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The Case of the Missing Donut. Today's strip. Frame five.
Poor Jeff Redfern. He's learning the hard way what so many other people have learned. You may say you want to be a writer, but you really want to be an author. You don't want to write; you have to have-written. Finally, a character I can relate to!
In today's 1992 Flashback strip, GBT has Pat Buchanan asking when the GOP is going to flush the moderates out once and for all. We didn't know it then, but the answer was "It'll take about 20 years, Pat!" I miss those moderates.
Re MET OFFICE: No-one takes the science pages of the Daily Mail seriously. The Guardian does a better job. In particular they did a good job demolishing that Daily Mail article.
The November 21 strip notes, "global warming is man-made." I'm certain women have made their fair-share contribution. "Human-made" would have been more inclusive and more correct. Please use language that acknowledges women as part of humanity.
These victory lap strips have the same feel as Mike's annual summer daydream. I'm glad to know they're for real this time.
i am loving the parade for math and science -- damn that's refreshing -- and it summons up the memory of a "winning the Cold War" parade. I think there was something about the "Merrill Lynch prancing bulls." Can you help a fella out ?
It's hard to even type in "legitimate rape" to congratulate you on your reality-based-community week. Surrounded by limitless madness we need to keep our/your sense of humour.
Usually I enjoy Doonesbury and turn to it every morning. However, I don't find the punch line in today's strip ("pregnant legitimate rape victims") very funny.
Re "pregnant legitmate rape victims" -- GBT has the guts to face the real issues. Thanks!
I thought this week's "Victory Lap" series was okay, but using the word 'rape' in a punchline made me shudder. Bad one.
Today's strip refers to the 99% of climatologists who agree that global warming is man-made, to which I have to say "Good." Because that means we can also cool it, if necessary, the power to create being equal to and as great as the power to destroy.
Loving the strip. But since Mike and Kim are living here in the Pacific Northwest (aka Seattle), it's not fair that their weather should be sunny and cloudless all the time.
This "reality based community" seems rather lightly populated. Sure would like to increase its numbers. Thanks for reminding us it's there, though.
I have reached an age where I have difficulty remembering lots of things, but I do remember Studs Terkel's piece on the art of the supermarket cashier, in his fine book Working.
...and Doonesbury comes out swinging, standing tall for reason, intelligence, and common sense. Thanks, Garry!
Just when I thought Doonesbury couldn't possibly get any better following the wonderful strip with B.D. and Toggle last week, you go and give us the "math and science victory lap"! Hoping for many more victories for the math and science team.
Re MENTION: I think Mark Spitz was Zonker's bete noir because Spitz showed what self-discipline and ambition can do -- and that is the part of reality Zonker does not want to even acknowledge, much less admit. (Sorry, Z. We do love you!)
Today's is possibly the best strip I have ever read. I still remember the day, 21 years ago, when I became just too old for a store employee to look at me "that way." Ah, nostalgia...