Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for September 19, 2012

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    Stagger Lee  over 10 years ago

    What’cha want Joe?

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    60sFan  over 10 years ago

    Cool gizmo on Lee’s wrist wizard. Hey Crazy!!

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    Morrow Cummings  over 10 years ago

    Mornin’ everyone!

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    Morrow Cummings  over 10 years ago

    Mattie, they’re just magpies!

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    David53  over 10 years ago

    Some one getting a heads up before Tracy arrives?

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    Can't Sleep  over 10 years ago

    And you prove your intellectual superiority by showing a little kid getting hurt.What a scum.

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    Jerry1967  over 10 years ago

    I agree with tsull2121 that Still Da Man’s! posts are Angry, hate filled, obnoxious and venomous.There, Matt, my vote is now official.Obnoxious, that’s obvious. Your anger, hate, and venom are of the passive aggressive variety, even in the way you disavow it.And I’ll ask you again, would you like it if a troll invaded the Marty and Spud page every day to tell you how lame your work is?

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    Tarry Plaguer  over 10 years ago

    My vote – “I agree with tsull2121 that still Da man’s! posts are Angry, hate filled, obnoxious and venomous.”

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    coldsooner  over 10 years ago

    Gee, ya think Tracy and company will recognize that as a signal? What happened to the little button under the bar? OH, happy belated birthday Tarry. Enjoy your posts.

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    60sFan  over 10 years ago

    Well, in that case — Happy Birthday Tarry!!

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 10 years ago

    Good morning everyone…

    The best is yet to come.

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    mrbribery  over 10 years ago

    Re: SDM- your posts are angry, hate-filled, obnoxious and venomous. You should be banned just for the gif of the little girl.

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    Det.DanDone  over 10 years ago

    Does anyone know if the fossil Dick Tracy watch is still available anywhere? The one that was a replica of the two way wrist radio.

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    Weegel  over 10 years ago

    Still Da Man clearly feels very passionately about Dick Locher. .People don’t want him to jump to Locher’s defense? Then don’t trash Locher to begin with. You poke a stick into a tiger cage, you’re gonna get an angry tiger..Why Mr. Locher is still an issue at this point is beyond me. Whatever you might think about his later work, his early work on the strip was quite good. But good or bad, early or late, it’s ALL in the past. There’s no point dredging it up just to make snarky comments..If Still Da Man’s hateful and obnoxious (and I’m not granting that he is), it’s because he’s being deliberately provoked..I vote against his leaving the group.

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    dph28  over 10 years ago

    since they got a call from Sam saying he had a meeting set up with Phishface at the aquarium, why didn’t they just go straight there?

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    So, is Joe just being “Joe the Bartender,” or is he trying to warn Phishface and Chum that the MCU is on its way to the aquarium? Hurry up, guys! Sam’s in a bit of a pickle!

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    CaptainKiddeo  over 10 years ago

    Still Da Man’s posts are certainly obnoxious. I can’t imagine his reasons for posting the way he does. A little courtesy and consideration of others would be appreciated.

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    CaptainKiddeo  over 10 years ago

    But meanwhile back to Dick Tracy: I think that word balloon in the last panel is just a reference to the Jackie Gleason show and not the bartender calling out a code to some goon. But we’ll see tomorrow.

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    coratelli  over 10 years ago

    The hologram of Sam in the second panel is awesome.

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    ok. maybe i missed something but who is guggenheim? and mr dennehey? i think i’m lost here lol. oh and venom-boy matt hansel who hides behind new screennames… I agree with tsull2121 that Still Da Man’s! posts are Angry, hate filled, obnoxious and venomous…. there, now the official vote is 3-0. and since IF i “lose” i have to apologise and all YOU have to do is just leave forever (which in and of itself is a bonus) i want ONE MORE THING.. i want you to publicly admit that youre matt hansel to everyone on this board, and THEN leave forever with no possible chance of returning under another name. i dont want you “lurking” either. cancel your account and read it elsewhere because i KNOW that just putting up a “goodbye forever post” wont stop you from coming back and reading the strip here or the posts.

