Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. barticle35

    barticle35 said, almost 2 years ago

    Just throw your dinner at the enemy.

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, almost 2 years ago

    Aw, come on. That’s good squid.

  3. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I happen to like squid better than oysters, but seafood preferences are highly idiosyncratic.

  4. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ahhhhhh! Stir fried squid. Chewy and gummy at the same time. Just close your eyes and eat it. Tastes like………(you thought I was going to say chicken) SQUID.
    And Commander is right no one would recognize that his ship is a side paddle steamer with GUNS. Looks like an Oyster ship to me too. Of course darkness helps. Just mind the sand bars and mud banks. The Chesapeake Bay is known for those hazards.
    And there is a very old saying.
    “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.” This is not going to go well for the Commander. He has not even left the dock. Will that thing float if it released from the pier?
    This is going to be good.
    It is worth the wait.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @Veteran

    I like squid and octopus. It just needs to be flash fried and not cooked for 3 months like sprouts! Heh heh.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Squid or octopus. A good plan, hope he has back ups.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @surfstuff55

    Yeah, that would be a bad idea. He would probably cuss you out in Chinese and you would not know to laugh or be angry. But I have learned never make a man with a chopper angry. You might find something else in the meal.

  8. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, almost 2 years ago

    I like squid, but am not sure I’d want to eat THAT squid, considering how it’s being handled….

  9. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, almost 2 years ago

    I mean, how clean is that board, and those hands…

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    That boat needs a cannon or better yet a Gorloff gun, a Russian variant of the Gatling gun that I saw on the prow of one old ship. 5 barrels. They could hide under a fake part of the ship.

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    Just one problem with your plan, Commander. How is Fink going to react when he sees another Oyster dredge moving in on HIS turf?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Exactly. They come to him and he arrests them.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @annieb1012

    This is long before people understood about germs and disease.

  14. Lektio

    Lektio said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Actually, germ theory was already in place, and sanitation ideas were taking off in the 1870s. (Louis saved the French silkworm industry from a nasty infestation of Nosema bombycis in 1870.) Since our hero is a former Confederate captain, and the American Civil War ended in 1865, it can be hardly said that this is before people understood about germs and disease.

    Granted, whether these sailors know or care is another matter.

    TL;DR, People know about disease.

  15. maybeinthenextworld

    maybeinthenextworld said, almost 2 years ago

    Ben, you are so damned talented.

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