Day By Day


  • WayneM

    I’ve never understood the appeal of truck balls. On the top dog, it makes a bit more sense.

    • S Hooks

      I must confess I didn’t immediately connect or remember what truck balls were, so I did a search. Once I did I remembered having seen a few pics, but never looked further. Naturally, since Wikipedia is considered by so many keyboard pundits as an authoritative information source, I thought I’d check to see their take on the matter. After an opening sentence which gives a straightforward and factual description of what they are, they follow with this:

      Truck nuts are usually hung for humor or amusement.

      Usually!? Usually!?!? Naturally, as an “enquiring mind” sort I wondered what “other” uses they might be good for. I continued reading in breathless anticipation of discovering what creative uses the inventors has devised, but alas, no such was forthcoming and the Wiki article petered-out into a few references about how concerned politicians and social activists had filed lawsuits or proposed legislation to protect us from the harmful and hurtful effects of these products. (They didn’t really explain those, either, so I’m still confused.)

      Perhaps some of you can fill me in on some of those other uses. Maybe the problem is the product line is functionally incomplete and there needs to be a complementary version for the female sex, with appropriately designed parts for the vehicles of wives and girlfriends. In fact, we might as well go all the way and make some correctly-shaped front-mounted accessories too!

      Then, as the hardware and AI tech evolves sufficiently, and with the programming skills of Damon and Jan’s son, we might one day get to the “Insert knob A in hole B” (for us classic sci-fi fans”!) followed by “and complete the following steps to produce item C” level and have a whole new species of self-aware, self-reproducing bots to provide security and protection in the coming troubles.

  • K-9

    Is Gamma on patrol?

  • B Woodman

    The third panel is somewhat mystifying.
    “Thought the job wuz to be inside their house”
    “Yeah. So do the Feds.”

    And just because you’re in the DMV, that’s not a deep vetting.
    Travis Hardy is still a mystery man.

    And the last three panels are several gigglesnorts.

    • And just because you’re in the DMV, that’s not a deep vetting.
      Travis Hardy is still a mystery man.

      Exactly. See Spin Drift’s comment below. Panel 2 was what interested me most. Run the inquiry.

    • RooftopVoter

      Think about it, even if he is a Fed, why would you out him now?

      Out his mind at ease at let him think he is good.

      Run the search later, out of sight and see how it comes out……..The formulate your plan.

      • RooftopVoter

        Put his mind at ease…… fat fingers…..

  • B Woodman

    You COULD paint the Greek letters alpha, beta, delta, and gamma on the doggies. Very decorative.

    • Agreed. Not a bad idea at all.

    • JTC

      Or, you know, pathetic insecure compensating wannabe betas (black dudes)

    • Pamela

      I take it that the accessories are not affected by cold?

      • John Greer

        Not in Texas.
        In Alaska this time of year there may be brittleness issues.

        • Pamela

          Yes they would shatter to smithereens.
          I think that’s what happened to obaby. it would explain his crankiness

  • Spin Drift

    Just Googed Travis, Hardy’s are all over Texas. Travis comes up 39 times so who the hell is he? And why would he deserve to be in the house?

    Molon Labe
    War Damn Eagle

  • Kafiroon

    Fixed. The truck balls come off or they get switched to Linux?

  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    “Do….they bite?”. ” sorta” okay, what’s the ordinance payload? And who da Fugg is Travis?

    • JTC

      “what’s the ordinance payload?”

      See accessories link above, and click on the railed-up ar window. I know some swat folks and mall cops that would love those things, having none of their own.

  • This still doesn’t tell us much of anything. I want to hear the rest of what’s up.

  • Dastardly Dan

    Patience, everyone. Let the Master Storyteller work his magic.
    Has he disappointed you yet?

    • Unca Walt

      Ah, yes.

      I was about to intercede with:

      [Master Po ON] “Patience, Grasshopper.” [/Pooff]

  • Boobie the Rocket Dog

    “I like my women dancin’ in cowboy boots” — Dale Watson

    • interventor

      And, nothing but….

  • Bill G

    Nothing says that’s the end of the search.

  • Grape

    “gonna need to get fixed soon.” Cut their balls off – yeah.

  • I suspect Travis ain’t who he appears to be.

  • john car

    I believe a Col. Travis had a big part to play in Texas history.

  • steveb919

    I kinda thought we would have the big reveal today.

  • Pamela

    Will the allegory of Travis be the proverbial Line in the Sand.

  • nadadhimmi

    Alpha’s REAL name must be Donald.

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