Day By Day


  • TomZ

    Father or fathers?

  • Pamela

    Zed’s not wearing a shirt.

    ~ Delilah get in here.

    • Grunt GI

      Not only no shirt, but an awesome cowboy hat…who says Chris doesn’t take care of his female readers?

      • MAJ Arkay

        Thank you, Chris, for that awesome morning view.

    • Delilah T.

      Hubba hubba!

  • JTC

    Zed sweating over Red wondering who Skye’s babydaddy is?

    Oh, hell no.

    • Grunt GI

      It appears more like Zed is working his butt off while Sam is prattling on about Skye’s baby daddy, which I’m sure Zed doesn’t give a rat about at this point.

      As I recall, Skye got knocked up while on one of her runaway tantrums and was whisked off to Mama-sans to have the babies….anybody remember?

      • JTC

        Probably just CM jerking us around (again). 🙂

        But note his listed categories for this one:
        Men & Women, Marriage & Divorce

        And why all this fuss about Zed being shirtless? When I walk around the house like that, wife says “go put a shirt on”. 🙁 Maybe I’ll try a Stetson.

        • Pamela

          I ask my husband why stop at just the shirt.

        • Kafiroon

          My wife says “Go shave!”

      • Epador

        All I remembered from that strip was the KSG, which I promptly obtained in two tone black and silver…

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Is Sam accusing Zed of being Eva and Hugo’s father? WTF?
    Or is Sam just upset that Zed isn’t paying attention to her non-news?

  • Shonkin

    Man, I wouldn’t pull a bob’ wire gate shut without something between me and the wire — preferably a denim jacket or leather vest.

    • SoCal Stoli

      Which is why you ain’t Zed!!

  • KenH

    Oh, PLEASE

    SKYPE? A SKANK who falls under he category “too lazy to jerk off”

    • PaulS

      Don’t be lazy, and stay safe. 😉

  • This isn’t much to think about. Zed is a man, Sam is a woman, priorities differ.

  • Too Tall

    Zed realizes it would take an n-dimensional version of March Madness Bracketology to figure this out.

    One father or two?

    Does the father (or fathers) know?

    Does Skye even know?

    Karl, Tucker, Travis, ‘Tory, or multiple players to be named later?

    The mind boggles.

    • eon

      Zed’s a sniper, and they figure targets and timing. I suspect his money is on Karl, and that’s why he doesn’t give a particular shit.

      Except if Karl should show up trying to stake a claim, at which point Zed would tip the nod to Javier. Leaving Karl running like a MF’er with “Who Let The Dogs Out?” playing on his phone.

      clear ether


      • pool dog

        I think it’s been too long after Karl’s departure for him to be the sperm donor…..besides, last time we saw him, He wasn’t ‘daddy’ but ‘Father’ Karl. I’m not Catholic but I do believe those boys are supposed to be celibate.

        • Pamela

          I thought Zed gelded Karl…

        • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

          Horrible thought, what if the sperm donor was one of Zed and Sam’s discarded condoms and a turkey baster? eeeeewwwwwww!!!

          • JTC

            Ew is right for another reason too.

            Condoms for marrieds? Hell no.

            That’s like doing it with somebody else’s dick.

            Bareback baby!

        • nonncom

          It’s C-E-L-B-R-A-T-E, not C-E-L-I-B-A-T-E….

          • nonncom

            sorry….fk’d the whole thing up…..

    • Doggo

      I like the n-dimensional bracket, but I think it’s easier to figure out who is NOT the daddy…Zed, Damon, Chris, KenH, the other regular readers of DBD. Every other guy on the planet is eligible.

      • Too Tall


      • JTC

        Don’t know if you should rule out KenH…remember the words of the Bard;

        “the (gent) doth protest too much, methinks”.


        • Kafiroon

          Heh ! hehheh!

        • Pamela

          Nah! Never would happen. I don’t think he’d be able to get that drunk to boink Skye.

  • Too Tall

    Is an initial field of 68 large enough?

    How many play-in games were required to set the field?

    What criteria (if any) did the Selection Committie use?

    I know, very unchivalrous of me towards Skye, and this line of thought gets me a front row seat in an inner circle of hell.

  • Halley

    But admit it, Skye&Zed is massive hot. We’re being teased, but in a most steamy way..

