08/11/20 – One Last Chance Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 11, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/2020-08-11-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 One should always carry around an explosive cylinder and a match. Great way to get invited back to the best parties. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/10/20 – One Last Kiss 08/12/20 – Feenky’s Help 14 Comments TB August 11, 2020 at 1:59 am 3 years ago She doesn’t have to carry an explosive cylinder and match around. Observation over many years has shown me that all cartoon characters can spontaneously generate these items. Much like they do hammers. Meran August 11, 2020 at 5:28 am 3 years ago Red Green says “Anything can be a hammer!” Lol Gregg Eshelman August 17, 2020 at 5:18 am 3 years ago You should see Ivan Miranda’s YouTube channel. 😉 Nova August 11, 2020 at 3:16 am 3 years ago Now that I think about it, Emily really does like imprisoning people for their own good (…from her perspective…) a liiiittle bit too much Erhannis August 11, 2020 at 10:17 am 3 years ago To be fair, in this case it’s for Emily’s own good. Stangor DID try to kill her. Coyoty August 11, 2020 at 3:59 am 3 years ago She carries weapons for every situation. Just not always for the situation she’s in. FlySwatter August 11, 2020 at 7:34 am 3 years ago Panel 4… Heh 🙂 MattStriker August 11, 2020 at 9:46 am 3 years ago Well, she’s demonstrated that she’s smarter than the average cartoon coyote at least… Pete Rogan August 11, 2020 at 2:22 pm 3 years ago That’s our Yosemite Stangor! Tom Robbins used a similar device in “Still Life With Woodpecker” to save Princess Leigh-Cheri Furstenburg-Barcalona and her inamorata, Bernard Mickey Wrangle from the heart of a newly-constructed pyramid. With quasi-expected results. It’s not a commonly used literary device, explosives. You can’t point a bomb at somebody’s head, after all. Dave August 11, 2020 at 2:31 pm 3 years ago Sure you can. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaped_charge nightgaunt492015 August 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm 3 years ago You can actually aim the explosive. The technology is not unknown. Look at fire arms. Secret Service Agent James T. West (July 2,1842- November 9.1932) carried explosives on him and used them. Designed by his partner, Artemis Gordon. I know it would have been bad if one of them were accidentally set off by accident or design. That charge we see is large. Sean K. August 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm 3 years ago I love how her eyes get big in panel 2. And I have to say – this is a dynamite plan! Muzhik August 12, 2020 at 1:50 pm 3 years ago @Nightgaunt492015, I miss that show! It wasn’t until 10 years later that I realized it was a Wild West version of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (which I thought made a pretty good movie, capturing the spirit of the show, and really deserves a sequel). @Sean K, good one! Pete Rogan August 12, 2020 at 5:14 pm 3 years ago Sigh. I know about shaped charges. Worse, I also know they need not be launched by cannon to work. Iraqi teens in Fallujah could take out an Abrams M-1 tank with about four dollars’s worth of C-6 and a copper plate. On foot. And ding-all the Americans could do about it in a crowded alley where infantry couldn’t go. Nonetheless, you don’t find these charges used in literature. They tend to be kind of indiscriminate, even when aimed. I have yet to find any story that creatively uses a HESH round (High Explosive, Squash Head) for any storytelling purpose. Bombs tend to have only one line of dialog wherever they are found, and that dialog is SHUT UP. 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.