01/28/20 – Mugging Frenzy Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 28, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/01/2020-01-28-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Getting in one’s daily exercise. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/27/20 – Go Not Casually 01/29/20 – So Close 18 Comments 7eggert January 28, 2020 at 12:10 am 10 months ago Vogon accuracy Efogoto January 28, 2020 at 1:30 am 10 months ago Stormtrooper-like Coyoty January 28, 2020 at 2:13 am 10 months ago If they hurry, they can make it to the bad neighborhood. Erhannis January 28, 2020 at 9:59 am 10 months ago Ahahahahahahahahaha! XD Jude January 28, 2020 at 2:21 am 10 months ago So three kinds of aliens so far – evil, amoral puppy types; judgemental, arrogant bird types; and dour uncaring mossy types. The universe is a decidedly unfriendly place. The only good thing so far is the mossy ones have terrible aim. Christopher, on my phone the far right of the comics are cut off slightly, more so in ‘portrait’ mode than ‘landscape’. If I turn my phone on the side to landscape, I can figure out what Emily is saying. Last night the same thing happened. I just checked on my tablet and in portrait mode, there’s still a bit that’s trimmed off. Autoskip January 28, 2020 at 5:08 am 10 months ago I’ve been getting trimmed comics too, if you hold down on the image and save it, the whole thing is still there, but it would be nice if we didn’t need a work around… Meran January 28, 2020 at 9:34 am 10 months ago He’s had this problem 3 days running now. We tell him, he fixes it, hooray! I’m calling these guys the Spinach Gang… they don’t seem to be good at much, do they? They aren’t running well (I wonder. If we could see them move, would they be almost rolling sideways while “running”? Like Weebles?), nor are they good with hitting targets. They are definitely funny, in a grim way. After all, Chance may let them to somehow luck into hitting ONE of their targets.. as in grazing a shoulder? Christopher Baldwin January 28, 2020 at 10:53 am 10 months ago When fixing the other two, i should have seen if this one needed attention too. I need more sleep. Efogoto January 28, 2020 at 12:11 pm 10 months ago I hear that parents of newborns don’t use their sleep. I’m sure they’d give you some if you asked. Jude January 28, 2020 at 2:43 pm 10 months ago Thanks, Christopher! Rikard January 28, 2020 at 3:55 am 10 months ago Perhaps not consenting to be robbed constitutes a social faux pas? Not to mention the potential for escalation: “Hey! Those aliens are running from a rob-mob! They gotsa ta be rich! Let’s robbem!” DSL January 28, 2020 at 2:42 pm 10 months ago Maybe the local social contract was lifted from the employment policies of certain store chains, where one is obligated to cooperate with a robber. russell styles January 28, 2020 at 11:52 am 10 months ago Time to whip out the gun. Stun all of them with one burst of fire. Rahim January 28, 2020 at 1:14 pm 10 months ago Quickly looks less like a “mugging” or “robbery” and more like just a lynch mob going after the outsiders/aliens Jude January 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm 10 months ago Doesn’t mean you can’t take what they ‘used’ to own. After all, why do they need to keep their possessions if they’re dead? Environmentally friendly recycling. Pete Rogan January 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm 10 months ago Well, THIS is distinctly alien. Muggers et alia don’t announce their intentions at the top of their lungs, firing wildly. For one thing, that warns the target. And for the other, it wastes ammo. They also don’t bellow that everyone gets a cut. This tends to encourage riff-raff and street leftovers to get in while the getting’s good, and demanding a share for coming in late. This tends to lead to altercation and argument, which can allow the original targets to escape. They get enough of that even without shouting. But what convinces me that the criminal Heims are outright stupid is their immediate belief that out-of-place strangers in their wretched neighborhood have money. Any thief with two brains cells in contact with each other will recognize these people are here out of circumstance, error, or compulsion, typically needing something, and they will pay dearly for any assistance — though ‘dearly’ might be their rings, watches, phones, anything else they have besides money. They are not to be threatened but befriended, in hopes of a larger payout — and part of the action, too, if that’s in portable form. I can see why this is a deplored and avoided neighborhood. It must be terribly enervating to have to watch these loud, incompetent muggers chasing strangers and firing their guns openly. I wouldn’t want to go there myself. And I came from Detroit. Font Lady January 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm 10 months ago Mug shots, huh. Night-Gaunt49 January 29, 2020 at 12:54 am 10 months ago Some of the Aliens and people in the Retief stories are like this callous and awkweird or strangely uncouth. But they can be dangerous if they are mindless carnivores. I’d almost say they are just missing on purpose. To herd them to a place where they can be beaten and make some of the most pleasing sounds. (To them.) Leave a Reply to Coyoty 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.