Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, over 4 years ago

    Phred!!! He and B.D. shared a case of Schlitz, too, as I recall.

  2. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear B.D., Happy Birthday toooooo Yooouuu!

  3. TheSoundDefense

    TheSoundDefense said, over 4 years ago

    I remember reading about Phred in one of those old Doonesbury collections.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago

    Ah, the good old days! Haven’t thought about Phred in ages.

  5. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, over 4 years ago

    I remember when Phred captured B.D. and then proceeded to get them lost, good story.

  6. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Phred has been one of G.B. Trudeau’s most brilliant creations. I am impressed with how he lands on his feet time after time. I still recall his years at the U.N.

  7. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 4 years ago

    Heh, one would’ve thought that BD was too old for Iraq … until I read in the paper last year about a local (Massachusetts) sergeant retiring. He was sixty years old, looked forty, in the National Guard, and as far as anyone knew was the last enlisted man on active duty who’d served in Vietnam.

  8. caernavon

    caernavon said, over 4 years ago

    Wow, where is Phred? Last we saw him, he was managing a Nike factory in Vietnam, correct?

  9. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 4 years ago

    Raven, assuming an age of 19, and when did Nam end? 72? so: 31 (2003)+19= 50. Good enough to catch bullets. I did serve with some Nam vets in the sandtrap in 05/06.

  10. vanpelt

    vanpelt GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It seems like GT started treating BD more seriously as a character when his helmet (and leg) came off. Between that, and Mike becoming a Republican, and Mark suddenly turning gay, it’s been quite a journey from the old Walden undergrad days.

  11. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Yep, Vanpelt (are you Lucy, Linus, or Rerun?), it’s been a long strange strip.

  12. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 4 years ago

    @BrianCrook

    Nice play on the Dead’s lyrics, there.

  13. MRMcDermott

    MRMcDermott said, over 4 years ago

    I figured yesterday BD was going to bring up Phred. Too bad it’s not quite a similar situation: Phred and BD were “frenemies” almost from the start. Kind of like Havoc and his various Afghan contacts today. Toggle, well, BD’s old unit, didn’t seem to have connected much with Iraqis, even the ones who were happy to have them there.

    I’m thinking BD will try to help talk Toggle down by using his own experience, but he didn’t have PTSD to that great extent. Toggle will get recommended to a VA shrink, perhaps BDs therapist.

    And I just bet we’ll get, tomorrow or next week, a “Meanwhile…” when BD says, “I wonder what Phred’s up to now.”

  14. glenardis

    glenardis said, over 4 years ago

    I think I will just let this one unfold…see where GT wants to go with it. McDermott is probably right though. This does feel like a short Phred revival comin on.

    I do want to thank whoever told me about Strummer yesterday. The Pogues, to me, or ok.

  15. glenardis

    glenardis said, over 4 years ago

    oops. “are ok”

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