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Uh.... [Mar. 8th, 2005|01:05 pm]
Zoethe
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Am I just too sensitive? Or is Doonesbury extra-tasteless today?
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-03-08 06:11 pm (UTC)
You know, I almost said the same thing.

I'm sort of waiting to see if maybe I'm misinterpreting it tomorrow, but it looks really bad today.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2005-03-08 06:15 pm (UTC)
I guess it's Trudeau acknowledging that HST is who Duke was based on.
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From: drooling_ferret
2005-03-08 06:18 pm (UTC)
Why "tasteless"?
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-03-08 06:25 pm (UTC)
Mainly because Hunter blew the top of his head off, and the gag is that Duke's head keeps exploding.
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From: cktraveler
2005-03-08 06:18 pm (UTC)
Is that supposed to be some kind of tribute, both very late and very poorly executed?
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[User Picture]From: magicpointeshoe
2005-03-08 06:27 pm (UTC)
When have comics ever been timely on the unexpected?
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2005-03-08 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yup! but they had to face the issue somehow...
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2005-03-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
They could have found a better way.
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2005-03-08 06:51 pm (UTC)
Gah. That is horrible. I wouldn't be bothered if his whole body was popping in and out of existence, but just his head is tacky.
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[User Picture]From: just_carrie
2005-03-08 06:57 pm (UTC)
that made me and my transexual lamb, cry.
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[User Picture]From: xforge
2005-03-08 07:00 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't think Trudeau meant the head-explosion to be in any way related to the way HST killed himself. I think it's kinda funny actually, a classic Duke reaction.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-03-08 07:10 pm (UTC)
No, I think it's directly related. He reads that HST died, his head explodes. He checks it on the internet, his head explodes.
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2005-03-08 07:07 pm (UTC)
To me, it smacked of Wiley Coyote -- he steps off the cliff and walks merrily along, until he looks down and realizes where he is, at which point he falls. So you have the Duke/HT character merrily going along his day until he realizes that his alter ego has shot himself in the head.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-03-08 07:14 pm (UTC)
I get WHY it's happening. I just question the taste with which it is done. It's sort of like part of Trudeau believes he owns HST and not just Duke.
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[User Picture]From: demiurgent
2005-03-08 07:46 pm (UTC)
Guys?

Duke's head has been exploding from almost his original introduction, when he was far more based on HST than he is today. The same as yesterday's Karmic Shift.

These are Fear and Loathing references. This is not a reference to HST's suicide. This is remembering where the character came from.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-03-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
That was what I thought as well.

One of my favorite Duke trips involved a miniature B-52 doing a bombing run right in front of him. Something about it just cracks me up-- even though I'm perfectly well aware of the Vietnam tie-in.

-1em
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[User Picture]From: ldygwynedd
2005-03-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Pretty tasteless but Hunter would have loved it.
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From: appleblossomtru
2005-03-08 08:17 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Looks right up Hunter's alley.
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[User Picture]From: shezan
2005-03-08 08:51 pm (UTC)
Hunter S. style applied to Hunter S. Seems karmic enought to me.
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[User Picture]From: undertheivy99
2005-03-08 09:06 pm (UTC)
I read this too - I didn't think of how HST died until you mentioned it. I just thought the comic was another way of showing one of Duke's "WTF?" moments. For example, back when Duke was recovering from being a zombie (this was a while back), the top half of his head had the famous flag-raising bit on Iwa Jima (sp?) with little explosions going off around it.
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[User Picture]From: undertheivy99
2005-03-08 09:19 pm (UTC)

Slight hijack

Here's a link to the HST tribute on the Doonsbury page, along with other links to the more infamous comics featuring Duke:

http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/faqs/index.html

Patty
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