Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Lisa Childress

    Lisa Childress said, over 2 years ago

    He beat Zonker in slackerdom!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Now that is funny and weird. A perpetual student. I assume he has to keep his grades up so no slacking.

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe he could even wear a Muppet suit and be Faculty Mascot!

  4. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 2 years ago

    There’s no life sweeter than that of a 34 year old college sophomore- Matthew McConaughey in character as David Wooderson on SNL.

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “… he has to keep his grades up so no slacking.”


    No, down! At Walden slacking comes summa cum laude.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “There’s no life sweeter than that of a 34 year old college sophomore ….”


    Zip’s closin’. Jeff’s 30 already!

  7. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 2 years ago

    Oddly enough, when I went to college there was a guy who was 32-36 during my time but he only took a few classes a semster (all he could afford, I know he worked part time at least for some of the time I was there) Last I’d heard, he’d have enough credits to graduate a year after I did.

  8. hitman4cookies

    hitman4cookies said, over 2 years ago

    Wait til Zonker finds out about this!

  9. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, over 2 years ago

    Awesome, whether he realizes it or not, Trudeau has created two absolutely perfect icons for today’s Democrats. The mooching slacker on a fully-funded, lifelong gravy-train, and the narcissistic faker with delusions of talent and relevance. The irony is almost too rich for words.

  10. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 2 years ago

    @Tokyo Tengu

    Time to get your meds adjusted again.

  11. Guto  Dias

    Guto Dias said, over 2 years ago

    Nice!

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    My daughter graduates this year.
    She fully admits winters in school beat the heck out of summers working.

  13. Ichabod Noodle

    Ichabod Noodle GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good to see he has a secure future. That’s all anyone can ask for

  14. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 2 years ago

    Roger Zelazny created this over 35 years ago in his protagonist Fred in “Doorways in the Sand”;

    “Fred receives a generous stipend from his cryogenically-frozen uncle as long as he is a full-time student and has not received an academic degree, which he has put off for 13 years by changing majors repeatedly”

    (Thank you Wikipedia)

  15. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 2 years ago

    Plot is a bit earlier than that… Doctor in the House, a British book and film from the early 1950s, about medical students, had a character Richard Grimsdyke (played by Kenneth Moore), who received an annuity while training as a doctor, so he repeatedly failed his final exam to remain a student. IIRC (Wikipedia doesn’t say) the point was that he had to only just fail so that he could retake, and he makes a mistake and accidentally passes…

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