Doonesbury on PuffHo

I haven’t been following Doonesbury, but I see the error of my ways, for last night, in a comment, reader bric posted a link to today’s strip from The Washington Post.  It perfectly sums up PuffHo’s “journalism”:


Maybe I should put “sideboob” in the title of my science posts!

I had no idea that ex-reporter Rick Redfern had fallen so low, but Garry Trudeau’s character description explains (my emphasis):

A reporter’s reporter, Redfern is also a boy’s dad and was, until Dubya took the oath of office, a Washington insider’s husband. The 21st century has not been kind in any of these areas. Joanie retired and Rick was booted from the Post, suddenly finding himself blogging for a living, ever in search of eyeballs and a paycheck. Long baffled and frustrated by his slacker son Jeff’s unearned sense of entitlement, Redfern suffered the indignity of watching him strike bestseller gold as the Facebook folkhero “Red Rascal” and buy a 12-bedroom mansion. Rick is also puzzled by the fact that he is married to a grandmother. He now writes for the Huffington Post.

And then, Googling “Doonesbury Rick writes for HuffPo,” the first hit was a post I did on this very site in September of last year. It’s about Rick unwillingly writing for the site for free, an issue on which Trudeau and I agree.


  1. Posted May 4, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    “celebrity sideboob nipsip upskirt”

    Once that hits the Almighty Google, that should boost traffic to this post. No, no need to thank me; just doing my part.


    • Pliny the in Between
      Posted May 4, 2014 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      Are you, perhaps, missing an ‘l’?

      • Alex
        Posted May 4, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        Or is he? Ta-ta-taaa.

        Quite the sippery affair…

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted May 4, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink

      “nipslip upskirt”
      Ohhh, that sounds like one of Glenn Quagmire‘s less pert ladies.

    • Posted May 4, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

      Obviously, my Freudian sip is showing.

      Equally obviously, everybody else is titillated by it….


    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted May 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Sideboob Sip sounds like a somewhat unhelpful journalist sidekick.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted May 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Add in Justin Bieber and you’re unstoppable. 😀 People are such dumb asses.

      • Posted May 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

        Justin Bieber has boobs and wears skirts? Now I know twice as much about him (her?) as I did when I woke up this morning….


          Posted May 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

          Think about how it will make people open the article! From: Why Evolution Is TrueSent: Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:38 PMTo: ddmacpherson@gmail.comReply To: Why Evolution Is TrueSubject: [New comment] Doonesbury on PuffHo

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          Ben Goren commented: “Justin Bieber has boobs and wears skirts? Now I know twice as much about him (her?) as I did when I woke up this morning….


          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted May 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

            oops. I should have deleted the stuff alert my reply.

          • Posted May 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

            Justin Sideboob Rocks Epic Madonna Upskirt Like a Pro! Exclusive Video! Plus, five wacky foods to make you lose money fast!


        • Posted May 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

          Well, Kate McKinnon’s Bieber impression on SNL is eerily accurate, and she both has boobs and wears skirts.

          • Posted May 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

            Sadly, I have no clue who Kate McKinnon is, and I just barely know that Bieber is the latest teen heartthrob….


            • Posted May 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

              (I’m just realizing that should’ve been “impersonation”.)

              Oh, rest assured my knowledge of pop culture is also virtually non-existent. Of course, my interest in pop culture can be described the same way. I did have to use google to figure out her name.

              I think part of the gag is that Bieber’s impersonator is a woman, like Will Ferrell’s impersonation of Janet Reno.

  2. Mark Joseph
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    This is why I don’t follow the “news”.

  3. uglicoyote
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Road.

  4. Merilee
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Somewhere I read recently that sideboob is so yesterday and crotch cleavage is the new thing…oy veh…

    • Posted May 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      Well, that is another Internet search history which requires purging…

      • Posted May 5, 2014 at 7:59 am | Permalink

        Don’t worry; the NSA has already tagged and filed it for you.


  5. Elizabeth Nall
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    But it is so much more fun reading HuffPost. I try to read slate and other sites but they are boring.


  6. Posted May 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Posted this one to my fridge this morning…

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