Classic Doonesbury (1974) by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 12 months ago

    Patience, child, patience.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, 12 months ago

    Ahhh, a variation of “Are we there yet?”

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, 12 months ago

    “Small people”?

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 12 months ago


    As I read somewhere: “In the future when time travel is commonplace the kids will sit in the back of the time travel vehicle asking, ‘Are we then yet ?’”

  5. beprepn

    beprepn said, 12 months ago

    Isn’t the next strip something about “waiting up a storm?”

  6. jeffiekins

    jeffiekins said, 12 months ago

    @Arye Uygur

    The idea was (and still is, for some) to emphasize that children are people. Hundreds of years ago, children were treated as small humans, and there were no books or toys made for children (except a few toys for children of the wealthy). Gradually, society decided that some things were too “adult” for children to be exposed to. It’s still an active debate (e.g.: see the reaction to the child long-distance sailor).

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 12 months ago

    That kid sounds like a 99%er waiting for his next entitlement.

  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, 12 months ago

    I think I recall how the reply from the school begins. Won’t spoil it.

  9. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, 12 months ago

    Kids have a different concept of time.

  10. MiHorn

    MiHorn said, 12 months ago


    Gratuitous reactionary shyte, anyone?

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 12 months ago

    Relatively patient for children

  12. coreyjan

    coreyjan GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Given the instant availability of everything, which kids are used to today, this strip is downright prescient.

  13. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 12 months ago

    “A person’s a person, no matter how small
    With fingers and toes and impatience for all!”

  14. Llywus42

    Llywus42 said, 12 months ago


    When and where are you discussing where there were no " toys made for children"? I have researched toys and games throughout history and have found evidence of toys and of children playing in every culture I have looked into. Granted, I have not studied every possible culture so I am curious just who were these people that did not provide children’s entertainment (toys/play) for children?

  15. Llywus42

    Llywus42 said, 12 months ago


    Oh, that’s just murray. Every comment he/she posts sounds the same – angry.

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