Day By Day


  • Blue Quasar

    That well is polluted and the EPA regulations are a killer, no thanks.

    Looks nice though.

    • H_B

      “Looks nice though.”

      If you say so. To me, doesn’t matter the shape of the outside, if the inside’s bad I don’t wanna’ touch it.

      • Scout

        Agree, HB, but I have to say the thigh gap is nice. Too bad she’s so stupid, conniving, crazy, evil, undisciplined, and a coulee dozen other fatal flaws.

        • Blue Quasar

          The grass is always greener over the septic tank.

  • KenH

    Hows that old line go? Not even with someone else’s dick, bitch

    • H_B

      “I wouldn’t $%&# her with your dick (point to one person), you pushing (point to a second), and you taking the blame! (point to a third)”

      I’ve seen that get said…

  • JSStryker

    I’d say that that exclamation point is Sam about to unload on her sister with a full broadside!

    • Lucius Severus Pertinax

      64 pounders, no less!

      • JSStryker

        I was thinking a broadside of 16″/50 caliber Mark 7 guns!

        • John Greer

          Expect nothing less from a gal built like a battleship.

  • Just an extension of a very bad dream; damn what kind of drugs did they feed that boy?

    • H_B

      I think Mr Muir’s narrative skills are a step or so above the writers of Dallas.

      • Dream sequence is a legit gambit, the difference is in the execution; the awesome art, the gut-twisting plot twists, the ultimate epilogue.

        BUT, the DD ain’t gone and that dark angel ain’t banging our boy…bank it.

        • Swansonic

          Dream sequence or not, its an interesting week.

          Things happening at the Double D – bad.

          Things happening with the double D’s – bad…

  • Grunt GI

    Wow, fantastic artwork…can’t wait too see how you tie this weeks strips (pun intended) together.

  • WayneM

    Interesting distraction from what’s going on at the Double D…

    Speaking of distractions, did Skye get nipple piercings? Both or just the right?

    • GWB

      Doesn’t appear so in this strip.

    • Gus Bailey

      She should.

  • Too Tall

    Given Zed’s broad and deep skill sets honed by decades of intense and specialized training, Skye is about to find out that Zed’s response to handcuffs or any other restraints is about to generate a totally unexpected and highly kinetic response, regardless as to any impairment based on his injuries or medical treatment. Pass the popcorn.

    • eon

      She’ll end up wearing them. Then again, that may be her plan, too.

      She stuck with an abusive, loser boyfriend who was so amazingly dense that even being in imminent danger of lead poisoning didn’t say “get lost” to his minuscule IQ.

      She’s also constantly putting both feet in her mouth. And she didn’t seem all that put out ending up as her Mom and stepfather’s maid.

      It all adds up to her being either submissive, having nonexistent self-esteem no matter how arrogant she acts, or both.

      My guess from Ab-Psych would be “both”.

      clear ether


      • H_B

        From my observations of liberals/progressives/socialists/-insert-latest-“cool”-label-here in the wild, that’s kind of a given. They all are looking for an “other” to take care of them. They either don’t trust their own faculties to manage affairs for themselves, or they idolize a more potent external force they believe could do a better job. They also react favorably to shows of force from a dominant “other” and praise their efficiency (Che/Mao iconography / speaking wistfully of dictators).

        Worse, like so many people, they can’t conceive of anyone thinking differently from themselves. Therefore, anyone opposing government expansion or centralization of power is deliberately trying to get between them and the thing/person they are organizing their life around. The result is bewildered confusion followed by incoherent rage.

      • MasterDiver

        Skye’s character sounds like an article I read giving an analysis of Hanoi Jane’s psyche, especially her days with Roger Vadim and Tom Hayden: Lack of self-esteem, Dependent on men, sticking with losers, submissive and accepting abuse, desperately seeking approval, rejecting parental standards…

        • You forgot “banging Michael Jackson”.

          How’s that fit into the psych eval? And who knew that was even possible for him/it? Or maybe it’s just a nutball claim decades later by a pathetic has-been/never-was. What would THAT say?

          • eon

            I never bought that one. even when she was playing Barbarella (her only halfway good role), she would have been too old to interest him.

            I’m guessing wrong sex, too.

            IOW, she didn’t fit his “vic profile”.

            clear ether


          • “…she didn’t fit his “vic profile”.”

