1. I guess they’re fighting on a ship? And that’s dust being kicked up? The whole drawing is kind of confusing to me.

  2. Overboard is the adventures of some not very piratey pirates – the ones in blue and red. Their standard foes are “the green ship guys” who always wear green. So yeah, fighting on a ship, and fights always throw up dust – not sure whether it’s supposed to be actual dust or just a representation of the confusion of a fight.

  3. Carl, it does look like that! I’m this strip.

    Maybe there’s a reason – they have so much different stuff onboard, it could include a dining hall that looks like a theater ..

    But have no worries. Sometimes the ships look very clearly like ships.

  4. Thanks, Andrea, I see it now too. The placement of elements made it hard: that title box across so much of the lower right obscures what would otherwise be more easily identified as water and the side of a ship.

  5. If I were snarky I’d say “shouldn’t the argument be about who gets to avoid their mothers green bean casserole: ‘We will do your mother’s recipe!’ ‘No, your mother’s'”

  6. Some decades ago I read an article about how it had been thought that families had the same foods for Thanksgiving dinner as when people were asked what they have for same the answer was uniformly “Turkey and all the “fixings” (This is before a lot of people became vegans.) But when in later surveys they asked what fixings the people had – they found out that dinners varied all over – often by location or ethnicity.

    For a number of years my family had been having Thanksgiving dinner with my mom’s brother and his family – his wife was kosher. So we ate at kosher deli. My mom would make turkey a few times during the year so it was no big deal to my sisters and me. We would order corned beef sandwiches, instead which greatly upset the waiters.

    Robert’s family would have antipasto, ravioli, and then turkey and fixings, followed by Italian pastries.

    Due to the religious differences Thanksgiving was the only holiday that both families wanted us to come for dinner (unless due to an odd overlap Passover seder and Easter were the same day and I am not sure they can be). In the early years we generally ended up having dinner with his family.

    One year his sister was married just before Thanksgiving and was not back home by Thanksgiving. I told him I was not eating with just his parents and grandmother (although this grandmother of his was the nicest to me person in his family).

    So we invited both families to come to us for dinner. We lived in our apartment then – we ran two long folding tables up the middle of the living room. We had to move all of our craft business supplies out to the cars and put the boxes of “finished goods” in the bathtub (no showers on Thanksgiving) to do this. It went off amazingly well – we did get the turkey precooked. The menu was neither Italian or Jewish – we went with traditional pilgrim.

    We continued making making dinners for the two families until about 10 years ago when we had the bed bugs and stopped having anyone in the house. Now I cook the entire deal for just the two of us.

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