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A psych-out make-out via dice? I've never seen such a thing. Rick is really good.
Rick rocks. Scott ain't so bad either. That is indeed one of the weirdest things you've ever drewn. If you gave them fezzes and luchadore masks, then you'd totally win for all times ever.
I've heard that moon men can do a quintuple whammy...I tried it once, but it's incredibly painful if it doesn't quite work. I still rock, I say.
A vicious psychle! I love it.
That whammy expression is genius.
Rick is almost Scott in this one.
I giggled like a little girl when I saw the last panel, and even moreso when I read it.
Quite possibly the best Basic Instructions EVER.
Minor quibble from panel 3: I believe it's "devastatingly," not "devistatingly." I love BI; keep up the good work!
I cannot help wondering if this was actually done by Rick and Scott in real life.
Can someone explain 'psych out' to me, in the context of the hand signals above? I think I'm missing something. Is this an American thing?
Please don't "curse very loudly", but you spelled "devastatingly" wrong.
I'm doing it as hard as I can!
Strip most likely to demand the original pictures.
Also, maybe it's just me, but the lettering seemed slightly less legible in this strip. A bit smaller, maybe. I dunno.
Are you playing with the Free Parking money in the middle? Oh Scott. That ruins the game.
What game is it that you guys are playing? Monopoly or something else?
Cited the second panel on my site. Thanks, Scott.
Hey, I know this is a few weeks late, but about those "all monsters are male stereotypes", I'd have to disagree. Mainly, with werewolves. Every lunar cycle, they have uncontrollable emotional rampages. Think about it.
Anyway, the current strip is pretty funny. ;)
you play a lot of Monopoly. Isn't it time you picked up a new board game? Scrabble or Settlers of Catan...
I think you might be looking for "CerNunnos"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cernunnos
Psyching out is indeed a rather American term, originating in the 1980s (? I WAS a teenager then, I just don't want to commit to that). The idea is to get inside someone else's head and ruin their concentration, thereby screwing up their game, be it Monopoly, basketball or trying to pick up ladies in a bar. The "whammy" would probably likely only psych out someone from a small, possibly 3rd world, agrarian, and surely superstitious area...West Virginia or Belgium for example (just kidding, Belgium...if we didn't like you we wouldn't pick on you.)...sort of like the "evil eye" or "quotation marks".
...and most assuredly "jazz hands".
Heh, nah, I'm allowed to adapt names, aren't I? :P ;)
That's a really weird way to psych someone out. Basically it's just interrupting the game. Not that there's anything wrong with interrupting a board game for silliness. Like duct taping your toes, of course.
Lots of your fans seem to find it hard to believe that you and Rick can really be friends with how much you pick on him in the strip. I find it hard to believe that any two people could be that good of friends without being able to make fun of each other so well.
@Cerunnos aah! you just ruined my favorite monster. I'm watching you, as in I'm going to sit here silenty staring at you.
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