12/23/22 – Hanger Ons Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 23, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/12/2022-12-23-spacetrawler3.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Have a jolly ol’ Christmas if you celebrate that kind of thing. 🙂 And people asked for dog pics. Here are dog pics. 😉 Rosie, Annie, and King. My charges. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/21/22 – First Ship On The Right 12/23/22 – Hunting the Quarry 23 Comments Rex Vivat December 23, 2022 at 12:13 am 12 months ago Adorable fluffballs. The Shadow December 23, 2022 at 12:28 am 12 months ago Was the computer’s sigh and tactics comment sarcastic and frustrated, or sincere and dreamy? I fear the latter. Obviously they shouldn’t call it “artificial intelligence”. More like “artificial stupidity”. Coyoty December 23, 2022 at 4:09 am 12 months ago Sincere and dreamy. All computers yearn to serve Ruddock. They really mean it when they say, “O Captain, my captain!” Jude December 23, 2022 at 12:39 am 12 months ago I’m guessing that science-Stribb jumped from his air-mobile onto the ship as a stowaway but what part is he in or on? Soweli Nasa December 23, 2022 at 1:12 am 12 months ago Also, what ship is he on? Efogoto December 23, 2022 at 4:03 am 12 months ago The audio for this strip says it’s a port on the bottom of the same ship Tesfay, Ruddock, Aitana and the rest have boarded. Jude December 23, 2022 at 4:53 am 12 months ago Thank you! Night-Gaunt December 23, 2022 at 1:23 am 12 months ago Ruddock still has that command pass he got by accident awhile back. Coyoty December 23, 2022 at 4:11 am 12 months ago He doesn’t need it. Computers automatically pledge loyalty to him. VINCENT GOUDREAULT December 23, 2022 at 1:26 am 12 months ago It would be mighty satisfactory if “Science” had jumped in one the the ships that are about to be blown up, but I presume that this is not that case. Still a lot of things can happen with his fondness for cheesy jalapeño chips, and the risk that Ruddock might sneeze again. And then, once in orbit, they will be in the middle of a space battle. someone December 23, 2022 at 2:43 am 12 months ago I get the pun between hanger and hanger-on, but really it should be hangar for the big room where the ships are stored. I guess one way to remember the difference is that the “gar” in “hangar” is etymologically the same “gar” as the one in “garden”, with a meaning of “enclosure”, “walled/fenced area”. Comes from Frankish haimgard which basically had the meaning of “shed”, the “home” in the “garden”. pastordan December 23, 2022 at 10:13 am 12 months ago Adding, it should be “hangers-on” . Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad December 25, 2022 at 5:02 pm 12 months ago This is technically correct (the best kind of correct) for the same reason “attorneys general” is correct and “attorney generals” is incorrect, unless you’re talking about members of the armed forces who are lawyers and who have attained the rank of general. Christopher Baldwin December 23, 2022 at 10:18 am 12 months ago @Someone, um, I’m a little confused. the expression is “hanger on,” right? And @Pastordan, ah, thank you. Will fix. Nova December 23, 2022 at 8:29 pm 12 months ago They mean specifically in panels 2 and 3 – it should be spelled “hangar” in tesfay and ruddock’s dialogue. (I don’t think a pun was intended there?) TB December 23, 2022 at 9:49 pm 12 months ago “Hangar” is correct for aircraft storage, and “hanger on” is correct for stowaways. It is kind of a clever pun, intended or not. someone December 25, 2022 at 4:55 am 12 months ago The sentence I was referring to was “Blow up all the other ships in this hangar and get us out of here” and its repeat. Coyoty December 23, 2022 at 4:14 am 12 months ago He’s going to try to Science the ship out of this. Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad December 23, 2022 at 9:56 am 12 months ago Puppies! Nose boops all around! Nomi December 23, 2022 at 12:51 pm 12 months ago Except for Science the strib, who looks like a puppy but yech. Demarquis December 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm 12 months ago Bad Science! No treat! Pete Rogan December 23, 2022 at 10:42 pm 12 months ago Lucky they’re all on the same ship they came in on, that’s responsive to Ruddock’s will. Which makes me realize that Science and Ruddock are the two beings with the greatest knowledge of the ship and its capabilities. This causes me both amused bemusement and some concern. What’s Science got in mind here? He hasn’t got his army of aliens behind him. He’s got something else in mind. But what? I guess it will be our late Christmas present to find out. Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Except for Science. He gets insomnia, if there’s any justice. Hades December 24, 2022 at 7:23 am 12 months ago Not so much a hanger-on as much as a… Cling-on? … I’ll see myself out. 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.