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Thanks for all your dedicated commentary. Loved it during the Viet Nam era, hated it during the 80s and 90s, starting to like it again, now. The times, they are a-changing.
I've been thinking about last week's Rapture series. I hope Zonker got to keep the Mercedes...
I wonder if it is a Flashback week because GBT is one of the godly and was raptured last Saturday.
GBT may "guess a lot" but I recall the attempted assassination of the Butcher of Berzkistan which appeared the day Bin Laden was shot. And the Obama election strip ("He's half white you know.") which appeared on the day Obama won the election. Pretty good guessing, I would say. (We are currently enjoying his trip to his ancestral home -- Ireland!)
Usually I look to Doonesbury for high wit more than laugh-out-loud funny, but Sunday's strip was definitely an all-out coffee spraying moment of hilarity.
Today's strip brought to mind this advice from Scott Adams: "Eliminate the assholes. Nothing can drain the life-force out of your employees as a few sadistic assholes who seem to exist for the sole purpose of making life hard for others."
I am the author of The Ahole Rule, which Garry wrote about today. I almost fell of my chair when I saw the piece. I especially appreciate that it provides a great summary of the main ideas in the book. Also, as bonus, Trump once sued my publisher over a piece claiming that The Donald was claiming to be far richer than he was. Trump lost the suit. Thanks, Garry, for making my day.
The definition of "an obnoxious, narcissistic bully, someone who hogs all credit and ducks all blame" is Barack Hussein Obama. I just don't understand why, after watching his performance for the past two years, GBT hasn't noticed that.
Way to be topical with the Trump candidacy! I look forward to a Pat Paulsen story arc. What was it like being in charge of Canada?
Trump had said repeatedly that he would announce his decision on "Celebrity Apprentice" on May 22, and like an idiot, GBT belleved him. Because of his long lead time, Trudeau guesses a lot, and not surprisingly, things can go awry.
It just gets better. I loved that Zonker knew the scripture, and now it's Linus he's quoting. (I'm convinced Linus would have appreciated Doonesbury, too. He was a principled but quite pragmatic little boy, and one of my favorite characters, even though he was capable of believing in magical beings -- the Great Pumpkin, anyone?). Not so unlike Zonker, actually.
In having Zonk conjure up the spirit of Linus, Trudeau gives us the archetype of the "holy fool," the wise, simple soul who walks very close to the heart of the Divine. On days like this, I find this cartoon to be almost unnervingly profound. Thanks!
I love the Linus reference. You made Schulz's day in heaven, I'm sure.
The end of world is on May 21st? The good news: no more horrible losing seasons for the Mets!! The bad new: I won't get to see Rose and the Bulls beat the Heat and get to the NBA finals.
I am afraid that Zonker may have just lost his Mercedes.
The current Straw Poll leads me to paraphrase Mark Twain: "I would never wish death on any man, but I read Osama's obituary with great pleasure."
I was very happy to see that you had the courage to have Zonker counter his neighbor's ranting with scripture (Matthew 24:36) that clearly states that no one knows the day. Thank you!
Just in case, can you please print this Sunday's Doonesbury before midnight Friday? I always look forward to my once-weekly extended version of Doonesbury.
I like that you had Zonker talking to his neighbor about World Judgment Day, which Brother Camping claims will take place on Saturday. I know someone who has proclaimed Sunday, May 22, 2012 to be Non-Judgmental Day.
So I guess after the Rapture we won't be seeing Sarah Palin or most of the Tea Party folk. It will be hell!
It is probably a sure sign of the end of the world that this born-again fundamentalist Christian finds himself in full agreement with Zonker Harris. Jesus did indeed prophesy the end of the world in the 24th chapter of Matthew, and made it clear that only God the Father knew the hour and the day. No one in our mainstream church is paying the least attention to the May 21 deadline, except in the same humorous, satirical terms as Mr. Trudeau. Besides, I'm near 60 years old and have seen several of these end-of-the-world predictions come and go. We're all still here, reading Doonesbury.