How to Assert Your Individuality

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Reader Comments (17)

woot thousands of individualist all wearing the same thing

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrim

sounds like something the subhumans once said about punk rock

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

I would have thought jocks are tough guys.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSalamander

Jocks are sports geeks... this is win.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Mr. Meyer, you said that everyone is either a suit, a geek or a tough guy. You then said that jocks are sports geeks. I think jocks may be tough guys who are good at sports.

Signed, a fan.

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA fan

how to assert your individuality? more like, how to be like the masses.

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNex

I think I'll go tell that to some jocks now.
"You're just sports geeks! Bwahahaha!"

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterN

I loved that Trekkie/Trekker bit. Love the whole comic.
Keep up the good work!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAppreciator

What about chavs? They are way to weak to be a "tough guy" to dumb to be a "suit" and do not care about anything enough to be a "geek".

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrit

@A fan:
Dammit, you tricked me! I was scared as hell when he was responding to a post made in 2010... in 2008.
Darn this chronological error!

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterADSF

Trekker/Trekkie, awesome. Just about pissed myself when I read that.

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMomome

For those who posted that jocks are tough guys.

Geeks obsess over trivial details of their favorite movie/tv show/comic thinking that the more they know the bigger a fan they are.
Jocks obsess over trivial details of their favorite sport/team/event thinking that the more they know the bigger a fan they are.

The main difference is that while a geek may love Lord of the Rings he doesn't think that makes him a hobbit, but a jock who loves the Packers truly believes that makes him an athlete.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwumpus

I like the part about society's game of rock paper scissors.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

There are three types of people, and they are all white males? Most of your awesome instructions ring true to me, but this one hit kind of a sour note.

February 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThingie

@Thingie: I don't think a "suit" who's a 20-something black man and a "suit" who's an Asian middle-aged woman would be considered different in this set of categories. It's referring personalities and the like, with one's gender/age/ethnicity not being a differing factor with one's assigned category, especially when you put into consideration that there are only three of them. The fact that they're white males doesn't change what each in supposed to represent-- their gender does not necessitate that all people in their group is white and male.
I don't mean this next part sarcastically, but I don't know how else to say it: If one or two of them were female and they were all different races, would you still have still felt that each category as a whole would be populated solely by people who have the same physical characteristics that the person representing them possessed?

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

So what Anon is saying is that if a position is occupied by a white male, racism is assumed, but if they are occupied by anything except white males, it is assumed that racism is being intentionally avoided; therefore, you cannot win.

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAtari

Michelle Obama, suit? Okay.

Anyway, it's a joke. Otherwise her husband would have fixed the country by now. But, of course, there are many people whose specific job is to stop hm from doing that.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

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