History ComicStrip / Doonesbury

26th Feb '17 10:45:15 AM nombretomado
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The series began as a college satire (featuring nerdy Mike Doonesbury and his perpetual helmet-wearing jock roommate B.D.) in 1970; within a couple of years the main cast expanded to feature Zonker Harris (a hippie slacker), Mark Slackmeyer (left-wing radical), JJ Caucus and Barbara Ann "Boopsie" Boopstein (Mike and B.D.'s respective girlfriends), and Zonker's uncle Duke (who was a stand-in for writer HunterSThompson). While it had its genesis mocking Ivy League college life, the series found its footing when the strip expanded into full-blown political satire. B.D. joined the military (to escape having to write a term paper) and Uncle Duke got himself an ambassadorship to China, which led to him getting his own sidekick, the long-suffering Honey Huan.

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The series began as a college satire (featuring nerdy Mike Doonesbury and his perpetual helmet-wearing jock roommate B.D.) in 1970; within a couple of years the main cast expanded to feature Zonker Harris (a hippie slacker), Mark Slackmeyer (left-wing radical), JJ Caucus and Barbara Ann "Boopsie" Boopstein (Mike and B.D.'s respective girlfriends), and Zonker's uncle Duke (who was a stand-in for writer HunterSThompson).Creator/HunterSThompson). While it had its genesis mocking Ivy League college life, the series found its footing when the strip expanded into full-blown political satire. B.D. joined the military (to escape having to write a term paper) and Uncle Duke got himself an ambassadorship to China, which led to him getting his own sidekick, the long-suffering Honey Huan.
21st Feb '17 7:46:51 PM gewunomox
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* AGoodWayToDie: Andy Lippincott says this of listening to "[[Music/BeachBoys Pet Sounds]]" on CD, Dick Davenport after he photographs a rare bird.

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* AGoodWayToDie: Andy Lippincott says this of listening to "[[Music/BeachBoys "[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]]" on CD, Dick Davenport after he photographs a rare bird.
17th Feb '17 6:10:00 PM bt8257
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''Doonesbury'' is an American newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Garry Trudeau which mixes political satire with college satire and later soap opera plots. A long runner (44 years and counting, 42 if you don't count a two-year hiatus in the '80s), the strip involves a cast of hundreds.

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''Doonesbury'' is an American newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Garry Trudeau which mixes political satire with college satire and later soap opera plots. A long runner (44 years and counting, 42 if you don't count a two-year hiatus in the '80s), 198384 hiatus), the strip involves a cast of hundreds.



%comment%If you're going to include a TakeThat, at least make it funny.%%

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%comment%If you're going to include a TakeThat, at least bother to make it funny.sure that its actually ''funny''.%%
30th Dec '16 3:48:13 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* PlayingGamesAtWork: One strip has Mike tour his software company, and happen upon one of Kim's hires playing solitaire. The testy fellow claims he's developing a new paradigm.
--> '''Mike''': Red queen on black king.
--> '''Jerkass''': Yes, I know. Do you mind?
15th Dec '16 12:45:50 AM Xtifr
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'''''Doonesbury''''' is an American newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Garry Trudeau which mixes political satire with college satire and later soap opera plots. A long runner (44 years and counting, 42 if you don't count a two-year hiatus in the '80s), the strip involves a cast of hundreds.

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'''''Doonesbury''''' ''Doonesbury'' is an American newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Garry Trudeau which mixes political satire with college satire and later soap opera plots. A long runner (44 years and counting, 42 if you don't count a two-year hiatus in the '80s), the strip involves a cast of hundreds.
27th Oct '16 4:14:00 PM bjkatcher1
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* MoralityChain: Bopsie to B.D.

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* MoralityChain: Bopsie Boopsie to B.D.
29th Sep '16 8:09:04 PM AnotherGuy
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* AGoodWayToDie: Andy Lippincott says this of listening to "[[Music/BeachBoys Pet Sounds]]" on CD, Dick Davenport after he photographs a rare bird.
24th Sep '16 5:56:36 PM nombretomado
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* AlienGeometries: DonaldTrump's hair, which [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed conveniently obscures his face]].

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* AlienGeometries: DonaldTrump's Creator/DonaldTrump's hair, which [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed conveniently obscures his face]].
30th Aug '16 7:36:06 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: For those keeping count, Doonesbury is now into its ''eighth'' presidency. In addition, Mike is now married to a character who first appeared as an ''infant'' in strips from the early 1970s.
23rd Jun '16 3:13:01 AM gewunomox
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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: In the strip's take on the 1985 USA for Africa "We Are The World" sessions (which it tied into the strip's universe by having Jimmy Thudpucker take part in), StevieWonder asks QuincyJones if they can sing "''milleloo shalanga''" during the fills after the chorus, explaining that it's a Swahili phrase he once heard. Jones asks the Ethiopian observer if it would be offensive to Ethiopians, and the observer says no, so they begin singing it. However the observer (outside the frame) adds "It's not a very nice thing to say about your own sister, though." This all [[TruthInTelevision actually happened]] up till the punchline. In reality, it was innocuous, but they chose not to sing it because Ethiopians don't speak Swahili.

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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: In the strip's take on the 1985 USA for Africa "We Are The World" sessions (which it tied into the strip's universe by having Jimmy Thudpucker take part in), StevieWonder Music/StevieWonder asks QuincyJones Music/QuincyJones if they can sing "''milleloo shalanga''" during the fills after the chorus, explaining that it's a Swahili phrase he once heard. Jones asks the Ethiopian observer if it would be offensive to Ethiopians, and the observer says no, so they begin singing it. However the observer (outside the frame) adds "It's not a very nice thing to say about your own sister, though." This all [[TruthInTelevision actually happened]] up till the punchline. In reality, it was innocuous, but they chose not to sing it because Ethiopians don't speak Swahili.
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