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GOOD FUN
John McQueen | Chantilly, VA | May 08, 2012

After recommending today's strip to a friend as "just good fun, nothing political," it hit me; John Lennon saying, "All this bit about electing a President. We pick our own daddy out of a dog pound of daddies."

MOTLEY CRUE
Charles Borders | Chicago, IL | May 08, 2012

As a long-time fan, I can't help but wonder what the members of Motley Crue think of the current search for Toggle's father. I don't know much about their offspring, but I imagine each would be proud...

FANTASY
Rose | Peekskill, NY | May 08, 2012

Please, please don't let the Red Rascal's success be a fantasy. You gave hope to parents everywhere!

DELUSIONAL
Joel Calhoun | Monticello, MS | May 07, 2012

It's starting to become a toss-up as to which mom is more delusional -- Alex's or Toggle's. Either way, I suspect the wedding is going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons.

INSECURITY ISSUES
Frank | Watsonville, CA | May 07, 2012

I love how Sunday's strip highlights Jeff's continued insecurity issues. He was all to ready to believe the self-labeled chucklehead, Zipper, that it was all a dream. A ten-foot-tall Megan Fox is still just a projection.

LIFE-SAVER
Patricia Henry | DeKalb, IL | May 07, 2012

Fellow non-texting fogeys: Urban Dictionary is a life-saver when figuring out things like "JK!" in Sunday's strip. Not JK.

LEO'S MOM
Georgia | Randolph, VT | May 07, 2012

Maybe J.J. will dump Uncle Stupidhead in favor of Leo's mom, and DB readers can finally have the girl-on-girl action we've been craving for so long.

CONSIDERABLY STERNER
John Muller | Colleyville, TX | May 06, 2012

As father of, among others, two girls (one now married), my response to Alex on Saturday would be a considerably sterner version of Jeff's response to Zipper on Sunday. Thanks for continuing to chronicle my life.

REALITY CHECK
Al | North Eastham, MA | May 06, 2012

Today's strip -- Awright Zipper!! About time for someone to do a reality check on "The Red Rascal."

TWILIGHT ZONE
Bill | Charlottesville, VA | May 06, 2012

Today's strip was perfect, vintage Twilight Zone. Especially Zipper's expression in panel seven. All that was missing was the horns.

PSYCHE
Mike Possmayer | Tbilisi, GEORGIA | May 06, 2012

Like many fans, I've been waiting for the rug to be swiftly and brutally pulled from under Jeff's feet in his rich fantasy. It seemed to finally be happening today -- but then it seems like the dream might be reality!?! Nice psyche. You pulled a fast on on me, Garry!

KENT STATE
Roberta | Henderson, NV | May 04, 2012

Re the 40-years-ago Flashback: May 4, 1970 -- It was a pretty day at Kent State and at Penn State where I walked the campus a day later and tried to imagine it happening there. Perhaps it says something about growing up in the 60s in that I could imagine it happening there. I can never understand it, but I could imagine it happening.

ALEX
Jack Cerf | Chatham, NJ | May 04, 2012

When did Alex develop a devious, manipulative side?

TRICK
Joel Calhoun | Monticello, S | May 04, 2012

Looks like Alex used the old "reverse-psychology" trick to head off her biological Mom's bid to attend her upcoming nuptials. Though I get the feeling, given the latter's previous history, she's gonna wind up there anyway. With "Uncle Stupidhead" in tow, naturally.

BET
Alex the Bold | Brooklyn, NY | May 04, 2012

I want to get my bet in right now. Alex's mom will crash the wedding, Perthaps wearing a wedding dress in black and widow's weeds.

JOY
Deric | Colorado Springs, CO | May 04, 2012

What joy! Lacey Davenport is introduced in the 35-years-ago Flashback strip. These time capsules are a wonder, repeatedly making my morning shine -- before I spoil it, repeatedly, by turning to current news in the Times.

ABSENCE
Allie | Gettysburg, PA | May 04, 2012

Everyone blesses us. Some by their presence, others by their absence. Way to stand up for yourself, Alex!

LOVE IT
Dave Huntington | Houston, TX | May 04, 2012

I love it when the old 'Please don't throw me in the briar patch' trick of Brer Rabbit is re-introduced. Nice one, Alex!

MISUNDERSTOOD
Tom | Brisbane, AUSTRALIA | May 04, 2012

Zeke's alright. He's just misunderstood. Often. Always by perceptive people.

ZEKE'S COMMENT
Paul Shepherd | Toronto, CANADA | May 04, 2012

Zeke's comment to Alex referring to Drew made me laugh out loud. GBT juggles his wide range of characters expertly. People we don't see for months or years show up in perfect context. Three cheers.