Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Ya gotta be in it for the Big Picture !

  2. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, almost 4 years ago

    Kids???! How, exactly, and with whom?

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Is this Sunday strip a flashback? It can’t be a rerun, since it’s copyrighted ©2013, which would be January of this year at the oldest.


    So if it’s a flashback, then how come this younger, earlier, college-age Jeff is so idealistic?


    And Zip is even more idealistic than Jeff! He wants to “be changing the way people LIVE!” I can’t believe this! Even though Clark Kent is absolutely right: he’s “delusional”!


    And not only can I not believe this, I’m confused. Terribly so.


    Help!

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    “Funny such ideas just aren’t on demand.”


    Funny you should say that, Night-Gaunt. In fact, Einstein came up with his idea for general relativity by daydreaming about riding or flying alongside a light-beam (or a photon) at the speed of light. He wasn’t thought of as much in university. Even with his newly minted PhD he couldn’t find a job in Europe as a university prof! And he had to come up with his “fool idea” (first special, then general relativity) AS A LOWLY PATENT CLERK IN SWITZERLAND and in his spare time! Go figure! And figure! And then figure some more!

  5. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    I’m pretty sure that’s not Jeff, just a generic red-haired student.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    @frumdebang

    Don’t you mean a “genetic” red-haired student? Which would then still be Jeff?

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Has this student been introduced? How is he then suddenly a confident of Zipper Harris? And who is this so-called “just some student” in the world of the 30-year-old Jeff of the here and now? If you’re really right, then something is seriously amiss with this comic strip.

  8. wildchildhernandez

    wildchildhernandez said, almost 4 years ago

    Nose is all wrong for it to be Jeff.

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    @wildchildhernandez

    Nose variable.

  10. Mike Greenwood

    Mike Greenwood said, almost 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Definately not Jeff, Z is talking to a different student.

  11. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 4 years ago

    Doesn’t look anything like Jeff. And I don’t think Zipper wants to change peoples’ lives so much as come up with a get-rich-quick scheme.

  12. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Not all gingers look alike. You’re being… um… hair colorist?

  13. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago

    Can’t be Jeff, he is too tall, he has a different face, and he is planning on getting a job sometime in the future.

  14. Raygun

    Raygun said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, there is more than one redhead in the scheme of things – this is not Jeff at all. Since Zip is a college “lifer” (I forget the proper term) he will always be around the campus. Zipper is aware of the plans for Walden to turn into a for-profit university and the dean will humor him to keep him quite until the plans go though. At least that’s my take.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @annieb1012

    “Kids???! How, exactly, and with whom?”


    I think even Zipper understands the “how” of having kids. As for “with whom,” he’s still probably got his sights set on Alex. Statistically speaking, that’s more likely to be in his future than coming up with the next iPhone or Facebook.

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