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Deploy Beetle Bailey

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One problem with the Iraq war is that it is so relentlessly grim. If there were some way to instill a little levity into the goings on there, it might be easier on us as a society.

I propose that PFC Beetle Bailey is the man for the job. Along with Sarge, Louise Lugg, Killer and his platoon, Beetle would be deployed to Iraq. Hijinks ensue! The cartoon would maintain its focus on army life, but now in the context of the occupation and pacification. It would inject new relevance to the strip (of Korean war vintage, I think), and allow a humorous light to be shed on those elements of war with are amenable to humorous light.

bungston, May 01 2007

Beetle Bailey http://www.kingfeat...s/bbailey/about.htm
[bungston, May 01 2007]


       "Wan't it neat, that thing I saw in the cartoon strip?"   

       I think this falls foul of the original ideas only rule.
DrCurry, May 01 2007

       Beetle has been to Iraq?
bungston, May 01 2007

       Is suggesting a new story line for an old, old character really very original? It's certainly not half-baked, by any stretch of the imagination.
DrCurry, May 01 2007

       Still, it might breath a little life into the strip.   

       Zero guards the chapel agaisnt weapons of mass distruction, Sarge stomps the shit out of Beetle for putting a "mission accomplished" sign on his bunk and taking a nap, the General stays fucked up on scotch all the time and openly muses about how he doesn't care if the war costs a trillion dollars as long as it keeps him away from his soul-crushing wife.   

       Never mind.
nomocrow, May 01 2007

       You're mistaking Beetle Bailey with Doonesbury.
DrCurry, May 02 2007

       + only because it would be nice if anyone could see any humor in this war!
xandram, May 02 2007

       But Zero is already the Commander in Chief. Or is that "Commander Guy"?
Galbinus_Caeli, May 04 2007


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