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It's good to see I'm not the only mother that lives to embarrass her children. Lucky for my kids we didn't have video camera access back then. Not that this stops me.
Ah, I just love those two. GBT draws Leo as such an awesome, complex, and inherently decent person. But one with a huge dollop of 'fun' in his soul. Leo's relationship with Alex and their interplay is so much fun to contemplate. I keep thinking one has to be at least a bit of a really, really nice person to create such characters. They could not come from the mind of a mean person, even if the mind they do come from is also capable of creating Duke. Thanks to Garry for such fun people to spend time with on a quiet Sunday morning in late March.
Interestingly, "Kevin Colorado Springs" makes sense! The Springs has embraced medical marijuana as a terrific source of tax revenue. There are dozens of dispensaries within the city limits. I'm not a card-carrying "member," but I appreciate that the revenue it has generated allowed the city to re-open public toilets and re-install trash cans within the city parks and trails system; yes, those amenities were gone for a time. Get out here, Zonk! KCS is welcome in the Springs!
Frame three today: I've never seen B.D. smile. And this hint of a smile -- alert self interest, drawn with so little information between upper lip and nose, but conveying perfectly the lack of information in B.D.'s character; eyebrows tilted in unexpected pleasure. It's amazing.
Zonker, B.D. had to listen to all of your game-derailing diatribes when you were on the team. And now you complain when he actually enjoys the conversation?
Kevin Colorado Springs? Colorado Springs, home of Focus on the Family? Are you kidding? How about Kevin Boulder (The People's Republic of Boulder) or even Kevin Teluride or Aspen or Ward (a smaller People's Republic higher up in the Rockies above Boulder.) Zonker is just too East Coast pseudo hip.
I'm a union activist and a long-time fan. I'm already nervous about your "strike" theme. A strike is a very carefully considered, democratic action by deeply dissatisfied workers, who have attempted to negotiate with their managers before taking such a serious step. We don't chose our strike leaders like that. There's a vote. Stoners would not be likely to win. Your strip is very influential. Please treat us with truth and justice. Do you have experienced advisers for this?
Uh, oh, I think Zonk's blown his cover. What's this about "normally" not being stoned?
Zonker leading a strike? Now that's rich!!
As a Springs native I don't think Zonker or his plants would thrive in "The City of Wide Streets and Narrow Minds."
I wonder if this incident was one of the inspirations for last week's story arc. After this prime example of video-bombing, I'm sure that a number of aides were told to comb their hair, put down the smart phones, stay focused and in control.
Zonker would do a lot better as "Ben Boulder."
Colorado Springs is so wrong for Z. Please allow me to offer New Uraniborg, home to the Keplerian Institution, which would be honored to have Zonker as its Horticulturist in Residence.
Zonk will not be happy as "Kevin Colorado Springs." I suggest "Martin Manitou Springs" as a little better match.
John! I last saw him in Ha Noi, 1994, weeks after Viet Nam granted Americans with visas permission to travel freely there. He played the Soviet Youth Friendship Palace, biggest venue in town, with surely not enough seats to make his nut. We were doing the same thing, opening up our countries at personal expense. I would not have been caught dead at a John Denver show under any other circumstance. I married the Foreign Business School student who invited me to that concert. We're divorced, John is dead, and his music that night remains a lovely memory.
All right! Some of us in the Springs will welcome the Zonk man, as well as his industry -- we need jobs not funded by the Defense Department or the VA.
Please send Zonk, I mean Kevin, to Colorado Springs! GBT could shred this place.
How sweet it is, to see John Denver mentioned in the strip again. Poor Duke, he never did appreciate his musical neighbor. I am saddened to see that Mr. Denver is not mentioned in either Duke's or Zeke's biographies, nor are they listed on Mr. Denver's Wikipedia page. But again, it's good to see his name in the strip once more, and just in time for his tribute album! "It's a Colorado rocky mountain high/ I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky ..."
I thought last week's storyline was more about gently poking fun at Biden and Boehner (and those before them) when they have to sit behind the POTUS during the State of the Union speech. It is so distracting to watch them. Biden is such an enthusiastic Home Team Rooter, and Boehner seems to be thinking about not tipping his hand to the wrong people. He also looks generally like the doctor just told him he was going to be experiencing some "mild discomfort."