February 16, 2023
Blondie comic strip from February 16, 2023: Dagwood mentions his wedding anniversary is tomorrow


Some surprising continuity in today’s Blondie… they did indeed wed on February 17:

Blondie comic strip panel from February 17, 1933: Blondie and Dagwood wed


Another important date in Blondie lore…Baby Dumpling’s birthday is April 15th, fitting for a kid named after Alexander Hamilton:

Blondie comic strip from November 7, 1934: Blondie states Baby Dumpling's birthday is April 15th


I didn’t intend to become a Blondie blogger, but I’ve accumulated too much knowledge from doing research and I need to share my findings. Fair warning, expect more in the future.

September 20, 2022
Dagwood being robbed at the gas pump

Blondie, 9/16/2022

Cosmo talking about being robbed at the gas pump

Shoe, 9/20/2022

Tough times in the funny pages… stay safe out there
August 29, 2022

Updates on several projects:

  • I have started a quest to watch every movie in the Blondie Cinematic Universe at the rate of one per month, at least until I forget about it, or I have to go out of my way. I figure if I’m going to make jokes about it, I should at least watch it. I bought an ebook about the films (a bit too glib about the multiple suicides, imo) and I’m doing a little research into the comic strip. So far I’ve reviewed the first and second movies. 26 more to go!
  • August 19 is probably the most deep cut my Simpsons timeline project will go. The other Simpsons’ birthdays are in the show or can be extrapolated from the show, but as far as I can tell, the only specific date ever given for Maggie’s birthday by an official source is a calendar from 1993, which dates it as August 19, 1985 (why 1985? Beats me). I discovered this from the Simpsons Archive, and I considered asking people who owned the calendar to take a picture of it for me, but decided I’d rather have a physical version of it myself. I found it on eBay, where it was being sold by my internet acquaintance Mike Sterling, which felt very serendipitous. Also, years ago August 19 was acknowledged as Maggie’s birthday by the official Simpsons Twitter account but they later claim it’s January 14, and I have no clue where the latter comes from.
  • Pleased as punch that Better Call Saul has provided me with an opportunity to update my long-dormant Ask Jeeves blog.
July 15, 2012
blondie facebook

I mean this without irony… this is the best comic about Facebook I’ve ever seen. Only a strip like Blondie could do such an effective job capturing the dorkiness of middle-aged people using Facebook and chatspeak

April 25, 2006

There were two comic strips about blogs in yesterday’s LA Times


August 30, 2005

I hadn’t realized Frank and Ernest were a gay couple before and it seems all too obvious now that I think about it.