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Stranded

February 2, 2022 by Tim

So yeah. Like it says, I was away all last week. I was supposed to come back Saturday night, but had finished comics through Monday just in case. Hah.

Once the storm shaped up, I pushed our flight to Sunday because every forecast said the storm would be over Saturday night. Didn’t matter, they cancelled Sunday flights too. And by then, all of the people that had already been cancelled on Saturday (like our original flight) had booked up all the flights through Tuesday.

We finally made it home yesterday, three days later than planned. Pretty fried.

But hey, I got to fly the Millennium Falcon.


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JozMk.Ii
JozMk.Ii
6 months ago

The middle panel had me laughing for several minutes straight before I even got to the third panel. I think my favorite part is the mischievous look on Snow Storm Keenan’s face.

Florida Man
Florida Man
6 months ago

It wouldn’t be a problem to stay, makes your comic schedule more efficient, Florida disease is treatable with a dose of Disney every few months, and no snow to shovel.

My biggest travesty here last week was ice on the top of my car, made it an extra minute to prep it for commute.

And besides, I’m sure Zeke would agree. He would want to send humans somewhere more dangerous (even if marginal) in the off chance to remove some. Pray Zeke never hears of Florida man if that’s the case.

Axiomite
Axiomite
6 months ago
Reply to  Florida Man

Fuck that – Florida is Zeke being nice. If he really wanted to play that kind of game, he’d send them to Australia. EVERYTHING wants to kill, or punch, you there.

raven0ak
raven0ak
6 months ago
Reply to  Axiomite

At point, Australia starts be very darn much like complete form of height of Stalins USSR/ height of Hitlers nazi germany

Matt
Matt
6 months ago

Hope you feel better soon. Love the impromptu comic.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
6 months ago

The little victories saved of the defeat

Bwauder
Bwauder
6 months ago

Meanwhile on the other side of the planet the depths of summer have kicked in and we’re having a heatwave.
Hope you got to enjoy the extra days away at least somewhat and didn’t spend them sitting waiting at the airport.

Dodgy
Dodgy
6 months ago

Just one important question really…
How many parsecs did you manage?

On a side note… Microsoft bought Activision (who makes PS exclusives) and now Sony bought Bungy, there’s got to be a console wars comic in that right?

Mousio
Mousio
6 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

OH HELL YEAH! Definitely hoping for it’s comic soon!

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
6 months ago

Dem snow dicks. They’ll getcha

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
6 months ago

When life gives you snow dicks…

Paul
Paul
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

You make snow lemonade?

Radar
Radar
6 months ago
Reply to  Paul

That’s not lemonade

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
6 months ago
Reply to  Paul

“When the time of the White Frost comes, don’t eat the yellow snow”

Drew
Drew
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

*Nods*
Watch out where the huskies go

Rolan7
Rolan7
6 months ago
Reply to  Drew

And don’t you eat that yellow snow.

Merendel
Merendel
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I wouldn’t recommend the white snow either if its coming out of a giant snow dick.

Lm
Lm
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

You’re a legend

Jetroid
Jetroid
6 months ago

Hope you had a good trip! The fact you still got the comic up in some form speaks wonders to your dedication after all of that.

Cygwulf
Cygwulf
6 months ago
Reply to  Jetroid

100% agree, I’d of been more than satisfied with a quick text post that said what happened, but as a bonus I got a giant snow dick, so I’ve nothing to complain about there.

tiamattt
tiamattt
6 months ago

Ouch, lousy way to end a vacation. Thankfully you got home safe and sound.

Freddie
Freddie
6 months ago
Reply to  tiamattt

Returning seemed a bit crazy-making – Safe, sure, but I’m guessing the “sound” part is gonna take a day or two.

RoL
RoL
6 months ago

Bet your boys LOVED the extra vacation days lol

Last edited 6 months ago by RoL
CrushU
CrushU
6 months ago

Huh. I was also in Disney over that week… Wild. 😀

Ashe
Ashe
6 months ago

Florida Man Syndrome

Reaver747
Reaver747
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashe

I think you mean Freedom Injection

MinisterOfPropaganda
MinisterOfPropaganda
6 months ago

The giant snow dick was totally worth it.

