How to Overcome Your Fear

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Reader Comments (48)

Fantastic! The new pictures (I think?) sell that last panel.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

I often laugh at my husband's fear. Surely that's the whole reason for having a spouse?

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetey

Funny! My concern would be the birds are not toilet trained.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrisL

Haw Haw! I cracked up with the 2nd frame!

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCalvin

Yeah... you've accurately captured my personal fear, and the day that my fiancée found out about it....

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreenBandit

"Well see if you feel that way after I've said it hundreds of times" was an amazing line.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterACF

I totally dig this one! The conversation, the expressions, the winged terror; all of it.

I will recommend this comic to everyone a hundred times until they read it or beat me with a hammer. Equally likely outcomes, frankly.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFry

Very funny one... but you should consider a divorce, man, your wife is a total bitch!

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe dude

Good God, this comic is amazing! Holy crack monkeys, that last panel had me laughing so hard I started crying.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

"That's the least convincing thing you've ever said" just entered my regular snark-line rotation. So many uses, so little time. Excellent.

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric L.

I've done that! It's super-fun; the birds are all tickly! :D

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscribblequeen

I think I've SEEN the photo you drew that (you, covered in tiny birds) from! I guess it was only a matter of time before you had to finally steal ideas from Missy's photo-dumps. Love it. LOVE IT!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Missy looks lovely in the last panel. You, sir, are a very lucky man. Come to think of it, my wife also looks ravishing when she's laughing at me.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Chaudhuri

Why do they have songbirds at Gatorland? Kinda ruins the whole atmosphere. It'd be like having a Chucky doll at the Barbie & Ken store. Seems wrong.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYA

I am also enjoying your fear!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatchstickman

Fantastic comic! The last panel is awesome...still chuckling to myself!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGRRRR

Fear tastes like sweet sweet nectar, and of course thats what birds eat. Duh.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMortenGreen

Good thing none of them plucked your eye out like a grape...

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Is there a subtle reference to the movie Barbarella in there? One of the execution methods in that movie was to be pecked to death by hundreds of tiny songbirds...

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnowdropExplodes

Are they also singing about your fear? Defecating on your shoulder (with fear in that sentence obviously)?

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

This wouldn't happen to be in Bodega Bay would it and owned by a A. Hitchcock?

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimBob

I think you have just found your newest super hero Angry Bird man think of the possibilities !!!

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

Ha, the whole strip is, as always, priceless but particularly panels 3 & 4.
But why worry about teeny little alligators? Come to Australia, where we have crocs that will pick their teeth with a gator. After having eaten a full-grown shark.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRK

I've had reactions much like the last panel before, but never with birds. The dialogue is GREAT!

Also, mmm, Gatorland. On a slightly related note, if you ever get a chance to try deep-fried gator tail, it's fairly yummy if cooked properly.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Before I read the dialog on panel four I thought it was something about pirate overkill and that's what had Missy yelling.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark

That was really funny Scott, I hope you are making money at this. Thanks for the laughs.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane Wright

Why does Scott in the 4th panel remind me of Charles Nelson Reiley? I keep imagining him going "Hnnn Hnnn Hnnn" in CNR's voice..

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

Aw, come on! At least ONE of those tiny songbirds should have been Woodstock. :)

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Has Missy lost weight?

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

I'm from the northeast, so I hope this isn't a stupid question: is there really a place called Gatorland that has tiny birds that will land on you? I don't mean to denigrate your phobia, but that sounds really cool to me. There's a butterfly garden at the Museum of Science in Boston where if you hang out for a while, the butterflies will usually fly over and land on you. And they'll stay there for a while, too. It's quite cute.

Note from Scott : http://www.gatorland.com/virtualtour_9.php

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterADB

Gatorland, eff yeah!

Love that place. Haven't been since the fire, but I wanna.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I didn't know birds could lick. I thought they just pecked.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

"Hundreds of anything can be dangerous."

That's the basic premise of all (real) zombie movies.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Not scared of birds. Their feet are warm, and if they're well socialised enough to land on you, they think they're as big and bad as you are, which is cute.
Scared of bears. They're big enough to break your bones playing with you even if they are so well socialised that they think they're puppy dogs. Lions and tigers, likewise (I like pets that can cuddle in bed with me without bruising my internal organs with one careless paw) I would be scared of alligators and crocodiles if I lived where they are. Even if they're not big enough to eat a full grown white shark, if they're big enough to sprint 20 feet and knock me down and eat me, they're scary. Florida has plenty of stories about tourists who turned around to say "Come on, honey - he's just a little guy!" about an itty bitty eight foot gator...
Really scared about our current crop of politicians, but that's a whole 'nother level...

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

PLEASE include bird pose in future instructions.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1919kaswind

To "The dude" - Don't call Missy a bitch. Adjust your attitude about women, or you will have nothing but unsatisfying relationships with them. Having a clever wife who understands you and can play along with your jokes and give you the business in a jocular way is priceless, even if she has no respect for for you once she understands you.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreymase

missy is definitely more enthused than scott...
http://themissy.com/2010/a-mini-staycation

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Is it on purpose that the spouse comes out of the cartoon frame on the 4th panel?

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

We LOVE Gatorland! We go there every time we're in Orlando. My wife's Facebook profile picture is her covered with those evil birds! I refuse to go into that cage. I'd sooner have my picture taken holding the baby gator with the giant snake around my neck!

December 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarry_Atric_and_His_Lap_Band

this comic reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTc2rerDZIs
great works as always, thanks for the laugh :)) you made my day.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkal

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