Day By Day

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  • Malatrope

    You might take another try on “exaggerating”, Chris. Sorry to be the one to point it out!

    Great toon, tho.

  • Chris Muir

    crap.I’m too tired.good catch,tho!:)

    • Malatrope

      Happens to the best of us 😉

      • RegT

        You’re right – it just did.

  • formwiz

    Naomi and Sam, The Spies who Shagged Us?

    Lots of guys could get into that.

    If they could last through it.

    • Grunt GI

      Seriously, more DBD shagging, less Soros. Damn, all those babes do look good in black…excellent spy ware…

      ‘Nuff said.

  • KenH

    KILL
    THEM
    ALL

    Please

  • Kafiroon

    Beauties In Black! Blend in? No. Distract? All the time!

    I’ll wait on others to identify that thing Sam is holding with nice finger nail polish while working on old iron.

    • That’s a carburetor for a 1970 Barracuda.

      • Malatrope

        And only a two-barrel. If that’s the only one under the hood, it looks like there’s a lot Sam could do to put some pep into that beast (I mean besides lean all over it half-naked).

        • Farmist

          One of the three that make up a 6-pack on a 440.

          • noncom

            Or a 340 “Six Pack”….had a friend who owned a Challenger in Panther Pink, black out hood and rear window, 340 six pack, with an automatic transmission and a “Slap Stik” shifter….I believe the same engine was available for the Cuda…

      • JTC

        Well it’s a carburetor anyway. Sure ain’t a Carter 4bll that would be original to a ’70 340.

        Color me sadz. 🙁

        • JTC

          Unfortunately, it’s not from the 3-deuce 440 config. either.

          • Kafiroon

            Yeah I figured a single barrel, but I only dealt with 4 barrel Holleys and a few 2 barrel Motorcrafts. Looks like a single barrel to me. But in any case that old cuda has tiny engine if that is what it has. Sam! Junk that waste and either build something good or buy a new Hemi crate engine.

          • JTC

            It’s a 2 bll, not that it matters much on the 318 (same power on Mom’s ’69 Fury III which was a fine car for parkin’, not so much for flyin’).

            I’ve always really liked to keep things original, and that does look to be a fine sculpted all-original body (the car body you pervs!).

            But yeah in this case, a re-fit is in order…lotsa good choices that would still keep it correct for the year, a hot 340 would be my choice, stupid fast and you can still steer it, but a 426 or 440 would be mighty fine too. There was a 383 also…God those were the days.

        • RegT

          (Nitpick alert: with all the shooters here amongst us, don’t we know barrel is abbreviated “bbl”?)

          • JTC

            Yep, I picked my own nits, note my subsequent comments. 🙂

    • Guairdean

      It’s a single barrel Holly carb. I have a spare around here somewhere off of my ’71 Slant Six D-100 Utiline pickup. I also have a spare 2 barrel for my ’70 D-100 383 Sweptline on the wall in my office.

      • JTC

        Not an expert by any means, but it sure looks like the Carter 2 bbl that was standard on the 318 in that timeframe which is what I linked in the above pic. If it is a Holley 1 bbl (and very few Mopars used them) it would be from a 225 slant six. The 318 would be bad enough for a hot redhead, I just can’t imagine Zed brought her home a six.

        • Guairdean

          The 2 barrel is quite a bit larger. I took the 2 barrel off the wall and took a picture. https://goo.gl/photos/t86nTuisHsvZX5oGA Hopefully our host and esteemed bard won’t take this as criticism, just the ramblings and reminiscences of an old guy who’s spent a lot of time (probably too much) under the hood of a couple of old Dodge trucks.

    • Spin Drift

      IT looks like a single barrel Solex, even down to the air bypass for the float chamber. These were popular on German cars in the same time frame. Popular upgrade was to a DGF Webber 32/36 or dual side draft DCOE’s

      Spin
      DCOE – Doublo Chokelo Over Engineerio

    • WayneM

      Only on DBD could there be an involved discussion about the imaginary carb of an imaginary Cuda that I would find so engaging… and, of course, one guy who wants everyone dead… politely…

      The Carter 2 barrel was also available for the venerable 225 ci slant six along with a larger intake. It was called the “Super Six” and it was a bit more power than the standard single-barrel model. Plenty of torque; not much HP.

