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RESEARCH PROJECT
Greg Lee | Bathurst, AUSTRALIA | April 24, 2013

I'm actually one small research project short of a degree. Popsicle sticks and glitter you say? It could work, just throw in a data logger.

GRADUATE SCHOOL
Allan Olley, PhD | Oakville, CANADA | April 24, 2013

Recently I've been sad to read that Zipper is giving up on his tenured student status, but I was heartened to read he might manage to graduate after all. If he finishes his bachelor's degree, I think he should consider graduate school. His experience spending over a decade obtaining a degree could serve him well as a PhD student.

COMMENTS
Mad Day | Delhi, INDIA | April 24, 2013

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CLIMATE
Walter Stillman | Point Arena, CA | April 23, 2013

Zonk should be aware that the climate around Boulder has early killing frosts. I hope he does not set a poor example by becoming an indoor grower. A greenhouse would be perfect!

SCARED
Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | April 23, 2013

There's so much completion going on. What's happening, doesn't Walden have a life-long learning faculty? You're making me scared of what's coming next.

RICK
Craig Cyr | Edmonds, WA | April 23, 2013

At some point, surely Rick is going to stumble across The Big Story. Perhaps he'll hit the road a la Steinbeck and write Travels with Zipper.

MARIJUANA MAGNATE
Another Jeff | Wayne, NE | April 23, 2013

If Zonk is going to become a "bajillionaire" Colorado marijuana magnate, he may need to be prepared to exercise his 2nd Amendment rights.

THOSE FOUR
Juanito Crandello | SoCAL | April 23, 2013

Oh gawd: those four in one car bound for Boulder? Sheer madness. Please! On the Road for the present age of insanity...

MARAT
Jack Cerf | Chatham, NJ | April 22, 2013

If his fantasy life includes The Death of Marat, Jeff must have been awake and paying attention at some point during his time at Walden.

DEATH OF MARAT
Alvin Brown | Rockport, MA | April 21, 2013

I am a retired world history teacher. Thanks for the very well done reference to The Death of Marat in today's strip. It really made me feel good.

WHOA
Ed Cherlin | Columbus, IN | April 21, 2013

Whoa, man. The Death of Marat image is harsh. Did Raz do that to himself?

JAB
Molly Larson Cook | Seattle, WA | April 21, 2013

I love the civilized jab at social media today. And I laughed out loud at the nod to Marat in his bathtub. Perfecto!

SORKH RAZIL
Janet | Patterson, NY | April 21, 2013

I hope today's Marat reference does not foretell The Death of Sorkh Razil. Please don't kill him off!

NICE NOD
Evan Keely | New York, NY | April 21, 2013

Nice nod to Jacques-Louis David in today's penultimate panel, yo. GBT is a class act through and through.

STUDYING
Jay Moore | Kelowna, CANADA | April 21, 2013

I knew all those years studying art history would pay off, even if only in a laugh!

HOMAGE
Kathryn Szczepanska | Lawrenceville, NJ | April 21, 2013

I love today's homage to Marat. Does Jeff's ego know no bounds?

SOCIAL MEDIA
Jack Quick | Moorhill, SC | April 21, 2013

Nice reference (Jeff in his bathrub) to The Death of Marat. Yeah, social media threaten to do that to people...

BAD THINGS
Susan Adams | Kittery, ME | April 21, 2013

I hope the visual reference to The Death of Marat doesn't foreshadow bad things for the Red Rascal.

PROMISING
Noni Mausa | Winnipeg, CANADA | April 21, 2013

The Death of Marat? Really? This is promising. Jeff is achieving a higher class of self-delusion. He looks almost ... authorial!

SAM
Barb | Bend, OR | April 21, 2013

We weren't shown Zonker telling B.D. or Boopsie good-bye. He doesn't have to, as they know he will always be back. As for Sam, we see her standing there, alone, for the first time as a confident young woman now, and... oh, man, it reminds me so much of when Alex got married. We've followed Sam through her childhood, she always had her Zonker and her toys, and now she's the newest member of the next generation. When did that happen?