Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    That wonderful Walden education hasn’t been wasted.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    Hey, maybe Zip’s smarter than we ever knew! Especially if he managed to finagle a steady income from his Uncle Zonk. Here saw a cop show, remembered the plot, and now applies it to Walden president King in order to learn and perhaps profit from the info. Stay tuned.


    (I don’t KNOW the income part to be a fact, but I suspect it is, since we know that Uncle Zonk won $23 million from a lottery ticket.)

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    It seems his rumor became reality post facto. I can see that as being real.

  4. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 2 years ago

    ….TV vs books.

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    With Zonker, it ’s : " The Case of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ".

  6. Stig Bang-Mortensen

    Stig Bang-Mortensen said, about 2 years ago

    The $23 million where wasted many years ago on Uncle Duke. He was kidnapped and Zonker bought him free.

  7. doctorwho29

    doctorwho29 said, about 2 years ago

    That trick usually does work

  8. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 2 years ago

    This could result in the first time a university student gets involuntarily graduated.

  9. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, about 2 years ago

    The slacker scores! Beautiful!

  10. 38lowell

    38lowell said, about 2 years ago

    How old IS HE?
    42?

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    Unlike his uncle, the renowned Malibu tannist Zonker Harris, Zipper was born and raised in Northern California. Thanks to a legacy scholarship, and following a family tradition now two generations old, he is currently a receiver on the Walden College football team. In a radical break with his forbearer and hero he is, however, occasionally dating. Zipper was co-founder, along with roommate Jeff Redfern, of myVulture.com. He made an unsuccessful attempt to download and license the real time wireless output from Dick Cheney’s defibrillator. Harris maintains a blog primarily devoted to his stop sign collection.

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    Above info from:


    http://ext.stage.doonesbury.com/strip/cast/member/21

  13. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Too funny! Still LMAO!

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    Note that Zipper attends Walden, “Thanks to a legacy scholarship, and following a family tradition now two generations old, he is currently a receiver on the Walden College football team.”


    If Walden goes “for profit” and if the Walden College football team players start getting paid, Zipper will start getting paid. Thus, “legacy scholarship” + “wages from playing football on the Walden team” = more money for Zip. As perpetual tenured student he could be catching pigskins for pay till he’s too old to keep up and retires. Even then he might stay on as tenured perpetual student till he finally retires as Zipper Harris, perpetual student Emeratis. Meaning, perhaps, he still has access to campus facility, such as free cafeteria food, free access to the student union, discounts at the student store where he can presumably buy football sweaters to keep warm, hygiene supplies, MP3 players, laptops, iPhones and the like at a discount.


    Plus, since — unlike his Uncle Zonk — he dates and is interested in girls, he just might find a tenured perpetual female student to date and share an apartment, if not get married. “Two can live as cheaply as one.”


    Why does that sound so, so, uh, forlorn somehow? Because they’ll never graduate and get real jobs?

  15. Larry

    Larry said, about 2 years ago

    I asked my cousin after he received his first MA why he was still at U of MA. He said he was going for a second MA and the money from grants from the feds for ridiculous projects he was working on was better than the real world.

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