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Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for May 26, 2020

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    Gary Fabian  6 months ago

    That last step is a doozy.

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    ikini Premium Member 6 months ago

    “A Wish for Wings That Work”

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    TampaFanatic1  6 months ago

    Reagan used “High Flight” for the eulogy of the Challenger 7 back in ’86. Still remember that day in Florida, how cold it was that morning, 25F in Tampa, then later at USF I remember a friend saying between classes,“Wow, did not think you could see the blast offs from Kennedy during the day” and off to the east some thought they saw a flash. A few minutes later we knew the Challenger had blown up……

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    CallMeMeg  6 months ago

    Normally, I “like” a strip before I comment, but I don’t like poetry.

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    dsatvoinde Premium Member 6 months ago

    Is it just me or did Binkley draw the short straw in this scenario?

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    Diat60  6 months ago

    “I have slipped the surly bonds of earth” I dream of flying and that’s exactly what it feels like. Wonderful poem!

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    johnjohanna08  6 months ago

    I’ve loved this poem since I first read it. Interesting fact is that the pilot who wrote it in WW 2 ended up being MIA shortly after he wrote it. Gives a new perspective to the poem when you think of that. There are many, many more that are flying in heaven, and may an angel always be on their wings.

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    DanBanks  6 months ago

    I read this and in my mind was the voice of the sign-off guy from our local station in the sixties. His voice-over was wed to shots of an F-104 Thunderchief

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    rgwalther  6 months ago

    “…but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline..”

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    Wendy Emlinger Premium Member 6 months ago

    I remember hearing this on tv in the 60s. I can’t remember if it was shown right before the station went off the air (yes, channels used to shut down at night) or as a public service spot during or after the 10 pm news. I know I fell in love with it. One of my favorite poems.

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    AndrewSihler  6 months ago

    Well, that’s what happens when you go against your dharma.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Opus, the poignant dreamer!

    Ignominious face-plant, from which I’m sure he will recover….

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    kauri44  6 months ago

    I love Mobil’s sponsorship slogan.

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