Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    That’s innocuous?

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Yes. Nocuous is one of the smaller but more exclusive Vegas clubs, with, shall we say, questionable ownership. Playing in Nocuous is the beginning of a slippery slide into selling out.

  3. Bensondonald

    Bensondonald GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Remember, Jimmy is pretty ancient. He was a big-time folksinger back when Mark was a campus radical.

  4. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 5 years ago

    How about when Elton John played for Rush Limbaugh’s wedding?

  5. ronebofh

    ronebofh said, over 5 years ago

    Clark Kent: do you still “dial” phone numbers?

  6. jeanne1212

    jeanne1212 said, over 5 years ago

    Clark> your answering service called.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 5 years ago

    Of course it is the duty of every entertainer to stand in moral judgment over his audience. If there is no law in place saying that US firms should not sell their products to a K’Daffy or a Mugabe, should entertainers refuse a gig that pays a million dollars for an evening’ work?

    How many commenting can honestly say they would turn down an offer like that? Would you refuse to serve these people in your store or through your business? Entertainment is a business. But then would these entertainers be ashamed to have these gigs generally known?

  8. Bill Tidler Jr.

    Bill Tidler Jr. said, over 5 years ago

    I think you should have morals and ethics and not worship money.

  9. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, over 5 years ago

    How many commenting can honestly say they would turn down an offer like that?

    years and years ago when i first heard limbaugh’s show i noticed that someone was singing opera in some of his bits. i thought it sad that anyone capable of creating such beauty would contribute anything to something so crass and awful. i thought that if offered a million bucks to do a ten second recording for that guy, i’d turn it down. never got tested to that extreme, but did walk off my job of thirty-five years when confronted with equivalent ugliness. i’m living on an immature pension at half my former income and it’s worth it.

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    Was this before Michael Jackson got burned by Pepsi and Richard Prior got burned by Coke?

  11. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 5 years ago

    It’s nothing new. Some of the most enlightened artists in history (Michelangelo, Di Vinci, Raphael) worked for some of the most tyrannical and despotic villains in world history, including the popes who fostered the Inquisition.

    It’s nothing new today. Rush’s main theme song is the intro to the Pretenders’ “Back to Ohio”. According to Rush, Crissy Hynde flipped out when she heard it on his show and tried to sue him but there’s nothing she can do about it since she signed her rights away via BMI and ASCAP. She (and other recording artists) put their paychecks ahead of their politics. He laughs about it every time he explains it.

    Elton John and Rush share very similar views about gay marriage, btw. Rush “believes homosexuality to be biological, and is supportive of civil unions.” Elton John has said he’s content with a civil partnership and that gay activists have “put people off” by using the word “marriage.”

    Many of today’s popular musical “artists” promote racism, degrading women, hard drugs and violence, so today’s real question is just the opposite of what GT poses. What does it say about us when we propel these “artists” to multimillionaire star status?

  12. MobyD

    MobyD said, over 5 years ago

    Nemesys - excellent point in your last sentence.

    Seems it wouldn’t be worth selling out if nobody’s buying.

  13. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 5 years ago

    Bob Dylan’s Vegas shows are for profit but his Christmas album was for charity. Only a half sellout. I don’t know what to say about his Victoria’s Secret commercial.

  14. MisngNOLA

    MisngNOLA said, over 5 years ago

    Nemesys, your account of Ms Hynde’s reaction to Mr. Limbaugh’s use of the song is incorrect. Someone at her record company flipped out over the song being used and sent a cease and desist letter, assuming that she in no way would allow its use. When Ms. Hynde was asked about it, she said she didn’t care, and that her parents listened to Rush Limbaugh.

  15. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 5 years ago

    MisngNOLA, my account of the incident was prefaced by “According to Rush…”, and more or less accurately recounts what Limbaugh says about it. Your version may be true, but there’s a Wikipedia article that gives us yet annother accounting:

    The link won’t stick, but if you Google “My City Was Gone”, it’s the second link.

    I suspect that reality is somewhere in between all of them.

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