Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 06, 2015


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    Argythree  over 4 years ago


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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Mike has this great capability to join himself with problematic women

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    rpmurray  over 4 years ago

    Even the readers only see the twins once in a month of Sundays.

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    hitman4cookies  over 4 years ago

    I wish Trudeau would get back to daily strips.

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    Yngvar Følling  over 4 years ago

    Trudeau has it in for those listicles, has he? I must say that I didn’t know the term until last Sunday, but I have to agree.

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    Ravenswing  over 4 years ago

    Hell, I’m 56 years old, and I’ve run into people offended I didn’t respond to a phone call or a text INSTANTLY.

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    Dean  over 4 years ago

    Did she get stuck for the bill? ……

    Looks as if he ate more than she.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 4 years ago

    So ask me why I call ‘em “stupidphones” and refuse to have, and pay for, one. Rude and intrusive in so many ways. If they are a “necessary” part of one’s life, well, it’s time for one to seriously take stock. It will be a long & fruitless search trying to find me on anti-“social” media as well.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  over 4 years ago

    A relative’s two year old developed a solution for the constant inattention that she was receiving due to her mother’s constant attention being given to her mother’s cell. The toddler grabbed the phone and, with an act similar to a MLB pitcher throwing a fast ball to win the World Series, threw that iPhone 6 to the floor thus inflicting the greatest harm possible to that attention thief.

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    Brockie  over 4 years ago

    At age, whatever that means, 69 I love tech and am playing Fallout 4 on my PS4 but I do not have or want or need a cellphone….it has contributed to so much sheer rudeness and no one seems to think it applies to them personally not to mention the idiots driving while distracted to the hilt….puleeeze bend over so I can store your phone for you while we talk face to face and by the way when your are my age you will have no thumbs or index fingers left as you will have worn them off so there….

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    alangwatkins  over 4 years ago

    GARRY! We love your mind.

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    wdgnas  over 4 years ago

    it is just another leash!

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    chris_o42  over 4 years ago

    My phone is always either lost or dead. It seems to irritate people that I may not respond to a text or voice mail till a few days later. It’s kind of useless for me.

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    Kip W  over 4 years ago

    My sister lives in the woods, and texts will pretty much always get through, even if a cell call might not. My phone gives me texts that might be a day or more after the fact, even on the days I think of turning it on.

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    dre7861  over 4 years ago

    The worst example I saw of this was one day riding on the Metro. There was an attractive young couple across the way from me, both glued to smart phones. The guy reads something on his screen and laughs. He starts typing away and hits send. Two seconds later his girlfriend laughs. She types furiously away and hits send. Two seconds later he smiles.

    Personally I don’t call them smart phones when I see some of these self-absorb mindless drones walk into pylons, lamp posts, trees and step in front of on-coming traffic. Seems pretty stupid to me.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 4 years ago

    @DaveWell, the herd does need to be thinned out a bit……….

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    Raider Red Premium Member over 4 years ago

    As with many others, I also dislike the rudeness imposed on the world by some people and their cellphones. But you would actually hope somebody gets broadsided for irritating you? How quaint. Yeah, I’m sure that’ll fix things, Judge Dredd.

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    kaffekup   over 4 years ago

    Watch out, Kim, he may text you a listicle of Tammy Wynette’s hit songs; and I don’t mean “Stand By Your Man”.

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    montessoriteacher  over 4 years ago

    I’m a little surprised they aren’t getting regular updates on the twins through social media. Social media provides a way to keep up with the twins when you can’t be there, though it is better to be there. BTW, where in the world is LWP? He usually checks in at the top.

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    montessoriteacher  over 4 years ago

    At first, schools were totally against cell phones and devices. But then, it was realized that they could be useful for many things, especially safety. My daughter’s school allows them but there are rules regarding them. Most schools realized they had to compromise on this.

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That’s one thing I really appreciated with my boss. If you went in to talk to him face-to-face he’d take his (landline) phone off the hook so we wouldn’t be interrupted.

