Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    …and here are some scenes from next week’s episode.

  2. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    I posted the following message yesterday to DT Pi. I will post it one final time:

    I know you were upset by some of the comments posted last week regarding Roz coming out and have not posted since but I believe you are being unfair by cutting off all interaction on this strip.
    Your contributions were highly appreciated by many here and added to both to the quality and pleasure of the debate. Please consider rejoining us.
    Regards,
    LWP

  3. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    I agree wholeheartedly with your message to DTpi
    Mike

  4. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This strip helps in fitting together GBT’s intertwined narratives. We know the scene is Boston (or just across the Charles, near M.I.T.) where Alex is pursuing her graduate studies in computer engineering and where her grandmother Joanie has come to work on the Warren campaign.

    (Did you hear yesterday’s exchange between EW and Scott Brown? Asked how she got through college, EW replied, “By keeping my clothes on.” To which S[o]B—-who once posed for Cosmopolitan—-retorted, “Thank God.”)

    Alex’s remark in the first panel is meant for East Coast readers. (I remember as a Californian going East to college and hearing some Bostonians discuss a friend’s move to San Francisco. “Why would she want to live 3000 miles from the ocean?”) Alex grew up in Seattle with Mike and (before their divorce) her mother, J.J. (who also lives in Seattle with her ne’er-do-well second husband Zeke). Seattle is where Leo lives in his trailer, next to his mother’s.

    A few posters yesterday commented on Joanie’s political adventures in the Bay Area forty years ago. With this arc, GBT has decided to move his political scene back East from Seattle (where we last saw Alex and Mike confront the NRA types who were packing heat in Starbucks).

    I expect GBT’s next political strips—-and remember, they’re drawn at least two weeks in advance—-will focus somehow on OWS. Who lives in New York? Drew? Isn’t that where Jeff goes to discuss his book with Becca Bickle (who promised him a publication date of 14 Nov.)?

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    @palin drome

    GT himself lives in NYC but I don’t believe any of his major characters do anymore. Roland Hedley could report on OWS from a Faux news perspective.

  6. afficionado

    afficionado said, about 3 years ago

    no left winger is a patriot

  7. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Right.

    By the way, where is Walden? In Connecticut (New Haven)? An easy trip for Zipper and Zonker (or B.D. and Boopsie?), if they’re curious to see what’s going on on Wall Street.

    In any event, I hope Ray doesn’t get mixed up in the scene at OWS.

    What are your conjectures, Pi—-if you’re still watching?

  8. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @afficionado

    And all “patriots” and Parrots are right-wingers!

  9. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    @palin drome

    They all live a train (MetroNorth) ride away from the Greatest City in the World.

  10. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    @afficionado

    George McGovern flew 35 combat missions. How many did John Wayne fly?

  11. Tog

    Tog said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, come back DT. Unfortunately there will always be morons out there who delight in making ignorant and neanderthal comments. Your comments were worth far more than their underdeveloped opinions.

  12. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Good luck avoiding adventures as Doonesbury characters.

  13. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, about 3 years ago

    @afficionado

    “aficionado”, you haven’t really considered most of the people who self-proclaim themselves as being “Conservatives” (whatever they really mean by that term.) I will admit there are still some honorable people in the Republican party – though I hold their numbers dwindle each year. However, all too often, “Conservative” has come to be a code word for xenophobia, racism, fiscal irresponsibility (they actually want government services, they just don’t want to pay for them; they personally convinced whatever cutbacks comes about will only effect “them”, not “us”) and general mean-spiritness.

  14. Ensoh

    Ensoh said, about 3 years ago

    I dunno about the “sit” part, but sharing is socialism, which is halfway to “commie.”

  15. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, about 3 years ago

    and so back to the strip … I’d go with the sit-com idea – how ’bout Cybill Shepherd as Joanie? And for JJ ?

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