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REALISTIC
Thomas Williams | Annapolis, MD | March 03, 2012

The homes Jeff has been looking at are quite realistic. As one who is paid to take pictures of them, I have seen plenty with these amenities and more, including private airports and harbors. Many of these megamansions sit empty for all but a few weeks a year, as most are second homes.

SO-CALLED FAME
Larry S. | Delaware, OH | March 03, 2012

It's amusing that Jeff/Red Rascal is shopping for a crib on the strength of his so-called fame and the revenues from book sales about which we've heard nothing. Alex catches flack for having her head in the clouds, but Jeff's is in another dimension.

RE "A FOOL"
Alan | Northampton, ENGLAND | March 02, 2012

"If a fool and his money are soon parted, what do you call someone who parts with money he never had in the first place?" Answer: a banker.

RE "A FOOL"
Axel | Stinson Beach, CA | March 02, 2012

"If a fool and his money are soon parted, what do you call someone who parts with money he never had in the first place?" Answer: the American consumer.

RE "A FOOL"
Jason Thorn | Phoenix, AZ | March 02, 2012

"If a fool and his money are soon parted, what do you call someone who parts with money he never had in the first place?" Answer: a politician.

A LOFT
Kirk | Los Angeles, CA | March 02, 2012

Jeff does not want decadence and frivolity in a home. He wants a loft over an abandoned sewage station where he can park his amphibious assault vehicle. Now that is a real man cave. He also wants a helipad.

LOOKING
John R.L. | Los Angeles, CA | March 01, 2012

Why doesn't the agent just say it: They're looking at Neverland!

REVERSE PROPOSAL
Dennis B. Swaney | Oroville, CA | February 29, 2012

I just realized that last week's story arc should have run this week. Today is the traditional "reverse-proposal" day.

INFINITY POOL
Max Zimmerman | Houston, TX | February 29, 2012

A marriage made in heaven: Jeff, who actively works at being a waste of space, and an infinity pool which is ... a waste of space.

FANTASY
Brian | Berkeley, CA | February 28, 2012

Jeff is having his version of Mike's Summer Fantasy. Publicity tour authors don't get infinity pools.

A FOOL
Bill | Charlottesville, VA | February 28, 2012

All that money for something that looks like an airport lounge. If a fool and his money are soon parted, what do you call someone who parts with money he never had in the first place?

THE MASTER
Larry S. | Delaware, OH | February 28, 2012

Yes, Alex is used to being on top of things, the master of (almost) all situations. But remember her freshman angst at MIT? For once, she was afraid she wasn't up to the challenge, but she made it. Now there's Leo, and Leo can turn her down. Such power!

REJECTION
Lucky Old Woman | Springfield, OR | February 28, 2012

Alex may not have chronic self esteem issues, but facing possible (if not probable) rejection by the opposite sex usually rattles even the most confident modern young woman. This is just another example of why Alex seems so real to me. Can't wait to see what twists GBT puts on this storyline.

FALL BACK TO EARTH
Chris | New York, NY | February 27, 2012

I suddenly have a strong suspicion that Jeff's recent meteoric rise is going to be followed by an even more entertaining fall back to earth. And if he has Zip along for the ride, so much the better.

LASTING LOVE
Ben Ezzell | Quilcene, WA | February 26, 2012

Thanks for the memories. The Alex/Leo courtship takes me back a half-century. Even so, it's hard to really remember that I was once that young. Of course, so was Mary. But we're still here -- and together. So even geeks can find lasting love.

RICK THE BLOGGER
Jan | Sacramento, CA | February 26, 2012

Yes, Rick the Blogger wears a tie at home to blog. It's his last remnant of employment as a professional journalist, It's a reminder of the standards he still holds in high regard. Would Edward R Murrow have to blog today, because no one would hire him?

THANKS
Francesca | CALIFORNIA | February 26, 2012

I love the people who contribute their thoughts and opinions to Blowback almost as much as I love the characters in the strip. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to make this such a wonderful, insightful forum.

ALEX
Glenn Gordon | Racine, WI | February 25, 2012

I don't get it. Since when does Alex have low self-esteem? This is the girl who laughed at a guy drawing a gun on her; who was the captain of her soccer team; who told off Uncle Stupidhead.

SUSPENSE
Riley | ILLINOIS | February 25, 2012

Please, sum up, sum up! I can't stand all this suspense! I need to know how the Alex/Leo storyline resolves. It's been dragged out for two weeks, and we still don't have an answer. Help us, GBT!

DRAWINGS
Barbara Jenkins | Cincinnati, OH | February 25, 2012

Great drawings on Wednesday. I just want to say they thrilled me. Thanks!