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  • October 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    ??! Wade has a pink ‘vette? One of the more expensive ones?

    • October 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm
      Chris Muir


      • October 10, 2015 at 10:45 pm

        Ah! I forgot about that one! This is what I love about DbD, Chris: you have created a great universe and history, and you stick to it. It’s how you build up the real sensation of family, and it’s the mark of a great artist.

        Now if I could just manage to pay closer attention…

      • October 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm
        S Hooks

        How can we access those earlier editions?

      • October 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm
        Chris Muir

        select chapters over on the right and scroll on toon shown, then click ‘Chapter’ in the toon for a months’ view.

      • October 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm

        Or, as I did to correct my ignorance of the Yenko, you can just click on a specific date in the calendar.

      • October 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm
        S Hooks

        Thanks! I usually don’t run my browser full screen and that part of the page is cut off, so I’d never paid much attention to it. I only remembered the old system where you just selected the year and then the whole year was listed like the current 2015.

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm
    Greg B


  • October 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    He let Red paint the Yenko?? That’s f’ing hilarious!!

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm
    pool dog

    Heheheh. Westworld…..where nothing can go wrong…go wrong…go wrong…

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Divert client from hog shoot to armed guard…good move.

    Introduce new gambit with Wade in Hot Barbie car…interesting possibilities.

    BUT, sponsor gets a cameo (hey, where’s mine?), and his by-line matches the ‘vette? Velly intellesting…but strange!

    • October 10, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Dang it I have got to start noticing those post titles before I go all intrigue…not to mention cruising the archives more. I was just sure that was gonna be client/sponsor Rhett’s Barbie fetish car Wade’s flyin’ low.

      • October 11, 2015 at 8:25 am
        pool dog

        if it were my fetish car, it would be an Aston Martin with machine guns and ‘Ben-hur’ hubcaps….

      • October 11, 2015 at 8:49 am

        1968 Corvette L-82. 427 FI. Dark metallic blue.

        Ferraris and Lamborghinis have been known to tremble at its approach.



      • October 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

        eon,I agree with the make,model,and engine,but not FI-dual quads for me.

  • October 10, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Damn it’s a Barbi car. Almost tittie pink to boot
    Wade’s going to need a drink after everyone is safe and sound.

    • October 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm
      rooftop voter

      No worries, it’s kind of like Rosie Greer’s statement about knitting when asked about it.

      I’m not about to say a word about the color of that car……… You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.

      • October 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        Wasn’t that needlepoint? Yup, I’ve done it too, Rosy was a idol for us at the time.

        Needlepoint is not that easy in itself, but knitting is a damn sight harder.

      • October 11, 2015 at 5:32 pm
        rooftop voter

        Yep, needlepoint…….. Good catch!

  • October 10, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    If it goes that fast or better… I Do Not Care, what color it is!

    • October 11, 2015 at 6:40 pm
      B Woodman

      Amen. No doubt about anyone’s masculinity or femininity if it can go that fast, no matter the color.

  • October 11, 2015 at 12:40 am

    That’s high on my wishlist, when my grandkids are old enough, to give them Concealed Carry Barbie.

  • October 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

    And we have Sam…err Wade riding to the rescue!

    Hope he made room for his saddle rifle in that skateboard at least…

  • October 11, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Vettes are stupid fast anyway. Yenko? FastER. Color? DILLIGAF? This is family coming to the rescue, and I love the feel of it. Chris, you da man!

    • October 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

      “Vettes are stupid fast anyway.” Some were just stupid. By the mid ’70’s most made less hp than a new Camry. Less fast too.

      A few years ago I traded a Rolex Day-Date (President) that was worth 12K used, to a guy for a classy-looking white ’78 with 40K original miles, clean as a whistle. Figured it would sell faster in a small town than a 5-digit rolie. Wrong. After six months in front of the store, I GAVE the damn thing to a guy for a couple hundred silver Eagles (then worth $30 ea.) and two gold ones (worth 1500 ea.).

      Vettes before and after were and are badass, but that five or so year period was the dark ages for America’s factory hotrod. What a POS.

  • October 11, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Hmm, missed that earlier ‘Vette panel.
    I’m inclined to say that Sam is wrong about her choice of exhaust for a built BBC. I tried that in my ’57 Impala ragtop. The Hooker’s made enough power to spin the tires in 4th gear at triple digits, but the cast iron manifolds couldn’t do it. It also sounded better, if a 45 year old memory is correct 🙂

    • October 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Will, you sure that wasn’t a BelAir? If Impala, it hadta be a prototype that looked *way* different (gag) than a ’57, and talk about digits, it would be worth a bunch of ’em.

      But yeah, 45 year old memory…I hear ya. 🙁

  • October 11, 2015 at 4:58 am
    Bill G


  • October 11, 2015 at 6:40 am
    Lucius Severus Pertinax

    Yebena Mat?
    What’s that mean?

    • October 11, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Holy shit

      • October 11, 2015 at 7:25 am
        B Woodman

        Try again, , ,,
        I’m going to guess something along the lines of “Holy Shit!”

    • October 11, 2015 at 7:24 am
      B Woodman


    • October 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm
      Bill G

      I found one reference to Russian argot, in which ‘mat’ is a major factor and means ‘mother’ but with massive variations apparently possible depending on context.
      Yebena? No joy, the programs all translated it as yebena.

  • October 11, 2015 at 7:25 am
    Doc Epador

    So is this something about breast cancer awareness month?

