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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 04, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    Parcheesi? The men were expecting Scrabble!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 2 months ago

    Perhaps I am ignorant in Geography, but I seem to remember that Bosnia had no access to the sea. Not even in 1996.

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    fuzzbucket  2 months ago

    Decks of cards are the most appreciated.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 2 months ago

    No Yahtzee?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 2 months ago

    “Military Intelligence” at it’s finest…

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Should have saved the money and spent it on decks of cards and dice with a few chess boards thrown in for the NCOs. The D&D players have their own dice and paper.

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    timinwsac Premium Member 2 months ago

    The men in the field are resourceful. I’m sure they can find a way to trade the Parcheesi sets for materials to build a still.

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    Lee Taplinger  2 months ago

    I didn’t know “verbing” started so early, turning the noun task into the verb “tasked.” People think they sound smart when they use trendy language.

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    TexTech  2 months ago

    Everyone is forgetting one “morale booster.” It is the one that had the brother of my high school girlfriend come home with an STD. And he had an addiction also.

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    TexTech  2 months ago

    With the skills Lt Tripler is displaying, I’m surprised he still isn’t an Ensign. And those Parcheesi sets may have moved his name up several notches on the list of officers most likely to be fragged.

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    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    Why not a good ol’ invented-in-America game like chess? :) :) :)

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    198.23.5.11  2 months ago

    It was mentioned that until the day he lost a leg,B.D. never took his helmet off.But early in the strip’s “VIETNAM DAYS”,he had his helmet autographed by Bob Hope.He must have changed helmets then.He wouldn’t want to risk smearing the ink.

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    OshkoshJohn  2 months ago

    I missed the show at U-Tapao, Thailand, in 1970; one of the places from whence the B-52 bombers came, because I had to work on the flightline. I am told the airmen in attendance threw beer-cans at the stage! The rumors of drugs and alcohol fueling the Vietnam War are TRUE! Thai weed and Pabst beer were G.I. diet staples in 1969-70.

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    eddi_tbh  2 months ago

    Nothing like a morale officer to solve the wrong problem. Even the issue 3.2 brew would help. But he’s a sailor who doesn’t want to make waves.

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    AndrewSihler  2 months ago

    Oh, no! Cultural appropriation!!

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    ZBicyclist Premium Member 2 months ago

    Parchesi sets are a SORRY! substitute for alcohol.

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    bakana  2 months ago

    Lt. Trippy is just putting in his time until a GQP sinecure opens up for him.

    Sooner or later, someone in Washington, DC will need a well trained pair of Lips to do some anatomy Kissing.

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    Kali  2 months ago

    Yes, keep the important things in mind….

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    RonaldByrd  2 months ago

    People will always find a way to get drunk or high. They’ll melt plastic and metal into digestible fluids and dilute it with their own blood if that’s what it takes.

    Tripp later served in the Gulf War and was there when Ray was hospitalized.

    “Hi-ho, sport! Looks like that’ll keep you off the tennis court for a while!”

    OSLT. And Ray wondered if he was still delirious.

    ;-)

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