Day By Day


  • formwiz

    Ask and ye shall receive.

  • JTC

    “Fer JTC”

    Love it. Thank you sir.

    • Too Tall

      You da’ Man!

    • John M.

      JTC just said out loud what we was all thinkin’…

  • Too Tall

    Poor Crotalus Atrox curled up in the sun, just happy that Wade wasn’t there to take him out with a .454 Casull.

    Along comes Jo and he breaks off his fangs trying to bite her. Then Jo picks up and she is -3 degrees F.

    He is as dazed and confused as Skye and Naomi became when Jo assumed Zed’s form.

    “Is that to scale?” What a compliment.

    Of course, Naomi is a little more biblical about it.

  • John M.

    Hmm. Jo can change shape at will – does that include reptilian forms?

    Another thought: I hope that poor thing didn’t try to bite her!

  • Too Tall

    Jo may not admit to getting religion, but her sense of humor is coming along nicely.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

      “Number Five is ALIVE!!!”

      • Too Tall

        “Need INPUT!”

        • Oldarmourer

          Nice software….

  • interventor

    Make a nice belt for Zed.

    • Too Tall

      And the kids will enjoy “Snakebites” as an appetizer for dinner tonight, because Zed is an excellent cook, unlike Sam who “can burn water.”

  • Fox2!

    Is Naomi alluding to some past … experience she shared with Zed?

    • NotYetInACamp


    • Too Tall

      Oh yeah.

      Colonel Naomi Levy, IDF “served under Major Owens” as his spotter on sniper missions a couple of decades ago. The discussions between Naomi and Sam are worth a trip through the archives.

      The readers of DBD were introduced to Naomi when Jan (and Damon) went to the Middle East for Jan to report on operations in Gulf War II. Don Portago secretly hired Naomi to protect Jan while she was there. Of course, Jan found out.

      At the end of Jan’s visit, a terrorist with an IED tried to kill Jan, and only succeeded in slightly wounding her. The scar is Z-shaped, in a sensitive location. Jan confronts the terrorist with “the evidence of his handiwork,” causing him to breakdown, cry like a baby, and sing like a canary. Again, worth the time to go to the archives.

      At some point, Jan asks Naomi where Zed is, and the nonchalant reply is “seeing the sights.” Cut to a picture of the image through Zed’s rifle scope.

      When they get back to the U.S., and Sam is delivering Kiko and Mari, Sam admits that she had lied about her age, claiming to be older, when they met (so as not to scare Zed off). Sam admits to only being 39.

      Sam then grills Zed about his activities during the trip and asks how many he killed. Zed replies: “There’s that number 39, again.”

      • JTC

        Wow TT, YOU da man!

  • WayneM

    My wife sent me a picture of the 3 foot rattler killed by our lawn mowing service. Apparently two more got away. Luckily no-one got hurt but the rattler and the lawn guy said this isn’t the first or last he’ll dispatch.

    I’ve never lived anyplace with venomous snakes before. Live and learn.

    • Jefferson A Selvy

      Learn fast or you won’t live. I’m a particularly slow student, got but twice while exploring the desert here in Nevada as a teenager.

      • Too Tall

        Never got bit, but while wearing snake guards on my lower legs, got struck a couple of times working an aircraft crash site.

        Even though the snake guards protected me from the bite, the strikes felt like getting hit by a baseball bat in the leg.

        Even though they are cold-blooded, snakes have some of the fastest, strongest, muscle in the animal kingdom.

  • Pamela

    Who let Nancy out of her skin…

    • Too Tall

      Post of the day!

  • Pete231

    Blorp ! …Indeed…….

  • cz93x62

    My first duty station was at Indio, CA. If there is a place with more venomous snakes anywhere in North America than the Coachella Valley and Salton Sea, I have yet to see it or hear of it.

    We got several snake calls EVERY DAY from mid-March through June, when they slowed down a bit until the rattlers and sidewinders hibernated sometime in November. I didn’t mind taking a snake call, having grown up around them my whole life. The other deputies–mostly city kids from L.A. and Orange Counties–HATED snake calls. When opportunity knocks, don’t be stuck on the phone…..I offered to take their snake calls in exchange for my next 2 past burglary reports, which were as frequent as the snake calls. It was a busy and fruitful market, and that idea sold well. Past calls suck, just like working traffic sucks. If I wanted to be a roving stenographer, I would have joined CHP.

