Feb 7th 2018 09:20 am 3) You Know Mom!

Today’s old A&J is really old, from 1997. A baby born on the day this cartoon first appeared would be able next week to buy a drink legally. I appreciate the comments in wake of yesterday’s post, the baseball/cartooning analogy. That’s called fishing for compliments, I believe.

Buy the new book, "Beaucoup Arlo & Janis!"Today's "Arlo & Janis!"

Posted by jimmyjohnson / Vintage A&J

29 Responses to “3) You Know Mom!”

  1. hc on 07 Feb 2018 at 9:31 am #

    Oh – you don’t know how appropriate this is – spent 2 hours on “Chat” w/Verizon last week when both our flip phones would not work – they got mine fixed – but they said hubby’s had to be replaced – replacement got sent to wrong place – went to Verizon this am (in the snow storm) as we’ve been without his phone for 8 days – they tried hubby’s phone – found it would work ! – press 1 for frustration – press 2 for unladylike words!

  2. Mark in TTown on 07 Feb 2018 at 9:52 am #

    If you were fishing, you certainly caught your limit. Well-deserved too!

  3. emb on 07 Feb 2018 at 10:22 am #

    In case you missed this post early this morning, at the end of the last run. It does have the right URL.

    Recently watched a b&w video of Maria Callas doing the Habanera from Bizet’s “Carmen.” She was supposed to be the sine qua non for this piece, but [IMO] acted a bit flaky. This mezzo may have her beat. Hope I have the right URL.



  4. Anonymous on 07 Feb 2018 at 11:02 am #

    Elina Garanca is the singer in eMb’s reference, and is she good! Brava; bravissima! Well worth the visit to youtube. I felt compelled to watch several different of her entries there, and am glad I did.

  5. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 07 Feb 2018 at 11:22 am #

    ‘Twas I, above.

  6. Ghost on 07 Feb 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    My late friend’s favorite dessert was crème brûlée. Due to her health issues in her later years, she actually needed the calories. I enjoyed making it for her. I still have the torch I purchased to caramelize the top.

    One day I will make it for Jackie.

  7. Bryan on 07 Feb 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Should your reference to yesterday be “pitching for compliments”, Jimmy?

  8. DJJG7 on 07 Feb 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    We got compliments you ain’t even fished for yet.

    Speaking of cartoons, we comment here in two ways at least: about the cartoon topic (mothers today) or about the cartooning process (Arlo has eye bags in frames 2 and 4, about the ink line, all sorts of stuff).

    Speaking of which, this is one of those slightly weird, almost fantasy strips we used to see. But remember when Arlo was an alligator? Or was it a crocodile—

  9. emb on 07 Feb 2018 at 4:43 pm #

    I remember when Janis was a mermaid.

    No eggs yet, but the blurb says the adults are engaging in mating behavior. Copy the site, so you can visit on your own. Will later post other sites.

    Lost it. Later,

  10. emb on 07 Feb 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    Here it is:



  11. emb on 07 Feb 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    Ospreys care little for ambience. Don’t expect them back ’til well into spring.



  12. DJJG7 on 07 Feb 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    I remember her as a mermaid! Wonderful. And as a torch singer.

  13. emb on 07 Feb 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    These two have the best deal [though it's too dark in Baltimore to see now]: Relatively scenic urban landscape and a year round food supply, mostly starlings and rock pigeons, both introduced pests from the Old World. Northern peregrines generally migrate S. in winter, but these two stay put all year.



  14. JACKQULINE MONIES on 07 Feb 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    Realized hadn’t been here all day just now.

    Have to brag on Ghost a little here. He says it to embarrass him too much.

    Remember a couple years ago when he hoped to lose down thin enough to wear jeans again? Well, he bought them, several size 36 waist and looked awesome.

    They are too loose on him now!

    Tonight in rough out boots, jeans, plaid shirt and a rough out leather jacket with that gray grizzled beard he looks more like a real deal rancher than most anyone you see locally. A tall, lean, clean cowboy with no horse!

    Keep warning Ghost he will be swarmed by the casserole ladies from denominations he has never heard of, should I pass away.

  15. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 07 Feb 2018 at 8:17 pm #


    I wouldn’t say that you were fishing.

    I would say that you hit a home run.

    And you do it nearly every day.

  16. JACKQULINE MONIES on 08 Feb 2018 at 4:53 am #

    About the new today strip. Home run!

    Except Dickens the Adventure Dog is the prewash cycle.

    The coloring and detail is superb. Love the crushing of the couch.

  17. Mark in TTown on 08 Feb 2018 at 6:26 am #

    Arlo looks so sleepy he probably doesn’t even realize Ludwig washed the bowl for him.

  18. emb on 08 Feb 2018 at 9:32 am #

    For those easily grossed out, scroll down. I find it interesting.



  19. Trapper Jean on 08 Feb 2018 at 9:36 am #

    M mom used to tell a joke about the old lady who was serving her visitor a piece of cake. The visitor comments on the lovely china and the old lady says thank you, and that it’s as clean as nine waters can get it. After a bit a mangy old dog wanders in and flops down. The visitor asks about it, and the old lady says oh, that’s just my dog, Nine Waters.

  20. JACKQULINE MONIES on 08 Feb 2018 at 10:11 am #

    A story involving an old lady in Ghost’s small town in Mississippi and dirty dishes.

    In 1960s, 70s, my best friend and boss had an upscale antique shop in New Orleans. She went jome to visit and heard of a huge collection of rose medallion, imari china in old plantation outside town and tried to buy it to no avail.

    She was so upset. “She had it all over table with turnip greens and cornbread still in the bowls and chickens were on the table eating out of the food bowels! I suggested I would help her clear the table and she said it was ok, they would eat the leftovers for supper!”

    My friend wasn’t meaning the chickens. And the chickens were feeding from thousands of dollars in dinnerware!

  21. JACKQULINE MONIES on 08 Feb 2018 at 10:58 am #

    About Ghost and my runny clogged sinuses, an oxymoron:

    Artisanal snot. We have organic artisanal snot, copious amounts.

  22. Mark in TTown on 08 Feb 2018 at 12:02 pm #


  23. JACKQULINE MONIES on 08 Feb 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    This is depressing people!

  24. emb on 08 Feb 2018 at 11:01 pm #

    Nobody here for 5 hr.? Nighty bunch.

  25. TruckerRon on 09 Feb 2018 at 12:04 am #

    First, I had an astronomy club meeting. Then when I got home, the clouds were moving away and I could see several old friends clearly for a change. Now it’s bedtime, so I check in to see what everyone’s been doing…

    Folks, what were y’all doing?

  26. DJJG7 on 09 Feb 2018 at 6:28 am #

    So here’s a thought for this morning: How *is* Arlo’s mother? We know his dad was a vet. How are Janis’s folks, for that matter? True, A&J fades in and out of reality and fantasy alternately like “Peanuts” did (though Charlie Brown was never an alligator–nor a crocodile). But it never abandons reality altogether.

  27. JACKQULINE MONIES on 09 Feb 2018 at 8:07 am #

    I personally worry about Gus who aged rapidly. He must have had Mary Lou when he was Arlo’s current age?

  28. Mark in TTown on 09 Feb 2018 at 8:26 am #

    Gus didn’t age rapidly, Arlo is aging very slowly. You’re right that Gus looked about Arlo’s age when he first appeared. He also looked taller and didn’t have a cigar either.

  29. JACKQULINE MONIES on 09 Feb 2018 at 9:35 am #

    Good morning. Feeling better. Had two large blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

    Ghost does not, still in bed coughing.