Many years ago, I had chronic sinusitis and, after going through several NJ doctors, I wound up at a NYC specialist (this is back when health insurance actually worked) and he, basically, told me the same thing as the doctor the illustration. He was correct as he was more advanced and knowledgable than the NJ doctors and, one unenjoyable surgery later, solved the problem. Still, you only get to the right one by trial and error - there is no other way unless you happen to get lucky. Another favorite doctor comment is "well, just pop back in if...." There is no "popping in" on doctors as the process of making an appointment, arranging to miss work, getting there and, then, waiting, sometimes hours, is difficult and exhausting. Finally, something other than the dog smashing the fence. Just noting, that as far as the public is concerned, John Blackston is still a member of the Purple Shirts. Swiller might be their leader, but John is believed to be a member at this point. As you note, nice tie-in to Bonetti, but a shame we didn't know about the commuted sentence ahead of time as that would have made for quite the surprise moment now. You know Leona is going to get very quiet when Bonetti's name comes up. She did nothing wrong, but probably would prefer everyone just forgets about her Club Buccaneer days all the same. If Dan has to choose between Irwin and the dog on the next mission, he should be stocking kibble for the trip. One has to carry two distinct gangster memes is his/her head today: the TV/movie kind that, sometimes, has a moral code and an almost romanticized life and the real-world violent-killer one who preys on the rest of us. The US Government suing the city over the post-office site is kinda interesting. First I've ever heard of it. Even in the '70s, there was still a bit of a belief left that "culture" - classical music, opera, classic literature, etc. - was ennobling and worthy of gov't effort to bring it to the masses (like a young me seeing things like opera or shows discussing books on PBS that I had no other exposure to growing up). There's very little of that left today and I don't think our current politics even believes in the theory behind it anymore. And, yes, neat to see Davega trying to class itself up. Probably the biggest thing I've taken out of these (and some other newspaper coverage in these Day by Days) is how you can see that social media didn't cause as much as enable the politics and approach we have today. It was almost all there in 1940; it was just wanting a platform so that our politics could morph into what we have today. Seriously and with an assist from Rod Serling for today's speech. Before the barber and haberdashery, how 'bout a dentist and doctor, but before even that, this guy needs a shower for the ages. What Dude says is usually awful, but the guy has come through when it counts several times. One of the things I like about T&TPs is that it shows strong, smart, independent women, but also will fire out a comment like Pat's in panel one. Today, it's all walking on egg shells to not offend or hewing perfectly to a shifting political standard. Caniff clearly respects women and their abilities (Hu Shee played Pat and team like a fiddle), but he'll point out foibles and traits in both sexes that we're not allowed to acknowledge (in one sex anyway) today. Caniff's 1940 world is more real than most of our modern TV shows and movies that simply preach a tightly circumscribed one-sided belief system. Today's version is called "title inflation," and companies do it because it works. While these two are complaining, I've seen many employees satisfied with a new title and little or no raise to go along with it. The game eventually runs out of room - so the board has to be reset ("announcing a new, more-efficient organization with updated titles, blah, blah, blah") - but it's not going to go away. Edward Rochester's first wife breaks out?