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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Alone in the desert sounds pretty good right about now.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:05 am
    Too Tall

    40 days and 40 nights….

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:18 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Just…..seeing……him?

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:24 am
    resolute

    ……by accident???? To borrow a phrase from Ricky Ricardo:
    “LUCY!!! You got some ‘splainin’ to do!!!”

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:26 am
    steveb919

    The plot changes. Oh my.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:36 am
    ExNuke

    Never crowd youngsters about their private affairs – sex especially. When they are growing up, they are nerve ends all over, and resent (quite properly) any invasion of their privacy. Oh, sure, they’ll make mistakes – but that’s their business, not yours. (You made your own mistakes, did you not?)
    R.A. Heinlein
    Was there any situation he didn’t have a quote for?

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    • March 17, 2022 at 1:33 am
      John+M.

      I don’t thing so…

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      • March 17, 2022 at 1:34 am
        John+M.

        *think*

      • March 17, 2022 at 5:35 am
        Unca+Walt

        I duuno, Lucy, I thing so, too.

      • March 17, 2022 at 5:48 pm
        BCAeich

        How long ago, and at what age, were those wheels under her?

    • March 17, 2022 at 2:03 am
      Peregrine+John

      Not that I know of. And they’re pretty reliably spot-on.

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    • March 17, 2022 at 2:34 am
      TBeholder

      (You made your own mistakes, did you not?)

      Uh, the entire value of being trainable as a biological feature (as in, from leopard or so up, never mind primates) is to NOT reiterate trial and error from scratch every time?

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      • March 17, 2022 at 6:56 am
        FedUpDeplorable-PaulS

        I heard a good flight instructor once said “Learn from all the mistakes of others, because you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

      • March 17, 2022 at 7:14 am

        Suddenly wondering if the old pilot’s line “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” has application here…

      • March 17, 2022 at 9:41 am
        John D. Egbert

        . . . And it’s an outstanding one if you can use the airplane again.

      • March 17, 2022 at 10:25 am
        DSA

        A Smart man learns from his mistakes.

        A Wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

      • March 17, 2022 at 9:44 am
        Cybersmythe

        In order to stop being a child and start being an adult, one must take responsibility for one’s actions, and that starts with being able to make one’s own decisions. That requires practice and the thing about making one’s own decisions is that, for those decisions to be really be your own, you have to live with the consequences. For there to be consequences, some of those decisions have to be in error. Not all, mind you, but some. That teaches you to be careful and is part of learning to take, and give, advice.

        As a parent, you cannot be there for every decision, nor do you want to be. Your job is not to decide everything for your child, it is to prepare them to make their own decisions. I think that if you do it right, then you can take on the role of a trusted advisor. You can help your children make fewer mistakes, but you have to understand that “fewer” does not equate to “none.”

    • March 17, 2022 at 7:17 am

      He was an incredibly astute student of the Human Condition.

      Zar Belk!

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  • March 17, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Not that I’ve seen. Mr. Heinlien was an excellent Observer of human nature, and his commentary is fairly spot-on, in my experience…

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  • March 17, 2022 at 1:35 am
    NotYetInACamp

    Once by accident.
    What about the other times? Parsing words here.

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    • March 17, 2022 at 6:09 am
      John+D.+Egbert

      It pains me to say this, but it seems as though the lass has a future in Demonrat politics. Note hoe she artfully evaded the simple yes/no by answering a question that wasn’t asked — and that evasively.

      Ah, well, as Sir Winston so aptly observed: “A person who at age 18 is not a socialist has no heart; a person who by age 38 is still a socialist has no head.”

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      • March 17, 2022 at 9:42 am
        John D. Egbert

        . . .how . . .

      • March 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm
        Gregory

        I noticed that bit of evasion also …

  • March 17, 2022 at 1:41 am
    John+M.

    Alright, grammarians – with this strip did Chris defuse the situation, or did he diffuse it?

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    • March 17, 2022 at 1:54 am
      NotYetInACamp

      I’d say both. And the truth is kicked down the road, hopefully to defuse. Or at least defuse Zed.

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      • March 17, 2022 at 7:22 am

        Well, he is alone out in the desert. Like that “Gadget” back in July, 1945. If he blows, no one is likely to get hurt…immediately.

        Zar Belk!

    • March 17, 2022 at 2:49 am
      Ty Ping

      defuse.
      The word “diffuse” = To cause to spread out freely, which doesn’t apply here.

