Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • REMEMBERING

    Seven | Alexandria, VA | May 25, 2013

    What an awesome week in the Doonesbury family -- the reunion, a STEM PhD for Alex, and naming the boys; all perfectly timed. Thank you! Remembering those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice; and those who have yet to come home...

  • MORNINGS

    Chuck Somerville | Huntington, WV | May 24, 2013

    Most mornings you entertain me. Some mornings, like this one, you move me. Simply beautiful. Thank you!

  • TODAY'S STRIP

    Jeffery L. Faulk | Ukiah, CA | May 24, 2013

    Today's strip brought a tear to my eye. How do you argue with that?

  • NEVER FORGET

    Bob Brill | Elburn, IL | May 24, 2013

    No matter what your feelings are on war, never forget what it has cost us. Thanks for the jolt. Unfortunately to many Americans, Memorial Day is just the first day of summer, when the pools are open, when we get the grills fired up, and a day on which there are many sales.

  • JOE, STEVE, KEVIN AND ERIC

    Dan Keohane | Natick, MA | May 24, 2013

    Thank you for your powerful Memorial Day cartoon. I've thought about Joe, Steve, Kevin and Eric frequently since 1987, but hadn't shed tears in a long time.

  • NOT EASY

    Jack Cert | Chatham, NJ | May 24, 2013

    "Not easy" is pure Leo. Perfect.

  • HOW?

    Karen Hale | San Diego, CA | May 24, 2013

    OMG!!! How can Alex say no to that? Tears did start flowing when I read this morning's strip.

  • BUDS

    Andrew Laine | Cape Cod, MA | May 24, 2013

    "Two buds of mine..." You never know when the tears will flow, do you. Thanks.

  • SAVE ALEX

    Steve Singer | Iowa City, IA | May 22, 2013

    Re: BLOWBACK LACK. Hire Alex! Hire Alex! Save her from DARPA, or worse!

  • BLOWBACK LACK

    David Stanford, Duty Officer | Doonesbury.com | May 22, 2013

    For the past week we've been having trouble with our email, and I apologize to those who tried to write in but couldn't. Our tech folk are closing in on a fix, and once we're BLOWBACK-functional again, if there's something you still want to say about strips gone by, go ahead. I'll post-post until we catch up.

  • DEGREE

    Manuel Mogollon | Plano, TX | May 22, 2013

    Congratulations to Alex on her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Also to Garry Trudeau for selecting an engineering degree for one of his characters.

  • PLEASURE

    Brian Corby | New York, NY | May 16, 2013

    What a pleasure to see Mike and B.D. together! An amazing enduring friendship despite such vast personal differences. B.D. the original BMOC, and Mike so in search of an identity -- any identity. As time passed and Mike became himself, B.D. served as his (and the rest of Walden's) unwitting set-up man. Wow, how time marches on, and how far we've all come. 

  • WHY

    Doug Woodhouse | Jamaica Plain, MA | May 15, 2013

    I wonder why Walden is even holding a reunion. Don't they all have the internet? I would think Facebook has made reunions redundant.

  • REMINDING ME

    Chris Campbell | Overland Park, KS | May 15, 2013

    Thank you so much, Mr. Trudeau, for reminding me how old I am. Although, of course, you also remind me how experienced, wise, and therefore valuable we old flatulae are. And how absurd the whole process of getting here is. And, um, is it wrong for me to relate more to Zonker than to any of your other characters? After all these years, I'd have just plopped right down into Walden Puddle too.

  • MY 50th

    Rick Hutt | Chicago, IL | May 15, 2013

    Just attended my 50th. Boy, some of those folks got old!

  • WISE MAN

    Rev. Dr. Bob Faser | Hobart, AUSTRALIA | May 13, 2013

    The bartender is a wise man. Similarly wise bartenders and waiters add (at least) two and (at most) three rank levels to military personnel in uniform.

  • REUNIONS

    T.B. | Freeport, ME | May 09, 2013

    Reunions. I co-chaired my 30th and we kicked up our heels. Killer band. No way I'm attending my 50th. Rock on.

  • YOUNGER

    Jesse Baker | Pound, VA | May 08, 2013

    If Mark wants to look younger, he should go back to dying his hair, shave the porn mustache, and get a hair stylist to give him a decent short haircut.

  • WOW

    Diane Swain | Kittridge, CO | May 08, 2013

    Wow, Mark can actually talk to his doctor on the phone? I can't even email mine.

  • ALL THESE YEARS

    Stephen Williams | Austin, MN | May 08, 2013

    Mike, Mark, B.D. and Zonker and not one receding hairline after all these years? I doubt it.