Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for June 17, 2012

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    Dtroutma  almost 11 years ago

    The moment of “vapor lock”.

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Love this one.

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 11 years ago

    Alex is a beautiful bride.

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    Cofyjunky  almost 11 years ago

    Uh, so what we’ve been seeing this week is the rehearsal dinner? I thought it was the wedding reception. Let’s hope Alex’s mom and the loser don’t ruin it for her.And I like the newer hairstyle. Trudeau should change it up for her. After all, Luann didn’t stay the same….

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    artybee  almost 11 years ago

    That’s one of those moments dads standing in the delivery room know they might face someday, when they feel under their feet the click on the land mine of life. Nothing will be the same foreverafter.

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    VeronicaKleckner  almost 11 years ago

    Aw. I want to frame this one.

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    Buzza Wuzza  almost 11 years ago

    The Great American Comic Strip.

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    dauser  almost 11 years ago

    Love that “click on the land mine of life.” Also, when was the last time we saw those big wide surprised eyes on the usually laconic Mike?

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    Gator007  almost 11 years ago

    Oh boo hoo!!

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    petermwolk  almost 11 years ago

    My daughters left me for adulthood a lot of years ago. I still – always will – miss being the only man in their lives for all those too few years. Damn, this strip was throat-lumpy.

    Welcome to the club, Mike.

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    38lowell  almost 11 years ago

    Blue or green… how trivial compared to real life!

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Coming soon to a comic strip near you! Mike has a stroke and dies! (Or would that be Trudeau?)

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    Doughfoot  almost 11 years ago

    More architecture in this strip than most. The renderings of the staircase are very nice. The house is more than just some rooms.

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    Doughfoot  almost 11 years ago

    And yes. HBT captures poignant. Not something a comic strip often does. This is one to buy, frame, and give as a gift to the father of every bride. (Well, maybe not every bride.)

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    This may be one of those perfect Dad moments. I don’t have daughters, but I do dream about watching my sons marry some day.

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    rockngolfer  almost 11 years ago

    My print newspaper left out the first two panels.

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    tomshelly1990  almost 11 years ago

    Happy Father’s Day, Mike…they shoot up fast, don’t they?

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    wordymom  almost 11 years ago

    Happy Father’s Day, Mike.

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    chazandru  almost 11 years ago

    Depending on the moment, my 31 year old daughter’s expression/laugh/eye rolls can take me back to every moment from the time she was born to the time she left for college. I had my moment of closure at the wedding when we had a father/daughter dance near the end of her wedding. I hope GT can give Mike a moment like that as well. Then pass her over to her Toggle and go dance with his Kim. Thank you for the memories Mr. Trudeau. Life’s been good.

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    thirdguy  almost 11 years ago

    I was fortunate to have the “silhouette” moment 3 years ago. Bittersweet is not quite right, but the sense of loss is palpable.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  almost 11 years ago

    This is perfect for Father’s Day. Thank you, Sir.

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    babka Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    eloquence. silence. tears. Alex new.

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    celeconecca  almost 11 years ago

    I have enjoyed this strip for its entire run, and this is up there with the top strips!

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    Linguist  almost 11 years ago

    Today’s strip brought a tear to my eye and a lump in my throat. I couldn’t help but think of my own daughter and how she’s progressed from that little kid in a pony-tail, to a beautiful young woman eager to conquer the world, to an even more beautiful, mature mother with a 17 year old son.Thanks, Gary. This was a great Father’s Day gift.And btw, my daughter just called me to wish me a happy Fathers Day and invite me to lunch, while I was typing this. How cool is that!

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    Tetonbil Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Mike just went ‘tharn’.

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    bt  almost 11 years ago

    And is Alex FINALLY going to get a new hairstyle?

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    too-zonked  almost 11 years ago

    Here’s a nod of respect to all you commenteers – your words brought moisture to my eyes.

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    underwriter  almost 11 years ago

    My own father died before I was brought home from the hospital I was born in, and I have never had children of my own, and I still teared up. Weddings, like funerals, are just major time markers. I knew an undertaker who said it was important not to overplan one’s own funeral, but leave something for the survivors to busy themselves with to help keep them from falling apart. Maybe the principle explains some of the bridezilla behavor we see. Anyway, thank you Garry.

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    Hunter7  almost 11 years ago

    The realisation his baby girl is no longer a baby. All grown up and leaving home. .Happy Father’s Day.

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    dlauber Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Brought tears to my eyes. Nicely done Mr. Trudeau— you’ve captured the thoughts of every father when he realizes his daughter is all grown up. Beautiful.

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    Dtroutma  almost 11 years ago

    C. Downs: with the story line of Toggle and Alex. A good friend suffered severe TBI, was unable to walk for a couple years. He worked incredibly hard for months, toward one goal. He WAS able to walk his daughter down the aisle, and at the reception, danced with her to the song “Daddy’s girl”. THAT was a “moment”!

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    Tigrita  almost 11 years ago

    I almost wish her hair was in its normal style. Sure, she looks like she jumped right out of a picture-perfect bridal magazine… but she doesn’t look much like Alex.

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    David1960 Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Time to dig out that old copy of “Still a Few Bugs in the System” and start over. Thanks for the great ride GT.

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    summerdog86  almost 11 years ago

    Wow! Just…….Wow!

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    Nelly55  almost 11 years ago

    Brilliant, touching and timeless……

    bravo GT

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    listmom  almost 11 years ago

    Sweet one this week! She’s a beautiful bride.

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    ealeseth  almost 11 years ago

    Very appropriate for Father’s Day.

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    GTphile  almost 11 years ago

    … heartfelt remarks …. fine gang of followers…wouldn’t miss…thank you

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    This is why Trudeau is great. He balances the political stuff with the character work. Can you name another commentary strip in which you care about the characters?

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    peterabroad  almost 11 years ago

    Shucks, soooo sweet. He’s moved me again. Good luck Mike with the transition and the memories. Like only yesterday…

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    maree pavletich  almost 11 years ago

    Wow, just….wow

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    Alms4Thorby  almost 11 years ago

    What a classy and classic week of Doonesbury. It has the same feelgood quality I remember from the week that Rick and Joanie first spent the night together.

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    pearlsarefuzzy  almost 11 years ago

    This has been the best week of Doonesbury in years. I love this strip, I do, I do.

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    annieb1012  almost 11 years ago

    Hope dtpi saw this….

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    Hufn  almost 11 years ago

    That would be because the day isn’t about you…. Funny thing that

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    Gokie5  almost 11 years ago

    Really heartfelt comments – brought tears to my eyes. Happy Father’s Day to all dads, honorary dads, or wannabe dads of any kind.

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    Gokie5  almost 11 years ago

    My reaction to Alex was WHOA! Great week for this already great strip.

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    edonline Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Perfect for Father’s Day. I’m waiting for the wedding ceremony though. I wonder if GT will do something like the Rev asking Leo if he takes Alex as his bride, only to have Leo pause and then instead of stuttering, saying “I do” then turning to Alex and whispering “Been practicing… since we first met”.

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    onespiceybbw  almost 11 years ago

    i wonder if she has time for a nose job. . .

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    dawnsfire  almost 11 years ago

    perfect for Fathers’ Day!!!!

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    kaffekup   almost 11 years ago

    A churl like you is a pro? Go figure.

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    trspence  almost 11 years ago

    My daughter turned 21 last week. It’s not going to be too much longer…

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    Justdar826  almost 11 years ago

    what a fabulous strip! One of your best Mr Trudeau

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    JoeStrike  almost 11 years ago

    Go with the blue, Mike – matches the boutonairre [sp?]

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