            Ah, but did he fit hers?

  • Ed

    Zed recognized Sam. Since we all know a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste, this could be fun.

  • formwiz

    If I were on the hospital staff, I’d be sucking down some potassium iodide.

    When Sam walks in, Hiroshima would look like a peaceful sunrise in comparison.

    • Too Tall

      Isn’t it about time for Zed’s friend the Sheriff to drop by and see how he is doing? This could be fun….

  • Fox2!

    When Sam walks in, Hiroshima Tsar Bomba would look like a peaceful sunrise in comparison.

    • Lergnom

      Hiroshima? Tsar Bomba? Try warp core breach.

  • Uh-oh!

    Sam’s about to go all-Ted Cruz on Skye’s a** in just one more frame.


  • Cris? Damn it, Son, yer scarin’ da patrons! WHAT IN THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS GOIN’ ON?? We need a loooong panel to get this squared away!!

  • capn

    “it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream …”

    Would somebody Please go wake up Chris?

    “it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream – it’s just a dream …”

    • eon

      I don’t think it’s a dream. Because I can’t imagine Zed wanting to get it on with Little Miss F**kup.

      Now, a nightmare, maybe, yeah.

      Skye trying something amazingly stupid in “real life”, absolutely. Besides having no self-esteem, she’s never seemed to have much sense of self-preservation, either.

      Another hallmark of the progressive mind. You may have noticed, those who dream of primitivist Utopias generally are sorely lacking in any of the skills needed to survive in such an environment in the real world. (See the last two chapters of Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy, or any real-world “deep-eco” conclave, for examples.)

      clear ether


      • “Dream sequence” is a term that includes nightmares, which of course the destruction of DD at the hands of gov and the rape of a virtuous man by a sick/twisted/pathetic bitch (in its true she-dog definition) would be.

  • Ozymandias

    Nothing wrong with Skye that Sam couldn’t fix with her hands..

  • Kevin M

    If this is a dream sequence, then that’s one thing.

    But if this is real, it had better end with Sam blowing Skye’s head off with a Marlin lever action 45/70 Gov’t or I’m outa here.

    A sister engaging in mate-poaching on a wounded veteran with memory issues is outclassed only by pedophilia.

    • Kevin M

      Or incest.

    • Tom Z

      In some jurisdictions, since Skye and Zed are related by marriage, it would be incest.

    • SteveInCO

      I’m not fussy, like you are, about the means of dispensation. Could be a 12 gauge, a twelve pound sledgehammer….

  • Kevin M

    There is no third thing, is that clear?

  • In no particular order, Trump, Cruz, Carson, Rubio.

    Let’s see if we can fuck this up.

    • JIMV

      My winners in last nights effort…Rubio, Cruz, and sadly, Christie. The rest were forgetable…

  • Bill M

    Jeez. Not sure which story track I want to see tomorrow.

  • Jack

    What is Skye’s motive?

    • JIMV

      Lust and envy…and there are worse fates for the poor guy

      • Tuna

        Don’t forget jealousy, as many libs are for what Cons have. “But Sam, it’s not fair that you have worked hard for what you have- you have to share it with me!”

  • BlaxPac


    Zed, you’re married to a striking, smart & well-armed Red-Head…

    But as a combat solider, there are some trenches you shouldn’t be in…this is one of them.

    I on the other hand, am single…=)

    • interventor

      Perhaps, after through check for STDS and spaying the biatch.

  • BlaxPac

    And this strip might be Zed hallucinating (we hope for EVERYONE’S sake)…but whats happening back at the DD, I don’t think it is…even I hope it is.

    Is this the damn illegals causing havoc? Or worse?

    And dang it, let everyone be okay!

  • Stormhawk

    The only way this ends well is if this some extreme shock treatment to jar his memory totally back or to see if he really does recognize his wife and isn’t just going with the flow, as it were.

    • JIMV

      That’s what I see..shock treatment to reset his memory with a little bit of jolly slap and tickle as the cure…Actually the author should draw and sell an adult novella to readers as a fund raiser. He certainly has the artistic skill and can spin a good story…I’d buy a copy.

  • This is a very bad trip. What went in Zeds IV?

  • And, if this isn’t a trip, that bitch needs to be destroyed.

  • jackdeth72

    But! But! But!

    I want to see Sam kick Skye into the ceiling fixtures next entertaining episode!!!

