Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • TRUMP

    Beth | Roseville, CA | October 13, 2019

    Wouldn't Trump be watching this on the prison TV?

  • A TAD UNREALISTIC

    John MacKendrick | Las Cruces, NM | October 13, 2019

    So you predict that Melania will be by his side when he is out of office? That seems a tad unrealistic to me.

  • DISCONNECTED

    Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | October 10, 2019

    J.J. is talking to Zonker about being disconnected from reality, and why it's something to worry about...?

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | October 04, 2019

    Was it really only 26 years ago that $10 million was enough to set up a foundation to send kids to medical school?

  • NEARLY 40 YEARS

    Jerry | Calgary, CANADA | September 23, 2019

    For nearly forty years I worked overseas and did not have access to a newspaper that carried Doonesbury (or often to any English-language paper), so am delighted to catch up through the Flashback archives

    Editor's Note:

    We realize that some users are still being blocked from portions of (or all of) the Doonesbury site by the WaPo pay wall. We are continuing to work on this situation, and appreciate your patience. You can read the strip itself (without MUDLINE, BLOWBACK, SAY WHAT? and the other Dbury site features) here.

  • VOCAL FRY

    Rick Payton | Bozeman, MT | September 23, 2019

    I had to explain what "speak in fry" meant. She asked, "Is that a thing now?" I told her it probably would be by tomorrow morning.

    Editor's Note:

    Too late! Mike's already been ticked off about it for a while. Check out this strip from January 27th!

  • DEATHS OF THE INNOCENT

    James Garner | North Little Rock, AR | September 09, 2019

    On today's 1993 Classic daily strip: "Why he didn't pop the other kid too. Makes no sense." Now, 26 years later, the senselessness of the deaths of the innocent has become even more incomprehensible. While the continued rabidity of the gun lobby becomes even more absurd? inhumane? close-mindedly ignorant? Definitely, an affront to civil society. (This strip, like many others, is getting posted on my FB page. Thank you for caring!)

  • LORD HUNK-RA

    Alan Levey | Skillman, NJ | September 06, 2019

    I thought Hunk-Ra was left behind in Malibu years ago. He has kept a low profile in Walden. Sam has much to learn about Boopsie’s past

  • NERVE

    Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | September 04, 2019

    I think a woman who asked a man to betray his marriage vows has a lot of nerve behaving as if she's the mature one and taking the offensive before Mike's even said a word.

  • WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

    Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | September 02, 2019

    It's depressing. The ten-years-ago-today Flashback strip gives a perfect summary of our ill-conceived war in Afghanistan, and Americans are still dying there. It does appear we are now talking with the Taliban -- after what, 18 years? -- so I guess that's progress. 

  • POOR SAM

    Angie B. | Toronto, CANADA | September 01, 2019

    Poor Sam. I remember too well my bridesmaid days, and weddings have only gotten more elaborate and expensive since. The expectation that guests should be happy -- or even able -- to shell out thousands of dollars and vacation days (all those pre-parties!) borders on the absurd. My husband and I eloped for our wedding, then came back and threw a party. All the guests had to do was show up at a lovely restaurant for an amazing meal (on us, of course), then come back to our place for cocktails. It was very civilized.

  • LITTLE CHURCH OF WALDEN

    John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | August 29, 2019

    Nice reprise of Doonesbury and the cool minister, who has updated his ministry to include a focus group, yoga, and 12-step programs, thus attracting a congregation to the Little Church of Walden. The conventionally-minded might regard the stained glass skylight (in today's strip) as financed by "dirty money." It appears that GBT regards the minister as subscribing to a higher authority. 

    Editor's Note:

    The cool minister made his first appearance in the strip on January 10, 1972.

  • SITE ACCESS PROBLEM

    David Stanford, Duty Officer | Doonesbury.com | August 25, 2019

    Reports from the field over the past few weeks indicate that some of you have been kept from the Doonesbury site by a Washington Post paywall, which shouldn't be happening. I wanted to write here that we are working to solve this problem, even though those on the yonder side of the paywall won't be able to read my comment. I am posting it anyway in case some of you occasionally break through! I hope the glitch will be resolved soon. Meanwhile, we apologize for the inconvenience...

  • INEPT

    Steve Miracle | Wadsworth, OHIO | August 25, 2019

    Today's strip clearly shows that Trump tried to obstruct the fact that he was too inept to commit collusion. 

  • PUBLIC SERVICE

    Wanda Schmidt | Louisville, KY | August 25, 2019

    Seriously, what a public service, Garry! Those last 4 frames...

    Need to make a large public service poster, print massive amounts to post in every legally available public viewing zone. This is the antidote to the normalization of TrumpWorld. Assailed by the fire hose of Trump offenses, voters need to be reminded Trump is an unindicted lawbreaker who will will be held accountable once he is out of office -- or the Senate grows spine/gains Democrats -- whichever happens first! 

  • MUELLER REPORT

    Aspasia | Chicago, IL | August 25, 2019

    Know what the Mueller Report sounds like? "Guilty, guilty guilty!!" Hmm, where have I heard that before?

  • BOOPSIE

    John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | August 20, 2019

    Boopsie and a VR shopping system. This is not going to end well!

  • AMAZON

    John | Wappingers Falls, NY | August 20, 2019

    So this strip is where Jeff Bezos got the idea for Amazon!

  • Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | August 18, 2019

    Wait, what? B.D. got stupid again! I thought he was past that.

  • ZONKER

    John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | August 09, 2019

    The current series of strips, featuring Zonker, are another fascinating example of the continuity within the Doonesbury universe. Back then (1993) we had Zonker as an underground distributor of necessary medical assistance to a shunned part of American society. Now we have Zonker, seemingly ageless, as the proprietor of a quasi-legal (it’s legality denied federally) form of the same plant. Plus ça change, plus ça meme chose!