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Re FORMIDABLE RESISTANCE: Bush may be an asterisk in the history books, but you can be sure he didn't risk anything of value to himself. That's for the American soldiers and Middle Eastern peoples. It's their asterisk.
Sincere thanks for the continuing gift of your comic. It would be impossible to choose a favorite from among your extraordinary portfolio, but the Palin action figure and the Bush asterisk always make me laugh and renew my admiration for your inspiration. When I start to despair about the state of our country your work provides reassurance that public discourse is alive and well, and that there will never be the requisite public compliance to get us marching in lines off to some fundamentalist utopia. The most formidable resistance comes from the legions of smart___es.
The last panel in today's strip is hysterical! So very typically male.
Aha! Now Sorkh Razil reveals his true powers!
It's hard to wait for new strips, but you made it much more enjoyable with Wildwood Flower performed by Mother Maybelle and Family. Thank you. It's one of those songs you don't mind one bit being stuck in your head all day.
I truly love the sometimes obtuse political positions your daily strip presents. They are think-making.
(via QR code link ): Do your story lines concentrate on disreputable characters by design? I sometimes stop reading your strip for a week if nobody does anything decent for a while. Then again, if you changed the tone entirely and renamed it "Mother Teresa," that wouldn't be right either. Just my thoughts over morning coffee. Best wishes.
Interesting... I thought I'd skip a lot of Doonesbury Flashbacks over the summer, having seen most of the strips at one time or another. But all summer, and even now (despair! ten more weeks!) I saunter on over to see what's up with the guys, needing my Doonesbury fix at least once a day, old or new. They still entertain. I still enjoy the visit. Should I be surprised?
I loved Sunday's strip. There was a strikingly similar event just two days before, when a cargo ship full of pot went up in flames off the coast of Malta. "Firefighting vessels had to return to port early after running out of snacks."
Perhaps the "Red Rascal" could be diverted to Syria, lending some badly needed help in clearing the fogs of war in the region.
If I don't get my Doonesbury I get like Rainman and his Wapner.
What an interesting juxtaposition on the Doonesbury home page today: the video clip from Erroll Morriss's documentary on Donald Rumsfeld opposite the Huffington Post piece with the TEDTalk video and article on "What Gamers Can Teach Us." Where Rumsfeld continues with his reptilian smile and claims of not being obsessed with Sadddam Hussein, Jane McGonigal shows a determination to not only get 'better' but to also pass on what she's learned. We have to keep the risks posed by the Rumsfelds of the world in mind; I'd much rather listen to the hopeful messages of people like McGonigal any day.
Feeling sort of blah today but here's Zonker walking in like an old friend I haven't seen in way too long. Really brightened my day. Thanks.
Yesss! Welcome back, G.T. ! It's been a long, hot summer without you here in Colorado, as Zipper and Zonker can tell you.
During GBT's hiatus I've really enjoyed the Flashbacks. I dreaded a summer of them, but I have found them to be so well-chosen and well-timed. On the second reading, one can sometimes appreciate the humor, detail, and prescience (and sometimes double-prescience in the Flashback!) even more than the first time around. The often piquant details benefit from being savored a second time.
OK, it's "after Labor Day" and I'm having flashbacks from the Flashbacks! When do the new strips commence?
Funny story. New daily strips were supposed to begin on Monday, September 9th, but late last week GBT, still immersed in writing the political sitcom "Alpha House," sent an apology to client newspaper editors, admitting that he had "hit the wall" and will not be able to get back to the dailies for another 10 weeks. The good news is that new Sunday strips will resume, as planned, on September 8th -- this coming weekend. Enjoy.
Re THE NEW STRIPS: If Melissa must have a boyfriend who's a sociopath, rather than Jeff I'd rather she hook up with Earl, spawn of Duke. At least Duke would have someone new to interact with who will serve as a foil for him. Not to mention; if she's going to reform a bad boy, Earl probably deserves redemption more than Jeff does.
Love the daily Flashbacks page. Google Inc. was incorporated on September 4, 1998, two days after Bernie predicted in the strip that a really smart search engine would evaporate the competition. Is GBT a prophet?
Forty years ago today: "That was beautiful, Alice." 'Nuff said.