July 16, 2003
THE GOOD NEWS IS ... YOU'RE BOOKED ON SPRINGER!
Welcome to 2003, Mr Wallis:
Slowly but surely, Terry Wallis is rediscovering his world. After 19 years in a coma he has a lot of catching up to do.
But now the crash victim's family are steeling themselves to break the news that during those lost years his wife had three children by another man.
They will also have to tell him the daughter he remembers as a six-week-old baby is now working as a stripper.
Heíll get over it. But what about fellow coma sufferer Garry Trudeau, whose worldview remains exactly as it was in 1973? When will someone tell him that the joke he thought was funny 30 years ago now isnít working at all?
Posted by Tim Blair at July 16, 2003 12:29 PM
Why hasn't Hunter S. Thompson followed through with his promise to hunt down Trudeau and pull all his teeth out with rusty pliers for using his persona as Dr. Duke? (And he still is).
From naked baby to naked babe.
Help me remember....who was unfunny first: Garry Trudeau or Art Buchwald? It has been so long.
As well, his son is gay and his mother-in-law is a dealer. Doesn't this sound like some 1970s sitcom?
3 other kids! in arkansas? go figure! it was called [url=http://www.fubarforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9553]here[/url] 10 days ago.
i wonder who he knew...and when...and how often
argh! how does one post links? obviously, i am at sea
and, hey, that "senator springer", if you please
With angle brackets, not with square brackets.
Not only has Gary Trudeau been stuck in the 70's, so have many others who can only relate to Vietnam when the US goes to war. Some of the 'peace protests' I saw reminded me of the peace protests I took part in during the Vietnam war.
I saw many of the same slogans that we used during Vietnam being used by today's protesters. Perhaps they saved the posters?
I think once Terry Wallis realizes how screwed up his family is, he'll wish he was back in a coma. I know I would.
Mr. Bingley: here is how you post an url:
<a href="www.urlname.com">linking word</a>
(Note: don't copy and paste this code, it's using character entities in order to display properly.)
Let's see here, Mr. Wallis was in a coma for 19 years. However, he lives in Arkansas, a state that's 20 years behind the times. Hell, he's a year ahead of fellow Arkansans. Sa-weet.
Sounds like Terry's devoted wife wants to make sure she's in the movie deal.
I see Tom Hanks in the lead role, with Madonna as the wife and JLo as the daughter.
I doubt the guy has ever heard of Jerry Springer which is one advantage of a long coma. And I think Steven Seagal would be a good choice to play the lead role since acting comatose wouldn't be much of a stretch for him.
As Bender from Futurama would say:
"Life can be hilariously cruel"
You're welcome! (I am going to refrain from comment on the Rutles. Heh.)
Well if I had a choice between "Slick Willie" Clinton being my governor and ulitimately my president, the 19 year coma doesn't sound that bad. In Trudeau's case that's what happens when you mix high grade hash and artist's ink.