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Thanks for the Grateful Dead video today -- bitter sweet. The opening shot of the band walking through Egyptian ruins reminds me of the one time I had tickets to see them, at The Rainbow in London. Front row circle. And then they cancelled, as they got the chance to play at the Great Pyramid of Giza. I never did get to see them live. Ah well.
Trff and Trump are made for each other. I posted Sunday's strip on the fridge. The best laugh I've had in ages. Trff fits right in with the rest of the White House crew.
Michael must thank his lucky stars for Zeke some days. J.J. used to exploit him the way Zeke exploits her now.
When Trff first appeared some time ago he seemed rather too awful to be true. Only Saddam or Idi Amin seemed to measure up, but since that time, Trffs have been popping up like weeds. He was almost prophetic. Even his "do" seems to have become a model for monsters. Kim Jong Un must read the strip.
I had an interesting little epiphany this morning, while partaking of my Sunday morning ritual -- café con leche served with a Doonesbury. Reading the current strip, then toggling between Flashback strips (going back to Nixon and Reagan), I realized afresh not only the awesome authority of the jester to speak truth to power – that’s not exactly news – but that the spiritual parent of our current gang of jesters (Stewart, Colbert, Oliver, Bee, Meyers, Noah, Kimmel et al.) is none other than GBT himself.
Trump and Trff -- a match made in heaven. Thank you for not dignifying the Big Orange Game Show host with an icon. Your caricature is so spot-on, I hope it stays for the duration; and please God may the duration be short.
In Friday's maternal bed Classic strip J.J. says "Having a kid is the most creative thing I've ever done." Through her lips, was GBT especially sly in expressing his disapproval of J.J.'s faux art ("performance" aspects notwithstanding)? Or perhaps he meant for her to say "procreative."
In today's Classic strip J.J. gives birth live on cable TV, but the program is less popular with viewers than Monday Night Football. Those games are probably louder and bloodier than having a baby -- and they are definitely more lucrative.
Re. Today's "Little Nemo" video: I didn't think cameras were allowed in the Senate Chamber.
For some reason I remembered B.D.'s line in today's 1988 Classic strip as "Well, gross," not "Oh, gross." I think the former sounds better yet I honestly have no idea why. Shrug.
I absolutely love how politically incorrect (on several levels) today's strip is! Please keep doing what you've done so well for so many years.
Hey, another option for Z-Z Bud: Zonk could add some nicotine to his weed, and go after the stoner tobacco smokers. Then they would only have to burn and inhale one plant instead of two to get the desired physical effects!
It's been 14 years since I started reading Doonesbury on this website (and not just in books or newspapers). I was working a rather boring job with nothing but internet time, and every so often I'd play the jigsaw puzzles or Mike's Kwik Kwiz, or watch Duke dispense some wisdom (we still joke about how Jerry Orbach would "crack us like an egg"). Now, I go to you frequently to see what uplifting video you've selected. I appreciate the care you take in curating the mass of material out there, because too much is just as overwhelming as none. Today, the video about the Danish island with a carbon-negative footprint has prompted me to reevaluate our solar options for a small cabin we're building. Thank you for helping me think about things that can be changed, notice things that are worth changing, and keep a bit of perspective on things that make my head want to explode.
I am a big fan of Doonesbury, and have read the comics in the paper ever since I was little (I am 35 now) I used to read them to my grandparents, and now my kids read them to me. I would like to thank you for making such an iconic comic strip that I have enjoyed forever.
This post refers to our popular Flashbacks page, which features nine on-this-date-in-previous-years strips. Since that content changes every day, here in BLOWBACK I am linking to the cited strips via the GoComics.com complete Doonesbury archive, so the links will be good indefinitely.