Doones Year Dawns

Right out of the box: Daisey Doonesbury’s Dirt Nap.

I’ve been a Doonesbury reader since the very first strip, and own every single book in the canon, including this year’s gigantic 40 Year Retrospective which very good friends gave me for Christmas.

Already a widow at the time of her first appearance in the strip, Mike Doonesbury’s mother was introduced as hysterical and over-protective of her college-age son.  Evidently she got over it with time.  Benjy started out a wide-eyed little brother not quite naive enough to believe what his older sibling told him.  He went on to become a punker for a while, adopting the name “Sal Putrid.”  “Sal” was short for “Saliva.”

Sorry to see the old lady go.  I imagine we’ll now deal with her estate, which is a farm in Tulsa supported by the Federal government — in other words, paid to not grow anything.  (Doonesbury changed his registration to Republican many years ago, well after college.)

In related news — sort of — 93 year old Zsa Zsa Gabor is scheduled to have ler leg amputated.  Well, you gotta start somewhere.  The obnoxious Hungarian former sex symbol will probably find this more painful than the loss through divorce of her first 8 husbands.

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2 Responses to Doones Year Dawns

  1. Old Timer says:

    You really ARE old. If you go back THAT far, you could been Daisy Doonsebury’s older lover.

  2. * Rim Shot * says:

    Why is Zsa Zsa Gabor like a crooked fighter?
    Because she always goes down for the Count.

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