How to Be the Life of the Party

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Reader Comments (41)

Nice. I love how the only songs he knows are instrument-inappropriate. I suppose he does a killer rendition of "76 Trombones" on the violin?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus

Awesome comic but you left out an apostrophe in panel two.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Is it just me or does it appear someone is missing their pants in that last panel?
Maybe he is just trying to appear manly? heh heh
(side note: love your comic)

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Ah, but can he play "Trombone King" on the piano?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Oh, that Mullet Boss - doesn't he realize that at a party whose attendees include Smoking-Jacket Scott, Colonel Sanders Rick, and Guy in a Hoodie, a trombone would be wackily out of place?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabi

I like to think Mullet Boss got the words wrong, but just in case it was an accident, the lyric is "nine o'clock."

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZach

What instrument does he use to play 76 Trombones?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjpoteet2

"Sing" us a song, you're the Piano Man....

... right? Did I get those lyrics mixed?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMajin

The invisible invitation must have also said ' must dress like Colonel Sanders or Hugh Hefner'.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermombalabamba

Oh bloody hell. Why are all your strips so damn funny?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

"Only on the trombone." I coffeed my monitor at that one!

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

You... seem to be wearing a dressing gown at a party?

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Just wanted to drop by and say I've been reading for months and I absolutely love this comic.

I'm also wondering why you have no pants on in the last panel, but hey, it's your party.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelydia

Pure genius, Scott. Now that I think about it, I'm wondering how many people have actually attempted to inflict "Piano Man" on innocent bystanders while accompanying themselves on the guitar. Pitifully ironic. Never seen it done, frankly.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Ouch, I can just imagine how much Piano Man is getting butchered!

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWalter

3rd panel! I laffed.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

The voice I imagine for Mr. Mullet is not suitable for "Piano Man." I kinda figured it wasn't his type of song anyway, but then, I'm not sure what would be.

I'm quite sure that I've never heard WMGGW on anything but a guitar.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Yes! A return of the smoking jacket and Rick's 'Country Gentleman' outfit.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteveDave

Now if only he could play "76 Trombones" on the piano, he'd have something.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Bejarano

The smoking jacket returns ! And the southern gentleman ! But it's 2010, and the old Rick is here, what gives? Is he sipping mint julips? no? that is a pity ! "While my trombone gently weeps"

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

And how would Mullet Boss play "Mr. Tambourine Man"?

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

Haha! This one reminds me of The Office.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Haha! This one reminds me of The Office.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

"Oh, that IS a pity."


February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

Ye gods, is that Ric dressed as Colonel Sanders?! What kind of psychotic parties do you throw?

"Oh. That is a pity." Win.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Love the smoking jacket.... That's how you know it's a real classy party!

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Right on Scott! I have been to parties where someone decided to start playing a guitar, and everyone was expected to stop conversing and just listen. It was pretty lame.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaptor007

So he plays "Piano Man" on the guitar, and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the trombone. I love it.

Also love the smoking jacket and Rick's suit. You guys know how to party!

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSongbird

But ... where are the ladies?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

"That must have been written on the invitation you didn't send me."


February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXydexx

Clearly, Mullet Boss is just the latest victim of that debilitating illness, Chronic Lyricosis. What we're just discovering is that it is a precursor to that other debilitating illness, Appropriate Instrument Deficit Disorder, and we thank Mullet Boss for being the first to bring these two diseases to the forefront of our awareness. If only we could find a cure - won't you please give lots of money to our cause?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

"Oh, that IS a pity." I actually laughed out loud. The subtext to the request was nice - I imagined him imagining the guitar crying because it was being played so badly.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I hate the guitar guy at parties. Either play something good, or put it away.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

No women at the party? Hmmmm, It's a sausage fest !!! I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

This is hilarious. I blog about following direction sets and how effective they are and I wish now that I was testing your instructions instead. This is so funny!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Neeley

As it happens, 76 Trombones does have a piano arrangement. I've got it here in my house somewhere.

March 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZiggy

Trombomatic live!

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPsihoKekec

Hey Isaac, Mullet Boss is meant to be plain-spoken and folksy. The "errors" in his dialogue are deliberate.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrisCo


December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSomepartsareme

Isn't that song mullet boss is slaughtering Billy Joel's Piano Man?

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterme
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