Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    Mel should have been expecting it.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    A profound question followed by a stupid question.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    Dangerous ground to be treading on.

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Saved by inanity!

  5. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, the food is great.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Hassled” is over 40 years of history in the military. (but a broad term, no pun intended.)

    Orion: from yesterday, that’s the nose of “Birth Control”, our armed Chinook, and the chin bubble is a grenade launcher. The rocket pods and 20 mm are mounted further back.

  7. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 3 years ago

    Conflicted = School Principal asked her not to go there and tread lightly on touchy subjects. With what happen in her past will she skip the answer for the easy one or try to answer the kid?

  8. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was once briefed by an expert on how to present yourself in the best light during an interview. He said that a standard technique is to ask you several questions at once, and you’re left stumbling and mumbling, trying to remember what they all were. His advice: Pick the one you’ve got the best answer for and answer ONLY that one. If the interviewer wants to follow up with one of the others (which for some reason they seldom do), they can always ask again.

  9. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Love the silhouette of silence in the third panel. Sort of the lull before the storm .

  10. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m tempted to tell her to go for it, but it never does end well. Tell ’em about the food, Mel.

  11. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago

    She can only speak of her personal experience in the army, where much less money is per soldier on food, housing and other frivolities.

  12. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    A stupid question followed by a profound one, more like. Food is important.

  13. DeeCee Bee

    DeeCee Bee said, over 3 years ago

    Mel will respond guardedly for the good of the service, hopefully without lying.

    As for the second question:

    “Oh, the biscuits in the army they say are mighty fine. But one rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine!”

  14. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 3 years ago

    I loved the food when I was in the military. I was stationed at one place where the mess hall received awards for its excellent food. I even ate there one Thanksgiving, and they did a really fantastic job. Maybe I’m not such a great person to ask though. I liked MREs, too.

  15. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 3 years ago

    @ defunctdoormat – I just watched a program last night, I believe on the History Channel, about military mess. Looked pretty darned good to me! Some of the cooks they interviewed actually have been to cooking schools and have degrees.
    Then they showed how you heat your MRE’s. Pretty ingenious. Those didn’t look half bad either. I’m sure guys from the military pre-MRE would agree. From what I’ve seen about K-Rations they didn’t look all that appetizing.

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