Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 15, 1977
Duke: Wwww.... hhhhhh.... yyyyy.... zzzz! Look, man, you have to admit it's one helluva story idea! That quake last August was the second biggest killer in history,a nd virtually no one knows about it! I mean, 455,000 people! Can you believe it? And talk about a stiff upper lip! I only just heard about it, and my sources are the best in Peking! Voice: Well, I dunno, Duke. It doesn't sound like "Rolling Stone's" kind of story. Duke: Oh, yeah? Well, what's your idea of a story these days? Drivel from John Dean? Photo essays of Princess Caroline? And how much did you pay John Belushi to pretend he's me?! Voice: Look, Duke! I don't hire names! I hire talent! Top talent! The kind of talent you once had before it evaporated along with your brain five years ago! Duke: Look, you little pup, I'm telling you, this is an important story! We're talking about over a half million little.... Voice: Uh-huh. Look, Dude, I'm late for a dinner party. Let me put my assistant on, and you can explain it to him. Catch you later. Duke: What? Hey! Wait a minute! I'm talkin' to yo.... Voice: Hello? Jack Ford here.