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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 15, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    What a great potential boyfriend. He doesn’t want to embarrass her.

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    saobadao  3 months ago

    I’m so happy to see this series….I don’t know what I was doing when Mike met Kim originally but I totally missed it or forgot it (I’ve been reading Doonesbury from day 1)…I only see where they are now in 2020/21 in my Sunday paper!

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    It gets worse with time, Mike…just wait until the ’20s!

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    prrdh  3 months ago

    Another kid going for broke.

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    GaryCooper  3 months ago

    So she feeds her cat in the middle of the night?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Don’t be ashamed of your conversational deficiencies. The kids will just throw in a “Welcome Back Kotter” reference or something “Lavern and Shirly”-ish just to make you feel comfortable. However, if you go all “Three Stooges” on them and do the Curly Shuffle, you’re on your own.

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    carlzr  3 months ago

    You can tell them about Paul McCartney’s first band. And then explain who Paul McCartney is.

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    ImDaRealAni  3 months ago

    Is generational code just doing the upwards nod instead of saying a real greeting?

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    donwalter  3 months ago

    …and then you’re going where to do what?

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    Bucinka  3 months ago

    Generational code? I’m still trying to figure out what “Heewack!” means, and it’s been 50 or more years since I saw it in a strip.

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    John Leonard Premium Member 3 months ago

    Remember the rule, Mike – if she’s not at least half your age + 8 years, it’s creepy. Yeah, I know where this is going.

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    kauri44  3 months ago

    Did Kim never have a cat after the two of them got together? That’s a shame. I’ve never seen a pet in the Doonesbury characters’ households.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 3 months ago

    How much older than Kim is Mike?

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    You might think coders would speak in operational code but mostly they communicate by grunts and belches, like other twenty-somethings. :)

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 3 months ago

    Generational code is just pop culture references, mostly mindless twitter not worth interpretation. Like most things from most mouths.

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    Flatworm  3 months ago

    I once had a Kim in my life, although it was her last name. Otherwise the resemblance is uncanny. She was Korean and it was the very most exciting relationship I was ever in.

    Go for it, Mike!

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    konjiki  3 months ago

    we gen-Xers don’t have a code so much as vocabulary is hard, so we give up…

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wha, whan Ah was a young’un we hadda make do with smileys. We didn’t need none of them thar fancy mojios like today’s spiled kids!

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    MatthewJB  3 months ago

    Why feed the cat at three a.m.? And couldn’t the housemates feed it?

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    JenSolo02  3 months ago

    Gee, Mike, what about the 7-year-old human waiting at home for you, post 3:00 in the morning?

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Note that her Housemates cannot be trusted to feed the cat.

    Or, maybe even remember that there IS a Cat.

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    WDD  3 months ago

    We’d never see a budding romance like this nowadays. Everybody woke is woke so woke scared woke to woke lose woke their woke jobs woke and woke their woke reputations woke.

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