Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    The gold is about as real as Zipper’s grades.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s the way it was when I was in school.

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    10ct gold-plated. No more. Two bucks, tops.

  4. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, almost 3 years ago

    Hasn’t Zipper seen enough of the “real world” hanging around with Jeff?

  5. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, almost 3 years ago

    Sure, everyone always seems to underestimate good camping skills.

  6. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, almost 3 years ago

    Does the real world demand results? It doesn’t look like it much anymore. I think what the real world demands is bluster, mostly.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago

    Is it possible that the term “self-esteem” has been misunderstood or abused? Self-esteem in and of itself is not a bad thing. It simply means thinking enough of yourself to believe in yourself. In a culture where those of lower class are told, “Stay down there where you belong,” self-esteem is what gives them the belief that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to, if they work hard and smart enough.
    I believe when many say “self-esteem” what they mean is entitlement. As in, “I’m entitled to a good grade because Mommy and Daddy will throw a fit otherwise.” This is more commonly known amongst the higher classes (financially speaking), and it has actually served them quite well. They don’t have to achieve anything because others do it for them – and they make the money.

  8. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Sure it’s real—100% fool’s gold.

  9. Gr82bUw

    Gr82bUw said, almost 3 years ago

    It is wishful thinking that adults with influence over children will ever make them work. Their poor little egos couldn’t take being given anything but an “A”. Their poor little fragile self esteems even require daily butt kissing (oops"validation" and “thank you for waking up today-good job”. " you pooped" good job. “you made it to work only 15 minutes late. Better than last month good job”. Your “Thank you” is your paycheck. Earn it. People under 30 are a bunch of whiny needy sissies. Self esteem should come from the self. Not from parents and teachers who are afraid of kids. When did kids become royalty. Parents these days are a bunch of wussy butt kissers raising spoiled brats with a sense of entitlement. "mommy call my teacher I didn’t get an “A” becomes “Mommy call my boss and get me a raise” . And keep those brats at home. You’re not entitled to eat out if you have kids. You ruin everyone else’s meal. You had em it was your choice now live with it and them. As an employer the new workforce stinks. I higher retirees. Even with the cost of health insurance- their work ethic makes them a joy to have around.

  10. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Pawn Off - The Future

  11. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 3 years ago

    Problem is that Zip’s classmates thought they had made a superlative effort.

  12. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, almost 3 years ago

    At least Zipper is listening. That’s the first step toward getting the message.

  13. palos

    palos said, almost 3 years ago

    In the third panel, I do believe his next word was going to start with the grade he received.

  14. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 3 years ago

    Do it like stalin did, you get an F and you and your entire family go to the gulags and get worked and starved to death.
    You mark my words, that’ll teach ’em.

  15. Commentator

    Commentator said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s funny, liberals like GT created the self-esteem craze in the first place.

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