Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 09, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    A month late for the Christmas that passed. Maybe baby Jesus will be talking in time for Christmas 2022.

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    Petercowen  6 months ago

    I envision a Sacred foreskin and baby teeth ascending to Heaven with a Holy compost heap, dandruff and toenails.

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    79nysv  6 months ago

    The power of suggestion.

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    Alabama Al  6 months ago

    I might be willing to spend $1000 to have a conversation with Jesus. However, I have a feeling that at the end of the hour I would consider I had overpaid.

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    hangedman  6 months ago

    Actually, the baby Jesus had the most eloquent gift of speech. It’s in the Koran, Sura 19:30.

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    Susan00100  6 months ago

    Never could understand how people can walk bareheaded outdoors in winter.

    Especially with snow falling.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 6 months ago

    So Jesus died when he was a baby? They sure can’t get their stories right.

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    robertthomasson  6 months ago

    I thought Hunk-Ra got vaccinated a few months back.

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    Zesty  6 months ago

    “… sessions priced at $1,111 per hour. (She likes the synchronicity of the number.)”

    So do I! What a lovely number!

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    ollou90  6 months ago

    What about adolescent Jesus??

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 6 months ago

    More right wing wacko stuff.

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    I remember when snow would routinely bury my car. Back in the winter of ‘77 – ’78 I didn’t see my car for three months.

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    kurtoons.wilcken  6 months ago

    There’s an old, old story about a tourist visiting a cathedral. The guide is showing the tourist the church’s impressing collection of saintly relics. “This,” the guide says, displaying a human skull which has been ornamented with gold and jewels and rests in an ornate box, “is the genuine skull of John the Baptist!”

    “And what is this one?” the tourist asks, pointing to a smaller skull in a box beside it.

    “That’s the skull of John the Baptist as a baby!”

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    LawrenceS  6 months ago

    Those who believe in Jesus (and would want to speak with him) believe he was raised from the dead – so his ghost isn’t around to ‘channel’. Those who don’t believe in Jesus have no wish to speak to him. And those stupid enough to want to talk with his ghost usually don’t have $1,000 to waste… Unless they inherited and haven’t wasted it all yet.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  6 months ago

    So Boopsie is having her own “vision on the road to Damascus.”

    The Catholic Church has never been the Church of Jesus. Rather, it is, from the very get-go, the Church of Paul/Saul. Paul’s vision on the road to Damascus was that this quasi-mythical Christian religion that he was supposed to be persecuting had, with a bit of tweaking, tremendous potential for franchising to the Gentiles. He followed through on that vision, too, founding the Church of Rome in the process. Boopsie as well seems to have just realized a franchising opportunity of her own…

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    Panufo  6 months ago

    I’m a Christian, and I declare this to be funny.

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    Sun  6 months ago

    Climate Change is a hoax. Natural Weather Patterns are just that, entirely natural.

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    dwdl21  6 months ago

    South Eastern Ontario Canada, Jan 9th and it’s raining.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    Somehow I don’t think Jesus in any form is a big money maker anymore

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    Redd Panda  6 months ago

    ‘’a real earner’’?? I guess. Look at all the dough, the various churches have made on that fairytale.

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    preacherman  6 months ago

    I’ll be doing a talk today about the 12 year old Jesus in the temple. I love this story. Next week I run on to baptism.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Well, that’s one of those rare things that was thought up, thought through and acted on that still went totally sideways.

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    Diat60  6 months ago

    It takes an innocent to channel an innocent. e.g. Boopsy.

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    jbp3253  6 months ago

    Really. Isn’t it past time to stuff Christianity and all its flavors into a folklore museum and move on?

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 6 months ago

    “…..Two men sayin’ their Jesus – one of ’em must be wrong.” – Mark Knopfler, “Industrial Disease.”

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    notjimothy  6 months ago

    Timing is okay. Might be considered other wise earlier.

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    Godfreydaniel  6 months ago

    Plenty of churches brag that they have “relics” of saints—yet how many actually do? In other words, how many caskets contain what they claim to contain? (Say that three times fast…..) The answer, of course, is zero.

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    this is summerdog  6 months ago

    Did anyone else noticed that Boopsie is catching snowflakes on her tongue while B.D. is talking about being older?

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    Boopsie, the Chosen One. Couldn’t happen to a nicer lady.

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    mrwalker008  6 months ago

    Thought they lived in Malibu.

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    Dragoncat  6 months ago

    Way to go, B.D. … Have fun changing her diaper.

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    Hatter  6 months ago

    Baby Jesus, the capitalist years.

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    kauri44  6 months ago

    There’s a line in the carol “Away in a Manger” that says “But the little lord Jesus no crying he makes” which was supposed to be evidence of his perfection. Apparently there was some controversy about that line as crying is a baby’s natural means of communication. I did think about that song when Boopsie started “channeling” a crying baby Jesus (coincidentally just after B.D. said it was a potential money maker).

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    GaryCooper  6 months ago

    I’m pretty sure Jesus didn’t charge any fees.

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    TheWildSow  6 months ago

    When Michelangelo was painting the ceiling of the Sisting Chapel, he notice an elderly lady coming in to pray. He decided to play a joke on her, so he called down from his scaffold, “I am the Lord, Jesus Christ!” Lady continues to pray. He called again, louder, “I am the Lord, Jesus Christ!”

    Lady looks up from her prayers and calls back, “You hush your mouth now, I’m talkin’ to your mother!”

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    stamps  6 months ago

    Just in time for Orthodox Christmas?

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    squireobrien  6 months ago

    Do they have to set aside 15% in a trust fund for when Baby Jesus grows up?

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    GreggW Premium Member 6 months ago

    Claiming to channel adult Jesus would likely get you killed in some jurisdictions. BTW has anyone else noticed that the men in the Doonesbury universe haven’t aged as much as the women?

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member 6 months ago

    When we moved to northern California 35 years ago, I asked a contractor what it would cost to install air conditioning in our house. He’d grown up here, and he said, Lady, just live here a few years: you’ll find you don’t need it. There’s maybe one hot week a summer where it goes up in the 80s. That was in ‘87, and now we enjoy the few weeks a summer when it’s in the 70’s that he grew up with and those days are such a relief. But very often it is beastly hot—and we have that AC now. You have to. Solar powered in our case so as not to be making the problem worse for the generations to come. My kid graduated from high school on a 113F day with ambulances on standby, water bottles passed out to everyone in the crowd and a few older people passing out anyway and being whisked off by the paramedics.

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    txmystic  6 months ago

    $1,111 per hour…whatta racket…

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    Eric S   6 months ago

    Jesus doesn’t work that way.

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    Eric S   6 months ago

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%208:9-25&version=NIV

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    MartinPerry1  6 months ago

    This sounds totally legitimate way of earning some holiday cash and it would be a waste of Boopsie’s talent to not do it. After all, there is that woman who was selling her farts in a jar for about 35,000 a week. She had to quit because of her bad diet to produce the farts. I don’t fault her, but the fools who bought the bloody things.

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    eddi_tbh  6 months ago

    When the saints come marching in. At a cool thou each.

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    HodgeElmwood  6 months ago

    I like seeing Boopsie aging just like BD is.

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    lindz.coop  6 months ago

    There’s always the Kennedys…father and son.

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    timmorton616  6 months ago

    And now we know how BD got his name BC-AD, never mind HunkRa our hero is from the Year Zero

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    198.23.5.11  6 months ago

    Problem with ch anneling Baby Jesus is that he hasn’t learned to talk yet.

    Channel “The Little Drummer Boy” and you’ll have themusic rights.

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