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    • March 17, 2022 at 7:19 am

      “Do I cut the blue wire or the red wire?”

      “Neither — press the ‘OFF’ button on the front panel”

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      • March 17, 2022 at 11:00 am
        John

        If you need something more graphic, consult the movie “Goldfinger”.

    • March 17, 2022 at 8:32 am
      Oldarmourer

      We generally used the term ‘attempt a render safe procedure’ when dealing with things that had their hateful switch thrown, rather than ‘defuze’…
      You defuze when you’re breaking serviceable munitions down in the bomb dump or a weapons shop and if EOD’s involved, then chances are they aren’t 100% serviceable 😉

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    • March 17, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      More like lit fuse I’d say.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Oldarmourer

    and now that she knows from the tone of the conversation that mom isn’t going to instantly go ‘rabid redhead’ on her if she does…

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  • March 17, 2022 at 9:18 am
    Charlie Foxtrot

    Like most women – Kiko didn’t *really* answer the question.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 10:00 am
    DogByte6RER

    “Mom, I saw him naked once by accident.”

    And … what else?

    Kiki’s response was rather Clintonian … kinda reminiscent of Slick Willie’s “I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again.”

    I suppose it all depends on what the meaning “once” is.

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    • March 17, 2022 at 11:03 am
      John

      I’m working on a theory that states:
      “Democrats as a class suffer from arrested development.
      They are permanent teenagers.”

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      • March 17, 2022 at 11:44 am
        Roland+Deshain

        Liberalism is a mental disorder. Some teenagers eventually grow up.

      • March 18, 2022 at 1:04 am
        Henry

        Sometimes not even teenagers.
        Hence the concept, “Nanny government.”

  • March 17, 2022 at 10:03 am
    tj Strong

    Skinny dipping is the easiest way to cool off in nearly empty places. She was creepin and peepin…
    I’ll bet the dude has seen ALL of those ladies nekkid too…
    If your nearest neighbor has a half dozen stacked Lovelies livin there and a swimming hole? Damn right a young man will injun over the ridge top to sneak a peek when he hears the giggling/squealing echoing through the valley.
    I’m more than a little pleased that the story took this turn, the girl had been cautioned about “Using the big guns on innocent creatures”

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  • March 17, 2022 at 10:19 am
    tj Strong

    Our place is 2 miles from the nearest paved road, maybe three cars a week drive by.
    about ten years ago I had just gotten out of the shower and noticed through the window I had left the barn door open, which is right down by the road. I pulled ona pair of boots, grabbed my hat and walked the 200feet or so down to close it…was just heading back to the house when I heard a car coming from over the hill. Nowhere to duck out of sight, caught in the open. ..all I could do was tip my hat as they flew by.
    Same car started driving by…slower…nearly everyday. Packed with local schoolgirls.

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    • March 17, 2022 at 1:35 pm
      Chris Muir

      I’m stealing this for Kiko.

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      • March 17, 2022 at 4:57 pm
        Punta Gorda

        Ya know… a professional sniper is going to have an assortment of high quality optical equipment about. Maybe she was scouring for targets when she got an up close view of said member.

    • March 17, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      Legal schoolgirls? What age is that in Texas, 16?
      If legal, wave ’em on in; look ladies, no hands!

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  • March 17, 2022 at 10:49 am
    the+Chicken+of+Depression

    Once by accident?, were there other times that it WASN”T an accident?

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  • March 17, 2022 at 11:17 am
    WayneM

    There’s accidents… and then there’s “accidents”…

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:16 pm
    Crotalus

    I have a geography question. If the RR is located in desert (west of the Pecos), where is the dad located? I thought it was south of San Antonio. Makes for a long drive, methinks.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 12:18 pm
    Crotalus

    *ahem* I meant the DD ranch.

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  • March 17, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Good Lord…I don’t knpw whether to be pissed at the further waste of our materiel and treasure, or pleased at the depletion of supplies that might be turned against us by Xiden…

    https://twitter.com/yarotrof/status/1504148912122347527?s=20&t=CEkBQpHudWOkLO0Up6hh2w

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  • March 17, 2022 at 3:46 pm
    MartynWW

    You know, a family that is involved in numerous skinny-dipping parties should understand the concept of “seeing someone naked by accident.”

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  • March 17, 2022 at 9:23 pm
    Coeurmaeghan

    OK, OK, call me a grammar n*zi but for heavens sake PLEASE, it’s accidentally, and adverb IIRC and not ‘by accident’.

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