Stop Making Sense.
Surf’s Up.


  • October 31, 2015 at 9:12 pm
    Greg B

    Oh hell!
    You’re going to put everyone in suspense again?
    Cold man, cold.

  • October 31, 2015 at 9:15 pm
    Lonny Bridges

    Dream Weaver

    • October 31, 2015 at 9:16 pm
      Chris Muir

      I almost used that title…

      • November 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm
        Texas is a state of mind

        The road not taken?

  • October 31, 2015 at 9:18 pm
    Spin Drift

    Oh Shit, back to square one. Stay awake Zed, help maybe coming. What happened to Wade and the Vette?


    • November 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm
      John Greer

      I’d bet Wade would like to keep that part as a nightmare.

  • October 31, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Why do I suddenly get a bad feeling about this?

    Sam would look fetching in black and be one Hell of an Angel Of Death (think gladiatrix Palinia Barracudas Maxima), but Sam and Zed are the great fun couple of the Internet.

    That’s one hell of a price to pay.

  • October 31, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Okay, running another plot line. That has its perks for a writer. That Skye may be what she is, but she is definitely not a Bruce Jenner. See if you can get that gear out if the trunk, Sam.

  • October 31, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Seems like a Bobby Ewing in the shower moment, so I guess this wipe the slate clean (except for the injuries).
    Since we already expect the Calvary to come (due to the UAV above), let’s thank Chris for scaring us but leaving the story with a path forward

    • October 31, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      I assume you mean Cavalry…the other would imply there’s an open air crucifix nearby.

      • October 31, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        Yes, Cavalry, sorry

  • October 31, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Dream of Doom… “every time I wake up, I’m in another dream, over and over again”

  • October 31, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Someone is channeling their Inner Twilight Zone…Just in time for Halloween too!

    You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas; you’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

    – Rod Serling

    • November 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Submitted for your examination, Zed and Sam, a married couple who thought they were just taking a cross-country drive to the nearby town, when, upon encountering a gaggle of brasseros, an act of compassion puts them on a detour, to the Twilight Zone…

  • October 31, 2015 at 10:25 pm
    Aelius Rex

    This is messing with my head.

  • October 31, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I wondered about this possibility, because all that excess blood implied a bigger injury than Zed showed from this point on. This is not simply broken ribs.

    So, back to the point: who’s flying the drone?

  • October 31, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Future Shock…

    That describes this whiplash storyline, but also what Zed is going into in the very near future if he doesn’t get help.

  • November 1, 2015 at 12:09 am
    David Gonzalez

    I seem to remember a semi-short story in my freshman lit class. Don’t recall the author’s name offhand (Koestler, perhaps?), but the title was “Darkness at Noon”. Used (very effectively!) a variation on this story-line. That particular story messed with my head, AR—so I can appreciate your consternation!

    • November 1, 2015 at 12:59 am
      Tom Z
    • November 1, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Not quite a short story. Excellent novel though and I highly recommend it to everyone. Arthur Koestler was a good writer.

    • November 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm
      Nancy Nicas

      Required reading on those increasingly rare occasions when the department lets me teach comparative communism or East European politics. Absolutely THE definitive answer to the questions, “But why did all those innocent people confess during the show trials.” (Other than brutal torture, of course).

      • November 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm
        Nancy Nicas

        PS – Chris, why did this post with my real name instead of my screen nam

  • November 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Well played. Very well played.

    Altho now we’re back to worrying about just how bad Zed is hurt.

  • November 1, 2015 at 1:32 am


    “Fiendishly clever, Mr. Muir!…. I don’t like it. but fiendishly clever!”

  • November 1, 2015 at 2:36 am
    Blue Quasar

    Could be an interesting Groundhog Day.

  • November 1, 2015 at 5:59 am

    …Awaiting an apology for those who so viciously libeled Skye in the comments the past few days…

    Not expecting it to happen, though. Conservatives can be just as nasty as Progressives, but they don’t want to admit it. Mirror image of Progs in that respect.

    • November 1, 2015 at 9:56 am
      Chris Muir

      ‘The market I’m aiming at’! Long time Casey!

    • November 1, 2015 at 10:22 am

      A false indictment. While I called the series a dream sequence from the get-go, I also said she is the devil in a shiny package. I’ll stick to that because progressive -let’s just go ahead and call a spade a spade; socialist- doctrine essentially calls for the demise of me, my beliefs, my constitution, and all of like mind. That’s as evil as it gets, and from a prurient standpoint, a lot of pretty things in this world will get you killed, and I would include having sexual contact with someone like Skye in that…as I also said somewhere in that series, even horndog Peter Venkman was too smart to fall for that bait.

      As for the many others who called for Skye to be killed off by one creative method or another, to be fair their reactions were to the Skyemonster depicted in the dreams, not the meatspace one. OTOH, Zed must have some serious concerns himself about her potential for real-world evil and threat, for his subconscious dream machine to include her in with the likes of fedgov thugs capable of perpetrating a Waco-type slaughter.

      • November 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

        Upon further review, as they say…

        “Mirror image of Progs in that respect”

        Right. And I guess Israelis are a mirror of muz-bro, yes? Exact parallel.

        And Chris: “‘The market I’m aiming at’!”

        Based on the most recent post at that blog,( “Neithor Russia nor China are our enemies. They are, rather, competitors.”) I guess you mean quasi-con communist apologists? I did not know that.

