04/23/20 – The Scoop Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 23, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/04/2020-04-23-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 Now I want a steaming mug of roulneethdunk. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 04/22/20 – On Not Killing Emily 04/27/20 – Really Clever 29 Comments Leinglo April 23, 2020 at 1:14 am 3 years ago I feel like Ruddock is gonna be the Dimitri of this story arc. While everyone else is off getting in trouble and causing chaos, he’ll be quietly getting stuff done. Just, without sleeping with every compatible female in sight. … Probably. KnicholasG April 23, 2020 at 7:11 am 3 years ago Wellllll.. . . He does do that howl at every new place, looking for a mate. One of these days, he’s going to get a response. Lurker April 23, 2020 at 8:29 am 3 years ago It’s not for lack of trying that he hasn’t found compatible females. Hopefully nobody teaches him how to use an Approxiscan for that purpose. Antti April 23, 2020 at 1:24 am 3 years ago Excellent scene! sheer_falacy April 23, 2020 at 1:27 am 3 years ago Not exactly great security on this spaceport, huh? And nice that they have bulk Earth coffee available for free. soweli nasa April 23, 2020 at 10:36 am 3 years ago I am pretty sure that every bot on this planet is explicitly programmed for shenanigans. russell styles April 23, 2020 at 2:08 pm 3 years ago The bartender on the old ship had all of Earth’s culture memorized. It’s just a matter of finding the needle in the haystack, as with the Russian tea cookies. So “earth coffee” is description enough. I’m guessing that the puppies will be billed. Havlock April 23, 2020 at 3:54 am 3 years ago ROFL, this scene is right up there along with Dimitri and his “Field Validation Pass” Coyoty April 23, 2020 at 4:28 am 3 years ago I wonder how many Roulneethdunkin’ Doughrings there are on Stangor’s world. Does Dimitri own the coffee market as well? It does go well with Russian tea cookies. Don April 23, 2020 at 10:13 am 3 years ago It would be funny if “roulneeth” is the word for “ring of fried dough” on Stangor’s world. Buck April 23, 2020 at 7:35 am 3 years ago … did someone mention coffee? Hm? No? I’ll try that roulneethdunk, then. soweli nasa April 23, 2020 at 10:35 am 3 years ago When you out-coyote a coyote, you deserve a little smug. Pete Roullard April 23, 2020 at 11:56 am 3 years ago Roulneethdunk! Roulneethdunk!! Roulneethdunk!!! ( Coffee! Coffee!! Coffee!!! ) People on Stangor’s world do know how much us Roullards love coffee! YES! Roulneeth are indeed the equivalent of donuts. Pete Roullard April 23, 2020 at 11:59 am 3 years ago LLLOL! Thank you Christopher for making my day!! And I was just about to pour myself a cup of Moka Java when I saw your strip this morning. 0z79 April 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm 3 years ago I really hope Ruddock doesn’t zap himself in the back of the head with his own laser.. wonder how he’s gonna sight in and shoot at the same time? Efogoto April 23, 2020 at 7:35 pm 3 years ago He’ll tell it to shoot something and the laser will handle it. Havlock April 24, 2020 at 3:41 am 3 years ago Ruddock did say he had no idea how to use it. Pretty scary threat imo 🙂 Gregg Eshelman April 30, 2020 at 2:48 am 3 years ago I assume it at least pops up above head height. Having a 2 axis tracking mount would also be a good thing. russell styles April 23, 2020 at 8:24 pm 3 years ago This makes it sound like they plan on abducting many many humans. E. Bernhard Warg April 23, 2020 at 9:06 pm 3 years ago I don’t like roulneethdunk. It tastes too much like roulneethdunk. Muzhik April 24, 2020 at 12:27 am 3 years ago Now I want a steaming mug of roulneethdunk. I seem to recall, from some time ago, Christopher, a comic you did in MAD Magazine where the secret to the small coffee shop’s success was the small amount of cocaine that was put into every customer’s drink. russell styles April 24, 2020 at 1:11 am 3 years ago It worked for Coca-Cola! Sardtok April 24, 2020 at 4:19 am 3 years ago I’d like some cokee, please! russell styles April 24, 2020 at 9:45 pm 3 years ago All you need is a time machine and some antique money. minando April 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm 3 years ago Ruddock is simply the most adorable semiintelligent cybercoyote ever. Pete Rogan April 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm 3 years ago So… now what? Is Stangor going to try and strong-arm himself on the ship so she can potshot Emily again? Or try and be ingratiating to the same purpose? And where are the puppy-people taking their “roulneethdunk”? Because it’s where the human captives are, most likely, including Aitana’s parents. Or do they have another unexpected stop to make for something even more diabolical and revealing about their plans? And what’s going to be the NEXT missed opportunity? I least I got time to get more M&Ms. The Rollos were a brown and sticky mistake. Shouldn’t have squeezed them so hard. Muzhik April 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm 3 years ago Yeah, well M&Ms may melt in your mouth, not in your hands, but if you squeeze them too tight with the smallest amount of moisture, like after washing your hands, expect to have multicolored hands for a few days. And please remember to put a face mask on the bag before beginning; and do practice social distancing rules while consuming them. Or NOT consuming them, because you’re practicing social distancing of 6 feet (or 2 metres, if you’re outside North America, or “4 trout,” or “2 shovelnose sturgeon,” if you’re in the state of Montana.) Pete Rogan April 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm 3 years ago I’m in a sensory-deprivation tank in an abandoned gulag somewhere north of Krasnoyarsk. I’m lucky they left the lights and this computer on. What is this ‘social distancing’ of which you speak? Night-Gaunt49 April 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm 3 years ago If its hot enough outside and you are in it too long they will melt in your hand. Had it happen when I should have put M & M’s in my mouth sooner. I never did that again. Ruddock is so adorable and so forlorn that he cannot find others like him to meet and run in a pack. Stangor is canine enough. Love that morphology cropping up in other worlds, other biologies like the cat and spider morphs. Universal forms. 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.