• October 9, 2015 at 8:55 pm
    Grunt GI

    Well played sir, well played.

    • October 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm
      Chris Muir

      I’m no veteran,but I stayed at a motel where some were.

      • October 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm


      • October 9, 2015 at 11:17 pm


      • October 10, 2015 at 7:07 am

        We’ll keep the lights on for you.

  • October 9, 2015 at 9:04 pm
    Curmudgeon J Vivamus

    New World Order problems!

  • October 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm
    Big Jim

    Gotta be sharp pieces of metal lying around. Start cutting away at that back seat–it’s possible to at least make a hole into the trunk big enough to fish around and possibly drag out something useful. Each one of them has a bad wing, yes, and they hurt–but both are tough birds.

    • October 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Wait wait wait…that is a CLASSIC piece of American Iron there thats already injured!

      Not to mention, certain models of vehicles don’t have “pass-through” via the back seat (usually it is Skeletonize metal) so cutting through would just ruin hard to replace upholstery.

  • October 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    As to those two questions? Yes, and yes.

    If only real life could be so conveniently and retroactively manipulated. 🙂

    • October 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      “Yeah. We’re Listening.”

      Heh. More storyline sarcasm.

      • October 10, 2015 at 12:06 am

        Just noticed the smirky mugging (smugging?) into the camera in the second panel. “What wall?”

        Great reactive, interactive twist, C.M.

      • October 10, 2015 at 1:01 am
        Tom Z

        My guess is that this strip is in response to some of the comments since the crash.

  • October 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Bravo, Sir…for knowing how to break “The Fourth Wall”.

    Pure Comedic Gold, there.

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I would note that Sam has the defibrillator device(s) umm, “out” and operating.

    • October 10, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Zed needs to remain calm with stable blood pressure and respiration.
      He does not need to become overly excited causing elevated anything.

      • October 10, 2015 at 9:06 am

        Gotta die of something; in this instance, sudden cardiac arrest with a smile on his face beats the hell out of bleeding to death internally.

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    What a perfect way to punch out the “fourth wall”! Congratulations, sir!

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    Spin Drift

    I’d love to have those paddles pressed into my chest. Make the old horizontal indicator go to eleven.

    Spin Drift
    War Damn Eagle
    Hold Fast
    Molon Labe

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Sam should know that is there. Part of being prepared. Still, well done.

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I should mention that I keep a short prybar clipped under the seat of each of my vehicles. Maybe these two should consider that.

    • October 10, 2015 at 7:39 am

      In both my vehicles, a short but stout hatchet in the left door pocket for two purposes, the one outlined AND it makes a VERY good short range, while-seated, battle weapon.

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    HÀAA!!!! Well played, indeed!! Although getting the goodie’s outta the trunk is a to digging thru the back seat, there is a “X” shaped bracing behind the seat, but with a prybar the back cushion could be popped out — its only clipped in on Mopar of that vintage. Gotta know your vehicle….

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm
    fast richard

    I’m not convinced that you can roll that car without the trunk popping open. Crushing it closed would require a different kind of crash. Per the third panel, I’ll have to go with story line.

  • October 9, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Looking back at the pictures of the car on the 3rd and 4th, didn’t look like the rear section, trunk area, had much damage at all???? Oh, never mind!

  • October 10, 2015 at 12:03 am
    Doc Epador

    I’m still on the back porch ready for a pick up… Though right now my BAT is measurable…

    • October 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm
      Chris Muir


  • October 10, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Ed, that pry bar also comes in handy in case you have to “adjust” a carjacker, etc.

  • October 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Chris, you magnificent bastard.

  • October 10, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Well, this explains a lot. The thing is, there should be a way. Never mind, get Toly there and them the hell out. And let the storm eat the wetbacks that were the cause. Wash them away, back across the border!

    • October 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Most of those Schweitzer 300’s were three-seat models, but not all of them. Still, even with his injuries, I can’t imagine Zed would mind Sam on his lap.

      If Sam wanted to copy ‘Toly on the controls, Zed could provide either the cyclic or the collective, but not both.

  • October 10, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Oh, and, third panel? Badumbump, tsssssss.

  • October 10, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Hate to admit it, but a modern car with (ahem, non-human) airbags everywhere would have them walking with minimal injuries. Would have wrecked the visuals storyline, but still….