    • MAJ Arkay

      Skye & Zed is not even slightly warm, Kiddo. Ewww.

  • Dienekes

    I feel his pain. Some of those wire gates are a bastard to get closed again.

    • John

      He needs an “S” curved lever.
      The best ones were made of part of a horse collar. They’re light and can stretch the wire real tight.

  • JTC

    Speaking of daddys, Zed needs his to tell him to use a rope to pull that gate tight.

    • MasterDiver

      I’d use a ratchet come-along, like I use to stretch chain link fencing.
      And still wear protective clothing.

      Zar Belk

      • JTC

        Come-along for stretching runs, rope for pulling wire gate together…quick trucker’s hitch works like a simple block and tackle but without the block or the tackle; lets you pull sections together or tie down loads with one hand while you connect them or tie them off with the other.

        That and the clove hitch are most useful knots in the world.

  • WayneM

    Sam is looking fair-to-middling grumpy… I know engineers like to find solutions to questions but this seems an overreaction…

    • Pamela

      Sam needs to get laid

  • PaulS

    With regard to Skye, Sister wants to know and Zed couldn’t give a shit. In fact he probably doesn’t want to know since he has been raising them hizelf, and pest elimination could be problematic.

    I hear a soundtrack for this strip, “My give a damns, busted”.

  • pool dog

    Is it me or does Zed look awfully buff as compared to usual? Possible dream sequence?

    • JTC

      So even Pamela would tell ’08 Zed to put a shirt on. 🙂

      A decade older and the boy is now beefed and buffed.

      I hate this time-warp shit. 😉

      • Kafiroon

        Working a ranch or farm. Big difference to many jobs. Key is
        amount of physical work.

      • Pamela

        You know me better than that. I’d ask him to take the bottoms off.

        • JTC

          Guess Sam ain’t the only one needs layin’? 😉

          • Pamela

            Already taken care of. 😉

        • Grunt GI

          SO, they can’t be too far from the ol’ swimming hole.

          Just think…Sam and Zed at swimming hole.

          win win for everyone.

    • John

      I love how much Chris’ art has improved over the years.

  • Old Codger

    OT: Any of you folks seen this?
    California NAACP seeks to abolish ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ calling it ‘racist’

    (from the article)
    The California chapter of the NAACP has a solution for the NFL take-a-knee flap: Get rid of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    The organization is urging Congress to jettison the national anthem after passing a resolution at its Oct. 26-29 state conference describing the tune as “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon.”

    Read the rest here:

    Anyone giving odds it happens? Not this year, maybe, but sooner or later? I figure that if the Dems have a working majority in both houses and Obozo 2.0 at 600 Penn. Ave. it’s a sure thing.

    • John

      Yet another piece of nonsense exuding from the People’s Democratic Republic of California.
      Just for that we’ll make ’em pay their fair share of taxes.

      • Sam

        John –
        You spelled it wrong. It’s People’s Democraptic Republic of California.

    • MasterDiver

      The only line that even comes close is in the 3rd stanza “No refuge could save the hireling and slave” that represents the mercenaries and pressed men used to fill the ranks of the British Army and Navy. Remember the Hessians defeated after the Delaware crossing were a Mercenary Regiment of Germans.

      Zar Belk!

      • Interventor

        Who became the Pennsylvania Dutch.

  • cz93x62

    The DPRK is such a fun place to live. Wall Street Journal published a study c. 2012 in which they assert that between 1985 and 2005 California gained 13 million new residents. During that same timespan, California only gained 150,000 State income tax payers. can you say “Not sustainable?” Ol’ Red seems to still have a case of the ass over Skye’s little faux pas with Zed’s hand.

  • Delilah T.

    I can guess who the baby Daddy is NOT.

    Definitely none of the following: Woz; Zebo; Sean; Repo; Zig; Zack; Bill C. (he’s sterile); Gandalf; Jorry; Bends; Zed (he has better taste in women)
    Maybe/maybe not: the protester guy in the elevator in Portland; the Commissar (any warm bed in a storm); Emperor Jones
    Maybe: the hobo at the truck stop on Rt. 84; the guy bumming quarters for food at the local grocery store parking lot when the food pantries are open all day; Javier and Javier’s great-uncle Menudo. 🙂

    That was fun. Thanks for the “more Zed’ response. CM. I lugged groceries in all afternoon. Glad to see someone else working and sweating.