The Mirror Crack’d.
Yo, Adrian!


  • February 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Two steps forward, one step back… The Double D will live again!!

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Just make sure to close the door….

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm
    Grunt GI

    With Sam and Jan as waitresses it can’t lose.

    • February 11, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Oh Yeah …

      I’m seeing plaid shirts with torn off sleeves and tails tied in the front with daisy dukes “painted on” and red high top red ball sneakers.
      Yummy ….
      (oops sorry about the drool there … wipes his chin quickly)

      “I’ll be in my bunk … ”

      • February 11, 2016 at 3:12 am

        You’re description exactly fits the staff at a restaurant I ate at once called the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in New York City…
        Except those guys were wearing cowboy boots.
        The Village was a disquieting place for a redneck kid from Arizona in the ’80s,and some things, once seen, can never be unseen, no matter how hard you try.
        The outfits would definitely look a lot better on Sam and Jan.

      • February 11, 2016 at 3:22 am
        Old Codger

        Luckily I keep a supply of mind bleach on hand for comments like that. Sheesh!! I’ve never been to the “Empire State” (and don’t really have any desire to go, truth be told) but even I would not wander into any place in the Village that had “cowgirl” in its name.

      • February 11, 2016 at 9:56 am
      • February 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

        “Red Rock West Saloon”, NYC is a awesome biker bar. Just a couple of blocks from “Hogs & Heifers”. Both are along the theme of “Coyote Ugly”.

      • February 11, 2016 at 7:44 am

        Capn, I like the way you think.

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    REPO? WTF?

    • February 11, 2016 at 12:40 am
      B Woodman

      The Argentine embassy property, and Don Portago’s property.

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:04 am

      I was much the same in my initial shock: WTF?!

    • February 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

      I don’t get it either- was everything rented? If it belonged to the embassy, I can see it being taken back, but not if it was Don Portago property. Plus, since when do governmental organizations move that quickly and efficiently? Add to that the cost of retrieval would probably be worth as much if not more than the value of the property reclaimed, why bother? I know our gov’t tends to just leave what we brought over to a place many times because it would cost too much to bring it back.

      • February 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

        1) Governments move slowly – except when gobbling up money or resources.

        2) Regardless of the expense, this is an attack on a political enemy for the Argentines – so hang the cost.

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

        I think if you check earlier panels in this series, when Don P fell out of favor in Argentina, they were going to inprison him and confiscate his property. He fled to Japan with only about 4 billion $ left. Argentina could, without court order, remove all that he spent in their name. I suppose they would have to pursue action through American courts to confiscate his personal property.

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:43 am
    B Woodman

    The DD rises like a phoenix from the ashes, in a cloud of hardwood and BBQ smoke. I can think of no better resurrection.

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:45 am

    And here I thought they actually tore down the old barn and built the gentleman’s club with a facade like the old barn to keep prying (federal) eyes away.

    Maybe I should look for that scene in the archives. I don’t think the artwork was all that clear on the matter… 😉

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:12 am

      Found it! April 29, 2015. Construction crew is pulling off the old barn roof.

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        *Damon’s* 1.5 mil, eh? Huh. Might need to administer some Texas justice to some thieving repo men.

        OTOH, it’s a cartoon, Chris is old, and he forgets sometimes. 😉

        I know what that’s like, so I’ll be glad to see what he does with a clean slate; I like the BBQ thing, it suits the Double Down. But I’ll still be wanting my virtual invite that I won fair & square when I named the place, dammit. After construction is complete; I’m old too and even my avatar ain’t swingin’ no hammers.

  • February 11, 2016 at 3:36 am
    Old Codger

    I guess that since the DD is no longer gonna be offering haute cuisine we won’t have to worry about too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Was the helo from a gift from Don P or was it repo’d? If they still had it they could sell hog hunting trips from the helo. Course they could also hunt hogs from trucks, too. Reckon how feral hog tastes barbequed? With the proper marinade it ought to be tender and right tasty.

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

      Much better than cultured swine, actually.

      • February 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

        Remember seeing wild boar sold in the KaDaWe department store in Berlin.

      • February 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

        I see you shopped in the modern store. My family, their predecessor, would never have sold wild boar.

    • February 11, 2016 at 6:06 am

      Helicopter belonged to Zed’s dad.

      • February 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

        The first one did, but there is/was a much better one from the Don. No time to look for the strip this morning.

      • February 11, 2016 at 9:17 am
        Chris Muir

        yup,same model as wade’s,just newer- gift to s from dp:)

    • February 11, 2016 at 9:37 pm
      Boobie the Rocket Dog

      Feral hog taken from an orange grove is MIGHTY tasty!

  • February 11, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I take it the phrase so many Moms have used over the years “Close the door! Were you born in a barn!” is appropriate.

    • February 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Wasn’t someone named JC born in a barn?…

      I wouldn’t hold it against anyone, especially a barn INSIDE the USA’s borders.

      • February 11, 2016 at 10:03 am

        Wasn’t someone named JC born in a barn?…

        Depends on whether you read Luke (a manger, so basically yes, 2:7) or Matthew (No, his parents’ house in Bethlehem, 2:7-11).

