• December 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    WOULD WAPO draw them as monkeys?

    • December 23, 2015 at 1:19 am


      • December 23, 2015 at 2:07 am

        Oh, never mind. I found it.

  • December 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    She’s right, tho…

  • December 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm
    Spin Drift

    This makes all the offspring fair chase even obongo’s. We’ll see if Ted’s got the stones to go Jungle Rules. By the way my little engineer daughter is kinda scary, she supposedly has a classroom persona that scares some people. Keeps her 4.0 though.

    Carpe Scrotum

  • December 23, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Sometimes I think it’s a shame our ‘toonist here is so classy, as I imagine the imagery he could produce of the O tribe.

    “Fair game” the bitch says..

    • December 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Huh…judicious editing of what I thought was judicious commenting…
      Thanks, I guess?

  • December 23, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Will Skye find herself glued to something?

    • December 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm
      B Woodman

      Maybe she’ll find some bodily orifice glued when she wants to use it most. . . . (just sayin’)

  • December 23, 2015 at 12:58 am

    If you’re correcting English it should read “Aunt Skye and I…” not “Me and Auny Skye….”

  • December 23, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Zed should start teaching Kiko to shoot soon (if he isn’t already).

    • December 23, 2015 at 3:00 am

      Kiko has small fast hands and dextrous digits. Zed will have her field stripping and cleaning a Garand M-1 any time now. After that. All rifles are easy!

      • December 23, 2015 at 6:12 am
        Cliff H

        I seem to recall a while back Zed had them reloading ammunition as some sort of homework assignment.

      • December 23, 2015 at 6:26 am

        “Good job Kiko. Now do five more.”
        “Aw Dad. 9mm’s lame” or something to that effect.

      • December 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

        He could have had her loading shotgun shells.

      • December 23, 2015 at 9:31 am

        I believe that was the gist from Kiko’s point of view.
        ‘I wanna do something badder? 12 gauge… 5.56… .338 Lapua…’

      • December 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm
        Spin Drift

        My little engineer was reloading 12 and 20 ga at 7. “Teach’em right and they will do it right the rest of their lives, teach’em wrong and they send the rest of their lives learning to do it right” Col. Hackworth. He says this a bunch of times in “About Face.” Great read for leadership lessons.

        War Damn Eagle
        Carpe Scrotum
        Jungle Rules

      • December 23, 2015 at 10:22 am
        Otto Didact

        jackdeth72 wrote:
        ” Zed will have her field stripping and cleaning a Garand M-1 any time now.”

        Ouch! M1 thumb! Don’t know if her fast, dextrous little hands are strong enough . I never field stripped an M1 but at one time I could FS&R an M14 (lineal descendant of the M1) in under 90 seconds blindfolded. Required a bit of hand strength. My wife’s arthritic old hands aren’t very strong so I get to strip her Sig P232 for cleaning – although she gets to do the scut work. Then I reassemble it. I’d hate to see Kiko get her thumb smashed by an M1. Smal as her hands are likely it’d break her thumb.

      • December 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

        I’ll just leave this here…

      • December 25, 2015 at 2:38 am

        Hi, Otto:

        I mentioned field stripping and cleaning and left out reassembly because “M-1 Thumb” does loom large. And is a job more suited to Zed while Kiko watches and learns.

        Oh… And nice catch on the youtube clip, H_B!

  • December 23, 2015 at 2:24 am

    You mean that you would not take out a polar bear hunter as it was attempting to kill you, or to kill someone else?

    I just couldn’t imaging not wanting to try to defend people’s lives from murder or attempted murder.

    • December 23, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Yeah. well that made sense in response to something that I don’t see there now. 🙂 Nice removal.

      And, for when the kid is nine, I already had a long rifle and knew how to take care of it, including disassemble and reassembly. Field strip as they say. I knew the field strip part much younger, but was not allowed to keep it in my room until 9.

      And superglue in 5 year old hands? Well. She does know about what surfaces will and will not bond. What could possibly go wrong, Pamela.

  • December 23, 2015 at 3:39 am

    My younger days nickname was Houseape.

  • December 23, 2015 at 6:47 am
    Bill G

    Let’s hope Skye’s progeny does fall far from the tree. Or, it could take after the father, whoever it is.

  • December 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Superglue in the hands of 5 year old girls with curious minds.
    Hmm. What could possibly go wrong.

  • December 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Extrapolating, it is a good reminder for FOGs to not miss opportunities to impart to their little grand-daughters skills that are actually useful.

    • December 23, 2015 at 8:56 am
      Unca Walt


      This last month, I taught my grandling how to catch a squirrel with a stick.

      He was successful — and delighted.

      My grampa taught me, back in the 40’s.

      • December 23, 2015 at 9:34 am

        My grandpa taught me to fish, but not for squirrels. How do you do it?

      • December 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

        Allow me, Unc…stick, string, box, bait…?

      • December 23, 2015 at 10:24 am
        Otto Didact

        Did that old saw actually work?

      • December 23, 2015 at 11:41 am
        Unca Walt

        It’s on YouTube now. Whippy, short stick with a 3/4″ fork end.

        Stick it in the hole in the tree (you saw the squirrel go in… thass huntin’) and begin to twist it around and around. You will hear gawdalmighty growling and hissing. That’s good.

        After a dozen or so turns, slowly pull the stick out of the hole. There will be a totally pissed-off squirrel hanging by his tail.

        Clock him with a stick. Dinner.

        This works for rabbits, too. Apparently nobody has ever filmed this with squirrels as the prey. The fork prongs on the stick in this video are WAY too long for squirrels. They are perfect for rabbits, though.

        The rabbit stick is not flexible enough for squirrels, either. (I like a sassafras sapling).

      • December 23, 2015 at 11:42 am
        Unca Walt

        AAARRGGHH. Fast fingles…

        The video:

      • December 23, 2015 at 11:44 am

        Sometimes it worked two or three at a time, key is a short stick ’cause them little buggers is fast!

        My old daddy (yesterday woulda been his 88th b-day, he’s been gone 22 yrs. but I talked with him a little bit in my mind and told him I still miss him every day) claimed to catch his with a stick too, -a boom stick- with which he “barked” ’em so as not to ruin the meat; never knew how true that was, but the old man grew up hardscrabble in middle TN and he was a pretty tight shot, so…

      • December 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

        Dang, I never saw that method Unca W., but I can attest to the efficacy of the box as mentioned below.

      • December 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

        Or above…

  • December 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Someone sent me this youtube link, OT I guess, but apropos to everything.

  • December 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    Oliver Heaviside

    As a professional writer, it’s nice to see a return to a tradidtional literary theme. 😉 And as a former engineer, its nice to see technical content.

  • December 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm
    B Woodman

    Chris, If you haven’t seen this already, a possible ‘toon for tomorrow. . .

    • December 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      I don’t shop at Sam’s anymore, but if I did that would stop me cold.

  • December 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm
    Gus Bailey

    May GOD bless the little children.

    • December 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm


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