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LOVE
Fiona | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA | February 12, 2012

I. Love. The. Walden. Teacher. I'd like to clone her.

THE THING
Suzie Null | Durango, CO | February 12, 2012

I've had days where I would love to say what Zipper's professor said in class. But much of my tenure depends on student feedback, so . . . That's the thing about the self-esteem culture -- it becomes more and more of an echo chamber, because those who could say something often aren't allowed to because it wouldn't be popular or profitable.

EVERY STUDENT
Ben Tzvi | Palmer, MA | February 12, 2012

Today's strip should become the home screen for every student everywhere, with copies going to the students' parents, and the local and state boards of education! On a lighter note, just how much stock does Uncle Duke own in myFacts?

GOODBYE
Jeffrey Emge | Tyler, TX | February 12, 2012

I'm posting the "goodbye to inflated self-esteem" strip on my bulletin board tonight. Stay tuned for reaction posts...

RETIRED TEACHER
Susan Bein | Portland, OR | February 12, 2012

As a retired teacher, I feel like posting today's strip on every billboard in town. Bravo! One of my favorite memories was the day a total slacker asked me why I had given him an F. I looked him in the eye, smiled, and said, "Because I couldn't give you the G you deserved." Years later, we're still friends.

STRIVE
Kirk | Largo, CONFUSION | February 11, 2012

"A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people mad enough to do something about it." -- Mark Twain

Alas, you report, and have some fun with, but you just don't rabble rouse hard enough. You must strive harder to make people furiously angry about issues worthy of a proper lambasting. Thank you very much for tha amusement. Now could you give me some high blood pressure? Amp up the outrage!

MYFACTS
Roger Cooke | Burlington, VT | February 11, 2012

I've been a fan since the beginning some 40 years ago, but MyFacts is the best idea yet. Simply superb! I want it to go on for weeks and weeks.

A NEW JOKE
Adrian | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | February 11, 2012

I love Doonesbury. Every Monday we get a new joke, with the punchline on Saturday! This is such brilliant commentary, not just on USA society and politics, but on life in general. Please keep it up forever.

SAFE
Bob | Williston, FL | February 10, 2012

Hey myFacts, I want to prove that hydraulic fracking is completely safe.

CRACKING ME UP
B.G. | Scottsdale, AZ | February 10, 2012

The myFacts guy and callers have been cracking me up all week. Platinum Account, indeed!

THE SAME PERSON
Thomas H. | Beaumont, CA | February 10, 2012

I know Austin. He used to work at the company I work for. I think he has a young son and daughter named Jayden and Ashley, if it's the same person I'm thinking about. I know I've seen him somewhere.

 

 

LIVING ABROAD
Scott | Santiago, CHILE | February 09, 2012

I am a US citizen living abroad for the last few decades. There are many formats / news avenues / sources etc to stay in touch with the processes, machinations, psyche, developments, news etc of my Homeland. The more I read, the more convinced I am that Doonesbury consistently summarizes everything I need to know about the pulse, mentality, situation, condition etc. of the States. Cliff Notes in four squares. Thank you for getting to the core so directly and with such eloquence.

THE MASTER
Larry S. | Delaware, OH | February 09, 2012

"Get back on board, damn it!" beats the pants off the lame assortment in the current Straw Poll. Gingrich, once the master of bombastic exclamation, is so far off his 90s game that he might as well retire and the rest of 'em should go home, too. They don't even measure up to his diminished standard.

MYFACTS DUDE
John McQueen | Chantilly, VA | February 09, 2012

Dealing with an Obama-basher from FOX, is the all-too-friendly myFacts dude experiencing some all-too-aptly Pinocchio-like nasal growth?

AUSTIN
Alan | Brooklyn, NY | February 08, 2012

Love Austin, hate his ethics (or lack thereof).

TO COME
Roy | London, UK | February 08, 2012

I love the "optimized reality" notion. So far we've had climate denialism, birtherism and creationism. I guess we've got 9/11 truthism and maybe anti-vax-ism to come, but that leaves us a day short. Can't wait to see where it goes.

HELP!
Freewheelin Franklin | Corralitos, CA | February 08, 2012

Help! I've been trying to contact myFACTS in order to validate my own prejudices and preconceptions, but I keep getting re-directed to Fox News. Is there a toll free number I can call?

IN ON IT
Susan Joyce Wood | Foresthill, CA | February 07, 2012

I think today's strip was among your best! I have info to show that Wikipedia is in on it, with the "creative" writing about people and lies that tend to "stick". Example: Woodrow Wilson and wife were my grandparents Laurel and Hardy. I wouldn't lie to ya!

A BLESSING
Laura | New York, NY | February 07, 2012

My daughter teaches in the South Bronx, and Donors Choose has been a blessing to her and her students. Kudos!

DISAPPOINTED
Ben S. | Evanston, IL | February 07, 2012

I wanted to vote in the 'favorite GOP catchphrase' Straw Poll, but was disappointed to find that "Can we drop the pious baloney?' -- Newt Gingrich is not one of the choices.