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    Sheila Hardie Premium Member over 4 years ago

    It’s definitely not a generational thing. I’ve seen elderly people doing this at restaurant tables.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Unfortunately, I see people everywhere doing this. I see HS kids walking down the street together, both texting, many times to the person right next to them. Same in restaurants, bunch of young adults sitting sometimes eating, but other than the clicking of sending text messages, they are silent.The younger generations do not know how to write, 66% going into college have to take remedial classes in English and math.The younger generations are, mostly, becoming idiots, unable to talk to each other or write a paper, or even a sentence. All due to “smart” cell phones and social media.

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    IQTech61  over 4 years ago

    I have a smartphone. I love it. But that is because my friends and I all leave them in our pockets when we are out together.

    On the downside, I am the editor of my church newsletter. I love the work. I love desktop publishing. But now my church is reducing the newsletter to a listicle because most people get the newsletter online and they don’t have time to “read all that”. Boring.

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    Spyderred  over 4 years ago

    Exchanging 1s and 0s is not a relationship. If a person won’t put the phone down when with another, they are not only demonstrating that they have no manners, but that the other person means little or nothing to them. It’s not the phone. Like many “things” that function badly, it’s the user that’s the source of the problem.

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    rabbit2502  over 4 years ago

    I refuse to answer texts. If you are too lazy to speak to me then I don’t need to know what you are saying. I could cove more in a five minute conversation than I could in a hour of text messages.

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    montessoriteacher  over 4 years ago

    My teen daughter refuses to talk on her phone, only text. Asia ansari addresses this in his recent book modern romance.

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    montessoriteacher  over 4 years ago

    *Aziz ansari

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    Tarredandfeathered  over 4 years ago

    When My phone rings it is either Spam or my sister.And my sister prefers to Text because it’s Cheaper.

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    David Huie Green  over 4 years ago

    timbob2313“Schools are foolishly not teaching cursive writing.”.Because it’s so useful?I learned it before Mix Pruett taught it in the third grade. Not hard to learn.No big demand for the skill.

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    David Huie Green  over 4 years ago

    @spyderred“Exchanging 1s and 0s is not a relationship. If a person won’t put the phone down when with another, they are not only demonstrating that they have no manners, but that the other person means little or nothing to them.”.See?It DOES get the message across.How information is exchanged isn’t really important.Digital media, high and low pressure to create sounds to create words, arrangements of materials to transmit photons which the brain converts to words or images,.Touch. . . Well, that might be a bit more personal, but it is the information containing thoughts, cares, feelings, emotions that matters..Otherwise, you just ignore Stephen Hawking since he can’t talk or the deaf because they can’t hear you..To each his own and as needs must…

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    leeswoods51  over 4 years ago

    call or text her, Mike. Fight fire with fire.

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    pbarnrob  over 4 years ago

    Urgency: ‘snail’-mail, email, text, call, in pretty much that order.Alan Watts, in “Future of Communications” talked about implanted phones, where if your friend didn’t answer – he’s DEAD! And then comes the necessity for the Privacy Switch (not now, Really Really NOT now!) AKA Telephonus Interruptus!

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    jerel2u  over 4 years ago

    I know it’s days later and probably nobody will read this comment, but I’m really amazed at the ire towards an inanimate object. If you saw a phone of any kind sitting on a counter or maybe laying in the grass next to the sidewalk, would you become instantly enraged and smash it to bits? Yet how do you feel when you are having a conversation with someone, their phone beeps, and they instantly pull it out to read a text and they start texting back and forth with someone without so much as an “excuse me”? Are you angry with the phone or with the person? It’s the behavior that irks so, not the phone itself. It’s just a communications device and a computer. If people are so ill-mannered, disconnected, and lacking in self-esteem that they need to feel important by immediately tending to their device’s beeps, the problem is one of human nature and poor upbringing, not in the powers of a small device. If everyone behaved admirably you wouldn’t care one whit about these devices.

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