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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for February 02, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Does Zipper really want to be Jesse Pinkman in this venture?

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    billydub  about 6 years ago

    Mr. White? Cancer? IDGI

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    Jonathan Mason  about 6 years ago

    Jesse Pinkman? Mr White? This is completely lost on a British audience.

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    Doughfoot  about 6 years ago

    I don’t remember ever seeing that expression on Zonker’s face. If he turns serious, his actual age could suddenly catch up with him. Like Dorian Grey.

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    the old professor  about 6 years ago

    Yes, strange expression on Zonk’s face. Almost like he’s been possessed by the power of the One Ring!

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    Eggman61  about 6 years ago

    If we’re comparing this story line to movies, I’ll renew my observation that a personality change in a remote Colorado cabin during a long winter sounds a lot like The Shining.

    All work and no play makes Zonker a dull boy.

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    Chronoclast  about 6 years ago

    You can live in the US of A and not get it either. I’m aware of Breaking Bad but only in the respect that I’m aware of Jay Z or World of Warcraft. Thank you leftwingpatriot for your comment! The mention of Jesse Pinkman was the sock puppet I needed to connect "Mr. White and what I had assumed was going to be a torrent of vitriol directed to Zipper’s cancer retort! Now a Doctor Who reference I would have understood without the help of a comment :-)

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    sbchamp  about 6 years ago

    Gay stoner tourists…snrk

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    Melekalikimaka  about 6 years ago

    Yes, Netflix! Start with season one of Breaking Bad and when you crawl out into the sunlight after you found yourself drawn in for a 5 season marathon because it’s that good, you will understand what all the hoopla was about.

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    phdtogo  about 6 years ago

    Is this turning into “Breaking Bad”

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    montessoriteacher  about 6 years ago

    I didn’t expect to like Breaking Bad, but it is quite a story! The kindly Mr. Chips who turns into Scarface. It was an amazing ride. Many of us are still in withdrawals after the show ended a few months ago. I was new to the party and it worked out fine because I was able to just keep watching and watching. I was thrilled to see Alpha House but it was a short ride. I hope it comes back soon. I hear it was a big hit on Amazon.

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    mistercatworks  about 6 years ago

    “Breaking Bad” had good acting, plot development and characterization. Unfortunately, it glorifies drug manufacturer and the subsequent violent developments.

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    mjalexy  about 6 years ago

    Zonker should start a smack-talking competition between the organic goodguy’s " Freerange Pot Growers" like him, and the Industrial/Hydroponic/Wharehouse bad guys. Have a Pot-Fest smokeoff to determine the best Pot. Freerange Pot rules.

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    pnorman1  about 6 years ago

    IMO the good material wasn’t running out. Again just my opinion. But I would hope you take a look at the final episode. It was as close to a perfect ending for that series as could have been done.

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    Radical-Knight  about 6 years ago

    WOAH!! Zip-Dude!!!… That was rather deep there!

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    montessoriteacher  about 6 years ago

    I really didn’t see BB as glorifying drug manufacture at all!! The stuff those people went through was awful. It was not something the majority of folks could contemplate, therefore I just can’t see it as glorification of drug manufacturing, though I have heard that argument before.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The show could easily be tweaked to fit with Universal Health Care. People still die of cancer in countries where “How will we pay for treatment?” isn’t as all-consuming a question as it is here. Remember, Walt’s main consideration when he decided he needed the money was not the medical costs per se, but how much his family would have if/when he died.

    It’s true that medical bills/insurance was also a plot point when Marie accepted money from Walt for Hank’s post-shooting treatment, but they could easily have written around that.

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    nailer Premium Member about 6 years ago

    For me, the show is more on to where pride can take you. Walter White was a brilliant man with big ambitions living a gray life, that suddenly finds something at wich he can excell. The cancer is just the triggering event.He did it at first for his family, but then had lots of chances to change his path, and always rejected them just because he was too proud to conform with less or to accept the help of others. He said it himself at the end: he did it for himself, it felt good to be the best.

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    potrerokid  about 6 years ago

    His Idea is to have the “Napa Valley” experience in COLORADO, not California!!!

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    David Huie Green  about 6 years ago

    “In places like Britain with Universal Health Care the concept of the show would not exist.”.Which is why there is no crime in the UK?

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    Red Ruffensor  about 6 years ago

    He can’t have cancer. This is Doonsebury, after all, not Funky Winkerbean.

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    Dragoncat  about 6 years ago

    There’s always a risk when presenting a new idea to the C.E.O. of any business.

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    kaffekup   about 6 years ago

    And everyone ends up losing the kaboodle of money and dying violent deaths. Almost everybody, that is.

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    David Huie Green  about 6 years ago

    “Do you know the concept of “Breaking Bad?” Walter White sets the whole thing up to make a pile of money to take care of his family after he dies from cancer.”-Yep, I had heard that, don’t see where it matters, though.The whole idea of “make a pile of money” through illegal and dangerous means is more in question as I see it, not even the destruction of any limits on humanity involved in getting rich via destruction of others or helping others destroy themselves for profit.

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    Jonathan Mason  about 6 years ago

    OK – it was shown on UK TV – I watched some of it, and thought it was a load of rubbish.

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    David Huie Green  about 6 years ago

    How am I fooling myselves?

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