Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 01, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  over 11 years ago

    Fire permit yesterday, scuba gear today. I have to see this.

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    rayannina  over 11 years ago

    She’s been pulling it for two days now.

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    The Nihilist  over 11 years ago

    Escape, escape… give your feet the chance. Be safe, have a nice clandestine elopement and send pictures of the honeymoon

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  over 11 years ago

    Or do like I did. From 5 states away tell them on Sunday “Oh, by the way I’m getting married on Wed.”

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Are the guests supposed to spear and grill their own carp?.Maybe Zonk should plan the wedding.

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    basshwy  over 11 years ago

    I already like it!! Carp. Yeh, how romantic!!

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I saw a great way to prepare fried carp on the Food Channel… But J.J. would probably go with thermite.

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    StelBel  over 11 years ago

    and @ basshwy

    Speak for yourselves. Marriage can also be so much better than living together. What a shame if you haven’t had that experience.

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    Hufn  over 11 years ago

    And @basshwyYou should not make such grandiose generalizations just because you haven’t been happy in marriage. That is a shame and I feel for you.


    You might want to look up what causation really means…

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    phuhknees  over 11 years ago

    Where’s Zeke?

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    jmatrixrenegade  over 11 years ago

    But, weddings from hell are so “in” these days!

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    PShaw0423  over 11 years ago

    You can be miserable, or married, too. You need to learn the difference between OR and XOR in Boolean algebra…it would clarify your thought processes no end. :J

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    basshwy  over 11 years ago

    I reckon if they really must get married, eloping would be the go. All that fuss – it just puts strain on the relationship and all the family and costs money. Wonder if they’ll sign a pre-nup?

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    goweeder  over 11 years ago

    gmartin997 said,

    “They’re both going to learn that being married isn’t the same as living together. Marriage has ruined many a happy romantic relationship.”____________________________________

    You are absolutely right. Marriage is the best way I know of to end a relationship you’re trying to get out of!

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    Bucinka  over 11 years ago

    This is the kind of stuff that makes people elope.

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    Beale_Knight  over 11 years ago

    I was very happy and in a great fun relationship with my girlfriend. We got married and nearly four years later are even happier, still having fun, made it through tragedy and troubles, and enjoying the heck out of each other, the pet, and the kid. So if you’re unhappy in your marriage my over-generalization is that you (as a couple) are doing it wrong!

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    phoenixnyc  over 11 years ago

    As Lou Costello said, “Marriage is like a three-ring circus: first the engagement ring, then the wedding ring, then the suffe-ring!”

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    Kali39  over 11 years ago

    Has JJ met Leo yet? And Leo still wants to go ahead with the wedding? :-)

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    We planned super-small wedding. Bride’s mom at least got “her way” by upping to rental “suitable” jackets on groom and best man. Yosemite was setting, photos with bridal veil fall, appropriate.. 42 years later, the “event” was only a brief moment. “Wedding from hell”, always a bad idea, and waste of money.

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    summerdog86  over 11 years ago

    For heavens sake, Alex, stay strong! And if I were you, I’d ditch the mother of the bride.

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    PShaw0423  over 11 years ago

    I’m very much afraid that you may be right about it being a dying institution. I saw an astonishing statistic the other — I hope I misread it! — to the effect that 57% of the pregnancies in women in their twenties are unplanned. (Did no one ever tell them where babies come from? Or do they hold their lives and those of their offspring so lightly that they just don’t care?).But outmoded? No. Cohabiting, childbirth, all as casual and disposable as a Kleenex…the formalities of these things have been the glue that has held together every human society in history. Do you imagine that this is an accident, or a coincidence, or merely some dark-ages relic that our enlightened state of being no longer needs? You wish — and actually I hope you’re right, if only because the consequences for the world my son will live his life in are too appalling to imagine.

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    djmalloy  over 11 years ago

    We’ve all heard of the terror of Bridezilla. Now, here’s Momzilla.

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    Aslan Balaur  over 11 years ago

    Happy Beltane!

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    salgud  over 11 years ago

    Do like my oldest son did to evade my ex’s wedding from hell, have the wedding in Costa Rica! It was a beautiful wedding perfectly suited to my son and daughter-in-law. Then of course they fought like hell to avoid the reception from hell back here in Denver. But at least the wedding was exactly what they wanted.

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    tigre1  over 11 years ago

    Amen. Coming from a guy who has been wonderfully cared for by lots of great and amazing women, the times when I was married were the happiest.

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    PShaw0423  over 11 years ago

    “After a total of 20 years of marriage, I learned the wisdom of, ‘Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?’ I’ve been single for nearly 30 years and loving it. The best benefit is peace and quiet.”.That may say more about your attitude toward a relationship with another human being than any of us needed to know. And your premise is flawed: you get nothing for free — either you pay the price, or someone else does..You have a life of peace and quiet? So did Helen Keller. For that matter, so does a stone.

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  28. Cathy aack Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Oh yes it is if you invite JJ. Did it twice — the second time at the JP was definitely the best! Invited my Dad and my brother, his wife and baby.

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