How to Have A Horrifying Conversation

As you may have surmised, I've been pretty busy with this "new web page" thing. I ended up having to re post all of my comics, which was time consuming, but well worth it. Rather than run a repeat, I am posting this comic, which I actually made over a year ago, but never posted because it disturbed me terribly at the time. Everything Mullet-Boss says in the first 2.5 panels is a direct quote from a conversation I'd  had with a co-worker that day.

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Reader Comments (51)

"so am i the only one who thinks being disciplined as a child made me a better man today?"
a big fat no! i never got a woppin" i didn't deserve. does anyone really think that kids today are more polite and well behaved then even we were? besides, givin' the choice, as a child, i would take my lumps rather the get grounded any day.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertriplerush

For smacking your kid to be good for them, it has to be "discipline" and not "random whacks whenever your dad/mum loses their temper". In other words, the parent must be consistent with the reasons for and extent of their punishment, creating certainty in the young mind instead of making them constantly afraid. Constant fear fucks you up.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAntipaganda

I can see why this comic disturbed you - you were obviously channeling the DOJ "Torture Memos" a year before they were released. I find the political subtext to be just disturbing enough to keep the mind focused on the fact that there are bad guys out there.
Keep up the good work.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckytheokie

I love your reaction in the first panel.

"My dad never beat me..."




November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSomepartsareme

If you were ever looking to START a horrifying conversation, you definitely went the right direction, for some reason Dads are a sensitive topic

September 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Scott's reaction in the first panel is pretty much the only appropriate, or, indeed, possible reaction to that sentence I can think of. Or, for you Grammar Nazis, of which I can think.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

That first panel is a perfect "DO NOT WANT" face.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Gerard

"So am I the only one that thinks being disciplined as a child made me a better man today?"

No, but no one thinks you're much of a man anyways.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGost

Your leaning-back pose in panel 1 is priceless.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ P

I father oft expressed how much he cared for me, by threatening to disassemble anyone who threatened me.

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBa'al

Man, I really wish I had not read that disclaimer.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe
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