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Blowback

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.

  • J'ACCUSE

    Tim Morton | Leicester, UK | April 26, 2013

    J'accuse? Perhaps they were in Louisiana.

  • THE RIGHT PAGE

    Ed Cherlin | Columbus, IN | April 25, 2013

    Kudos time again. I always check Doonesbury and Daily Kos Comics and XKCD and some others first thing in the morning. (Snark is better than coffee!) So imagine my surprise when I get to dKos and see Doonesbury's Mark on the radio as the lead-in to a cartoon video called Cartoonists Demand Action On Guns, right above Tom Tomorrow. I had to check that I was on the right page. 

  • COMING TO BOULDER

    Sara Sheldon | Boulder, CO | April 25, 2013

    OMG! Coming to Boulder? I can't wait. Things were getting a little dull what with all this snow.

  • SLACK

    Seven | Alexandria, VA | April 24, 2013

    "House of Slack" -- an awesome description! Sadly, I had to google the Marat reference. Slack is where it's at!

  • DEGREES

    Jason Thorn | Phoenix, AZ | April 24, 2013

    Zonker saying degrees are good? Oh my...the room's spinning.

  • RESEARCH PROJECT

    Greg Lee | Bathurst, AUSTRALIA | April 24, 2013

    I'm actually one small research project short of a degree. Popsicle sticks and glitter you say? It could work, just throw in a data logger.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL

    Allan Olley, PhD | Oakville, CANADA | April 24, 2013

    Recently I've been sad to read that Zipper is giving up on his tenured student status, but I was heartened to read he might manage to graduate after all. If he finishes his bachelor's degree, I think he should consider graduate school. His experience spending over a decade obtaining a degree could serve him well as a PhD student.

  • COMMENTS

    Mad Day | Delhi, INDIA | April 24, 2013

    This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too. Looking forward to your next post.

  • CLIMATE

    Walter Stillman | Point Arena, CA | April 23, 2013

    Zonk should be aware that the climate around Boulder has early killing frosts. I hope he does not set a poor example by becoming an indoor grower. A greenhouse would be perfect!

  • SCARED

    Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | April 23, 2013

    There's so much completion going on. What's happening, doesn't Walden have a life-long learning faculty? You're making me scared of what's coming next.

  • RICK

    Craig Cyr | Edmonds, WA | April 23, 2013

    At some point, surely Rick is going to stumble across The Big Story. Perhaps he'll hit the road a la Steinbeck and write Travels with Zipper.

  • MARIJUANA MAGNATE

    Another Jeff | Wayne, NE | April 23, 2013

    If Zonk is going to become a "bajillionaire" Colorado marijuana magnate, he may need to be prepared to exercise his 2nd Amendment rights.

  • THOSE FOUR

    Juanito Crandello | SoCAL | April 23, 2013

    Oh gawd: those four in one car bound for Boulder? Sheer madness. Please! On the Road for the present age of insanity...

  • MARAT

    Jack Cerf | Chatham, NJ | April 22, 2013

    If his fantasy life includes The Death of Marat, Jeff must have been awake and paying attention at some point during his time at Walden.

  • DEATH OF MARAT

    Alvin Brown | Rockport, MA | April 21, 2013

    I am a retired world history teacher. Thanks for the very well done reference to The Death of Marat in today's strip. It really made me feel good.

  • WHOA

    Ed Cherlin | Columbus, IN | April 21, 2013

    Whoa, man. The Death of Marat image is harsh. Did Raz do that to himself?

  • JAB

    Molly Larson Cook | Seattle, WA | April 21, 2013

    I love the civilized jab at social media today. And I laughed out loud at the nod to Marat in his bathtub. Perfecto!

  • SORKH RAZIL

    Janet | Patterson, NY | April 21, 2013

    I hope today's Marat reference does not foretell The Death of Sorkh Razil. Please don't kill him off!

  • NICE NOD

    Evan Keely | New York, NY | April 21, 2013

    Nice nod to Jacques-Louis David in today's penultimate panel, yo. GBT is a class act through and through.

  • STUDYING

    Jay Moore | Kelowna, CANADA | April 21, 2013

    I knew all those years studying art history would pay off, even if only in a laugh!