Buttoned Down.
A Call to Arms.


  • May 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    Big Jim


    • May 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm
      Gus Bailey

      beat me to it

    • May 19, 2017 at 12:23 am
      Peregrine John

      Werewolves of… um… Texas?

    • May 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

      “…..the shit has hit the fan”

      • May 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

        That would be from eon’s fave downthread LGM, but yeah might apply here too. :[

  • May 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm


    No Way

  • May 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    Gus Bailey

    Warren Zevon?

    • May 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm


  • May 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm


    • May 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      But if so, she’ll be a Werewolf of Undone instead of London.

  • May 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm
    Spin Drift

    Werewolves of London Again… Got to see him in Mpls in ’87, The Twins were winning the World Series and he gave us scores through the whole concert. To bad the Big C got him and Zed looks nervous.

    Lookin for Lee Ho Fooks

    • May 19, 2017 at 7:06 am
      "Don" Roberto

      Wow! I was there too! It was totally cool of Warren to give us updates on the game. I saw Zevon numerous times, but I think the ’87 concert remains one of my favorites. Wasn’t Bob Dillon in the audience, too?

      • May 19, 2017 at 7:07 am
        "Don" Roberto

        Err. Dylan. Sorry, it’s early.

      • May 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm
        Spin Drift

        Maybe, I didn’t see him. He also wore a Twins jersey at the end. Great concert. I believe it was at Northrup Auditorium.

        Roland is my hero.

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Either, a very scary leftie is after Skye, or she had an epiphany. Doubt, the latter.

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Zevon yeah, but I’m thinking more “Lawyers, Guns & Money”;

    Well, I went home with the waitress
    The way I always do
    How was I to know

    She was with the Russians, too

    I was gambling in Havana
    I took a little risk
    Send lawyers, guns and money
    Dad, get me out of this

    I’m the innocent bystander
    Somehow I got stuck
    Between the rock and the hard place
    And I’m down on my luck
    And I’m down on my luck
    And I’m down on my luck

    Now I’m hiding in Honduras
    I’m a desperate man
    Send lawyers, guns and money
    The shit has hit the fan

    Eventually, even Skye notices when the fecal matter ricochets off the rotary air cooling unit right in her face.

    clear ether


    • May 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Damn. I’ve always loved that song. And now I’ve gotta find that novel I started all those years ago. I’d completely forgotten about it. The Protagonist was a troubleshooter who flew an old Soviet Beriev maritime patrol flying boat he’d named “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”.

      Also, Red pilled or not, Skye cannot be trusted.

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I’ll stand the first round of shots for those who need some…

    Chris…that was just…just evil genius

    • May 18, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I agree.
      You might think he had a redhead helping with it.

    • May 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm
      Grunt GI

      Oh, yea, this is gonna get good.

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Chris Zed better tell the story before Skye does….

    Jus’ sayin’.

    • May 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm
      Deplorable B Woodman

      In privacy, or Skye is sure to interrupt and make it worse.

      • May 19, 2017 at 12:09 am
        Grunt GI

        HAHA, actually, that would be kind of fun to watch…

        “God help the mister, who comes between me and my sister…..”

      • May 19, 2017 at 12:47 am

        “And lord help the sister who comes between me and my man”
        Lord not God.

    • May 19, 2017 at 1:00 am

      not much of a story…I’d bet she would say something like “you go hun”

    • May 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      YEP !!!

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    No intent.

    No malice.

    Zed thought all was all right.

    Do we have a problem?

    • May 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm
      Greg B

      You know damn well Skye will try to blackmail Zed.

      • May 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm
        Deplorable B Woodman

        That’s why Zed needs to tell Sam what happened.
        ” ‘Tis a deed, best done quickly.”

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Must be a wig. It would take years to grow that much from scratch.

  • May 18, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Heh heh. Sisters! If you could you would, but then, you find out, if you would you could, but all too late, and at too high a cost.

  • May 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm
    Too Tall

    Chris, this is just sooooo wrong. Sam, the woman who can burn water is cooking?! The mind boggles…..

  • May 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    1. I think Skye just implied Zed is a lefty.
    2. By “perfect” does Sam include color? Oh what fun Chris could have with that!
    3. My spidey sense sense says Sam’s little miss goodness act suggests she knows more about recent events than she is letting on and is just enjoying torturing Zed,
    4. Tats back. Well mostly anyway, but then it has always been a bit…shall we say mutable.
    5. Why is Skye scared? Could it be she was in one of the cult like lefty groups like BAMN.

