Look, Ma, no safe!

As Terminator Dirty makes his full anger known, King Tut goes to his safe and, with the door already open, (huh?) we see fat stacks and a solid gold falcon…

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But wait!  Why is the door already open, and more importantly where the heck did the safe come from??

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It certainly wasn’t there before, as evidenced by the earlier installment below…  unless there is more than a single mount in the room, but I am pretty sure that’s the only one…

I know… picky, picky, picky.   But c’mon.  Let’s employ a little continuity here, shall we?

Industrial Grade?

$10,000?

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What millennium are we living in here?  We have to be looking at in excess of 2o total carat weight, here…  And Dirty, you have committed the classic negotiating blunder…  you shouldn’t lead with your final offer/ request…  Mr. Lemur-tail Chin is playing you like I would image you are used to being played, except you don’t even realize it.  Let’s at least hope you stole these diamonds, otherwise your cost of goods leaves you little in the way of actual profit…  even if you do find someone to fence these for you…

Oh, the life of a criminal…

As we return to the coastline of sunny Southern Florida, we find Dirty Dyer trying to turn his ill gotten booty into some ready cash…

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…only to find that, to his great shock, surprise and disappointment, King Tut/Victor Buono isn’t prepared to help him do that…  What? Has he suddenly “Broken Good?”  Gotten out of the business?  Is he on parole and afraid of getting thrown back in the can?  Well, let’s hope that Dirty has a ‘Plan B’ in mind…

Poor Sarita…

She suffers from what is known as RBF… Resting-Bitch-Face.  Even as Mark flashes his Pepsodent Smile in the third panel, I bet she’s still glowering at him…

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But seriously?! Ahn-Chee-LA-Thas?  Because her name ees Sarr-REE-Ta?  And Mark that’s a super lame joke… When have Prairie Dogs ever been on the menu?  Unless you are a Black-footed Ferret, which is what drew you out to South Dakota in the first place!  OK, I think we are done here… can we leave now?

Clip one, Clip two, and we’re out…

By know it’s not even news to say that images are recycled… Heck, I’d probably do that too if I were in charge of a daily…  and I won’t waste my time and energy looking for exact matches, but trust me kids, they are out there…

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So with Mark heading back to Lost Forest early, Cherry will have to send her boyfriend (I’m sure she has one, right?) packing… OK maybe not… but still, I can do without all the hugging, nose-touching and other forms of honey-cafuddling that are sure to ensue upon his return.  Remember, gang, he’s been gone a day…  and the more likely response would be, “Hey, what are you doing home?  Would it have killed you to call me, especially after the FBI called here to report that you once again got your sorry ass in a bind?”

Well, at least the Eagle came to its senses and found a dead (cat)fish to pick off the lake surface to feed the hungry eaglets…  Much as we want to believe otherwise, Bald Eagles are for the most part scavengers, not the fearsome and aggressive hunters we have in mind…  They recycle Nature’s offerings and even Man’s cast-offs…

Oh, heck ya!

… as we say in Minne-soota.  Considering that only a day (or two at most) has transpired, I am sure that Mark’s return flight isn’t for a few days, at least!!  Let’s get after them dogs!!

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Look at the faces on Jimmy and Sarita.  They look positively, I don’t know… nonplussed.  As if bank-robbing kidnappers make their way through their home on a regular basis…  Like this is no big deal.

So, as Sheriff Stober puts another notch on his gun belt, he will put this into his “Why I Deserve to be ‘Lawman of the Year’ and get Re-elected” file. Heck… I’d vote for him.  But what about the FBI?  The guy with the putting-green hair style?  Was their role in all this only to describe Sheriff Stober and the fact that he carries a tomahawk?  So that said tomahawk could come into play, breaking Baldy’s hand and turning the tables?  That’s a lot of government salary and taxpayer money to basically ignore a kidnapping and bank robbing situation.  Or is it the fact that it was still a local matter, the misanthropic highway-people hadn’t crossed a state line yet?

So do we get back to Dirty and the Diamonds now?  I am waiting to see where this goes before I open a new Category… I have been head-faked before…