ZONKER AND ZIPPER
Janis Hoch | Silver Spring, MD | November 26, 2014
What are you setting Zonker and Zipper up for? I am worried about these two. Zipper for being so dense, and Zonker for possibly landing in jail.
JUST TO THINK
Bill Hansen | Yola, NIGERIA | November 25, 2014
And just to think; that 17-year-old is now a grandmother.
Jesse Baker | Pound, VA | November 24, 2014
And now in Doonesbury lore we are at J.J.'s entrance. If Rick was able to see the future he would be terrified, as she is the future that he will have to endure when he and Joan spawn their own male version.
Eric Merth | Calgary, CANADA | November 23, 2014
When B.D. was blown up in Iraq I was literally shocked -- I could not work for the rest of that day. It was very heavy, and not funny. Hearing Zonker tell Zipper "...there's a gun in the SUV glove box" shocked me again. Sadly, this is funny in a terrible way: Does Z know what he is doing?
Tony F. | Elmira, NY | November 23, 2014
Do I see Zonker starting to Break Bad?
Mark | Las Vegas, NV | November 23, 2014
GBT sure does love his pot, doesn't he? I wonder how he reconciles his love of the plant marijuana, that people ingest into their lungs by burning the leaves and inhaling to get a desired side effect in spite of the adverse affects of inhaling smoke, to his hatred of the plant tobacco, that people ingest into their lungs by burning the leaves and inhaling to get a desired side effect in spite of the adverse affects of inhaling smoke.
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
David Ferrier | Edmon | November 22, 2014
Today's video about Van Gogh's "Starry Starry Night" led me to an article that says turbulence is the great unsolved mystery of classical physics. Good stuff! Thanks!
P. Hidler | Evanston, IL | November 21, 2014
"Alpha House" is good. Really, really good. Bit if I could choose, I'd stick with the daily Doonesbury, which was a habit for decades.
HERE IT COMES
Patti H. | Rome, NY | November 21, 2014
Oh boy, here it comes, one of my favorite Duke lines: "Brain to eyeballs: will not compute." Hurray for unexpected reunions!
Peter Mikkelsen | Spokane, WA | November 21, 2014
Back in the '70s, I knew a few NCAA players whose trainers passed out the performance-enhancing drugs like they used to pass out salt tabs. Their later lives were noticeably poorer for it. Also, a possibly forgotten (today) aspect of the issue: the popularity of PEDs was at least partially in response to the dominance of the Soviet Union's, and especially East Germany's, international athletes during those times. But the speed? That was definitely an American experience that rippled across the country from the 1950s on through to Breaking Bad. GBT has had a grasp of American zeitgeist for decades and I (we) love his work because of it.
L. Lapp | West Chester, PA | November 19, 2014
I love the publication details in Monday's 1978 "amphetamine scandal" breaking news story about Duke: The realistic masthead, "Washington Post SPORTS Monday"; the authentic page layout and page refs; and especially the credit under the headline, "By Richard Redfern." I definitely missed that the first time around.
Winston Smith | Washington, D.C. | November 18, 2014
How mush happenstance can one person handle? As the Uncle Duke/Redskins reruns play out, immediately above the strip, the Washington Post sub-headline says, "In the news . . . NFL Drug Search." -- although it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who were met by the DEA at BWI airport after they beat the Redskins.
Boise Ed | Atascadero, CA | November 18, 2014
Are we sure this
was written a third of a century ago and not in 2014? It's amazingly topical today.
Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | November 17, 2014
As a psychologist, I loved Sunday's strip that speaks to the genetic/biological predispositions of political behavior. There's no consistent ideological distinction between liberal and conservative, but there are very consistent personality differences between the people we label that way. Sensitivity to threat seems to be the biggest single factor. The role of the amygdala is not simple, but certainly involved -- e.g. John McCain doesn't seem to have one. The evidence for genetic factors is strong. There's a good book -- Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences, by John Hibbing, et. al. -- that explains the research and speculates on the evolution of the types. I'm glad to see this stuff make Doonesbury. It's important for understanding our political mess.
Maryhelen Posey | Calgary, CANADA | November 17, 2014
I was pleased to see how quickly those who sent in BLOWBACK posts confirmed the results referred to in the strip!
Martin Snapp | Berkeley, CA | November 16, 2014
I agree with GLAD TO HEAR. I see terrorism everywhere: elementary schools shot up, abortion doctors murdered, Cliven Bundy threatening shoot-outs with the authorities, etc.
GLAD TO HEAR
Sue Schrems | Norman, OK | November 16, 2014
So…there have not been Ebola cases and deaths in the United States, and our borders are secure, even though there are 4.5 million illegals, and there is no terrorism, even though it is reported that an American was beheaded today? Glad to hear it is just a problem in the Conservative brain.
Richard | Cape Town, RSA | November 12, 2014
I wonder what we are to make of the choice of a series of Classic strips about the Redskins in light of the current controversy. I have to agree that the name is demeaning to those that occupied the country pre-Columbus.
Benjamin Smeall | Green Bayl, WI | November 12, 2014
Ain't no substitute for telling your own kid that smoking sucks. I tried it myself, and it did!
Daniel Meyer | Readfield, ME | November 11, 2014
Something an earlier Blowback commenter said reminded me that most Montana newspapers did not carry Doonesbury in the 60s -- too political. I love reliving those days through these Classics, which are, sadly, still too relevant, but hilarious. (Billings West High '67.)