    • May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Tats gone.that’s a sleeve from her top-yeah,it’s a dark brown so it’s hard 2 tell…

      • May 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

        Hope the tats are gone…I am of an age where the only respectable folk with tats were sailors or worked in circus side shows.

  • May 19, 2017 at 12:01 am

    The werewolf reference is unsettling, in the shape-shifting Jekyll/Hyde sense.

    For her sake, this better not be a wolf in sheep’s clothing thing, hence my warning above that this werewolf of London will be a werewolf undone…these ain’t little old ladies here.

    And I would be very disappointed and discouraged to think that if Skye can’t come into the light with all her advantages, how will all the wild childs?

    • May 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

      I wonder what’s worse? A werewolf or succubus.

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        Wow, good one Miz P.

        I had to look up succubus, I wasn’t familiar with the term or the thing.

        And I’m a little disturbed that you are. :O

      • May 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm


        You’d be surprised at what I know about some subjects.
        I write erotica for fun and go shooting at the local tactical range.

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

        I’d far rather meet a succubus – if she’s anything like the one I dated in college….. 🙂

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        Lilith was a redhead. >:)

      • May 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

        And she knew to stay away from the snake and apple.

  • May 19, 2017 at 12:02 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    I can also other gears turning in Zed’s head, “Need to carry a flashlight for dark rooms to tell Sam (redhead) from Skye (brunette). But what about when Skye decides to copy Sam even further and go redhead? Am I screwed…..uhh….fucked…..uh…..the hell with it.”

    • May 19, 2017 at 9:04 am

      How long has it been since Skye bailed on the Lefties? Either she is wearing a wig, or it’s been several months. Her hair could not have grown back that much in just a couple of weeks.

      Zar Belk!

      • May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am
        Chris Muir

        months. cartoons do not follow time-hell, the characters age only 1 year for every 6 of ours! those lil’ bastards…

      • May 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

        YEAH! Those lil’ … And you enable them. And you torture us. And entertain us and yourself. Good plot lines, skips, jumps, crashes, leaps, crushing, orbits, warps time and space, etc. From the mind of a ….
        🙁 🙂 :-0

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        Those lil’ bastards is right…they live in a time warp.

        Love to have a time machine myself, not so much that I want to slow things down now, but that I want to go back and live some things again, maybe do a few things different, like Kenny says:

    • May 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Zed needs to use his nose. Sam smells way different than Skye.
      Women use different beauty products for skin and hair, plus I suppose she is still lactating by the hand washing scene from yesterday’s strip. Skye’s hair might be a really good wig until her hair grows out and the tats can be covered with special makeup.

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Skye’s scared copying of her sister may include the odor, by way of all products Sam used being copied. The artist has suspended time continuity and time jumped way ahead. He’s messing with us.

      • May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        Rule number one in any household with women is never touch or use anothers stuff. Unless permission is given for that instance.
        If that was this case, I would be put out with Sam for doing that to Zed.

      • May 19, 2017 at 6:57 pm

        Skye has long experience of hiding as Sam when she is scared. People do not mess with Sam, as Skye found out as a kid. So she hid as Sam, possibly learning all the needed camouflage as she was found out to not be Sam by those hunting for her. Sam just pointed out how Skye was perfect at copying her hair. there is more to copying when hiding. This points to Skye being problematic her entire life, as the first panel gives her recent example. She may have seen the light, and beats the new drum, but the past tendencies remain facts.
        If Sam helped, welllllll …….

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        Naw, the hand washing was just to remove the slimy feeling….. 🙂

  • May 19, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Has the leopard changed it’s stripes? Has the tiger swapped it’s stripes?

    When Saul was smitten on the road to Damascus, it took time before the scales fell from his eyes and he became Paul… Somehow, I’m struggling with seeing Skye’s thinking so fundamentally shifted…

  • May 19, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Damn you Muir. And thank you.

    Beyond the tie-in to this storyline, bringing Zevon back into my consciousness has me slipping back in time again…the soundtrack of my youth.

    Werewolves of course. And LGM as eon mentioned. Excitable Boy, damn! And crazy Roland…

    To me the most transcending though, maybe because the album was released the year my wife and babies and I were apart, such a surreal time nearly forty years ago, was the bittersweet and melancholy Martyr; it’s like those words were ripped out of my heart and mind, and it seems like only yesterday.

    So yeah, been clicking on YouTube, reading the lyrics again and listening to that incredible baritone from that deep little man. Thanks.

