Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 21, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I believe the whole point of this arc was to show how delusional — if not dishonest — Boopsie is about her claims of past lives. She claims to have been Harry S. Truman, even though Boopsie’s and Truman’s lives overlapped each other. Then she was a fictional character. Now, she claims to be Catharine of Aragon. Catherine of A was not beheaded. Her life also overlapped the life of the 6th wife.

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    Adiraiju  about 2 months ago

    I used to have a recurring dream of being a Frankish soldier in a medieval battle. Nobody of any real importance. I took an arrow to the neck and died before doing anything worth doing.

    In other words, some things never change.

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    Enrico La Talpa aka Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Once I dreamt to be killed to my back by soldiers with machine guns come down from an helicopter on the top of a green hill .

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    Watcher  about 2 months ago

    Boopsie is having her Shirley Maclaine moment.

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    Herb Goldschmidt Premium Member about 2 months ago

    “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” is the little rhyme that British schoolkids learn to remind them of what happened to Henry VIII’s wives. Catherine of Aragon was his first wife, therefore…

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    desvarzil  about 2 months ago

    History was probably not Boopsie’s best subject. Henry’s wives went like this “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”

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    dadoctah  about 2 months ago

    Not chronologically possible. Catherine Parr (wife number six) was already 24 years old when Catherine of Aragon died (and 21 when Henry’s first marriage was annulled), so they overlapped lifespans.

    It’s the same reason I can’t claim to be the reincarnation of Frank Lloyd Wright; there was a week and a half when we were both alive on the planet.

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    NORTHIDAHO  about 2 months ago

    Catherine wasn’t beheaded. She was divorced and sent off to the countryside.The second one, Anne, was chopped. (the fifth one was, too)

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    drycurt  about 2 months ago

    I know this comic is an old re-run, and surely a similar comment was made originally: Henry VIII “divorced” C of A; she wasn’t beheaded. The rhyme “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” as taught in high school helps me keep these wives’ dispositions straight. And Catherine Parr (sixth) was in her 20’s when C o A died about age 50. That past life history is pure imagination.

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    gantech  about 2 months ago

    Walter Mitty much, there Boopsie?

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    prrdh  about 2 months ago

    For all of you who are pouncing on the problems with the details of Boopsie’s claim, here’s a detail you seem to have overlooked yourselves: Boopsie didn’t say she had a premonition of being beheaded. She said she had a premonition of “being beheaded or something”. Being divorced is “something”.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.

    Of course, Catherine Parr (Henry’s 6th wife) was about 24 years old when Catherine of Aragon died at age 50 (malignancy currently suspected as possible case, though at the time there was a rampant rumor that she had been poisoned).

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    Oceanic  about 2 months ago

    i like to joke i’ve evolved from a cockroach and will likely return to that stage many times throughout my journey. they’re just so darn durable.

    i think maybe a horse thief before that, because i don’t like close things around my neck, like shirt necklines or jewelry. and i really like horses.

    i would like to be a pet horse someday, but haven’t managed that yet. (well, my family might say i’ve gotten it half-right)

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Most good stories break down in the details. Life is crap shoot for everyone. Enjoy the tale.

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    Eric S   about 2 months ago

    sigh.. Boopsie.. bullcrap upon bullcrap upon bullcrap.

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    rugeirn  about 2 months ago

    Since no one knows how reincarnation actually works, why can’t we be part of more than one life at a time?

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    WaltWenger Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Okay, so Boopsie couldn’t have been Catherine Parr after Catherine of Aragon because their life spans overlapped. Why hasn’t anyone noted that Boopsie claims to have been Henry VIII’s first wife AFTER being Lorna Doone, when Lorna Doone “lived” in the late 17th century and Catherine in the early 16th? Not only is Boopsie reincarnating, she’s time-traveling as well.

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    NWdryad  about 2 months ago
    Um, Catherine of Aragon was not beheaded.
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    JP Steve Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Does Boopsie not remember that she’d been married to Henry’s elder brother Arthur for five months before she married Henry? (Those were the grounds for their divorce in 1533)

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    corrocot  about 2 months ago

    I remember all this kind of psycho stuff from years ago, now they’ve all moved to the Russia hoax.

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Herman’s Hermits – - – I’m Henry VIII I Am – - 1965

    I’m ‘enery the Eighth I am’enery the Eighth I am, I amI got married to the widow next doorShe’s been married seven times beforeAnd every one was an ‘enery (’enery)She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam!)I’m her eighth old man, I’m ’enery’enery the Eighth I am

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    parkerinthehouse  about 2 months ago

    I just wish that I hadn’t spent time reading these bizarre comments. Ima getta day job

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    The Brooklyn Accent  about 2 months ago

    I don’t believe in reincarnation, but I have a feeling that I did in a previous life.

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    Goat  about 2 months ago

    Ask Boopsie what she’ll be in her next life?

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