How to hide the Fact That You're Out of Your Gourd on Cold Medicine

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December 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertash

Finally, someone agrees with me! Woman-spit is very delicious!!!

Note to females: this is why you think I do not taste good. You are just used to your own succulent saliva.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZarathustra

I didn't even read the second panel before I burst out laughing. The EYES were enough!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChare

Hahahaha!!!! Best one yet!!!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Haha wonderful!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheDude

That second panel is *priceless*.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim McCormack

The second panel is hilarious! Aware! And those freaking eyes! Ahaha
Also, Woman-spit IS delicious.

So this is what cold medicine brings to the table...maybe Scott should always be on cold medicine!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreyweed

The second panel is amazing!
I'm new to your comic and I have to say, it's now all the best parts of my week.
Kudos to you!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAce

I'm a truther, too--woman spit rulz ok. Thanks for spelling it out.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM. Möhling

The secrets of the universe are revealed unto me.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChowder

That second panel is awesome.

This whole comic is made even better by the fact that I'm halfway out of my mind on cold medicine right now.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

True, if somewhat sanitized, cold medicine story:
My company wanted to do business with a particular foreign country, and I set up a formal dinner after the executive meet-and-greet. I was TOTALLY stoned on cold medicine. I ended up sharing a table with a cabinet-level official of this country, trying to make small talk while the room spun slowly around me, everything pulsed from soft focus to razor clarity, and the temperature seemed to fluctuate up and down 20 degrees every few minutes. I ended up asking his name 4 times, where he lived 3 times, and during dessert I revealed I lacked a grade school geography concept of his country. I was sure I was going to do a George H. W. Bush on his lap. Amazingly, we got the contract. I'm convinced the official went back to his superiors and said, "We should work with these guys! They're dumb as rocks and won't be able to tell if we're taking advantage of them!"

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbugbrain

I've got chronic Abidingloveofstartrekitis myself. Generally Bones comes up with a cure within the hour, but as Scott's own marathon sessions attest, the ALOST microbe gets MRSA-like immunity to single dosages.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

The eyes have it. Good work Scott! and so appropriate for how I'm feeling today!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBella

You should write while blasted on cold medicine more often - these are as hysterical as ever. Do you have your own cult yet?

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWebcomic Wannabe

Hilarious yet again. As it turns out, I was sick and on cold medication today too. Went to church anyway, used these instructions many times.

I was found out rather easily, its obvious that I'm never "aware"

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMjau

Nice comic Scott, thnx!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReader

I grock for Spock!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpock

We have all worked while medicated. I lost 2 hours at work one night, I had paperwork to prove i was there but no memory of it....

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMortenGreen

I've heard of limited holiday days, but limited sick days?
How can you say, 'I'm only going to get sick X times this year'?

Having said that, I will always fill myself with medicine and go in bleary eyed, if only to watch co workers recoil at my contagiousness and get sick themselves.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

There is such a wealth of humour to be found within this strip. Of particular favouritism are the panels delcaring "woman-spit to be delicious" and the lost bet on stopping taking medication... and Star Trek being a disease., and the coworker fearfully retreating in the second panel... oh heck, they're all fantastic.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertimmy

"I want to be inside you..."

Oops! That was meant for another webcomic. Sorry. I'm a bit under the weather.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Dick Willy

It's funny until the third read then it's not funny anymore...

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I think it might be the funniest ever title for a Basic Instructions script.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercsrster

I've never taken cold medicine (rarely get sick) and I never wanted to until after reading this.
Although I'm pretty sure I can work the "I AM AWARE OF EVERYTHING" expression into everyday conversation. It's not like I don't have a lot of mannerisms already.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I do not f ind this one funny at all. Of course I write this response while on cold medicine and having a cold.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Four panels of pure gold!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Being out of your gourd on cold medicine doesn't seem to affect the quality of your work, Mr.Meyer.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

Good one Scott.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Excellent! Perfect for cold season! I was stoned on cold medicine last weekend and my sinuses were totally clear, I just went through all my days feeling like I was going to fall over... this is beautiful. I will take your advice next time I get a cold.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjcp

@Owen: You're obviously from one of those European countries where employees are not treated like slaves. In the US, we know that we can be replaced by a robot (or, worse, an intern) like [snaps fingers] that.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

This is your best work in a very long time. Kudos! This strip was hilarious!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorgan4763

This one is quite possibly my new favorite. Every panel was hysterical.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaleb

If ONLY I'd read this before I came to work completely gonzo on sciatica medication. I may have been able to escape all those explanations to my boss.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomiKnight

"sleepy as a lemur" ha!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterichindar

People can tell when I'm on cramp medication...that's the time of the month when I'm nice.

Webcomic Wannabe; good idea - I second the motion;
Let's start a cult!
(we could get religious tax- free status for all sorts of stuff if we set it up right)

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Oh. My. God. I can't pick a favorite panel. It comes down to the 2nd and 3rd ones though. Further insight into a man's mind! It's too funny!!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Thanks, Scott. I just had to wipe Diet Coke spray off my monitor because of that 3rd panel.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikeN

If only I could appreciate my own spit...

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Hey! Hey, Scott! Tivo, man! Or "DVR device of your choice!" That way, ALL Star Trek marathons happen on the weekend!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscribblequeen
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