A clean, well-lit place to vent
Please feel free to contribute to this frequently-updated forum, which posts selected commentary on our favorite comic strip. If you’d like your critique to be posted, please note that civility, if not approbation, counts. Click here to submit a comment.
After recommending today's strip to a friend as "just good fun, nothing political," it hit me; John Lennon saying, "All this bit about electing a President. We pick our own daddy out of a dog pound of daddies."
As a long-time fan, I can't help but wonder what the members of Motley Crue think of the current search for Toggle's father. I don't know much about their offspring, but I imagine each would be proud...
Please, please don't let the Red Rascal's success be a fantasy. You gave hope to parents everywhere!
I love how Sunday's strip highlights Jeff's continued insecurity issues. He was all to ready to believe the self-labeled chucklehead, Zipper, that it was all a dream. A ten-foot-tall Megan Fox is still just a projection.
Maybe J.J. will dump Uncle Stupidhead in favor of Leo's mom, and DB readers can finally have the girl-on-girl action we've been craving for so long.
As father of, among others, two girls (one now married), my response to Alex on Saturday would be a considerably sterner version of Jeff's response to Zipper on Sunday. Thanks for continuing to chronicle my life.
Today's strip -- Awright Zipper!! About time for someone to do a reality check on "The Red Rascal."
Today's strip was perfect, vintage Twilight Zone. Especially Zipper's expression in panel seven. All that was missing was the horns.
Like many fans, I've been waiting for the rug to be swiftly and brutally pulled from under Jeff's feet in his rich fantasy. It seemed to finally be happening today -- but then it seems like the dream might be reality!?! Nice psyche. You pulled a fast on on me, Garry!
Re the 40-years-ago Flashback: May 4, 1970 -- It was a pretty day at Kent State and at Penn State where I walked the campus a day later and tried to imagine it happening there. Perhaps it says something about growing up in the 60s in that I could imagine it happening there. I can never understand it, but I could imagine it happening.
When did Alex develop a devious, manipulative side?
Looks like Alex used the old "reverse-psychology" trick to head off her biological Mom's bid to attend her upcoming nuptials. Though I get the feeling, given the latter's previous history, she's gonna wind up there anyway. With "Uncle Stupidhead" in tow, naturally.
I want to get my bet in right now. Alex's mom will crash the wedding, Perthaps wearing a wedding dress in black and widow's weeds.
What joy! Lacey Davenport is introduced in the 35-years-ago Flashback strip. These time capsules are a wonder, repeatedly making my morning shine -- before I spoil it, repeatedly, by turning to current news in the Times.
Everyone blesses us. Some by their presence, others by their absence. Way to stand up for yourself, Alex!
I love it when the old 'Please don't throw me in the briar patch' trick of Brer Rabbit is re-introduced. Nice one, Alex!
Zeke's alright. He's just misunderstood. Often. Always by perceptive people.
Zeke's comment to Alex referring to Drew made me laugh out loud. GBT juggles his wide range of characters expertly. People we don't see for months or years show up in perfect context. Three cheers.