How to Brace Yourself

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Reader Comments (40)

full of win!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

Omnipresent Man would have ended the strip in the first panel.
His powers continue to amaze!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertooluser

Third panel is my favorite.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Hilarious! Ive read it 10 times and Im still laughing

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGnodab86

This actually happened to me not that long ago. The top three managers called me into the office and I wasn't having a good week. When I walked in, they all had real serious looks on their faces and I was thinking "I'm hosed" - then they gave me some cheesy award. I was never happier to get that cheesy award.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Second panel is my favorite! So fucking clever and funny! XD

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPablo

4th panel is just... depressing, really.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMundo

Ahh, pure gold.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

I love panel 2 and the 2nd comment.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTelanis

Thank you, sir :-)

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBDC

Hahaha! So good! This might be a new favourite.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHaar

What in the world is with the border breaking in the second panel?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFriendly Floyd

What did you do to get Employee of the Month? It must have been accidental, did you forget to mail a purchase order and later find out that the item was a piece of crap and you saved the company thousands (not that I've ever done that.... or taken the credit for timely research and swift action)

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrother Random

One of the best EVER!!! "Look we're gonna hafta work together if we're gonna not do this."

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames Poteet

I'll be sure to use that next time the boss comes around.
"NOOO!!!! NOOO!!!!"

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrazilian_guy

I particularly enjoy the sheer contrariness in the first panel. Best comic in ages, and I like all of them.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThomsonsPier

great strip! Is this the first time anyone has broken through the panel wall!? really shows his recoil well!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKschobert

AAA-HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! This was awesome!! It seems your new schedule is agreeing with you, these have been excellent!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Loved the first panel. Not that geeky, just love yanking people's chains by either being literal and/or changing the context.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

The first panel is extrodinarily like a conversation I had with my boss's boss the other day. Fortunately, it worked in my case - after spending 5 minutes argueing semantics, he forget why he came over. Win!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBalentius

Groucho is proud.

"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." -- Groucho Marx

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

NoooHOOHO!!! and We're going to have to work together if we're not going to do this. So many quotable quotes! So chock full o' win!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

In panel 3 i picture him screaming like a girl really loudly. Hilarious!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I'm looking forward to seeing the new pose in panel three in future strips. The mind boggles...

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ2

Boss: I need to see you in my office, now.
Omnipresent Man: OK. Get in your office and you'll see me there.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

First panel FTW! All the ways I would hypothetically answer people, but rarely do as it is a severe CLM to do that to your boss! Keep up the great work Scott, you so funny!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Another awesome strip!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreyweed

I've always wanted to replicate the scenario in panel 1, but I've never been in a situation where I could say that without getting fired/arrested >.>

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlfador

I think one of the next instructions should be "How to be graceful when others receive cheesy awards [for doing their job/lame accomplishments]". Alternatively, "How not to sneer at others cheesy awards".

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark

I just wanted to point out that it's completely awesome how your boss is leaning out of the frame in panel 2.

... Maybe I'm just easily amused.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlimeQ

dude that is totally CHISTOSO, do you think eventually a mariachi sombrebro could appear??? i'm so into Stereotypes. thanks for so many laughs

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Castillo

I just discovered these are iPod apps. Haha! Basic Instructions everywhere I am.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Wow. The boss man really doesn't understand spatial relationships. He's all up in Scott's grill in the 1st panel.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Well, Scott,

I have seen your webcomics around the internet, here and there, and after a little hesitation, I decided to check you out.

Over the past few days, I've read through your whole archive.


Simple awe-inspiring. Your general humour and writing style is genius!! Your characters are clever, complex and believable, their interactions are witty and creative......

Then there is your art style. Just as impressive!! Your whole atmosphere with the use of greyscale, and taking pictures instead of drawing from scratch, really really clever.

I can't express enough how much I enjoy your comics and will continue to read with bated anticipation.

Please, I urge you, to keep up such good work, you are a truly inspirational contribution to the internet!!

Also, I'm not sure if I'm the first to point out this but I've noticed.....

Isn't that the marker out of Google Maps on the chest of Omnipresent Man? It's a very nice touch, but is kind of an oxymoron, as the point of Omnipresent Man to be everywhere in the world at once? And the point of that marker is to point to one specific place in the whole world map? I hope you see what I am trying to say here, I know my grammar is very off.

Anyway, this comic is truly delightful, I will spam this to everyone I know and hope to be seeing more of your great artwork in the near future.

Yours humbly,

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSniffy

You make cowering look almost only a little submissive.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermotionview

I absolutely loved this strip!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke314pi

Third panel = THE BEST
I am still laughing.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEla

Last panel should say "you're" rather than "your":
"If you are best employee..."

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDRS


August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB
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