Benjamin
Benjamin
6 months ago

Also going to Disneyworld next month. Road trip! 4800km round trip! woohoo!

HenchmanTwenty1
HenchmanTwenty1
6 months ago

I also live in southeastern New England and have known several folks who moved from Rhode Island to Florida, then moved back here after just a year or two. It may be okay for the snowbirds (Northern people with winter homes down South) but not year round.

7eggert
7eggert
6 months ago

I somehow hoped to not see a new comic but to see the panel with a blue eyed friend.-)

Enjoy your stay, being grumpy will not shorten the delay.

Christopher
Christopher
6 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

I can’t comprehend at all what you’re saying. Are you upset that there’s not a Zeke comic?

7eggert
7eggert
6 months ago
Reply to  Christopher

I liked the new cyan eyes.

Joel
Joel
6 months ago

When I first saw the last panel I thought he was hugging a sandwich.

John
John
6 months ago

Flying the Falcon is a lot of fun, hope you had a blast. No worries on the comic, man. I understand it’s a lot of work, appreciate you sharing your art with the rest of us.

Reaver747
Reaver747
6 months ago

Florida poisoning? I think you mean Freedom syndrome Brother!

Eli
Eli
6 months ago

Twelve assault rifles would cost you well over 120K$, require you to even find 12 on sale , and months of work through the ATF to get them, i think you mean 12 sporting rifles

Jaeger
Jaeger
6 months ago
Reply to  Eli

Yeah that was my question too, how many states allow full automatic guns anyway?

I can only speak for Finnish gun laws in which anything past semiautomatic is hard as hell to get, but hey our gun owners tend to be bit more professional as practically all gun owners have done military service. So we are bad comparison point to USA.

TomB
TomB
6 months ago
Reply to  Jaeger

Yeah, another difference: The US have two relatively militarily irrelevant continental neighbors. You Finns have Putin’s Russia as your next door neighbor. I’d be wanting everyone in my country to be trained and ready to fight with that neighbor.

I feel so sorry for you, the Ukrainians, the Norwegians and the others along the path of an expansionist Russia. Sometimes you can get lousy geographic positioning. (We lament Quebec, but I’ll take them over 99% of the globe as neighbors go…)

Bakhtosh
Bakhtosh
6 months ago
Reply to  Jaeger

Fully automatic weapons are extremely hard to acquire – they require a lengthy background check process and an extra payment for stamp of approval from the government. Or you can be a criminal and buy one out of the trunk of a guy who knows a guy.

fiun dagner
fiun dagner
6 months ago
Reply to  Eli

everyone knows you fight nanobots with thermite grenades anyways

SGT Lewis
SGT Lewis
6 months ago
Reply to  fiun dagner

Thermite is easy to make. Thermite on nanobots may work, but it also kills the host. Perhaps an EMP to fry the bots and lots of fluids to flush them out of the body.

TomB
TomB
6 months ago
Reply to  Eli

That just in Florida? Last time I looked I could get military pattern assault rifles for less than $10K. That’s been a while, but I recall seeing some for $4000-5000 new. Then again, everything is more expensive now.

Eli
Eli
6 months ago
Reply to  TomB

there is no such thing as a “Military pattern assault rifle” it’s a BS term, an assault rifle is a select fire rifle (burst fire or full auto), you can buy a new semi-auto rifle (single shot only) in the US for anywhere from 500$ or so and up to as much as you want to spend.

a semi-auto sporting rifle that looks like a military assault rifle (aka “military pattern”) is still only a semi-auto sporting rifle, the “look” is irrelevant to the type of rifle

robloughrey
robloughrey
6 months ago
Reply to  Eli

If those $350 semi automatic things aren’t called assault rifles, then why does the military and the manufacturer call them assault rifles. Plus the only sport they are good for is shooting people, so sporting rifle doesn’t work.

