How to Engage in Pre-Fight Smack Talk (Rerun)


Just a quick rerun to help get my posting schedule back to normal. Thanks for your patience.


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Reader Comments (36)

Still funny. Still makes me want hot wings.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhlaode

i was gonna say, that's 'old Rick'.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbob k. mando


August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatchstickman

Jazz hands of fury. Sensational.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

This is arguably my favorite of all of your strips, especially since this is more or less how I engage in 'trash-talk'

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInversion

Rerun or not, the first panel is still brilliant.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeetviper

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?

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwrench

@ wrench

ah, the bell for the next round is rung.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Violence fight. Still classic.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP

I always choose VIOLENCE!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

This entire strip is one of my favorites, but I still can't read the first panel - at all - without cracking up.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin W

@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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobisOnlyBob

wrench: by fighting!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercsrster

My brother and I have been using the phrase "violence fight" whenever possible ever since we first read this.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnowyowl

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHugh

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwing commander

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHari

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwintermute

What's with Rick's hair in panel 1?

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

How does one determine who has eaten the hottest wing? With this:

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeanmutton

"i was gonna say, that's 'old Rick'."

You mean... we've been old-Rick-rolled? Dastardly!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGawain

Jazz hands...of FURY!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterme

This is still the greatest BI ever. Even a second time, I find new things in it to amuse me.


August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEtrigan


August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

A modern classic!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB.D

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.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterminespatch

I miss this version of Rick.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

How appropriate. You fight like a cow!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFopenplop

it's new to me!

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternathan

This scene was cut from Fight Club, wasn't it?

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkyknoord

I think this is my new favorite, kudos.

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHuggbees

@Classic Steve: Light reflecting off his hair, maybe?

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClark

There needs to be a T-shirt with "A VIOLENCE FIGHT IT SHALL BE!" on it. Get to work, Scott!

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmused

Love the jazz hands of fury.
so epic.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

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.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAtarii
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