Takes the Cake.


  • November 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    On second thought, maybe Skye is better to handle The Donald after all. Anatoly is a bit rough around the edges… although I miss his more colourful shirts.

  • November 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Technical advisor here – Naomi should say, “I just made him torte. This was only one!”.

    No articles in the Russian language and even the most cultivated, best-educated English speaking Russian (and I have worked with several) can’t seem to get past this hurdle.

    • November 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      PS Definite or indefinite articles.

    • November 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      If my memory serves me correctly, Naomi is Israeli, not Russian. Toly is the Russian (Ukrainian, actually).

      • November 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

        Was she born there or did she emigrate?

    • November 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm
      Al T.

      Naomi ain’t Russkie.

      • November 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm
        Al T.

        Steve said it first. That’ll teach me to refresh before hitting post.

        BTW, if conflict over this arises between them, my money is on the Israeli commando in hand to hand over the Russian pilot.

      • November 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

        She wins only if she achieves surprise. Which isn’t impossible for the very well trained.

        The wife of one of my Danzan Ryu JJ teachers (and thus a most excellently trained woman) demonstrated the “stand 10′ away, handspring, cross ankles behind target’s neck, throw target straight forwards” technique. I was like “wait! rewind! slomo!” and I wasn’t even the target..

      • November 11, 2015 at 4:21 am
        Cliff H

        Naomi is Israeli, however, the correct correction should read: Naomi ne Russkaya. (feminine form)

      • November 11, 2015 at 9:53 am
        Al T.

        To take up a take-off from yesterday, this is merka…we speak merkin. 🙂

      • November 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm

        You might wish to bing the definition of mrrkin.

      • November 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm
        Al T.

        Splained that yesterday; merkin (not mrrkin) = kitty carpet!

        I was being funny, or thought so.

    • November 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm
      Chris Muir

      ..or cartoonists…

      • November 11, 2015 at 9:27 am
        Gideon Reed

        Comedian, singer, dancer, brilliant all around entertainer
        Danny Kaye (z’tl), would have dearly loved this strip.
        And had th most fun with bare blade word play.

      • November 11, 2015 at 10:37 am
        Chris Muir

        The chalice from the palace…

      • November 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

        No! The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!

  • November 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm
    Gideon Reed

    TORTE Reform?

    • November 11, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Was thinking’ the same thing. LOL

  • November 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    You HAVE heard about the death threats from the left, have you not?

    • November 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Not to mention, no question about the foods at the DD.

  • November 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm
    Big Jim

    Anatoly has been a hoot since day one of his entrance to the Muiraverse!

  • November 11, 2015 at 12:41 am

    His bodyguard picks up McDs for him.

  • November 11, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Neither my Russian grandfathrr nor my Russian language teachers had any problem with articles. The accent can be hard to get rid of, though.

  • November 11, 2015 at 7:06 am
    Bill G

    As a one-time deep cover agent Naomi is undoubtedly accustomed to using the language of a variety of people’s in their manner, but may be sliding away from being precise in copying any particular style.
    Meanwhile, uh-oh, ‘Toly, bad move.

  • November 11, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Donald didn’t need a torte for dessert.
    Desserts are BAD if he is to maintain the illusion of a firm and upright edifice. Soft, pudgy and limp is bad.

    • November 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Also, when he finds out, he’ll get a chuckle out of it.

      Now imagine the reaction if the same thing had happened to Hillary! at some place in a blue state.

      IIRC, when John F’n Kerry was running in 2004, somebody in his menage’ (wife?) ordered a salad at some restaurant, and when it came, looked at it and threw it at the server, screaming “THERE’S A CROUTON IN ITT!!!” (The whole “low carb diet” thing.)

      One way you can spot progressives in the wild is their behavior. They tend to act like primitive tribesmen whenever one of their “taboos” is violated.

      Except for the ones who act like angry chimps, that is.



      • November 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

        Heinz products spoiled on the shelf for me, the day the wife of a dead billionaire Republican Senator married the worst Prog V/Nam vet ever.

      • November 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

        You’ve hit on an open secret about the left — their primitive mindset. Like their brethren, they imbue inanimate objects with will and power (guns). Taboos over mindless things based upon happenstance. An honest anthropologist could write volumns.

      • November 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm
        B Woodman

        “An honest anthropologist ”


      • November 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm

        It’s like THE LAWYER in heaven.

    • November 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

      “Firm and upright”, how’s that working out for O’Baja?

      • November 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

        Considering how out-of-sorts and contrary his of half is these days, I’d say he’s fallen flat and has for a while now.

  • November 11, 2015 at 9:05 am
    Tom S.

    I agree with Big Jim – Anatoly IS a hoot! But he is more than that; his “Russian” insights into the increasingly leftist West have been very insightful. Plus he got Naomi back in to DBD on a much more regular basis!

    Now, if the good Mr. Muir could find a way to get the cute blonde doctor into the cast… wink wink, nudge nudge…

  • November 11, 2015 at 9:42 am
    Big Jim

    That Doc has popped up before (or at least a doppelganger). But yeah, Wade needs to meet her. She looks a bit more mid-to-late- fortyish and Wade could use some company.

    • November 11, 2015 at 11:12 am
      Spin Drift

      Yup, Wade needs some gentle but experienced hands to rub off the rough spots. Besides she has a pen and a prescription pad. A plethora of little blue pills just to help getting up in the morning. Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, a little gerkin for the merkin.

      Molon Labe
      Hold Fast

      • November 11, 2015 at 8:14 pm

        I seriously doubt that Wade would or will require pharmaceuticals if he chooses to pursue a serious relationship. He’s not the boink and leave type.

  • November 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm
    Spin Drift

    Think more like multiple performances with a standing ovation. Wades the man, the Dr. may turn him into a raisin though.


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