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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 08, 2011

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  almost 11 years ago

    Poor Mike…

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    mrbribery  almost 11 years ago

    As if the mourner didn’t have enough to mourn already…

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    JP Steve Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Ah, Fairportfan, you hit a chord! I have the full set of “Swallows and Amazons” and still dip into the collection in my dotage!

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    rayannina  almost 11 years ago

    I agree – it WOULD be better if JJ just left.

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    jnik23260  almost 11 years ago

    Mike should just br glad JJ didn’t show up naked with a pumpkin on her head.

    (long time readers would understand that).

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    I have done a lot of funerals and you’d be amazed some of the weird stuff people do at them.

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    lewisbower  almost 11 years ago

    If it wasn’t for the casseroles and booze, you’d never catch me near a funeral.

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    peter0423  almost 11 years ago

    Sounds more like a wake than a funeral per se, Lewreader.

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    annamargaret1866  almost 11 years ago

    And the stripes on Mike’s tie go different ways in the last two frames.

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    annamargaret1866  almost 11 years ago

    Is there any significance to the two stars on JJ’s coat, cape, whatever it is?

    Notice that the scarf is tied differently in different frames too.

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    WaitingMan  almost 11 years ago

    It’s all Bush’s fault.

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    WineStar Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Maybe it’s like Dilbert’s tie – her scarf & his tie express emotions? Or GBT maybe just be bored & is messing with us?

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    FriscoLou  almost 11 years ago

    It looks like the stripes on Mike’s tie are synchronized to orientate away from who’s speaking at him.

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    dook  almost 11 years ago

    I find the desire for cremation very self-centered: not only are the worms denied a good meal, but the cremation process generates a lot of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide) that are left for the survivors to deal with.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 11 years ago

    dook, I agree, that’s why I opted for burial at sea. Fishies and crustaceans get to eat, and I don’t take up any space in a cemetery.

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    asa4ever  almost 11 years ago

    Being Jewish I hate to see people die, but if I don’t really know them that is made up for by a week of great food. My wife who was not Jewish could not understand why I sat Shiva for so many people. I told her it was to make sure there were ten Jewish men the to say Kaddish.

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    freeholder1  almost 11 years ago

    dook: we deny the worms anyway since most caskets (at least in this state0 are set into vaults to prevent toxic runoff from the formaldehyde laced corpse, who the worms wouldn’t touch anyway.

    Larry: from the “was”, I hope you had ten mensches sit with you as well.

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    mblase75  almost 11 years ago

    Does anyone else get annoyed when commenters use today’s strip to continue yesterday’s conversation? Seriously, raise your hands.

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    wetidlerjr  almost 11 years ago

    This will not end well…

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    MsngNOLA and dook, conceptually I agree with burial at sea. However, it’s not as easy as it might seem, especially if you live in a landlocked part of the country. And land burial is worse for the environment than cremation because of the very things freeholder said. Most cemeteries require embalming and vaults. If we could just bury people without all the extras, that would be the way for me - but that’s less and less likely.

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    jpozenel  almost 11 years ago

    Hitting on a mourner?

    Why no, he’s merely comforting her!

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    Dragoncat  almost 11 years ago

    Well, JJ wanted to know…

    I suppose she was going to find out one way or another.

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    luckylouie  almost 11 years ago

    cdward – burial “without all the extras” is becoming more common where it’s allowed. Google “ecological burial” or “green burial”.

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    RinaFarina  almost 11 years ago

    I think this is a new trend, continuing a discussion from yesterday. It seems to me that that’s a reaction to the Pibgorn comments being suppressed. At Pibgorn, you could have long discussions about just anything; and on the weekend, because the strip only appeared during the week, the comments went on for three days. Very often hundreds of them.

    Do I miss the Pibgorn comments? Yes, I do, but anything else I want to say should be to McE.

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    FriscoLou  almost 11 years ago

    Rina dosen’t think our comments are good enough. She’s been keening over Pibgorn comments for weeks.

    I never read it, but you can tell it must be a comic about dyslexics … eh?

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    zensolo Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    rickmac1937, I’m somewhat of a latecomer to the DB universe, got me curious about JJ’s mom–?

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    wsfn  almost 11 years ago

    @FriscoLou and @ RinaFarina

    Pibgorn is not dyslexic, nor mispelled and it is a GREAT comic. Snarky, beautiflly drawn, and deep with subtext.

    Tragically it is the comic author/artist who denies us the commentary. He does not like external influence to be seen, read, or associated with his comic. I guess I can understand it but in the Web 2.0 world it will be seen as “odd” at best by most of us.

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