04/01/22 – Other Advanced Tech

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 1, 2022.




Why can’t a bobble-headed dog alien catch a break and keep the advantage in an unfair fight, right? Oh, the injustice of it.


  1. Efogoto

    I’ve heard of nimrods, dimwits and nitwits, but nimwits is a new one to me. The wonder of insulting language, though, is that it is completely understandable in context, and I could use it to accurately describe some ninnyhammer tomorrow.

  2. rws

    They could have won this. Time spent talking is time you aren’t shooting. If you outnumber the other guys badly, attack NOW. Reinforcements might arrive any second.

      1. TB

        Heh. Read ahead a couple of strips from that link to the introduction of Emily the Coyote Eater.

        A commenter mused “I have a feeling Pierrot and Emily aren’t going to get along very well.”

        Who knew?

  3. Pete Rogan

    I have to wonder how long Emily et alia spent listening to this exchange before announcing her and their presence. I expect her to have more knowledge about this situation than anybody expects.

    I also don’t expect a simple exchange of weapon fire to resolve this sticky issue. Too many Stribs are dependent on the outcome, and too many weird protagonists with their own secret agendas are about to make it all that easy. No, no, no, no.

    Getting an extra-large lemonade for Monday’s thrashing. And maybe this time some Atomic Fireballs to keep things interesting. Oh my yes.

  4. Efogoto

    I just realized why Emily came out of retirement. The nimwit puppies brought it on themselves when they offed Flinky and the GOB must have begged her to solve the crisis.

    1. Pete Rogan

      I’ve tried, but I really can’t see the GOB doing something sensible to save their lives. Perhaps, just perhaps, they think they can persuade the surviving Stribs to join them and teach them how to steal good. At least better than they’re able to now. Not to mention make all their stolen tech available….

          1. Pete Rogan

            “When a man’s partner is killed, he’s supposed to do something about it. It doesn’t make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you’re supposed to do something about it. And it happens we’re in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets killed, it’s-it’s bad business to let the killer get away with it, bad all around, bad for every detective everywhere.”

            –Sam Spade, “The Maltese Falcon,” 1941

  5. Scorpinac

    Yeah, he probably shouldn’t have insulted them while they were still within “earshot”, and probably should have said “acquired” rather than “stole”. Then he might have been able to keep the edge, numbers not withstanding.

    1. Pete Rogan

      Not any more, they don’t! General Grape took them all out and put them in a stasis bubble, where I presume they’ll stay until the GOB and the Stribs resolve their little dispute. The situation is more loaded than you imagine.

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