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IMAGINE
Roy Smith | US of A | February 05, 2018

The Flashback page's 40-years-ago-today strip makes me wonder whatever happened to Ellie and Howie. I like to imagine that they ended up getting married, but they’re currently undergoing some marital strife since he started wearing a MAGA hat and she a pussy hat.

LOVELY
Allan Levine | Toronto, CANADA | February 04, 2018

Very sweet comic today. Quite lovely. More like this, please!

TALKING WITH PLANTS
Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | February 04, 2018

Zonker was right all along about talking with plants.

TRUMP
Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | February 04, 2018

It was very smart of Roland today to nail Trudeau ("Old 1990 comic conceded Trump best delegator even then!") for reversing his standards on Trump. These comic strip writers have to be held to account for all their past comments. No one is ever allowed to change what they say, except for Donald.

BOSWELLS
Richard Schumacher | The Benighted States of America | February 03, 2018

M.M., and now Stormy, could be Boswells to Trump's Johnson.

FROM THE BACK
Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | February 01, 2018

Since we only see MM from the back, I keep thinking she's Zonker!

WELL-STOCKED
Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | January 31, 2018

Re: "Today's Honey strip reminds me of the time she told Chairman Mao that the Great Wall had been completely disassembled and then rebuilt in a day. Our administration needs people like this." Actually, I think this administration is already well-stocked with shameless liars...

YEAH!
George | Tequesta, FL | January 31, 2018

Re today's Today's Video: Before diving into every day's bad news cycle, I suggest y'all start your day with "Uptown Funk." Yeah!

UNSCRIPTED
Richard Schumacher | US of A | January 29, 2018

Unscripted Donald was so much more articulate Back In The Day. Sad.

HONEY
Susan Rockwell | Interlachen, FL | January 29, 2018

Just recently I was wondering how long it had been since we saw Honey Huan. Sunday's strip made my day.

THE GREAT WALL
Kerry Killingsworth | Auburn, AL | January 28, 2018

Today's Honey strip reminds me of the time she told Chairman Mao that the Great Wall had been completely disassembled and then rebuilt in a day. Our administration needs people like this.

HONEY
Michael | Questa, NM | January 28, 2018

I'm so glad that after all these years of blind dedication to Duke, in this Sunday's strip Honey now has a bureaucratic position, making use of her considerable talents. Too bad she had to return to China to find her niche. We could have used her.

OLDER, WISER
Nikki Longaker | Binghamton, NY | January 28, 2018

Has this older, wiser Honey finally outgrown her passion for Duke -- or is she still susceptible? And might he have a place in the Trump administration?

HOLY HECK!
Patti H. | Rome, NY | January 28, 2018

Okay, can I be the first to say it? Holy Heck! When was the last time we saw Honey? Did we know she was back in China? What a great way and appropriate time to bring her back.

MOT JUSTE
James Hogg | London, UK | January 27, 2018

I wish we had on this side of the Atlantic commentators and cartoonists with your wit and acuity -- half as much would do. Your facility for the mot juste never ceases to amaze me.

CONVERGENCE
Julia | Adelaide, AUSTRALIA | January 27, 2018

The growing convergence between The Strip and the media reports of the President's words is disheartening. Eventually the two must collide in some kind of Doomsday cataclysm.

ENJOYMENT
Brian Corby | New York, NY | January 26, 2018

I just caught up on the Sunday strips for the past few months; still brilliant, still funny, still relevant. Thanks for, literally, a lifetime of enjoyment. I started reading in 1973 when I was 10, as Doonesbury was light years ahead of the other comics of the day in terms of the only metric that mattered then, funny. I write now to recommend a book you may find meaningful. David Deutsch's The Beginning of Infinity. Any attempt on my part to summarize this work will fail, but here is David Albert's review in the NY Times Book Review from 2011.

ARTICULATE
Jim Milstein | Pagosa Springs, CO | January 25, 2018

It's hard to imagine the present Mr. Trump being as articulate as he is in this week's series of Classic 1990 strips. Brain rot.

TRUMP'S GOLF GAME
D. Mitchell | Peoria, IL | January 23, 2018

Re Trump's golf game, the portrayal in Sunday's strip is supported by this 2017 Sports Illustrated article. "Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened. In the parlance of the game, Trump takes floating mulligans, usually more than one during a round. Because of them it is impossible to say what he has actually shot on any given day, according to 18 people who have teed it up with Trump over the last decade, including SI senior writer Michael Bamberger, who has done so nine times."

MULLIGANS
John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | January 23, 2018

Regarding this past Sunday's strip, the president may well have spent his entire first year playing golf, but according to this piece in Golf Digest he has the best game of any president living or dead. So DJT is unlikely to have taken 500 mulligans or to have missed a putt by five feet. GBT rarely misses the mark. In this case, the president would likely offer him a do-over.