How to Avoid Discussing Politics at Work

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Reader Comments (35)

Haha this happens all the time at my job. Somehow I manage to stay out of it.

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

Why would I want to avoid discussing my political beliefs when they're clearly correct?

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

MMMMMMMMM! - I had this exact conversation at work yesterday. Prescient?
Love your work. Keep it up

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandall

hey, don't knock political talk at work. there's nothing like a little mid-day bloodletting to let off some steam and relax.

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbob k. mando

You spelt "MMMMMM" differently in each cell. Correct spelling should be "MMMMMMMM"

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheck

I will be using this method from now on!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl


it's even worse when your boss is a politician...

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

"Wouldn't you agree that you, and all people who vote like you, are crazy?"

Yes. Yes, I would.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

Hilarious as always.
Keep on the great work.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarkSun

I love the screwed-up "I'M TRYING TO BLOCK YOU OUT" face and clenched fists in the last two panels, the urge to just deck him and run is overwhelming :D

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookie

I use this tactic a lot

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Love this comic because I hate political discussions.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlack

I dunno Scott... It was ok. Tough to follow up that last one though.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH0u53

In panels three and four, the posture and face your character is making is definitely the face and actions of a ten month old pooping in his dipey. That is sure to end unwanted discussions of ANY kind.
The danger, though, what if certain "scary" political factions learn of and employ this technique as part of dialogue of political discourse in this country? A guest on the O'Reilly Factor drops a big one in their pants live on the air. Glen Beck cries until someone changed his recently soiled Depends and cleans his "boom-boom" on air. Senators start giving new meaning to the word "filibuster". Terrorists start throwing poo instead of launching conventional missiles.
Just to clear the air and let you know what you may wrought upon this planet.
I think it's awesome.


(Tasty comic...)

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersleepygamer

Um...are you having a little poo? Just a little one? In that last panel?

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimmo

Ingenious! I will have to start using this method in all social situations, actually.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

I think you spelled MMMMMMM wrong.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShard

I think the closed mouth scream goes in the facial expression hall of fame.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKolsen

I wish I could close mouth scream, that'd probably make my family and friends life somewhat easier... I'm rather loud... MMMMMMMMMMMM *continues to practise*

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZiah

Nicely done!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Clearly this is a job for the TROLOLO song!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertigerb

Well if you weren't laughably naive, crazy and wrong; talking about politics wouldn't be a problem because you'd have the correct opinion. I don't see how that can be made any clearer.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGekkobear

wow, someone used this commentary section to try to discuss politics...

good job, you're just the sort of person that this comic is all about!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

This is a good one. I only like talking about politics with people who mostly agree with me. :)

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKris L

Panel 4 looks like a wedding cake.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Just rub your face and make noises like you did in the other comic.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSevalecan

And I continue to believe that everything will be fine, people will understand that there are true values, and finally learn to live in harmony with nature!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTT-welwet

"Panel 4 looks like a wedding cake."

Which one of them's the bride?

What I really like about this comic is that it's about political discussions, but gives nothing away about what Scott's own political opinions are. Well done!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeanF

Pretty sure I love Basic Instructions.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEliza

I've actually had discussions like the ones in panels 2 and 3 with people.
(My original sentence was phrased, "I've had discussions with people in panels 2 and 3" but I felt that could be interpreted as being overly familiar. Or bats**t crazy. Oh, the wonders of 5am.)
I have never once thought of the "MMMMMMM!" idea. I actually want to try it now, because it would get me in a lot less trouble than my original impulse, which is usually to stab at my temple with my finger, wince, and say things like "Are you single-handedly keeping the Aspirin manufacturers in business?"
I am, uh, not that witty when annoyed. Thusly, "MMMMMM!" is the better option.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

What happened to Shaggy Dude's glasses in panel 4?

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaticCling

I love how everything in this could apply to nutjobs of ANY political party.

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I'm a conservative. As you can tell, I am not looking forward to being dragged into a political discussion when I get a job

It's not that I don't enjoy it, it's that I would get fired for spending all my time debating

That reminds me, Comic Scott needs to run for politics. Insulting people behind their backs, using different techniques to insult them to their face... He would be PERFECT!

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcalasari

Scott has "bitter-beer face."

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black
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