How to Pick Which Animal You're Most Like

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Reader Comments (29)


November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

Your third panels are always the ones that make me laugh the most. I'd like to see a comic of random third panels.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

What would it say about you if you said Cthulhu?

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthinker3

I love the last line in panel number 1. Wonderful!

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreeble

Hahaha! Amazing! The first panel is pure gold.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I wish to share the joy i feel when reading your work . . . eat a guilt free donut on my behalf, you have earned it!

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNate



My Animal: A lolcat.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamitron

You're such a good friend Scott...

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermrdeus

If everyone was like Rick, this world would be a more peaceful place.

(It would also be less populated)

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJL

"What is the naked mole rat's best friend" Priceless. . . .

Scott, I love your work and your domestic humour is the most original I've ever encountered. You seem to be able to take any everyday situation and give it a hilarious and yet inoffensive twist.

I salute you.

(Are you sure you're not British?)

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

Panel one was a perfect setup, I'll have to remember that move for the next time I get asked that question.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKasper

If I could be any animal I'd want to be a duck. They can walk, swim, and fly. And at the end of life they go great with a nice fruit sauce.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Frame 2 made me laugh out loud!

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTan


November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

Gold in panel 1? Yes!
(Also 2, 3, and 4.)


Scott, you have such an educational influence on me. I learned that squid are bad at yes or no questions.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbyevad

Funny as always!

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNate L

Ink and run away, or piss your pants and run away?

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChubby Monkry

Every single panel on this one was perfect. I think this may be my favorite of your non-superhero comics.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Panel 1 was excellent!

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian S.

In his most recent portrait, open source entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu Linux) looks exactly like the boss character in your comic...

Source here:

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCristiano

Awesome one, thanks :-)

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLerkistan

I read this during class - big mistake. Now everyone's wondering why I started laughing in the middle of an ergonomics lecture.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwrench

Panel 4, uh, Dave Hester is trying to copyright the word yup so you may want to get in a few more while you can.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

When I stopped laughing at panel 1, I thought the strip couldn't get any funnier... then I read panel 2. Just the increasing frustration in Rick's responses had me laughing loud enough to wake people (it's almost 2am local time as I write this).
Add me to the list of readers who'll try to steer this kind of conversation this way. (Oh, please, somebody at work, ask me the 'animal' question. Please!).

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

Naked Mole Rats are awesome. Or at least Rufus is!

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTedN

The look of glee on Scott's face in panel 2 is utterly amazing! Best. Webcomic. Ever.

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBernie

I'm thinking of showing this in my book group to help explain what a metaphor is. But they might not get it. Can you do a strip explaining how to use metaphors?

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

I'd like to point out that naked mole rats are far from pathetic. They can chew through concrete, they live for about 25 years, and they are immune to cancer, even when researchers are trying desperately to give it to them.

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWedas

I think I have a new favorite Basic Instructions. Panel 1 made me literally laugh out loud.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoug
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