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    really matt? you said YESTERDAY that the voting would be all day yesterday and TODAY.. now youre stretching it to thursday? no sorry, unacceptable. you have less than 24 hours to create as many sn’s as you can and vote for yourself.

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    i’m sorry for so many posts again, but by my count its six to nothing in my favor… jim’s support of mattie doesnt count because he didnt use “mattie’s magical phrase” lol

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    tconstantine900  over 10 years ago

    How does one join the yahoo! group? I had submitted a request to Beau Kaelin ages ago & got no reply. I can read the group’s comments but can’t access some of the “group only” artwork attachments, nor can I post.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Posting comments here is a mite constricting.

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    morrisssm8781  over 10 years ago

    In the United States of America we have this law and document called the Constitution. We, the people, are granted certain rights. One of the basic right is the freedom of speech. In that we are assured that we can think and believe what we want as long as it does no harm to others.

    The argument and bickering on this site and the suggestion that someone leave just because they believe different than most of the rest of the group is WRONG.

    If you do not agree with the person in question then do not read the comments from that person. If you are going to use this setting as your platform to bash another person beliefs then maybe you should be the one leaving this board.

    I do not comment often but I do read daily what has been said. In most cases you all express your opinions. That is all this person is doing. Does he not deserve the same chance you do?

    I may and often do not agree with some of the things said here but I have never bashed the person for what they have said. If I feel strongly enough about a comment I will post my own. Some people will agree and others may not. That is OK…

    I VOTE this entire bashing of each other end and we go on and enjoy the story as it is being presented to us.

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    I wonder how many sock-puppets are in that drawer.

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    Special note to Steven about those First Amendment rights: They’re not absolute. You have the right to publish, on your own site, whatever you wish. If you’re on somebody else’s site, which all of us here are presently on someone else’s site, we become subject to the rules of the site owner. I don’t know if SDM has run afoul of the site rules yet, which would be reportable and a banning offense.Some trolls are real careful to stay just this side of being banned, others flat out don’t care and do anything to enrage everybody.

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    Mdstudio  over 10 years ago

    Fun to see more Gleason references. Personally, I think it’s a signal for the bad guys.

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    doc1947g Premium Member over 10 years ago

    If you are so tired, then I vote a) “I agree with tsull2121 that still Da man’s! posts are Angry, hate filled, obnoxious and venomous.”and I vote that you return to where you were before August 2012.

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    Pequod  over 10 years ago

    Wonderful tribute to The Great One. Mr. Dennehy and Crazy get props too. Well done, team Tracy!

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    johnrussco  over 10 years ago

    SDM is a troll.

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    wndrwrthg  over 10 years ago

    Where to begin?

    The snarks are circling fast

    Reminding me of the past

    They work themselves into a tizzy

    Soon there will be a feeding frenzy

    Remember those days of yore

    When someone sought to even the score?

    Oh! The posts came fast and furious

    Seeking it seems to be injurious

    Now the circle is complete

    History really does repeat

    The magpies, they chatter and chirp

    Angering this little squirt

    Once more into the breach

    Oh the lesson he will teach

    Spittle froths on his lips

    It’s enough to give him fits

    The old guard has stepped down

    Causing him to wear a frown

    Personally, I say let him stay

    Allow him to have his say

    If we choose we don’t have to read

    Little Matties’ venomous screed

    I do hope he doesn’t take it hard

    This, my snarky poetic barb.

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    Det.DanDone  over 10 years ago

    @Jim Doherty

    I have no problem with anyone defending or bashing the works of Lochner. What I found to be out right obnoxious was comments on how other people post. Ie. the comments SDM made about Rene Tray’s one word posts. Rene never (to my knowledge) made ANY remakes about Lochner’s time. Nor did he “poke the tiger”. Just got abused for being a “man of few words”. Just my opinion.


    I kept out of the bickering until today. Like you I read all the comments and do not always agree with some of them. I also believe in the first amendment rights. However, if you ask me a direct question you get a direct answer. Which is what SDM did when he asked “We the People” to vote on this nonsense and fighting. I’m sticking with A!

