Grant Hurlburt | Hamilton, CANADA | July 16, 2015
The "Rummyworld" series from 10 years ago exactly describes what is going on today with ISIS. Can you please re-post those 2005 strips?
Jamie Kennedy | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | July 16, 2015
Cultural history note: Boopsie (while channeling Hunk-Ra) seems to be rocking a Madonna-type cone bra in today's twenty-five-years-ago Flashback strip.
Ian | Frankfurt, GERMANY | July 13, 2015
I love the parrot in last week's series. It's a shame he didn't become a regular.
Dea Natay | San Luis Obisopo, CA | July 12, 2015
Another Rick who needs help being taken seriously? What're the odds? But about Zipper... Trudeau's "adult eyes" are not necessarily indicative of maturity. Look at Zonk, he's had them since the '80s at least. Check today's 35-years-ago Flashback strip.
NOW YOU'VE DONE IT
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | July 12, 2015
Now you've done it. I am stuck envisioning everyone on the Fox debate stage in hipster glasses. And all of the others, too. In addition to the entire cast of Doonesbury, the entire Congressional Tea Party Caucus...when will it end?!?
Yeti | Silverton, CO | July 12, 2015
I wonder if Zipper will ever grow up enough to have adult eyes.
Victor Field | London, ENGLAND | July 12, 2015
Jeff in glasses provides the answer to the question "What would Peter Griffin from 'Family Guy' look like if he was 150 pounds lighter, about 30 years younger, and had a full head of hair?" So probably not the effect Redfern fils was going for.
Angelo | Foggia, ITALY | July 12, 2015
Seriously? Jeff reading a newspaper?
Chris | St. Augustine, FL | July 12, 2015
Once again, GBT echoes the meanderings of my mind. The spouse and I had this very conversation the first time we saw Rick Perry appear with his trendy eyeglasses.
Steve Bailey | Jacksonville Beach, FL | July 09, 2015
Hey, I wonder if Honey is the grown-up version of Peppermint Patty's friend Marcie, from Peanuts. She looks just like her and even says "Sir"!
Grant Hurlburt | Hamilton, CANADA | July 07, 2015
It is impressive how you have subtly aged Ezekiel and J.J. She looks a little morose and he is just a little heavy around the jaw. Still, having chosen a look, he ages well, like A. Warhol.
Michael Timmons | Princeton, NJ | July 06, 2015
I thought Alex was "born on cable," not J.J., who I think predates cable (as do I). By the way, as her contemporary, Sunday's strip made me sad. I'm not sure how I am going to die, but I'm not planning for it yet.
Right you are. J.J. gave birth on cable TV (in November 1988), which is what one assumes she meant to say. Thanks to the many readers who wrote to point out J.J.'s moment of pre-senility.
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | July 01, 2015
Rather than Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade, Sunday's strip reminded me of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Conscientious Objector:
...I will not hold the bridle while he clinches the girth.
And he may mount by hinmself: I will not give him a leg up
... With his hoof on my breast, I will not tell him where the black boy hides in the swamp.
I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his pay-roll.
REVIEWING THE IRAQ WAR
Tim Morton | Leicester, UK | July 01, 2015
I understand the reaction to B.D. and the Rev, but B.D. at least has spent time at college reviewing the Iraq war with his buddy. It's worth reading the whole series, methinks, beginning here.
Peter | Holliston, MA | July 01, 2015
Honey is an absolute gem. I'm always glad when she appears. Without her to watch over him, Duke would long since have been pushing up daisies (or pot plants, from the seeds in his pockets). She provides the perfect logical counterpoint to Duke's demented ramblings. Thanks for continuing the story from the previous weeks. I don't remember this one...
Craig Baumberger | Greenville, IL | June 30, 2015
In Sunday's strip Trudeau echoes Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade: "Not tho' the soldier knew, Some one had blunder'd. Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die."
Alex | USofA | June 30, 2015
Re: Sunday's strip: The reaction is more clearly understood by looking at it from these soldiers' perspective. Both are maimed. For years, both have defended their roles in the war. All the dead children? B.D. can either look across the breakfast table and have the moment of realization that he participated in some capacity in blowing up a whole lot of Iraqi children very similar to his own daughter. Or, he can give everyone the lecture about the band of brothers who understand that freedom isn't free because 'Merica. The ideal victim is the one who blames himself and defends his abuser. B.D. is a victim. He will not confront what he has done. He will not admit it was a mistake. He will not admit he was lied to. He will not admit that his suffering went to fatten the wallets of a small group of powerful, rich men. He will not tell Toggle that they've both been tricked. He will believe he did the right thing up until the moment they pull a sheet over him because admitting otherwise is something too horrific for him to face.
Don C. Hancock | Boston, MA | June 29, 2015
In today's Classic strip from 1982 China claims an island. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Mary Asicit | Long Creek, SC | June 29, 2015
Rev. Dr. Bob from Australia's comment on Sunday's strip relates well to our current flap over removing the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds around the South. We can honor our ancestors who fought defending their homes, families, and land without glorifying the horrors brought on by the politicians of their day. Flying a battle flag defeats that purpose.
MOVING AND ANNOYING
Floyd Kermode | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA | June 29, 2015
Sunday's strip was in parts moving and annoying. Moving, because a lot of soldiers probably think like that. It would make the situation easier to get through, I guess. Annoying, because I'm equally sure that a lot of them don't see the reasons for them being in harm's way (not to mention having to kill a lot of other people) as irrelevant. I'm not a veteran of any war, that's just how I see it.