Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 07, 2011

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    mrbribery  almost 12 years ago

    Nobody’s good enough to be at this funeral.

    Not even the deceased.

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    rayannina  almost 12 years ago

    JJ and Uncle Stupidhead deserve each other.

    Nobody else deserves them, with the possible exception of Idi Amin …

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    Alabama Al  almost 12 years ago

    JJ is one of those people for whom it could be said that, although you may not realize it, when you look upon her you are gazing in that moment at the exact Center of the Universe.

    As self-absorbed as JJ is, still she apparently has managed some accomplishments – which makes her continued relationship with Zeke all the more dumfounding. In reality, as entranced as she may have been with this “Bad Boy” in the beginning, by now JJ would have almost certainly have dumped this loser for perhaps another “Mr. Better.”

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    wetidlerjr  almost 12 years ago

    This will not end well…

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    Sandfan  almost 12 years ago

    The Commissioner would undoubtedly be interested in Zeke’s pregame routine.

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    Brer_Rabbit10  almost 12 years ago

    Baslim - most probably high tide. Who’d want to be swept inland??!!???

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    griefofdawn  almost 12 years ago

    I want to be cremated and sprinkled over a nudist colony so I can continue to irritate as many people as possible….

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    heeyuk  almost 12 years ago

    Biofuel me.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 12 years ago

    Burial at sea for me. Don’t waste the energy to burn my bones, and feed the fish and shellfish upon so many of which I feasted during my time here. Harvest any useable organs first if you’d like.

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    odeliasimone  almost 12 years ago

    I think Zeke is a little embalmed himself.

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    Charles Evans Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    Will the funeral be over soon? Please let me know. Thank you.

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    iamthelorax  almost 12 years ago

    I wonder what inspired Trudeau to turn JJ into such a skank? She seemed ok when they were married, now she’s the stereotypical hated ex-wife.

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    rayannina  almost 12 years ago

    Me, I’m taking a cue from George Carlin – I want to be BLOWN UP!

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    Nemesys  almost 12 years ago

    I don’t see JJ as a skank. She doesn’t sleep around too much… don’t forget that she was engaged to Zeke before she married Mike, who gives her as much bleeep as he takes from her. GT also had her winning the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award for her performance art.

    Besides, in some ways she’s right in this series. Funerals are not for dead people… they are for those who are not dead yet.

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    Dragoncat  almost 12 years ago

    “He won’t touch your precious liquor,” she says…

    I’d say he already has, and now he wants to touch something else…

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    freeholder1  almost 12 years ago

    PRE GAME dragon. he came drunk.

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    freeholder1  almost 12 years ago

    Can we have a double burial, since Zeke is already dead drunk?

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    SaunaBeach  almost 12 years ago

    I see Stupid head is opening his mouth again…..

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    wingfoot  almost 12 years ago

    Im going to a funeral tommorow, think Ill pre game myself

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    diggitt  almost 12 years ago

    In GT’s book 40 Years of Doonesbury he comments that JJ exists, among other reasons, as a commentary on Joanie. If you’re a longtime Doonesbury reader, you’ll remember that Joanie was a harassed wife and mother when she ran out her front door and rode away on the back of Mark’s motorcycle, accompanied by Mike, in their college days. Joanie had no compunction about leaving her unnamed daughter – that is, JJ–and giving up custody.

    JJ disappeared from sight when Joanie gave up custody and only reappeared years later when, as a freshman at Georgetown, she knocked at Joanie and Rick’s door and introduced herself. You could see even then that she was amazingly obtuse and self-centered, and she was introducing Zeke as her fiance. Zeke disgraced himself, JJ broke up with him, and Joanie introduced Mike to JJ. Mike was smitten and in no time the two were married. They split up just when JJ found out she was pregnant with Alex and got back together after JJ gave birth on cable.

    FWIW, I attribute GT’s casual treatment of the child JJ to the fact that he was a college kid, or only just out of college, and immature enough to not understand that parenthood really is a bigger commitment than he made it appear. In this case, though,it’s Joanie who carries the can for whatever louse JJ turns into.

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    tcambeul  almost 12 years ago

    I wish to be cremated, my ashes ground-up & added to douche powder.

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    zensolo Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    diggit, thanks for filling in some character gaps for me!

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    clairmarie  almost 2 years ago

    JJ is the absolute worst!! LOL the only comic strip character that irritates me this much!!

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    greenspot2244  about 1 year ago

    Seriously, Why does JJ always brings Zeke wherever she goes? Not that I necessarily seriously dislike zeke, But why?

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