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  • HE AND JOANIE

    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.

     

  • WEARING SHOES

    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.

  • BEST SEGMENT

    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?

    Editor's Note:

     Those are Ellie and Howie, two of Joanie's charges at the Walden Daycare Center. Longtime readers may remember their support of Ginny Slade's congressional campaign and the ERA.

  • HIGH POINT

    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.

  • DISTINCTIVE NOSES

    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.

  • PERSPECTIVE AND APPRECIATION

    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....

  • COMICS

    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!

  • WAY BACK WHEN

    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!

  • THE TWINS

    Michael | Edmond, OK | March 22, 2015

    Boy oh boy, the twins sure have grown. I feel like I've missed their early years.

  • SWEET

    Big Guy | Forest Hills, NY | March 22, 2015

    Toggle dealing with his kids imitating his aphasia is real sweet. Well done. Thank you.

  • TOO FAST

    Mr. B. | Orlando, FL | March 22, 2015

    The twins are growing up much too fast. I wish they could have stayed telepathic infants a bit longer

  • INTERESTING

    Rex | Taos, NM | March 22, 2015

    One twin has "the Doonesbury nose," the other has Toggle's. Interesting.

  • 15 YEARS AGO

    Old Guy | Underhill, VT | March 20, 2015

    Today's 15-years ago Flashback, to Duke seeking corporate sponsors for his election campaign, was stunningly prescient.

  • MEDFLY SPRAYING

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | March 18, 2015

    I was around for the 1981 Medfly spraying. As I recall, nobody died from it, but the medflies didn't disappear either.

  • PATRICIAN

    Rev. Dr. Bob Faser | Hobart, AUSTRALIA | March 18, 2015

    Re the "Preppy Menace" series: In hindsight, perhaps the eradication of the Preppies (and their British cousins, the Sloane Rangers) wasn't such a good thing after all. Politics in all democratic nations was much more civilised when the various right-of-centre parties had a good supply of courteous and well-educated (or at least expensively-educated) patricians among their leadership.

  • WASHINGTON

    Chris Blood | Winsor, VT | March 16, 2015

    Thirty-four years later and the infestation matures and invades Washington. With a hamstrung EPA, perhaps a stronger pesticide this time?

  • TWITTER

    Rick | Highland Mills, NY | March 15, 2015

    Classic irony from Trudeau; using Twitter -- the hotbed of unsubstantiated rumors -- as confirmation of a newspaper fact. Love it!

  • GUN CONTROL

    Gaylon Kent | Hayden, CO | March 11, 2015

    Duke's Luger has been referenced at least once before, when he was at bar being pestered by a lawyer from the NRA who, it turned out, wanted him to testify at Judiciary Committee hearings on gun control.

  • MORE

    Richard | Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA | March 10, 2015

    Duke gave Brenner more of a chance than Oscar gave Reeva!

  • WW2

    Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | March 10, 2015

    Duke had a Luger? Picked up off an SS officer in WW2? Perhaps he was a child spy...