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I laughed all the way through, it was an awesome comic

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeghan

I think you meant "Curl your idea with others." Discus is a Summer sport.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCakoluchiam

Panel 4: discus should be discuss.

Ric's pose in panel 2 would have been great in the previous strip about him smiling for the camera!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Haslett

Three comments:
1. I love the analogy in panel one.
2. I so want the combination of french fries and ice cream to work.

That's all.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP


March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSt. Chris

Absolutely brilliant.
I've read most of your comics and never commented until now, and I must say this is my new favorite one.

Awesome work!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrench Friescream Man

'Discus' your idea? As in throw it as hard and far as you can?

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSanguinity

Panel 4:

How does one 'discus' an idea? Do they just throw it out there? :P

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBDabbs

Ha ha ha! The bald one gets his comeuppance!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFritz

Check the first word of the top caption in the last panel.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikeS

I've been a fan for a while now, but you are in especially great form lately, Scott!

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaticStevil

I love this comic. Good work Scott :)

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikhil Singh

Discus your idea with others = throw it around Olympian-style.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

hi missy and scott,

just wanted to point you to a typo in the 4th panel. should read "discuss".

and also I wanted to say thank you. I love the comic.


March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererbsenzaehler

Sorry, sorry, sorry - I hate to be picky when I love this stuff so much - but "discus" your idea? Actually you might have meant that, I've certainly had some ideas in the past that could have done with being thrown away.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClare

Discus your idea with others.

When you're done, try javelining it with them. Is "javelining" a word?

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Nonny Mouse

Just to let you know; the last panel has "discuss" spelled incorrectly as "Discus"

other than that continue the great work and humor =D

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryazdiniran

The conversation in the last panel was deep! Had to think it through, guess Rick is smarter than we give him credit for

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoc

Just to let you know, I have BI on that feed thingy so I know right away when you've posted your new comic. I read the caption out loud to my teen and young adult sons, and there is usually at least one, "Oh no!!! What's he gonna do this time?"

This one is fantastic! Can't wait till my guys have read it too, especially since one of our all-time faves is the "You peed your pants" one. (How to Deal with Embarassment, I think)

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Well, it's a bit like another brilliant idea that I had. I call it tirabbouleh. It's a mix between tiramisu and tabbouleh. What's it like ? Well... it can't be described. But it's a brilliant idea, I'm sure.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe Thill

It's kind of sad how you can put out a great strip like today's and all people can do is point out that you missed one letter in one word. Reminds me of one posting I did to a newsgroup a while back where a typo had me screw up canon vs cannon. If they'd known how to reach me in real life, I truly believe several of the people would have used the latter on me. So be cautious, some of these nuts find typos to be a capital offense (and I don't mean holding down the shift key).

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Great comic. I'm not sure if anybody as mentioned it, but you originally spelled "discuss" wrong in the fourth panel. Although it looks like it's been corrected now, it was originally "discus". I'm surprised that nobody commented on that, cause it would have been a great opportunity for Olympic sport-related jokes at your expense.

On a side note, the closest I've ever come to making french friescream work is dipping my Wendy's fries in a Frosty, which may sound gross but is actually delicious.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt D

Holy crap... Do 15 people really need to point out the same typo and make the same comment about it? On a tangent, I totally love this specific comic. It reminds me of a cousin of mine who thinks of himself as an "idea man." He doesn't want to put any of his money into his ideas and he doesn't want to do any of the work. He somehow imagines that talented and wealthy people will flock towards his innovations and that this will result in great fame and fortune some day. I've explain the first panel's caption to him a million freaking times.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

Yesss, feed on the typooooo!

Scott can be proud that his typos mean this much to audience.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJV

Oh man, fantastic comic.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRvo

market up frozen mashed potatoes! genius!

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Wow, I'm glad everyone has let now you know about the discus crap. They need to get a life, and go out and buy some French Friescream ! I want to hear more about the Revenge of the Moon Men !! Or how about when that Omnipresent Guy missed his court date and got a Failure to Appear warrant issued.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

You have the word "Discuss" in the fourth panel. I think it should probably be "Discus", must have been a spellchecker error.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuk

wow - I thought I was one of the grammar Nazis but obviously you've gained a new legion of them, Scott! I think the problem is with the delay in getting comments posted - they all thought they were the first to catch your mistake, and they all thought they were so clever in using the pun.

Knowing about the delay in posting comments, I have relinquished my title of "Queen of Grammar" to those poor souls who bask in being "the first to notice"...

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Geez people! Anal much over a little typo when it is quite apparant what was meant?

Scott - love love love Basic Instructions! I just ordered the autographed book for my son's birthday and I know he will love it too. This one is right up there with my 2 current favorites, How to Wash a Cat and How to Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview. Can we see more with you wearing the fez please?

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterASKme

I don't think this has been mentioned yet, but you misspelled "discuss".

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVnlaThndr775

Excuse me but the last panel of this comic has words in it. I think you meant to leave it blank as a commentary on life.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAsmodoues

Um...I can't believe no one has pointed this out yet, but there is a typo in the last panel...

Also, I'm thinking you could weave fries together to form kind of an ice cream cone.....yum!

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJD

French fries + ice cream is surprisingly awesome. This needs to happen.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

great comic, scott!

seriously, though, what's with these people at grammar?

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

Hey, Scott.

Glad to see that you caught that discus typo. I was going to comment on it, because I was absolutely sure that the previous umpteen comments on it weren't sufficient. :)

Also, I love your comic and I'm finding more people to read it. It deserves to be widely read.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrispy

Very funny. You could have a very similar comic 40 years ago. Just change 'french fries' to 'cookie dough'.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Does no one else dip their french fries in their Frosties when they go to Wendy's?

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter,

Awesome comic. And I'm not gonna lie, frenchfriescream sounds delicious!

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I don't know if anyone else here has pointed it out, but there's a spelling error in the 4th panel. You've written 'Discuss' when you clearly meant to write 'Boobies'.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimon
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