How to Make a Captive Talk Without Resorting to Torture

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Reader Comments (35)

Amazing. Best one in a long time. I love how in this case, making rocket hat talk would be an achievement regardless of what he said.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorgen

Mildly repellent, but still funny.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Long live rocket man and his prophet Scott Meyer!

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

I love the dialogue in the fourth panel.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I laughed. very hard. thanks for that. i needed it. lol. could the emperor kiss my boo-boo. genius, i say. truly genius.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterquesito

High-viscosity moon saliva, is that to do with thier lack of gravity? You know what? THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

it never occurs to Emperor to have RocketHat's hat removed, that's what makes it a classic.

I want to know how the fractupuncture in the last strip turned out!

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimon

Why is rocket hat always captured?

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAntony

"can the emperor kiss my boo boo?" greatness!

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS Kyle Davis

Anthony: Because saying "Please could you not capture me" would ruin his idiot. I mean idiom.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnowyowl

Bwa. Very good.

It also strikes me that the moon men logo could become a tshirt. I may be wrong though.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentera*p

The act of torturing has never been more amusing...back to my dungeon.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorousisme

I'm not sure I understand the second line of panel 1. He, the prisoner, doesn't... intend to torture you?

I notice that the minion's logo is a masculinity symbol with a lunar twist.

(Note from Scott: I approved this comment, then went away for several hours. When I came back, several people had explained the 2nd line. Nobody was deliberately dog-piling. They just didn't know the matter had already been addressed.)

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I wonder if Scott is waiting until the very last strip he ever draws to let Rocket Hat Talk. Kind of like when the 2 Daryl brothers spoke during the last episode of Newhart.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeremyJB

@Classic Steve:
moon + man ;-)


Great job Scott. Nice to see Rocket Had in action again!

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Where's Omnipresent Man?

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterconcerned reader

I'm going to start trying to work "I take no erotic pleasure from this act, so stop looking at me like that." into every day conversations.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWarren

The pose of Lackey #1 in the first panel is . . .. almost exactly the pose I inevitably assumed at some point during every staff meeting I ever attended. I feel for Lackey #1 - he knows that things will not turn out well.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

@Classic Steve: "You KNOW... He doesn't." Hope I'm not the umpteenth person to clarify this for you. Glad to be of service.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Forget the moonman logo t-shirt, I want the moonman logo jumpsuit ! Like my grandpa used to wear. Ok, maybe they could be neoprene waders I could wear while wadefishing or surfer's wetsuits. And just how does Rocket Hat end up getting captured all the time? Is he attacking the moonmen, or are the moonmen coming down to attack earth ? One more question, is that a new chinstrap on Rocket Hat or are those sideburns?

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

I saw Rocket Hat and immediately my day became better.

Thanks for the great comic.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Classic Steve - He, the prisoner, doesn't KNOW that you don't intend to torture him.

But you knew that....

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Scott, I love the leader of the moon men, but every time you draw him I find it twice as hilarious when you include his ridiculous bony knees.
Please! More knees!

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaribeth

Classic Steve, he (the prisoner) doesn't know you (the captor) don't intend to torture him. In this case "know" is the verb and therefore what the second sentence is referring to, while all of "you don't intend to torture your prisoner" is a noun clause, object of said verb. Yay, grammar! (I'm such a nerd >.< )

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

@Classic Steve: He, the prisoner, doesn't know that you, his captor, don't intend to torture him. You know that; he doesn't.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Steve

Yes, Earth man, you are to be wet-willieddddd!!!!!!

Classic Steve: The prisoner doesn't know that the captor doesn't intend on using torture.

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChare

Classic Steve, it's "The prisoner doesn't [know that you don't intend to torture him]."

I like the image of the minion stretching in the first panel. Or maybe just chillin'.

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatBallou

Being both a filthy foreigner and a bear of very little brain I stumbled over the first sentence, too. To quote Steve Krug: Don't Make Me Think (yes, using the good ol' noodlebox is a good thing, mostly). A dash might make it easier to grasp: "You know you don't intend to torture your prisoner--he doesn't."

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM. Möhling

i guess in this case the details were important!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterinsomniac

Hahaha! Awesome indeed.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEliza

Rocket hat sure seems to get caught a lot

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe Sean

An imperial moon-willie seems painful, considering the size of His Lunatic Greatness's nails.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRogueposter

Anticipation of pain is almost always worse than actual pain.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

"did the burn occur before or after ear penatration?" would it really make a difference?

P.S. yes I know I misspelled some stuff but, THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT!!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE.Nigma

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