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Good for you! Otherwise you'd need that vest on all the time.
The smoking jacket will deflect bullets, I'm sure of it. On a non-smoking-jacket note for once, this comic had me laughing from the word "M.C. Ghost" until the very end. Loved it.
And like a true comic of Christmas past, this is copyrighted 2008...
I love that the "three" ghosts are all YOU, Scott! Dickens would never have thought of that, nor would he have dressed "future Scrooge" in a radiation-deflective (or is that -absorbant?) codpiece. BRILLIANT!
btw, for all of you "newbie" Basic Instructions readers, PLEASE read back through the archives before commenting on your confusion as to who the players are in this strip! You'll get it, I promise.
Ah the codpiece... I was wondering how long it'd be before a re-appearance.
Kind'a sad R.A. Rocket Hat wasn't properly "equipped".
Do you seriously wear a smoking jacket in the present‽ If so, that's very cool! I was cracking up at "They all seem so sad" along with the facial expression.
One of the funniest in a while (which is saying a bit, since they all are brilliant). I especially love Rick's poem :D
A classic ... you had me at " ...euthanized."
Can anyone point me to the strip where someone (I presume his boss) suggests that Scott has had his hair removed because it could be a weakness; Scott's reply is that in the case of his boss it would indeed be a weakness. It's not a strip in the book. I've had a quick look in the archives but MY boss has just come back in the office so I'm working too hard to make a thorough search.... No, it isn't urgent but someone might just know....
Just how much fun can you fit into those 4 squares. Don't you have any limit ?
Your ghosts might be giants!
Awesome. Completely full of good things for those who have read the archives. Pure gold.
My question is, will the codpiece and the smoking jacket ever make a simultaneous appearance on the same Scott? Or would the combination be too unstable and provoke a rift in the time-space continuum?
Oh God, the TMBG-shirt younger you, the smoking jacket(!) present you, and the protective codpiece future you all in one strip! Hil-(deleted)-arious all by themselves, man. The added digs at Rick's poetry, friendship and self-esteem are just lagniappe and add to the hil(deleted)arity. Was this a present for us faithful, loyal readers? Because it was a great one. "Euthanized," LOL.
Four panels of Rick bashing. That's a bit more hostile than usual..
Okay, what, it's time for you to stop reading this strip and posting comments. I'm sure Izzy already has her army of homeless soldiers hunting you down to eat your soul. Izzy?
Sorry, Mike, without perusing every single strip, I can't find it either. The search engine doesn't recognize strength or weakness or hair in any combination but I think it may be because it's searching the comments/blogs rather than the comics themselves (it may not be capable of searching the comics, since they're probably posted like photos rather than words). I tried, though. Maybe Scott or Missy will remember the title...
It's obviously a sports codpiece, as he's wearing an extreme codding uniform.
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the only thing missing is the Santa costume in panel 4 (oh yeah, and pirate space monkeys...scott? hint, hint. must I remind you that they won't bite your toes? I would throw in some Moxy Fruvous tickets as bribery if I knew for sure that their career hadn't been stolen by another band.)
Can it be?Are there really two completely new facial expressions in this strip?Hooray for Christmas :D
It's "How to Better Yourself", from October. http://basicinstructions.net/?p=529
It's How To Better Yourself. And it's not his boss who said it, but Rick.
my homeless people oare on their way . . . watch out, they can FLY!
Awesome on so many levels.
no... read the archives and you'll see. I think Scott has shown us that in life, as in art, there really are only a handful of expressions that we ever use, so why waste our time making up new ones? although, I for one, would love to see the stare-down look revisited. ;)
I have to say this, for sure its me, but I like a lot more the old BIs, I realized it rereading some.
very very original!
Thanks Grace. Sorry I took so long to reply. Much appreciated. I see Scott is now using this strip as a panel for a tee shirt. Did you ask him too? I don't think I did.
your past self is a TMBG fan?! sweet! flood was an awesome album, too.
I took a drink of water befroe reading this comic, and had to quickly swallow it before a spit-take ensued.
I laughed so hard at "The Dignity Limbo" that everyone in my house was looking at me like I had finally snapped
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