Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 4 years ago

    Looks like Alex is going to be cramping Grammy’s style.

  2. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 4 years ago

    I gotta give Mr. Trudeau credit. He sure knows how to mess with the cadre of Ann Landers types around here. The strip itself is funny… the deathly silence in the comments section as heads everywhere go ’splodey is even funnier. :D

  3. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Well, we know one item in Alex’s insecurity closet.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago


  5. roctor

    roctor said, over 4 years ago

    Hey, even a grad student has to work his way through college.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago


    Hang in there, LWP. Your posts are usually first, and that means you don’t get the input/insight of those who post later on a particular strip/day.
    They are also usually “right on”, to use a phrase from my student days in the 60s.
    Today’s strip is particularly difficult to parse. I would say, Grammy Joanie’s gonna zero in on Trudeau’s fave right now — Elizabeth Warren and her battle to win a Senate seat.
    Doonesbury is nothing if not political!
    I would say to JackButler: “Once a cougah always a cougah!” And: “Nevah, no nevah, unduh-estimate the powah ov th’ female cougah!”

  7. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 4 years ago

    Welcome back

  8. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago


    Gotta get back to bed. I’m up because I have to take my meds. I have one more thing to say:
    “Don’t mess w/ the cougah! Or she’ll claw yur eyeballs out and show ’em to ya.”

  9. Larry

    Larry said, over 4 years ago

    NCIS TV – turkey vulture

  10. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 4 years ago

    Welcome back DT. I often forget to take my meds and wake up to take them later in the night too.
    Agreed, “Once a cougah, always a cougah”, but I am not sure that fits Joanie, except in Alex’s nightmares.

  11. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 4 years ago

    Alex’s nightmare could reveal something about her, but it doesn’t tell us anything about Joanie.

    We’ve already seen that Alex, like some of those posting on this thread, can’t take in the spectacle of a politically active grandmother. Likewise, today’s “cougar” jokes seem to express a male anxiety about sexually active older women.

    Maybe Alex’s nightmare expresses her jealousy of Drew, a roommate she’s more likely to have found in bed with a man.

    Or, given Leo’s shrewd question, Alex may be imagining herself as the cougar, competing with Joanie in her dreams for the sexual attention of a younger man (I assume she’s older than Leo).

  12. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 4 years ago


    you want the real insight, go to the .com strip site. and see what everyone who reads this strip posts.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 4 years ago


  14. GTphile

    GTphile said, over 4 years ago

    @palin drome

    Right on, pd. Whatever Joanie does later, Alex’s dreams are self-centered, and could have various meanings about her… or none at all of any import. But aren’t dreams intriguing most of the time?

  15. GTphile

    GTphile said, over 4 years ago

    PD π…glad to have you back, hope you had a good time away.

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