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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, god, I LOVED this one!

  2. wdpeck

    wdpeck said, over 3 years ago

    TINY nitpick! It’s “footless halls of air”, not “footloose”. Does this count as a Kevin Bacon connection?

  3. gallar

    gallar said, over 3 years ago

    Further nitpicking I’m afraid. “…topped the windswept heights with EASY grace…” and there is no “I” at the start of the final line. My favourite poem, and whereas not that many people still alive have experienced flying Spitfires like the doomed young MacGee of the Royal Canadian Air Force, something in this poem still does it for most pilots, no matter how mundane our own craft.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    didn’t reagan use this for the challenger disaster?

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    What a rush!
    How good of Milo and Binkley to give Opus his chance to experience flight!

  6. James

    James said, over 3 years ago

    Someone mentioned “God” in a comic strip after the 1960s. Call the ACLU or something. Someone might be offended. ;-)

  7. James Swinford

    James Swinford GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Curious about the date when this originally ran, as we marked the anniversary of the Challenger disaster just a week or two ago. If before Challenger exploded, this sets up an interesting sequence. If after that, if profanes a moment which remains hallowed for most of us who listened back them.

  8. Strod

    Strod said, over 3 years ago

    @James Swinford

    The strip ran on July 8, 1984, a year and a half before the Challenger disaster.

  9. Vonne Anton

    Vonne Anton said, over 3 years ago

    Surprising that Opus isn’t ticklish.

  10. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, over 3 years ago

    …american father, british mother, born in china, educated in china, england & US, joined rcaf, died in britain. Truly a citizen of the world…

  11. dramac333

    dramac333 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One of my favorite Bloom County strips ever.

  12. cybergal29

    cybergal29 said, over 3 years ago

    @James Swinford

    Indeed. Every time I read these words, I am reminded of the services held for those who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded and these words were spoken there.

    I have noticed a rather eerie connection to the letter “C” in the Space Shuttle fleet. The “Columbia” was also destroyed when it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere while the “Challenger” was destroyed leaving Earth’s atmosphere.

  13. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is a rather derisive use of a genuinely inspiring poem. I like to think I’m not stuffy…but maybe I am.

  14. 4nowelceres

    4nowelceres said, over 3 years ago

    This is the first time I have ever commented on a strip. I always thought mostly the odd did so. Thank you all for correcting that misconception. This strip spoke to me too.

  15. lookwhatbobfound

    lookwhatbobfound GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was living in Orlando when I saw the the Challenger explode. That was the first time I actually heard any sound over here from a launch.

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