Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sounds like the talk my Mother had with her grandson – my nephew.

  2. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 2 years ago

    She asks me why, I’m just a hairy guy
    I’m hairy noon and night, hair that’s a fright
    I’m hairy high and low, don’t ask me why, don’t know
    It’s not for lack of bread, like the Greatful Dead, darlin’

    Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair
    Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen
    Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer
    Here baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy

    Hair, flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow, my hair

    Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees
    Give a home to the fleas, in my hair
    A home for fleas, a hive for the buzzing bees
    A nest for birds, there ain’t no words
    For the beauty, splendor, the wonder of my hair

  3. suevanv

    suevanv said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, say can you see….my eyes (if you can then my hair’s too short!)

  4. DoonesburyFollower

    DoonesburyFollower said, over 2 years ago

    Ironically, I believe that this one didn’t make it in to the first book, “Still a Few Bugs in the System.”

  5. Chris

    Chris said, over 2 years ago

    “Don’t ever have to cut it, cause it stopped by itself!”

  6. the old professor

    the old professor said, over 2 years ago

    This really reminds of how “serious” and political hair length was in the late 60s – so many of the olds went semi-nuts about it, way out of proportion to its significance. Part of why we grew our hair long was to thumb our noses (just to mix my metaphor!) at the older generation. I remember having people call me a “Commie” and telling me to “go back to Russia” just because I had long hair. Seems hard to believe that people got so wound up about it.

    Now I have lost nearly all my hair! :-(

  7. steverino

    steverino said, over 2 years ago

    @the old professor

    What’s amusing, too, is how it goes in cycles: watching “The Benny Goodman Story” you see the swing musicians circa mid-1930s talking about the “long-hairs”— the old-fogey classical musicians and their patrons.

  8. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @masterskrain
    April 2, 1971
    -
    gocomics.com/doonesbury/1971/4/2

  9. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    Good job, Dr. T, and others. Tell me that song has no relevance to this strip? Ha!

  10. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @the old professor

    “Now I have lost nearly all my hair!” Ha! You used it all up in the sixties!

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    lice like long locks

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t think hair length has anything to do with getting hair lice, though extra long hair used to be associated with the “dirty hippie” type.

  13. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Now that I think of it, my mom told me she got very disapproving stares when she “bobbed” her hair in the twenties. First girl in her high school to do so.

  14. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    Jesus was never depicted as having a buzz cut or even a Beatles cut.

  15. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    I would just like to say that it is my conviction
    That long hair and other flamboyant affectations
    Of appearance are nothing more than the male’s emergence
    From his drab camouflage into the gaudy plumage that is the birthright of his sex.
    There is a peculiar notion that elegant plumage
    And fine feathers are not proper for the male
    When actually, that is the way things are in most species.

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