Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 28, 2010

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 12 years ago

    Was Jeff the best they could come up with?

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    anniefan  over 12 years ago

    I was in Afghanistan in the 70s. Pashto is a VERY HARD language. I used Farsi to communicate with people

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    CheesyWhiz  over 12 years ago

    Jeff’s slacker cred aint helping

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    FriscoLou  over 12 years ago

    Jeff’s the tip of the spear, letting it all hang out. The potential losses are minimal.

    If Havoc were true to his name, he would figure out way to leverage the chaos Jeff causes to his advantage. I saw them do it all the time on “Get Smart.”

    “Unleash the Nimrod!”

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    FriscoLou  over 12 years ago

    There’s nothing to worry about, Jeff’s in the liberal part of Afghanistan. The women let their hands show.

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    landshark67  over 12 years ago

    He didn’t get punished for shooting down the USO chopper?

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    Alabama Al  over 12 years ago

    So THAT’S why this idiot is – still – there? Jeff actually has, at least somewhat, a capacity for foreign languages? Who would have thought?

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    cdward  over 12 years ago

    I wonder who the idiots are. The one who can’t do anything or the ones who keep sending him in to try.

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    Terrence Gabriel Premium Member over 12 years ago

    culture shock in extremis. our time in vietnam, republic of, was challenging too if we asked papa san to party with his daughter and wife when we actually asked if the well water was safe to drink

    It wasn’t…

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    Albany58  over 12 years ago

    He could be an interpreter for Google translate and the other babelfish machines.

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    Yukoneric  over 12 years ago

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUgly American

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    Justice22  over 12 years ago

    Sounds like a tech rep for some “U.S.” company.

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    jaiel  over 12 years ago

    Do you think the guy gave him the wrong translation on purpose?

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    MurphyHerself  over 12 years ago

    Rather like the skit on Monty Python.

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    deadheadzan Premium Member over 12 years ago

    The look on the reputable elder’s face is priceless.

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    Kevin Parker Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I once read about an interview with Madonna in Hungary in which the questions had been asked in Hungarian, her replies translated, and then the whole thing re-translated back into English. The “up in the air”, “good odor” and “arms that are spread-eagled” come straight from that transcript. At least that version wasn’t likely to get anybody shot.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member over 12 years ago

    My hovercraft is full of eels.

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    freeholder1  over 12 years ago

    I believe this is also in Farce-y.

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    freeholder1  over 12 years ago

    Reputed elder, refuted elder. Same thing.

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    Mythreesons  over 12 years ago

    @Kevin Parker-Did you recently visit Oklahoma twice in the past month for unhappy reasons? If so, you are related to my late husband, a nephew in fact. Guess there could be more than one Kevin Parker in the US, but had to ask.

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    FriscoLou  over 12 years ago

    Boy Howdy, legacyshooter’s right, the water is bad juju. I got worms 4 times in the 2 yrs. I was there.

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    leeboznike Premium Member over 12 years ago

    This is good Doonesbury! Or, probably, I just can’t resist “bad translation” comedy routines; usually, they’re funny as hell! I hope this keeps going for a while longer.

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