Well played, Chris, well played indeed!
POIT, BLORP, AND SQUEEEE! The sounds of good times….
Chris, you’re missing the brown stain and wet spot on the haji.
Other then that, well done, sir, well done!
Javier saves the day.
I’ve never understood it – people say “scared the crap out of me” or “I nearly pissed myself!”
When I’m in a SHTF situation, everything cranks down tight, and it’s only later, when it’s all done and the adrenalin wears off, that I suddenly have this urgent need…
With a group of Marines about to go in harm’s way:
Gunny Sergeant to one of the squad leaders: “Staff Sergeant, what happened the first time you saw combat?
Staff Sergeant: “Almost filled my pants, Gunny.”
Gunny Sergeant: “What do you mean ‘almost?’”
Staff Sergeant: “There was still room, Gunny!”
I’m pretty sure that particular vignette has been regularly played out since Tun’s Tavern.
Time permitting, a ‘combat dump’ is right up there with other pre-op checks.
Listen here TT, you can sponsor it, you can ‘splain it!
Well, none of us expected that!
Well played, Chris!
Haji recoded a 60 inch vertical leap and was clocked at 4.1 seconds in the 40-yard dash as he was leaving the diner. However, he chunked in a zero on the Wonderlic Test and failed to do a single rep with 225 pounds in the bench press. So, no NFL draft for him.
“Ironically, I still can’t sit here.” Damon is beaming with pride and Jan just rolled her eyes.
JTC, I haven’t got an explanation. Among my suggestions to Chris was to have a get together of the young’ uns of DBD to provide their perspective on the world. Last year it was Javier and the twins making Xir’s day. That ice cream parlor hasn’t been the same since.
Oh okay, the Wonderlic Test…got it. :O
And to think my strip suggestions lean heavily on the “strip” part…
There are times it takes awhile to be able to un-attach yourself from a vehicle seat. No chance to stain anything with both sides in a death pucker.
On more than one occasion, I might of sucked the seat cushion right off my Martin Baker ejection seat. Might have been a time or two that included the entire seat pan. At least I knew where my life raft and a lot of my survival gear was, if I had to eject.
Too Tall Nolan?
It would’ve all come out on seat separation. Good thing there’s a lanyard.
Barbara Eden made a better looking Jeanie.
The djinn in their true forms are gigantic black beings complex of eye and wing and can shape-shift. Find that ring of Solomon and you could command such beings to do your will.
Jo’s just as capable and way more pleasant.
(…with the dark brown hair)
I didn’t see or hear the Blorp. Is Jo the new “trunk monkey”? .
Am I alone in wishing today’s strip had included more hadji teeth scattered around the floor?
No. I was looking forward to seeing Travis clean Hadji’s clock.
But this works, too.
I must be slow this morning. I don’t get it. What’s the black blob? How did Javier get there, Why is he standing behind haji? Why is hagi wearing those bright clothes? Sorry. Can anyone smarter than me explain?
Often is the time I don’t follow what’s going on here.
Just check upthread where TT explains all…
It’s all about the Wonderlic Test.
Jeesh y’all, try to keep up!
Me, too! And what is the long black thing in the foreground that appears to be something that wouldn’t/shouldn’t be there? 🙂
It’s a projected holograph image that happened to be projected RIGHT where the guy was standing. The black blob is part of the Javier’s leg showing through the Hagi’s body.
And if it was Jo, there was no BLORP to herald her arrival…
Shooter 2.5 and CDR 215 Javier apparently has developed Star Trek level hologram technology. The black blob is just his leg and higher up his arm. I do wonder when he had the time to install emitters at the diner. Where else might he have placed them? Plus the fact that he can also see and hear his surroundings could lead to some interesting situations…the Swimmin’ Hole immediately jumps to mind! Hope the lad continues to use his powers for good.
This seems to be more like Transporter technology than Holodeck technology.
This makes sense since projecting an insubstantial image at range should be far easier than a physical object.
*POIT* Are Pinky and the Brain at the Diner…
Thanks to all for explaining it. I didn’t quite get the leg image
…so, is Tesla Motor liable for those idiots that got injured in the cold because Lithium Ion battery capacity drops to about 80% at 0°C?
With 800,000+ power outages in the Northeast. Good luck charging your car.
On the plus side, if you are stranded out in the cold, you may be able to hammer a screwdriver through the battery and start a fire. There could be enough energy left in it to spark a battery fire.
If a battery pack gets ‘injured’, Lithium plus oxygen plus lithium plus nitrogen results in a big bad seen from space-type fires.
From what I’ve seen of recent EV fires, you could probably start one just by peeing in the right place.
Off topic: Your tax dollars at work, as usual…
“Ironically, I still can’t sit here.” Is being said by holo-Javier, suggesting that his holographic skill is limited in the ability to have his hologram transition from standing to seated.
I would imagine that “haji” is STILL running, well on his way back to the sand by the trans-Antarctic route. How many of his compatriots are right there with him?
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