Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, about 4 years ago

    For those of you who haven’t seen Ronin:

    Spence [Sean Bean] claims to be an S.A.S. veteran based in Hereford. In Bravo Two Zero, Bean plays an S.A.S sergeant and mentions that Hereford is his home base. Hereford (on the England/Wales border) is the site of the S.A.S. regimental headquarters, known as Stirling Lines.

  2. ANQuixote

    ANQuixote said, about 4 years ago

    I grew up with a big-talker. Most of his stories were embellished beyond belief, but always had a kernel of truth. And he always “pre-bragged” about how he was gonna catch the biggest fish when we were heading out camping. We’d give him a hard time and tell him he was full of it. Funny thing though, he always DID catch the biggest fish…

    We don’t tell him he’s full of it anymore.

    Talk it up Jeff, aim for the sky. You just might hit something big.

  3. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, about 4 years ago

    BS is to talk the walk… Knew another pilot guy we called BEDE - “been everywhere, done everything”

  4. Frankr

    Frankr said, about 4 years ago

    yeah, I guess everyone knows someone like that…

  5. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, about 4 years ago

    “In the meantime, this guy should be thinking, if he’s so good why is he looking for a job with us?”

    That there are large numbers of the power “elite” who would NEVER think this way is what will inevitably lead to their downfall. ;-7

  6. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 4 years ago

    Tell us some more lies about the war Daddy.

  7. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Now there’s a daily double: the Red Rascal and the Black Messiah.

  8. ArtyG

    ArtyG said, about 4 years ago

    I learned a long time ago too be humble and not to seem prideful as per the Sisters Of St. Joseph. Then I learned that approach got me nowhere fast, to blow my own horn and most importantly when given a compliment not to try to talk the praiser out of it. Just smile and say thank you.

  9. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, about 4 years ago

    “Talk it up Jeff, aim for the sky. You just might hit something big.”

    What - that friendly helicopter he shot down wasn’t big enough?

  10. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, about 4 years ago

    “In the meantime, this guy should be thinking, if he’s so good why is he looking for a job with us?”

    Kind of easy there: because the private sector pays about five times what the CIA does.

  11. BaldTom

    BaldTom said, about 4 years ago

    Been there, done that…drove the last train out of the great Chicago fire. Whaddya mean I wasn’t even born yet?

  12. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 4 years ago

    Ok time to impress with his skillset: show him how fast he can tweet and operate an I-phone.

  13. natureboyfig4

    natureboyfig4 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    OK, so he’s impressed the top levels of the “other guys”. Great. How about the side trying to protect American interests?

  14. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    This seems to be the typical interview of the fraud college kid trying to impress. Usually ends up as the wrong impression.

  15. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, about 4 years ago

    @Ravenswing

    Yup… variety of reasons actually, some include “retirement” (but Red Rascal is a bit young to pull that one off)…

    But one angle GB might be gradually insinuating is that in light of Blackwater and Halliburton, privatized “defense” jobs appear to have a bit more leaway, not necessarily being bound by things like the G-Con and formal accords between state-level entities.

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