How to Handle a Know-It-All

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Reader Comments (37)

Welcome back Scott! Hope your feeling better.

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

What does he mean when he says "I agree... on two levels"?

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen B

haha, panel three is hilariously awkward

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

Hey isiah, check this out dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEOJP3UtaLQ

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoeb

Very funny, but I don't get the "on two levels" line.

March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEsn

Just a stab-in-the-dark, but I think the "two levels" are: (1) Sure, almost everybody is wrong; and (2) Scott believes the 'almost' to include Producer-Guy and exclude himself (contrary to Producer-Guy's view excluding himself from correction).

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZeitgeist

I just figured it was one of those "it works on so many levels" sort of things...

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCloud89x

Hooray for the return of sarcasm.

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTreehog

You can shut up know-it-alls effectively. It's called violence. Ever hear of it?

LOL! Panel three is pure gold. But gosh, I hate people like that.

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Back in form! It was worth the wait.

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYA

There's a difference between being a know-it-all and having the all the right answers.

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfdgdfg

Isiah, the details are unimportant!

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

Would it be appropriate to answer the questions above "The details are unimportant!!"

Still panel one reminded me of the great Forrest Gump/Benjamin Button parody on funnyordie
http://tinyurl.com/cr5uxa

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXavier

Death to all know-it-alls.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Ted Feliciano

I'll start with the disclaimer that if I have to explain a joke, clearly the joke didn't work and as such is most likely not worth explaining in the first place.

What I was getting at was that almost everybody is wrong (from comic-me's point of view, at least), and that Jenkins irritates almost everybody.

Sorry about that.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

a return to form! approaches the gut-busting hilarity of classics like How to Write Haiku, How to Be X-Treme, How to Act Casual and How to Avoid Startling Someone.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterturtlehead

i thought that was implicit in panel one

No need to apologize, some didn't have enough Red Bull in their diet yesterday

You would turn Bullwinkle into mooseburger? Palin supporter!

Awesome to have ye back, Scott!

Q: Is it just me, or does the Know-It-All remind anyone else of George Lucas???

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerodian

How is war going with the Moonmen?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

So you being ironic? sadly, I fail to find the humor in that statement.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

Does the fact that I seem to know a lot of know-it-alls mean that I am in fact a closeted know it all dealing with everyone else? I'm hoping they're just know-it-alls since I'm obviously right, which makes me more like Scott than George Lucas guy...

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJake

Clearly a better way to handle a know-it-all is to agree with anything he says, since he is trying to get under your skin and this will derail him.

I have been dealing with know-it-alls for quite some time and I don't think I am being immodest by considering myself an expert.

Your welcome.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Scallop

But Wall.E was a rip of off Silent Running. I thought everyone knew that...

I never noticed any similarities between the films until I re-watched Silent Running at the weekend. The robots are a similar shape and both films involve a heavily polluted world where plants don't grow any more.

@Jerodian:
I also noticed a bit of a resemblance between know-all and George Lucas.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Fantastic comic, and wow... a Short Circuit reference!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

People who think they know everything are really irritating to those of us who do.
/classic

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergeedavey

oH FOR THE LOVE OF ....(air escaping from steam valve)
Not every bearded guy is George Lucas
George Lucas is short, his hair is much darker (actually it's salt and pepper, now) and he's not "big" or fat
If Scott rotoscoped Barbra Eden, you'd all swear it was Amy Winehouse.
BTW, Short Circuit was a rip-off of R2D2 who was a rip off of the droids from Silent Running. Now that we've established lineage, ever notice CARS was a lame ripoff of Doc Hollywood?

My first impulse was to point out all the ways that Wall-E and Johnny 5 aren't similar, but Scott handled this well in panel 3. George Lucus' pants are too tight in the crotch.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTriad

Oh, come on, you don't have to diss on poor Barbara Eden that way! If I'm wrong, I'm wrong; don't compare my favorite genie to trashy Amy Whatshername. :p

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerodian

I would like to know "How to Handle a the continual skeptic."

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach

the third panel!! HAHAHAHA! XD
i love it!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercoffee whore

I agree. It's hilarious.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPom Rania

This comic is hilarious on two levels

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

about the last panel, when Scott says "I agree, on two levels" hes referring to
his comment about correcting people, which he finds an IRRITATING habit, and the other guy says he corrects almost everybody, which means he is irritating

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblah

I was among the people who didn't get the joke in the fourth panel, but the third panel more than makes up for it.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

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