How to Listen to a Friend's Problems

Weird thing about calendars. Most are bought in November or December, but aren’t used until January, when reviews are to late to help with sales.

If you’ve bought my calendar, and don’t mind helping me out a bit, please go to Amazon  or Calendar.com and write a review.

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Reader Comments (20)

Hahaha! Well played, sir!

Wait. Are you actually helping Rick? That's...different.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Why does Rick have a front butt in the last panel?

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDudeguy

And here I thought Rick would think that Scott was one of his bigger problems. Grin :)

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

NGUUUUH! NGAAAAA!!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

He's only helping rick through terrifying him so it all balances out.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKman

HA @ the "front butt" comment.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuli

Dudeguy, that's the bottom of the hoodie zipper. And I love the cringing pose.

And yes, helping Rick! Inconceivable! But it's help through trauma, so it's sort of like the Desert Bus for Hope by LRR.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Scott, about the calendar request... I went looking, but could only find the 'day by day' style. Sadly, I use my desk calendar as an 'activity log,' jotting relevant notes about events that happen, so I require the ring-bound weekly style. (Very handy when somebody calls three months later, expecting to pick up the conversation as if it happened yesterday.) (Very sad that my life's work can be reduced to fit into a desk calendar's 'notes' section.)

I guess you don't have that style, since it's not listed even in your own store. Hopefully this year's calendar will be wildly successful and you can expand the offerings for 2013.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermstrange

Rick must be an awesome friend and a guy with a great sense of humor. You abuse the crap out of him in your comic (the results are excellent!) and he still hangs out with you. That or he's a total wimp with streaks of masochism. I'll presume the better of him. Anyway, I've loved your comic for the more-than-two-years I've been reading it. Keep up the great work!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

I didn't think this one was going to make me lol... then I got to panel 4.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

Long time reader, first time commenter...

You had me at the 1st panel! I spent several minutes rereading and laughing before going on to the others. Usually I devour the whole strip as quickly as I can and then go back over the high points. Love love love the snarkitude. I see this comic as being like conversations I would have with my friends if I were smarter and had way better friends (or way worse friends.. hmmm).

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandraD

I don't know why but I have a feeling that if ever I met Scott, my reaction would simply be "Oh, hey. Yeah, I like your comic. Now strap me into the ride." (Actually does Scott still work at Disney World?) But if I were to meet Rick, it would be "Holy crap, you're RICK! I love you man...". I don't know why though. But then again, that's probably the reaction most of my friends (whom I've converted to reading this comic) would all have the same reaction... Then again him knowing that he has achieved that level of success (with basically nerdy groupies) may kill him, so maybe it's best that we never meet...

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I really wanna have sex with Rick. Is that normal? Who else feels this way.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Scott, maybe asking your readers to write reviews of your calendar wasn't such a great idea......

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJRH

@Nick

1: Yes
2: Everyone

His fear of success grants him spectacular stamina.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

Absolutely perfect description of my boss at his first job out of college. Oh, I submitted a review of your calender. Just in case it doesn't get approved, I took a screen shot of my submission. Maybe you can override them. You can view it at imgur, typical address, then backwards slashy thing, then 289RM.png if you're interested.

Note from Scott: Thanks for springing into action! We'll see what they do, as the ball is very much in their court.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

Do you consider readers' suggestions for future "Basic Instructions"?

"How to be a Womanizer"

Note from Scott: I'll give that some thought. Thanks!

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwamp Thing

"How to be a Womanizer"

Featuring Mullet Boss, I expect.

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Bwahahah! THANK YOU Cake Wrecks!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmmie

"When the idea occurred to me, it scared me, which I took as evidence that I was right."

Not necessarily "humorous," but definitely amusing. There is some underlying cleverness in being able to describe something so uncommon, so elegantly.

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAtari

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