Am I going to comment for the first time ever, be the first commenter, on the first strip of the new year and have to point out a grammatical error in the 2nd panel??
God I hate myself... I have lost all respect for me : (
Someone's to lazy to check their grammar.
"who's *too* lazy to make cole slaw."
You've probably already gotten a post on this. I think it's 'too lazy' in panel two.
Yet another fantastic comic. Just one thing: in the last line in panel 2, there's a typo: 'to' instead of 'too.' Sorry to be that guy...
HEY SCOTT YOU FORGOT THE OTHER O IN THE SECOND PANEL I HOPE YOU GET THIS
So, I totally understand that it's too soon to expect the copyright notice in the comic to change, but why does the copyright at the bottom of your website still say 2009?
I love every single panel, but I can't get over panel 3. It's hilarious! "I'm saying the same thing you're saying!" "Yes! But wrong!"
Oh, and one more thing about panel 2: Shouldn't it be "Bring something YOU'RE comfortable with?"Sorry to be that guy2.
The first 5 comments are all grammar nazis ? Really ?
I will note, after the few reruns, it seems the comic has indeed become more text heavy.
Not that it doesn't stop me from liking the last two panels :)
Ï think there's a grammatical error in panel two.Cole is spelled with two c's a k and an o.And also. Happy New Year! :D
To Bob in Pcola; no, it shouldn't be that, because it's trying to say "Bring something people are used to so they don't freak out", and if you changed it like you recommend, it wouldn't say that.
And I honestly never knew it was "brussels sprouts".
I am currently unwell, and laughing sends me into a uncontrollable coughing fit. Reading panel 3 damn near killed me. That was fuuuunnnny.
HAY SCOT I THINK YOU MADE A MISTAKE IN ONE OF TEH PANNALS PLEASE CORRECT ITK THX AND YOUR WELCOME
Eh. Potato, potato (pronounced: po-tah-to).
The panels were funny but the comments were hilarious. I never lol but I laughed heartily. To the grammer/spelling police: please note, my name is really kym.
Maybe the error was corrected in panel two, however anyone that thinks it should have been "to lazy to" instead of "too lazy to" needs to go back to grammar school. It is exactly correct the way it has been presented (at least at the time that I have read the comic.)
I had set myself a reminder to look at your copyright date because I knew you'd get comments on it... dang it, I hate when I'm right. How many "new" instructions will we have to *endure* with last year's date on them, I wonder? Not that it matters. I love this particular strip, because I absolutely LOATHE Brussels Sprouts (probably because I never tried Missy's recipe), and because you, sir, are HI-LARIOUS.
JESUS EFFING CHRIST, YOU GUYS! It's just grammar!! No one's giving you an award for all the mistakes you catch, just shut the hell up and enjoy the strip!
Btw, I LOVE panel three! <3
Best strip you've done in a while. Something about conversations descending into screaming matches cracks me up :D
Hey Scott, are you sure you're American? I thought you guys said "named for" - us Brits say "named after".
And how come you always publish at exactly the same time as xkcd?
I had this discussion one year - I was shoving Brussels sprouts down his maw shouting ""IT IS BRUSSELS!! IT IS BRUSSELS!!" Fortunately, I butter up my Brussels sprouts and cook 'em 'til tender, so they were choked down easily.
Great strip today!
I happen to truly like Brussels Sprouts. Butter and salt and I am a happy camper.
To those who spotted the grammar error:
To those who asked about the copyright date:
Come on people now, refresh your browser, everybody get together and read through the archives right now. :P
The Flemish name for Brussels is indeed "Brussel".
I could comment on this being friggin' hilarious, but I'm an imbecile so I'm going to point out that in panel number X you made grammar errors Y and Z. <Replace X, Y, and Z with values of your choice.>
Oh, and while I'm correcting your grammar, I'm way to important too grammar check my own typing.
I had to look up "brussels sprouts", in German it's called "Rosenkohl" -> "rose cabbage", but it is funny anyhow.
I can see your cunning plan Scott, absolute genius. By putting in a grammer 'error' you've deflected everyone from going "2010 copyright but it's 2011 now you muppet!!" Well done.Also @ Mason - if the site was created in 2009 it's copyright date will be 2009.
Well I sure as hell don't give a toss about the grammar, the pun in the second panel is great :P
I dont know how you keep making these week to week with these kind of comments.
Happy New Year Scott and thanks for all the laughs
Oh, and who hates people who order an "expresso" ?
I'm already anticipating looking forwards to a Brussels sprouts argument ... later ... in my kitchen
as I already read the comic twice looking for Scott saying a lower-case brussels so I could complain about proper nouns!! But alas, I'll have to settle for my kitchen
Why does everyone want him to correct the mistake ? Now you sad little folks would have had nothing to say if he hadn't made that mistake in the first place, so thank him.
@Scott : Panel 3 = Genius !
What about Bertrand Russell, or Brussell for short!
Awwwww man. Now I want brussels sprouts.
Gee, I always thought it was Brussel's Sprouts. Maybe that's because I usually buy mine from Brussel The Produce Man.
They are good with bacon. http://www.baconorbeercan.com/
I have a feeling yelling bird and superserial are one and the same person...But anywayz, brilliant first-of-the-year comic xD.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase, I've got nothing better to do, Although it's been said, many times, many ways:you made a mistake, it's "too"!