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4th panel GOLD.

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChaotk

Aw, one of your cats made it into the strip in panel two. How nice!

Panel four is, of course, pure gold. But three is a pretty close second. (Silver, I guess.)

And finally, though maybe not least important... is that product placement I see in panel one? Not the Survivor logo, the cup of liquid you're holding. I can only assume it actually contains Mountain Dew, of course. (Certainly not Dr Pepper, which is made by another company entirely.)

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I love Pepsi.

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesse


The cup just says 'EPS', for which Wikipedia gives 37 different meanings, including "Electro-Plasma System, a network for energy distribution on starships in the fictional Star Trek universe." ...As in "EPS conduit", something to which you may have heard Geordi LaForge refer. If the cup does indeed contain Mountain Dew, that's actually pretty appropriate.


November 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfilsmyth

I hear Monk finally found his wife's killer. Since this is something different from the usual, I'm going to have to start watching that show again. If it reruns.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRudi

The cup just says "EPS" for Expanded PolyStyrene - Scott is making a point that Reality TV shows are now as generic as Polystrene coffee cups. Both are made in factories and in molds.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter


I'm fairly certain panels 2, 3, and 4 are recycled art. I don't recognize panel 1, but maybe Scott really lucked out. More power to him if he's reached that level of efficiency, I say.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdan

This sounds a lot like my house.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergoobish

the cat looks like it is getting ready to puke.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

a powerful and influential member of the internets and all you have is a 19" TV?

Note from Scott: That was a couple of TV's ago, and it was a MONSTROUS Sony Trinatron tube TV, shot from very far away.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Panel 3 is brilliant. There are a NUMBER of shows that build up on my DVR, and the idea of watching them is just a chore... and yet I usually do anyway! It's a sickness.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobman

Looks like we have a new character.
And he is furry!

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

wow, wish I could go back in time and hand this to my younger self.

Isiah-of-the-past: stop watching the simpsons! Also, do not watch the last episode of the original Prisoner.

Note from Scott: What damaged the original Prisoner for me was watching the documentary that came with the blueRay set. It's easier to enjoy the work of a misunderstood but brilliant artist who over-reached than it is to enjoy the work of an uptight tyrant who's making it up as he goes and has written himself into a corner.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

How is it you people are just now noticing the cat? They have two; while Trouble likes to photobomb Missy's other subjects, she usually has difficulty getting Commie in frame, so it is interesting that Scott uses Commie more than Trouble, but still... he's been here all along, kids.

Note from Scott: Commie draws better. Trouble is a Tortie, and would just look like a smudge in the comic.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Panel 3 FTW!!

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

So true so true about hours of shows stuck on DVR until your just delete them all for the space!

CAT sighting!

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

The cat has appeared before and even been the subject of the comic.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

It's kinda funny how true this is with Basic Instructions, too

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoc

Never really had this problem. Watched the entire first season of LOST and even though I liked it, never watched the second season. Same thing for Dexter. I don't think I've watched an entire episode of Survivor....

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThatJeff

Seeing your cat on panel 2 just made my day. Purrrr....

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

How big is that freakin' cat?!? If he's on the couch, he must weigh 60 pounds

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Cats are ALWAYS getting ready to puke. It's one of the definitions of felinity.

That said, Scott, it's high time we got to see some of your other cats. My God, man, are you publishing on the Internet or aren't you?

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Since I can't tell if everyone else is being purposefully dense or just... well...

Anyway, the cup says "Pepsi". It even has the logo.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim McCormack

Ouch, hit with the rare good Jenkins comeback. Truly a powerful sting.

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Cats are good TV buddies.
They never hog the remote, and if something's on that they don't like, they just go to sleep, or walk away.
...They also don't chew the remote into little sharp fragments, as some dogs do.

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I clicked on the Outback Steakhouse ad on your page. I was hungry. Dammit, I'm still hungry. I gotta' get outta' the house to eat? Dammit! Where's the cat?

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

I love the kitties!

And the comic was decent, too :P.

Last panel, last line was definitely something I would think, if not say :).

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

I was never able to watch survivor. For starters, I don't get TV broadcasts, but more importantly, everyone who ever described that show to me described something that sounded utterly unpalatable.

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

"I was never able to watch survivor. For starters, I don't get TV broadcasts, but more importantly, everyone who ever described that show to me described something that sounded utterly unpalatable." --Drowlord

What, you don't like the idea of strangers temporarily cooperating to get by, only for the sake of later backstabbing each other in order to come out on top and get the prize?

Actually, why IS this show still on the air? Is it that whole 'art imitates life imitates art' thing on an endless, cynical loop? Bleh...

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

When I was watching TV , My cat was always accompanied by my side....

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
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