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RIP, David Halberstam, Part deux

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. I forgot about these at the time he died.
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Thanks for posting that.

    Doonesbury at its best -- witty, incisive, complimentary and deprecatory all at the same time.

    Good stuff.
  3. "Utterly without cream and sugar," still cracks me up.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I remembered, and am still fond of, "The man misses nothing. Hello?"

    "His voice crackled over the line; gruff, assured."
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I'd forgotten them as well until I found them this morning.

    That Trudeau has been so good for so long - as satirist, humorist, journalist, dramatist, gadfly, muckraker, artist, cultural conscience and comic ghost in the American machine - isn't noted often enough. A really remarkable talent and irreplaceable.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I never saw those before, but I was 10 or 11. It made me laugh out loud. You know you are a giant of a man, a monument to your age, a producer of an oeuvre the likes of which the world will never again know, nothing short of a genius... when you get done up like that in Doonesbury.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    After Fenian first mentioned the Redfern cartoons, I went digging through the thousands of boxes on the basement looking for my Doonesbury books...realizing now I probably had no freakin clue what they were about back then.

    I get it now. Awesome.
  9. Very nice, Ragu. Extremely nice. Extraordinarily nice on a scale of niceness virtually unsurpassed in a century where niceness was in short supply...he thought.
  10. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    All I can tell y'all is that I met Mr. Halberstam once, at The Grove, doing a college football weekend in Oxpatch with my dad visiting from out of town.

    He was gracious, kind, funny, witty.

    And dude had a handshake that let you know he could kick some ass if the situation dictated as such.

    One of the best. Ever. We lost a giant there, boys and girls.

    RIP, Mr. Halberstam. And God bless your extended family and friends.
  11. JM--
    That was my impression of him the few times I met him.
    He was a BIG guy, utterly big, toally without small.
    (You can't stop once you've started.)
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm having my coffee "utterly without cream and suger" this morning.
    I have it that way every day but today it is in honor of Mr. Halberstam.

    That'll be my new line when I order coffee out, replacing the old "I like my coffee like I like my women."
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