Day By Day

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  • JTC

    Satire’s master has become its victim. I actually don’t think he ever grasped the “irony” part, but when he does I am sure that he will find redemption as those classy digs are opened up to the Occupy Beekman Place movement.

  • Pamela

    I can’t tell from the angle if Sam is working on the front or rear end of the truck. Something come loose with the suspension like certain persons minds regarding certain deals and associations.

    • JTC

      Rear. Once I tore my eyes from the melons I noticed the pumpkin.

      Unless it’s a 4X4 but that would eff up my joke, so…

      • Pamela

        Not a 4X4, it doesn’t have the all the requisite stickers for go fast and ride hard.

        • Wayne M

          I started to write something about going fast and riding hard but I don’t know Pamela well enough to risk the double entendre.

          • JTC

            The dangerous reference would be your stickers. Girl that tears apart differentials could make short work of yours. Second thought, yeah, better leave it alone altogether.

  • Grunt_GI

    Funny, I remember when Doonesbury was considered edgy and ol’ Garry hid behind free speech rights to pillory conservatives and republicans. Like all profs, he’s too cowardly to stand up to mooslims to defend his fellow cartoonists.

    Just another hypocrite– free speech for me but not for thee.

    • B Woodman

      G_GI,
      Is that “profs”, or “progs”? Inquiring minds, etc.

      • Bill G

        Profs, progs, rarely a difference, eh, what?

      • Grunt GI

        Progs. Stupid spellcheck. Someone on Chris’ Facebook page really nailed it…called em proglodytes. Loved it.

        • David M

          That would be me! LOL.
          But I did not invent the word, I heard it years ago on one of Brietbart’s sites Big Govt. Most likely… Perfect word though…

          Be well.
          David

        • Iconoclast

          I will not claim to be the originator, however I did coin the term independently, along with some others I see from time to time.

        • B Woodman

          I like “Libtards” and/or “Progtards” myself.
          It has such a nice flow to the tongue, a rhyme to the language.
          If feeling REALLY irritated, replace “-tards” with “-turds”.

          • Iconoclast

            I learned long ago to use synonyms wherever necessary (and possible) to avoid monotony in writing, so I use a variety of variants on the theme. WTH … crafting terms which can be used in a PG environment when describing these mobile bags of maggot scat in a single word is one of the very few entertaining functions they serve.

    • Ed

      I remember when he was funny and got one right once in awhile.

  • Gideon Reed

    Doonesbury?
    Personally Walt Kelly’s Pogo was more my “at the time favorite”.
    Albert the Aligator was much MUCH more philosophical.

  • B Woodman

    I’d say that Trudeau, from that address, and that altitude (and attitude), will more likely be “punching down”, not up.

    I enjoyed Bloom County quite a bit, back in the day. Bill the Cat was my hero.

    • Grunt GI

      Yes, Bloom County was awesome…a little to the left, but for the most part funny, and equally snarky….I also miss Bill the Cat.

      • Bill G

        I miss Rick O’Shay.

        • Dienekes

          I miss Hipshot and Gaye Abandon.

        • Snafu F. Ubar

          Stan Lynde, says my surveillance, er, smart phone, only passed away in 2013. Vickman’s by the old L.A. produce market was festooned with Stan Lynde Rick O’Shay framed artwork for sale.
          One of the best ever strips.

    • Wayne M

      Also a Bloom Country fan (ack!!) but my all-time favourite was Bill Watterson’s “Calvin and Hobbes” by a country mile and then some.

      Trudeau? Even when he was supposed to be funny, he wasn’t much funny. Perhaps I am biased because I’m Canadian and our country’s version of 0bama was named Pierre Trudeau who introduced Canada to such wonderful innovations as official bilingualism, deficit spending and a variety of federal social(ist) programs that we still can’t get rid of to this day. His final masterpiece was when Turdeau (not misspelled) repatriated our Constitution from Great Britain and replaced the Bill of Rights with his Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Strangely, he neglected to include property rights. How odd!

      Fast forward 30 years and now Turdeau’s son, Justin, is the leader of our Liberal Party and stands a chance of becoming our Prime Minister. His life achievements to date? He was a part-time drama teacher at a high school… and he gives decent speeches as long as his teleprompter is working…

      • B Woodman

        It would be interesting to compare Turdeau’s “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” with FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” and to the Socialist/communist ideals.

        • eon

          Just reading the Wikipedia entry on it (I know, but sometimes Wiki gives useful data in spite of itself), I noticed that the “rights” in the Charter are only protected as long as the Government agrees to do so. And that the Government can violate any or all of them at whim, and the citizenry has no legal recourse.

          The document should be called “The List of Privileges That May Be Revoked At Any Time”.

          And no, there is nothing whatever that remotely resembles the Second Amendment. As H. Beam Piper observed of Marduk in “Space Viking”, the people of Canada are “free only on sufferance”, and the government gets to decide how long that sufferance lasts.

          (If you’re interested, the Piper novel, as well as most everything else he wrote, can be found online at Project Gutenberg.)

