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STEREOTYPES
Margaret Delgatty | Vancouver, CANADA | December 12, 2017

Sunday's strip gave me the best LOL I've had in a week. Some of us Canadians appreciate droll irony. And aren't most stereotypes based in some measure of truth?

OFFENDED
June Malchoff | Desert Hot Springs, CA | December 11, 2017

I am a Canadian snowbird who has always been amused by your cartoons, but I was offended by Zipper's comment about Canadian people being unmemorable in Sunday's Russia strip. I am proud to be a Canadian and enjoy the privilege of being able to spend time in your country, but perhaps it is time to take our unmemorable money home and spend it in our own country when you appear to think so poorly of us.

URUGUAY
Tim Morton | Leicester, UK | December 11, 2017

Here's a story from The Guardian that I think Zonker and Zipper should be made aware of: "How Uruguay Made Legal Highs Work."

REVISED
Christal | Helena, MT | December 09, 2017

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would have liked to see Friday's 1989 Classic strip revised so that Marilou was the one going to the Bahamas (in a Stella Gets Her Groove On move).

PHIL
Aspasia | Chicago, IL | December 09, 2017

I had forgotten what a rat Phil was...

RILED UP
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | December 06, 2017

Zonker was right in the 40-years-ago-today Flashback strip. The haters are finally up against the ceilings they have tried to protect for so long, and falling down splat in ever-increasing numbers. The glass ceiling for women, and ceilings for minorities, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTs, students, teachers, scientists, workers -- and the ceiling between the rich-and-powerful and the haters themselves, whom they work so hard to keep riled up against all the rest of us.

SPOT ON
Lark | Littleton, MA | December 06, 2017

Roland is spot on with his tweet about the Trump Embassy Suites. Especially the "stone's throw" location. Ha!

MY EDUCATION
Sally | Henderson, NV | December 06, 2017

Just so you don't have to research it: The book with metal covers that Alex is looking at in the 25-years-ago-today strip must be Sex, by Madonna. Originally $50.00, copies are now offered on eBay and Amazon for a bit more. My education continues...

900 NUMBER
Don | Spring Mills, PA | December 06, 2017

A 900 number! I had quite forgotten about those. Another one of those things that a younger person wouldn't know about.

IED
Graeme Roberts | Birmingham, UK | December 03, 2017

The 10-years-ago-today-strip... I've been working up to it with a lump in my throat, for the second or third time. Upside of the IED; one of the strip’s most likeable characters, and a side of B.D. I didn’t think he was capable of.

MARK
Rod Paynter | Powell River, CANADA | December 02, 2017

In today's Classic strip from 1989, Mark appears to have his hand up Gail's sleeve. No wonder he's looking smug!

STRIP
Keith Larson | Escondido, CA | December 02, 2017

In the strip, society seems so orderly and organized, unlike the chaos of the real world under Trump. Can I come live there please?

DIBS
Donna Christopher | Lucerne, CA | November 30, 2017

Roland's "Dibs on his office (after steam cleaning)" is quite an appropriate little gem considering all the boorish behavior exhibited by our "leadership," in Washington and elsewhere, that has recently come to light.

LINE
Gaylon Kent | Hayden, CO | November 29, 2017

Today's Phil Slackmeyer line ("Mark, I didn't plan for this to happen...Well, yes I did.") is, for my money, one of GBT's all-time funniest.

MARRY HARRY
Matthew | London, UK | November 27, 2017

Well, well, well. It looks like one of Sam's rivals in the holding area for American girls who wanted to marry Harry has got there.

IRONY
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | November 26, 2017

Go, Roland! It's wonderful how much irony you can do with no sense of irony. Props to "failing cartoonist."

@REALRBH
Niki | Montreal, CANADA | November 26, 2017

I see what you're doing there. A few weeks ago, Roland seemed actually to twig to Trump's crooked agenda. Now his tweets reveal what's really going on: even @realRBH can't put lipstick on a pitbull anymore. #TheTruthIsOutThere

SHORAKAPKOCK
Thomas Shoesmith | New York, NY | November 24, 2017
Simon Moya-Smith's comment quoted as today's "Say What?" really resonates. No shopping today for me. I'm going walking and birding at Shorakapkock, site of a seasonal encampment at the tip of Manhattan (and possibly the spot where Peter Minuit made the famous land deal), right near the shore of Mahicanituk.* Happy Heritage Day!

*Spellings from R. S. Grumet, 1981

LOMA PRIETA
Dean Mitchell | Santa Cruz, CA | November 21, 2017

Thanks for taking us back to the Loma Prieta earthquake with this week's storyline. There have been so many disasters since, one forgets.

PERSUASIONS
Anthony Palermo | Buxton, ME | November 19, 2017

I love today's Persuasions video. Frank Zappa was a fan, and produced an album called "Frankly Acappella," where they performed his music!