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Yes, I've read the guidelines. But if it is there, I couldn't find it. So can someone tell me if it is OK to post political cartoons on these threads, as long as they are original cartoons and not someone else's copyright?
"Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out"
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Originally posted by Howard Roark:
Doonesbury only appeals to the encroaching geriatric leftist portion on the boomers.


If that were true (which it is decidedly NOT), it would be only because of a general decline in sophistication by other sectors of the populace. Given the very widespread syndication of Doonesbury, there must be a lot of "geriatric leftists" out there or the newspapers would not be carrying it all over the country as they are. Doonesbury is currently syndicated in about 1,400 newspapers, compared with about 400-450 for Mallard.

By the way, Doonesbury's creator, Gary Trudeau, in 1975, became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning; he was a finalist for a second Pulitzer in 1989.

More at http://www.toonopedia.com/doones.htm
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Originally posted by Howard Roark:
Actually, it is duffers that are the largest readership of newpapers. Do you miss Mary Worth?


You obviously do not subscribe to the dictionary definition of "duffer." Without some adjective, the word has nothing specific to do with age. And while it may be true that a larger percentage of older Americans read newspapers than do those in younger age groups, the former do not by any means constitute the majority of newspaper readers. Newspaper publishers know where their bread is buttered, and in those few cases where a paper has cut Doonesbury, the resulting predictably massive protests have resulted in a reversal of that decision. Doonesbury rules! Let me know when Mallard's creator is put in for a Pulitzer. I won't be holding my breath.
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Originally posted by osborneink:
For all its right wingnut spin, Mallard has engaged in a substantial amount of recycling. I lost count of how many times that cartoon has cracked on Ted Kennedy's weight, alleged alcoholism, etc. It's a plain bore, and my saying that has nothing at all to do with its bent: I love *****ly City, for example.

Dear Jehovah in Heaven, does the TD server HAVE to remove the word "Pr i ck" out of "*****ly"?!

I blame conservatism for this bowdlerization of the discourse! ;-)

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