Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 3 years ago

    Being first is nice; having a meaningful comment is quite a bit better. Righteous indignation from Zonker is to parenting advice as rational discourse from Mel Gibson is to marital bliss.

  2. Parethed

    Parethed GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Nice analogy, Sheik…

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Parents, if you pay more attention to your kids, you’d know there’s a pothead wielding scissors hanging out in their bedroom, talking to people who aren’t in the room.

  4. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ummm … what the he|| happened to the format?

  5. antburman

    antburman said, over 3 years ago

    Completely flipping illegible.

  6. hmofo813

    hmofo813 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, the format issues and illegibility are very bad. I trust Trudeau to make noise about it (he has a record of being good about that). It may not matter, but I’m sure he’ll complain.

    But as far as the cartoon, his proposal is a ridiculous failure. What the hell is a “family computer?” That was over with almost a generation ago. The iPhone orphans I know all have a computer each for their own use and their parents use individual laptops that are not accessible to the children. There’s nowhere for kids to post the clipping, no way to communicate the message, except perhaps to post it to a facebook page or something. But then, the parents would have to be interested enough in their children to notice that. Plenty of kids I know, no kidding, are not that lucky.

  7. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve found it rather to be the other way ‘round. Kids more interested in devices than either their parents or their peers. And not just teenagers, either.

    Throw away the devices, turn off the tv and computer and be a family again.

  8. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    Sigh. There are still family computers, or at least computers in family public spaces. I confess to having a (work) laptop in my study, however.

    The kids do NOT have computers in their rooms, nor do they have iPhones or other smart phones. We do not have TV, either. And yet, they manage to keep up with what’s going on. We also eat dinner together and just spent the entire day yesterday together in the woods.

    Families are still families. But Trudeau’s point may be made - the adults who created the devices often don’t like the results when they show up in their kids.

  9. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Since when was “Doonsberry” a comic strip for kids anyway?

  10. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My granddaughters are allowed to use their parents’ computers. They don’t have their own.

    Of course, the fact that they’re two and four may have something to do with that.

    However, my wife (who works as Database Manager for the county) and i share this computer.

  11. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    As Fairport said much earlier, the format is definitely wonky. The electronic version of the “newspaper” that I read published this strip with the first two throwaway panels, which are usually included here.

  12. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, over 3 years ago

    Hold down the CTRL button and press the + key. Makes it easier to read.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    But the Children are glued to their Game Boxes.

  14. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, over 3 years ago

    You guys are so full of shi… Wait a minute, my BB just went off.

  15. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 3 years ago

    “”Teach your parents” definitely has come. GT may be blaming the computer but the same old monster still exists in the living room, or every room depending on your addiction. The TV is more responsible for the family breakdown than all other electronic gizmos. If you don’t have family time, unplug the cable first. Nothing more Norman Rockwell than a family reading around the fire.

    GT Loved the strip.

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