Third panel is my favourite. You always know there's going to be shenanigans when someone says "Yet!" :D
JENKINS!!! You Maverick!
I'm "thw First"
Brilliant, as always...love the comic
Great strip Scott. Keep us laughing
Great one. :)
Hmmmm...don't know about "Sir". I see you more of a "Scottsman" or maybe "The Scottster".
Re-run! Re-run! Re-run!
Rule four: If your boss is wearing earphones, disregard rule three.
Sheer brilliance! Every pane a gem. Thanks.
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."
Just a quick thanks... your comics rock. I'm going on year three of reading. Thanks.
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'...
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.
The best nicknames are given not chosen. Same also applies to the worst nicknames.
One of my favorite strips and I've been reading for years. Every panel is just pure genius.
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.....)
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?
Wow, can you feel the tension building? Any day now, the copyright will change to 2011. I just can't wait!
John McCain has gained a lot of weight. And facial hair. And hair.
NOT A RERUN IF IT WAS ON CRACKED PREVIOUSLY
Nicknames are like respect. You have to earn one, not pick one. It's also why I have no nickname.
All the mavericks in the house put your hands up!
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."
@Judas Peckerwood: or maybe "El Scotterino"?
What about "Supreme Earth-Tyrant Meyer"? I seem to recall you being called that once....
Yup - it sure worked for John McCain.
"The Maverick" reminds me of one of my all-time favorite nicknames, "The Duke" from Avater The Last Airbender (TV series, not the movie)
Ah, ah, ah… Back on caffeine I see (fourth panel). Oops, sorry sir, I’ll mind my own business.
This is great, but somehow "sir" seems a little tame.
For some reason it was the quasi-meta humor in the first panel that made me laugh most!
Would Jenkins prefer, what was it, Supreme Earth-Tyrant Meyer?
Anyone else think of McCain when he decided to call himself the Maverick?
'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?
if he's really a maverick shouldn't there berule four: if the boss isn't in the room, disregard rule one!
Genius. Every syllable. Every individual letter. Each little black dot composing the grayscale fills. Well done, Scott, if that's your real name.
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.