Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Jimmy, what do you think “that’s it” means?

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 2 years ago

    I love the period appropriate antiques, next to her, on the bed.

  3. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 2 years ago


    It’s a period piece after all gotta have all details down pat. The thing is he doesn’t bring back a Dr if I remember correctly it was either a intern or a veterinarian

  4. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 2 years ago

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    Sometimes it isn’t a simple joke but a tale.

  6. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, about 2 years ago

    Most women have plenty of time, even though it seems more dramatic to claim otherwise. With my first (and only) child, labor was 4 hours, and that was considered very fast, for a first child. And once labor starts, you tend to be more than ready for it to be over, though lots of us also benefited from the wonders of the epidural, which helps a great deal. I won’t go into all the gory details, but the way it goes is generally not at all the way it is portrayed in literature, movies, comic strips, etc. Funny how they act like a woman has to push. Of course, that helps, but really, that baby is coming out whether you push or not. Most of the time, they tend to kind of deliver themselves, ready or not, here they come!

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    The strip being done in 1977 helps a lot with getting the details of 1977 correct.

  8. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 years ago

    The phone is not nearly as antique as the words “go get the doctor”. They’re all English, but what do they mean?

  9. Budmania

    Budmania said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the antique Book…

  10. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, about 2 years ago

    I never saw something so beautiful come from an experience so intensly painful. The eyes of my daughter changed everything. Luv girl.

  11. Peam

    Peam GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Our daughter’s labor for her 2nd child, exactly 2 months ago) was around 100 minutes – from when she called us to babysit to the birth of the2nd grand-daughter – no time even for epidurals, but mercifully (though nerve-wrackingly) short!…

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago


    Another birth story – avert your eyes, you who don’t want to hear about it, ‘k? For my first daughter, I was in labor for 60 hours. During that time, I kept an appointment for a perm, assisted in directing a children’s choir practice, and went to a shower in my honor (skipped my own choir practice that evening, then attended my shower). Had been off my feed for a few days, but at the shower had a nice piece of heart-shaped strawberry cake Valentine’s Day looming the following week)and some sweet gherkins. Came home, was putting up hair in bed, when WHOA, MAMA! The baby was ready to come right then, and I had to pull, not push. Went down a couple of flights of stairs, rode to hospital a couple of miles away, climbed their stairs, waited for Dr. to get there (it was after midnight by then, of course), and finally was allowed to “push” – took a couple of tries. She would have been born in our apartment if she hadn’t been a breach birth – was born rear first. I had been waiting for the screaming-in-a-crib thing I’d seen on TV, but it didn’t happen that way. Wasn’t a walk in the park, but really not that bad. Everyone’s different.

  13. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 2 years ago


    Sorry you had to miss choir.
    Glad everything came our alright!

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago



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