It’s a Holdup.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.


  • March 19, 2022 at 12:10 am
    Too Tall


    This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

    • March 19, 2022 at 12:17 am

      I got along great with my son-in-law… too bad my daughter didn’t!

      • March 19, 2022 at 10:16 am

        Similar story here, John+M… I got along great with my former in-laws. We used to joke that if my ex and I ever divorced, they’d keep me & toss her… And that’s more or less what happened.

        They’ve both passed now but we got on well to the end… I’m still tight with my ex’s brother & his lovely wife. My ex? She moved to the west coast… good riddance…

      • March 19, 2022 at 5:33 pm

        The running joke in my family is that I got custody of my In-Laws in the divorce. I see them more often than my ex does.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Didn’t even have to say those few words to show he ain’t the “president”.

    Can you imagine slojoe crinkin’ on ol’ Bob Wahr?

    Says quite a bit siently though, that the boy can do that; not easy to do right, and you can bet Zed is taking notice of that too.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Silently. Boy does his talking with his hands. But not with Kiko if he wants to keep them.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:40 am

    The next absolutely best thing the boy could say to save his butt would be to ask Zed’s advice about how to run his family’s ranch. No 20 year old has all the experience needed to succeed running a family ranch and no prospective Father in Law can keep from offering advice.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:43 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Good job, Mr Cates. Keep working on what’s important; both the barbed wire AND Zed (potential future father in law). Straight talk and no denials.
    And about Xiden…..tell us how you REALLY feel. Don’t hold back.

    I think I like him already.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Krink … Krink … Krink … Corn Pop!

    Apologies. Sometimes these toons are like a Rorschach test and that was the first thing that came to my mind after seeing the barb wire crimping noises and the reference to Sloppy Joe Biden …

    • March 19, 2022 at 12:59 am

      Krink … Krink … Krink … Corn Pop is surely the sound that is made inside of Dementia Joe’s skull as his brain cells randomly implode in a chain reaction mode.

      Just feed him some more soft serve ice cream and put a clean Depends on him and he’ll be happy.

  • March 19, 2022 at 1:20 am

    That young man has potential.

    • March 19, 2022 at 1:56 am

      At least he isn’t a democrat. That says something right there.

  • March 19, 2022 at 3:26 am
    • March 19, 2022 at 3:35 am

      All I have to say is go get them President Trump.

      • March 19, 2022 at 6:46 am
        Eh ... Wot?

        A – Yup!

  • March 19, 2022 at 5:01 am

    HMMMmmmm…..I’m very much a “gun-guy”. When I first saw the “Krink” before I made out the gloved hands, the first thing that popped into my mind was “Krinkov” of which some of my friends have several. The AK Krinkov is affectionately known as the “Krink”

  • March 19, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Life on the back of the right glove?

    • March 19, 2022 at 10:52 am

      Only Chris knows if that was an accident, although it would be amusing if Jack turned out to be of Jewish extraction.
      And even with a name like Jack Cates he could still be “officially” a Jew because his mother was.

      • March 19, 2022 at 1:43 pm

        Cates: Americanization of Katz?

    • March 19, 2022 at 11:08 am

      To Life! Often said at celebrations in anticipation of all the good things to come. Could there be a more appropriate context?

      And The Artiste might drop a few spellings here and there and pass out at the keyboard prior to episode launch from time to time, BUT…

      All those little surreptitiously inserted elements are intentional and meaningful…good catch boron!

  • March 19, 2022 at 9:34 am
    tj strong

    Fergive me fer bein a little old school…but…Dad shouldn’t have had to track the young buck down for a convo. HE should have come to Dad, or darlin daughter should have invited him over for supper…at the VERY least he should have dropped by during Chore Time to give Kiko a hand, and meet the fambly. Unless…
    He isn’t really “Seeing” her, she is just trying to get that going, she is the one pursuing…He isn’t reciprocating.
    (By the way…How do you set a propic on this page??)

    • March 19, 2022 at 10:47 am

      A 20 year old trying to keep a hardscrabble ranch afloat on a shoestring isn’t going to have a lot of time to socialize.
      My guess is that Zed did the neighborly thing to hunt Mr. Cates down in his “office” because, after all, it was in Zed’s interests to do so.
      Mr. Cates also did the neighborly thing by offering up his first name for the conversation.
      The Forms must be observed.

      • March 19, 2022 at 5:05 pm
        tj Strong

        He offered up his first name, but followed it up with “Sir”, soo yeah…forms are being observed.

    • March 19, 2022 at 10:59 am
      Chris Muir

      Help tj get a profile pic, guys. I don’t know how!

      • March 19, 2022 at 2:21 pm

        I just went to:
        and used a photo of me.

      • March 19, 2022 at 2:22 pm

        PS. I’m below sea level there.

      • March 20, 2022 at 2:56 pm

        I have a Gravatar, how do I attach it to my account here?

      • March 19, 2022 at 5:17 pm
        tj Strong

        Ha! Kafiroon had the fix…quick, painless and FREE. The perfect thing for a Dinosaur like me!

      • March 19, 2022 at 11:33 pm

        Got you a cool avatar!
        But that ain’t no dinosaur, that’s a cowboy!
        Oh, wait a minute…

  • March 19, 2022 at 10:49 am

    First time commentor. So, the young man is Mr. Cates. Did I notice a sky blue ragtop POS Caddy on this ranch? Would his mom be the widow of Det. Jack Cates?

    Excellent work as usual. Having raised two daughters, your insight is uncanny!


    • March 19, 2022 at 11:23 am

      KPL, that is the concensus from the other day, yes. Two things though; I was off on my year when I said ’62, Nolte’s was a ’64 and Chris nailed it.

      The other is I don’t know how the hell he’s going to tie that particular movie character to the hard-working ranch character that Jack Sr. was.

  • March 19, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Off-topic totally, but I can’t look at a head-on pic of that damn Osprey that went down without wondering how in the fuck that deformed overweight chunk of parts could ever possibly rise vertically off the ground?

    RIP, those four good men.

    • March 19, 2022 at 8:56 pm
      President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

      Soldiers don’t always die in war and combat. Too many good troops die in training. RIP…….

  • March 19, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Good start for both, especially Zed acknowledging him as a ‘man’ vs boy or youngster.

  • March 19, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Relieved all of Zed’s concerns with his first response. Explained how with the second response.

    Zed’s gonna like Jack.

  • March 19, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    I have a small place but barb wire is the same everywhere, the torn clothes and scars on my arms attest to that

  • March 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    I’m following this one closely. My daughter cycled a few duds and one good one prior to her husband, He’s the best of the bunch. They’ve been happily married for a decade. 3 girls including a set of identical twins. Dad’s gonna have his work cut out for him.



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