What a Complete Doonesbury.


  • April 13, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Fair is fair! Sam fets some eye candy while slinging shots.

  • April 13, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Gets not fets!

  • April 13, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Yeah, I don’t think that’s gonna work:

    Author, actor and male model Fabio (Fabio Lanzoni) says U.S. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is his candidate of choice for U.S President.

    That’s from an old HuffPo piece, maybe he smartened up with age? Still, I don’t think a has-been beefcake is the right fit for beefchef in what is expected to be a quintessential guy club.

    • April 13, 2015 at 12:35 am
      Wayne M

      Agreed… Fabio lacks the dignity and character for a classy joint.

    • April 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

      And of course if Sam does have a thing for ogling wrinkly old long-haired dudes, Wade can just strip it down and do his thing, and he can do Double Duty as it were, in case they need a gen-yoo-ine badass bouncer…ya’ll see what he did to those thug boys on the back porch of the “other” DD club (the Double Deuce)?

      • April 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm
        Wayne M

        I’m not sure Wade would be amenable to an inside job like that. My experience with gentlemen of his quality suggests Wade is far more comfortable in his saddle and his domain than a citified club like the Double Deuce. Mind you, he might be persuaded to assist with the rearing of the young’uns as long as they don’t mind getting a bit dusty.

      • April 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm
        Ed Landefeld

        ” wrinkly old long-haired dudes “. Jeff Bridges?

      • April 13, 2015 at 7:55 pm
        Kevin M

        “That Chinaman’s been slippin’ me them cheap shells again!”

  • April 13, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Nothing against Fabio Lanzoni, who is a working man, but he is to old for Sam to think of. One of the peculiarities of comic strips is that characters age slower than reality. What are the ladies ages now, as compared to back in 2002 when DBD began? Who is the current beefcake attraction for that age group, the younger readers of romance novels?

    • April 13, 2015 at 9:31 am
      Chris Muir

      Comicscharacters age 1 year for every 5 years-so Sam is maybe 39,Skye is 37, Zed 44, Naomi 40, Damon and Jan 33,etc.These are general numbers, it’s not really exact.:)

  • April 13, 2015 at 6:08 am
    Bill G

    Zed needs to remember the Chinese ideogram for trouble.

  • April 13, 2015 at 6:12 am
    B Woodman

    Zed, yes it does sound bad when she says it like that.
    You will, and do, need staff when the DD Club opens. And not Playboy bunny stuff.
    A chef who knows his stuff, and can do them well. And none of that fancy fussy fusion crap either.
    Waiters need to be male, in fitting with the rest of the club theme, dressed in nice suits. Nothing fancy or fussy. Definitely conservative and intelligent, maybe college students from Hillsdale or Patrick Henry (two conservative colleges I’m aware of. there may be others closer locally).
    And if that’s the case, then possibly a boarding house to put everyone up in, since the ranch is so far out in the middle of nowhere. Oh, my, this is getting to be quite the enterprise.

  • April 13, 2015 at 6:30 am

    While Fabio, in those oh so tight pants, was the cover art in the heyday of the bodice rippers, and lovely to lust after, these days I’m not sure what the young women are reading, if they are reading at all.

    Maybe a Jason Statham type with prime Chef skills along with the protection stuff. Considering some of the potential security issues which might arise. Or Wolverine.

    • April 13, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Wolverine? “He slices, he dices! He can still cut tomatoes even after slicing through steel girders and large pine trees!” Heh.

  • April 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Except that this is ranching country (where as soon as a kid – boy or girl – gets leg length sufficient to work the brake and the accelerator of the outfit’s third-best pickup truck, the kid is capable of doing economically useful work), I’d suggest getting teenage part-timers on the payroll.

    The levels of teen unemployment all over the republic are higher ‘n hell, and – given that they’ll be working in Argentina, where there ain’t no federal minimum Wage/maximum unemployment laws in effect = they ought to be happy to find a way to pick up some foldin’ money.

  • April 13, 2015 at 8:27 am
    Grunt GI

    Zed better be careful…Sam and Naomi start comparing notes too much…it could be bad…

    • April 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Reminds me of the issue of Thor where Jane Foster and the Lady Sif were sharing coffee and Jane says, “Thor’s fearless, but he’d be terrified if he knew you and I were talking.”

  • April 13, 2015 at 8:44 am
    Unca Walt

    Dang. Somehow I never knew Zed had married Naomi.

    This is gittin’ complex…

    • April 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I’m pretty sure Naomi was just an ex-GF vice a wife. Those long distance relationships never work out.

    • April 13, 2015 at 9:32 am
      Chris Muir

      ex -gf.

      • April 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

        “All my ex’s live in Texas,
        And Texas is a place I’d dearly love to be.
        But all my ex’s live in Texas
        And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee.”

        George Strait Lyrics

        “Detour, there’s a muddy road ahead.
        Detour, paid no mind to what it said.
        Detour, all these bitter things I find.
        Should have read that detour sign.”

        Detour (song)

        Just sayin’ singin’ …

    • April 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      What happens in the sniper hide STAYS in the sniper hide.

  • April 13, 2015 at 9:54 am
    Daniel in Brookline

    Tucci78: teenagers might be a nice twist, if CM is willing to introduce such new characters.

    I dunno, though. All I can think of is the long-haired teen busboy in Monster Hunter Alpha, who says disparagingly to Earl Harbinger: “Guys like you put guns on our streets.” To which Earl replies: “…and guys like YOU put fries on my plate. So hop to it, boy!”

    (Chris: if you don’t recognize this, start reading Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International at once. Go ahead, we’ll wait. You won’t be sorry.)

    • April 13, 2015 at 10:12 am
      Grunt GI

      Absolutely. Read the whole series. Don’t be a Sad Puppy.

    • April 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Texas kids is different. And you can even tell the Texas kids apart. The ranch kids are practically a different species from the townies, who are DEFINITELY a different species from the kids in LA.

  • April 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Just downloaded the first three ‘Monster Hunters’ for Kindle ()or my iPad) from Amazon. Thanks for the tip, Daniel and Grunt.

  • April 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Doesn’t the sheriff have a brother?

  • April 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Sam wants a 60-year-old guy who lives like a slob alone and never cleans the bathroom or kitchen?


  • April 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I see DD as a men’s club in the British tradition. Such as in Ian Fleming’s ORIGINAL James Bond books. (NOT the trashy later movies and books!!!)

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