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Awesome last panel
I can't stop laughing at the final frame. Oh my god that was amazing.
It totally is his beard, too! That two-faced back-stabber!
Best comic yet!
Aahahahahaa!! "You who wear his beard" totally got me! Thanks for another laugh, Scott.
Brilliant. Please be sure to copy your brain somewhere before you shed your mortal coil Scott. In the interim, look both ways before crossing the road.
I just shaved mine off recently.
I just can't stop laughing, best last panel ever!
Panel 3- Why the hell didn't I ever think of that????
Scott Meyer is a great man. He ignited the imaginations of a generation, changed the way comics are made, and made the codpiece and smoking jacket fashionable again. But it must be said: he writes unrealistic dialog, created Rick, and is generally an offensive person.
Total WIN - sending this to all my SW geek pals - me, I was in the first showing at my local theater back in '77, still have my original "Force" button from a con I attended in Houston prior that summer. Awesome movies for what they were. Unfortunately the new stuff just bored the heck outta me.
The Universe saved me during the second one... when that ghod-awful boring love scene was going on (talk about stilted dialogue!), I was literally like "If this gets any worse I am leaving..." when lo and behold - the power went out. It was a sign.
I will continue to fondly remember Star Wars as the original trilogy meant to be,,,, not the revisioned version.
The other problem with Lucas is all his fanboys work for him and NO ONE is able to say, "Um, George, this dialogue sucks" or "honestly that poor kid can't act"... they honor the beard way too much IMHO.
Hilarious! My favorite "Basic Instructions" yet.
Hilarious! I've always thought that guy looked like Lucas!
Can we get that last panel as a wallpaper/
So what do you have against Jar Jar????? : )
The "Force Balance" issue has already been resolved; according to the mythology from the series, the light side is the "natural" state of the force, and the dark side is a corruption, which creates an imbalance; by eliminating the dark side you restore balance of the force
Yeah, I know, it's one of those retroactive retcons that made no sense
But you just said......Ok I take it back now. After I shave this stupid looking beard.
Wait ... is Panel 3 suggesting Episodes II & III should have been made?
George Lucas sucks
My poor dad suffers similarly. It isn't his jaw but...weasel lips! Yes. A mustache is the only thing that keeps my mother and I from taunting him mercilessly.
I was wondering where the "pioneered the use of a beard to create the illusion of a strong jaw" was going. Nice work; now I'm off to shave my beard.
@artieNot sure, it seems to suggest Episodes II and III should have consisted of Yoda slowly torturing Anakin to death. Presumably the Emperor would then construct Darth Vader out of the few remaining bits.
"Wait ... is Panel 3 suggesting Episodes II & III should have been made?"
I think so... Just made differently.
You could solve that the "balance to the force dilemma" by saying that the Jedi used the force for evil exactly as often as they used it for good and just did a really good job of covering it up.
As soon as I read "the use of a beard to create the illusion of a strong jaw", I thought of the guy in the last panel (Jenkins??).
And then he shows up. And they hammer him. Ha! I love this comic.
If you haven't seen it already
i haven't missed a single strip in more than three years -"YOU, WHO WEAR HIS BEARD!!" is probably the best line you've ever written. i can't help but think it with the right inflection, and i get the giggles every time i do.
Amazing. Best one yet, thank you SO much!
You know, my usual response to these comics isn't laughter, but a silent smirk as I think "oh, that's clever, I see what you did there, Mr. Scott", but this one is the first that I've laughed aloud for, especially the final sentence.
I respect you deeply for writing good comics, however they are much better when I ignore the actual instructions and just read the dialogue between the characters.
Also, the line "YOU, WHO WEAR HIS BEARD!" was hilarious!
But hoodie guy is never on your side!!! ???
These exchanges mystify me. George Lucas, after all, made one awesome film: Star Wars (1977) and never made another thing in his life. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
this is my first post, does anyone here not kiss scott's butt?
So beautiful sharing!Thank you very much.
OH SCOTT you make me laugh so hard at that oneAnd im not even a star wars geek
Jerry Garcia pioneered the use of a beard to create the illusion of a strong jaw, and he needed it a whole lot more.
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