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With TNT’s semi-retirement, Rip could use another side-kick, at least on a part time basis. I hope we get to meet Doris and that she is an expert at flipping flapjacks!
I knew the new sheriff was a fisherman, and, as we all know, fishermen are prone to exaggeration!
An infantry battalion will have six hundred or so riflemen, along with a few dozen light machine guns, three or four heavy machine guns and and a platoon or two of mortar men.
It will also have an infrastructure of senior NCOs and officers to guide and direct its movements and actions. It will also have a commander and his staff to maintain overall direction for the hundreds of troops the commander is responsible for. This is not a crowd of undisciplined vigilantes waving pitch forks and torches, but a highly disciplined force making thoughtfully planned, coordinated attacks on your position.
Every member of that battalion is a highly conditioned athlete who has also been trained to aim, fire, reload, strip, and clean every weapon employed by the battalion.
I am not saying they are all Ramboes. No one is. But I am saying an infantry battalion is literally hundreds of tough customers, armed to the teeth with the best weapons and equipment the government can provide, exhaustively trained in their use, and led by highly trained NCOs and officers.
Even in a Rip Haywire strip I struggle to think that a single teen with giggling fists could best them.
That’s what brings us back to George Flytackle, the putative fisherman, and why I think he may be exaggerating just a smidge.
Two good signs: Flytackle has a “good-guy” schnoz, and he appears to be familiar and comfortable with war zones.
I wonder what his hobby might be?
That stack is almost as big as BFB is! I think half of it would be way beyond her current abilities. Rip could defuse the situation with the offer of a part of a pancake and the promise of more once the first piece has been thoroughly gummed and mostly swallowed.
So even if Cobra is Rip’s biggest love, once again Cobra demonstrates that she in no way reciprocates that feeling. Heck, Cobra won’t even cut Rip some slack just because he is in her friend zone. No, Cobra’s true and only love is money. Rip isn’t even in the running.
Besides Rodeo Jones, what other characters, who have been given spoken lines, and who have appeared in multiple story arcs, have been murdered in this strip? I thought that was how we could tell the red shirts from the regulars.
I think the phrase: “who kinda raised him” puts “Paid” to any further obligation.
My delinquent teenage friends “kinda raised me,” yet I do not feel that I owe them anything. Indeed, I am aware of a quiet satisfaction in knowing that our paths will not cross again.
Sometimes it is best to leave bad habits behind, and, up to this point, I would say the reliably treacherous Cobra Carson is one of them.
Now, who knows whether Dan T will write some redeeming qualities into her. I will wait to see them myself before I reevaluate my opinion.
Until then, I think RJ is the only one making sense here.
By the way, speaking of non-MDs acting as country coroners, has anyone else seen “The Autopsy of Jane Doe?”
Try as I might, I simply cannot recall when Rodeo and Brainzo crossed paths. Can you point to the date this happened? If you cannot, then what leads you to conclude that Rodeo was especially popular with Brainzo?
Maybe he was suffering from Covid and was unable to smell or taste anything?