Monty by Jim Meddick

Monty

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  1. barticle35

    barticle35 said, over 2 years ago

    A widebody.

  2. revisages

    revisages said, over 2 years ago

    tailhook time

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, it could be ground conditions—slippery beer stains on the tarmac-card table, for instance. Planes skidding off the runway happens all the time, especially on short fields, such as Midway here in Chicagoland, where “sand pits” at end of the runway are supposed to help stop a runaway plane.
    Or maybe Pilsner IS fat and needs a longer tarmac.

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Heaven forbid he put that free hand out for a catch fence

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It was Moondog, not Pilsner who called his card table a “tarmac”

  6. gir63

    gir63 said, over 2 years ago

    Actually Tarmac is used quite a bit in aviation, for runways and ramps. At least it was when I was in the business, just over a decade now.

    Pilsner is going to have to add “Heavy” to his call sign.

  7. Suzanne

    Suzanne GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    To Picto from yesterday: Thank you.

  8. littleannoyingdog

    littleannoyingdog said, over 2 years ago

    ABORT ABORT POWER UP FULL THROTTLE!!!!

  9. Mona Warner

    Mona Warner said, over 2 years ago

    For years and years, I’ve heard whatever the hard stuff is that covers the runways and other areas around airports referred to as tarmac.

  10. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, over 2 years ago

    According to dictionary.com

    World English Dictionary
    tarmac (ˈtɑːmæk)

    — n
    1.See also macadam Full name: tarmacadam a paving material that consists of crushed stone rolled and bound with a mixture of tar and bitumen, esp as formerly used for a road, airport runway, etc
    2.the tarmac a runway at an airport: on the tarmac at Nairobi airport

    — vb , -macs , -macking , -macked
    3.( tr ), ( usually not capital ) to apply tarmac to

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
    2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
    Cite This Source
    Etymonline
    Word Origin & History

    tarmac
    1903 as a trademark name, short for tarmacadam (1882) “pavement created by spraying tar over crushed stone,” from tar (1) + John L. McAdam (see macadam). By 1919, tarmac was being used generally in Great Britain for “runway.”
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  11. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 2 years ago

    Flaps…..down..flair,ground effect.Thrust reverse’s ..FULL..

  12. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 2 years ago

    Pilsner is a stuffed bird! He NEEDS tarmac!

  13. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I laughed out loud (no acronyms for me) when I read and re-read this one. Would have made a great drawn-out Sunday strip.

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