  • Bren

    I don’t think this is a Zed dream. We already know how he feels about Skye. Never in a million years.

    Of course, it might be a Zed nightmare!

  • Bill G

    I’m guessing this is not a dream, Skye is poaching on Zed with memory impairment and she thinks she’ll sample what he’d never give her otherwise, and Zed is not memory impaired for what’s happened after the crash and is giving her all the rope she needs to hang herself.
    I’m hoping the scene at the Double D is a dream sequence, but then again Obola and his Injustice Department could well decide to ignore Diplomatic protocol if the fee insulted enough.

    • eon

      Or else trying once more to “send a message” to somebody.

      I’ve noticed that The One seems to give one of his usual incoherent, rambling speeches (and we think Biden is “mental”), then drones something somewhere.

      When I was a kid, the local schoolyard bullies tended to couple teasing and demanding with rock-throwing, window-breaking, spray-painting, and etc., so it may just be one more indicator that the Messiah has never actually grown up.

      clear ether


  • Pamela

    1. Is Sam crashed out in Zed’s room on one of the day beds?
    2. Where did Skye get the cuffs? Tucker will be ticked if they are his.
    3. Is Mama on her way? ( I would not want to be Skye if that were the case)
    4. Bad interaction with the medication, and a horrific hallucination.
    5. There are instances that no matter how hard you drill, you will come up with a dry well. No liquid gold because it is already tapped out.
    6. All of the above.

  • Browncoat


    • John Carifidy

      Ketamine. Good for a three day nightmare.

      • John Greer

        Or your depression, depending on the dose.
        I was feeling pretty good after my last colonoscopy.

  • Skye is pure evil. Please, Chris, don’t let Zed do it!

  • m guessing this is not a dream, Skye is poaching on Zed with memory impairment and she thinks she’ll sample what he’d never give her otherwise, and Zed is not memory impaired for what’s happened after the crash and is giving her all the rope she needs to hang herself.
    I’m hoping the scene at the Double D is a dream sequence, but then again Obola and his Injustice Department could well decide to ignore Diplomatic protocol if the fee insulted enough.

    Remember what Skye tried to do to Anatoly and Naomi! She’d love to break up Zed and Sam’s marriage. Because that’s how Selfish Leftists ROLL!

    • eon

      Once you realize they flat-out hate everybody else on Earth, their behavior becomes a lot easier to understand. And predict.

      clear ether


      • Yes. Why do you think Leftism and islam are so compatible?

        • H_B

          Judaism: thou shalt not kill

          Christianity: turn the other cheek/pray for your enemies.

          Islam: thou shalt not kill…unless you have been attacked first.

          Now, many people look at that and think “Islam has a much more sensible approach”. But that’s not how it works out. In this world, it’s far too easy to misperceive a “slight”as something else; to “not have all the information”. “Attacks” can easily turn out to be nothing of the sort. “Unless you are attacked first” results in “unless you can construct a Rationale for why it’s reasonable to hate them”.

          Unless you start from an absolute – Thou Shalt Not – there is no restriction on behavior. The absolute means that you can’t just “think up a reason” to hurt someone, one must make a break with core principles in order to carry it out. With the way our brains work, that is the only bar that keeps modern civilization from ravaging itself individually, and obliterating neighbors collectively. (See also: the Mongol’s ‘pyramids of skills’ or Roman punitive ‘Decimation’.)

          This is why the Middle Eastern Nations go on and on about “the crusades” or “the loss of Iberia” or “that time the tribe over the hill insulted great-great-grand-aunt Ishah”. They’re not keeping a list of grudges, they’re keeping a catalogue of why there is no restriction whatsoever on their behavior impulses.

          Indeed, rather than being “kin” to “the peoples of the book”, Islam is a litany of total moral inversion from them: assault, theft, slavery, pedophilia, murder – all are given their leave in Islam.

          Political Correctness has excised a word from the English language. Since we are no longer allowed to use it because it is labeled ‘ethnocentric’ or ‘racist’ in all uses, we cannot employ it to correctly identify our attackers. That word is “savages”. It has nothing to do with a particular race or ‘skin color’, it defines a behavior where the principle reaction to adversity is violence.

          The cultures of the Middle East are savage, and should be labeled as such.

          Socialism gets there through control of society and redefinition of terms, but the end result is the same.

