Join the Basic Instructions Subscription Service!
Or, please consider donating just a little something to help keep Basic Instructions going.
Fantastic! I only wish the guy in panel 4 looked more freaked out. :D Because he totally should be, with a greeting like that!
Well it just seems that he's trying not to step on the last nerves of a man who's clearly a few shots shy of a slide.I'm not sure what that means, but I'm trying to insinuate that Scott is crazy.
I appreciate the Buddy Christ pose in the last frame. Sneaky 'Dogma' reference.
No, no... the guy in the fourth panel has clearly assumed the 'protect the vulnerable bits but don't look worried' pose.
Giggling like a madman here. That 4th panel is epic.
Ric is right, they're all awesome. LMAO!
You did not cover the "Nod"
i could see a whole strip about "how to decide between an upward-nod or a downward-nod".
What about a sequel with geek greetings? Live long and prosper!
Looks almost like Buddy Christ in the last frame...epic.
Rick in panel two and Scott in panel 4 are priceless. I'm still laughing. Great job!
I haven't got past panel two, yet. Fuck! That's funny!
I've always found a half-hearted salute is pretty effective, comes from a slight military-obsessed phase as a kid. Failing that, "Helloes!" minus any gesture seems to work.
"Shooty fingers" is the best description of that gesture I've heard.
[...] This post was Twitted by adityab [...]
Is a pity you can't see the guys other eyebrow in that last one, I am sure at least one of the two should be raised. In the o_0 expression
I think the guy in the final panel might be into it. That's why he is not freaking out. Watch out Scott you might have a new "Fan".
[...] Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer: Your all-inclusive guide to a life well-lived. Go and laugh. (tags: humor webcomics basicinstructions) [...]
Scott, the ephasis in panel one doesn't show up that well for me. But good Instruction nonetheless. (you forgot to add the "clicky sound" to go with the pointy fingers, and could've included the eyebrow wiggle, but that might overwhelm the four panels)
Prattle beat me to it... I didn't see the emphasis until it was mentioned and I looked again, and then I had to resize it and look again. Funny strip anyway, like always
Ya know, Jason's right, you should do one one on the 'slightly uncomfortable nod.' You know, the one you get from the guy that's just leaving the copier as you approach, who you don't hate or anything, but you don't hang out together and don't really feel like getting into a conversation but don't want to appear rude.
That is TOTALLY the Buddy Christ in the last frame...intentional?
That, my friend, is a complicated maneuver known in my social circle as "The Triple Threat". Emphasis on "Threat".
In panel 4, it looks more like Scott wants to do something indecent with his thumb, while holding a gun to the guy's head and is winking for an approval ? I bet he's done that before. How else could he think up something like that anyways? Man, that's a funny one today. Can we get that greeting on a t-shirt? It just screams "Let's Party !"
Oh wow! Another awesome strip. You really make me laugh out loud, not just snicker quietly to myself. I swear you're the champ of multiple punchlines!
And James Yeamans' idea of a T-Shirt with that greeting is a good one.
My friend and I came up with the same combination. We joined it with pelvis-forward hip wiggling, shoulder-rolling, looking over glasses, and added some lip licking for good measure. It is the creepiest dance ever created.
That was an amazing and artful use of the pose on my infinitee! Amazing!
...where did the guys glasses go
The nod was kind of covered on the third panel of "How to Greet People".
That last panel cracked me up!
the last panel made water squirt out my eyes - sooooo funny.
It's a different guy
perfect way to greet people: give them the DEATH GLARE and right before they say anything, say, "boxers or breifs?"
[...] How to Develop a Personal Alternative to Waving [...]
3rd panel was the best xD
i would wear the "HEY!" greeting in frame 2 on a tshirt, or on a bumper sticker across my butt...or maybe i would just use the greeting...come to think of it, i do that sometimes, but i usually follow through with smiting someone (smiting is fun).
Oh my goodness, I think this is my favorite so far. I laughed out loud at work in an open office environment and had to quickly pull my hands over my mouth to stop. Thanks for the laughs today!
Wow, that had me laughing for a good minute or two.
"They're ALL awesome."
Man, I love it when a new pose shows up and it turns out to be something crazy hilarious.
And for those of you who probably remember the panel 4 pose from a previous strip: shhhh. Don't ruin my fun.
I'm in tears. I haven't laughed this hard in years.
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.