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I can't help but think that as Jeff comes in for an apparently safe landing in the real world and becomes the entrepreneur that he has always wanted to be, his story might have some resemblance to that of his creator.
Silly Toggle. Marriage change context.
I sure hope today's strip doesn't mean Leo will be talked out of marrying Alex.
That there is any popular support at all for Newt Gingrich is staggering to those of us looking on from the sidelines. It just confirms John Maynard Keynes' contention that “capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
In todays strip the usual Left attacks continue. While I dislike Mr. Gingrich greatly I have to agree with the quote in the last panel: "As great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union." Even as an independent centrist I view Trudeau as a 60s anti-American Quisling. And he's no Al Capp, either.
Wow, these Newtisms beat all. He really does have a sick ego problem. He has to cut everyone else down to make himself appear superior!
I wish Newt had a chance, not only because he may be the only person who can undo the Obamatastrophe, but also because it would make your head explode.
Today's strip is a perfect counterpart to last Sunday's baggage strip. And serves as a perfect "take that" to those who complained about the latter. Speaking of which, the wahhhmbulance should be arriving in 3...2...1...
The fan boys make Jeff look intelligent. Quite an achievement really.
At last! Jeff is finding his true peers.
Judging from the first panel of today's strip, the Red Rascal's fan base appears to include Sand People from "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." Now that's drawing power even Lucas and Spielberg can appreciate! Can movie rights be far behind for young Redfern?
I just voted in the current Straw Poll that the welcome home parade(s) should be later, after Afghanistan is withdrawn from too. But I want to add that the reason should be made explicit with an official statement: many of the troops have served in both theaters.
"It is I, Rick, father of Jeff." Beware, oh Blue Bandit of the Drawstring Pants. As the Vanderbilt med students would say, commodum habitus es -- you have just been owned.
So, Blue Bandit...You know not that I, Lord Dirtbag, also read Doonesbury, the True Window into the Earthly plane. Nor that I have joined with Lord Voldemort, Lord Sauron, and Lord Vader. Your unguarded words will be your doom, for we shall lie in wait at this "Comic-Con" in "San Diego" and finally crush you like the insignificant annoyance that you are. The destruction of the Red Rascal, your brother of The Colors, is an unexpected dividend.
The differences between Jeff and the Blue Boy with the Belly are twofold: first, Jeff knows he's in character. Second, Jeff's actually done something with his life.
"It is I, Rick, father of Jeff" may just be the funniest line GBT has ever written. Especially since Rick would never mangle the English language with grammar like that. And then there's the "Batman to the rescue" aspect of the situation.
Oh goodie, a riff on Comic-Con! This should be great fun. My husband goes every year (while I thankfully am allowed to spend my time at the beach), and every day he comes back with stories that have me rolling on the floor laughing.
Follow the money. I wonder when Duke is going to smell that Red Rascal "needs" a publicity team...
I'm not sure if the strip or the Republican race is the more surreal and entertaining.
I always love Flashbacks when they raise the curtain on a new character we've known for a lifetime. Today's a big day for me personally, as I'm in my last year of training for ordination in the Church of England: enter stage right (40 years ago) Scot Sloan, the fighting young priest who can talk to the young. "Can I lay some java on you?" Words to minister by.