How to Calm a Frightened Child (Rerun)

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Reader Comments (20)

Funny as hell, best one I've seen so far. First line from batman cracked me up.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua3886

Okay, you successfully made me cry.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwarrior two

You reran one of my favorites! My 18 year old shows this to everyone he can. This is hilarious... no matter how many times we read it.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicoria

I feel very non-threatened when I see panel 3...

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGordy

Double Jazz-Hands! W00t!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

One of my all-time favorites.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheTick

Last frame: Should be "Fears enemy", no apostrophe. I'm not usully one to nitpick about this but this time it made me reread that sentence 3 times before understanding what you were trying to say.
Also, nice comic :D

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbob

old dad gumm rerun, dard dangitt, dun messed up my day. I mays well read dem dere archives agin.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Well I guess the kid recovered from his visit to your house on Halloween a while back, and having his little plastic pumpkin filled with, "There is no such thing as enough Mr. Pibb!" You do like torturing people, don't you?

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

Dear Sir,

Whenever I need to clear my mind for a fresh start on a new task, I read 'Basic Instructions.' Unfortunately, doing so neither clears my mind nor makes me feel fresh. But you always make me laugh. So thanks.

Sincerely, Lee

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLee Herring

That kid looks like an adult resized to about 70%. But the cameo by Doctor Evil makes up for it.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

Bob, your grammar input is wrong. Actually, the apostrophe does belong. Another way he could have put it was " the enemy of fear is knowledge." But fear's enemy is correct. Amazing it took you three times to understand what the meaning was. You must be one of those college English professors.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

I concur with James. Whose enemy is it? It's fear's enemy.

On a more related note, this is one of my favorites as well. I love Scott's style of "Was it the big monster or all of the blood?" "It was all of the blood [Important comedic pause] coming out of the big monster"

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Nothing worse than a grammar nazi fail.

How does one recover from that?

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

BTW - Not to change the subject or anything, but I think the Moon Men are in for a world of hurt.


NASA calls it "looking for ice". I say it's a euphemism for kickin' ass and takin' names! Watch out Moon Men!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

grammar's enemy is fear! just finished what may be the best classic sci-fi novel of all time 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' - that would be a nice turn of phrase / shout-out to mix into the next Moon-Men sighting! I'd love to see you draw the moon as mistress or something equally funny&disturbing!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB

I wish they wouldn't shoot at the moon like that. I wonder if it could change the moon's orbit? Or should it be the orbit of the moon? for the grammar nazis out there.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Am I dreaming or is this a rerun? Maybe it was in the first book.

And, erm... Scott? This might be a bit indelicate, but we know each other too well to let such things stop us. Is this post a taste of the kind of thing we can look forward to in the future? Is it sort of an alternative to paid advertising on the page? Because I think I'd prefer the latter.

Just sayin'.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCled

He's probably ill or busy doing something. He has to have a life too...

Either way, I always find the re-runs around 75% as funny as I did originally, so it's all good.

I want to see a Moon-Men return. Soon.

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Skydiving Mammoth

No objection to reruns.

In the past they have been indicated as such.

I guess the razor ad was so fascinating that it took all Scott's attention and he didn't have time for a couple of words to mention he was posting old material. *Good* old material, of course, but it would have been respectful (that word again) to his dedicated readers to at least acknowledge the fact.

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCled
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