Runners-up: Frank and Ernest, Blondie, Dennis the Menace, Red and Rover, Mother Goose and Grimm
No great comics today. Pooch Cafe had a pretty good pun, so I went with them. Someone's got to win after all.
Runners-up: Dilbert (this is what Dilbert is capable of, a joke that does not revolve around the stupidity of Dilbert's co-workers), Beetle Bailey (actually uses the military setting to be topical!), Baldo, Garfield (I liked the visual of Odie demonstrating the clean and jerk motion, the silent penultimate panel loses points though)