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Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
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Sep 6, 2011
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Jeff: You've heard of this book? Roland: Yeah, "The Rogue" is Joe McGinniss's long-awaited smear job on Sarah Palin! Hey, could I borrow this galley from you, kid? I might want to Tweet some of it to my followers. Jeff: Well... Roland: It'd be good promotion for the book! Believe me, your publisher will thank you for it! Jeff: Hmm... I would like to get off on the right foot... Roland: There you go! Total win-win.
Sep 8, 2011
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    BE THIS GUY GC Insider over 6 years ago

    Don’t do it Jeff-you’ll lose any chance you may have with the redhead.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 6 years ago

    Jeff! Wake up! This guy’s a rattlesnake without the rattles.

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    lewisbower  over 6 years ago

    Here, take a bite of this shiney apple.

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    davidblack  over 6 years ago

    The stupid boy has just thrown away his lifeline.

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider over 6 years ago

    No big surprise — it’s the same Jeff as always….

    I think we all knew he HAD to mess up somehow.

    He’s very smart, and creative… never thrown by abstract concepts.

    But he has a very tenuous grasp on the concrete…. little stuff, you know, like “judgement”, and “reality”.

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    cdward  over 6 years ago

    …and here’s the screw-up.

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    sherbert GC Insider over 6 years ago

    Oh dear, has Roland gone over to the Dark Side? I always thought he was too clueless to ever intentionally do harm.

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    ajnotales  over 6 years ago

    So shots are fired and feet are injured – and for everyone it’s a lose-lose. Phew – we’re back to normal – I was getting uncomfortable with all this unaccostomed success.

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    diggitt  over 6 years ago

    Whatever Becca did unintentionally, you may be assured that there are two or three folks around the publishing house who are paid (by someone or other) to do the very same thing.

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    Plods with Beer (did I mention beer?) GC Insider over 6 years ago

    This won’t end well

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    Potrzebie  over 6 years ago

    So what juicy gossip is there going to be? The visitors list? The closed curtains? How much can you figure out by playing rear window?

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    Sandfan  over 6 years ago

    Jeff is living proof that inherited talent and brains usually skip a generation.

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    puddleglum1066  over 6 years ago

    Sarah WHO?

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    montessoriteacher  over 6 years ago

    And then it will turn out that he works at Apple and he goes to a bar and leaves the prototype for the iPhone 5. On accident, of course.

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    krumblitz  over 6 years ago

    Rick Redfern will hate Roland if this ends up ruining Jeff’s book deal. Jeff is getting so close to getting a life of his own and finally out of his home.

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    Malcolm Hall  over 6 years ago

    Maybe Sorkh will kill Roland in revenge for destroying his career.

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    cbcomicsfan  over 6 years ago

    I always figured Jeff’s demise would be a run-in with Trrf at Becca’s office. I’m sure he’s still unhappy about being “rescued” from his presidency-for-life.

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    dianetcabbie  over 6 years ago

    This is Becca’s fault for confusing the Rogue with the Rascal, yes?

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    defunctdoormat GC Insider over 6 years ago

    This is pretty messed up. Jeff finally catches a break with the book deal only to have it ruined by some greedy idiot. Yes, this is the way the world works, but it still doesn’t make me happy. I was looking forward to Jeff actually doing something. Now he’s fired before it starts.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  over 6 years ago

    @defunctdoormat — I know! I was so excited. :(. But he’ll find a way to get out of this. The Red Rascal always does.

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    cdhaley  over 6 years ago

    Jeff is a clown whose only desire is to be noticed. His character is without substance; it’s what he does to get attention that interests us.Over the last two years, he shot down a helicopter while celebrating an Afghan wedding. He got conned of $50M intended as a bribe for Karzai. To compensate Overkill for the $50M, Jeff extracted Trrf, who proved to be bankrupt and worth no more as a hostage than Jeff himself.At this point, Trudeau decided to make both characters fully “reflexive”—-that is, Jeff and (to a lesser extent) Trrf became aware of their status as fictions in the mind of GT and his readers. Both characters could now aspire to “publish” themselves, confident of a welcoming audience: us.Jeff has mentioned this reflexivity before (he called it “magic realism”) but he has never grasped—-and still does not—-the fact that he’s screwing up somebody’s plans. He’s a less intelligent, or less focused Quixote (and therefore less significant). “I would like to get off on the right foot.”Quijote has no doubt of his purpose; he knows he’s starting off on the right foot.

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    wynot GC Insider over 6 years ago

    Does a galley proof come in bound form?

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 6 years ago

    I worked as a book editor for most of my career. When I first started, in the 60’s, the “galley proofs” or “page proofs” that we mailed back to writers were never bound in any form, but always in long sheets on cheap “newsprint”. Later in my career we had “bluelines” from a computerized process, but still were not bound. I’m not sure what process is used today, but it’s conceivable that a “proof” could be bound. More likely, the “proof” would be electronic on a computer disk or flash drive. E-mailing the proofs would be the quickest and easiest, but in this case security concerns would argue against emailing and in favor of the disk or flash drive method.

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    sk1jones  over 6 years ago

    This will NOT end well…

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    summerdog86  over 6 years ago

    Ahhhh, Jeff was so happy! Now that’s going to end. : (

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    NeeNaa  over 6 years ago

    Neither one knows who they’re really dealing with. Hedley will ruin Jeff’s career, Rascal will rip Hedley’s guts out.

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    BE THIS GUY GC Insider over 6 years ago

    How many of those khaki combat reporter outfits does Roland have?

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    Coyoty GC Insider over 6 years ago

    If Roland is smart {waiting for laughter to die down}, he’ll realize that as a Fox employee, it would be against his best interests to embarrass Palin.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 6 years ago

    By now viper Hedley is probably calculating how much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Team Palin will pay him for advance info from the galleys so that they can be prepared to fight it. Also, Tea Partiers might be willing to pay Hedley the big bux. He might not even be above offering the galleys back to Random House for a king’s ransom, leaving Jeff to take the hit, because Roland will tell RH that he FOUND it lost in a coffee shop. He’s probably feeling orgasmic right now, though hiding it well from poor dim-bulb Jeff.

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    lmbullock522  over 6 years ago

    You people take the lives ans actions of these fictional characters real seriously, don’t you,

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