How to Find Your Place in History

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Reader Comments (35)

I eagerly await Republicans to counter Obama's green energy plan with their burning mullets plan...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBritSwedeGuy

"Beside every innovator there's an injured assistant" rofl, how true on many levels!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

Or I must say ROFG!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

I love that you can tell it's the future by the speaker's style. The shoulder rolls - too funny!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Another hit. Makes my day every time.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYA

It cools your head and neck while accelerating greenhouse warming, which makes it a wash.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrinningSkull

Excellent comic, but I think there's a missing "and" in panel 3 (between "people" and "give").

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRubrick

Do you really burn things when your mad? Reminds me of that character in Mad Movie " Up The Academy" or little Ralphie from the Simpsons. Great comic. I wonder if burning mullet hair helped stop global warming in the future?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

James, the fuel source is "clean", so presumably, yes.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

You have the most delightfully strange way of thinking. No one else could combine "Finding Your Place In History" with "Bagel Toasting Mishaps." Bravo you brilliantly deranged man.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay Friesen

HI, loved the strip. I know this is a big ask, but I clicked through a banner on your site a couple of weeks ago, it went through to a comic strip site starting with and X and was mostly stick men. I daresay it was the second funniest strip I have ever seen (!) I dont suppose you know the strip ? Cheers

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersimon smith

Is there a typo in the third panel? It seems like there should be a period at the end of the second line.

That being said, the only thing that could have made this strip better would be the inclusion of the bosses flaming mullet in the last panel.

I love Scott's expression in the last panel; I can just imagine the though processes going on in his head

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I love this one not only for the entire society reeking of burning hair, but also for the speaker in the last panel having Lobot-style wraparound headgear. BTW, are your visions of the future always shaped by 1980s sci-fi/space opera movies?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarkhamDee

I agree but I believe you meant to say "Damn those brilliant bastards".

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB1

The man from the future looks like he's wearing arm floats for swimming. With a suit. Maybe the suit is made from the same materials as a swim suit? I'll stop 'thinking' now.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNegami

Scott, I love your Instructions. Excellent, job well-done. As you say ... Damn those brilliant bastards

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

I agree. Third panel was a little screwy, but eventually moved on the the fourth. Perhaps "Surrounding" and "gives" would fix it?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLetsfoolgravity

But hey, there's something fishy about the Instruction in the third panel...

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNice One Scott


April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLolaBaby

Simon, I think you mean XKCD :)

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKay

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStoneCutter
You must mean xkcd

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoenvartija

I actually tried making toast with a lighter once when my power was out. It tasted like butane and was one of the most foul tastes I've ever expereinced.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJack Satan

It's called xkcd, and can be found at I agree that it's the funniest webcomic I've ever seen apart from basic instructions.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJorgo

I enjoyed it. I don't see how the third panel is "screwy" it made perfect sense to me.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

i'm imagining a gattaca-style future society where everyone is genetically modified to grow extra mullet-hair, and then have it removed in some industrial process.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

I love you, Scott.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAzriel

I know I'm asking alot here, but is there any chance of you putting out a third comic per week? I have really grown to anticpate the two each week , but the wait time between two is getting unbearable. C'mon, Scott amp it up a lttle more, and I'll help promote you. No charge. Really though, thanks to Scott Adams I discovered your site and have really enjoyed the life lessons. I now find Dilbert a little more boring each time I read it. Go fer it!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Um, it's not like you pay for BI. (Not that I wouldn't!) Dude's doing this for free, complaining he's not doing enough seems a little tasteless, ja?

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

Hey I wasn't complaining, just asking for a little more production, that's all. I guess if everyone is satisfied with the current level of output, so be it. Remember, it is easy to get stuck in particular "comfort zone".

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

James, et al - What I do is stay away for a week or two, then read all the ones I've missed.

The level of self-control needed for this may not be a common commodity.

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

thank you, may all your goats bear fruit

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

I was away for a week and I don't like catching up on the ones I've missed... because who's going to read this comment, now that there are new strips out there? (I find the comments just as golden as the strips, don't you?)

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I would know from personal experience that mullet hair actually grows back rather slowly. Or perhaps I'm merely growing the wrong type of mullet... we shall have to innovate!

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark

*bwah* I love your future-look comics to death, because the clothing suggests that we've seen far too many of the same movies.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTe
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