Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Yippee ! Before the day is over, someone will turn this into a political diatribe. But before that happens, the thought of Mike as a grandfather is terrific !

  2. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, over 3 years ago

    WOW!!!

  3. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    Ha! I wondered when the next generation would arrive on the scene. This should be good. Bit of a rough road, perhaps, but good.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    Silly me, I didn’t know “glowing” was medically diagnostic of a pregnancy. Does hubby-daddy Toggle know yet?

  5. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    @Linguist " …the thought of Mike as a grandfather is terrific !"
    *
    Yes, and Kim as Grandma (!!!) is, too. Toggle’s and Alex’s moms? Interesting.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    @Linguist

    Now, if someone can just convince Mike of that.

  7. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    Good night, all.

  8. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 3 years ago

    @Linguist

    OK. I’ll take you up on that.

    Just what the world DOESN’T need, two more first world über-consumers who are very likely to grow up facing global warming hell. Easily the single most environmentally destructive thing most people will do in their life is breed. Without population control, indeed significant population reduction, every cause is a lost cause.

    How’s that? That should get it going…

  9. Buckly34

    Buckly34 said, over 3 years ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    Yeah you’re right. Everybody stop procreating and save the world….for who??

  10. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    I think what Linguist meant was that somebody is bound to start a rant like this, “what are Alex and Drew going to do about the Benghazi coverup?”

  11. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hooray!

  12. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    We need to make a family tree of the characters who are blood relatives to each other.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    According to


    http://www.npg.org/facts/world_pop_year.htm


    world population will reach 7.067 billion folks by the middle of this year (by 2013 July) and will reach 9.31 billion by the middle of 2050. Alex’s twins should be 37 years old by then.


    However, the same website is titled Negative Population Growth, emphasizing that the annual growth RATE is leveling off. It’s 1.05% per year now. By 2049 (the last year the site has a figure for), it will be significantly down to 0.46% per year. That’s a drop of 0.59%.


    It’s like you’re driving your car on the Interstate somewhere. You’re going, say, 60 MPH. But you’re pushing down the accelerator to creep up to 70 MPH, then to 80, to 90, 100, and so on, at a steady rate of acceleration. But then you decide to let up on the gas pedal, such that you don’t reach 100 as soon as you would have. You’re still accelerating, but now you’re easing back.


    Likewise, world population continues to rise toward 10 billion beyond the year 2050 when the twins will be 37 years old. But if population growth weren’t leveling off, it would have reached 10 billion when they will be — I’m just guessing here — say, only 20 years old.

  14. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    NICE OPENER! I agree with everything you say, especially as the people who insist on having fifteen kids often have them to at least twelve different partners and leave them to God and good neighbours to raise!

    May I add:
    eugenics – fascist diatribe – right-wing invective – socialsit claptrap.
    (Please fill in the gaps with whatever rant you prefer)

  15. Davida Chazan

    Davida Chazan said, over 3 years ago

    Mazal Tov!

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