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Guess What You Ate really reminds of an episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit. Except they served people food from a gas station claiming it was gourmet.

"The sexy history of sexy sex" returns no results. I'd say you have a winner there.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCortJstr

Have you learned from the last comic? Are you wearing pants when you're talking about "The Sexy History of Sex"?

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatchstickman

"Basic Sex Instructions: After Hours"

Do it. Nao.

or at least give me an entertainigng rejection letter!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersleepygamer

Hey, they guy's doing Geico commercials... he might go for it!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoy

Hell, I'll watch anything with R. Lee Ermey in it.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColin

This is my sex toy. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My sex toy is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My sex toy, without me, is useless.....

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMick from Geelong

The History Channel doesn't do WWII anymore. "Nostradamus' Sexy End of the World," maybe.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSt. Chris

You gotta have some Nazi's on The Hitler Channel. Also, I'd watch all those shows mentioned in this strip.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlord.xeon

You have two "Of course"s in a row.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter...

Thanks Scott. I have now wasted 15 minutes at work imagining what "sex toys of the Luftwaffe" would be. I don't think I'm going to sleep for a week,

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBart

For a channel that has a rather precise term in its title, The History Channel does have an astounding array of God-nonsense on it; I think there was a two-hour program called "God vs. Satan." SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

There is already the Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, written by Kristen Schaal. So the History of Sexy Sex isn't too far off really (although more likely as a book than a show). Either that or a web series would probably work.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Truth is stranger than fiction... I remember watching a one hour documentary on prostitution in Hawaii during WWII. What with so many troops on the island, demand skyrocketed and so did prices. The military, under martial law, stripped the local police of their vice duties, and fixed the price of tricks at $3. The hookers' response was: if you set the price, we'll set a time limit of 3 minutes. See for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_O%27Hara

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

It took me a while to parse "...where they serve people steak" to have the stress on steak, rather than people.

Also,
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165854/quotes?qt0231653
:

"Why don't they make shows about people's daily lives you'd be interested in watching? You know, like "Sick Old Man" or "Skinny Little Weakling." "Big Fat Guy." Wouldn't you watch a show called "Big Fat Guy"? I'd watch that fucking show. "

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllen K.

A spoof decades ago mentioned in passing "Our great new show: 'Look At It; Who Are You?'"
Now there's an actual show "who do you think you are?"
I haven't dared to watch it for fear it will be "LookAt It; Who Are You?"
Then I would have no more doubts that our civillization is doomed.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Mick, that was brilliant. I've read a lot of funny stuff on here and thoroughly enjoy the comic, but what you just did may have been the most well played moment I've ever seen on here.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJH

how about engineering sexy empires? or lost sexy worlds. the sexy american revolution. it's been done. I think the Simpsons did it.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

@CortJster: Bullshit has done several episodes like that. In the one about water bottles they had people swearing that different types of water had different flavors, just based on the name and false history, even though every single bottle was filled up with the same hose in the back. Similarly, they showed that people who were told the fast food they were eating was actually from a high class restaurant thought it tasted better and estimated the calorie content to be much lower than it really was.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@Mick: LOL!

Well, the sexiest aspect of WWII was the prevalence of showgirls and lounge singers. Oh, and women's baseball in skirts.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Oh God. Now I rue all the times The History of Sex was on and I didn't watch it.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

R. Lee Ermey on the Sexy History of Nostradamus' Predictions for World War Two.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannoying guy

German sex toys? That's a pretty horrifying thought.

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

All I can add is...

The History Channel's "XY Factor: Sex in World War II: The Pacific Front."

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaplander

Panel 2--laughed out loud. "Guess what you ate?" The title alone is hilarious, because the answer CAN'T be good.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMs Kobe

Eva Braun - the untold story.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

Dee, "Who do you think you are?" is a TV show originally from the BBC (see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Do_You_Think_You_Are%3F") in which various celebrities dig into their family history. Sometimes it's quite amusing/interesting. The latest BBC series has a guy called Alexander Armstrong (who you may never have heard of but is a popular comedian in the UK) who sounds "posh" and turns out to be directly descended from British royalty. The joke on him is that he did a spoof of the show some time ago in which he pretended that all his female ancestors turned out to have been "ladies of the night".

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Committing Yak

I should have thought of this with my earlier comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdMLvy1Xv8M&feature=player_embedded

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Committing Yak

Sexily unsexy sex.
You can't beat it. You can't process it using your brain. You can't properly imagine it and you probably don't want to.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

The History Channel doesn't do WWII anymore. "Nostradamus' Sexy End of the World," maybe.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinux

"The Sexy History of Sex" sounds like a book written by Douglas Reynholm from "The IT Crowd."

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryour mom

I can't find a way to email, so I hope you read comments.

I haven't received an RSS update since December. I had assumed you had stopped posting and it's only now, 9 months later, that I'm cleaning up my RSS reader and realized the feed I had been using was dead. I switched over to your new feed, but I wanted to leave some feedback.

A. I use Bloglines.com to keep track of my RSS feeds. According to their stats, there's about 100 people there who have switched over.

B. I checked my old feed, and there's about 700 people who haven't yet found the new feed.

C. Perhaps you should post one more entry at http://www.basicinstructions.net/atom.xml 's feed and let people know the new RSS feed.

I love this comic, but you, C-A-D, and Unshelved all switched RSS feeds without making an update on the old one letting us know. Not a good way to keep readers...

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle P

I too would like to read the rejection letter. Please, please do this.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEcho

How about engineering sexy empires? or lost sexy worlds. the sexy american revolution. it's been done. I think the Simpsons did it...

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertorrent download

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