Driving Stick.
The Meat of It.


  • November 27, 2015 at 12:14 am

    I grew up on a small farm in Ohio. Zed, Sam, Damon, Jan, and Skye’s kids have a big ranch in Texas as their home, school, and playground. Plus loving parents and one cantankerous Grampa.

    All the better to learn to “ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth”, as Jeff Cooper put it.



    • November 27, 2015 at 12:55 am

      A version of that was the motto of the Immortals — guards of the ancent Persian emperors.

    • November 27, 2015 at 2:46 am

      All the better to learn to “ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth”, as Jeff Cooper put it.

      Perfection, and values I tried to instill in mine.

    • November 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

      The foundations of the ARMY Values as well.

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:48 am
    Al T.

    Sam is very sure of her investment for her to be okay with it wandering around with that knockout sis in that knockout dress.

    But yeah, the right seed, the right climate, and a lot of hard work will usually result in a fine, profitable crop.

    • November 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

      That is Jan not Skye so Sam’s investment is safe.

      Chris got my items from the fundraiser, Thank you so much.

      • November 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm
        Chris Muir

        excellent,and thanks!:)

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. And Thanks for the strip, Chris!

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:58 am
    Blue Quasar

    And now we see the real reason parents tell their children not to run in the house.

    They don’t want their retirement fund damaged.

  • November 27, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Having just finished a very enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends I echo Polly Cy’s comment from yesterday.

    And may the many blessings we have received keep us safe and secure and strengthen us, our nation and the civilized world.

  • November 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

    So many times I would click the like button if there were one.

  • November 27, 2015 at 7:01 am
    Contrarian View

    With the last few days of loving family episodes to take us off our guard, I sense that something evil is about to happen.

    • November 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Does tend to give you pause for thought, doesn’t it?

  • November 27, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Zed worries me. He sure drinks a lot.

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:23 am
    Big Jim

    Don’t confuse ‘toon-time with real-time. He’s been nursing that same drink since at least Oct. 22. ;>)

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I’m not sure if this is a space-time continuum or a wibbily wobbly timey wimey drink. Zed’s been nursing that glass nice and slow. Savoring it just like his and Sam’s quiet times together.

    • November 27, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      That comment kinda got away from you, didn’t it?

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:47 am
    B Woodman

    Thanksgiving was excellent. Good food, excellent family, conversation and lots of love to bind everything together. Give thanks to that God who blessed us with it all. And, as a remembrance, and Empty Plate and Setting for those who were not able to be home with their loved ones.

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:51 am
    B Woodman

    Yes, Sam indeed did bear the interest. Nine months worth. Then it went back to being Sam + Zed for the next 18 years.

  • November 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Is Zed’s eye patch permanent? He’s starting to look like a cross between GI Joe and Moshe Dayan… or Nick Fury, if you prefer.

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