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  • March 26, 2015 at 11:17 pm
    B Woodman

    Wait?!?! . . . .What?!?! . . . I feel like I missed something.
    Yesterday was dinner prep. Today is after dinner.
    What happened in between? I wanted to see the interaction (if any) between the sheriff and Skye. And Skye’s reaction to eating rattlesnake chili.

    • March 26, 2015 at 11:25 pm
      John M

      They’re talking like dinner hasn’t been served yet, and the non-locals are “bailing!”

      • March 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm
        B Woodman

        I was thinking that the “snake to go” was leftovers to eat on the flight back home.

      • March 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm
        Chris Muir

        dinner has not been served yet

      • March 26, 2015 at 11:45 pm
        B Woodman

        Chris, Thank you.

        To Jan and Kimiko, all I can say to you (with a smile) is “cowards”. 😉

      • March 27, 2015 at 6:21 am

        So Sam’s reputation for cooking is preserved….

      • March 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

        I think it was a clever ruse to spare the Sheriff a hookup with Skye…

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    cmblake6 –

    From your post yesterday. The phrase is not “tinkers damn” but “tinkers dam.” A tinker was an itinerant handy man. When a pot had a hole worn through it, the tinker made a clay containment around the hole and then poured molten metal into the containment. Then the metal was filed smooth top and bottom and the pot was restored to use.

    • March 27, 2015 at 6:31 am

      From this self-admitted, occasional “picky pedant”, thanks for the informative clarification. One of the many things to appreciate about Chris’ strip is its informed commentariat that can “cut the muster”. 😉

    • March 27, 2015 at 9:51 am
      Gideon Reed

      Ergo,…”Pot metal”.
      Not an instrument for inhalation of canabis, et al.

      • March 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm
        John M

        Are you sure that “Pot Metal” isn’t a type of music? 😀

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:26 pm
    B Woodman

    “Luciano’s given both cars to your new business”.
    Both cars? Would these be the former BAT-FEces/DHS seized cars? And if so, how did Luciano gain title?

    Your new business? What new business?

    Would all of the above have something to do with Luciano’s status as ambassador?

    I feel like Rip Van Winkle.

    • March 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm
      Chris Muir

      The 2 Caddy Suvs Jan and Kimiko arrived in.All paid for and titled.

      • March 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm
        B Woodman

        Ahhhh. . . . mucho gracias.

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm
    B Woodman

    Kimiko’s and Jan’s reaction to the rattlesnake chili is worth the price of admission all by itself.

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:32 pm
    John M

    I had to think for a minute – Luciano? OH!! Don Portago!

    …and don’t feel bad B Woodman – the strip has been jumping around like a cricket on speed the last couple of days… I’m sure Chris will sort it out in the end.

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm
    B Woodman

    Tesla blocked from selling autos directly to the customer. Such is the “state” of crony capitalism (see what I did there?). And part of the cause and effect of out current gubbment and economy.

    • March 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm
      B Woodman

      Am currently reading “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” by Ayn Rand and others. It outlines the history and conditions of what is today erroneously called “capitalism”.

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Couple Escalade huntin’ buggies…nice, and not eco-friendly, also nice. But GM is still Gov Motors to me; surprised Zed doesn’t feel the same…but hey, the price was right.

  • March 26, 2015 at 11:50 pm
    B Woodman

    Shooting hawgs from the sunroof of an SUV. Life is good.
    Might have to do it at night to find their nesting site, though.
    So long as the hawgs are feral from european stock, they should make good eating. Ummmmmm. . . . . bacon.

    • March 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm
      Wayne M

      Yup… because bacon….

    • March 27, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Sounds like a good ‘excuse’ to ‘need’ some high end night vision scopes… 🙂

    • March 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Bacon, BBQ Pork, Pulled Pork and a comfortable way to hunt by night.

      • March 27, 2015 at 10:16 pm

        Kalua pig, mo’ bettah

  • March 27, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Put a scarf ring in the sunroof.

  • March 27, 2015 at 1:56 am
    Desert l2ider

    I always appreciate your enthusiasm for all curves feminine. Mrs. Portago has much in common with my own of 33 years, one of the many, many delights of this treasure you give us!

    • March 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

      I suspect in Argentina Kimiko is referred to as Dona Portago

      • March 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm
        John M

        Doña Portago… (just another pedant I the wings…)

      • March 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm
        John M

        …IN the wings… don’t know where that “L” came from.

  • March 27, 2015 at 5:44 am

    “Bacon Akbar!” (c) 2013 Jeff Knox, The Firearms Coalition, all rights reserved.

    • March 27, 2015 at 7:39 am

      What Jeff said “Bacon Akbar”

  • March 27, 2015 at 6:15 am
    Bill G

    The offer of ‘snake-to-go’ was declined. Also, the real snake is staying.

  • March 27, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Mildly surprised about Kimiko’s comment on snake chili. Japanese cuisine, like Scottish cuisine, is partially based on local ingredients well prepared and, partially, on a couple of six year old boys saying, “I dare you to eat that.” Like both cuisines, however some dishes better than others.

  • March 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

    God cleansed the snake from the curse in Acts 10. Peter fell into a trance wherein a great sheet was lowered out of heaven. All the critters, creeping ones, too, were on it. God told Peter to kill and eat. Yet people are still repelled at the thought of eating snakes. Go figure.

    What real snake, Bill G? I thought that they drove the feds off for good.

    • March 27, 2015 at 10:56 am
      Wayne M

      I think BillG is referring to Skye.

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