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(Columbus Dispatch)   'Doonesbury' creator Gary Trudeau is no longer drawing daily comics so he can focus on his TV show, but that's not stopping readers from assuming this is all part of a vast, right-wing plot by newspaper editors to silence him forever   (dispatch.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-19 06:32:23 PM
My local paper has taken to running (what I can only assume from the crude artwork) super-old Doonesbury strips that don't make any sense to me.
 
2014-03-19 06:49:18 PM
Alpha house was all kinds of fun. I don't read Doonesbury regularly (or at all really), but that show is brilliant.
 
2014-03-19 07:19:25 PM
Can't remember the last time I read the funnies in a newspaper. Nowadays I'm more likely to read a XKCD strip a Farker posts in the thread.
 
2014-03-19 07:20:10 PM

enry: Alpha house was all kinds of fun. I don't read Doonesbury regularly (or at all really), but that show is brilliant.


I don't have Amazon Prime, but the first three episodes I could watch were absolutely fantastic. Hope it's reaching a wide audience.
 
2014-03-19 07:20:31 PM
I'll have to look for Alpha House.
 
2014-03-19 07:21:46 PM

fusillade762: My local paper has taken to running (what I can only assume from the crude artwork) super-old Doonesbury strips that don't make any sense to me.


Man, he sure didn't like that Dean Rusk. He must have been one of those evil Deans, like in Animal House...
 
2014-03-19 07:23:25 PM

skinink: Can't remember the last time I read the funnies in a newspaper. Nowadays I'm more likely to read a XKCD strip a Farker posts in the thread.


There are still good strips in the paper.  You can find them at GoComics.com.  I still read strips everyday.
 
2014-03-19 07:28:42 PM
Naturally. That's what Liberal hate looks like, subby.
 
2014-03-19 07:31:19 PM
Conspiracy? Does this mean Obama won't be President in three years?  Dam those right-wing farktards!
 
2014-03-19 07:31:22 PM
I like the old Doonesbury strips. Back when he was funny. Especially the Duke storylines.

/"why are there landmines on the couch"
//"I'm trying to train the Dobermans to stay off the furniture"
 
2014-03-19 07:31:23 PM
Who?
 
2014-03-19 07:33:55 PM
Personally, i was happy to see the 1970 strips again. If they don't make sense to you, it's because you weren't alive then.
 
2014-03-19 07:34:22 PM

mark12A: I like the old Doonesbury strips. Back when he was funny. Especially the Duke storylines.

/"why are there landmines on the couch"
//"I'm trying to train the Dobermans to stay off the furniture"


This. My favorites were when he was the Redskins trainer. He got them ready to play through anything.
 
2014-03-19 07:35:32 PM

GentlemanJ: Personally, i was happy to see the 1970 strips again. If they don't make sense to you, it's because you weren't alive then.


Well, that's one possibility.... or he could just be dumb as a bag o' hammers.
 
2014-03-19 07:36:00 PM
I don't think he's actually drawn it since he was in college.
 
2014-03-19 07:38:37 PM
Nobody can stick it to ol' Trick Dick like that guy can.
 
2014-03-19 07:39:59 PM
Bastard. He has a bazillion loose storylines to wrap up.
 
2014-03-19 07:41:06 PM
Commsymppinkoliberal
 
2014-03-19 07:42:20 PM
What right-wing editors?
 
2014-03-19 07:45:20 PM

fusillade762: My local paper has taken to running (what I can only assume from the crude artwork) super-old Doonesbury strips that don't make any sense to me.


I read an interview a few weeks back where Gary said he was going to curate the best strips from the past that give insight to the characters and their development. If I gave two shiats worth of a fark, I could be arsed to look for the article right now, but fark it.
 
2014-03-19 07:46:51 PM
Maybe he just yearns for the time when he was Prime Minister of Canada.
 
2014-03-19 07:47:30 PM

rkiller1: Conspiracy? Does this mean Obama won't be President in three years?  Dam those right-wing farktards!


He'll try. You know, to stop Russian aggression.
 
2014-03-19 07:47:37 PM
Its like the idiots who are upset at my local paper dropping Millard Fillmore because they think the libs running the paper are trying to suppress conservative thought.
 
2014-03-19 07:52:44 PM

germ78: fusillade762: My local paper has taken to running (what I can only assume from the crude artwork) super-old Doonesbury strips that don't make any sense to me.

I read an interview a few weeks back where Gary said he was going to curate the best strips from the past that give insight to the characters and their development. If I gave two shiats worth of a fark, I could be arsed to look for the article right now, but fark it.


You sound upset, bro, so lemme help out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/garry-trudeau-announces - extended-hiatus-comics-pages-will-run-classic-early-strips/2014/03/02/ aaf94a88-a0a8-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html
 
2014-03-19 07:54:45 PM

Mrtraveler01: Its like the idiots who are upset at my local paper dropping Millard Fillmore because they think the libs running the paper are trying to suppress conservative thought.


Given that Millard Fillmore's core audience is the only one still subscribing to paper delivery, that might be a mistake. On the other hand, they are dying off in droves.
 
2014-03-19 07:55:30 PM
Shouldn't he be fixing Canada?
 
2014-03-19 07:58:09 PM

foxyshadis: Mrtraveler01: Its like the idiots who are upset at my local paper dropping Millard Fillmore because they think the libs running the paper are trying to suppress conservative thought.

Given that Millard Fillmore's core audience is the only one still subscribing to paper delivery, that might be a mistake. On the other hand, they are dying off in droves.


Thank gawd!  The sooner I'm off this planet, the better!
/Oh, and keep paying into the government-mandated Social Security, you whippersnapper.
 