          Sorry, my Canadian friends, but I have to call them as I see them.

          cheers

          eon

          • B Woodman

            H Beam Piper; uncredited creator/inspiration of the Star Wars ewoks.

          • canuck49

            Yes!! The infamous Not Withstanding Clause in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

        • jpm100

          I remember when that was introduced the they consulted a slew of [liberal] special interest groups and did nothing/little in consulting the general public.

          My biggest fear when people call for a new constitutional conference is that the Left have the army of activists and profound lack of integrity to usurp the process.

    • Jason Thorn

      Berkeley Breathed was the MAN. You should hear how President Reagan called him for his artwork sometime.

  • B Woodman

    “Speaking Truth to Power”, eh?
    Why is when a TEA Party person speaks TTP, he/she is ridiculed/reviled, accused of racism/sexism, and called everything in the book EXCEPT nice?
    TEA Party speaks for more common people than any ProgTard.

  • JTC

    Thought I recognized that address; next door to where the 30-year old playboy brat kid of another out-of-touch rich guy croaked him for cutting his allowance a couple months ago. Garry’s kids are about that age, hopefully more self-sufficient and less morally stunted.

    Another fun fact: Trudeau’s middle name is Beekman. Huh.

  • Cash

    Ah the irony: Trudeau’s middle name is Beekman.

  • I like to tell people that I’m old enough to remember when Doonesbury was funny.

    • Bill G

      Hmm, I’d forgotten that it was. It even lampooned a lib once in a while.
      Been a long time since either of those things happened.

    • Hey Proof,

      I’m old enough to remember buying “Blondie” comic books at the corner candy store!

      BTW, do you still check in at “WyBlog“?

  • Bill G

    Gary has far too nice a seat on the boat to want to rock it.

  • JTC

    Today’s strip must be a little bittersweet for you Chris…it’s sad when our yesterday’s heroes and inspirations start beclowning themselves.

    Doesn’t mean you exempt them from the lampoon though. Good job.

    • Pamela

      Lampooning on a national level can be so exquisitely enjoyable to watch.

  • Snafu F. Ubar

    I miss Jesus.

    I wish he’d come back.

    • CAPT Mike

      He’s never left

  • Allan E.

    Jesus did not leave. He is here for anyone who opens their heart to him. It is the large percentage of Americans who have left him that is the problem.

  • jane

    Face it, Garry! You are no Chris Muir. (More’s the pity) I didn’t even know Trudeau’s so-called strip was being run anymore as I haven’t seen one in ages. When I did read it, I never found it funny, insightful or mildly interesting.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Free speech is an insult to Islam.

    Why is our country importing people who want to kill us?

    Outside of the constructed fantasy, such actions would be seen as insane.

    • eon

      Because the “enlightened elite'” who are doing the importing;

      1. Would be quite happy to dispense with the rest of us “peasants”;

      2. Do not believe that those they import hate said “enlightened elite'” just as much as they hate the rest of us “peasants”; and

      3. Believe that their imported muscle is collectively somehow smart enough to do away with the present civilization, but after their Triumph, will have a sudden epiphany that they are too stupid to run the Brave New World, and will fall on their knees and beg- BEG!- the “enlightened elite'” to run everything. With said muscle as the elite’s adoring acolytes.

      The elitists aren’t the first ones to have this particular delusion. It’s as old as civilization itself. (See “Rome, Goths, Burgundians” and “Byzantium, Varangian Guard”.)

      The most obvious and blatant version belongs to a chap who’s still alive. Fellow named Charles Manson;

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helter_Skelter_%28Manson_scenario%29

      Sooner or later, every would-be Utopian (or group of same) comes up with this one. Since the Great Unwashed won’t bow to them, they’ll find someone who will both erase the Great Unwashed and bow to them.

      You know a society has entered an autocratic phase when it becomes official government policy and the government tells everyone else to shut up and take it.

      cheers

      eon

  • Snafu F. Ubar

    Doonesbury flatlined a long time ago.
    It’s in the Zombie section if you want to see it.
    Reading it is like listening to ‘approved’ talk radio before Limbaugh.
    I’d rather watch grass grow.

  • Kip Allen

    There was a time when “Doonesbury” was both funny and relevent. Today, it’s neither.

    • Kevin M

      There was never a time. You were just young.

      Give me Calvin & Hobbes. The Citizen Kane of comics.

  • Bill

    Gary’s got short arms. Not far to punch.

  • Guitanguran

    You know Mr. Muir, I am curious. It seems quite often that when Sam is working underneath a vehicle, it’s around the differential, or “rear end” as it’s more commonly called. Just an observation.

    • eon

      Other than lube jobs, the differential is about the only thing on most vehicles that requires you to get underneath.

      The only other one is the Bendix (part of the transmission). If that goes bad, you don’t get under, you unship the transmission and tear it apart on the workbench.

      No, it isn’t cheap.

      cheers

      eon

      • Guitanguran

        Oil and filter, Tranny screen, lube ball joints, tie rods, idler arm, service drive shaft and U-joints. Plenty of stuff to get at underneath…

        • PaulS

          Yeah plenty, and the best one always seems to be wearing a little white tank top. [:oD

    • Pamela

      Last time I tore apart a differential, it was on a project car that had been in a garage for 15 years. You do not want to be working in a cute little white tank top doing one of those. The gear oil smells to high heaven and the clothing should be ready for the trash.

