Wedge Issues.


  • February 11, 2018 at 12:08 am

    HMMM, maybe rats will be on the bargain menu? 🙂

    • February 11, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Hey, slick tail squirrel! As opposed to bushy tail tree rat.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Having spent a number of years stationed in Europe, I can see the validity of this strip.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:18 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Here, they show you the price you pay up front”
    Great comedic timing!

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Damon didn’t say almost.

    • February 11, 2018 at 12:29 am

      He almost did. Wifely clairvoyance. 🙂

    • February 11, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Maybe it was redacted.
      (Was confused myself. Re-read the strip three times to make sure I didn’t miss something.)

      • February 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

        Same here.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Good dad to son advice…tanstaafl.

    Still, I’ll take my chances with Elon in lieu of FIB’ers.

    Those rats give rats a bad name.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:28 am
    JackDeth 72

    So what happens when these migrating rats meet up with the suddenly discovered hordes of receding flood water Parisian rats seeking higher ground?

    Which will surrender first?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    • February 11, 2018 at 12:36 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      Which variety of rats? Four legged? Or two legged (that shout “aloha snackbar” as they try to collect their 72 raisins)?

      • February 11, 2018 at 12:48 am

        Yup. 72 raisins would be the ultimate funny prank on the snackbars being pulled by the Great Deceiver, their lord.

      • February 11, 2018 at 8:39 am

        Probably not even virgin raisins.

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:28 am
    Delilah T

    Rats? In Napoli, they’re the size of medium-sized dogs… or so I was told by sailors who’d been there. Wharf rats. They make great targets if you need practice.

    • February 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

      And a good source of protein, raised right. Kinda tastes like chicken.

    • February 11, 2018 at 11:45 am
      Old Codger

      That’s nothing. In the Philipines I saw rats that had dogs for body guards. 😉

  • February 11, 2018 at 12:32 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Nothing is ever free.”
    Javier, listen to your father. Sound words to live by. Memorize them. Not just in your brain (of which you have plenty and to spare), but deep in your heart and soul. It may not be an immediate (re)payment, but eventually, the devil will come to collect his due.

  • February 11, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Hey at least you know it’s fresh on the paw. In NoKo and Venezuela, rats would be the only protein for a great many meals. Times get hard enough…

    • February 11, 2018 at 7:28 am
      Bill G

      Down south they’ve got the water rat named the paca, the world’s second largest rodent. Only the capybara is larger.
      Funny how close that name is to PPACA.

      • February 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm

        And California has a recurring problem with Nutria in the Delta

        I wonder if the Lefties will give it Sanctuary

      • February 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm

        Knew a mint farmer in Oregon years ago. The owner bought a couple of Mini-14s as farm equipment. When asked about it, the reply was: To shoot nutria from a distance. They see you coming (with a lesser .22LR) and they go underwater and back into their burrows.

    • February 11, 2018 at 8:14 am

      I think I’ve seen several sources say there aren’t any vermin left in NoKo (besides the two-legged kind). They have literally been eaten to extinction there.

      • February 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

        Well there is no longer a stray dog/cat problem around the large Korean buffet that opened here a few years ago.

    • February 11, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Ah, Pamela. You and me back to back. The rest of the world ain’t got a prayer.

      • February 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

        Well, only if there is a laying on of hands

  • February 11, 2018 at 3:56 am
    Th3o More

    Roof rabbit is better than underground rabbit. (looks behinds himself, does slow eye roll).

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Rats synthesize their own vitamin C so consuming them can prevent scurvy in humans. I am not sure of the best way to prepare them; however I know that blanched vegetables have the most vitamin c which is a water soluble vitamin.

  • February 11, 2018 at 9:27 am
    the frumious bandersnatch

    “Venture capitalist”? Correction, please: “crony” (cronyism has nothing to do with capitalism). Musk’s riches come almost exclusively from government largesse; which means they were extorted from you and me by the initiation of the use of force, which is immoral.

    • February 11, 2018 at 9:31 am
      the frumious bandersnatch

      Delilah T: I’m a former sailor who has visited Bella Napoli many times. You’re technically correct – the best kind of correct – about the rats’ size.

  • February 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    I don’t get the conservative / libertarian obsession with Musk. Since he left PayPal, none of his ventures (especially Tesla and SolarCity) have made money without massive government subsidies. Don’t get me wrong – SpaceX does cool stuff, and at a minuscule fraction of the budget that NASA does, but that ain’t free markets. Musk is just a world-champion crony capitalist.

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