How to Write Your Own Vows

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Cold as ice.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Master Blaster!!!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReader

Hehehe! Nice. I'm getting married in about 3 months. . .hmmm. . .maybe we should write our own vows. :grin:

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

If you made a Bartertown reference in your vows, I hope you proposed at Universal Studios, right when Jaws pops out of the water. Great comic!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Can you do one called "how to call your boss an idiot without him knowing it"?

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNate

http://basicinstructions.net/?p=919
Covered, sort of. Although more of that would not hurt.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevil

I feel the need to interject here that nudging the divorce rate ever-so-slightly higher by making subtle suggestions will in no way insure your extended marital bliss at the cost of others, Scott.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Matter of fact, if I were Missy, which I feel is a very good thing I am not, on soooo many levels, I think I would be pummeling you with a Wing Ho right about now.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

For a moment, I was hoping this might be the introduction of a new gay character on BI (your wife's momentary transformation into Portia de Rossi notwithstanding). Instead, it just turns out to be a typo ("fiance"=man; "fiancee"=woman). Don't worry...we queers are used to being disappointed.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAPC

I like it... my niece is getting married in just over a week - let's see if we can drive her over the brink of insanity by suggesting to her fiancee that they write their own vows... NOW!

Very funny - BECAUSE of the honesty!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Speaking as someone who has been a best man, a groomsman several times, once a groom - and finally; as a divorced person myself, I think you're over reacting a bit, Jiggly. :-b

If a webcomic making light of a very common occurrence pushes someone over the edge, then it was just a matter of time for them anyway. (But if I were Scott, I'd probably appreciate you thinking that the comic is so widely influential as to actually have an impact on such a dramatic thing as the divorce rate.) I don't even think he's making light of divorce itself - it seems he's poking fun at how people accept/expect it.

This comic is hilarious, as always.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterePants

1.) panels three and four deliver the goods!
2.) you and your fair lady model the infinity tees very well
3.) me and my fair lady together ten years - no vows - common law - no kids - only cats
4.) vows rarely, if ever, talk about K I D S - it's the equivalent of Hiroshima/Nagasaki - ing coupledom and becoming a F A M I L Y.

I think that has been demonstrated repeatedly, here, and in Scott Adams' Dilbert.

Well done! That is your best yet.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclarke ching

well, we did the old vows on the basis that doing our own and hearing our friends barfing into the flower arrangements might ruin our 'moment'. also, doesn't writing your own vows open the possibility of 'vow mismatch'? e.g. bride is really gushy and touching, groom has a hilariously funny but flippant vow? sounds like a good way to end up with a gardenia embedded in your ear.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Have you tried pummeling someone with a Wing Ho? Those girls are HEAVY. Must be the weight from their enormous knockers.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy

That was laughing so hard coffee came out my nose funny. Brilliant. My wife and I wrote our own vows. By which I mean she spent many weeks working on her vows and I just got up there and freestyled. We are still married 10 years later.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev Matt

Love the mad max reference. I do this to my wife sometimes, my imitation of master is pretty good.
"Who run Bartertown?"

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

I like the way the dude is giving a Shocker-like hand gesture in panel 2. It explains a lot.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

The 3rd panel is pure gold.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYA

Wow, you just took eight million more words than I would have said, or even intended right out of my mouth...I'm stunned into complacent agreement.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

What amazes me Missy is that you know enough about it to comment...what alarms me is that my wife stated, "It CAN be done. You just have to dig down and reach for that extra 10%." After her saying that, I stated my intention to try, but she said I would have to be covered in hand sanitizer before ever touching me again, and besides she'd pummel me if I tried, because it was part of our vows that I, "never ever ever touch a Wing Ho as long as we both shall live."

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

[...] Basic Instructions [...]

Technical note for Scott: when I opened the page in Firefox the background colour was black ... black text on black background = somewhat hard to read. (Here's my obscure reference; when Arthrur and Ford steal a spaceship at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe the find that the owner was so cool that they made the control labels black, on a black background, with a black screen showing a black on black picture) - I'm not sure if this is a problem with the way I set up Firefox, or with the BI page setup.

Item to make you think... the last time I was at the drive through window at my bank, I noticed that the keys on the automatic teller were labeled in Braille.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDougall

Covered in hand sanitizer? :D

http://basicinstructions.net/?p=417

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I'm not sure that this is an issue for Scott - I have dial-up still, so sometimes when I load BI in Firefox I get the black background and black text (=not "somewhat" hard to read but impossible!)... if the white background doesn't ever show, I just refresh the page and it comes through fine. If you still have a slow connection like I do, that's probably where the issue lies.

Re: Braille @ drive-up window; my brother once found a Braille sign taped inside the window of an office building!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

That is the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB1

I have yet to worry about writing my vows for my wedding I don't think I want to think about it! Haha! I have a feeling my wedding will a shotgun wedding. NOT!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

I think guns at most civil and/or religious ceremonies and services are a good idea, especially shotguns...though I think salad shooters and potato guns might be more fun...especially if you throw in some silly string cannisters.

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

ROFL! ROFL was too short? I repeat, ROFL!!!!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Pea

This comment has nothing to do with the strip.

I am just here to ask you -- why have you not made Ask Captain Pike an iPhone app yet???

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB-don

Can I get a framed print of this comic? because my husband STILL laughs so hard he cries when he sees it.

And also now he keeps asking me "who runs bartertown?," and dude, that was NOT in OUR vows!!!!

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvilScienceChick

Just noticed a typo: third panel, second balloon, "...her parents are going *to* be there..."
:)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRafael Cavalcanti

He put that in on purpose. It was an April Fools joke.

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

I watched Beyond Thunderdome last night. How did you know I'd be reading this particular old strip today?

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShiny

That's Really terrible! lol

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