Day By Day


  • Maletrope


    • WayneM


  • scoutergreg

    Thank you Chris!

  • Pamela

    Engineers have mad skills especially Red Heads who can weld
    Now where is Toly and the DD’s helo

  • Kafiroon

    Is that a tornado in the far background? The Land Barge my fly again.
    Roll cages are great, but that thing needed suspension help that would somewhat on the order of a Nascar stocker. Course we set up to go Both directions.

    • Chris Muir


      • Maletrope

        Looks like a tornado. Jus’ sayin’.

        • Maletrope

          (can’t modify comment, so I’ll reply to myself)
          It needs more jaggies. Whatever, though: doth this portend more woe doth come? I mean, besides Zed’s obvious internal injuries…

          • Otto Didact

            That’s how they look from a distance. In real time you don’t see much more’n a fairly straight line. Only see jaggies in photograph.

  • B Woodman

    Chris, you mad, mad, (unprintable deleted)!
    Thank G-d they’re alive. But they’re out in the boonies, no cell signal, and Zed seems to have a concussion (wanting to sleep). Not good, Chris, not good at all.
    Sam will stay awake, with the pain of a broken wrist. Hopefully they can reach and handle their sidearms, to keep the “coyotes” (two legged variety) at bay.

  • Ian

    should have rolled right over him.

  • Snafu F. Ubar

    “The Perils of Pauline”

    • KenH

      Should have spammed him, tough luck to the kid, but thats life in Boingo’s workers paradise…..

  • Spin Drift

    They lived, 4130 chrome-moly tube in the right places does wonders, prayers answered.

    Spin Drift
    War Damn Eagle
    Hold Fast
    Molon Labe

  • Ryk E Lee

    Now a Tornado in the distance? We’ll need eerie background music soon. Love cliffhangers, gives us something to look forward to tomorrow.

  • Wonder if Zed’s hoping there’s another drone Up There, like last time.

  • Cliff

    As in life the worse is yet to come.

  • BlaxPac

    Somehow I figured (hoped!) that the wily Redhead would have done a rollcage in the car rebuild.

    BUT: especially living in the Southwest, where there are thin slices of something sandwiched between thick pieces of Nothing?

    No SatPhone, CB or even a flare gun? :o(

    Think, Red! Tires are already shot and off the car…some gas from the carb on them will make a good smoke signal.

    Hopefully, Zed packing heat in case of 2 legged Predators come a-calling before friendlies arrive.

    • Fox2!

      I think it’s well established that Zed and Sam could each engage a rifle squad. And at least break even.

  • Bren

    Called it 🙂 Also, I think Zed’s silence has more to do with Sam’s “joke” than any injuries.

    • eon

      From my days investigating auto crashes, hurt ribs + sudden wooziness often = broken rib through a lung.

      There’s a reason EMTs refer to the Golden Hour.

      And if I were in a state with that much dark territory I’d have a satphone in the car.

      clear ether


      • H_B

        “Pneumothorax” – my first thought.

        And if Zed is seriously hurt, and unable to restrain her in coming days, there is going to be blood all over that part of the state.

  • Weirddave


  • Grape

    Tornado? Indeed the pending storm.

  • epador

    1) Illegals often migrate in a dry wash for the cover it provides. Looks lie a wash where they crashed. Rain in the distance. The risk is now not later when the storm is closer.
    2) Sure hope Anatoly is flying patrol, but how much room for Med Evac in that fancy eggbeater of their’s? If he wants he can pick me up for a medic. I’m in the back yard setting up the garden but my bag is always by the door.

    • Pamela

      Well if there had been water in the dry washes, no matter how little, the epa would be fining the pants off of people.

  • Unca Walt

    Most ricky-tick, the fab redheaded engineer should set fire to a tire. Now, before the storm.

    Black smoke time.

    Gawd. Here I yam, worrying about cartoon characters. Chris, you are a fargin master!

  • Damn, he does wing it day to day (day by day?), farming the comments like the road crossin’ joke…(h/t to spin drift & pb?)

  • cb

    Why did the kid cross the road? Looked as if to retrieve his new anchor baby certificate… err.. birth certificate. All such documents are available along the border regardless of age, origin, etc

  • Patrick

    Hmmmm. Uncloaking as a commenter for the first time. Zed is combat hardened, should have a good read on his damage even concussed, so sore ribs are a solid call versus broken – they feel different. Now to puzzle out where our clever artistic commentator is taking us – a storm in the distance, visual metaphor (classic Texas joke: what’s a metaphor – well grazin’ cattle I reckon). Classic con/lib encounter, con saves life of the defenseless, lib ignores the damage and blithely moves on leaving injured con to fend for themselves.

  • Just caught the last 3 days’ worth – and glad I didn’t see them on-time and have to wait for the next one. Seeing the kid in front of the car was truly scary. Pretty gals aside, it’s so much a talking-politics thread, it’s a treat to see your work on a serious action sequence. The car flipping was excellently illustrated. Whew.

  • Greg B

    Dammit. I told you I was gonna be pissed…..

  • MasterDiver

    Hope they’re not in the path of a flash flood. I’ve seen those on the bomb range in NM, 0-10 feet deep in less than a minute.

    getting our share of flooding here in SC. Charleston bad, Columbia worse. It’s not the rain it’s the run-off!

    Keep Zed awake, Sam. Treat for shock.

  • Little-Acorn

    Lightning flash in the background.

    A storm is coming.

  • Teodoro

    Chris, How many times did you watch The King’s crash sequence to get that look right?

  • Zed may battle-hardened, but this would not be the first time that a Texas-born war hero survived the sand-box terrorists only to be taken out by domestic ones…

    Just ask Mrs. Kyle.

    But I don’t think this Chris will croak our Z; that would be a bit like suicide (check the author’s mugshot, see what I mean?).

  • KathyP

    Let’s sit in the car, in the shade? Shade?

    • S Hooks

      “rest … in the shade” = Stonewall Jackson reference.

  • Snafu F. Ubar

    The roof of the car is providing shade.

  • John Greer

    Shade is nice but the folks need to get away from the car soonest.
    In terrain that flat the car is a lightning rod surrounded with gas fumes.

    • H_B

      No. No, no, no, no, no! It is just conceivable that the charger can be straightened out and repaired. It’s not going to come back from a fuel fire though.

  • Fox2!

    UH-oh, Zed’s wearing a red shirt. We all know what that means.

    Unless he starts speaking with a Glaswegian accent.

    • SoCal Stoli

      I don’t think this is a safe space to reference Scalzi. Sarah Hoyt’s gonna come after you and ROAST yo’ ass…in PORTUGUESE!! ;=)

  • Spin Drift

    If Zed dies their won’t be enough eyes for Wade. Throw in Sam’s response and Chris does not have enough red ink to cover the carnage.

    Spin Drift
    War Damn Eagle
    Hold Fast
    Molon Labe

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