Clunk and Dagger

Stealthily, the cunning secret agent shinnies into position.

From his vantage point, he can overhear secret conversations, read classified documents, gather vital intelligence — completely undetected.

Then suddenly, without warning — a misstep! The cunning secret agent loses his footing! In an instant, months of meticulous planning could be lost forever!

But no! All is not lost! With steely resolve, the cunning secret agent draws on his advanced ninja skills, clinging to his perch with a grip of iron…

… I said, a grip of…

With the element of surprise firmly on his side, the cunning secret agent plunges fearlessly into the enemy outpost…

Photos by Flickr user Clara S.



  1. that’s shinny.

  2. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Oops! Thank you! (Dara caught me using the wrong word, if you’re wondering.)

  3. Look at that little body. Good thing the group is only inches from his feet. Great dialogue Mike.

  4. oops – meant to say “ground is only inches…”

  5. I meant to do that.

  6. warrior rabbit says:

    Did he stick the dismount? I suspect not.

  7. 260Oakley says:

    G.I. (Gorilla Intelligence) Joe logged many missions before loosing his Kung Fu grip and dropping out of sight.

  8. (The Original) Mel says:

    “I got it. I got it. I don’t got it. I don’t got it.”


  9. MOMMY! :mrgreen:


  10. Marshwiggle says:

    “You klutz!”

  11. Copperbat says:

    Hahaha “I got this!”

  12. Okay rather than spy music I am hearing
    George George
    George of the Jungole
    Strong as he can be!

    Watch out for that TREE!!!!!!!


  13. I’ll be ding-danged! I always thought it was “shimmy.” Thanks for pointing this out, Dara–I learned something new today!

  14. >smooch< on that round leetle tummeh in pic 6!

  15. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    Great! Now THAT song is stuck in my head.

  16. 260Oakley says:

    He will be missed by his partner, Jungle Jim.

  17. skippymom says:

    Hey guys, watch this!

  18. Haha, I misread the title as “Cluck and Dagger.” I expect to see an entry for this as well! :3

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    Yup, I was [and still am] rather enjoying NTM’s interpretation that
    Even Secret Agents Want their Mommies, when Plunging into Unseen Terrors.

  20. me too!

  21. Brilliant photo narrating Mike!

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    PS: Also, I think pics of this fellow should be
    put in the same chapter as the Sloth Pics …. He seems to be their
    “brother from another mother” ….

  23. huh. me three. when I read “shinny,” I thought it sounded weird.

  24. doylecat says:

    How ironic. Planet of the Apes was just on t.v……

  25. victoreia says:

    “Goonies” ref ftw!

  26. victoreia says:

    Oh, good; I thought I’d be the only one….

  27. I thought “shimmy” was more of a dance-type move. Charro shimmied.

  28. Did she EVER! That is the perfect example for the word shimmy ;-D

  29. Just as funny if you scroll back up!!

  30. 260Oakley says:

    Cluck and Dagger? You must have been thinking of Shakespeare’s “McBeak”.

  31. No hovertext? Are you sleeping on the job out there?

  32. victoreia says:


  33. I always thought it was “shimmys ” Maybe it’s a regional thing ???

  34. Do I smell a spy show do over ?
    The man from M.O.N.K.E.Y. ?
    Lancelot Link Secret Chimp ?

    I can just gear that little guy/gal now thinking :
    “But it looked so easy when Tarzan did it ” !!

  35. (pssst… i did, too!)

  36. AND High Anxiety!

  37. Fortunately, no bunsen burners are involved.

  38. There’s hovertext GALORE.

  39. warrior rabbit says:

    That’s what I was thinking. “I got it, I got it, I got it! I don’t got it.”

  40. I hope the Secret Agent survives to completely mess up the Enemy’s Netflix queue.

  41. Or oxygen tanks.

  42. not that I don’t love you guys…

  43. uh, not regional…shimmy is charo shoulder move…see other comment…

  44. He looks just like Curious George!