The Fault Lies In Our Stars…
Yeah.We’re Listening.


  • October 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm
    Grunt GI

    Now that was funny…cuz it’s true…nice series this week.

  • October 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm
    Alex J

    How lovely to have friends in high places!

    • October 9, 2015 at 9:27 am
      B Woodman

      “. . . where the whisky drowns and the beer chases my blues awayyyyy. . . . “

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    So…who said that, Damon? And WTF is BASTRAYA?

    It may be true, but if you’re going to attract it, you better be able to deal with it…which this Mr. and Mrs. do pretty well.

    • October 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm
      Chris Muir

      You find 10 different russian translations of ‘Hurry’! online, ya have to pick one of ’em…

      • October 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm

        Ah. And Damon picks one that even google doesn’t know…he is a Renaissance Man, da? 😉

      • October 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        Crap, now he chose another one!

      • October 8, 2015 at 11:46 pm
        Tom Z

        Google translate found both for me.

      • October 9, 2015 at 1:30 am

        Or, moi dryg Chris, if ya knew someone who speaks the language, ya could ask them, pravda? FWIW …. ;-P

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I thought Skye was the Dermo Magnet.

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Despite being shit-magnets, they always seem to come out smelling like a rose.

    • October 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      It’s the boobs. Ya just can’t beat those boobs.

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    That’s a pretty battered rose, there…. It does seem weird, with Zed’s SF background, to not have at least a med kit in the car, let alone a GO bag.

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What next? The chopper gets knocked out of the sky by the storm?

    • October 9, 2015 at 12:17 am
      Pete in NC

      Wouldn’t be the first time for ‘Toly and Zed…

    • October 9, 2015 at 6:48 am
      Unca Walt

      ‘S what I’m thinking. I have been in storms in whoppycopters, and they suck at it.

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Storms and helicopters don’t play well together. And the weight limit on that chopper ……drama, drama, drama.

  • October 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm
    Lonny Bridges

    Likely Toly’s. Bird is armed

  • October 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Wiki says Hughes/Schweizer/Sikorski 300 can carry pilot plus two passengers, payload of 950 lbs. Should be able to carry Zed and Sam without any problems.

    • October 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

      A Hughes/Schweizer/Sikorsky 330 C can carry Pilot and 2 pacs, cabin weight is normally limited to 600 lbs. and it ain’t very wide. As long as Toly is alone they should be fine. Velocity not to exceed is 90 knots, however I have been in one going against a 30 mph head wind and our true ground speed was about 45. A fun small aircraft, but very light thus wind sensitive.

      • October 9, 2015 at 9:21 am

        Payload is presumably some combination of cabin, skid/litter and sling. I figure Zed is about 220, ‘Toly 150 and Sam 120. 490 total. Plenty of margin.

  • October 9, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Where did Sam’s shoes go?

  • October 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Chopper good for pilot plus 2, doubtless. Now if Toly can get there, and get the hell out of Dodge before the storm!

  • October 9, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Nice thing about Shit-Magnets…

    You always know where the shit is.

  • October 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

    As long as it’s the drone circling and not a buzzard. …

  • October 9, 2015 at 1:29 am

    There is a twist coming – look to the Sky.

  • October 9, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Damn, I loved that car.

  • October 9, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Storm’s coming. Are the H/K drones on their way from a distance, or are Revers going to drop from the sky spewing poison in their wake…

    • October 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Pamela,nice Firefly reference,seems Chris’ readers have a few interests in common…

      • October 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

        Firefly is a morality play.
        Good vs Evil, consequences for actions, and that most can be redeemed.
        Justice always is done.
        Plus I love watching old guns being used in the 26th century.

  • October 9, 2015 at 7:00 am
    Dastardly Dan

    Pamela, why dies it not surprise me at all to see a “Firefly” reference coming from you?

    • October 9, 2015 at 6:03 pm


      One of my favorite shows and movies. Babylon 5 is the next in line.

  • October 9, 2015 at 8:35 am
    rooftop voter

    Isn’t it about time to think about saving the poor Charger?

    • October 9, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Later for that. I’m sure something will get done, but priorities do exist.

      • October 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

        Don’t know how close to the border they are; presumably walking distance based on the crew that caused this calamity, other types of crews are probably watching.

        So maybe the drone should go into surveil mode, maybe armed, after rescue of the cargo…ever seen a dead mouse set upon by fire ants? Nothing but a skeleton left in minutes. Poor Charger.

        But yeah, priorities.

    • October 9, 2015 at 9:26 am
      B Woodman

      People first, machines later.

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:02 am
    Spin Drift

    Why no com link in the Charger? Middle of friggin nowhere Texas and no com link. Inconceivable for a former operator. And as mentioned before no med or go to bag. Zed’s getting what all civilized now. I would think that Sam, in her best Mama Bear role, would have had all that plus maybe a rocket launcher in the trunk. Shit my spousal unit has all that in her purse plus duct tape and a bottle of Kentucky sourmash, for medicinal purposes only.

    Spin Drift
    War Damn Eagle
    Hold Fast
    Molon Labe

    • October 9, 2015 at 3:50 pm
      Otto Didact

      Big chunks o’ west Texas ain’t nuthin but a sat phone gonna work if you’re more’n a few miles off I-10. That’s some of the land best describe as “miles and miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles and miles”. They got counties out there you could lose half of New England. Hell! Inner loop of San Antonio (Loop 410) is damned near as big across as Rhode Island and encloses more land.

      But I’m kinda surprised there wasn’t a 1st Aid kit and at least a sat phone on board. Don’t sound like Zed aye tall!

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Only the Texas city folk don’t have emergency kits in their vehicles. Non-winter kit includes first aid, water (regularly changed out), tools that particular person knows how to use, energy bars and/or MRE, blanket(s), and comms gear. And a shovel…always have a shovel.

    • October 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm
      John Greer

      Don’t forget the towel.

      • October 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm
        Chris Muir

        And the Dolphins!

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

    What happened to all the SUV’s that were hanging around the DD?

  • October 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm
    Spin Drift

    By the way, I wonder how big Grid 2 is and how long it will take for ground forces to appear. I bet Wade’s got the appropriated Gov’s Denali’s bouncing off redline.

    Spin Drift

  • October 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    It’s a model airplane. With a camera.

    “Drones” are military craft, remember?

    The media would love you to call every flying toy that comes down the pike, a “drone”. It’ makes it easier for the govt to restrict and eventually ban them.

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