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POPCORN
R.D. Carter | Vancouver, CANADA | March 07, 2012

Watching Jeff is like watching the Hindenburg -- you know he's going to go down in a massive, flaming, explosive wreck. I may have to make some popcorn.

FINANCIAL ADVICE
Margaret Russell | Littleton, CO | March 06, 2012

Jeff needs sage financial advice. Since he obviously won't listen to his parents, maybe Zonker could help. "Sir Rascal the Red" has a nice ring to it. Or perhaps "Geoffery, Duke of Sorkh and Hinterlands."

NAIVE
Bernard | Washington, D.C. | March 05, 2012

Jeff would not be the first naive young person ruined by sudden riches and fame. Elvis comes to mind. He never had anyone who could tell him, "No." Please, please get Jeff a good agent and other level-headed advisors to protect him from gold-diggers, hangers-on, and other parasites. They cruise in packs for people like him.

THE ONLY QUESTION
Andrew | London, ENGLAND | March 05, 2012

I'd give it three or four strips before Jeff blows this. The only question is, how?

UPDATING
Tim | New York, NY | March 04, 2012

Re: today's strip. It's been years since I've seen a Sgt. Rock comic. Thanks for updating it for the new millenium, not to mention the peace-digging chicks!

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.