Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart for February 25, 2024

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member 5 months ago

    At least he didn’t get hurt!

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    oldthang  5 months ago

    He must be a seer.

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    electricshadow Premium Member 5 months ago

    And it’s pure coincidence that this strip is published after the USAF finds another balloon floating over the West.

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    blunebottle  5 months ago

    Balloons actually were used in warfare, even as late as WWII, when the Japanese tried to burn up the forests in BC by sending over incendiary bombs by balloon. A cousin of my Dad’s was in the Civil Defense and was on duty watching for balloons one day, when he thought he saw one and called it in. No matter how high the planes flew, they couldn’t find it to intercept- he was seeing the planet Venus!

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    Mediatech  5 months ago

    Ballooning is the second largest use of hot air, after politics.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  5 months ago

    Sir Ace.

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    DaveG1960  5 months ago

    Even before fixed wing, there was the “advance” of using hydrogen instead of hot air. It made for a “hotter” time when ground crews hit it…..

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    Doug K  5 months ago

    Isn’t it great when you can pop someone else’s bubble?

    Don’t you just hate it when somebody pops your bubble?

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    DJohnny  5 months ago

    I wonder which technique he used to steer his balloon?

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    deojaideep aka Courage  5 months ago

    Let me get this, Eagle One, Fox One is Jet One firing Missile One, is it? Seen it in “Independence Day” too.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    Wait…Rod was victorious?

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    preacherman Premium Member 5 months ago

    Rod knows about the coming fixed wing aircraft? He must be a visionary knight. Amazing.

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    rockyridge1977  5 months ago

    That is a large target…………little skill required!!!!!

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    Goat from PBS  5 months ago

    Not only is it a great view, but you can deflate other people.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    yeah, a moving target would be more challenging

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    Martin Booda  5 months ago

    Fixed wing flying is boring. You almost always know where you’ll land.

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    ms-ss  5 months ago

    I like the authentic sound of FZZZZZZzzz.

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    rshive  5 months ago

    Are the Huns getting more inventive?

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    joeatwork212  5 months ago

    We need Rodney to protect our airspace from Chinese balloons.

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    ChessPirate  5 months ago

    I thought of a good joke (although you may not agree ☺), if Rodney’s had been red…

    “Curse you, Red Balloon!”

    ( ͡   ͚ ͚ʖ ͡  )

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    ForbesField  5 months ago

    Curse you, Red Baron!

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    stamps  5 months ago

    You missed that Chinese one to the left.

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    jsimpso1  5 months ago

    Wow. Rodney for the win. Didn’t see that coming.

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    waes-hael  5 months ago

    EVENTUALLY, but the first dogfights in 1914 used pistols and bricks…

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    will.pittenger1  5 months ago

    Looks like a case of friendly fire. That didn’t look like a Hun.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  5 months ago

    uh-rodney won a fight?

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    Billy Yank  5 months ago

    This reminds me of the Balloons and Blunderbusses duel in “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines”.

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member 5 months ago

    “…the advent of fixed-wing aircraft” …and the advent of aircraft-mounted automatic weapons. Because trying to hit your enemy with a hand-held pistol or a rifle is pretty boring too.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  5 months ago

    Do they double as parachutes,?

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    donlackie  5 months ago

    I didn’t even know they had hot air balloons in medieval times

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    eddi-TBH  5 months ago

    First aerial duel. Two gentlemen in hot air balloons with blunderbusses. https://theinternetsaysitstrue.Com/2022/01/03/lepique-and-grandpre-the-hot-air-balloon-duel/

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    We recently scrambled a multi-million-dollar jet to identify what appeared to be a “hobbyist balloon” flying quietly over the U.S.

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