      • November 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm
        Chris Muir

        chill some.:) Casey one of the very first dbd readers.

      • November 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

        Chilled, sorry so strident.

        Your loyalty to readers is admirable, and early adopters of DBD helped get this place off the ground, thanks to him for that.

        Ad Hominem attack kicks me into response mode I guess.

    • November 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Agreed, Casey. One thing is predictable of certain; each time Skye appears (clothed or otherwise), nasty insults up to murderous suggestions follow.

    • November 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm
      Blue Quasar

      No, you probably aren’t going to get an apology.

      The Axis weren’t morally equivalent to the Allies because both used force.

      And those who follow Socialism and vote for Socialist policy are not morally equivalent to their opponents even when their opponents use similar words and phrases to insult the Socialists.

  • November 1, 2015 at 6:14 am
    Bill G


  • November 1, 2015 at 7:12 am
    Unca Walt

    This whole gaggle just got whipsawed by Crafty Chris. Including me.

    And while I join in the chorus of opprobrium for Skye’s morals, she is most ricky-tick a total stone fox.

    • November 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      A matter of taste, I’m sure. Personally, I have never seen a woman with a tattoo who wouldn’t have looked better without it.

      • November 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm
        pool dog

        Finally! Someone who agrees with me!

      • November 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm
        JRod C


      • November 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        Scout,then I know a woman that you need to see,she’ll change your mind about that.

      • November 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm


  • November 1, 2015 at 7:14 am
    Unca Walt

    …and the fargin storm is back in the picture.

  • November 1, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Meanwhile we have the primaries to think about.

  • November 1, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Who is flying the drone this time?

  • November 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Reminds me a bit of the time in Afghanistan when Zed was trying to walk out and thought his camelback was leaking “Red, like her hair.”

  • November 1, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Skye is a selfish narcissist, but not evil. She truly loves Sam.

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  • November 1, 2015 at 9:04 am
    Dastardly Dan

    Mental and emotional whiplash
    Chris, if you’re truly writing this by the POTA method, then you have the most gifted A$$ I’ve ever heard of.

  • November 1, 2015 at 9:54 am

    She turned the car into a twisted wreck and endangered both their lives and the illegals just walk on by? My first thought (that I’m admittedly not proud of) was, “She should have run the little bastard over!”

    • November 1, 2015 at 7:03 pm
      John Greer

      No, they’re still innocent and clueless at that age. They deserve a proper upbringing like anybody else. It’s the adults that f**k things up by acting like range-of-the-moment animals. It’s the whole reason why they are illegals in the first place, they’re fleeing from the Animal Farm.

  • November 1, 2015 at 10:49 am
    Spin Drift

    Though this has been a good story sequence, I would have loved to have seen a strip after the debate with Ted and Zed in the coliseum holding Hartman’s severed head aloft screaming “are you not entertained?”


  • November 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Let us hope that Zed didn’t have a dream that was a true vision of the future.

    • November 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Then again, McFly changed the future by knowing what not to do at a certain moment.

  • November 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

    If this is an “Owl Creek Bridge” scenario, you’re going to piss off a lot of readers.

  • November 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    *Looks at Muir over glasses*
    Be thankful you aren’t in my LOS, otherwise you would be getting spanked.
    That was a long five minutes.

    When is ‘Toly arriving with the Helo

  • November 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm
    Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah


    Does anybody remember the movie “Invaders from Mars” ? Think it was in the mid-50’s, when I was just a kid. The movie came to its conclusion, the good guys won; you thought it was over . . . and then – the same incidents from the start of the movie occurred again – the saucer landing and burying itself in the sand — oh, no! it was all going to happen over again!! … (roll end-credits).

    Gave me nightmares, it did.

    Kinda like the day-after-election-day in 2012 – “Oh, no, it’s all going to happen AGAIN”….

    • November 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Creepiest movie I ever remember from childhood. Related it to a coworker once and we both agreed it scared the peewaddin out of us at about age 7.

  • November 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Hmmm …
    I am mystified by the shape of the “shadowed area” on the ribcage of Skye in the first panel.A strange shape to be so … Distinct and yet missing on the other images of her.

    So this is our “Trick or Treat” from you Chris?
    IF I were to choose I would choose as my Treat … ‘Toly coming zipping over the horizon.
    That bit about the DD Guest giving up his seat for Sam and Zed to leave together was a good one and the high speed ride in the pink chariot by Wade was as well.

    Wait! Do I only get one piece as a “Treat”? Well then … ‘Toly on the horizon please.

  • November 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    So you’re just screwing with us? What’s with that!?

  • November 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm
    Polly Cy

    Chris, HUGE thank yous! I like my job, even if it is in the soulless desert of left-wing Academe.

  • November 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm
    JRod C

    Hummm, worse than even I thought. While I would have preferred Zed to be in the hospital at this point. This is even better… I await your line, Mr Muir…

  • November 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm
    Unca Walt

    The joy an author feels when folks find his product incredibly worthwhile…

    …is immense.

    Congratulations, Sir Muir.

  • November 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Okay, now the question everybody really wants answered:

    If you’re going to shave it, what is the point of preserving four pubic hairs?

    • November 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm
      Chris Muir

      Brazilian, dude.

      • November 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm
        Spin Drift

        How many in a Brazilian? Or how many have been in a Brazilian?


    • November 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm


      Yeah, I said it… :o)

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