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Wait. So Dad's problem is that junior didn't give the embargoed book to him? What's more Boomer stupid -- that he wanted it, or that he failed to engender that kind of loyalty in his son? Yeesh!
I'm not feeling the love for Becca Bickle. To me, she's a substanceless incompetent. For those of you chiding Jeff for selling the book for $10, remember it was Becca who mistakenly gave it to him in the first place. As to her being substanceless , when she is interviewing Trff, she wants him to write a trifling feel-good story of redemption that would have precisely no meat to it. When Trff utters perhaps his only substantive line ever in the strip (August 20, panel three) -- an abhorrent line, but definitely substantive -- Becca blows him off with a terse, "We'll be in touch." So, when he was acting like a sexual predator he was just a silly with a story of redemption, but when he spoke the truth of his view on his own story, he was no longer of interest. Sounds a lot to me like Becca wants fluff instead of substance.
Isn't GBT guilty of the same thing that Roland is here? This is getting too 'meta' for me.
Appealing though the hell-hath-no-fury image of Becca may be, why doesn't she send a lawyer?
Glad you posted "Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens" as today's video. On YouTube someone commented, "I'll have whatever the bass player was having."
Boy, let Becca eat up Roland quick. Please! Living in Italy I just can't wait to see a mass-media prima donna being handed a righteous spanking.
Becca! Best new character in two decades. Love her!
I hope Fox News has been watching. Roland's spin is a riot, great humor!
If it costs you every fan in the US and every newspaper client, please oh please remain true to your Muse. Draw what you see fit to draw. Caption what you see fit to caption. Anything less, and the terrorists win. I actually liked Sarah Palin from the minute McCain introduced her at the convention until the minute I realized that the GOP would never have allowed her nomination unless they were up against the first viable black candidate. Since the thunder-theft role is long gone, so is any credibility she may have once been permitted to presume. I just hope the book lives up to your hype. Oh, and B.D. sure has grown.
The public editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution offered an op-ed on why the Palin strips were dropped from the AJC. You can read it here.
My money's on Becca in any smackdown with that tweet-twit Roland.
The next twenty-four hours is going to be very long indeed. Hear them bangles jingle.
I read today's Doonesbury cartoon having just finished reading, The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. While much has changed since the early 1900s, it still led me to thinking that the American economy runs the risk of regressing toward such a scenario. People need to understand where we have been in order to comprehend the implications of unchecked/unregulated capitalism. America needs an economic model/plan that allows for the benefits of both capitalism and socialism. Such a model/plan needs a name, free of the connotations associated with either capitalism or socialism. Someone needs to release a movie version of The Jungle to help people understand where we have been and just how bad things were (and can be again) without government intervention and social safety nets.
Thank you for reading The Rogue so that I don't have to. Your comics are all the information that I need on that subject (and more).
It's a hathos festival! Three-in-one: McGuinness, Fox, Palin, in any combination or all together. GBT, you are to be commended.
Despite all the people writing to urge distance from McGinniss's book, I'm actually finding it hilarious, both for the subtle satire embodied by Roland, but also because she just sounds like the throw-down freak I've always suspected her to be.
Re: SARAH PALIN. After reading Doonesbury off and on for 30+ years I never assumed hate towards any individual. Someone once said, "Life is a tragedy for those that feel but a comedy for those that think." Doonesbury is a 3-D living color representation (sometimes in black and white) of that statement.
Satire some editors can't seem to grip
Sends us online for redacted strips.
What a sorry life for mass detailin'.
We're all high, inhalin' too much Palin.
Anyone who thinks this week's strips are about Sarah Palin and not a satirical look at the way conservative players become apologists and spin doctors are completely missing the point. Personally, I'm far more concerned that Jeff won't get his book published.
You really do hate Sarah Palin, don't you. You are calumniating her again in yesterday's strip. Blessed is Sarah when Trudeau reviles her, and persecutes her, and speaks all that is evil against her, untruly, for Jesus sake: Be glad Sarah and rejoice, for great is your reward in Heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets before you. Thank you for elevating Sarah to the company of the prophets. May you one day be so elevated yourself.