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  1. queertoons commented on Doonesbury about 2 years ago

    As usual, Jeff can’t distinguish fantasy from reality, or the babe-, strike that, geek-magnetism of his own imagined heroics from the quiet appeal of a decent, honest grunt.

  2. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    Leo has great survival reflexes.

  3. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    Um, are y’all joshin’, and I’m not gettin’ it? Trudeau famously took a long hiatus from the strip c. 1977. He was popular enough to get away with it, and came back with updates to his characters’ lives that had “happened” while he was away. He invented the vacation for daily comic strip artists. He’s got time off in his contract.

  4. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    Not just rappers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2010/feb/22/sting-uzbekistan

  5. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    A little more on Tunes for Tyrants: http://www.toptenexcuses.com/top-ten-excuses-for-pop-stars-to-strut-their-stuff-for-gaddafi/

  6. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    “Cutting” is jargon, and is not dependent on technology or medium, any more than “album”. My parents’ albums, and even a kid’s album I owned, were in the form of photo albums, with separate sleeves for each 78 rpm disk. Linguistic chance has made it a durable term, outliving the “LP” that by the logic of @Clark Kent’s question should have rendered it obsolete.

  7. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    @FriscoLou “Sir” and “Ma’am” are also used for heads of state, incluidng royalty.

    @dwkiser Please note, “The Swiss have INEXPLICABLY grown scruples.” God is in the details.

  8. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    Thanks, fritzoid!

    Yeah, I assumed they were planned and coordinated. (And thanks to GT for the little treat!)

    I only mentioned the possibly shortened time schedules in passing because I’m obsessive (witness this note), and thought both production windows might have shortened since the time I picked up my old information. By the way, that information dates from some time when Trudeau (or his syndicate, I suppose) was able to convince the papers that ran him to make a short-notice substitution for timely topicality, maybe related also to tone. Don’t recall what the event was, though.

  9. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    Oh, and re: White House priorities, the actual chief executive did once remark—in a dig at McCain’s “suspension” of his campaign to address (as Senator) the 2008 financial meltdown—that one of the requirements of the presidential job is to be able to deal with more than one thing at a time.

  10. queertoons commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    As I understand it, dailies were once written about two weeks in advance, and Sunday strips about six weeks in advance. Perhaps nowadays those schedules have been shortened by technology.

    Didn’t the arcs also come together at the time Jeff made his misdirected payment to one of Hamid Karzai’s brothers?