How to Answer an Unaswerable Question (A Little NSFW)

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Reader Comments (33)

I pre-ordered it and it came to my friend's hotel who just arrived to Peru on saturday and by monday I was already reading it =) !!! WoooW
Thanks Scott for doing such great art!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPercy

The funniest concept food I've ever come up with were Cheese Nietzsches.

The tag-lines for the bottom of the bag are a ton of fun to invent.

Work safe image: http://imgur.com/BjwO2.jpg

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPavel

If Nimoy likes them, I'm buying 'em! It would be... illogical not to.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenguin

Apparently, your "better" thing to do is sit around trying to figure out how to work "numb nuts" into a comic...

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

The strip should have ended with her calling them numbnuts

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

"Nimoy Noms Num-Num Nuts" is probably the greatest sentence ever written

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I'm guessing that the NSFW part was the crude use of lolspeak in panel 4. Correct?

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Homoerotic is NSFW? I try my very best to slip that word in to meetings.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I was sitting quietly at my workstation with all my family asleep in the surrounding rooms... I hope to God I didn't wake them with my sudden outburst of laughter. this one is one of my favorites, EVER. keep up the good work, you're fantastic!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterduck

I have to say, if this one is NSFW, you work at a sad, sad place and need a better job.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNyek

In my country, there's a brand of beer nuts called Nobby's Nuts.

The slogan is "Nibble Nobby's Nuts!"

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow of the Sun

So... Maybe I'm new here, but is numb nuts really NSFW? Otherwise, solid cartoon. There's almost a Poe-like rhythm to Nimoy Noms Num-Num Nuts. That, and it has the potential to becoming a solid meme.

*David Caruso walks up to the body, a white sheet over the lower half. Sgt. Frank Tripp walks by.
"Well, sir, he was the CEO of Num Nuts incorporated. Looks like whoever did this injected Novocain all over the lower body of the victim. There was a cat near by, and someone has duct taped a caption to it reading 'Nom Noms.' But why?"
Caruso takes off glasses.
"Looks likes this CEO Nom Noms Num Num Nuts."
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYour mom

there was a campaign in the uk a couple of years ago for a product called nobby's nuts:

Nobby's Nuts TV Advert (work safe -ish, it's a post watershed advert)

the guy, btw, is called Noddy Holder

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhodgy

I agree with Michael. Best sentence ever.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS. Kyle Davis

I have a few phrases like this that my wife has banned due to overuse.

'Homoerotic innuendo' and 'Miscellaneous genitalia'

I don't know why they're fun to say. They have lots of vowels and are vaguely inappropriate without being vulgar. I also like the word 'whamsplatter'. i.e. I hit a skunk and got whamsplatter on my car. Whamsplatter has assonance. I also like the word assonance.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff-1

This is the funniest BI I've seen in months.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

this is all a bunch of monkey spank.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

Do I have anything better to do than read Basic Instructions?
"Better? Yes. More Fun? Not even close!"

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

I wish real-world Rick in panel 2 would have said 'The details are unimportant!' as a wink to moon-Rick.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff-1

"Nimoy Noms Num-Num Nuts"

This makes me want to by Spock Stock in whatever company makes these.

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

And of course, the ad would have to have George Takei in it to put it over the, um, top.

For context, see Sulu taking on Tim Hardaway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1iQODC5OI

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjonesey

AURGH! No! The phrase is "Numb NUT". Singular! 1950's slang, your Nut is your Head. It's just a different way of saying numbskull.

Here, let me explain it to you all. Just give me a moment to set up this projector, screen, laptop and audio system. You can leaf through this 68 page handout on why it is numb NUT. Please stay seated, there will be refreshments and fabulous door prizes after the presentation. Remeber.. it it numb NUT. * * * S I N G U L A R ! ! ! * * *

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrnk

I'm definitely going to have to use "Whamsplatter" from now on.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrowncoatCTW

on a fishing trip once my brother and i bought a couple ice cream treats named "Nuts Up!" hours of hilarz ensued.

"hey man, you got some nuts up on your chin." etc.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Staple

Another great one, but I must say I loved Jeff's comment so much I'm still tickled. I had to look up assonance, but yeah, I like that word too. I'll have to add "whamsplatter" to my vocabulary somehow. Can I use it for insects on my windshield too?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScu

My nine year old son went through a short phase of addressing me as 'dumbnuts' when he was annoyed or frustrated. We have encouraged him not to continue this, as the number of people he will encounter in his life who respond positively to that term will be vanishingly small.

If he were a bit older, I'd show him this strip to convince him.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

For my brother's birthday, I bought myself a copy of the new book.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid MacDonald

Am I the only one that wants to see more of the cheese nietzsches?

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacob

I didn't notice if anybody else pointed this out yet, but the Recent Instructions on the right lists this as "How to Answer an Unanswerable Question" while the title of the comic says "How to Ask an Unanswerable Question"

Very funny though :)

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Who is the unfamiliar character on the left of panel 3?

"Stop it, Wednesday. You're scaring me."

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

Nimoy Noms Num-Num Nuts???!

XD

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCerca

It wouldn't be NSFW if you didn't label it NSFW

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelsonine

In the second panel it seems you forgot that THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

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