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Mike, Mark, B.D. and Zonker and not one receding hairline after all these years? I doubt it.
I don't make it up to Aspen much, but we sure would love to see Zonker in our sweet little hippy dippy, artsy fartsy town of Carbondale, just down the valley a piece. I'd even throw a pot party for him and bake him a cake if I knew he was acomin'. Thanks for all your tireless service to our country and keep up the good work old man, we love you.
More babies please! I would love it if Kim and Mike had a little one. If the pot enterprise doesn't work out for Zonker, he could potentially have three new charges.
I loved the April 28th strip: Kim has always been cute, but is even cuter when barefoot!
Re Saturday's second panel. We've never seen Kim look like an unmade bed before. Following up on last Sunday's "Why did Kim marry Mike?" strip: She not only married Mike, but became a step-mom and best friend to Alex. I've always guessed that Kim may not have been able to have children, and was glad to have a daughter to love, one who loved her back. Furthermore, Alex and Kim were an unstoppable team of computer geeks. As for what it was about Mike, as I recall it was his kindness in getting down on the floor to help Kim recover her Skittles.
I can't get it out of my head! Every time it plays on the radio, I hear: "Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning. Roland. Roland. Roland Hedley Junior!"
I've loved your work since the beginning, GBT. But this morning I read the Guantanamo Memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi in Slate prior to my morning fix of Doonesbury. I have to say that I find absolutely nothing humorous about the W presidency or his library. Sorry, man.
One of the differences between the lead characters of Peanuts and Doonesbury is that Trudeau finally let his Charlie Brown kick the ball, i.e., Mike ended up with Kim. Personally, I'd like to see what happens if Kim gets pregnant.
Zonker's recent "J'accuse!" flashback was from an event that transpired during a mid-70s road trip. The dog's name was "Claude" and the bust happened in a desert state. I'm such a Doonsebury fan, I have the books. And that panel is from What Do We Have For the Witnesses, Johnnie? The whole story is still funny.
The 1973 bust and subsequent trial are re-visited in the current FAQ.
Ah, one of the unsung benefits of dating a foreigner. Different countries have different standards of beauty, and so (using the grading system from the strip) a person who is a four in one country might be an eight or nine in another. So my super-cute Mexican wife thinks I'm abnormally handsome, although my Australian compatriots would disagree.
"J'accuse!" Must have been a French bulldog.
Ooh la la! Vive les flashbacks -- in every sense!
I figure Zonk has to be around 60 by now, so he's starting a new business five years shy of when most people retire. An admirable thing for us late-term entrepreneurs.
J'accuse? Perhaps they were in Louisiana.
Kudos time again. I always check Doonesbury and Daily Kos Comics and XKCD and some others first thing in the morning. (Snark is better than coffee!) So imagine my surprise when I get to dKos and see Doonesbury's Mark on the radio as the lead-in to a cartoon video called Cartoonists Demand Action On Guns, right above Tom Tomorrow. I had to check that I was on the right page.
Zonker saying degrees are good? Oh my...the room's spinning.
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.
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.