Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Originally published on January 19, 2011.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    The cloud, with butterflies?
     
    No, I don’t think it means she’s, um, unwell in the mind or crazy, cuckoo, demented, deranged, insane, loony, mad, nuts, nutty, off her rocker, psycho, psychopathic, psychotic, or schizophrenic.
     
    To the contrary, I think it means she’s recovering from a temporary form of maniacal loony-tunes ‘n’ marrie melodies! She’s realizing she’s not gonna get married without Leo participating willingly at every stage. She’s coming to her senses.
     
    Now she’s gotta restore.

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    I think Trudeau may have just enough biblical blood in his veins to represent the cloud-with-butterflies as a symbol of God’s creation. Or, in this case, re-creation. God is rescuing beloved creature Alex from her own folly — drifting away from reality into a wish-fulfilment fantasy where she get’s to decide everything and “her man” (whoever he is, but in this case Leo) is really “her ornament”, her “arm candy”, or whatever metaphor you choose to characterize the temporary condition.
     
    It’s not something that sets her apart from the rest of us flawed humans, but it is an aberration.
     
    Sorry, friend Doughfoot, but that’s the best I can do to reach eye-to-eye agreement with you.

  4. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It’s the cloud of bad weed she’s been smokin.

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    @J. Short

    “It’s the cloud of bad weed she’s been smokin.”
     
    Nah, doesn’t fit the circs.

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Is there pie in that sky?

  7. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 4 years ago

    I read a Rolling Stone interview with GBT a liitle while back, and he mentioned that its only recently that cartoonists have been allowed to do a week of reruns, and actually have a vacation. I can’t begrudge him the need – we’re all human, and he’s not obligated to keep me freshly entertained 365 days a year.

  8. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 4 years ago

    That’s not butterflies, it’s sea gulls.

  9. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 4 years ago

    Sea gulls? Cuckoos, surely – she is living in cloud cuckoo land…

  10. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    @Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    “Is there pie in that sky?”
     
    Pi maybe.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    @jonesb

    “That’s not butterflies, it’s sea gulls.”
     
    Mini-gulls. Nah, milli-gulls. Micro-gulls?

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

     
    Nano-gulls?

  13. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Great thinks mind alike. I spelled it that way originally, then went back and changed it.

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

     
    I finally got it: pico-gulls!

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

     
    Femto-gulls?

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