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Reader Comments (81)

I'm not liking the new wife Smart >_>

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

Btw, I've been battling people considering the fact that I myself am a lesbian due to my short hair...You're not alone Miss ^_^

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

OMG....seriously man...ur wife was way more better....lolz....Petition: bring back the old wife...oopps. sorry...i mean bring back the real wife....(so getting my head cracked after this by the mrs...lolz...BTW...Happy New Year 2009 and may it bring bountiful ideas.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph highborn

I love how many people are not getting the joke here. It just makes this comic all the more HILARIOUS.

Well played, Scott. Well played.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWench

I love what you did there - replace your wife by an unsuitable replacement, point out the contradictory reason, have people missing your wife's appearence in the comic, alas the problem is reversed!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamara

The other comments have one thing wrong - you shouldn't make yourself be Ellen next time around, you should make yourself be Sinead O'Connor. That way you can keep your hair the same length.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHari

They said what? Jeesh :/
Don't listen to a bunch of desperate 12 year old virgins -_-

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThaily

So, if you're not currently using your wife, could I ask her to go out in public with me? That would so up my cool points. Make sure she brings the glasses. Geek-girls rule!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

@Missy (with the uppercase M, not the real one).

When you're giggling uncontrollably at 4:20 P.M., especially on New Year's day, people might not think that it's from the comic.

I'm just, well, you know...

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

Seriously - my head asplode. How could so much be crammed into 4 little panels and a footnote? This is, perhaps, the most significant artifact of the new millennium!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCorpulent BoggleDie

Man, I got the greatest, loudest, longest laugh at this...this comic...this friggin' COMIC STRIP! Well played, indeed! B.I. is the best comic strip that ever was. My friend Matt gave me the B.I. book for Christmas. When he sees this strip he's gonna laught like there's no tomorrow. I wish I could be there to witness whatever it is that comes out of his nose.

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob Barbanes

be realistic, there's no way anyone would believe you could snag portia de rossi. your the artist man, you can do what you want, but i've always liked that your strip looked real and regular. anyway if your going for new and improved why don't you draw some hair. it's the jokes, man, the jokes!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertriplerush

I think you should draw your wife and Portia DiRossi wrestling for the title.
Or something.
Hey look, there's my bus...

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill-o

My Dear Uncle Smart, You really have lived up to your name this time!

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

I saw a comic based on that coming, I must say. You did it just right, though. :P

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirby-oh

First most hilarious thing: that all these commenters seem to be missing the joke. Har!

Second most hilarious thing: I read this comic a few minutes after it was posted, and only just now realized that Portia de Rossi is a lesbian. Double-har!

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK.T. Slager

at the second box i was wondering why portia de rossi was in it. now i understand

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Nolte

The next time this gag pops up I expect to see some Arrested Development references.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuart P. Bentley

Reading this strip I was slightly concerend if the two of you broke up... seeing "you" going out with someone I didn't "know". :-)

It amusing how the brain reacts with such a personal involvement to looking at comics.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZ.

Who the heck is Portia de Rossi? I liked your wife. She looked real, maybe not hot, but not lesbianesque, either. I say go back to your wife. Although, your wife looked very different in your older strips, so I was wondering if the new one was really her. Also, that's not a very flattering picture of Ms. de Rossi. Anyway, your strip is excellent. I think its better that Dilbert most days. Rock on dude.

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I loved this joke. And I love it even better that 90% of the commenters don't get the joke. *lol* Portia De Rossi apparently needs a Giant Nametag that says *this woman is a lesbian* on it for the general populace.

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Monstrous Monopoly
Pudgy Parcheesi

It's more fun if they alliterate...

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChad

As always, HIGH-LARRY-US. I love the angry comments from people who say you should be defending your wife and not succumbing to the masses' request for a "more feminine" wife. Obviously, they missed the joke, which makes the joke so much sweeter. Great stuff. And good for you, having such a supportive wife, even if she does look more like a lesbian than Portia de Rossi. (My own partner has a certain lesbian appeal. Maybe you start a group of husbands with butch wives...)

If anyone in your strips looks like a lesbian, it's your mullet-headed boss.

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I definitely prefer your wife over that Portia de Rossi.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersilver

I take offence at these names suggesting that there's something amusing with larger-framed people with boardgame-like surnames

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPorkster Cluedo

Don't listen to these guys Scott, very few people in this world know how awesome short-haired straight women are.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarn

As your wife would say...Awesome!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremiah

Wow, you better watch out! Everyone on here thinks your wife is cute.

(Great joke btw.)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSLW

You're lookin' pretty sharp in that smoking jacket, Scott. How could all your co-workers hate it?

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSwanky

Great Scott! Next time can you draw a strip of your wife and Angelina Jolie making out? Just to confuse your enemies, that is. It doesn't have to be too risque'.

In terms of who I like best, however, I have to disagree with the majority and while your wife *IS* hot, I would also like to see Portia a little more often, perhaps as a guest star.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFat McTuesday

In general, this is arguably the funniest webcomic alive. This Portia de Rossi joke was the pinnacle, though. I think you won't be able to top this unless you start a story line about moon men.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLipid Popomatic

I love your solution to the "wife looks like a lesbian" comments. You equals genius!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I love the joke at the expense of those commenters. I'm embarrassed though that your reward for letting us comment on your work is that.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersynapticmisfires

I thought your original wife was pretty hot. I would totally have lesbian sex with her.

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervanitas9

Lovely. Great site.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhome loan

Someone (or multiple someones) actually had the audacity, gall, and ignorance to say such things about your wife ? That is absolutely infuriating. And your response is simultaneously gracious and hilarious, and drives home the point (well, the truly ignorant never quite get the point, but it's worth a try...)

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

Aw, that's mean. If you're wife looks like a lesbian...well, take her to a lesbian bar! (But don't tell her it's that kindof bar.) *Hilarity ensues*

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRQRose

and I was beginning to think you finally put me in there, other than the one irrational-hatred-of-insignificant-objects strip, until I read the responses....drat.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterERiKA

Bah. Your wife is cute as a bug's ear.
Also: hahahahaha!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMNH

God i miss arrested development...

August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRubius
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