How to Discuss Something You Really Don't Want to Discuss

BTW, Amazon says they'll have my second book for sale as of June 8th, and I see no reason to doubt them. 

I should have signed copies for sale in a couple of weeks, if you want to wait.

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Reader Comments (52)

Either my timing is just great, or the internet has finally been shocked into silence.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolf

I laughed out loud for real, and I rarely do that. It was the ultrasound joke that got me.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

condolences, my man. I'm gonna pretend that that isn't a real exam that you're getting. but if it is, I'm sorry.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

lol, I've had a scrotal ultrasound. Just tell all your friends that you paid a "professional" a thousand dollars to rub goop on your man parts. It's the truth!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWes

NIIICE. So now I have that image to live with.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwarrior two

Hmm, tough choice which of these is worse. Anal probe or testicle x-ray.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Gold, true and untarnished, the last panel is praise worthy

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrokenToy

Those scrotal ultrasounds are a bitch.

Or so I've heard.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarkus

scrotal ultrasounds are no laughing matter... to this day when I enter the hospital I hide my face in case the same girl that scanned me is there.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJSB

I have gotten a scrotal ultrasound, and it's really not particularly humiliating. Okay, the goo is kind of gross, but I'd take that any day over a prostate exam.

scrotal ultrsound, ummm warm jelly

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterglowplug

I actually laughed out loud when I read "scrotal ultrasound." Not only do I rarely do that, but my roommate is giving me weird looks now. I'm trying to not tell him what I'm laughing at but now he's insistent on knowing. How can I get him to leave it alone?

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSir Dirgible IV

Biggest out-loud laugh of the day, hands down -- thanks!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

I'm not sure what a scrotal ultrasound is, but I hope you're okay!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

“You’re writing a comic about Rick. . .”
“Yes.”
“Getting a prostrate exam. . .”
“Yes.”
“Instead of doing a strip about you. . .”
“Yes.”
“Getting a scrotal ultrasound.”
“OH YES.”

Scott, you are a poet.

Sweet! New book comes out the day after my birthday! Thanks for the present, Scott :-D

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscgvlmike

haha. scrotum

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermachu

Hope you're OK, I had one of those once, they found something malignant, it turned out to be my brain. Good luck!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimon

OMFG...today is a day I would like to have known how not to read. However since that is not the case, well done. I endeavor to scrub the images out of my mind.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

The joys of approaching forty. Thanks for the reminder, Scott!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEthan

I can say from experience that a colonoscopy is worse by far than either of those things. Not the procedure itself (you're unconscious for it), but simply the stuff that you have to take the night before. You have to drink like half a gallon of this stuff that tastes like satan's breast milk. You start off thinking, this can't be that bad but by the third glass you're sitting on the floor, rocking back and forth, and crying because you know that you have three glasses left...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Holy Radiation Batman!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWalter

OMG!! I was reading this one out loud to my young adult sons... We all yelled Rick's NGAH! but couldn't help laughing out loud. This one was hilarious!!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervictoria

Hey, c'mon, don't knock the scrotal ultrasound. It's one of David Vitter's favorites.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjvwalt

Anal probe is definitely worse, unless there's testicular, um, compression in order to facilitate the ultrasound--YIKES!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

I googled it to see if it was even a real procedure -- it is -- and in doing so came across this page.

Some younger kids may be afraid of the machinery used for the ultrasound. Explaining in simple terms how the scrotal ultrasound will be conducted and why it's being done can help ease any fear. You can tell your son that the equipment takes pictures of his scrotum and testicles.

Yeah, that will calm him down.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I've got no scrotum or prostate and I'm still NAGHing out loud. Enjoy getting your boy part bits examined, sounds like as much fun as a gyno exam.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulianna01

I can top both of those tests: I had a giant cotton swab on a metal stick shoved up my urethra to test for the gonorrhea I didn't actually have. On the bright side, the cannon tamper so ungently introduced to my peehole did dislodge the tiny kidney stone that convinced me I'd caught the clap.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArchemedes Rex

"scrotal" is the best adjective ever.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Do I know you??? I had one of those 3 weeks ago. I'll take 10 rectal exams over one scrotal ultrasound!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

Never read the expression "scrotal ultrasound" in a comic strip before. Or in a book. Or on the Web for that matter. Why is that so stinkin funny? Scott, you are genius. You are the goop beneath my, um, device.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

I've never heard of a scrotal ultrasound but now I hope I never need one.

For a split second I thought it was a fictional medical test used to scan the male anatomy for a hitherto undetected human fetus. Ignorance + overactive imagination + TMI = dangerous.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

Now that explains why people in the future wear protective gear in their genitalia...

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGuest

This may be an amazing coincidence, but there's an ad for some sort of prostate pill right next to this strip. Unless that's Scott's new deal - all strips are now subliminal messages for the ads on the web site.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKolsen

Hey, I had one of those scrotal things a few years ago. Just try not to fantasize too much about the woman handling your junk.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAzJerry

Okay, my most humiliating exam was when I got an infection on, uh, Mister Happy, and to ensure it was only on the, ummm, surface, they poked a fiber optic down the, er, down the you know so they could check the inside of the bladder.

That was bad enough. What was worse was the MD had two assistants in to observe the procedure. And oh yes, they were both female, young and very cute.

The scrotal ultrasound was no big deal, but the surgery to remove the hydrocele was no fun; and nor was the threat of a wide-awake visit to Catheter City (thankfully avoided just in time) ...

Oh, c'mon, boys, ultrasound is nothing. Think mammogram - getting em squeezed between metal plates, or better yet, a breast biopsy where they simultaneously stick needles in while squeezing!

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Hilarious comic. Trust me, a vaginal ultrasound is much more pleasant, feel for ya there.......

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Is it okay for a white person to say "NGAH"?

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip

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