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Joel Schiffman | Chandler, AZ | June 04, 2017

Re today's SayWhat? quote, "I believe there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, he can take care of it."
-- Rep. Tim Walberg on Climate change

"And I sent you Stephen Hawking and Neil De Grasse Tyson."
-- @RealGod

Harm Prinx | Huizen, Netherlands | June 04, 2017

Re today's strip: Great timing, with the passing away of Jack O'Neill. How do you do it?

100% WRONG
Chris W. | US of A | June 03, 2017

Was Mike ever more than a plaything to J.J.? Her biological clock is momentarily silent, and she's got a few more years of loveless marriage to get through before she starts hungering for masculinity, but today's strip is a perfect depiction of a woman knowing that she is 100% wrong, and can silence any man (well, male) by saying "Oh let's not fight." And he'll just take it.

Tim Morton | Leicester, UK | June 01, 2017

Thanks for the Grateful Dead video today -- bitter sweet. The opening shot of the band walking through Egyptian ruins reminds me of the one time I had tickets to see them, at The Rainbow in London. Front row circle. And then they cancelled, as they got the chance to play at the Great Pyramid of Giza. I never did get to see them live. Ah well.

Aaron Bramer | El Paso, TX | May 30, 2017

Trff and Trump are made for each other. I posted Sunday's strip on the fridge. The best laugh I've had in ages. Trff fits right in with the rest of the White House crew.

Grant H. | Hamilton, CANADA | May 29, 2017

Michael must thank his lucky stars for Zeke some days. J.J. used to exploit him the way Zeke exploits her now.

Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | May 28, 2017

I can hardly begin to imagine how much Trff must have left off his SF-86 security clearance application.

Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | May 28, 2017

When Trff first appeared some time ago he seemed rather too awful to be true. Only Saddam or Idi Amin seemed to measure up, but since that time, Trffs have been popping up like weeds. He was almost prophetic. Even his "do" seems to have become a model for monsters. Kim Jong Un must read the strip.

Sparky Hudson | Toronto, CANADA | May 28, 2017

I had an interesting little epiphany this morning, while partaking of my Sunday morning ritual -- café con leche served with a Doonesbury. Reading the current strip, then toggling between Flashback strips (going back to Nixon and Reagan), I realized afresh not only the awesome authority of the jester to speak truth to power – that’s not exactly news – but that the spiritual parent of our current gang of jesters (Stewart, Colbert, Oliver, Bee, Meyers, Noah, Kimmel et al.) is none other than GBT himself.

Graeme Roberts | Birmingham, UK | May 28, 2017

I love Sunday's 40-years-ago-today Flashback strip, which I missed the first time around and in my incomplete collection of Doonesbury albums. For those of us who recall those heady, pre-TSA days, the difference between smoking and non-smoking was usually one row -- 'smoking' or 'non' made no difference whatsoever to one's personal air quality. Especially long-haul.

Dave | Elmira, NY | May 28, 2017

Trump and Trff -- a match made in heaven. Thank you for not dignifying the Big Orange Game Show host with an icon. Your caricature is so spot-on, I hope it stays for the duration; and please God may the duration be short.

Jahn Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | May 27, 2017

In Friday's maternal bed Classic strip J.J. says "Having a kid is the most creative thing I've ever done." Through her lips, was GBT especially sly in expressing his disapproval of J.J.'s faux art ("performance" aspects notwithstanding)? Or perhaps he meant for her to say "procreative."

Melinda Capozza | Augusta, GA | May 26, 2017

In today's Classic strip J.J. gives birth live on cable TV, but the program is less popular with viewers than Monday Night Football. Those games are probably louder and bloodier than having a baby -- and they are definitely more lucrative.

George S. | Tequesta, FL | May 26, 2017

Re. Today's "Little Nemo" video: I didn't think cameras were allowed in the Senate Chamber.

Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | May 24, 2017

For some reason I remembered B.D.'s line in today's 1988 Classic strip as "Well, gross," not "Oh, gross." I think the former sounds better yet I honestly have no idea why. Shrug.

Dave White | Cleveland, OH | May 21, 2017

I absolutely love how politically incorrect (on several levels) today's strip is! Please keep doing what you've done so well for so many years.

Melinda W. Capozza | Augusta, GA | May 21, 2017

"Minty" weed for black homosexuals?! Oh dear, Garry: I'm afraid someone will consider that racist, though I think it is a rather wicked joke on the advertising business.

Rick | Dayton, OH | May 21, 2017

Hey, another option for Z-Z Bud: Zonk could add some nicotine to his weed, and go after the stoner tobacco smokers. Then they would only have to burn and inhale one plant instead of two to get the desired physical effects!

William Martindale | Lumberton, TX | May 21, 2017

Thank you so much for today's Warren Zevon video ! I think that all of his fans are keeping him in our hearts.

Kathleen Standard | Brooklyn, NY | May 20, 2017

It's been 14 years since I started reading Doonesbury on this website (and not just in books or newspapers). I was working a rather boring job with nothing but internet time, and every so often I'd play the jigsaw puzzles or Mike's Kwik Kwiz, or watch Duke dispense some wisdom (we still joke about how Jerry Orbach would "crack us like an egg"). Now, I go to you frequently to see what uplifting video you've selected. I appreciate the care you take in curating the mass of material out there, because too much is just as overwhelming as none. Today, the video about the Danish island with a carbon-negative footprint has prompted me to reevaluate our solar options for a small cabin we're building. Thank you for helping me think about things that can be changed, notice things that are worth changing, and keep a bit of perspective on things that make my head want to explode.