Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 17, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Don’t worry, Zonker. The losers are too embarrassed to come in your presence.

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    Red33410  5 months ago

    “It just is for one evening.”

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    Dean  5 months ago

    Recently at not an annual reunion but at a local collection of alumina gathering before our team’s hockey game, all the young folks were unmasked and full of chit-chat, but the white haired souls were off in a corner and only unmasked for the beer and free appetizers.

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    KennethPrice2  5 months ago

    Winner of the George Hamilton Cocoa Butter Open

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member 5 months ago

    Zonk isn’t living with his mom, sitting in a call centre under a mountain of student debt. Winner.

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    monya_43  5 months ago

    Winner or loser is mostly about self perception. Don’t pay attention to the naysayers.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 5 months ago

    Delusion springs eternal

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    Geophyzz  5 months ago

    Sunday’s Sherman’s Lagoon was about his wife’s bad casserole. When I drew a parallel with our church pot lucks, I was cautioned about anonymity. My response was as pictured above, they would never assume I was speaking about them.

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    dbhamm  5 months ago

    I have an interesting question. To the best of my memory, Trudeau was drawing his strips in 1971 or ‘72 while I was in college—I read them whenever I could find a comics page on campus. But Mike, Zonker, BD, etc. was in the class of 1983? (Per yesterday’s strip?) In BD’s case I can make allowances, because I remember him going to Vietnam in the middle of his studies. But it seems like an AWFULLY long college career for the others. I guess it was just the magic of comics—after all, the Peanuts kids were kids for nearly 50 years.

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    Zonk—-if an ROTC man appproaches you,don’t make eye contact.

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    awcoffman  5 months ago

    Just stay away from mirrors, Zonk.

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    Bruce1253  5 months ago

    Two thoughts:

    Sometimes what appears to be losing is someone who has chosen a different path than you.

    There are times when in order to become who you really are, you must pass through a period of time of being who you are not. In other words in order to appreciate winning, you must know what losing feels like.

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    Reunions are a bad place to “re-frame” your life accomplishments. People gloss over things like failed businesses, violently ended marriages, and jail time. (Same with any online comparisons of your life to others.)

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    Hmm…At 76 I’m pretty sure I’ve done nothing with my life. It’s not a big deal. I’ve pretty much met my ambitions.

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    Brazosman1  5 months ago

    I still have classmates trying to convince me I’m STILL that ignorant 19 year-old kid!

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    jbp3253  5 months ago

    Zonk is possibly the character in Doonesbury that I would most enjoy having a beer with. I’d buy, of course.

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    bret.yeild  5 months ago

    Even the losers, get lucky some times….

    Tom Petty

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