How to Face Your Fear

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Reader Comments (62)

"I stand corrected" (Could it be, you too will have the *cool espression" t-shirts at Target just like Napoleon Dynamite's?

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterazmike

P.S. I love birds... especially chicken. Chicken, if it tastes like tuna... time to throw it out.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterazmike

Hahahahahaha I just had to echo the 3rd panel praise. That one made me laugh 'til I cried. Fantastic comic.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrennan

I already crack up every time I see panel 3, and just now I noticed that Scott's right arm isn't visible... it must be just hanging there at his side.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDemarken

You should TOTALLY make that face part of a wallpaper!!!
Everyone could use a good laugh whenever they log onto their computer.
I don't think it would ever get old.

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWeston

I see I'm late to the party, but wow... panel three. I enjoy this strip immensely, but I don't usually laugh out loud.

December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric Phillips

my little sister is actually terrified of birds! I will try your basic instructions, sir.

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlimsoup

I totally understand . . . It's almost like my fear of zombies eating me in my sleep, or how I hate ladybugs, and butterflies are weird, anyway

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Birds DO eat grapes. I have a grapevine in my backyard, which is speckled with purple bird droppings in the summer.

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAriel

Scott, as a way of making you face your fear, I'd like to draw your attention" rel="nofollow">here to the following photo I took, of a wild parrot contemplating the tastiness of my left eyeball.

Also, the photos following that one show a flock of wild parrots descending on an unsuspecting child.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I once saw a documentary about some place--didn't see it from the beginning--that was sparsely forested. There was this snake climbing a tree, & I thought "lucky there are so few trees, so the snakes can't fall on people". At that moment, the snake flattened out and GLIDED quite a distance to the next tree! Of course, it could also land on some unsuspecting critter. I'm certain I had the exact same expression on my face as in panel 3, & I'm not even especially afraid of snakes! I laughed upraoriously! Thanks!

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBusker Jim

Hmm, it's like my fear of spiders...
Pity they're not endangered as well...
Say, if I see a big, hairy, horrible spider in the room, I will stare uncertainly at it, back away slowly, and call for someone to get rid of it. That's my way, people.
Oh, the face in panel 3! Instant Crack up - just add the terrified face of Scott Meyer seeing a bird eat a grape.
Imagine if he knew that Ravens like eyes, good thing those are endangered, the only ones I've seen are in the Tower of London, their wings are clipped, for i'ts said that if a Raven leaves the tower, London will fall.
No pressure then, eh?

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThis is who I am

Third panel of this strip ties the "Your hide will make a fine poncho" panel (How to Fake a Smile) for my favorite drawing.

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDravda

I'm not sure what you all see in panel 3, but it reminds me of Belinda, my inflatable girlfriend....

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

I'm kind of surprised there was no Alfred Hitchcock reference in this strip, I was totally expecting it! You let me down, man, you let me down. Now I must release my army of pigeons upon you!

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterN

That 3rd panel may be the single funniest image I have ever seen in my life.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

expression in panel 3..priceless!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

I also must say, that expression in Panel 3 is awesome. *Hornbill swoops in for grape* (D8)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNet

Haha, i think panel 3 is especially good because his eyes actually look like juicy grapes... or olives with pimentos, begging to be plucked out.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScatterlogical

wow! 3 pages for panel 3!

it's realy awesome!

best expression so far in BI!

i must see it again in some of the next instructions!

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

I have a pet parrotlet and she is truly terrifying. I have never tried feeding her a grape, but her previous owner said they make her sleepy =)

February 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheez

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