Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for February 25, 2011

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  almost 11 years ago

    Jeff’s a pro at this…

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    fesalazarsoto  almost 11 years ago

    … and Z is a pro at wasting his life…

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    rayannina  almost 11 years ago

    This is SO not ending well!

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    Justice22  almost 11 years ago

    Jeff is learning.

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    randgrithr  almost 11 years ago

    Children do learn what they’re taught, yes.

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    Alabama Al  almost 11 years ago

    It was only strongly indicated before, but if he actually does this it will become official: Jeff is an idiot. I’d be willing to bet Overkill would be able to find some operatives willing to storm Zipper’s dorm room.

    Actually, I doubt it will happen. Jeff and Zipper would have the difficulty of transporting ex-President-for-Life Trff Bmzklfrpz from Berserkistan to … I’ve assumed somewhere in the Northeastern section of the U.S., but come to think of it, just where the heck IS Walden College?

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    lewisbower  almost 11 years ago

    Red Rascal to the rescue. Red Rascal to the rescue. Go Red Rascal. Go!

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    Ravenswing  almost 11 years ago

    Walden College is somewhere in Connecticut, although not in the New Haven area, which isn’t remotely as bucolic as Walden’s often depicted.

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    thirdguy  almost 11 years ago

    Only now, is Zipper drifting out of his comfort zone? I would love to have whatever “stuff” he is using!

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    Potrzebie  almost 11 years ago

    Perhaps Redfern should have teamed up with Duke, Jr. instead?

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    heeyuk  almost 11 years ago

    adapt…improvise…draw “friendly” fire

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    Nemesys  almost 11 years ago

    Wesleyan is the supposed model for Walden, and that area is somewhat nicer than the immediate New Haven community. However, I could see Walden transplanted into nearby downtown Derby, which still looks like a black and white snapshot of 1947, complete with the original “Dewdrop Inn” as a hub of local entertainment.

    If Jeff times it right, he could transport “the Dude” into Walden/Wesleyan on Zonker Harris Day. The campus will be so blasted that one more hallucination will go un-noticed. They could keep him alive on Doritos for weeks.

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    Justice22  almost 11 years ago

    I see president Alphabet becoming a student at Walden. A perfect place to hide out.

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    lunatics_fringe Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    And to think, I thought that Jeff’s accepting the assignment was the stupidest idea he’d come up with this week.

    Silly me!

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    odeliasimone  almost 11 years ago

    Jeff now might be a good time to review the why of doing it for free if you do it for a living?

    It might give you a better perspective on the current situation.

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    junco49  almost 11 years ago

    Mr. Vile and Mr. Clueless to the alleged “rescue.”

    In what credible way does Jeff the great vile one expect Trff Bmzklfrpz to be an easily cowed “hostage.” Perhaps Triff will turn the tables. Jeff deserves any massively terrible outcome he encounters. Zip on the other hand is more like an idiot bystander.

    vanpelt: Perhaps the apple does, on occasion, fall far far from the tree.

    And sometimes “liberal” child rearing fails miserably.

    Or maybe it’s just the ill luck of the draw.

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    Coyoty Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    They don’t want to stay in one place if they’re taking him hostage. They want to move around to make it hard to find them…


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    Dragoncat  almost 11 years ago

    Ransom… The desperate action of a scoundrel so deep in debt, an oil drill couldn’t dig him out.

    President-For-Life Whathisname going to Walden!? Can anyone imagine what would happen if B.D. was to find him?

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    FriscoLou  almost 11 years ago

    They’ve got a daughter like that too, vanpelt. That’s the kind of offspring they breed, and that’s why they stopped at two, like my parents.

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    Dirty Dragon  almost 11 years ago

    Bmzklfrpz admitted to Walden? Does he even know the “Triple Lindy”??

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    cdhaley  almost 11 years ago

    G.T.’s reflexivity (making Doonesbury a surrogate for reality) has just about hit its limits. This rescue/kidnapping will not occur; it would destroy Jeff and Zipper. G.T. will find some way to preserve his characters, hustling them out of view so readers can forget their irrelevance. G.T. will bring them back when real events like revolutions no longer threaten to usurp Doonesbury’s fantasy world.

    Meanwhile, if you want to contribute to G.T.’s reflexive fantasy (below), you might add whole words—not just vowels—to express the character of Berzerkistan’s tyrant. Something like “Bigmuscleforceps” would fit his physical traits and convey the tyrant’s essential stupidity.

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    RinaFarina  almost 11 years ago

    i repeat something I said a while ago: the correct pronunciation of the Dictator-for-Life’s name is Bim-zikl-frips. When you are given a word that has only consonants, you have to refuse to be intimidated. Just put in whatever vowels you like, wherever you think they should go. This reduces that mass of consonants to something you can handle.

    I bet GT didn’t want us to figure that out.

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    R0Randy  almost 11 years ago

    Drifting out of Zipper’s comfort zone. Funny :)

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    fritzoid Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    It’s spelled “Bmzklfrpz”, but it’s pronounced “throatwarblermangrove”…

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Bm Grande is the only one willing to pay for him. That’s why he paid Duke & Duke paid Overkill. For anybody to get paid, you have to get him out. Just cut out the middle men.

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    Kali  almost 11 years ago

    Bim-zikl-frips. So should we make him say his name backwards?

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    pbarnrob  almost 11 years ago

    But then wouldn’t he disappear in a cloud of acrid smoke?

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