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.
Ah, the developing friendship between BD and Phred. I first encountered this during my initial exposure to Doonesbury "back in the day" as a student at Lafayette. Thanks for the memories, GBT.
Like others, I feel happy to re-see the old old flashbacks, but I am especially glad to see B.D. and Phred bonding in color; makes more difference than with the college strips. It's a jungle out there.
While I have seen these strips many times, and have them in book form (I just ran across them unpacking my library), I do enjoy the reminiscing. In particular, the first meeting with Phred is wonderful. I wish we would see more of him in current strips.
Sorry, but unlike others commenting here I am not enjoying these early strips. Doonesbury used to be the first thing I looked at in the morning, before the NYT or The Dish or 3 Quarks, but now I only drop in from time to time to see if anything has changed. I wish GT success in his new ventures, and I have enjoyed "Alpha House" a lot, but I feel like I have lost an old friend here.
The really worrisome outcome in the current "Better Sex After 60" Straw Poll is the low number of under-30 responders. Although it may reflect a natural lack of concern for a situation many years in their future, I fear it reflects the low proportion of under-30 readership. I wonder where the younger generation goes, then, for its dose of reality. Talk radio?
I've been enjoying the Flashbacks, although I know so many of the strips by heart. I woke up this morning to the sight of this horrible fluffy white stuff falling from the sky, and Duke instantly popped into my mind. Facing a similar situation whilst standing in the Samoan surf with his aide-de-camp MacArthur: "I'm a reasonable man, MacArthur, so I know this isn't snow." Thanks, GBT, for so many years of smiles!
Ah, yes, here's the one-off H.D. Thoreau joke that ends up renaming Yale.
It's fun to be re-reading the old strips -- a cultural chronicle of some of our history. Is the plan to keep running older strips for the duration of the hiatus?
Indeed. There will generally be four weeks of dailies from each year of the strip's run. With this week we've moved into 1972. Sundays will continue to be new.
Aha! The twins are not identical...
Okay, today's video, "From BumpTo Buzz," had my wife and I crying in our coffee. Are you happy now?
Yay, Momsbury! Doonemom? My mother claimed that she could observe both her Yalie sons objectively, and that if we weren't the absolute best children in the world and completely perfect in every way, she would have said so plainly and openly.
I like that the twins can communicate telepathically. Mine could.
Oh my, I had no idea. But my kids, who are grown now, seem still to like me, so I guess I didn't do too much damage.
I can still recite Goodnight Moon, and my kids are 17 and 18. Perhaps GBT is speaking his own wishful thinking through the babes? I am sure all parents have had that thought at one point...