Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All of us together know more than any one of us individually.

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    But we can be individually smart and collectively stupid.

  8. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 3 years ago

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

  9. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 3 years ago

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

  10. 1effinday

    1effinday said, about 3 years 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

  11. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

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

  12. megasonic

    megasonic said, about 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

    Pot, meet kettle.

  14. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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. ragarms

    ragarms said, about 3 years ago

    @QuiteDragon

    You may be unaware, but any disapproval of the previous occupier of the white house is verbooten.

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