I think the elephant gets the joke!

Work for Peanuts!  HA-HAW!  That is such a creepy laugh!!

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Even from a distance one can see the look on Genie’s face… As if to say, WTF?  What did I do or who did I piss off to deserve this lot in life…  Riding an elephant being driven by a lunatic?

Good thing they came upon the elephants- no way their Land Rover could have forded that river!!

Meanwhile, Mark’s entire lower body appears to have disappeared inside the elephant’s neck.  He’s becoming one with Nature!  Ahhhhh!

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Triggering…

Mark is doing a mighty fine job of getting under Dr. Camel’s skin… by now it’s obvious he’s doing it on purpose, given that it seems very easy to set the guy off…

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And why didn’t Genie get a ride of her own?  There always seem to be cues, subtle or explicit, that remind the reader where women stand in the Trailverse…  always the underling, always the assistant.  I recall one time (pre-blog) when a woman played a crooked, money grubbing, nature-be-damned CEO… and of course she had her reckoning with the obvious and eventual outcome of that story line…  but not in recent memory.  Every woman has been positioned as subservient to the male dominated world.  Huh.

Oh, zip it, Mark…

This is too easy…

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Dr. Camel will brook no negativity from anyone… certainly not his assistant…

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Exploitation?  Really?  These are working animals, Mark… would you consider any animal powered conveyance to be exploitative?  Elephants have been partnering with mankind for millennia.  I guess I underestimate just how “woke” this strip has become…

Captain Obvious!

Thanks, Mark for pointing out all the features to today’s installment, just in case someone is joining the story at this particular moment…  And it’s nice to see Genie again, serving to register a look of concern in order to heighten the level of angst…

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Well, of course you do!  It beats standing around and gnashing your teeth, wondering what the next move will be…  As they are still in a temperate zone along the Indian border at least we won’t have to worry about hypothermia…  just boredom.

Yup, screwed.

Oh Mark, you are so droll…

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…that’s “Greater One-Horned Rhino” to you, Nature Boy…

Once again, we find ourselves not quite knowing where the story will go, but we have the first of what will be a handful of plot twists, not designed to spark wonder or intrigue, but useful in dragging out an otherwise tepid storyline.  Guessing too that the American Automobile Association doesn’t cover this area…  Whatever are they to do??

I guess Dr. Camel didn’t know…

…that wherever Trail goes, trouble follows!

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By the way, who is driving the SUV?  Looking back, I now see that it’s Dr. Camel that has his hands on the wheel, not that he is to blame in this situation…  But good heavens, this is more than a simple blow out…  Axle, tie rods, strut, everything has come unstowed on this vehicle… without much in the way of a back-up.  Don’t these trips usually involve a caravan of sorts?  Well, perhaps they have a way to communicate… if Camel is all he says he is on social media, then they shouldn’t have to wait terribly long for someone or something to come to their aid.  Perhaps one of the thousands of couch-riding “slackers” will hop-to!  Maybe SIRI is listening and they will suddenly be overwhelmed by offers of alignment services!