Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Unbelievable! Is that really Zonker?

  2. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, over 3 years ago

    Wonder just where she’s going to put the balls.

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not in her pants, I hope.

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe she can go to Abercrombie’s and get one of those new padded tops for little girls everybody’s so uptight about.

  5. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 3 years ago

    What’s with the wig?

  6. Setebos

    Setebos said, over 3 years ago

    @Grimma — Years back, Zonker purchased a British lordship. He is Lordship the Viscount St. Austell-in-the-Moor Biggleswade-Brixham.

  7. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 3 years ago

    The only ‘titles’ ever flogged to gullible Americans were ‘Lord of the Manor’ type things. Which aren’t ‘lordships’ at all. Might get you an invitation to the vicars garden party ;-)

    You won’t see anyone turning up to the Royal Wedding wearing a horsehair wig. They are the the anachronistic workwear of barristers and judges.

    In the era when Lords wore that sort of headgear, so did Washington and Jefferson

  8. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Zonker’s not known for his historical knowledge.

  9. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 3 years ago

    Evidently, nor geography, otherwise he’d realise he’d been sold a pup. St Austell isn’t in a moor, and is nowhere near Biggleswade.

  10. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 3 years ago

    That’ll just be the Law Lords and a few such as the Lord Chancellor - not the hereditary or life peers.

    I’m not sure the normal laws of reality apply to the British House of Lords either but I’m a pedant ;-)

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There once was a very famous man On his famous horse he’d ride through the land The people used to see him everywhere When he died, they put a statue in the square

    Bonzo Dog/Neil Innes

  12. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Although just a fashion now, wigs had a purpose at one time. They were used to to keep from getting head lice. I clicked around a little, and found this for anyone interested:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hairstyles-of-the-British-Court-Whigs-in-Wigs

  13. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 3 years ago

    I thought the Wiggs were spelled with 2 “G”s.

  14. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, over 3 years ago

    @ Lewrreader - Whiggs with two g’s were a political party.

    @ sandfan - yes they were introduced for that purpose. Shaving the head of someone with head lice and putting on a wig gave you something of the look of still having hair. Trouble is they were made from horse hair so unless you took care of them they created the same problem. Of course the wealthy had servants to do that, and could afford new ones as needed so it became the symbol of the upper crust.

    So far as I know only the British Court system still uses them daily

  15. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 3 years ago

    The political party had only one “g”, Kerovan, and one “h”: Whig.

    Why wouldn’t Zonker’s wig still fit? Did he expect his head to grow or shrink?

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