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Y U NO INTERROBANG?
Your third panels are always the ones that make me laugh the most. I'd like to see a comic of random third panels.
What would it say about you if you said Cthulhu?
I love the last line in panel number 1. Wonderful!
Hahaha! Amazing! The first panel is pure gold.
I wish to share the joy i feel when reading your work . . . eat a guilt free donut on my behalf, you have earned it!
My Animal: A lolcat.
You're such a good friend Scott...
If everyone was like Rick, this world would be a more peaceful place.
(It would also be less populated)
"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?)
Panel one was a perfect setup, I'll have to remember that move for the next time I get asked that question.
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.
Frame 2 made me laugh out loud!
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.
Funny as always!
Ink and run away, or piss your pants and run away?
Every single panel on this one was perfect. I think this may be my favorite of your non-superhero comics.
Panel 1 was excellent!
In his most recent portrait, open source entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu Linux) looks exactly like the boss character in your comic...
Source here: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/896
Awesome one, thanks :-)
I read this during class - big mistake. Now everyone's wondering why I started laughing in the middle of an ergonomics lecture.
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.
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!).
Naked Mole Rats are awesome. Or at least Rufus is!
The look of glee on Scott's face in panel 2 is utterly amazing! Best. Webcomic. Ever.
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?
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.
I think I have a new favorite Basic Instructions. Panel 1 made me literally laugh out loud.
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