      • February 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

        Whoops, I have to slightly correct myself. Matthew merely says “house,” not “parents’ house.” Still not a barn though.

      • February 11, 2016 at 11:04 am

        Actually the shepherds and travelers without “accommodations” used small cave openings in the hillside rock layers. Manger is a animal feed box. No barns, some small sheds. You need to study the culture there at that time. Been there, seen them several times. Saw a few still in use.

      • February 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm
        Old Codger

        The annunciation (“Angels We Have Heard On High”) and shepherds’ visit was on the night of the birth. Unless the “star” appeared a significant time BEFORE the birth, the visit of the Magi did not occur until some time well after He was born. The child must have been other than newborn, else Herod would not have ordered the slaughter of all children 2 years and under. Remember, a good day’s travel back then (and even up to the time of the railroads) was around 20 mi./day.

        Interesting side note: Two of the gifts of the magi – frankincense and myrrh – were often sold in sealed containers and were worth a year’s income for a common person. It would appear that The Creator was providing for His offspring. Shortly after the visitation of the Magi, Joseph was told by the Spirit to hightail it for Egypt. The gold would have provided travel funds as well as funds to set up the household and business in Egypt. The other two gifts would have provided for sustaining funds while in Egypt and travel funds for the eventual return to Joseph’s home, Nazareth.

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm
        The 300

        The gifts are foreshadowing, or prophecy if you will.
        Gold, for the King of Kings
        Frankincense, to show his holy nature.
        Myrrh, to anoint him in his planned death before his resurrection.

        Doesn’t mean they couldn’t have practical value in hightailing it to Egypt though…

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

        Where I’m from, if it has an animal feeder that is used to feed animals, its zoned as a barn…

        If you have a home/house with livestock living in it, it is a ‘barn’.
        If a domesticated beast has pooped on the floor, it is a barn.

      • February 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        Many a barn has seen many a birth and death. Humble beginnings and remembering them, can strengthen a person during troubled times.
        These times are troubled and this Nation needs common sense and the strength of those born in a barn. Or a manger.

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm
        The 300

        You mean Harvard educated experts don’t have the answers?

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

        Affirmative Action doesn’t equal someone like Dr. Carson who actually opened the books in the library and read them. There are highly trained “Experts” that could play important roles in advising very highly educated not Certified, individuals elected to high office.
        Harvard needs to stop granting “gift” degrees, everyone granted further reduces the value of harvard earned degrees.

  • February 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Off topics, but very interesting none the less.
    Bernie Sanders will win at least 13 of the Democratic delegates in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton will win at least nine. Two delegates haven’t yet been allocated.
    In the overall race for delegates, Clinton has 394, thanks in large part to endorsements from superdelegates — party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
    Sanders has 42 delegates.
    It takes 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president.

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Well, you know how Dim’s rules go, here today, gone tomorrow, on a whim.
      Don’t hold your breath on that Richard Boone.

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Add to that the apparent shenanigans in Iowa (one caucus had only a single voter show up for the Democrats; he voted Sanders but that local caucus was officially called for Clinton – to say nothing of the six coin-tosses in a row won by Clinton) and the Bernie-supporters are whipping themselves up into a frothing rage. They see their “revolution” being stolen by the powers that be. That adds to the “anti establishment” mood of the election and cuts down on Democrat voters who will turn out in the general for Clinton.

      • February 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm
        Old Codger

        The Bernie supporters WANT a revolution? I guess they never learnt the old proverb about not wishing for something ’cause you might get it. I don’t know which would spark a revolution quicker, Hildabeast or Bernie.

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm
        The 300

        They actually think they’ll be running the revolution. The eventual purges are for “reactionaries” don’t ya know?

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:50 am
    Jeff Talbut

    “Long Shot Bar-B-Q”?…shoot a feral pig from the back deck and your waitress will offer you appetizers… half off…

    • February 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      That long shot on the hog prevents all of that adrenaline being pumped into the boar (and lesser in the sow) when it is chased down by whatever means. The adrenaline effects the taste. Sows have more fat. Though both are lean. I may find out what results from a pen raised feral hog. We have a boar piglet. It is settling in. Learning can be fun.

      When dealt a large set back, just pick up what you have and build again.
      Anything else would be progressive.

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Where is the dawg laying by the door? If you are going to have good BBQ, you have to have a dawg sleeping at the door. Of course, you could interview hillary for the job. She may need it soon.

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Yes, a good Catahoula, Blue Tick or Redbone would make a fine addition to the family and porch when not busy out hunting.

      As to your other suggestion, never bring a diseased or rabid animal home.

      • February 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm
        Chris Muir

        As I have been owned by many cats, I hate dogs, and yet…

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        “I have been owned by many cats, I hate dogs…”

        Oh man, talk about letting the cat outta the bag about Floriduh East Coasters (I can say that, I am -or was- one)…I’m not sure your own created characters would let you into the DD!

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      I always heard you could tell how good the bob-a-coo was by the number of sleeping dogs by the cook shed door.
      Kinda like Michelin stars.

  • February 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm
    Big Jim

    Just remember those feral hogs we’re slavering over have to pass USDA inspection for the meat to be sold to the public, cooked or raw.

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