How to Travel Back in Time to Deliver a Dire Warning to your Former Self (rerun)

Oh, I also have a blog post up. Thanks everyone for what, all in all, was a pretty great year!

 

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Reader Comments (22)

Wait, it says 2006....oh. Sorry. I wanted to say thanks for a great year Scott. I only came recently to your strip, but every one has been gold. Long may there be more!

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJon

hahaha brilliant post scott, this reminds me of a joke i thought up where i drank a bottle of bleach and lost my voice and went back in time to warn myself but i realised couldnt speak

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercloudy

If I were to travel back in time to deliver a dire warning to myself, it would be March 23, 1979. I'd say, "Whatever you do, don't take the blonde. Take the redhead."

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikeN

lulz

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercjaym

All it left is to buy a time machine with the gold I have collected. Any time machine sellers?

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGold

I remember reading the original of this one when it came out, and loving the TMBG Flood shirt. I take it that younger-you is you in 1990-91?

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscgvlmike

I think I had that same tmbg t-shirt in high school.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDuke City Roller

> Wait, it says 2006

It's about time travel.

This comic was obviously written in 2010, and then sent back to 2006, where it was copyrighted by Scott to prevent anyone else from publishing it.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

I'd say "Hide the empty aspirin bottle!", but that would be creepy.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Dang! Reverse is broken on my time machine, and forward only works one day at a time. Happy New Year anyway.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterImmortal1

traveling back in time to tell yourself something would be a pain. plus who's to say that your past self won't blatantly defy what you tell (yourself?). then everything gets all messed up.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXzex

"Have an accident and get my hair amputated" Ha ha ha!

Taking gold back in time == shipping coals to Newcastle. Better to take old paper money back, buy gold, then bring that back in the time machine. Or silver.
Incidentally, that is another proof time machines don't/won't exist, ever. Or we'd be up to our necks in scam artists attempting to take all our gold and silver by debasing the currency as much as possible. Thus it's ... um... oh rats.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerraHertz

see also...
http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/9/11/extra-joke.html

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNote:

Props on the They Might Be Giants shirt!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStan Key

Its obvious now that the Scott of today went back to the start of December for his "Public Service Announcements" and pre-anticipated all the flack that this post should of brought excepting that of course Scott of early December having been warned by Scott of today (who was in fact prepared by Scott of December last year who traveled forwards in time ... as we all do) who went back 2006 to make this rerun to foil all us today. Oh, I'm on to you Scott ;)

By the way, who else has seen Primer?

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

2006! I must have travelled back in time! Oh gosh; I'd better tell myself how much high school's going to suck.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHobosnake

Maybe some additional advice would be "campaign now to stop the compulsory codpiece act of 2015."

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Think it's not possible to do just what Scott does in this strip?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2sp-clMk8s&feature=player_embedded

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob In Pcola

LOL - I always wondered if I'd want to punch my former (younger) self!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWally

The only message i would deliver is " hey , its ok !! you dont go blind"

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDon

Hair amputated!!! LMAO!!!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

New Rick should warn Old Rick.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

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