2014-03-19 07:58:56 PM

Mrtraveler01: Its like the idiots who are upset at my local paper dropping Millard Fillmore because they think the libs running the paper are trying to suppress conservative thought.


Conservatives think? Aren't they just reflexively contrarian?
 
2014-03-19 08:01:39 PM
Right-wing newspaper editors? Really?
Hahahahaahahaha. I'll go with unicorns, they're far more likely real.
 
2014-03-19 08:02:40 PM
Alpha House is awesome...the only way they could make it better would be to figure out a way to spring Bill Murray's character from prison so he can cruise by and be awesome...maybe use him as a lobbyist since he's in prison for ethics issues already. :)
 
2014-03-19 08:02:55 PM
I thought it was Mallard Fillmore.
 
2014-03-19 08:03:21 PM
Newspapers? Are those things still around?
 
2014-03-19 08:03:36 PM
Easily the funniest show never on television...

ajdelgadoblog.files.wordpress.com

The whole show is like one live-action cartoon.

/doonesbury fans will appreciate the feel of the final scene from the above episode.
 
2014-03-19 08:07:28 PM
 
2014-03-19 08:07:52 PM
It's "Mallard" Fillmore, younglings.  It's one-note RW crap, but it still sells shoes and Lincolns.

/to the oldlings
 
2014-03-19 08:08:56 PM

organizmx: enry: Alpha house was all kinds of fun. I don't read Doonesbury regularly (or at all really), but that show is brilliant.

I don't have Amazon Prime, but the first three episodes I could watch were absolutely fantastic. Hope it's reaching a wide audience.


The Prayer Brunch episode is worth getting Prime.
 
2014-03-19 08:17:00 PM

Gunny Highway: skinink: Can't remember the last time I read the funnies in a newspaper. Nowadays I'm more likely to read a XKCD strip a Farker posts in the thread.

There are still good strips in the paper.  You can find them at GoComics.com.  I still read strips everyday.


Also, ComicsKingdom.com!
 
2014-03-19 08:19:23 PM

Gunny Highway: I thought it was Mallard Fillmore.


Thanks.
 
2014-03-19 08:19:50 PM
One thing I never figured out is how come Mallard Fillmore is (usually) not in the editorial section, but doonesbury is?

It is either because doonebury would attempt to have conversations about some challenging topic like abortion.

Either that or what passes too often for conservatism these days are thin skinned whiners, and we all know the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
 
2014-03-19 08:20:19 PM

SoupJohnB: It's "Mallard" Fillmore, younglings.  It's one-note RW crap, but it still sells shoes and Lincolns.

/to the oldlings


And thanks again.
 
2014-03-19 08:21:53 PM
Canada needs him now more than ever.

/Get it? :-P
 
2014-03-19 08:24:20 PM
This makes me sad.  I love to wait a few months and then catch up on the strip.  I've been reading him since the late 70's.  His stuff with veterans and PTSD is pretty touching.
 
2014-03-19 08:26:46 PM

albert71292: Gunny Highway: skinink: Can't remember the last time I read the funnies in a newspaper. Nowadays I'm more likely to read a XKCD strip a Farker posts in the thread.

There are still good strips in the paper.  You can find them at GoComics.com.  I still read strips everyday.

Also, ComicsKingdom.com!


Ohh, I dont know about that one.  Thanks!
 
2014-03-19 08:27:06 PM
Given the choice between more Doonesbury or more Alpha House--I have to go with more Alpha House.

The show is fantastic.
 
2014-03-19 08:29:09 PM

SoupJohnB: It's "Mallard" Fillmore, younglings.  It's one-note RW crap, but it still sells shoes and Lincolns.

/to the oldlings


Tell my autocorrect that.
 
2014-03-19 08:32:57 PM
Awesome!  Can't wait for season 2 of "Alpha House"--such a hilarious show.  Is it wrong that I keep hoping for a Francis Underwood cameo on it?  ;)
 
2014-03-19 08:34:03 PM
I have it on good authority, when Starbuck's finally stuck their toe in the tie-in water, they went HUGE with Doonesbury...Zonker blendeds, Doonesbury-emblazoned 'bucky mugs, the whole thing.  It was an Edsel-sized failure, cost them a ton of dough, so they blew all the crap out quick.  They refused to do co-branding on anything for years, when they finally eased back into it with Blue Note, Amazon & the like they made a mint, & realized far too late their problem was that nobody actually gives a fark about 'Doonesbury'
 
2014-03-19 08:34:56 PM

fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: What right-wing editors?

The paper's editorial staff traditionally has had a conservative slant.[5][6][7] The paper's last endorsement of a Democrat as a Presidential candidate, was for the re-election of Woodrow Wilson in 1916


Finding only one example really only helps to cement his argument.  But I'm sure papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Fransisco Chronicle, etc. are glad you think they slant to the right.
 
2014-03-19 08:38:29 PM

Soup4Bonnie: This makes me sad.  I love to wait a few months and then catch up on the strip.  I've been reading him since the late 70's.  His stuff with veterans and PTSD is pretty touching.


Same here.  The guy always had his finger on the pulse of the changing times.  Hope he reboots and comes back strong in his new ventures.  Would rather read old "Pogo" comics than his earliest stuff, though.
 
2014-03-19 08:42:05 PM

Gunny Highway: There are still good strips in the paper.  You can find them at GoComics.com.  I still read strips everyday.

Also, ComicsKingdom.com!

Ohh, I dont know about that one.  Thanks!


I'm a paying subscriber of both sites, read strips every morning. :-)
 
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