Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    For those of you PC persons, I left a final comment at the end of yesterday’s strip, just before the turn.
    My only comment today is that I am disappointed in Joanie for not having the confidence in her own abilities. But like many seniors, she ( like many of us ) does not have the confidence in herself that she had 30 years ago.
    And maybe that’s GT’s point ?

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is she channeling G.W. ?

  3. marzipANn

    marzipANn said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not getting better; I’m getting older. But it’s not that bad: people are kinder and more helpful to the old, making them and the recipient feel better about thtemselves. Some seniors, however, feel the condescention acutely.

  4. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    Actually “cow” has gender implications too. And no, the “B word” has not lost the female context. Even when applied to a male, part of the slur implies female characteristics. I’d recommend “Linguist” stays with “twit” if he (I assume somehow) is too lazy to actually describe what he means.

  5. chizzel

    chizzel said, over 3 years ago

    I won’t address anybody younger than me as “sir” That is happening less and less now-a-days.

  6. pksampso

    pksampso said, over 3 years ago

    Today’s comments reprise fairly well-established complaints about the young, to wit:

    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

    —Socrates

  7. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    hi ho the glamorous life. where politics & showbiz converge, & a Palin can take center stage to satisfy the buttoned-up longings of the Good Old Boys. How any older woman could feel confident in this world is a mystery. Perhaps only those who are not asking for or receiving validation from outer things. those who are well loved, or have entered into Acceptance 101, the class that keeps on taking in new members.

  8. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 3 years ago

    You people take this much too seriously –
    it’s a comic, fercrissakes…

  9. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, over 3 years ago

    @timrinaldo

    Wait, you mean it’s not a documentary?

  10. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    @timrinaldo

    ……It’s a comic, fercrissakes…"
    **************************************
    Since when has that stopped anyone?

  11. pekenpug

    pekenpug said, over 3 years ago

    Joanie doing her Dick Cheney impression?

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    @Linguist

    I don’t disagree but I think it relates more to Joanie’s lack of experience being on television and to where someone else might have better insight as to how to present oneself.

  13. mr.monkeyshines

    mr.monkeyshines said, over 3 years ago

    hee!

  14. marzipANn

    marzipANn said, over 3 years ago

    @timrinaldo

    This conversation analyses and comments on this comic . Why would anyone participate i f not to take seriously the social commentary that is its hallmark?

  15. diggitt

    diggitt said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, I dread where this can go. Every last one of us has a thousand little tics and wierdnesses that flit across our face when we’re engaged. We all need to be trained out of them, and watching videos of ourselves—taking when we are engaged in something other than the filming—is the best way to learn how to maintain a straight face.

    Joanie has never had that training (which should be undertaken by anyone who wants to be in the public eye). She can be totally manipulated by the voice in her ear.

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