How to Tell a Scary Story (rerun)

Rerun. Sorry. The next two Fridays will also bring reruns.

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Reader Comments (26)

The Indians are angry because they left the hottest country in the world only to be cremated.

October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

They were buried by the native Americans, so it was really a Native American Indian burial ground

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEva

At first I was excited because this comic seemed fresh and new to me.
But then I saw where Scott pointed out it was a rerun and was disappointed.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosh


"No, I shouldn't, because these Indians are actual people from India."

As opposed to those other Indians, WHICH ARE NOT PEOPLE!

Maybe you should say: "No, I shouldn't, because these Indians are actually people from India."

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Nothing makes a story scarier than using jazz hands link in panel 4!

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

is that supposed to be a child, or an adult standing a long way away?

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

"The Indians are angry because they left the hottest country in the world only to be cremated."

Comedy gold

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Well, I like reruns cuz sometimes it is the first time I see the comic.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

"My name is Gooooptaaa!!" is the scariest thing I've heard all week. I might use it to frighten trick or treaters.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff


Scott, any chance of a purchase option to get all 3 books? I loaned one to a friend who liked it so much he neglected to return it...

Note from Scott: I'm looking at doing a limited sale of all three books signed. I'll keep you posted.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

if they said east from (anywhere in) india, wouldnt they hit burma or thailand? if the indians managed to get out of the indian ocean, then cross the pacific, wouldnt they end up in 'california'? which i think was populated by 'mexicans' at the time. i admit an east coast (us) bias and upbringing, but the strong implication we got in history classes through my school years was native americans were east of the rockies, and west of them was 'mexico'.

its all good i guess. other than panel 4, the details are unimportant


October 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

Hey Byron, I am an Indian (from India) but that was funny :D

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterboycotthell

So the fourth panel s really saying that "The details are unimportant!

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

So the fourth panel s really saying that "The details are unimportant!

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

And Roger, when the New World was being discovered, explored, or whatever, there as no Mexico. So it's is very unfair to the call the native people Mexicans!
Talk about a racial interpretation.Geeez.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

At least the ghost wasn't called Wiiiickmaraaaasiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinghe!

Or Naaaaaidoooooo.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRudi

Hey, dunno if in panel 2 "These Indians are *actual* people from India" is actually supposed to say "These Indians are *actually* people from India," but it is a funny read both ways.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersliz

Roger, when you refer to Mexicans west of the Rockies, do you mean Native American Mexicans of Spanish descent, or Native American Indians of American descent occupying what was then Mexican territory?

I just need to know what to be offended about, speaking as a Native Washingtonian originally from New York of Scandinavian descent.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalming Influence

Is the other person in this strip tiny, or just far away?

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlappy

Thanks Mike and boycotthell. I had to laugh when a Sikh man I knew, a recent immigrant, described India. "My country, too much hot!"

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black


You are right about Burma and Thailand being East of India. And travelers having to get through Indonesia.

But when it comes to Native Americans you are making my head hurt. Before 1492 everyone in North and South America was a Native American. There were many more tribes of Native Americans back then and they were very different from each other. They had many different languages and cultures. (Some of them still survive today.) The natives who lived in central Mexico were called the Aztecs. They did not speak Spanish. There was no country of Mexico until 1821. After that the country of Mexico did extend at times to include Texas and parts of California before shrinking back to it's current shape. But none of that happened until after the Spanish took over.

The Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans before the Spanish arrived.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersheherazahde

Great stuff, as usual, even in rerun! But hey Scott! As long as you're doing reruns, howzabout doing the one where you torment the (same?) kid at Halloween. Since it' know...Halloween. There's no such thing as too much Mr. Pibb! Too funny, man.

Note from Scott: Look for it next Wednesday!

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobbo

um, hey...this is just a comic, right? chill out about the whole 'actual people from india' thing. this guy's golden.

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjenni

There are actually people who believe that parts of North America were Mexican territory before Spaniards have been to the continent? Actually people. As in at least two of them. Wow.

October 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoi

@slappy: I think that it is a child

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiemo

Do I recognize the kid as "Stabby"?

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
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