    • October 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Maybe. But back in the late Sixties to early Seventies, a Bazooka-pink ‘Vette was considered the ultimate “trophy wife” or “kept woman” car. Before silver or steel-gray Mercedes 450SLs became the most common things seen parked along Rodeo Drive in L.A.



  • October 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    There may be a limit to showing the pink.

    Wherever this ends, I will have enjoyed the ride.

  • October 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Great plot line Chris!!
    I’m enjoying it

  • October 11, 2015 at 10:40 am
    Jeff Talbut

    HA! I actually did “Ha” out loud at the final frame..

  • October 11, 2015 at 10:43 am
    Jeff Talbut

    PS: buddy has a barn fresh ’79 vette, 79k miles dark blu/ dark blu for $3900…

    • October 11, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Can’t beat that price for a cruiser, but be prepared to be smoked by Civics…see my little lament replying to cmblake @ 1:12 a.m., and this quote from Edmunds:

      “The base L48 version of the 1979 Corvette had a 5.7-liter V8 that made only 195 hp, barely enough to keep the 3,372-pound lump moving.”

      • October 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm
        Otto Didact

        5.7 Liters (348 cubic inches for us ‘mercans) and only 195 hp? The V6 in my ’13 Highlander is only 3.5L and it develops 270 Hp. What the holy hell did GM DO to that engine, anyhow? 195 hp in a vett is SACRILEGE!

      • October 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm
        Pete in NC

        Otto, I think it had to do with meeting the pollution control requirements, IIRC. I remember a friend showing me the engine in his new hot-rod (maybe a camaro?) and the only way I knew there was a big V-8 in there was that the air cleaner gave it away! So many tubes, pipes, “black” boxes and stuff that you literally could NOT see the engine! I understand the driving wasn’t much either.

      • October 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        Pete’s right Otto, it was the smog gear choking them, but Detroit wasn’t blameless, they rested on their success of the prior decade while the feds killed their supercar golden goose and the Japs ate their lunch.

        And how tragic was that for boys like me; born in ’54, by puberty I was lusting for not just girls but the golden icons of ’65-’72 American iron like Super Sports, Z-28’s, GTO’s, 442’s, 390 GT’s, Roadrunners, and Sam’s poor Charger here.

        But by the time it was my turn to buy and drive a new car, with a good union mill job by age 20 but already with a wife, baby girl, and another on the way, I ended up with a series of oil-embargoed, smog-choked 5mph-bumpered sleds…a beautiful new ($4600!) ’74 Gran Torino with a 302 that got 8mpg and required lining up every other day for the 10 gallon gas ration, then a new ($5700) ’76 Monte Carlo, radically beautiful body for the time but with a 305 that burned a hole in a piston at 2000 miles.

        So when my wife went back to mama in ’78 (new cars and a new house under construction in Wellington FL didn’t make up for my becoming a roughneck millrat like the guys I worked with), is it any wonder I tried to recapture my lost youth by changing jobs (walked into a high-end 3rd generation Palm Beach pawnshop where Mr. Bergeron who knew everything there was to know about diamonds, gold, jewelry, coins, watches, antiques and collectible firearms hired and mentored me into a great lifetime career), my choice in rides for new bachelorhood (I was still just 24 in pre-AIDS disco-era West Palm Beach so I had me some oats to sow) was between a Corvette (the above-derided castrated ’79 version), or a newly-designed Datsun 280ZX from the dealership across the street for the same price ($13,700). Irritated Mr. Bergeron who had three ‘vettes and two Harleys and considered anything Japanese to be sacreligious ricers, but I went with the ZX, a black over red coupe, and it was an awesome vehicle. I enjoyed it for a year and then sold it to my brother when I realized clubbing and one-nighters were a blast but not for me, I straightened myself up and got my family back, and haven’t looked back.

        Sorry about the TL;DR reminisce, I can’t talk about cars with all that stuff tying in and flowing out.

  • October 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm


    AWESOME punch line!

  • October 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm
    Otto Didact

    If Wade’s on the way in a faster (MUCH) conveyance, why doesn’t Toly abort to base considering that storm out there? Those things can move fast! Plus, this time of year a big storm coming in from the north can bring HUGE temperature changes. I remember one year in college in Lubbock (not Tech) when I walked from the men’s dorm to supper in a short sleeved shirt and it was comfortable. After supper in the cafeteria I came out and could see my BREATH! They call it a “blue norther”. The air is so dry out there and on the high plains that it gives up its heat fast. Might not be healthy to leave Rhett outside guarding the car in that.

    • October 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Wade can get there first mainly to administer initial aid but the helo will be needed for transport. Even without internal injuries, you aren’t getting three people in a ’68 Yenko.

      OTOH, he can give Rhett a ride back to DD after the 31 (wrecker or rollback) hooks the Charger. I’m calling rollback- that old horse isn’t towable in present state. (Major frame distortion.)



  • October 11, 2015 at 8:22 pm
    Spin Drift

    FI on late 60’s 427 makes sense from a performance and driveabilty stand point. As to the discussion on late 70’s vettes, two words, crate engine. A new ZZ6 will give that 427 a run for its money. Everybody should go to SEMA at least once.

    Spin Drift

  • October 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm
    Polly Cy

    Dear Chris, for the love of all that’s holy, please stop using “w” (wehicle) for “v” thinking it sounds more “Russian.” The “V” sound is the second highest frequency consonant in Russian, which has no “W” sound. Other than that, molodets.

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