Doonesbury Shows the Nerd Love

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I don’t know if anybody but me followed this story arc in Doonesbury, or indeed whether anybody besides me under the age of 50 reads Doonesbury anymore. Anyway, Trudeau seems to be paying more attention lately to Mike’s nerdy daughter Alex, who goes to MIT. Granted, the whole Battlebots-esque scenario is about 9 years out of date. Man, that is some serious late-1990’s nostalgia right there.

And yes, if you didn’t click, some Web page is actually still being served up at — the organization appears to still be extant. Maybe those are old retired Battlebots up there, thriving in the dangerously overcrowded orbital debris field. Oooo, Biohazard, watch out for the KillSaws!