How to Explain Something to Someone Who Doesn't Get It (Rerun)

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Reader Comments (21)

Brilliant! :D

Hah. I was told my comment was too short and I'm being forced to type more... I really liked this comic. I thought it was very funny. I thought the twist in the last panel was really clever and I think Mr. Meyers has to be a very smart man to write something that funny. If I could sum up my opinion of the comic in one word, that word would be "brilliant".

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Here's an example. So, I see that you are in favor of the new bill that eliminates the apostrophe in any contraction.
Shall I rephrase or flesh it out with more detail? ;)

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIvan

It may be a rerun... it is one of my favorites. Next to your strip about mechanics (which we have hanging in our GM dealership). Thanks for making so many of us laugh.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOldbear

i love basic instructions, and this is part of the reason why. i didn't laugh at this comic, but i appreciated it from a sort of smug, intellectual perspective. that you're willing to make yourself out to be the one who doesn't get it is pretty funny, but the subtle irony in the way you make that apparent is brilliant. i also love that you give the supporting characters their subjectively perceived personalities, but occasionally you highlight some aspect of them that the audience wouldn't have assumed to be true. i think it is highly reflective of your personality. this is a worthy rerun. i didn't think about it this way the first time around. :)

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrandan

i like how the boss is the one who understands sarcasm, irony and subtlety in this one.

shame it took you so long to catch on, eh, Scott? XD

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbob k. mando

I think my favourite thing about this comic is the deliberate ambiguity - no one is "getting it". AWESOME.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterw_nightshade

I love how when you reach the last panel, you understand that it's the boss who is explaining something, and Scott is the one who doesn't get it.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAxel

I was going to say the exact same thing as Axel (only Axel phrased it a lot more gracefully than I would have). Looove it!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

So where can I acquire a framed print of this to put on the door to my office?

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApsu

You tell your boss that you'll stay late, but then leave about 30 minutes after he does.

If you don't need the job, just tell him to f*ck off!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEnlightenment

Comics when you demonstrate someone else is an idiot: gold. Comics where you demonstrate that it is (the proverbial or actual) you who is the idiot: priceless.

Because good comedy takes guts. Kuddos to you, sir.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs

this is just about my weekend to a T. thanks for leting me know i'm not alone in this bullshit world we all call "working for the Man". fuck that Man, by the way.

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholakatja

I love a comic that suprises me. I thought up until panel 4 that the Boss didn't get it, and why not, they generally don't.

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrother Random

Tell me is mullet-boss a parody of Peter Max drawing?

If O Henry authored comics, he would've penned one like this.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter408wij

Wow, role reversal. That was unexpected, amazing and confusing. Very clever Scott. Did I mention uproariously hilarious?

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAvid-ity

One of my favorites.

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Heh, funny.

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

You are AMAZING!

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMateus


August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomiKnight

Pretty sure it's not allowed for the boss to demand that you stay late, at no notice, against your will, at the threat of firing. At the very least, the union should be complaining.

July 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMr X
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