Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 08, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Nothing says life of the common Brit more than a squatter from a Malibu beach house.

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    rheddmobile  4 months ago

    What was the original date on this? Funny that it could have been written yesterday.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    The British monarchy has been emasculated to the point where it’s basically just a waste of space (and money), unlike the really nasty kings and queens of old, who were capable of doing serious damage and delighted in being able to demonstrate it. In the 21st Century, its main purpose is to provide the populace with somebody non-threatening at the putative top of the power structure, so the commoners can get mad at their politicians all they want without appearing unpatriotic, because they’re still (safely) loyal to the royals.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 4 months ago

    John Osborne dismissed the British monarchy as “a gold filling in a mouth full of decay.”

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    What is the date of this strip?

    Was it around the time of Princess Diana’s untimely death?

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    californiamonty  4 months ago

    Yo, Lord Zonker! The correct expression is “This is he”.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The Royal family has been the center of drama for hundreds of years. There is no reason to expect it to get better any time in the next century or two. Just get some popcorn and watch the show.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    Whereas we here in the States rejected the idea of blooded royalty, and instead founded the idea of royalty by popular vote- i.e. celebrities.

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    Prince Charles has waited 74 years to get on the throne.

    Let’s see YOU do that without going crazy.

    No fair criticizing Queen Elizabeth—-cripes,I wish we had her over here instead of what we’ve got.At least she’s civilized

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    I think the founding fathers missed out on the fourth branch of government. Every country needs a judicial branch, a legislative branch, an executive branch and a (powerless) Personality Cult branch. :)

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    There is more drama at number 10 than there is at the palace. I don’t see that changing

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 4 months ago

    He could get the family royally stoned.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Lord Zonker: “For me to present myself as the perfect gentleman that I am, what pronouns would you like for me to go by?”

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    BrianMorris  4 months ago

    Roland’s hat is doing the Kensington Strap Shuffle in Panels 1, 2 and 3. This is why millions of us tune in day after day. Not for his saturnine good looks, not for his incisive politico-social commentary.

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    eddi_tbh  4 months ago

    Zonker as an image consultant to the Royals. I think this is just after Lady Di’s crash. I think the real dumping of the Windsors will occur after the Queen’s passing. Charles has no connection to the commons. In fact he’s barely connected to reality. He and Zonker might get along.

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    Chrysi Cat Premium Member 4 months ago

    Interesting jump.

    We’re now less than 25 years ago—I think we’ve actually jumped into September or early October.

    I was up at Little America—Cheyenne “that” weekend before my only attempt at living on-campus was to begin—and obvs, this would have been drawn very soon after, to run at whatever his lead time was—2 or 3 weeks maybe, if the syndicate was willing to have it that short in order to be topical?

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