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    Doug Bowker | Salem, MA | April 10, 2011

    Sunday's strip about the $90 ransom was plain awesome, dude. What a great ending to all the inflated mythology of the Red Rascal. I hope we eventually get to see some story flashbacks of how this came to pass.


    Mary | SF, CA | April 10, 2011

    Love the series of expressions on Joanie's face. Priceless!


    Garry Layton | Camas, WA | April 10, 2011

    Yes!!! Only GBT could end the Jeff saga so perfectly. A true chuckle grenade. Thanks.

  • ALIVE!

    Allan Levine | Toronto, CANADA | April 10, 2011

    He's alive! He's alive! Best ninety bucks ever. Probably.


    Bill Purkayastha | Shillong, INDIA | April 10, 2011

    The CIA should have asked the Taliban to pay them for taking Jeff Back. Apparently the Taliban didn't keep him long enough to suffer the mind-destroying side-effects of his company.


    Tom Ryan | Columbia, SC | April 08, 2011

    Yes, we should all feel sorry for the artists, because we all know you can't play music unless you show up in your own Lear jet. Music piracy is one thing. This is greed.


    Mark G. | Cambridge, ENGLAND | April 06, 2011

    I'm glad to see Jimmy Thudpucker back. Now I'm living in hope of Wah-Wah Graydon reappearing for a jam...


    Bryan Callaway | Bellingham, WA | April 06, 2011

    While I have been very much amused by Mr. Thudpucker these last couple of days, I question whether there is really something wrong with spending an evening parting an evil dictator from a couple of million dollars.


    Steve | Wadsworth, OH | April 06, 2011

    When I'm cranky or upset for any or all of the various conditions going on in the world or to me personally, I read a couple days' worth of the strip and it never fails to put that bemused look on my face -- the one Mike gets when he's watching the news. Thanks!


    Bernard | Washington, D.C. | April 06, 2011

    Like so many Straw Polls, the current one leaves me wishing for a fourth option -- in this case "Depressed Resignation." Just like barbed wire and legal documents ended the American frontier, the on-line frontier is slowy being hemmed in by those who have figured out how to make us pay for content. It was inevitable that human greed and an available market would eventually end the days of free information. When today's kids are old enough to be nostalgic, the days of wide-open free content is one of the things they will tell their grandchildren about.


    Jack Cerf | Chatham, NJ | April 05, 2011

    Lighten up on Thudpucker. Where is it written that popular musicians are supposed to be beacons of enlightenment or anything but entertainers? I didn't take my politics or my morals from guitar players 40+ years ago, when that was the fashion, and I don't see why anyone should now...


    Trevba Obbard | CALIFORNIA | April 04, 2011

    The best part of the Odd Couple storyline is how much Earl is clearly enjoying not being there. But goats? Really, President Trff?


    Marcia | Boulder, CO | April 01, 2011

    The current Straw Poll about the Gray Lady is well timed! I was waffling between trying to squeeze by on 20 articles/month or ponying up, and Doonesbury made the difference. Real journalism must survive. My monthly NPR donation puts the $15 to the Times in the shade -- why was I even hesitating? Of course, if they'd thrown the Crossword Puzzle into the price of the subscription, I wouldn't have. The WaPo puzzle page is still free.


    Mary L. Grabski | Florence, WI | March 31, 2011

    Supreme, exalted, unrealistic President for Life Bmzklfrpz must be Scott Walker's role model.


    Benjamin Watson | Mansfield, CT | March 31, 2011

    "What part of president-for-life do you not understand?" That phrase is remarkably similar to my Swiss Army knife of evasive answers: "I do not see how that is relevant to the present conversation." Keep it up, President Bmzklfrpz!


    Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | March 31, 2011

    I am anxiously waiting to see the Red Rascal story continue. Surely something good -- and outrageous -- will come of this.


    Gary Ely | Huntsville, AL | March 30, 2011

    Your current Duke story line may be the best ever. I have been reading the strip since day one and I cannot remember another more compelling, funny and must-read than this one.


    Tim | Vancouver, CANADA | March 29, 2011

    Hey Duke, didn't you know? You break it, you own it!


    Andrew Page | Acton, MA | March 29, 2011

    Duke has discovered karma.

  • DUKE

    D.G. Gar | Manchester, UK | March 29, 2011

    Poor old Duke! Perhaps the Red Rascal will have to do another extraction.