How to Explain What "the Hell" You Are Doing

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Reader Comments (41)

The third panel here is so hilariously friendly. I got a kick out of this.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShazzbaa

Looks more like a spaghetti mummy to me. Just sayin'.

Otherwise, epic win as usual, Scott.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus

Sir, this comic speaks to me.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Thraeryn


January 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterben adler

Sometimes the only word is, "WHY?" Right now, it's "Why can't I stop laughing?"

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

"This is the smartest stupid thing you have ever done".

That's just... perfect.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlanM

You're right this IS the comic that proves you're insane! But nicely done my friend!

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC.L.A.M.

Can't sleep. Masking tape mummy will eat me....

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQueenofmuffins

Very nice, but next time I expect you to dress yourself in tape, have a picture taken, then do the drawing off that. Not only will it help the strip, but your clothes will be lint free.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

You could have ended that in a totally different way... By which I mean that I was reading into the story of the first three boxes as a husband surprising a wife with a certain look in his eye. But the fourth box doesn't reference any kind of hinted acknowledgement of anything which could have been intimated by the previous boxes.
I wouldn't know how to rewrite the fourth box to complete the story, but I would love to see any other alternate endings maybe you had envisioned...

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Other masking tape mummy curses rely on any left-over masking tape and nearby flag poles or ceilings.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

I really appreciate how you manually drew each row of masking tape onto three different models just for one strip.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Drain

Knowing that I haven't wasted my time by perusing the internet all night instead of doing something productive makes me feel better. Thank you.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlager

Missy, tell your husband, please, that he gives stupid a good name. Really.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrank Lee

Looks more like spaghetti, but still extremely amusing

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums


This is one of those times that, even before I read the script, I laughed. Out loud. Which isn't good, because my wife and baby are asleep, but hey. It was that funny. Awesome job as usual.

Though everyone else is right. It does look like spaghetti.


January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterskyledavis

I'm really hoping that you actually did this one in real life, then took pictures so you could make the comic.

Also, the recent string of censored curses is hilarious.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Re: employee theft

I'm ratting you out to, er, the big rat.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

really should have used 2- inch masking tape so readers wouldn't cunfuse it with spaghetti. You stupid genius you.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Actually, the curse of the masking tape mummy is when he goes looking for a masking tape bride.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBowToTheBard

You continue to astonish me with your humor.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLyle George

Love the line "the smartest stupid thing you've ever done". Excellent strip!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBart

MWA HA HA! masking tape mummy!

And I love how you wife asks what "the hell" you are doing. I'm gonna say it like that from now on . . .

THE MASKING-TAPE MUMMY CURSES YOU! (omg that can be a t-shirt!)

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

It's the opposite of the Hollywood "mummy": this one will actually eat, sleep, then eat and sleep some more, then probably give up the chase before he gets you.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYA

I also thought it was spaghetti. Maybe he should make himself into a spaghetti mummy, next.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Hehe, this one's cute. Did you actually do this?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaptor007

I actually made myself into a masking-tape mummy once. Of course, I was seven years old, but still...

Love the strip! And so does my whole family!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKO

I thought it was Spaghetti at first as well!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

your work as always is awesome. keep it coming!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraaron

I'm a hairy person. So it amused me that the tape did not include the fingers and a solid bit above the elbow(panel 2, which was taped over in the other panels). Aside from my own demented amusements, the whole thing really made me laugh out loud, literally...

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMicah

LOL. why can't women understand the inteligent things men do?

it's always about what are we gaining from it... It's fun, we're enjoying life. that's why we want the big cars, the big stereo, the big tv. don't mind that we seldom make more use of them than we would do from a cheaper, more reasonable thing, we just need these things.

my girlfriend is always nagging me about why do I want to build a jet engine in the garage... women just don't get it...

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFabio

Sixteenth to post!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolmes

Panel three cracks me up.

Only criticism would be I think the tape looks way too thin for masking tape. That width seems more like Scotch tape.

I agree: spaghetti. Fourth panel FTW. I like this game of how we all like different panels.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Makes me wonder what the smartest stupid thing I have ever done. That would be a good topic for comments.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwlhartin

I love the "Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy" LOL!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke314pi

I didn't like the previous one, but this is damn funny :D

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiri

Gestures/expressions in 2-4 we've all seen before: It's what she's doing in panel 1 that's actually priceless. The "What the hell are you doing?" is clearly just a polite smokescreen for her vastly more eloquent pantomime of What is so wrong with you?

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommentertEd:P

Do you think Mrs. Meyer is, in real life, as much of a wretched, contemptible shrew as she comes across in the comic?

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Quoting the great Bertrand Russell, well played!
A friend of mine introduced me to his work, nice to see it referenced here, as it further cements my appreciation for this comic.

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLouie
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