Good Riddance


To the Editors of The Crimson:

I must admit I was somewhat bewildered by your page 2 article "No More Punchlines" (Jan. 6). Nobody has ever asked me about my inhaling and exhaling, a question Mr. Miller seems to think is universal on campus. But more importantly. I was disturbed by the emphasis The Crimson puts on a comic strip, and not a very good one at that.

What's all this fuss about Doonesbury anyway? I for one have no idea who Uncle Duke is, and I don't really care. I've tried reading Doonesbury a few times--it wasn't easy getting past that over-stylized and repulsive artwork--and I found it to be singularly not funny. Trudeau's "humor" is, at best, generic, and his characters are either stereotypes or hold-overs from the '60s. To claim that the loss of Doonesbury is a cultural tragedy is like suggesting that Friday the 13th Part III is progressive filmmaking. It's about time Trudeau put away his crayons. Doonesbury's wide appeal just proves how easily the masses can be fooled. In quitting. Trudeau is doing us all a favor: I only hope it's quits for good. C. Cooper '84