How to Figure Out What Someone Means

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Reader Comments (23)

Panels 2 & 3 - brilliant!

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Unfortunately i saw that punchline (or a similar one) coming in panel 2 after he mentioned breaking glass. But you made up for that predictability in panel 4.

"performing Mundane duties until they run aground or rust away to nothing." I love that analogy.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Is this the first time that someone other then Scott was following the advice of the panels?

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

So bossman is a hillbilly, is that what you are saying? Or is his mother-in-law a hillbilly? so confused. I love this strip. why aren't you syndicated?

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

@isiah No, there have definitely been others. Just off the top of my head, there was something along the lines of "Dealing with an Insane Spouse", which was about Missy dealing with Scott having a dream that she was mean to him.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBenjamin B

isiah, I'm pretty sure it's not. I think the boss's been the one to follow the narrative a few times now.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersonny

Troubles at home, Scott?

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreymase

The roles seem reversed. In panels 2-4 Mullet Boss reads like Scott and Scott reads like Mullet Boss.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZach

can't wait to get married!

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdave

it really is great how you actually put in good advice in every comic, but still manage to keep it hilarious.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterme

This seems to be the first time, in panel 3, at least, where the boss actually makes some sense.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff Brown

Quadruple Score!
Every panel of this one had a funny punch line!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

The roles have been reversed before. Take a look at "How to Explain Something to Someone Who Doesn't Get it".

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve S

a true LOL on this one, or at least a CQTM (chuckle quietly to myself).

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS. Kyle Davis

I liked the first pane. I'm in a lot of conversations like that.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

Another great cartoon, especially panel 2 with the broken glass references.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I love your comic. It's original in a way that most comics try to be. I just hate that you get burned on so much in your comments. Keep up the good work and don't let the internet lackeys get to you.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdjkjr

Good stuff. However this is the first one that I am truly hesitant to forward to my wife. Others I have forwarded knowing she would read it and look at me knowingly, on this one I will face the inquisition board.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Slow start, big finish! Thanks

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSillyus

I often run into the situation in the first panel, and I never have a response to the question "why not just say that?"

But now I do!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdivx_ten

Is this the closest bossman has come to winning an argument?

Well, technically it wasn't an argument, but it did involve yelling.

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

I know I shouldn't, but every time I see the guy with the mullet, I think it's Ray Thomas from the Moody Blues.

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckoningChasm

...Doesn't the boss keep kosher?

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMauro

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