How to Engage in Pre-Fight Smack Talk

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Reader Comments (55)

Another case of violins inherits the system, wait, that's not right ...start again!

hang on, how can you tell which of you ate the hottest wing? will you each taste a bit?

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

I must say, the dialogue in the first panel totally made my day.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoel D


March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMister Atlas

Violence fights are the best kind.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Remeber, knowing is half the battle... the other half is violence

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

teh, irony, teh genious!
it's great

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermartin

Pleaseohpleaseohplease a t-shirt that says "Beware the jazz hands...of fury!" I would never take it off.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLolaBaby

Awesome. I have a feeling I will be reenacting the first frame when I am challenged to such combat. Thank you for arming me with such powerful words.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersmackofham

Hoo-man! I never laughed so hard... "Fosse Fu," "Jazz hands" (of fury!)...LOL, this strip is one singular sensation, I tell you. Spot on, Scott!

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

When I saw the title in my feed I thought it said "pre-flight" so I was expecting something entirely different. Although I'm sure Jazz Hands of Fury would've shown up anyway. Because all roads lead there eventually.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCortJstr

Awesome, this is exactly the sort of brilliant humor that keeps me coming back ;)

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev Matt

HA! Avid reader and first time poster... couldn't help it, this one is freaking hilarious!

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWrthofnino

Well done sir. You had me at Jazz Hands.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB1

couldn't there have actually been just a little violence, maybe a slap or spit in the face?

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

you can't be serious... this is Scott and Rick we're talking about!

Scott, EXCELLENT comic! And the comments keep me laughing too. Love it. Absolutely love it.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I second that!

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Maybe they'll have different hot sauces to add to the wings. Too late now, but if I'd been asked ahead of time I would have suggested making whoever eats the most hot wings without taking a drink. This could be interesting as I could see Scott coating a wing in 3am reserve just to win and causing permanent damage.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHari

This is NOT a web comic. If the text takes up more space than the images, then it is an article with pictures.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGarth Algar

[...] Scott Meyer’s Basic Instructions is bloody good this [...]

maybe scott could have done the tap solo of terror?

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

yes, jazz hands t-shirt, i'd buy.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchet

Great as usual. One thing: it's "whom I will have sent...", noi "who...". Just sayin'...

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYA

You should try real buffalo wings.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to make a comment on a webcomic, but this one was great. I also believe it's the first time a webcomic has had me physically laughing. Nice work.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDD

...say those with poor reading skills.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Bloody brilliant.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTedo

I am still wanting to know more about the war with the moonmen. You left it as a cliffhanger. Did the moonmen ever re-cut the chinstrap? Did rocket man claim final victory? I lay asleep at night wondering....

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

This is Possibly the best comic you've ever made. To be sure, though, it'd have to fight it out with "How to Fake a Smile"

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

...of fury.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

It's cool i agrees.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThana

I simply love the “Fosse Fu,” “Jazz hands” part. Hilarious. :)

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cooking Ninja

modern people dont fight physically

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjorel

So did I...

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterryb0

Fo Shizzle. That would be classic!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBronson

I remember having arguments like this with Pirates in The Secret of Monkey Island!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGuybrush Threepwood

Do you mean "violence inherent in the system"?
I'm disappointed.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNone

That'd be perfect!!!!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

This reminded me of the old Bill Cosby routine where the boys saw a tough guy pop in a stick of gum before fighting. All the boys started doing that, but when Bill saw a kid pull the gum and start chewing, would pop the guy first.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGryffin

I must agree with you, Jiggly... I'm not the world's most avid "reader" (I never found a genre to hold my attention) but I do know HOW to read, and I think I'm not mistaken in saying that the "text" that takes up all the space in these COMICS is, um, hello? DIALOGUE for the IMAGES... right? If you were to remove the "pictures", this "article" would make NO SENSE at all. Why people gotta be haters?

Love your comics, Scott. Love 'em!

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

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