Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, about 4 years ago

    The right person got the promotion.

  2. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, about 4 years ago

    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless subordinate.

    SSgt Shakespeare

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    You’re supposed to go easy on your buds! No fair!

  4. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Hey !  Gary didn’t get bleeped. Sargeant lady appears to have her head on ”square”. Roz on the other hand, is starting to fray.

  5. nagut

    nagut said, about 4 years ago

    What does ‘squared away’ mean?

  6. Orion

    Orion said, about 4 years ago

    @nagut: Squared Away is an Army slang term for having everything the way it should be. Think of building a house - you want everything square, right? Someone who is squared away has the right equipment, the right training, the right attitude and is ready for their mission.

    And this is one reason why NCO’s don’t generally socialize with their former ‘buddies’ - You can be friendly, but you can’t be FRIENDS.

    Orion

  7. nagut

    nagut said, about 4 years ago

    Thanks, I guessed something like that. I don’t really know what to think about that though. I mean, nobody wants to be a neat little building block - on the other hand, that’s the only way it works in the military. So I guess Melissa is right, but it’s a pity, because Roz sure has earned some extra treatment.

  8. Setebos

    Setebos said, about 4 years ago

    “Squared Away” — Refer to Kipling’s “The ‘Eathen” for further details.

  9. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Mel needs to heed Lord Acton….power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  10. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, about 4 years ago

    sandfan said”

    “Mel needs to heed Lord Acton….power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    Nope. Mel’s doing her job.

  11. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, about 4 years ago

    Wondering if this ties into the addage, “a woman has to work twice as hard to get half as much credit…”

    Maybe Roz isn’t entirely wrong. Maaaaaybe Mel is trying to prove something, overcompensating for the “incident.”

  12. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, about 4 years ago

    Gotta love the last panel

  13. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 4 years ago

    6x6 squares for t-shirts in the marines, drove me nuts. Even spaces between the shirts, socks, underwear, etc at all times. Hangers evenly spaced, field gear arranged neatly and all the same way. and on and on…. The marines have a thing for 6 inch measurments.

  14. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ………like t.v. ……..is why they call it “programming”…..

    oh, Mel, Mel……come on out from that helicopter and break through the “hardening” that Condi so wished for us…….

    futile, illegal, soul-destroying, oil-seeking demonic war.

  15. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 4 years ago

    OPTRZEBIE Having my wall locker squared away to Marine Corps Standards just might keep my toes from falling off from swamp rot in the jungle. If I could not maintain standards in the barracks, how would I maintain any hygiene in the field. “Sir, yes Sir, the private’s hair is 3.125 inches long Sir. I will get it cut to a regulation 3 immediately Sir. Yes Sir, the private does appreciate that head lice are common in the field, Sir. Yes Sir, a high and tight would be better, Sir.” Wonder why I’m alive 40 years later? Scratching a louse could get you shot in the field.

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