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Reader Comments (17)

Hahah so clever and funny...If only I had read this comic back when I was taking English classes...

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

My students just asked me what Moby Dick was about. I said "Marriage"

March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCBS

That is epic.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Absolutely brilliant!

I love it!

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWally

Haha! This is EXACTLY how I passed all my classes for my English literature degree. The better you can B.S., the more your professors will celebrate you as the next living legend...of discussing largely boring books by dead people.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDKM Marlink

Oddly enough, I agree with him. Moby Dick IS about marriage!!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Upon discovering this comic via, I have been on a mission to read through the entire archive in order. This one is absolutely my favorite... so far. 'Basic Instructions' is one of the few comics that regularly makes me laugh out loud...or struggle not to laugh out loud if I happen to be reading it at work.

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkip

I found this via too! And, I am also reading them all...and contemplating buying the books.

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

Awesome. Just awesome. <3

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTe

also started reading this from, and sadly i little time for that website now... this comic tends to funnier lately-

July 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternk

Yeah, what's up with cracked lately? like the whole last week I haven't seen any articles that interested me. That's why I'm here.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBattlicious

I completely agree. I found this site from cracked and have been disappointed with them lately but this comic is more than occupying my time.

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

So that was why I got such a high mark in English...

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcalasari

I found this brilliant comic thanks to, too. So, if the latter used to be even funnier in the past, it still has the merit of showing people where to find really funny stuff.

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMad Crow

I'm in the same boat as the rest of you readers. Any disappointment I have for their lack of entertainment is more than made up for this strip. I love finding new online comics and going through the entire archive. However, I hate getting to the end and then having to wait for the next strip like everyone who knew about the strip before I did.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpider-Bat

I think I'm getting old and senile. When I saw this one again on 9th March 2012, I had no recollection of it at all.

It must be all these years of marriage.

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

That may just be the best review/analysis/whatever of Moby Dick in the entire history of the world ever...

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty
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