BenC
BenC
6 months ago
Reply to  robloughrey

They don’t call them that, just politicians and anti-gun types.
Also, just because you don’t know or participate in a sport doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There’s a whole shooting sports world out there, even in olympics.

Ffaelan Condragh
Ffaelan Condragh
6 months ago

Snow Storm Keenan needs his own series. Not like you don’t have enough to do.

Bernie Margolis
Bernie Margolis
6 months ago

Remember pre-kids when a vacation was rejuvenating? Post-kids, we need vacations to recover from vacations!

Phaet
Phaet
6 months ago

One more reason I never started a family xD

seannewboy
seannewboy
6 months ago

We (Florida) apologize for some of our more colorful entities.

Duane E Naulls
Duane E Naulls
6 months ago

So why does anyone visit COVID central when there’s no health protocols in place? You better get tested pronto.

Number51x
Number51x
6 months ago
Reply to  Duane E Naulls

Down vote all you want kids, but he aint wrong.

Last edited 6 months ago by Number51x
NoName
NoName
6 months ago

No worries, the climate catastrophe will get you all. Or us all. Whatever. Here’s more dicks: snowy, hurricanes, tornados, fiery death a.k.a forest fire, viruses…

grat
grat
6 months ago

“Florida disease” was brought here by you %@*%( snowbirds that didn’t know when to go home. Five decades I’ve lived here, and it’s only gone strange in the last 10-15 years.

Drew
Drew
6 months ago
Reply to  grat

I lived there in the ’80s. It’s not just the last 15 years. It’s always been strange. Remember hanging chads?

robloughrey
robloughrey
6 months ago
Reply to  grat

Snowbirds have been there for about 75 years though.

Frizbee
Frizbee
6 months ago

Only twelve assault rifles? Everyone knows the correct number of rifles to fight nano-bots is thirteen…. and a flamethrower. 😛

Stabbmaster
Stabbmaster
6 months ago

First of all, we don’t believe in nano-bots. That’s just the beer you forgot to ask us to hold talking.

Secondly, no one owns twelve rifles. We own three or four, max. Maybe a few more for the wife and kids and those of us with families.

Thirdly, notice how we didn’t have snow dick issues? Yeah, keep being jealous.

Finally, you’re ripping on us pretty hard for someone within gator throwing distance….

Matt
Matt
6 months ago

I have been to Florida twice in my life. Both times I got badly sick to my stomach. Seriously, only reason I’d ever go back would be Galaxy’s Edge.

Del Cox
Del Cox
6 months ago

This comic was fantastic in its own right.

Rolan7
Rolan7
6 months ago

Months of serious, cerebral strips about the essence of personhood-
Yeah, a big ol’ snow dong is well deserved. Best of wishes to you and your family, and thank you for years of content! I still tell stories about driving up to one of the meets.

reeeeeeeeee
reeeeeeeeee
6 months ago

ahhhh where is ethan?

pgok
pgok
6 months ago

I think ivermectin treats nanobots.

SGT Lewis
SGT Lewis
6 months ago
Reply to  pgok

Ivermectin works well on parasites and helps the body thicken cell walls, but I don’t think it works well on mechanical nanobots. Perhaps airport body scanners with their radiation would deactivate the nanobots.

robloughrey
robloughrey
6 months ago
Reply to  SGT Lewis

There is no way to get rid of the nanobots, but if you wrap your body in mylar sheets you can block the signals! Don’t forget to cover the mouth and nose!

Last edited 6 months ago by robloughrey
SGT Lewis
SGT Lewis
6 months ago

Twelve “assault” rifles is a bit much unless you have that many people living with you. What you need are assault nanobots to take on invasive nanobots. Perhaps an entire nanobot armor division and disassembler bots.

KBABZ
KBABZ
6 months ago

Boy the art really picked up this week!

Ides of Marchie
Ides of Marchie
6 months ago

When you realize one of your favorite webcomic writers lives in your corner of the country 0_0

Ryan
Ryan
6 months ago

This is quite possibly my favorite comic you’ve ever done!