    The Tool–sections of PVC pipe 2-1/2 feet long, with ferrules like a 3-piece fishing rod. Road flare fits on one end, operator on the other. Light the road flare, extend toward rattler/’winder. Both are heat-seekers, and will strike the lit end, which kills them instantly. About 1 in 5 snakes required that method, the rest just rassled onto a rake and got escorted to whatever open desert was nearby. I left the resident’s rake out there (the snake will disengage itself eventually), and told the resident to pick the rake up when that occurred. This latter method also worked for king/garter/gopher snakes and rosy boas, which are good to have around–when I couldn’t get hands on them. King snakes kill rattlers and ”winders. REAL GOOD to have around, ’cause the venomous critters will haul ass imediamente.

    • Pamela

      I worked with a guy that would have skinned the slither, and cooked it for dinner

    • Saaruuk

      Mine was in NM. The remote perimeter guard posts had sentry “outhouses”, 6x6x8′ shelter structures for the air base Security Police troops stationed there. NM has a rather large abundance of rattlers, and during the active months, the regs authorized the expenditure of ammo by the SP’s in controlling them.

      This had been policy for decades. Then a new young captain took over the force.

      After reviewing the records of expended ammunition in the control of rattlers, he concluded that entirely too much was being used in the effort with pretty much no “corroboration” of the necessity.

      He therefore issued the directive that in the future any and all reports of ammunition expenditures must include all empty shells and the remains of reason for expenditures.

      This lasted a week.

      Monday morning, our young captain found a large cardboard box addressed to him on his desk.

      When he opened it, he found one very alive, very pissed off rattling type snake, 20 empty shells and a note.

      “I missed”.

      His directive was immediately rescinded.

  • cz93x62

    Skye may have her share of negatives, but appearance isn’t among them. DBD is quite scenic, quite often.

    • Too Tall


      However in panel 5, Skye looking at Zed/Jo appears to be having problems with that whole “…thou shall not have false gods…” rule.

      Skye looks almost, uh, “worshipful.”

  • Bart Hall

    So … Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the snake; but the snake didn’t have a leg to stand on.

    • Too Tall


    • Too Tall


    • Brent Dotson

      Good joke… but at least according to the KJ version of the bible the Serpent was cursed to slither on the ground AFTER the temptation, implying that it did have a leg to stand on before the curse.

  • Grunt GI

    Heh. “Is that to scale?”
    Now Skye must know why her sister has such a positive outlook on life.
    She does, indeed, get very snakebit.


    Methinks Skye may have some interesting dreams tonight.

    • GWB

      She’s had them before……

  • Old Codger

    OT: Hopeful sign
    Headline at AccuWeather site:

    Daily coronavirus briefing: Growing number of Americans are defying stay-at-home orders, cell phone data shows

    • WayneM

      I’m not sure that’s hopeful… How the hell does AccuWeather get access to cell phone data locations? Privacy, it appears, is dead.

      • ExNuke

        Accuweather needs your location data to give you accurate immediate weather information.

        • GWB

          All of the weather websites have to guess at my location based on my IP. I won’t give them any access to anything. (And I won’t install their apps because they require that access.)

          (On a tangent, why does an e-mail app need your “coarse” or “fine” location? Answer: It doesn’t.)

      • John

        Privacy, in the conventional sense, is doomed in the Information Age.
        Our only hope is to extend that lack of privacy to our overlords, something they have fought tooth and nail from the invention of communication.
        Only then will we have the liberty we crave that privacy once extended to us. We will only be free when Authority is accountable to us for its abuses.

    • JTC

      Yeah, I’m a whore. I don’t have any of the little spy devices like Alexa et al scattered around my house (except of course the main one named iPhone that is at my hand constantly), but I absolutely love that little voice on the map app when driving.

      Transformative. And it only cost me any and all expectation of privacy and security.

      • Punta Gorda

        Mine directed me to drive down the wet side of a quaywall. I told it to Fk off.

        • interventor

          The first time I used GPS was to direct me to my hotel. Go forward, it said. In front of me was a German WWII railway gun, probably weighing over 50 tons. I reverted to road map.

  • Pamela

    Actually the way it went down was Adam wanted to know if the fruit was safe to eat and asked Eve what does this taste like…

  • shooter 2.5

    If you watch the show, “Lucifer”, the Eve character says her temptation didn’t look like an apple as much as a banana. The last season starts in the summer of 2020. I hope I don’t have to wait until the end of August. Eight episodes and then the last eight at the last of 2020.

  • steveb919

    Is it truth? Is it a fairy tale? Who knows.

  • Pamela

    Well at least we know Zed isn’t a Ken doll….

    • Too Tall

      Most cogent observation of the thread.

    • Pamela

      Hmmm. Not bad. Bet Melanie would never say that tickles…

  • sabrfencer

    Too bad Adam and Eve weren’t Cajuns. They would have forgotten the fruit and eaten the snake. We would still be in the Garden.

  • Pam

    My that’s a big one… 😀

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