Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 25, 2010
Zonker: Hi, kids! Hi, kids! Hi, kids! Hi, kids! Hmm... no response... Wonder if I sound creepy. Hi there, li'l pals - it's me, your o'l cartoon buddy Zonker! Can we talk? Don't worry, I won't use any big words... kids, are you tired of competing with electronic devices for your parents' attention? Doesn't it just drive you nuts? Boy: Mom? Mom? Mom? Zonker: One day, when you're a teen, you'll be able to pay them back. But until then, why not clue them in about what bad parents they're being! Here's how - go get some scissors, cut out the next panel and tape it to the family computer! I'll do the rest! Yo, parents! Professional nanny Zonker Harris here! Are you more available to your devices than to your family? Are you sure? Then why is this message taped to your computer? Think about it! Hi, kids - we're back! So, how'd it go? Really? Great! No, no, don't thank me, it's my job! 'Til next time, li'l buds!