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  1. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 11 days ago


    No, but one time when he was supposed to be practicing the zither I caught him polishing his plectrum.

  2. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 18 days ago


    There was a meeting? Why wasn’t I informed?


    /s/ Rotifer’s Mother

  3. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause about 1 month ago


    Dear Ones


    Normally, I’m not a violent person. There are exceptions.


    I was attacked and bitten by a squirrel when I was “with Rotifer.” That explains a lot of things, doesn’t it?


    When I’ve been drinking (mothers are human too, you know).


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother

  4. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 2 months ago


    Dear Mr. Nobo:


    I’ll have you know that my son practically invented bargain basement commenting (he likes it b/c it’s a lot closer to the gutter, and for persons with pasta dependency issues the gutter is a step up from the dumpsters behind those all night ravioli joints on the seedy side of Siena).


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother

  5. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 2 months ago


    Dear Fellow FA Friends:

    I usually refrain from engaging in intramural FA spats, but may I make a suggestion?

    I’m not sure that anyone (least of all me) has the market cornered on what the artist thinks, approves, or disapproves.

    My point is this: I’m not an art critic so I don’t know how to categorize today’s strip or assign it to any specific genre. However, it seems to me to be especially thoughtful, witty and clever, and there are several nods toward pre-hiatus FAs and Frog Blog posts. It is visually compelling to boot. In short there’s a lot in the STRIP ITSELF that lends itself to interpretation, comment and postulation, without engaing in an internecine pissing contest resort to squabbling. What WILL the neighbors think?

    My Rotty tells me that whitewater junkies can get so focused on the rapids that they sometimes forget to take in the gorgeous scenery that helps create the excitement in the first place. They having a saying to address this: “Don’t forget to look up.”

    Today’s FA is pretty damn darn cool. So while you’re pounding away at those keyboards …. Don’t forget to look up.


    Sincerely,

    Rotifer’s Mother

  6. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 2 months ago


    Dear Teresa


    You’ve kidnapped 3/4 of my bridge club. Please give them back (the Depends Seniors Contract Bridge Tournament begins tonight).


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother

  7. Mother Thalweg commented on Cleo and Company 3 months ago


    Dear Mrs. B:


    Granddaughters are a blessing! (sons, sometimes not so much).


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother

  8. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 3 months ago


    Dear Fellow Fans of Frog Applause:


    With all due respect, I think everyone is missing the larger point.


    Why wasn’t I asked for permission to use an image of the back of my bun in today’s strip? Arrogant disregard indeed.


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother


    P.S. to MargueriteM – Written anything poorly lately?

  9. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 3 months ago


    Dear Teresa


    While you’re out there support group capering, see if you can find one for sufferers of diverticulosis, hemangioma, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia, mixed hyperlipidemia, esophagitis, arrhythmia (bradycardia) AV heart block type 2 Mobitz, diabetes type 2, gastro-esophageal reflux, and (my personal favorite) mild fatty liver intrusion.


    Sincerely,


    Rotifer’s Mother

  10. Mother Thalweg commented on Frog Applause 3 months ago


    Dear FA friends of Rotifer Thalweg


    I have sad news about Rotifer. Just when it looked like he was about to overcome his lasagna addiction on his own, he saw a glimpse of Garfield’s tail in a cartoon yesterday that sent him on a real bender. We had to have an intervention, and he’s agreed to go to “camp” at an undisclosed location out of the country that specializes in the treatment of pasta-related dependencies. If all goes well he’ll be back in two weeks.


    Sincerely,


    Mother Thalweg