Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 30, 2012

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    pouncingtiger  over 11 years ago

    A fire permit?!?

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    Peabody-Martini  over 11 years ago

    When worlds collide?

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    BE THIS GUY  over 11 years ago

    Burning Man meets Mendelssohn.

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    The Nihilist  over 11 years ago

    I agree, Elope

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    King_Shark  over 11 years ago

    Has Leo actually said “Yes” yet?

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    Buzza Wuzza  over 11 years ago

    Leo is going to be seriously tested by this wedding crap.

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    billydub  over 11 years ago

    “Went over”? JJ is in New York and Mike is in Seattle, no?

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    localhost  over 11 years ago

    She texted him the question when she was stuck in a blizzard with Gran.

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 11 years ago

    J.J., it’s Justice of the PEACE, not PIECE.

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    basshwy  over 11 years ago

    Why marry?

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    Whitecamry  over 11 years ago

    Alex, two words: “common law.”

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    David Wolfson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    JJ also lives in the Seattle area; so yes, “went over” is correct.

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    montessoriteacher  over 11 years ago

    The engagement happened.

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 11 years ago

    I’m not sure you’ve been reading at all. Leo is one of the more perceptive characters and has passed his interview with his future mother in law.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Ok, here’s a partial list

    1. Fire permit.2. Alert local HASMAT team.3. Wear camo and use only full metal jacket ammo! 4. Use real, sharpened bamboo for the Punji stakes!

    more to come…

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    tigre1  over 11 years ago

    Milk is not free either. Any farm-lovers out there?

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    wynot  over 11 years ago

    fiancee is the girl, the guy fiance

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    smalltownbrown  over 11 years ago

    To Swimswithsharks: I think it was "grandmother-in-law.

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    Big_Tex  over 11 years ago

    I hope to get married in a church wedding someday. Although, one of my cousins were married on a beach. They know have two beautiful girls.

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    Steveh16  over 11 years ago

    Hey lawyers have got to eat too! Well honestly most of us hate domestic cases with a passion! Give me a good fight with an insurance company or prosecutor any day. SO much less hate…

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    Potrzebie  over 11 years ago


    Since you have upper-middle class and trailer-park families, they should meet in Vegas and do a wacky Elvis-themed chapel with reception at some place like The Bellagio.

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 11 years ago

    “Toggle” is …… drum roll….. Leo.

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    “Until mood do us part” is the new paradigm, with over 50% of marriages failing, and serial spouses becoming more norm. Leo and Alex have already survived more stress than would separate the “average American couple”, so they should be good. It’s about giving, not taking, to survive, so kinda’ “unAmerican” any more, right?

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    basshwy  over 11 years ago

    haha…Oh, that’s why :)

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    unca jim  over 11 years ago

    @basshwy“Why Marry?”It’s in our genetics. For girls, (I speak from a houseful of sisters and cousin-ettes,) it’s ‘the occasion’. Pomp and circumstance, showing all and sundry that she’s been ‘taken’.. For boys; It’s the emotion of coming home with a dead deeracross one’s shoulders, never to be in the hunt again.

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    peabodyboy  over 11 years ago

    J.J. is a performance artist, so she will also need lots of chocolate sauce.

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    Stagger Lee  over 11 years ago

    “The kid who got blown up in Iraq”. That is a sensitive way of describing him.

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    metawarr566  over 11 years ago

    Is it just me or does the art look a little different? Maybe I’m just going crazy.

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    maree pavletich  over 11 years ago

    Oh, come on who doesn’t want to see a full on wedding bash that, knowing Alex, will also be environmentally friendly with recycled wedding gown from her Mum and socially responsible wedding loot?

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    Cofyjunky  over 11 years ago

    And yet, Mom and Daughter are sooooo alike. (Drama!)

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    FriscoLou  over 11 years ago

    Ssssh everybody! I want to hear about JJ’s plans for the bachelorette party.

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    PeggyGirl  over 11 years ago

    Still the best comic around.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 11 years ago

    I believe this strip takes place entirely in the Seattle area. Mike asked Kim if Alex was up, which means Alex is staying with Mike and Kim. Kim said Alex went to see J.J., which means J.J. lives close to them.

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    FriscoLou  over 11 years ago

    “I believe this strip takes place entirely in the Seattle area.”

    leftwing is using the same detective techniques as Jerry Orbach, probably lives in the same precinct.

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    bt  over 11 years ago

    I think JJ & Zeke should go to Burning Man.

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    lmchildress  over 11 years ago

    Mike and Kim live in Seattle, Alex is in school at MIT or has just graduated (?), and JJ is in NYC, iirc. Kim is on a laptop, so could be communicating with Alex on her FB page or IM or whatever… of course I could be completely wrong.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 11 years ago

    According to, both Mike and JJ live in Seattle.

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