How to Maintain a Peaceful Break Room

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Reader Comments (77)

I love that. I wonder if I could get away with that at work? They're pretty uptight, so probably not. Also: just noticed the sitebackground. Funny.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev Matt

As a devout Catholic Christian, I find this particular strip hilariously funny.

True story? I hope not.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach print and post in break room...

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

It's the political beliefs that i have to tread carefully around. Some people are still unhappy that Obama was elected. I'm still waiting for the day when we quote " have to give up our guns and eat watermelon or fried chicken every day." Yeah, i work with some winners.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Dude. This is probably one of the most actually useful comics you've ever written. As well as one of the funniest.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Bloody hell, I loved that.

(And something tells me, Jason, that you don't live in Tennessee. I work with some real out-there people.)

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzeph

That is the funniest joke I've heard for a long time. Too bad I will never be able to tell it...

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrock Sampson

Really? Well, hey, this is exactly how they got me to stop watching Family Guy.

Thanks Scott, for all of the comics up until this one.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMe

That's outstanding. If you're going to go down in flames, make it a big, impressive crater!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGryffin

Haha, this is one of my favorites!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

What I don't get is how this rules are un-American, I have the idea that there, in work places, people are very easily offended and that you have to use a lot of funny eufemisms to be "politically correct" all the time, beyond what respect and normal good manners dictate. Maybe that is just an exaggeration from my overseas friends and the media.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

This one is just absolutely brilliant!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff2000

it's like you got a hidden camera here at my work...

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLamartheRevenger

HA! Wonderful! You win all my internets for a week.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick

This one was really funny. I think everyone who as an office job can relate to this situation. And the material was excellent. "The holy spirit penetrating the soul" deserves to be in the Yale book of quotations or something.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel work with some whiners. Or is it weiners? Maybe both!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLolaBaby

If God can't take a joke, he sure messed up with the human race.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Ironically, this is getting posted outside my office.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

Great instruction, but your timing is completely cruel. My company just did the big code of conduct meeting yesterday, making this the most relevant BI ever. Now I must resist the temptation to print this out and show it to the HR (especially since this site would probably be blocked shortly afterward).

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHari

As a reformed Baptist, who now knows better, there are a million reasons why I find this hilarious, and none of them are going to fly out of here...but maybe uh, maybe their clothes will fly away (oh glory!)

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Someone at work asked me to break a 20 during the election. I said Obama could give him change, cos I was broke. I was investigated for "making racist statements about the president". He hadn't been elected at this point, for one thing...

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I like my guns and my fried chicken...and watermelon's pretty cool too, as long as I have some salt. I still don't like Obama, but it has nothing to do with race. And yet...just try to convince anyone of that.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I know, right?

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I love that one part in Family Guy, where Peter is saying something ignorant about Jesus, and someone overhearing says something like, "That's blasphemous! I've got to do something!", and his friend next to him says, "But, there's nothing you CAN do," and the other guys says, "Oh, hmm, I guess I'll just have to grow a sense of humor..."

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

Try us, here. If your reasons are political or regarding some aspect(s) of his personality, it shouldn't be difficult at all to convince someone.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

I think the idea is that, unlike the American public forum, where you're free to say whatever is on your mind and the government is not allowed to punish you for it, most workplaces in America operate like restrictive dictatorships where you can (and most likely will) be punished for speaking your mind. The democratic ideal has yet to extend to the workplace.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

Being a reformed baptist has nothing to do with rejecting pre-trib dispensationalism - John MacArthur, for example, is a reformed baptist who accepts pre-trib dispensationalism.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

Best comic line ever read in my 40 years: "The holy spirit penetrating the soul."


April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbill

Agreed; the quote “The holy spirit penetrating the soul” literally makes me howl with laughter, much to the irritation of my coworkers!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

was going to print this and hang it in the break room, but reconsidered...

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertrucknutzty

As an atheist I find the comments above rather amusing.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLenny

Panel 3 is a little close to the wire... I know no offense is meant, but risky!

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBluelunar

Great comic. Damn you brilliant bastard ! It just points out the fact that there are sensitive people out there. Sensitive people Suck !

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

So, Lenny, what other sort of abilities does being an atheist grant you, other than the ability to find the comments above rather amusing? I'm guessing it also comes with the power to condescend, patronize, and appear entirely inane...

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

This is the one that should be put up in the breakroom at work as long as you aren't known to be the one who put it up.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGle3nn

As a porn addict, I am deeply offended by this strip.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstiffy

[...] a comic strip that Skepchick linked to that may help you not to get in [...]

after five minutes i am still laughing.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

This could work at family reunions.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTriad

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