How to Retroactively Ruin a Joke

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Reader Comments (62)

its funny because its "meta"

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergerog

Good to see you writing what you know.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCRSPHC

Awesome. I should send this to my mother, who feels the need to explain everyone's jokes back to them regardless of whether she got it or not.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Second panel: "though" -> "thought"

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbernardo

Well, he's finally writing what he knows.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeta4thesakeofmeta

Wow. You're finally writing what you know.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBoltBait

Finally, you write what you know!

He he :)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDong what the strip says

Finally, you're writing what you know.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSorgrid

Finally! You are writing within your sphere of (ahem) competence.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermotionview

Oooh! A new face. Good fourth panel, too.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

FINALLY you wrote about something you know.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichie

Kudos! You're finally writing what you know.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhallacrates

I re-read panel one four times before giving up and getting to panel three, there to realize that there were absolutely zero dice on the table.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr.C


December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I can just imagine all the people writing comments to the effect of "You're finally writing what you know" also laughing over-enthusiastically and explaining it to their nearby co-workers. Seriously people, it isn't funny if it's so obvious.

In that spirit, this is a joke about the way the waiter character has a partially exposed brain in panels one and three.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

At last! You're knighting what you row!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCayzle

Aha! You know what you're writing!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

You see, it's funny because by repeating "You're writing what you know" ad nauseam, we're actually ruining the joke by beating it to death! And because it's being destroyed by the very people who enjoyed it, it's dying on many levels!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichelieu

The comments above inspire me to make a request: "How to Beat a Dead Horse."

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuperversive

It's funny because he knows nothing about the subject matter.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Finally, you updated the comments so people can tell that someone else already said you're writing what you know.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRavenBlack

Good to see that you can write about something you have expertise in.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAn Unknown Person

You people sure know how to kill a dead horse, don't you? BITCHES - shut up already - Scott ALWAYS writes what he knows, which is BRILLIANTLY funny instructions for the most basic of life's necessities, delivered in a simple hand-drawn way so ALL of us can understand them. Let us never forget "How to Wash a Cat" or the fact that

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

hey! the copyright says 2010 but...oh nevermind.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYA

I was forced to acknowledge that you write what you know ever since your treatise on the oeuvre of the Bee Gees. Apparently, you know what it's like to crave the destruction of beauty.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

That is the smarmiest person I've ever seen. I can believe he WOULD poison a customer because he'd think it's hilarious. He doesn't even have eyes!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBWM

Not only are you writing what you know, you're successfully conditioning the behavior of your readership. We have played right into your hands, sir.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

HAHAHA! The comments are funny because it's what he said in the strip!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Way too many Star Trek jokes!

HOHO! Ba-dum tish!

(See, it's funny because there weren't any Star Trek jokes. See? See?)

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhighritz

It's amazing how you've discovered a way of forcing people to post exactly what you tell them to, merely by saying they'll do so in a comic. I'm still marrying the girl with the Jade Green eyes, though!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

So, you execute a joke, then you execute it? ROFL! Get it? Execute - tell, execute - kill? Oh, how funny am I?

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Ewww, brains!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelyob

When did you start tracing Bob Saget?

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTreehog

*heads spins from the time warp*

Well played, sir.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Is the new guy wearing a set of those funny glasses with the nose and moustache attached?
I love your strip by the way :)

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Clearly, that's neither a surgeon nor a waiter. It's Bob Saget playing a zombie dentist.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Anyone else think the waiter is Bob Saget?

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

the very bottom of this page reads copyright 2009. what the hell man ?

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

If I post a comment about Scott reading a comment about the very strip that Scott is shown reading said comment in, will the universe implode?

Oops, too late. Sorry.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjvwalt

New Face Guy is totally Bob Saget, which makes the entire comic even funnier because Bob Saget is notorious for ruining jokes.

See what I did there?

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdmiral Duck Sauce
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