Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 10, 2024

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    Alabama Al  9 days ago

    Hedge-row envy? We got over it.

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    eromlig  9 days ago

    He probably meant Hedge HOG. See also: Sonic.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 9 days ago

    My own parents lived thru not only WW2 but the Great Depression for more than a decade immediately prior to that. Not fun times. About the only good thing was that everybody knew they were all in it together.

    One other interesting aspect of the times was that President Roosevelt kept coming up with a host of New Deal programs, and each of them would take a couple of years to get up to the conservative Supreme Court, which would rule them unconstitutional, so within a week or two thereafter he and his allies in Congress would have a different program in place that did almost the same thing but hadn’t yet been challenged in court, so they got to run that for another couple of years. Basically he was like a first-year schoolteacher who only had to keep a chapter ahead of the students in the textbook.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  9 days ago

    Put a big plow on the front of a few tanks and clear the hedgerows.

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    PaulAbbott2  9 days ago

    My Dad never preached about WWII. But we constantly heard tales of the Great Depression. “We had one pork chop for 12 kids. We had dirt for dinner and was glad to get it.”

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    snsurone76  9 days ago

    Give it up, Mark! It’s quite obvious that your sperm-donor doesn’t want a reconciliation. I wonder if your mother survived jumping off the roof after you outed yourself.

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    BrianMorris  9 days ago

    My mother and father were born before the First World War (Gourock in 1912 and London in 1911); they lived through the Depression, when the rise of Hitler and the Nazis convinced them that another war with Germany was on the way. When it came, my father became a rifleman of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps (North Africa, Northern Europe) while my mother worked in London (the Blitz, flying bombs and V2 rocket bombs). They were not impressed by other people’s complaints about living conditions or wages or anything else; they were happy people who looked forward not back, and they gave us children everything they had.

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    gantech  8 days ago

    There’s a bustle in the hedge-row, but don’t be alarmed.

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    John Leonard Premium Member 8 days ago

    No envy, many Boomers had their own little foreign adventure, courtesy of the “Greatest Generation”.

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    mindjob  8 days ago

    Hedge row envy immortalized in a song by Led Zeppelin

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  8 days ago

    Mark’s dad probably never got out of Fort Dix

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    ROSTERM3  8 days ago

    We few, we fortunate few…

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    lnrokr55  8 days ago

    And just think about what great improvements we’ve made in making fun of boomers in the last 24 years! Boom Boom Boom, is it really still just all about you ??? ;-)

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    eddi-TBH  8 days ago

    Vietnam spoiled WW2 for a lot of Boomers.

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