Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    People can be brilliant at some things and have a very low Emotional Intelligence Quotient. They tend to work for people who have the reverse.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    Stupidity multiplies. Assign each person in the group a number from 1 (Mr. Spock) to 10 (Gilligan) Multiply the number of each person to find the Total Group Stupidity Value.

    So the TGSV for Congress is 10 X 10 X 10…..535 times….

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    Of course, Emotional Intelligence Quotient an imaginary thing since emotion is not directly tied to intellect.
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    Nonetheless, a properly working group is like a rope building on the cumulative strengths of each member, not weakened by any one’s particular weakness (unless he’s the boss, of course)

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    for example, one member of congress might know much about finance but little about law. That member might peform well on a finance committee. Some other congressman might know much about some other thing and work well on that subject.
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    Others, having an intellect near that of truck drivers (per Tom Clancy) could probably learn enough to function well as long as they specialized.
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    They just need to share the work load and trust each other.

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    lest ye think I’m cutting down truck drivers, I’m not, just saying congressmen didn’t seem to measure up to him.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    But we can be individually smart and collectively stupid.

  7. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 1 year ago

    I heard once, “He’s dumber’nme; he’s dumber’nyou; why, he’s even dumber’n you and me put together.”

  8. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 1 year ago

    An alternative re-run:
    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1976/11/13
    A strip several newspapers refused to print…

  9. 1effinday

    1effinday said, about 1 year ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    Reminds me of what our Governor in Maine recently said.
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/06/20/paul_lepage_vaseline_quote_maine_gov_paul_lepage.html

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    As Agent K told Agent J, “A Person is smart, People are Stupid!”

  11. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    Um….Congress Trust each other? In your Dreams!!

  12. megasonic

    megasonic said, about 1 year ago

    This exact strip was posted on July 15, 2012. What gives? http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2012/07/15

  13. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, about 1 year ago

    @Guard SGT

    “There you go again with the bigotry and hate.”

    Pot, meet kettle.

  14. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I always pictured Mike as being successful, but here he’s shown not meeting one of my standards: work in a place with no fluorescent lighting.

  15. vanpelt

    vanpelt GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I know of no evidence to suggest that women have more “emotional intelligence” than men. Certainly my own experience suggests otherwise. That’s anecdotal, though; I’ll have to see if any real studies have been done (and how the hell they quantify what they’re looking for).

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