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    DrSid1  over 10 years ago

    If Matt loses the animated gifs and Tim drops his countdown (which I think he has, thank you, Tim!), then they both can stay! : -)

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    puckerpuss  over 10 years ago

    I also have tried joining the Yahoo group multiple times over the last (decade?). I can read but not post, which often forces deeper discussions to this board.

    Never thought Tracy would be so close to finally catching that Crazy Guggeneim, Sue Reel’s & Art Deko’s new partner?

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    wndrwrthg  over 10 years ago

    I posted this in regards to Tarrys’ B-Day of last year ( about six months late) I do apologize for my tedious posting.

    His Birthday having now passed on by

    He hangs his head and begins to cry

    What is the cause of this great downfall?

    Why, the postings on his facebook wall

    Our tarry little lad is another year older

    I wonder if it has made him any less bolder?

    Does he lament for his wastrel youth

    Now that he grows, so long in the tooth?

    “Oh, to be a spry youngster, all of forty eight again

    With a bleep-eating grin he said “Please allow me to explain.”

    “That night in Bangkok, that week in the Levant

    The weekend I spent with Eunice, your then maiden aunt.”

    “Bear hunting with a switch, sans any clothes

    And those tawny twins, with their magical toes.”

    “That trek across the Alps, rafting down the Zambezi

    Running along the Great Wall (that left me wheezy).”

    “Pilfering Fort Knox with its bars so golden

    Having a good lawyer to which I’m beholden.”

    “Kissing the Queen and goosing her mum

    The palace guard throwing me out on my bum.”

    “So many memories of which I cannot tell

    Most of which would land me in jail.”

    If only he could turn back time

    To those days that were so sublime

    But time just marches on

    Those days have come and gone

    The future though will be a hoot

    Hope he scores lots of loot

    So to Tarry I propose a toast

    I hope you enjoy this repeated post.

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    trimguy  over 10 years ago

    Will Phishface get the chair for murdering the aquarium director? That would be a heck of a phish fry ;)

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    Morrow Cummings  over 10 years ago

    A lot of posters here remember when Mattie would launch a non-stop tirade against anyone who criticized Locher. I guess he thought that Locher would be instrumental in his replacement, should he retire. Mattie would toot Locher’s horn (take that any way you want) at every opportunity. Some of us joked that Mattie set up shop under Locher’s desk. Others didn’t think it was a joke at all. Mattie referred to his special relationship with Locher that other “unimportant” people didn’t enjoy. One poster I knew, went back and printed several of his rants and threats (yes, you read that right) and sent them to TMS to show them what a raving lunatic looks like. That might have done some good, as the torch never got passed on to him. This is why he has such disdain for the current team. It reminds me of Wily Coyote after he muffed a shot at the Roadrunner.

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    Morrow Cummings  over 10 years ago

    Amen, BB.And to add to your signoff signature “Peace” , I’ll add “Piece”.

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    Ray Toler  over 10 years ago
    “I agree with tsull2121 that still Da man’s! posts are Angry, hate filled, obnoxious and venomous.”
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    FFosdick   over 10 years ago

    I can remember when the Lochner bashing on this board was incredibly intense. Each day was a litany of criticism. Like a old athlete, Lochner held on way past his prime. While most of the criticism was justified, a lot of it was just piling on, IMO. I was not a saint either.

    I follow Mandrake the Magician, an obscure, declining title mostly out of respect to Fred Fredericks, an 82-year old disciple of Lee Falk, who does the writting and illustration. His art is way past his prime, almost laughable by todays standards, but I still go there as homage to days gone by, and when Fred goes, it could be curtains for the tiny franchise.

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    It’s been a while, hasn’t it. The days of the Pig on Wheels and the Flood that sank the “Mighty Morphin Power Rambler” are long gone. Locher’s “Tracy”, cowering behind the bushes while criminals ran the strip are a memory— let’s leave it that way.

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    APersonOfInterest  over 10 years ago

    Dotto !!!!

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    ronpolimeni  over 10 years ago

    My vote too goes for SDM to leave.