      Though I do believe that Zed does enjoy the suspension properties of a cotton/lycra blended fabric.

      • CAPT Mike

        Well said

    • RegT

      The Aussies have an expression: freckle puncher. Refers to those “males”who enjoy backdoor antics with each other. Wouldn’t surprise me to discover he swings both ways, “punching into” rather than up or down.

      • RegT

        This was placed as a direct reply to Bill about Trudeau’s “short arms”, but somehow ended up here.

        Working beneath an old car in a white tank top, Pamela? Makes for a great visual (something like chocolate-dipped strawberries :-), but somehow does not compute.

  • Guitanguran

    Of course, AFTER reading Muir, you can sail on over to http://www.rightwingriot.com/ and read “Truesbury” for some parodies (may I say, satire?) of Doonesbuy strips.

    • Snafu F. Ubar

      I wasted time looking.
      Doonesbury isn’t worth spit.

  • Iconoclast

    Chris, the dry wit of the opening panel is worthy of a true Yankee (multigenerational native of the northern third of the three northern New England states); FWIW, my compliments come no higher. Well played, sir!

  • Immanuel Goldstein

    I was wondering when Chris was going to take on Garry Trudeau. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • James McEnanly

    The phrase,”speaking truth to power” can describe an informant as much as it does a prophet. You could be explaining fundamental, G_d given rights, or giving the location of someone who doesn’t agree fully with the new order. I think that Mr. Trudeau would be the latter.

  • Henry

    Doonesbury is still alive, and still running on a vast number of comics pages (instead of the editorial pages, where it has belonged for decades now) for its value in warping the attitudes of our youngsters. Compare the number of papers who run that strip with the number giving “equal access” to a strip like Mallard Fillmore.

    • JTC

      Or Chris Muir. He called me a few days ago to confirm my Big Important Grand Prize for the Double Down Club name. Told me he’s had lots of MM offers, if he’d just stop with the “conservative stuff”. Don’t know exactly his response, but suffice to say he didn’t sign any contracts. Dude has rare talent, principles, and courage.

  • David Whittiker

    Ya gotta hand it to Trudeau. He’s made a long career out of satirizing the people and events which are unpopular among his own peers and friends. It’s a whole lot safer that way. And he’s much more likely to survive to enjoy his accumulated wealth satirizing the Episcopalian Bush family than he would by actually taking a stand against a true enemy. Good job Garry.

  • writeby

    Laughing so hard I spewed my coffee all over my computer screen.

    (Geez, does anyone still read that guy? He’s not only ironic, he’s an anachronism.)

    • SteveInCO

      ” He’s not only ironic, ”

      You misspelled “moronic”

      • Iconoclast

        Damn you, Steve, now I spewed *MY* evening tea ….

        I should know better ….

      • writeby

        ROTFLMFAO.

        Nice catch.

  • capn

    Great work Chris.

    So is it official? Can we now substitute “doonesbury” for “a-talented-artist-but-brain-washed-shill”?

    IE:
    “Who? Oh yeah I read that but he’s a “doonesbury” so I don’t pay any attention to it at all.”

    • Chris Muir

      Actually, a ‘doonesbury’ is a sort of name for a noob(back in the day) that GT made up himself.

      • B Woodman

        Well, even if “washed up hack” wasn’t the original meaning of “Doonsbury”, progtards aren’t the only ones who can change and redefine the English language to suit themselves at the expense of others.

      • capn

        Thanks Chris,

        After all of this time he may have evolved (taking the title with him) into the “talented-artist-but-brain-washed-shill”. Or does it just seem so?
        With your permission I think I shall use that rather than n00b which has at least a small amount of affection attached. perhaps just plain “brain-washed-shill” would suffice.

  • Ming the Merciless

    To get back on thread, this cartoon is about “Charlie Hebdo”
    Well, 90% of Charlie’s (Manson?) jokes were about the church and non communist politicians…Their 10% cartoons about mohammedans got all of them murdered…Their twin publication, “Hara Kiri” was so extremely anti-christian and criminally defamatory that even the French government had to interdict it.
    After the event, “Charlie(Manson) Hebdo’s” remaining staff apologized to the muslims, promised to never joke about Mohamed again and expressed complete support for Conquering Islam.
    The Hollande’s demonstration “Je suis Charlie” included all the Palesto-Simian terrorist leaders and was mainly in support of Conquering Islam, not freedom of the Press(Hollande tried hard to exclude Netanyahu and Jewish leaders).

  • JTC

    “this cartoon is about “Charlie Hebdo”

    The irony (which is the actual gist here) is that while the strip isn’t, you are.

  • CAPT Mike

    Thanks Chris, very much appreciate your work.

  • Sailor's Son

    Just “joined” getting caught up on past postings. Honest to god… First really sexy and sexual women cartoon characters ever. Even my lovely wife is fascinated. Commentary is spot on.

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