When "Bloom County" started in late 1980, Milo's granddad "Major" was half the strip (though if you've made it this far, you probably already know that). By this point his role was reduced to some running gag about hunting animals whose politics differed from his.
"We shall not have to attack it; it will fall like an overripe fruit into our hands."
This week's Saturday strip is missing, but that was the site's doing, not mine. You'll see a possible reason later.