          Separately, EON, in addition to the wonderful Smith Lensman and Heinlein references, it is a pleasure to work with you intellectually.

          • Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

            Actually, the way Islam interprets things, if somebody is told to “accept Islam” and the somebody refuses to do so, that REFUSAL in-and-of-itself constitutes an “attack on Islam” that requires a “defensive attack” in return.

            The twisting of rational logic into an upside-down, inside-out, and flat-out-wrong jumble of wishful thinking and/or conspiracy theory is common to both Islam and The Left.

          • OweninGA

            Actually in Judaism the correct translation is:
            Thou shalt not commit MURDER.
            It is not the word for killing, but rather the word that means to kill another person with malice of forethought. Other than that I concur on your points.

  • Curley Gumbo

    Does she get pregnant from this?

    • eon

      That might be her objective. Get knocked up by Zed, claim Tucker is the dad. She ends up with him without the “risk” of having his kids.

      Crazy does not equal stupid. And like Andray Dunnan, she thinks the whole world runs on scheming, conniving, and conspiring.

      Anyone like that is apt to spend quite a bit of time thinking about scheming, conniving, and conspiring themselves. And thus is apt to come up with relatively well-conceived schemes.

      One more reason they really are not to be trusted.

      clear ether


    • Not if he slaps the cuffs on her and takes her up the Back Nine…

      …which she would probably enjoy.

  • Dang,Chris, talk about cliffhangers!

  • Unca Walt

    Chris has made plain the conundrum that us old guys remember from the SE Asia games:

    How could someone so lovely do such incredible wrong? (Fonda/Skye)

  • Cliff

    Is this about fracking or —–

  • If the DD attack is “real” (and I’m a non-betting man betting not), then that shit is all over the news, maybe even live-feed ala Waco…seeing how that played out and seeing how Zero played it would be a gripping storyline.

    Still, I’ll stick to dream/nightmare sequence. Please.

  • Janir

    My 2 cents
    DD is real, but its Sam that’s having the dream of Skye and Zed.

  • B Woodman

    I’m thinking that the DD Ranch / Waco sequence from yesterday is Zed coming out of a bad reaction to hospital Rx drugs. The green-and-black rectangle at the top of the panel, to me, is the overhead fluorescent hospital room lighting.

  • Spin Drift

    The two things that everyone has overlooked is — BOOBIES —. We have full frontal Skye and you’re talking dream sequences. Let’s get our priorities straight people —BOOBIES—.

    Um by the way, what happened to the truck.

    Venire eos et accusam

    • Not overlooked, SD…but sometimes nudity is not attractive or seductive but is just porn. The nature of the nudity, the intent, and the activity in which it is employed, can be more turn-off than turn-on, at least for me…here’s another example:

      Take an activity that I treasure and ridicule and belittle it (like lovemaking with a loved one or possessing and using a firearm), and it makes me sick no matter how much you inflate those chest bags.

      • Spin Drift

        Mr. Muir makes art not porn, though on Skye it’s bad art with evil intentions. On a side note if it is indeed a dream which is the dream, Skye trying to entertain Zed or the DD burning? By the way back to my original question, where’s the truck?

        Molon Labe

      • Pamela

        Whoever took that picture got it all wrong.
        She’s not wearing shooting glasses and isn’t wearing Leights for hearing protection.

  • JIMV

    And the young lady just gets ‘better drawn’…I am reminded of the great line from Roger Rabbit…

    Jessica Rabbit: “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”

  • Insomniac

    I, uh, um…I’ll be in my bunk. But I’ll be feeling very conflicted about it.

    • Pamela

      You taking Vera with you…

  • Bob in Houston.

    Aren’t Jan, Anatoly and Naomi plus ALL the kids still back at DD? yikes!, cliffhanger indeed.

  • JOE

    Has Skye found her next baby-daddy? Will Sam be acquitted of murder?

  • Redleg

    With the kid flying recon with the drone, oncoming tanks and APCs would alert everyone to take cover in storm/fallout shelters and combat bunkers. Wade might not have anti-armor weapons under the current readings of the Second Amendment, but Don Portago may have provided such weapons to his consulate. I just hope the armor is manned by ATFMF, not FBI.

    • Lergnom

      This is like a medium-hard ‘R’ rated replay of the farm attack from ‘Triple Ought’. Only thing missing are spider holes and fougasses triggered from a Mr. Destructo switch panel.

