Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    Most astute ! Punditry at its finest ( and truest ) .

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    Yesterday’s flashback shows how far Jeff has fallen from the rampant idealism of his college-days or, rather, college-daze. Rick may still harbor some secret idealism. Joanie has it in abundance as we’ve seen in her support and hard work for now Mass. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren.

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    Notice Jeff’s canned “fruit juice” is baaaack.

  4. marzipANn

    marzipANn said, over 2 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve noticed what an unTrudeau, ungeometric nose Rick has. And this is the friendliest and unexpectedly familial conversation Rick and Jeff have had.

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Notice Jeff’s canned “fruit juice” is baaaack.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    I am willing to bet, knowing what I do about Jeff’s generation, that it is not beer or soda but rather Red Bull or one of the other myriad of “energy” drinks so popular with these kids.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    For the caffeine? He already drinks coffee. “Fruit juice” ≠ soda. Maybe this 30-year-old “kid” is addicted to the Bull’s kickless taurine? Or the sucrose (sugar)?

  7. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    I think most of these so-called energy drinks are a scam. It is just like ordering a double espresso, people believe that they are get an extra amount of caffeine. Truth is, there’s more caffeine in a regular cup of coffee.
    It’s all in their heads. They’ve convinced themselves that these drinks or vitamin pills are making them more alert and giving them more energy. f course the advertisers for Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy do nothing to dissuade them. Quite the opposite !

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve also heard that most bottled water is really just tap water.

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    “The caffeine of a single can of Red Bull is 80 mg/250 ml (32 mg/100 ml).2223 This is about the same as a normal coffee ….”


    Source: “Red Bull” article, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull#Caffeine


    But Jeff drinks cans ‘n’ cans of this same stuff (note the label) at nite. Can he sleep?

  10. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    Still, “fruit juice” seems to have become this website’s favored euphemism for beer.


    “That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.” —Jimmy Buffett

  11. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    I’m drinking strong black coffee right now, and I’m about to go to bed. No problem. (Except maybe an extra nocturnal trip to the bathroom.)

  12. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, over 2 years ago

    That could apply to a lot of bloggers and commenters (who shall remain nameless).

  13. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, over 2 years ago

    Wait! I didn’t think he got paid.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    “The difference between a professional and an amateur is that the professional does what he does even when he doesn’t feel like it.”

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 2 years ago

    @thebird55

    AT NIGHT THE BOID 55 DRINKS COFFEE WITH THE MAJORITY WHILE I CONSOLE MYSELF WITH TEA WITH THE MINORITY


    I asked a barista working, serving me one time at a Starbucks a couple of blocks from my place. I asked him if the patrons drank decaf at night, say after ten or eleven.


    He said, “Most drink regular coffee, not decaf.”


    “But,” I persisted, “when the customers order their café crèmes, their café frappés, their lattés, their americanos, their lungos, their ristrettos, cappuccinos, demi-tasse espressos, espresso doppios, and so on and on — do they order these mixed drinks made with decaf or with regular caffeinated coffee?”


    His answer: “Regular caffeinated.”


    “No matter what time of night?”


    “No matter what time of day or night.”


    “No decaf?”


    “Maybe some order decaf. Very few. Most don’t. Now what’ll you have?”


    “I’ll have the largest hot chai tea you’ve got.”


    “Comming right up,” he said.


    Personally I don’t drink coffee at all at night, neither decaf nor caf. At night at Starbucks I order and drink hot chai tea. Then I sit at a small round wooden table and watch the moon’s bright face rise in the east, in the black sky over the cloudless San Bernardino Mountain ridge through Starbucks’ floor-to-ceiling windows. And, the hot vaporous chai is as the dancing bear used to sing . . . .


    And it’s yummy yummy yummy
    All the way down to my tummy.

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