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C. Cook | Burney, CA | February 17, 2016

Ah, one of my all-time favorite Honkle Dookle storylines; dark, strange, and intersecting with real-life events. And Honey at her most earnest and heroic.

Bill Hansen | Yola, NIGERIA | February 14, 2016

I'm a Bernie voter, but Trump is spot-on with his description of the people who show up at Trump rallies.

Neal Byles | Concord, NH | February 14, 2016

Today's combination of strip and SayWhat? feature speaks volumes about the differences between Garry Trudeau and Donald Trump. I can't imagine Donald Trump putting up Trudeau's criticisms of him on any of Trump's many platforms, let alone doing so without commentary.

Randi Swisley | Auburn, CA | February 14, 2016

I second the nomination of Duke for Trump's running mate. Just the idea made me laugh out loud.

Kelly Gaynor | Philadelphia, PA | February 14, 2016

Re: Donald Trump. You nailed it!!! You have captured the essence of his narcissistic personality. Well done!

Brian Corby | New York, NY | February 13, 2016

I know it's wrong to still get so much damn entertainment value from Donald Trump, but couldn't today's SayWhat? quote just as easily have come from Duke? Please have Trump select Duke as his running mate. Puh-leeeeeze?

Chris W. | USA | February 13, 2016

Their entire marriage is just J.J. punishing Mike for taking her mother away. isn't it.  And then ditching her own daughter, the way Joanie ditched her.

Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | February 12, 2016

I love the Doonesbury Classic strips -- to laugh, again, at the characters and their life journeys. But J.J. and her artistic decor of restrooms -- golly, no wonder she and Mike split up, and Mike came to be with Kim.

John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | February 11, 2016

Back in the mid-80s I'll guess that the typical American man had never "interacted" with a bidet (and wouldn't admit to it, if he had). Thirty years later, that's still true, but I'm willing to admit that Joannie might be onto something with her interactive urinals.

Chris Parkins | London, UK | February 10, 2016

I've been reading the 45-years-ago-today Flashback strips with some bemusement, wondering when the rough artwork and simplistic and sexist scripts would evolve into the work of genius that Doonesbury became. I think today's strip marks the turning point.

Neal Byles | Voting today in Concorc, NH | February 09, 2016

Reading the 30-Years-Ago-Today section of Flashbacks over the past couple of weeks, it hit me: we are now twice as far removed (30 years) from Duke's "death" by zombification as that was (15 years) from the beginning of Doonesbury itself. Sobering.

Allan Levine | Toronto, CANADA | February 09, 2016

Kim, Kim, Kim, you gotta speak up about these things! And no, it's not too late, but it isn't super early either, is it? Carpe diem! And all that. And good luck, eh?

Allie | Gettysburg, PA | February 08, 2016

Just caught Sunday's strip. I'm 52 and my husband is 51. We've been married three years. Our daughter will be two in May. Never say never.

Grant H. | Hamilton, CANADA | February 07, 2016

Re: Delaying kids. Ow! My head hurts. Signed: The nail.

Angie | Nova, VA | February 07, 2016

Oh dear... Between today's nostalgia for a future that never happened and the strip where Kim walked out when Mike paid more attention to his smart phone than he did to her, I'm getting worried. Please don't let this be foreshadowing!

Ian | Frankfurt, GERMANY | February 07, 2016

It is amazing how poignant GBT can be. These are just cartoon characters for gawd's sake, but I felt so sad as the last frame of today's strip rolled into view. Why on earth didn't Kim address this earlier? They've been together for 20 years now. I fear the worst for their relationship. Kim's clock is ticking.

Cyrus B. | San Diego, CA | February 07, 2016

Thank you for letting Kim share her sense of loss with us. For those of us who never got our dream of having kids of our own, this strip was dearly touching.

K. Snook | Alberta, CANADA | February 07, 2016

Oh please please please give Kim and Mike babies! You're the author, you can make anything happen!

Gina | Lovettsville, VA | February 07, 2016

What a great online community this is. I only wish we could "like" the comments in Blowback, and reply to them a la Facebook style. Thanks, as ever, for inspiring and connecting us.   :-)

James H. | Fairfax, VA | February 07, 2016

I chuckled for a minute after reading today's strip. Then I looked at it again, and I felt a bit sad. I wonder if Kim has wanted children of her own all these years, if she ever told Mike she wanted them to have kids, and, if she did, why it hasn't happened. If Doonesbury were publishing daily perhaps GBT would be exploring this storyline in-depth.