      It was a different world when the 70 Cuda was manufactured. So many more options available re: engine and configuration. While the quality of production wasn’t great and the gas mileage was worse, there was something about the cars of that era…

      • JTC

        WayneM, heh. And to get a bit more faux esoteric, strictly speaking Sam’s car is a Barracuda as only the 340ci and up, 4,6, or 8 bbl configs were badged ‘Cuda. The internet knows everything. 😉

        • Merle

          Maybe that was just an example – not the actual carb off the Cuda???

  • eon

    It does point out that the Ruling Class exists in a self-created alternate reality, where everything works like it does in movies.

    They were terribly disappointed that Fukushima did not result in a fifty-megaton mushroom cloud. Why? Well, that’s what happened in The Swarm, wasn’t it?

    They believe in Adamski-style Beautiful Space Brothers Here To Save Us From The Evils Of Technological Civilization because of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (Never mind that the Greys weren’t all that friendly.)

    And they believe in their own perfection because Hollywood keeps telling them how perfect they are.

    I watched 2012 last night. (Picked it up for fifty cents at the used DVD place.) It was a perfect illustration of the elite worldview;

    1. World is doomed due to mystical Mayan prediction.

    2. Top-secret project to save the elite’.

    3. All world art treasures, etc., are taken by them.

    4. Their “friends” (Saudi oil sheiks, Russian oligarchs, etc.) finance it so they can come along.

    5. Everybody else gets to die because, well, they aren’t important. As long as there are enough slaveys to roll the lawn, dust the curtains and au pair the kids.

    (Hm. They’ve seen the world destroyed, and yet in the New Perfect World they still won’t have time to do anything with the kids themselves.)

    Yes, a lot of them actually believe this crap.

    No wonder progressives cannot be reasoned with. You’d have better luck explaining orbital mechanics to a Babylonian astronomer-priest. At least he’d be able to do the math.

    This bunch lives in a sur-reality more bizarre than anything Picasso ever visualized.

    And they would think Guernica was “cool”.

    clear ether

    eon

    • NotYetInACamp

      Making evil unreality real is their psychosis.

  • Lots of good comments, but mine is that I don’t see the strip as all that unbelievable. What a shame we can’t fix that.

  • And then I clicked the arrow. Damn.

    • Unca Walt

      Like you, I really had no fargin idea…

      My God.

      We have entered a surreal time in human history.

      • John

        And the horrible thing is it’s only going to get worse.
        Modern technology _is_ magic to these people and they live in a magical world.
        In this magical world actions don’t have consequences (for them) if you have enough power/money.
        Granted, this state of affairs can only go on for so long, but when it crashes it will take us all with it.
        Then we see evolution in action.

  • Halley

    As a liberal, Jan’s understanding tolerance for her more conservative friends and family is something we, sadly, rarely ever see in real life.

    • RegT

      True story. Conservatives are willing to accept and remain friends with liberals they grew up with or went to school with (within reason – e.g., no “vagina hats” need apply), but I have yet to have had a friend who was a real liberal/”progressive” who didn’t end our friendship upon discovering I had matured into a conservative.

  • Bill

    Man, that is one huge pile of dog crap in panel three.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      And it must be fresh…..it’s steaming.

  • Bill G

    That’s the kind of contact Slick likes to work. And he’s gone public with a statement that we need to return to decency, as if he could lead us there.

    • WayneM

      I read that as well. I’m waiting to see how Chris is going to work that one in…

  • Oliver Heaviside

    The CIA employs hackers? That’s not news, not by a long shot. Heck, they’d be derelict their duties if they didn’t. In the field of cryptology, it’s accepted that you should have people trying to break your own codes, as a test, because the other side damn well has people doing that. Same with hacking.

    Now, the question of _who_ they are hacking gets more interesting…. Us? Them? Both? It’s hard to be sure…. mis-direction is the name of this game.

    There was a story recently that the US Navy has started a “top gun” school for its own computer security people – teaching our guys the best techniques for hacking the bad guys…. works for me.

    Remember Rule 1: If you’d be embarrassed to see it on the front page of the newspaper, DON’T put it on a computer……

    • TJ

      Why I don’t facebook, tweet only anonymously (though the necessary people at work know, just in case), and mostly post here and elsewhere under a pseudonym…

    • NotYetInACamp

      It’s a bit late for that embarrassment stuff for me and many.

      I have already misbehaved.

  • Pamela

    “Oh, Behave” “I’m a Redhead Sugar”
    That says it all.
    The only behaving I’m going to do has a Mis in front of it.
    Where’s Travis, I need something to nibble on…

  • NotYetInACamp

    Love those carbs.

    Gotta fix my 70 Chevy SB Step Side PU truck

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