    • May 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Next to LGM, “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” is my favorite Zevon song. A couple of my college classmates (one Marine, one Army) were veterans of the Biafra fracas and the Kisangani mutinies “on their own time”, you might say.

      clear ether


  • May 19, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Third time through…might as well bring y’all with me:

  • May 19, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I agree, Sam kows. Just wanting Zed to admit he was fooled in the dark.

    • May 19, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Knows, damnit.

  • May 19, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Traviesa. Hide & watch.

  • May 19, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Or. “Ahi te huacho”.

  • May 19, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Apostates from the Left often become the Right’s most passionate supporters, and the Left’s most resented targets. Will be most interesting to follow Skye’s journey…

  • May 19, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Keep the “doggies” fully charged. Tie Tobasco in the front yard, and lock-n-load EVERYTHING…. Got a plan for the emitter on the chopper? Or maybe gun pods?

  • May 19, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Did Zed just grope in the dark? Or more than that?

  • May 19, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Was she drinkin’ a pina collada at Trader Vic’s?

  • May 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

    The girls were alone while Zed was washing his hands, they have already colluded and he should be afraid, very afraid. All with a sense of humor of course.

  • May 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    This will not end well.

  • May 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

    How did Skye get back to the DD? She sure didn’t walk, and a taxi would have cost a pile. Surely Zed would not have gotten THAT lax on security. Something here does not pass the smell test, and the stink may soon fill the entire house!

    Zar Belk!

  • May 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Three odd things: Skye’s hair wouldn’t have grown that fast; she couldn’t have gotten back without inside help (Sam) to get past security; and she’s not likely to have changed that fast–even Jan who’s smarter has been resisting her conversion.

    Time for Zed to head back to Afghanistan for a while while Sam decides if she wants her sister or her husband with her as both are probably not possible.

    • May 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm
      John Trauger

      Don’t worry. Skye hasn’t changed. She might even think she has herself, but it runs as deep as her wig.

      With Skye ideology, like everything else, is something she can pick up and put down as her needs dictate. When she feels safe and wants to be the rebel again, she will.

      Skye lives a life empty of consequences to her actions that she must endure and Sam, otherwise a stellar personality, is a huge enabler.

      • May 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        If people can’t learn and change, that does not bode well for us.

        Gotta have faith, hope, even charity if it’s not forced.

  • May 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Has a young genius with an aptitude for robotics unwittingly built Zed a sexbot?

    • May 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

      That would explain the hair and lack of tats.

    • May 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

      That is way too creepy to even fathom for the boy genius.

  • May 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    RE Pamela’s last comment……if a lib bot/sex bot/fem bot, and Sam is involved, it only reinforces my belief that red-haired lasses are like high fastballs–in youth, I couldn’t stay away from either, and couldn’t accomplish zero/zip/nada with both.

    • May 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I know you can order them from Amazon and some of those are disturbing to the Nth degree. I’d rather see Sam overhaul a car than work with Animatronics a la West World.

  • May 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm
    Delilah T.

    Here’s a thought: Skye, who has had two children whom she does seem to care about somewhat, got a whiff of Gloria Steinem’s recent lecture that unwanted children are the cause of climate deprivation (whatever that is) and it’s all the fault of male domination for the last 500 years. (Yes, THAT Gloria Steinem, whose entire claim to fame was based on her working as a Playboy bunny to get a story in the 1960s.)

    Skye got scared, realized that her offspring were in jeopardy, and despite her idiocy selfishness, got hit by the ‘mom instinct’ and ran away from her crazypants leftie friends.

    Remember that fembot who said ‘someone has to die’ after the election results were announced?

    Skye got scared for her kids. So while her brain is not the most functional part of her, Skye did the right thing (for once) and took herself and her little ones to safety.

    No idea how long it will be until the restlessness virus hits her again, but things are quiet in her AO for now and her little ones are safe.

    Yeah, I’m giving Skye a break because I cannot stand that dried-up hasbeen gasbag Steinem.

    • May 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      We think more-or-less alike. I also suspect Skye just got fed up with the BS. Not to mention apparently getting taken for $50K by her “compatriots”.

      Skye may be an ideologue, but she’s Sam’s sister and her mom’s daughter. She must have at least some of their horse sense.

      And as they say, a a conservative is a liberal who just got mugged.



  • May 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    The Chicago Tribune also has an article on the CIA funding her magazine.

    Deep state manipulating the masses.

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