  • Richard McEnroe

    I’m hoping to hell this is some kind of Zed recovering-memory fugue or you’re at risk of writing yourself into a pretty dark corner. Still wouldn’t miss the ride though.

  • Little-Acorn

    (at a loss to understand WHY she is doing this.)

    She could get tail anywhere. Here, she is guaranteeing her sister will destroy your, as will the rest of the relatives.

    What’s the point?

  • RegT

    Jan is not a dream sequence, and I am hoping that Sam finally recognizes that her sister is so utterly degenerate that blood no longer counts. She needs to be literally slapped down and then kicked out.

    The evil that exists in “progressives” who believe their desires trump everyone else’s cannot be overstated.

    And, at this point, DHS means it doesn’t matter who destroys your property – and possibly your loved ones. ATF opened the dance at Waco, but it was FBI who burned women and children to death. They are also the ones who killed Weaver’s wife with a shot directly into the “sniper’s triangle” – absolutely an aimed shot, NOT an accident. “Good” men don’t go along with orders to kill women and children, so tell me no tales of “good” men within the FBI or ATF. (And I am a former peace officer, myself.)

    • B Woodman

      Do you mean “Skye is not a dream sequence”?

  • Buck O'Fama

    Who knew she was a fan of “All in the Family?”
    Stifle Skye.

  • BlaxPac

    Well, here’s a question…

    WHERE the heck did she keep the handcuffs/cellphone at?

  • JRod C

    After looking back, I seeing that Zed recognized Sam, this is a Dream, and the drugs are wearing off…

  • Comment #89…COME ON ONE HUNDRED!

  • TeaPartyGrandma

    There are thousands of places on the net where I could go to see porn. There are precious few with good storylines, good art and which are conservative as well.

    Please stick with being the latter type of site, not the former. This kind of “art” should be reserved for those who paid you extra for it- and sent to them privately please!

    • Chris Muir

      The phrase “I know it when I see it” is a colloquial expression by which a speaker attempts to categorize an observable fact or event, although the category is subjective or lacks clearly defined parameters. The phrase was famously used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart to describe his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio.[1][2][3] In explaining why the material at issue in the case was not obscene under the Roth test, and therefore was protected speech that could not be censored, Stewart wrote:

      I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core pornography”], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.[4] “The expression became one of the most famous phrases in the entire history of the Supreme Court.[5] Though “I know it when I see it” is widely cited as Stewart’s test for “obscenity”, he never used the word “obscenity” himself in his short concurrence. He only stated that he knows what fits the “shorthand description” of “hard-core pornography” when he sees it.”

      I don’t see porn here at all, and I should know, because I do look at porn.Ahem.

      • Spin Drift

        And thanks Chris for setting the threshold for what you draw. Beautiful women are just that, beautiful. Too say otherwise is projecting one’s personal opinion into the equation and I like your style.


  • JIMV

    Don’t let the prudes, even the conservative ones, spook you. Politics is an adult sport.

  • Pretty amazing story arc, with lots of interesting ‘arc-ettes’.

  • Patrick

    Well Mr Muir, you certainly got the gallery buzzing with this one, sir. Well turned.

  • Gina

    Story arcs like this are the reason this strip is the first thing I turn to in the morning. As much as it’s been one kick in the teeth after another, it’s also some of your best work – and that’s saying something!

    • Malatrope

      My wife and I compete to see who can catch it first (it’s normally up between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PST).

  • 101! DingDingDing…

    Anybody who thought I was calling this piece (heh) porn has never read my comments on the artful commentary of our host. There’s a bigass (heh again) difference between peddling porn that, far from celebrating beauty, desire and human instinct, uses those elements to defile and degrade the beauty of them, as opposed to depicting it to make one hell of a powerful statement and metaphor.

    The “girl with a gun” link that I posted upthread is a perfect example of the former, while the evil that Chris makes us “feel” in Skye, that speaks volumes about her opinion of herself, others, and the world…and in the process embodies and exposes so much of what is wrong with the “progressive” world, is an example of the latter as good as anything I’ve ever seen.

  • Never stick your dick in crazy. Never.

  • Spin Drift

    And never stick your dick in a pencil sharpener no matter how hard you want to make a point.

    Molon Labe

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