Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Lisa Childress

    Lisa Childress said, about 4 years ago

    He beat Zonker in slackerdom!

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

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

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 4 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.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

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


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

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 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!

  6. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 4 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.

  7. hitman4cookies

    hitman4cookies said, about 4 years ago

    Wait til Zonker finds out about this!

  8. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, about 4 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.

  9. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 4 years ago

    @Tokyo Tengu

    Time to get your meds adjusted again.

  10. Guto  Dias

    Guto Dias said, about 4 years ago

    Nice!

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 4 years ago

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

  12. Ichabod Noodle

    Ichabod Noodle GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

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

  13. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 4 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)

  14. Astolat

    Astolat said, about 4 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…

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    @Tokyo Tengu

    No evidence exists in “List of Doonesbury Characters”, Wikipedia,


    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doonesbury_characters>


    That either Zipper Harris or Jeffrey Redfern is a Democrat. Hard to imagine the ultra-rightwinger Jeff, employed on and off by the CIA, ultra-self-absorbed as a Democrat!


    Zipper Harris, Nephew of hippy Zonker Harris, may have a better shot. But I doubt it, since he is Jeff’s “philosophical” soul mate, always defers to Jeff, and even seems to subordinate himself to Jeff, who loves to dominate Zip in conversation.


    Such greed-is-good selfishness on the part of both men is hardly typical of the bleeding-heart liberal who wants to save the world and who therefore tends to be a Democrat or at least an independent.


    BTW, since the generous Unkle Zonk “won $23 million in the lottery”, it is more likely that Zip would be dependent on his uncle’s money than to mooch on Walden’s “largess”, which may not exist in any case.


    Sorry Tokyo Tengu, but research constrains to give you a D– for your guesswork.

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