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    Can't Sleep  over 10 years ago

    Since this is a vote, I’ll make mine official:Still Da Man should get tossed, at least until he grows up.Can’t we just flag this loser into oblivion?

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    yeh matt, i lost track.. theres at LEAST six votes in my favor and only two in yours which dont count cause they werent phrased properly ;) its 12:34pm now which means you have eleven hours and 26 minutes left til you get outta here for good.. oh yeh AND until you reveal what we already know.. that youre matt hansel and that youll promise never to darken the board again with comments under various assumed names

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    Tsull, it wasn’t you I’m referring to. Not unless you’ve got multiple personalities and you’re posting under multiple names. One reason I suspect that SDM leaving doesn’t mean he’s gone, only that sock-puppet is gone. Another will appear, then another after that.

    It’s been a while since I posted this frequently on Tracy. Not since the Locher days.

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    Tarry Plaguer  over 10 years ago

    Now on to another subject, trolling. SDM is a troll. I make this as a statement of fact and not as an opinion. Read the link I put up yesterday defining the term. Maybe it is appropriate that we have someone trolling during the Phishface story, since another definition of the term is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. Well, SDM has definitely put out his bait and the the forum is in a feeding frenzy, just as SDM intended all along. He has also found himself a tsull2121 and it’s a WOPPER. SDM is carefully playing his line letting out a bit of slack and then reeling in as the tsull2121 takes the bait.I voted to have SDM removed from the forum through self exile. I didn’t do this because I disagree with SDM’s opinion, or because I agree with tsull2121. I didn’t do it as an attack on anyone’s freedom of speech. I did it because I HATE TROLLS!. OK, it is out, I am a Troll bigot.That said, I am willing to try and reform myself. I will make an attempt to not respond to any taunts or posts made by any Troll on this forum. I ask that others on this forum do the same, in an effort to help me reform. Maybe that old advice from my parents will come in handy, “Just ignore him, and sooner or later he will get tired of it and go away.” I never had a lot of luck with that advice, but I am willing to give it another go with your help.

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    Can't Sleep  over 10 years ago

    Love the Jackie Gleason shout-outs. I was never a fan of his, but his “Joe the Bartender” routines were classic bits of comedy, and Frank Fontaine’s Crazy Guggenheim has to be one of TV’s most memorable characters. But as part of Gleason’s sketch comedy show, they’re almost forgotten.

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    For the record: I followed back a couple of days. This thing between Tsull and Stilltheman gets old fast. Hard to tell from just a few days, but the balance of posters that I see says Tsull wins and SDM leaves—- if he keeps his word.

    I haven’t been able to reliably follow these comments from day to day, sometimes the ads on this site force me to shut down Javascript. When that happens, I can see the comics but not the comments. Peace reigns though, no ads.

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    Tarry, I have Firefox but I don’t use it much. I’m one of those oddballs that actually uses Opera. There may be an adblocker for it, but right now it’s just easier to shut off Javascript when the ads get too annoying. Of course I know becoming a supporter gets rid of the ads too, but if I do that I have to start supporting half a dozen sites. That gets expensive rather fast.

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    Ken in Ohio  over 10 years ago

    I traded a few barbs with SDM myself, but I tried to use gentle humor and avoid unkind words. I wish we could all get back to discussing the strip, and related subjects, in the spirit of fun and the common interests that we have. Peace, already!

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    shes right tho… i’m smarter than that to be suckered into your little game, but when its over… so will you be.. so its worth it ;) michael mcmillin i thought yo were referring to me saying i have my dick tracy watch in my dresser drawer, sorry for the confusion lol

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    tsull2121  over 10 years ago

    still pretending to be locher huh? cant wait… four hours and 45 minutes til you FINALLY say that youre matt hansel and go into self imposed exile never to return! tick tick tick tick…..

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    mjmsprt40  over 10 years ago

    Ahhh, the Stuka. Who can forget? Suspended by one wire, attached to the antenna which is mounted on the canopy. The real plane at the Science and Industry museum is suspended by three wires, two are in the fuselage forward of the canopy and the third is attached to the tail.

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