How to Make a Public Service Announcement

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Reader Comments (89)

I'm sorry, could you repeat that? I was overwhelmed by the smoking jacket.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Wait, you mean there are comics above the copyright date?

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

Doesn't effect me, I cut that bit out when I resize the comics for the "Simple Howto" book I am compiling.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterplayerone

Just do what I do at the beginning of each year: Print out a copy of the offending comic and correct the copyright date by hand with a Sharpie.

Problem solved!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

OMG! At the bottom of this page it says: "Copyright © 2009, Scott Meyer. All rights reserved."

2009!!! DON'T TELL ME TO CALM DOWN!!!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Sharpie. Simple and artistic. What? No it's not being lazy! It's artistic and...uh...stuff.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Have you considered starting a range, like 2010-2012 (since the world ends in 2012 that will be a convenient range.) Just a suggestion.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSARA

Love the new pose in panels 3 and 4. Is it fear you see in his eyes? Disgust? Constipation? A seizure? I don't know, but it's awesome. Nicely done!!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim C

You should have told them to liquid paper the correction on their monitors.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStr00p

Now how will I know for sure what year it is Scott? How will I know?!

I'll be like a fresh time traveller, bewildered and dazed, asking random passerbys for the date, and getting only wild stares. All because of one number. Curse you Scott Meyer. Curse you.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I would love to see more of suave/angry hand shaking expression from panel 3/4

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Gold

Wow, I can totally see this PSA backfiring and crashing your email this coming January...! ;)

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStu G

Haven't posted in awhile but I'm sure to start posting with increasing regularity now that I've been warned there will be discrepancies between the copyright date and the actual date. I can't believe it's not still 1999 - I'm still partying like it!

LOVE the PSA, btw, as well as the Instruction. Perfect.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Of course you realize, this will only make it worse

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScott

@Judas P

Calm down.

The details are unimportant.

/sarc off

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack

I would note that it is not a new pose, it is merely unbridled hedonism without chicken or monopoly.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I was expecting a fundraising appeal so you could afford to get the copyright date changed. Maybe next year.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRedshift

I just hope this doesn't lead to a slew of "OMG! Teh copayrite is rong lulz" posts come the first comic of 2011.

On another note, I really enjoyed this strip. It made me laugh pretty hard!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsquire

I laughed out loud at every panel !

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCkikilwai

It bugs me too Scott, Thanks for this highly informative and educational PSA

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Oooh, next PSA - When people comment that the strip is a repeat because they forgot that it was on Cracked that they saw it before (thats cracked.com not the crack cocaine)

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

You should have had Rick do the announcement. We all know he's the real star of the strip.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMortenGreen

The comments are almost as good as the comic itself. Except this one...

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKalle Mero

I read this comic whilst Kashmir by Led Zepplin was on the radio, which gave it an even more disturbing and "building up to the apocalypse" feel. Splendid.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

You put the date on which it was created. You don't ever update the date on a piece of art.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabine

nice!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Why don't you change it to (cc) 2011? Copyright is so last century.

No, seriously, consider it.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTobias

Why is the Automobile Association sponsoring people?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnowyowl

Man, you are a GENIUS!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRomenique Zedeck

Frame 1: Dr. Scott Evil (Meyer), Austin Powers' nemesis.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

copyright extends from the life of the author, I think 75 years from death in the US, but I'm not in the US so ask a local.
I'll leave you to connect the dots - think of the children! Also women tend to live longer than men. How's Missy? Do not take your legal advice from people posting on your website.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

In the picture for panels 3 and 4, your nose looks rather long. Just thought I'd point that out to you my good sir

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

How to Tamper with a Copyright for Fun and Profit

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOctavo Dia

is anyone else getting a Lex Luthor vibe off of Scott in this strip?
BWWWAAAAHAAAAAAAA
Or am i just going to be made an offer i cant refuse?

Good strip by the way

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

This is one of the funniest copyright dates you've written. I fell on the floor when I got to the ©.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor Kent

And yet you will still have people "correcting" you. I suggest you reply to them with a link to this comic, while the rest of us just smirk and point.
And let me take this opportunity to say thank you for an excellent comic. Not just this one, but all of them. Take the rest of the day off with pay.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrank M

*applauds* Nicely done, Scott! The price of fame you are paying now! *nods*

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I suppose that making such a comic would only make everyone even more crazy about the copyright date just to mock you.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJebanykarateka

In panel 3, I think you mean "impartial" instead of "impactful". I'm relatively sure that "impactful" isn't even a word.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Deckard

I'm confused. If you're going into the future and making them ahead of time itself, then why doesn't it already have a copyright of 2011?

Just Kidding!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWally

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