holy crap.. this made me do that awkward laugh in my office - the kind where you try to stifle it and it just sounds like you're quietly breathing super hard. awful.
I'm an EFL teacher and I can say that the closed-mouth yawn is possible, with enough training and well-timed reading tasks....
holy crap. I just tried yawning with my mouth close. it's impossible.
Wow, not often that comics actually make me laugh out loud. This one is fantastic. Thanks Scott.
"I know, right!?" That's my favorite part. Swoon.
It works to yawn with your mouth a little bit open, except you have to squint your eyes. But it's not as in your face as a full yawn.
"i know, right?" is good, but i alternate "that's beautiful!" with my wife over everything from smarmy argument retorts to really good artwork by one or the other of us.
This comic made me yawn.
I made no effort to disguise it.
It's not too hard to yawn with your mouth closed. Just clench your jaw and breathe through your nose.
(Hey! I actually learned something useful in the army...)
The beard is a perfect yawn hiding / stifling tool... it gives you a reason to put your hand to your face and cover your mouth at any time as you delicately stroke your facial fur as if self grooming or thoughtfully contemplating what the speaker is saying.
i almost pissed my pants laughing at scott's face in panel one
i know this comic is old, but so how many people just tried yawning with their mouth closed?and panel 3 was a bad idea to read since yawns are contagious
I just realized this women looks a lot like the twilight author...whats her face.
It can be done!
Just takes practice. I went from looking like panel 1 to looking more like I'm working my way through a deep burp. Works everytime!
I go for the michael mckintire approach but like he says nobody ever mentions it
Panel one is funniest part of any comic I have ever read. Scott, you're a genius.
Holy Crap! I couldn't stop laughing for 10 mins (at work). One of the funniest commic strips I've ever read.
This article made me yawn. I tried to stifle it, but then it made me laugh.I think I've ruptured something, I'd better call the ambulance.
So I'm re-reading this and I wondered: where does Scott get the menu in panel 3?
I have a perfect solution, provided you can get the yawn out by just exhaling, and not putting any voice into it. just pretend you feel like you're going to sneeze, and that the sneeze just didn't occur. they'll empathize, saying they hate when that happens, and continue the conversation.