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    Granny Goodwitch | San Diego, CA | April 04, 2015

    Merry meet. I have been meaning to tell you how very much I have enjoyed your comic through the decades. You are an inspiration and a genius o'wit. I wish you love and laughter and a wee bit o' Magick. Blessed be!


    David Ferrier | Edmonton, CANADA | April 03, 2015

    Thanks for the Flashback page's 40-years-ago-today strip about Louisa Day Hicks, a champion of racial segregation in Boston schools. I had no idea this went on and is still going on.


    Dallas Liddle | Mpls, MN | March 30, 2015

    Great to see this strip again -- I have thought of it many times when I heard someone (sometimes me!) propose to throw the "full weight" of whatever little cohort we were in against a problem. Classic Doonesbury: funny, humane, wise on several levels.


    David Ferrier | Edmonton, CANADA | March 30, 2015

    The "James Watt" reference in today's strip didn't ring a bell, so I had to Google him. Wow. A guy who believed in the Rapture was made guardian of U.S. national assets.


    Don Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | March 29, 2015

    One of my friends summed it up thusly: "We're old. The young women are not interested in us, they're just being polite."


    Suzie Null | Durango, CO | March 29, 2015

    I find it ironic to hear Mike complaining to another middle-aged man about how aging has left them feeing "invisible" in front of a "hot" younger woman. How many women who they had not considered "hot" had been invisible to them over the course of their lives?


    Harvey Dobrow | Fort Lee, NJ | March 29, 2015

    I've been smiling all day since reading today's strip. It tapped into my angst of being a teenager in the '50s. Since I know you weren't one, I wonder how you became so insightful about what we now-70-year-olds remember all too well. Brilliant!


    Bruce Miller | Antelope, CA | March 29, 2015

    The young ladies, regardless of their natural beauty, don't ignore me, perhaps because I tend to regard them as grandchildren of a sort. This is not to say I've never come upon rude young women, or rude young men for that matter, but they appear to be rude to everyone, not just this old "invisible" fellow!


    Margaret Lark | Littleton, MA | March 29, 2015

    Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen...Try looking at women who have learned over the years how to see you. As a stunningly beautiful, totes-rocking woman just a teensy bit younger than GBT and therefore of Mike and Bernie, all I can say is: Didn't mean to ignore you back then. Life was weird; I was learning. Take off your babe-o-scope glasses and look around.


    Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | March 29, 2015

    To me, the worst part about aging is the certainty that I will miss out on so much that is to come. On the other hand, our current old people not aging and dying would mean that our current billion or so children would not get to take over and likely do rather better than their elders by forming the first truly global civil society. If hanging around to see it would mean that it wouldn't be there to see, I guess I'm OK with the whole old age and death thing.


    Patrick Michael | Chicago, IL | March 29, 2015

    I find kindness, a smile, and most of my attempts at humor keep me visible, even at 60.


    Michell | Ashford, UK | March 29, 2015

    Poor Mike! Can I suggest he ask Garry to give him a fashionista waxed moustache? It works wonders for my 50-something husband, who now gets ladies of all ages chatting to him. It seems as successful as having a cute, small dog but without the cleaning-up-after-it issues. Meanwhile, as the 50-something female partner of the 'tache, I still get zip!


    Eileen | Salt Lake City, UT | March 29, 2015

    Re HIGH POINT: Rick's wide-eyed wonder looks like sheer terror to me. But notice as he looks around he realizes that this is exactly what he wants, and we all know that he and Joanie go on to be one of the world's greatest couples.



    Stuart Seaborne | Madison, WI | March 27, 2015

    Rick gets the funniest lines. His remark about wearing shoes still makes me laugh after all these years and having read it innumerable times.


    Julia | AUSTRALIA | March 27, 2015

    This is the best story segment for a while. But who are the little kids in Tuesday's wedding ceremony strip?


    Jason Thorn | Phoenix, AZ | March 27, 2015

    The look of wide-eyed wonder in Rick's eyes as the vows are being read is the high point of the week.


    Linda Taylor | North Attleboro, MA | March 26, 2015

    I love how the twins already have fully formed personalities (including the distinctive noses). Can't wait to see where this goes.


    John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | March 25, 2015

    I love that GBT a practical male perspective to one matrimonial tradition. Indeed, "Why (not see the bride)? What's wrong with her?" The minister had a practical male appreciation for Joannie as well. (With approving glance: "I'd go through with it."). Of course Zonker had to weigh in....


    Maryhelen Posey | Calgary, CANADA | March 25, 2015

    The WAY BACK WHEN post reminded me of my brother telling me that he was always very popular on the days my mother's shipment of the week's comics (from four newspapers) arrived in Korea. Beetle Bailey wasn't otherwise available!


    Mike | CALIFORNIA | March 25, 2015

    Thank you for running these strips from way back when. I had enlisted in the Army in early '77, and missed everything due to being overseas until your 1983 hiatus. I'm loving the Sunday stuff as well. Please, keep it going!