Where There’s Smoke…


  • April 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm
    Spin Drift

    Fresh BBQ at the DDQ! Yum Yum.

    Molon Labe
    War Damn Eagle

  • April 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Watch yourself Travis especially if you have no idea about her background!

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      He’s like a wolf pup who’s about to learn his place in the pack.

      • April 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        I was thinking the same thing…

        T will speak his mind and if he lacks the discretion to self-correct, he will be corrected.

        Another thought just occurred… With the exception of Wade, all of the other mature members of the Day-By-Day group are paired off. Travis already met the immature adult (Skye) and didn’t appear to have an interest. Soooo, speculating whether the cast will grow again so Travis gets paired off OR if Travis will remain a somewhat mysterious sub-character?

      • April 22, 2016 at 1:23 am


        *I was thinking the same thing…* Great!!!

        *T will speak his mind and if he lacks the discretion to self-correct, he will be corrected.* True. My guess is ignorance, rather than insolence/arrogance, is influencing his words towards Naomi…and she and the others realize this.

        *…Soooo, speculating whether the cast will grow again so Travis gets paired off OR if Travis will remain a somewhat mysterious sub-character?* I’m not sure he’s been fully vetted yet…let’s say he’s still on probation.

      • April 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

        Gotta’ admit, it was a good point, made with a very subtle, dry sense of humor….who would know more about ways to “turn flesh into carbonized lumps”? than a “chick from the mideast”?….funny stuff….but then, I’m a little twisted….

    • April 22, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Hmmm, I don’t think I would automatically hand the win to Naomi.

      He gives off some pretty competent vibes.

      Kind of like a pair of Alpha wolves sniffing each others butts.

      • April 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm

        Rooftop Voter,

        You could be right…

  • April 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    Delilah T.

    Did you guys know that Sam Elliott is starring in a Netflix series titled ‘The Ranch’?

    Yeah… think he might show up at Wade’s place any time?

    He gets better with age, y’know.

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      series links…

      ‘The Ranch’

      *Six reasons why Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ starring Ashton Kutcher works for the streaming service!*

    • April 22, 2016 at 11:47 am
      JH in Texas

      Great show by the way. We binge watched it over two days when I was laid up because of the Easter Tractor Incident.

    • April 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm
      S Hooks

      I just finished watching it this week. It started rough but improved as it went along. By the end it was pretty good, though, with a couple of aggravating nits. One, the use of vulgarity and profanity, especially the “f-bombs”, was excessive. I’m no prude, but a little goes a long way, and is more effective when used judiciously.

      Secondly, the series is ostensibly about a conservative, patriotic Colorado ranching family working through hard times, but the writers just couldn’t resist shoehorning their liberal/leftist anti-gun/anti-hunting agenda into a couple of episodes.

      Overall, though, it’s well worth watching. By the end of the first season the narrative of Sam Elliott and his family has become pretty interesting. Even better, whatever weaknesses of plot and writing there may are more than compensated for by the first-class acting of Sam Elliott, Debra Winger and the rest of the strong cast. Hope it will get a second season.

  • April 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Travis, you might want to consider that a Mossad Col. probably knows more ways of killing you hand to hand than you know exist.

    Or for lesser aggravations, she might just Krav Maga your ass into the nearest hawthorn thicket.

    clear ether


  • April 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    If they’re carbonized lumps, you’re doing it wrong (and WAY too hot)!
    I thought the Texas saying was “Don’t need no teeth to eat my beef”

  • April 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    John T

    Naomi’s not a vegan, is she? I would be so dissapointed…

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm
    bob in houston

    wait, I thought the April 21 strip was the one about Rick Ross’s ankle bracelet going off while hangin’ with the Preezy at the Whitehouse?

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm
      Chris Muir

      I post the next day’s early, typically, and change the date the following day.:)

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Actually, Israel is the Near East and not the Mid East, but who’s counting…

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Wouldn’t ‘Q run counter to kosher dietary restrictions or are we talking strictly beef here?

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      In Bama it’s pig. Texans aren’t so particular.

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      She is obviously not keeping Kosher in her cooking for the DDQ business. I have no idea about her personal eating habits. Obviously, pork is not Kosher, though most Jews I know eat it. The Orthodox ones keep Kosher. The Conservative Jews and Reformed Jews often keep Kosher. All of the rules and regulations. Aiiiiiiiii. I would not do it. I have now forgotten more info than many Jews I knew had when I was a kid. So no mo info from me.
      Travis may be pro chick, but he is approaching needing to learn some manners.
      Actually Hillary, a girl from park Ridge Illinois in the Midwest next to Chicago, and Obama, a boy (Purple Penguin) from parts uncertain (Who’s his daddy?) who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii and adopted Chicago, know much more and are better at killing things and turning flesh into carbonized lumps than most Middle East girls,their position in most societies there and such. As property in many that practice a certain alleged religion.