    And the deus ex machina friendly drone is a bit of a stretch.

  • October 10, 2015 at 4:04 am

    How many authors or directors can see this and feel envy?

    Like Woody Allen dragging out Marshall McCluhan to shut down a windbag.

  • October 10, 2015 at 5:33 am
    Big Jim

    And yes, I know about x-braces and clipped-in seats. The seat clips in, the seat back clips onto two hooks on top but has two bolts at the bottom. Thru the upholstery, pull the wire flatsprings to the sides and “go fish”. Beats sitting and waiting helplessly. That Charger’s done except as a possible driveline donor.

    • October 10, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Have to wonder if there isn’t another hard charger in their future.

  • October 10, 2015 at 5:50 am
    Bill G

    Love it!

  • October 10, 2015 at 6:53 am
    Unca Walt

    Useta live in Texas. A storm off in the distance like that is something to keep a close watch on. Could be as dry as popcorn where you are standing, — if it is in a gully — a wall of brown liquid can come roaring down without warning.

    The thoughtless invaders may be in hazard.

  • October 10, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Good thing it was properly secured in the trunk. I drive a van and – like the great Gallagher said – if I ever need something in my van all I have to do is hit the brakes. Whatever I need will quickly hit me in the back of the head….

  • October 10, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Good thing there was no arm sling available……..

  • October 10, 2015 at 9:02 am
    Otto Didact

    Muir, you DOG!

    Now where the feck are Toly and that helo?

    • October 10, 2015 at 9:02 pm
      Chris Muir

      I am a bad dawg, an old dawg.

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Yep. nicely done Mr Muir. The lower of the backseat pops out but the upper is bolted in on the bottom. Moreover the springs are welded into place, and close enough to make the seat comfortable. Which means you have an effective “raccoon” trap – you might be able to push and shove enough to get an arm through, but they will pinch closed as soon as you try to withdraw the appendage, let alone a bag or its contents. They don’t build them like they used to…. GRIN btw – it can be done, if you are an uninjured contortionist and have a muscled associate to flex the springs for you.

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Works for me. And that thing about the trunk, too. A roll could easily cause the damage that would pop the trunk as seal it shut. Probabilities and what is, is. We are looking back at them, also smirking. Way to write a way out of that.

  • October 10, 2015 at 11:52 am
    Matt P

    You got us!! (All of us 2nd guessers) My compliments….

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  • October 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    OK Chris
    That was a clever wiggle-out you just wrote BUT you will have to go at least a Texas “country mile” to convince me that the woman who built the roll cage that saved their bumpkins didn’t know that the “Get out of Dodge” bag was or wasn’t in the trunk of Her. Own. Car.
    Still it is good to see that you are willing to listen to the voices of experience within your following.

    I am a Texas country boy (with Military and Scouting experience) and my Go bag stays in my truck unless I am rotating the supplies within it.

    Keep safe and keep writing/drawing.

    • October 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Nope,capn,I disagree.Sam is the engineer and fabricator,but she has to rely on Zed to do his part too.He’s supposed to be SOF and keep her backside (and what a backside) safe.
      Also,I think all/y’all should get off Chris’ back,and let him develop the story and write the script at the pace he wants. After all,we keep coming back for a reason,he knows what he’s doing.

  • October 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I hope everyone that has a ‘go’ bag and etc… take this lesson in putting all your insurance policies in the same spot, to heart and take remedial action.

    Even the poorest church mouse has at least Two exits from its nest/bunker…

    How many American’s survival strategy involves stealing from those that have planned ahead, and were foolish enough to tell their lazy acquaintances?

  • October 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    “How many American’s survival strategy involves stealing from those that have planned ahead” Those people are lower than whale shit, in my book. I’d hamstring them, stake their asses out on the nearest fire ant mound, and piss on them before I walked off.

    • October 10, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Regt,agreed but,you can’t ignore the facts.I’m with bunkerbuilder on this one.I know my neighbors are naïve and ignoring the facts,but they know I’m a prepper and if the shtf they’ll be here (friendly or not) to see if I can help them.
      We need to be ready for the disaster,AND the effects of said disaster.

  • October 10, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Candidate to replace the dis-charged charger?

    Be cool to see the “King” of the Roadrunners in its natural habitat, and keeps with Sam’s Mopar theme.

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