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  1. 26 minutes ago on Luann

    While I understand the performance aspect of public service jobs I’m pretty sure that if Bernice (or even Bets) were a waitress and saying the same things, commentators here would be posting far more scathing attacks than they are to Tiffany.

  2. about 6 hours ago on New Adventures of Queen Victoria

    The entire collection is still available on Go Comics. You just need to go to a particular calendar page, click on a date and then you can arrow through the daily strips. I believe the comic started sometime in 2006.

  3. about 6 hours ago on Kliban's Cats

    What’s the cat equivalent of “Squirrel!”?

  4. 1 day ago on Candorville

    I’m sure the ICU staff is cheering and applauding all the non “sheep” that are jamming the hospitals and driving them to exhaustion. You never see these non “sheep” carrying cards saying that they will refuse medical treatment in hospitals for Covid should they get it, since they have no respect for the scientific and medical recommendations to help alleviate spread of the pandemic.

  5. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    I don’t remember how this arc turned out but I’d think that Phil and Chase, having so much in common politically, might actually hit it off.

  6. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    Mark was more of a political activist than a stoner hippie. Activists often had long hair in the ’60’s and early ’70’s. But I never believed their relationship.

  7. 2 days ago on Luann

    In 2013 he made generalized comments about her working on the stories. Who knows how much or for how long she did that. (I suspect she provided some arc ideas or some input as to how a young woman would behave in various situations.) I don’t doubt if she were writing every word we read in the strip that Greg wouldn’t continue taking credit for it in the signature on the strip.

  8. 2 days ago on Luann

    It continues to be interesting to me that when readers don’t like something about the strip they never blame the actual person who has been on the masthead for all these years. Once again, we have no idea who came up with this particular strip. (I really don’t believe his daughter has completely ghostwritten this comic for decades while not even getting any credit to put in her portfolio.) Once again, we have no idea who came up with this particular strip.

  9. 2 days ago on Doonesbury

    Thanks for the link. (I actually tried googling Doonesbury Joanie and Divorce but didn’t come up with the strip.) I think you need to look at the time period and the fact that it was a comic going for humor. If I had heard that in real life it would have sounded like an offhand joke. She also sounded like she was calling his bluff. The setup of the comic (with JJ being as annoying as possible) really made her response the expected one – again, in a comics format.

    Also, in the era the strips came out there was a lot written about women who had been trapped in toxic or at least stifling relationships and pre-Betty Friedan domesticity who just couldn’t take it anymore. It was interesting the responses the strip got decades ago, where people were cheering Joanie on for leaving a bad situation. Ironically, all of the divorced mothers I knew in those days were caring for two or three children alone with completely absent dads/husbands who didn’t even pay child support. It was also much more common/acceptable for men not to have or share custody in those days. I think people are looking at Joanie as more of a monster on the board because of how rare the choice was that she made as opposed to if a man had done the same thing.

  10. 2 days ago on Doonesbury

    I think the strip got creative with both of the characters’ aging when Trudeau decided to match them up. Arguably she was 17 (that’s how old I was at the beginning of my freshman year) and he was 21, which is still something of an age gap at that point. I do know when they started having trouble with their marriage Mike looked back on those early days when she was so young. (Of course Bernie dated a 7 year old when he was in college, so it’s all relative…)