    • April 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm
      B Woodman

      Just because she cooks it, doesn’t necessarily mean that she eats it. Or she could. Her choice.
      Unlike a certain sub human sub species, Quoranderthals, who take jobs in grocery stores and driving trucks, then refuse to handle or deliver their employers product of pork and alcohol.

  • April 22, 2016 at 2:17 am
    Polly Cy

    I think perhaps everyone is being a bit hard on Travis. After all, Naomi’s “carbonized lumps” remark was just a bit … um … inflammatory. Like any artist, he responds badly when his creations are criticized. I’d be happy to sample a few examples of his work to be sure, but as of now I’m leaning towards the view that good “Q” is an art form, and that Travis has the artistic temperament.

  • April 22, 2016 at 2:43 am

    BBQing your meat – feel the heat at both ends.

  • April 22, 2016 at 5:46 am

    ” … sez the chick from the Middle East” — snort! That really tickled my funny bone.

  • April 22, 2016 at 6:22 am
    Bill G

    The IDF turns actual civilians into carbonized lumps only when they absolutely cannot help it.
    Followers of MoreHamEd do it as a matter of policy, as often as possible.

  • April 22, 2016 at 8:55 am


    Heh. A one word descriptive dialogue of the whole episode:

    You’ve got good meat gettin’ irresistibly flavor smoked for consumption, a ‘Q boss treading dangerously close to getting “smoked”, and one smokin’ hot mama (nice t-back straps leading to that finey hiney, love those little details by the ‘toon boss).

    • April 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

      And here I was thinking that Naomi’s outfit needed a little more definition in the front… black on black outfit doesn’t quite do it.

      • April 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

        What front? 😉

        Ain’t nothing finer than what’s behind ‘er.

        Yeah, call me “The Ass Man”*

        Credit to Seinfeld Episode 107, April 27, 1995. Comic gold from 21 years ago, damn.

  • April 22, 2016 at 9:11 am


    “Readers often encounter the term Near East and wonder how the term differs from Middle East.

    Near East is the earlier term and, like Far East, was coined from the “western” perspective of European writers. The earliest example of the use of Near East in the OED is dated 1856. The earliest use of “middle East” to refer to the countries of Mesopotamia is dated 1876. The first example in which middle is capitalized is dated 1900.

    According to the AP Style Guide, the countries of the Middle East are

    Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, and “the eastern part of Turkey.”

    Noting that popular usage once distinguished between the “Near East” and the “Middle East,” AP recommends using Middle East unless a story source uses the term “Near East. ”

  • April 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    maybe she is thinking of carbonized goat humpers and fused glass deserts.

  • April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Hmmm… “AP Style Guide”, eh? That’s the same AP that has a real hard time with the concept of the only functional democracy in the “Middle East” doing anything good, right?


    • April 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm
      Old Codger

      Not a valid reason to reject their style manual. A style manual is about the mechanics of communicating in print. Your complaint is regarding AP’s policy of what and how to report. I’m not at all fond of the AP, either, but I would accept their style manual as at least nominally authoritative. I have always heard and regarded the area around and including Israel as being the “Middle East”, It is about communication. If you referred to the “Near East”, I suspect the majority of your audience would have no clue as to what you were referring whereas “Middle East” would convey what I would hope would be your referent.

  • April 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Naomi likes having her meat a certain way and Travis is not it.

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  • April 22, 2016 at 11:22 am
    Old Codger

    This showed up as an ad in my Windows 10 solitaire’ Guess we know who Hildabeast is afraid of.

  • April 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    Spin Drift

    Speaking of oinkers and quranderthals, is it possible that the explosion of the feral hog population in the US is the Almighty’s way of providing a weapon to wage against the camel humping hordes?

    Just to keep this timely, lets say you catch a mooselimb preying on a little girl in a bathroom for some FGM. Would it be cruel and unusual if said mooselimb then had to do a little cage time with a 600lb feral boar?

    Disproportionate response is the only answer
    aloha snackbar my ass
    War Damn Eagle

    • April 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm
      Old Codger

      Why not merely make him take a bath in pig’s blood?

      • April 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm
        Old Codger

        That or make him a “nullo” (it’s a body mod term – google it) and feed him his parts deep fried in lard. If you kill him he suffers no more. I would want the bastard to live a LLLOOOOOONNNNGGGG life.

      • April 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm
        Spin Drift

        Sounds good but the might be able to harm someone else. Nope they should be tusked to death and then eaten. His whole existence goes through the guts of a swine and then becomes pig shit.

        No better friend, no worse enemy

  • April 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Naomi seems to have smaller breast, but they are perky though.

  • April 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm
    Susie Schroeder

    Heh, but not kid

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