... syndicate editors aren't perfect. I know what you're thinking, "Say it Ain't So, JG." or maybe you're asking, "If syndicate editors are allowed to make mistakes, who will keep the pressure on the fat cats in Washington?"
And while both are important and thoughtful concerns, the gracious and uber-talented Richard Thompson points out on his lovely blog we missed the extra "tang" (highlighted in yellow) coming from the dialogue balloon and erroneously leading to Mom.
COMICS FUN FACT/DID YOU KNOW? : (apologies to Amy Sedaris/Ruben Bolling) A tang or a speech line lets the reader know where the dialogue is being generated. Not to be confused with THOUGHT BUBBLES!