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Hey, it's great to see Honey Huan again! Welcome back, girlfriend!
It seems to me that Roland Hedley was once a semi-decent reporter, long ago in Nixon's day. While he's amusing in his current Fox News job, I hope one day this character finds some professional redemption, finds his way back towards becoming a real journalist again. Or as "real" as TV reporters ever get.
Even though the walls cracked at Monticello, I do believe Jefferson will enjoy his new catch-phrase: "The Dude on the Nickel."
Gosh. I can't wait until this week's strips make it into the "five years ago" section of Flashbacks, making them flashbacks of flashbacks of flashbacks. Or, as I like to think of them, GBT's Möbius Strips!
That this week's Flashbacks were a flashback I can live with. That it's a dangling thread is making me nuts! What became of Duke and the dictator? Was he sent packing? Executed? Reinvented by Hollywood? I don't know! You decide!
By my count this is the third time you've run this week's strips showing Duke and the deposed dictator fearing for their lives. If you want to criticize the Syrian regime, as I suppose this strip was meant to, don't be lazy. Please draw a new strip.
Regrettably, this week's Flashback strips already appeared as Flashbacks in late March. An error in record-keeping is the culprit, leading us to violate the longstanding policy that no strip appears more than twice. We apologize for the error -- especially to anyone who thought they were having a Flashback flashback.
I find myself wanting a fourth response to the current Straw Poll. You're darned right I plan to contribute to the next election. On Election Day I plan to zip on my trusty ol' leather jacket, stride into the polling place like the Mighty Power of Democracy Itself, and vote for the candidate of my choice!
In Sunday's strip Trudeau brilliantly distinguishes Mr. Romney from the skill set needed for the job he's applying for. Has a Puritan with the wit of a top nightclub comedian and the political eye of a leading columnist ever drawn a daily cartoon before? Surely not.
Oh, come on. We are waiting for the other shoe to drop. Who is Leo's dad? My husband predicted weeks ago that it is Zeke. Saturday's final panel was a teaser, right?
Darn. I was hoping the wedding would never end.
Rarely has so much been said so well and so pungently as in today's "Bain" strip. I applaud your perception and creativity.
After 30 years, GBT, you finally divorced me. If I want absurd politics, I'll watch MSNBC or FOXNews. You've been bitten by the divisive bug.
This was a perfect wedding, bringing together the whole Doonesbury extended family and their mingled pasts. I loved the wonderful poignant little drift-out moment of Mike's, one all of us parents can relate to. I am happy for the young couple and enjoyed every moment leading up to this event. Congratulations! Thanks for inviting me. Yes, to another generation!
I've so enjoyed the wedding of the season, and want to add my congratulations and thanks for the wonderful aisle seat. I thought, what could get better? But today's strip exceeded all expectations. I started giggling at the mini-conversations and then I got to the far right and guffawed. Thanks for the great start to my day!
In honor of Alex and Leo's wedding, I drew some fanart of Doonesbury weddings past. These past few weeks have been awesome.
What? Did Zeke say "Black Sabbath" over there in the corner of the strip!? And to whom did he say it? (Music of foreboding rises: dun...dun...Dah!) Will Toggle's Father be revealed at the wedding? How Dickensian! This is scary for those of us who have imbued these characters with life in an alternate universe. We worry for dear, dear Toggle and his new, clueless but brilliant and loving wife.
I have loved Toggle ever since he programmed the music for his buddies in their armored vehicle just before it was blown up. Toggle and Alex are good together: he is calm and confident and loves and appreciates her; she is super-bright and knows what a great soulmate she's found in this talented and centered person, and she even manages to be polite to his possessive mother. For a while I worried they wouldn't get married, that something dark would intervene, but no, Trudeau has allowed us to be happy for these kids on a beautiful day in June, with old friends and whacked exes with piggy boyfriends not excluded but bartending the party. Personally, I am very grateful for this gift.
Alex and Leo will be okay. They were made for each other! Leo grounds Alex, and she inspires him. As for Alex being a disappointment to us old feminists -- hogwash! She graduated from MIT, fer gawd's sake. Just because a woman wants to be with one special man doesn't make her a throwback to the '50s. Au contraire, Alex sees herself as able to have it all, and good on her! Speaking as an ardent and involved feminist about Joanie's age, Alex is exactly what we hoped this generation of young women would be. Besides, you can't fight Mother Nature; she will make sure we pair up.
If GBT is going to use this as the time to go out with a final bow, what an exit! Over 40 years he has given us nothing less than the great American novel for our time, a multi-volume continuing narrative in the tradition of Trollope and Proust...Perhaps the most amazing thing he is better now, both as an draftsman and a writer, than he has ever been, while most artists make their major contributions in their 20s.
Mara missed the subtle handhold in the first panel of the June 16th strip. I don't think we need to worry about Alex and Leo.