09/13/17 Missile Chase Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent The best–laid plans of mice and men often go awry (an interesting expression from a very touching poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns). First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 09/11/17 Joyce Comes In 09/15/17 Diary: Final Visits 16 Comments Leinglo September 13, 2017 at 12:16 am 1 week ago Well… Crap. I guess we’ll get to see the Kreebrick wake up after all. Though to be fair, did anyone honestly think we wouldn’t? Gus September 13, 2017 at 9:53 am 1 week ago Chekov’s Kreebrick. Or Kreebrick’s Jabby. Gus September 13, 2017 at 9:53 am 1 week ago Or Chekov’s Jabby. The Gorram Batguy September 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm 3 days ago Next page, a giant hand emerges from the central planet and swipes at the spot that was previously occupied by Aulton. The Keebrick is attempting to hit ‘snooze’. ‘Just 5 billion more minutes.’ Coyoty September 13, 2017 at 2:00 am 1 week ago So she pummeled Krep’s head with a duck for nothing. Felixscout September 13, 2017 at 9:27 am 1 week ago What a waste of a quality duck pummeling. Jude September 13, 2017 at 2:02 am 1 week ago Weird. Before I read your short comments after the strip, I thought “The best laid plans of aliens and men oft go astray” (just a little different from what you wrote). Hm, wonder if Bikkie could’ve kicked that missile into another universe? I’m really curious to know what prank Krep pulled on his mom. I guess it’s funnier if we don’t know and leave it to our imagination. dreamchaser September 13, 2017 at 9:41 am 1 week ago Technically it’s “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley” – gotta love Scots! Allan MacDonald September 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm 6 days ago But the meaning is retained – I can see why our intrepid author and artist went with the Anglicised version for clarity! (I’m now wracking my brains for a gently teasing Scots epithet with which to sign off, but it’s a struggle! I think I’ll settle for an affectionate “ya tumshie!”;-) VillageIdiot September 13, 2017 at 9:44 am 1 week ago That’s the English translation. In Scots it is “gang oft agley”. Scots is a Germanic language closely related to Old English, Norwegian, Swedish etc. PeterK September 13, 2017 at 11:56 am 1 week ago Here I am now thinking the only story in the world I’d like to hear is this prank story. Unrelated: Who puts a safety on a giant ship cannon? I guess we are dealing with Nogg’s ship. :p Peter Rogan September 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm 1 week ago Frankly, I’d be frightened to death of a space-based giant ship cannon that DIDN’T have a safety on it, as they do for contemporary battleships. All it takes is one loose-fingered idiot: “What does THIS button do?” TB September 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm 1 week ago Note for next time: take a practice shot or two while diving for the target. Night-Gaunt49 September 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm 1 week ago When do big weapons ever have had safety’s? Muzhik September 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm 1 week ago Oh, I don’t know. It used to be that nuclear missiles required that a pair of keys be inserted into switches on the opposite sides of the room, turned, and removed simultaneously. I don’t know if that would really count as a SAFETY, though…. does it? Kaidah September 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm 2 days ago I laughed so hard at that last panel. It’s exactly what would happen if my kids tried pranking their mother. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.