How to Retroactively Ruin a Joke

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Reader Comments (62) you've ruined the online comments too.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve C.

Good one ! Taking us into the joke adds so much power. I laugh nearly every time, but not always this loud.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrog30

you know another good way to kill a joke? by being the 2345890234578th person to post "LOL you're finally writing what you know hehe :)"

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfbqkl

One of my biggest pet peeves!
I had a friend who - on three different occasions - mentioned and "explained" the stage name of a singer "Diana Cancer...Get it? Dian a' Cancer!" The first time he asked if I got it was insulting enough...
(another big one is arguing with yourself about petty details..." I almost missed the turn because an elm had grown up over the street, I think it was a it was an elm..." If I had any interest in what you had to say, that would have killed it)

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

While everyone else was making dumb jokes, I was thinking, "Hey, new character!"

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermordredlefay

Not your best work, Scott. You should write more to what you know.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDArtagnon

Wait just a second. You're writing a joke about ruining jokes. So if you're writing what you know shouldn't you also have also ruined this joke by explaining it in the comments.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Nice one (as usual)!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergg

Fuckin' magic Scott. Sheer' magic, all day, erryday. Or errythreeday.
And god, people, if he wanted to do a strip on how to beat a dead horse, all he'd have to do is make a blank strip with "Refer to 'How to Retroactively Ruin a Joke'.", and the strip'd be done.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAidan must have a lot going on this week...

Note from Scott: You have no idea.

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercmj

is this your comic supposed to be funny or educational? Somtimes it is niether. But, I have learned many new grammar lessons, from the reader comments, like speling wurds corectly, or, where to place, the commah.

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

Finally writing know what know you are!

Did I do that right?

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff



December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIFUCKINGHATEYOUPEOPLE

Ah! Writing from experience I see!

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlimeQ

When did you start writing about my mother?

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Oblivious Wonder

I wonder if anyone would agree that this Star Wars figure:
might be considered a Scott Meyer action figure. Sort of. Maybe?

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrendon

This reminds me: Just a couple weeks ago I noticed that my heart rate monitor was calculating 100 calories for every kilometer I ran. I made a joke on my Facebook page about doing "Metric exercise". Comments came back like, "How fast/far are you running?" and "Why are you running kilometers and not miles?" No one got the whole idea of metrics being divisible by 10. I thought it was funny, but had to explain it to everyone.

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBazza

I'd call those comments sadonecrobeastial, but that would be beating a dead horse.

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmmu

i believe that panel 4 refers to scotts poor reception on just sayin

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBATMAN_X

My favorite Scotts together!! hahaha... Ginter's pose on the second frame is perfect! Loved it!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCristiane

It's funny because Zoot gleeked the ures! Get it?

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBirdawg

That could be Eddie Deezen or Blaine Capatch.

February 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFelicity
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