How to Choose a Nickname

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Reader Comments (45)

Third panel is my favourite. You always know there's going to be shenanigans when someone says "Yet!" :D

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCookies

sir

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter...

JENKINS!!! You Maverick!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Excellent, Sir!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrorschak

I'm "thw First"

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe first!!!

Brilliant, as always...love the comic

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

Great strip Scott. Keep us laughing

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersupercool

Great one. :)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEsn

Hmmmm...don't know about "Sir". I see you more of a "Scottsman" or maybe "The Scottster".

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood.

Re-run! Re-run! Re-run!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Rule four: If your boss is wearing earphones, disregard rule three.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJklsemicolon

Sheer brilliance! Every pane a gem. Thanks.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjon

Oh this one burns with sarcasm and disdain. I think I might actually feel a little sorry for beard dude. Probably because he's trying to pick his own nickname. And he picked "The Maverick."

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Just a quick thanks... your comics rock. I'm going on year three of reading. Thanks.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe reader

Although it was still funny and well done, I have to say panel for was just a bit of a letdown because I thought you'd come up with something a bit more original and geeky than 'sir'. I was anticipating something more like 'Master-Blaster' or 'my merciful Sith overlord'...

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Victoria, they're both beard dudes. But I know you mean the one who looks more like George Lucas rather than Edward Norton in American History X.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

The best nicknames are given not chosen. Same also applies to the worst nicknames.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

One of my favorite strips and I've been reading for years. Every panel is just pure genius.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnorp

I can't believe you keep coming up with ideas Scott! I bow to your superior creativity and wit! Thanks for making it a joy to start my computer each day! (or at leat, 3 days a week, but I'm so disorganized I can never remember which days it is, so it's pretty much 5 days a week.....)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I read this comic a few days ago in the San Diego Weekly Reader..Only it was all pix-elated and barely readable. Any idea why?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Wow, can you feel the tension building? Any day now, the copyright will change to 2011. I just can't wait!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

John McCain has gained a lot of weight. And facial hair. And hair.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

Good stuff.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

NOT A RERUN IF IT WAS ON CRACKED PREVIOUSLY

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCOVIZAPIBETEFOKY

Nicknames are like respect. You have to earn one, not pick one. It's also why I have no nickname.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

All the mavericks in the house put your hands up!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMourning Beef

I picked my own nickname. I had to do it.
People in Colorado CANNOT pronounce "Deena". It is so strange and so difficult a name that they substitute "Dee-Anna" "Denine", "Denna", "Diana" and a long list of other noises even less related to my name. It got so I couldn't tell if someone was trying to say my name or speaking to somebody else.
Then I found myself working in a noisy factory with other women named Deana, Dina, Tina, Teena, Dee-Anna, and Martina. I took the opportunity to say "I was here first, I'm Dee, the rest of you fight it out."

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

@Judas Peckerwood: or maybe "El Scotterino"?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbutting

What about "Supreme Earth-Tyrant Meyer"? I seem to recall you being called that once....

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

"The Maverick"!

Yup - it sure worked for John McCain.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstringph

"The Maverick" reminds me of one of my all-time favorite nicknames, "The Duke" from Avater The Last Airbender (TV series, not the movie)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Poster

Ah, ah, ah… Back on caffeine I see (fourth panel). Oops, sorry sir, I’ll mind my own business.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDingus

This is great, but somehow "sir" seems a little tame.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrisL

For some reason it was the quasi-meta humor in the first panel that made me laugh most!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Would Jenkins prefer, what was it, Supreme Earth-Tyrant Meyer?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBWM

Anyone else think of McCain when he decided to call himself the Maverick?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

'be sure to choose a nickname that is evocative of the values, attitude & behaviour for which you are known':
so is jenkins a short, megalomaniac sciento-star trying desperately to hang onto his lost youth and popularity?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

if he's really a maverick shouldn't there be
rule four: if the boss isn't in the room, disregard rule one!

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterinsomniac

Genius. Every syllable. Every individual letter. Each little black dot composing the grayscale fills. Well done, Scott, if that's your real name.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHazy Dave

The BEAUTY of "sir" is its understatement: everyone would just assume Jenkins actually respects Scott. An obvious nickname would not have that effect.

So, grandiose suggestions ("Master-Blaster", "Galactic Overlord") FAIL. Miserably.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

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