Just a quick rerun to help get my posting schedule back to normal. Thanks for your patience.
Still funny. Still makes me want hot wings.
i was gonna say, that's 'old Rick'.
Very well. A QUICK RERUN COMIC IT SHALL BE!!
Jazz hands of fury. Sensational.
This is arguably my favorite of all of your strips, especially since this is more or less how I engage in 'trash-talk'
Rerun or not, the first panel is still brilliant.
I saw this strip the first time, but only now has it dawned on me. How does one determine who has eaten the hottest wing?
ah, the bell for the next round is rung.
Violence fight. Still classic.
I always choose VIOLENCE!
This entire strip is one of my favorites, but I still can't read the first panel - at all - without cracking up.
@wrench: First man to consume a cold beverage during the consumption? There are many spice-off competitions I have seen, where the winner is the man left stuffing spice into his mouth, and the loser is writhing on the ground trying to stick their head into a bucket of water.
wrench: by fighting!
My brother and I have been using the phrase "violence fight" whenever possible ever since we first read this.
They're probably arranged on the menu in order of hotness. Failing that, if one dish is called "Atomic Fire Wings From Hell", that's a pretty good giveaway.
I've asked my daughter to scream the phrase, "It is go time! And down is the direction you will be going!" to the other team at her next middle school volleyball game.
How does one determine who has eaten the hottest wing? One requests the purveyor of the wings to provide four separate plates of wings, spiced to the following degrees: hot; extremely hot; infernal; and banned by the Geneva Convention. In the event of both contestants successfully consuming wings from the most heavily spiced plate then the match may be called a draw, or adjourned to Bangkok for a tie-break round.
re: wrench: Maybe the wings come in a pack with 'hot', 'hottest', and 'Chernobyl', but presumably there would be multiple 'Chernobyl' wings, so they'd be better doing 'whoever eats the most hot wings without taking a drink' for the contest, but I don't think Scott had the extra space to put all of that in.
I'd do no good in the contest as I have no threshold at all for spicy stuff.
wrench: Presumably, one starts with the mildest wings, and works through the menu until a level of hotness is reached that only one combatant can consume.
What's with Rick's hair in panel 1?
How does one determine who has eaten the hottest wing? With this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_performance_liquid_chromatography
"i was gonna say, that's 'old Rick'."
You mean... we've been old-Rick-rolled? Dastardly!
Jazz hands...of FURY! Epic.
This is still the greatest BI ever. Even a second time, I find new things in it to amuse me.
A VIOLENCE FIGHT IT SHALL BE.
A modern classic!
Yes! This is my favorite! I always liked this page due to the "Jazz hands of Fury" and "Fosse-Fu" lines. Glad to see it again and not having to go do a archive search.
I miss this version of Rick.
How appropriate. You fight like a cow!
it's new to me!
This scene was cut from Fight Club, wasn't it?
I think this is my new favorite, kudos.
@Classic Steve: Light reflecting off his hair, maybe?
There needs to be a T-shirt with "A VIOLENCE FIGHT IT SHALL BE!" on it. Get to work, Scott!
Love the jazz hands of fury.so epic.
Seriously, guys: I can read this whole strip in the voice of Eddie Izzard and it sound perfectly natural. This was like dialogue taken directly from one of his stand-ups.