love my paper and coffee before the world has arisen. Also, when I made myself a hat at a jazz concert, I soon had a dozen little ones who wanted one. Of course my local rag had shrunk too much to accommodate them all.

    SHEIK Sunday when I opened the comic and there were no inner pages, I wanted to scream of the injustice.

  11. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 6 years ago

    Don’t forget the fireplace, how else are you going to get a wood fire started without newspaper?

  12. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 6 years ago

    I use a lot of newspaper for packing material in shipping. I tried stuffing ipads and iphones in the box, but they just don’t have the impact absorption coefficient of balled up newsprint. Reduce - Reuse - Recycle!!!

  13. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    On-line newspapers are nature’s sane response to the pollution and waste of her resources.

    Millions of trees must be celebrating every morning

  14. IncognitoPenguin

    IncognitoPenguin said, over 6 years ago

    “Hey honey..You done with the porn section?” I guess there are some things that the paper can’t offer that the internet can…

  15. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 6 years ago

    Maybe it is a matter of age (I’m 61) but our local newspaper website is a mess. It has lots and lots of blogs and trying to find a real straightforward new story is a chore. I spend about ten minutes on their site and then just give up in frustration.

    Zonker gets it where the paper is organized into clearly defined topical sections and you can easily find and read about the topics of interest to you. I’ll take the paper over an internet newspaper any day.

    That being said, I must admit I do visit the big national news sites such a ABC, CNN, and others. They are well organized and I can usually find items of interest. Still, nothing has the length, depth, or unbiased reporting of 100 years ago. Sad but our attention span can no longer grasp a story longer than maybe six to eight paragraphs.

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