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Alice | Boston, MA | May 09, 2012

I don't agree with Alex and Leo's intent to exclude the two mothers from the wedding. They are what they are, and neither is bad-hearted or with evil intent. Both put a lot of commitment and effort into their children, and whatever they are, should not be excluded from their children's important life event.

Chuck Hamilton | Buffalo, NY | May 09, 2012

Toggle is the real reason for Vince Neal leaving the Crue back in 1992. Vince and Nikki Sixx were fighting over who was Toggle's father. Once they patched things up, neither one could go back and make contact -- it was just too painful. Personally, I think he looks more like Nikki.    

Pat Goudey O'Brien | Warren, VT | May 09, 2012

Alex is goofy, but a good person, and we know who helped to shape her values. But you don't grow up to be such a fine person as Toggle with only a Mom like his for influence. So I wonder who helped her raise that great kid? Maybe a strong married couple with their hearts in the right place -- like Roger Rabbit and his lovely wife Jessica, in cartoon land. That's what I'm thinking. If GBT knows a couple of kids like Alex and Toggle, he's a lucky guy. They're not really wonderful people, they're just drawn that way. But he did a good job drawing them.

Joel Rubinstein | San Francisco, CA | May 08, 2012

Leo's mother looks to me like Samantha Maloney, drummer for Mötley Crüe during 2000-2001. What's up with that?

John A. Broussard | Kamuela, HI | May 08, 2012

Toggle's Mom is wearing a cross! Nice touch.

Steven Elworth | Brooklyn, NY | May 08, 2012

I have the feeling that the search for Leo's father is not going to lead to a member of the Crue but somewhere else, maybe to a certain Uncle Stupidhead.

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."

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...

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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!

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.

Jack Cerf | Chatham, NJ | May 04, 2012

When did Alex develop a devious, manipulative side?

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.