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Paul Berge

Welcome back! Good to see you up and at 'em!

Brian Fies

At last, our long national nightmare is over.

Mark Jackson

Don't know how your Aristotle paper was received, but it was probably better than it would have been at 14th century Oxford, when one of their statutes read "Bachelors and Masters of Arts who do not follow Aristotle's philosophy are subject to a fine of 5 shillings for each point of divergence."

Oh, and welcome back!

Kathleen Donnelly

Very glad to know you're back and that you'll be around longer than you expected. And thanks for the penguin book story, one I use often.

Richard John Marcej

Great to have you back Mike!

parnell nelson

Great to have you back Mike and to know that you are doing well.
And thanks, Brian. You eased the absence of the daily dose of Mike for me and I would like to read your column if I could find it...


Good news, and glad you're back! Brian's posts were pretty awesome too. Yall make a good team, actually.

And those milk cartons are proof that there is a Satan.

Dave from Philadelphia

Thanks to Brian! Welcome back Mike! Hope your journey through this stays positive.


Richard Thompson's blog is reporting that he passed away today from the effects of Parkinson's.



Welcome back! And thanks for the bit on stoicism. It sent me back to my college philosophy book for a needed reading break today.

Craig L Wittler

Relieved to see your return (although Brian was the best fill-in guy since Garry Shandling for Johnny Carson). But saddened to hear of Richard Thompson's passing (if you made a bargain with God or the Devil for your own recovery, I HOPE you read ALL the fine print). Anyway, your recovery is a rare bright spot in a year full of sad passings (including Shandling - it was almost sadly cool that watching the DNC we learned Bernie Sanders' brother is named Larry Sanders).

But I digress. Stay stoic. And here's today's PG-13 toon from Leigh Rubin who is almost my neighbor in San Luis Obispo (and gets preferred placement in the local news-dead-tree) http://www.gocomics.com/rubes/2016/07/27


Glad you are back! Brian did a great job as a sub!


Flip, Richards dead. I often literally dreamed about meaning him when I was starting out as a cartoonist, age 13. He was always really nice in those dreams. And he emailed me once when I sent him some fan art. I was so in awe I tried to be funny and sounded stupid. But he was very gracious. This makes me very sad.

Richard John Marcej

Richard Thompson and Jack Davis left us today. Fortunately for us and future generations, we'll always have their work.

Mary in Ohio

So glad you are back - and so sad to hear that Richard Thompson has left us !

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