Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    Shut up, Alex!

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe she could text or something.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 3 years ago

    ??? Just last strip Grams was driving. They doing car fire drills on the highway?

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    While Gram’s speech could be historic, Alex’s speech has become histrionic.

  5. einarbt7

    einarbt7 said, over 3 years ago

    Get over it Alex.

  6. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 3 years ago

    Republican Todd Akin made one of the lead items in the British news Yesterday evening.
    I presume that evidence will soon be found that his ‘High School’ certificate showing he passed his Biology examination was in fact genuine (and not, as would be presumed from the quality of his knowledge on conception, a forgery).

  7. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    Knock it off Alex!

  8. Richard S. Russell

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

    2 days ago someone had posted a comment about Alex’s verbal dyslexia. I responded with a snarky question asking what was the word for carnal knowledge of pickles. Somehow or other, after a number of people had commented on it, that comment got whacked. Yesterday I publicly puzzled as to why and thot it might have had something to do with my reference to “carnal knowledge”, so I tried to avoid tripping another trigger by spelling the correct answer as dillseksia. Turned out I needn’t have bothered, since apparently it’s OK to embed the word “sex” in these comments.
    So much for trivial history; on to today’s strip!
    One last thot: DNFTT.

  9. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, over 3 years ago

    3 days… at least now we have a steering wheel.

    Alex – is a speech really likely to be historic when it’s for such a mediocre candidate?

    If this were reality, the only question of interest about the speech would be whether Joanie was intellectually honest enough to take her party to task for all its scheming & maneuvering instead of standing up for itself. If the Dems hadn’t pushed a change to state law before Ted Kennedy’s death because they feared Mitt Romney or some Republican governor appointing a (gasp) Republican (!) to finish the term and because they took the electorate so much for granted they figured they could prop up just about any candidate with a pulse (Coakley) and walk away with the special election for “The Kennedy Seat” – they wouldn’t be faced with incumbant US Senator Scott Brown today.

  10. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 3 years ago

    I think Gram is having trouble believing it too…

  11. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, over 3 years ago

    Now it can be told! All those years ago, when her soon-to-be estranged husband Clinton’s buddy complimented her french fries (which led to the famous “My wife – I think I’ll keep her.” line) – Joanie was using a recipe from Elizabeth Warren’s famous cookbook.

  12. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 3 years ago

    You can see the top of the steering wheel in the third panel yeesterday and the first of the day before, plus there are hints of it in the bottom right hand corner of other panels.

    But yes, Alex is now driving (for which I DO need to see the steering wheel, to remind me that it is on the ‘wrong’ side…), still without a seatbelt. Joanie, however, seems to have taken the opportunity to put a seatbelt on, though she’s sdjusted it so it will probably not stop her hitting hte dashboard when Alex crashes into the car in front because she is too busy talking to Joanie…

  13. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 3 years ago

    Also, while I’m the only one awake to post, some thoughts on trolls (wake up at the back there, DTpi, because I’m afraid this is addressed at you, among others).

    We know that we have a particular troll, GuardSGT, who has said that he keeps on posting the same things because we haven’t yet accepted them. We will therefore typically get a minimum of half a dozen posts a day from him, in a nice little bunch.

    If he is ignored, those half dozen posts have minimum impact on the discussion; they’re the equivalent of a short ad break. If they are responded to, he also responds, and we get about fifty extra posts of which forty are dross and ten are decent comments that get lost. So DON’T RESPOND. At all. Ignore him. As we say in the UK, send him to Coventry – pretend he doesn’t exist.

    Even worse, don’t spend half a dozen posts discussing trolls (yes, I’m aware of the irony, I am British after all…). In particular, don’t inconvenience electrons just to take a potshot at the trolls and the trolling you expect to follow. Personally, I have to say I find that just as unpleasant, and just as much trolling, as the posts from GuardSGT.

    So, here’s a plea. Let’s make this the very last post today in which trolls are mentioned. Let’s leave the comments from trolls swinging in the wind unanswered.

    Now – Todd Akin, WTF…? As Mike31g said, it made the British news too. To be frivolous for a moment, I do feel sorry for Jon Stewart – what a week to be on a break…

  14. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, over 3 years ago

    Doonesbury can be a good strip when it is not blatantly a political advertisement like it is this week. I hope hope hope that Warren loses.

  15. marktreut

    marktreut said, over 3 years ago

    Gram finally has her seat-belt on. Granddaughter ought to follow example.

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