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Finally - A Funny Doonesbury About Life - and No Leftist Politics
Slate ^ | 11/18/12 | Trudeau

Posted on 11/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom


(Excerpt) Read more at doonesbury.slate.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: doonesbury; vanity
It's not often that Trudeau is funny with Doonesbury, but this one made me laugh today. It's oh so true.

Keep reading it...it'll sink in (but you'll only get it if you're over 40).

1 posted on 11/18/2012 9:09:09 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Not over 40, so I guess I’m not in the know. Obscure reference or?


2 posted on 11/18/2012 9:13:03 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I don’t get it...?


3 posted on 11/18/2012 9:14:47 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

After a week of reading posts about how Holly Patreus “brought it on herself” by looking her age—I got it right away. And the general is a stooped pencil-neck with a dyed comb over...


4 posted on 11/18/2012 9:15:35 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Beyond me...


5 posted on 11/18/2012 9:16:42 AM PST by tje
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To: TheZMan

Nope, no obscure references needed. It’s all right there in front of you.

It took me three or four times through to get it. Stick with it.

I’m sure somebody will come along with a spoiler soon, but not me.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 9:16:44 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tje

Try this one;

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/


7 posted on 11/18/2012 9:18:30 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TheZMan

Paper, “better for the environment”.

The whole reason plastic bags came into use was to save the trees.

IOW, what goes around, comes around, and the whole environmental angle was nothing less than a scam.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 9:19:06 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W

Thanks.
Went right past me because I always was of the impression that paper was better for the environment.

Geeze, there’s that common sense again. Inconvenient.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 9:22:15 AM PST by stanne
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Oh, ok — spoiler. It’s that, with age, you become invisible.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 9:23:36 AM PST by mh
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Lol...fun reading these posts...


11 posted on 11/18/2012 9:24:24 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

yes, I’d read that one before.. I like Day by Day...


12 posted on 11/18/2012 9:25:14 AM PST by tje
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To: mh

...to young women.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 9:26:42 AM PST by hanamizu
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To: mh

Thank you, yes, that’s funny.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 9:32:20 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: hanamizu

I’ll never forget the day I took my 13 year old son into Burger King and the cashier was looking at HIM the whole time.

Must be something about Burger King though because about 15 years later I got an automatic senior discount from the 16 year old cashier, and I was 5 years short of qualifying for it.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 9:41:47 AM PST by conservaterian (NOW can we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: faithhopecharity

Me neither?


16 posted on 11/18/2012 9:56:41 AM PST by rawhide
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
For you youngen's, which apparently I'm no longer one of, the older generation might as well be invisible to the everyone under 20, like your average part-time cashier girl.

They have no time for chatty old folks.

This is right up there with the time Mike was listening to his favorite songs on the radio and someone asked why he was playing "Muzak", or asking if there was an elevator nearby.

17 posted on 11/18/2012 9:57:49 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
why he was playing "Muzak", or asking if there was an elevator nearby.

When I heard Steely Dan in an elevator, I knew I was old.

18 posted on 11/18/2012 10:00:43 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Hmmm...we need a mature person store where you have to at least have 50 years of LIFE experience to work there and shop there. Nice big bathrooms, chatty folks, nice coffee shop in back, magnifying glasses at the end of every aisle, stuff like that.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by madison10
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To: tje

Getting old makes you invisible to young ladies.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 10:29:28 AM PST by Hulka
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To: eddie willers

“When I heard Steely Dan in an elevator, I knew I was old.”

Heck, I’ve heard Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath and Deep Purple!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 10:42:36 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
When I finally realized that Trudeau was making fun of Ronald Reagan’s Altzheimer’s disease, I realized that Trudeau has nothing to tell me about anything.
22 posted on 11/18/2012 10:47:08 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
They have no time for chatty old folks.

Chatty old people drive me nuts in a grocery line (probably because although I am getting older I am not at all chatty). They always get in front of me in line and have nothing better to do than tell the cashier about their second cousin's great niece's cat while my bananas are turning brown sitting on the conveyer belt. If you see me behind you sliding to the front of my cart and scooting my groceries forward on the belt by half an inch it is time to put away your pictures and go home.

23 posted on 11/18/2012 11:23:35 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: KarlInOhio
If you see me behind you sliding to the front of my cart and scooting my groceries forward on the belt by half an inch it is time to put away your pictures and go home.

Don't be an irritable inglubion! That may be the only interaction with a human that old person had all day long.

Be patient, you may be that old person, some day, and you'll appreciate the patience of the folks in the line behind you.

24 posted on 11/18/2012 11:39:43 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Tanniker Smith

Nah, the point is the hot young gals stop looking at you as a hunk and now ignore you because of your impending geezer-dom.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 11:51:20 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SuziQ
That may be the only interaction with a human that old person had all day long. Be patient, you may be that old person, some day, and you'll appreciate the patience of the folks in the line behind you.

I already AM an old person and it would never enter my fading mind to make other people wait while I chat about trivia. My late parents, grandparents, and in-laws also had times of loneliness or isolation, but they were aware enough to know that other people behind them on the road or in the check-out lane were busy and didn't need to be inconvenienced. If I need someone to talk to, the check-out girl at the supermarket is not really the best choice because she's supposed to be working, focusing on her job. Distracting her beyond "Plastic, please," is not helpful. Posting HTML

26 posted on 11/18/2012 11:56:35 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Notice the Wonder bread??

Just think, your grandchildren will have no idea what Wonder bread or Twinkies are.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 11:58:40 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

I always look at them and feel nothing but pity for them. They are stuck, for the most part, in lives that are so meaningless that is defies description. I got to live through the 50’s, and 60’s and the 80’s when the possibility of a future seemed quite possible. Those that ignore me, and I’m 61, are the ones that are invisible to me. They are the generation that will envy the dead. They are nothing but Zombies with Smartphones. As for this particular Doonesbury, it was spot on.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 1:31:32 PM PST by Kolar308 (Medical Alert)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Hadn't thought about that. Didn't think she was suppose to be a hot young gal. Nor for that matter has Mike been so attractive as to attract checkout girls for quite a while.

Then again, I never (not just in the recent past) recall getting too much attention paid to me, other than telling me where to swipe my card. (Actually, back then, they were still swiping it.)

29 posted on 11/18/2012 6:13:59 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SuziQ

When I was young there was a period of time that I worked odd shifts and shopped in the stores during what must haave been senior shopping days. I would be in the produce department and older people would hold up a vegtable and ask me if I could tell them how to cook it. Same thing in the meat department. Took a couple of times before I caught on, well-dressed lonely people looking for conversation. I would chat for a bit and smile. Grace is a gift we all need.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 6:28:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’ve been invisible to women for years.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 6:29:22 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mh

The youngster cashier does seem to be treating them rather indifferently too....


32 posted on 11/18/2012 6:32:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Kolar308

No life that knows God will be meaningless. God’s acceptance among people may go into and out of vogue, but God himself is the same being always.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 6:34:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Great, now that Carpenters song is going to be running through my head for the rest of the night.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 6:41:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: PLMerite

all my life.... *sniff*


35 posted on 11/18/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yep, the last panel explains everything. So true...


36 posted on 11/19/2012 7:35:45 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: hanamizu

Bingo.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Chickensoup

;o)


38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:25:07 PM PST by SuziQ
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