How to Ponder the Imponderable

I'm still considering doing an event in Seattle in late March/Early april. It'd be a book signing / Presentation / Q&A. Missy, Ric and many other familiar faces would be in attendance.  

I would be there also.

There'd be a small door charge to help cover travel costs and such. Again, if you're in the Greater Seattle Metroplex, and would be interested in attending such a thing, please say so in the comments below. If you've already left a comment saying you'd attend, there's no need to leave another. The first one was counted. I'm just trying to see if the whole thing is feasible.


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Reader Comments (48)

Scott, thank you for all the laughter and jokes you brought into my family's life this year! I would love to attend a show, but I live in Iowa, so I couldn't hang out with you in Seattle.

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBasicLaugh

I'd come if it was in Australia!

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMillie

I would also come if it was in Australia! Preferably Melbourne.

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTzaroceros

a suggestion for the event:

do a spoken word of Rocketman while wearing your black t-shirt.

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

I'm planning a trip to portland from LA, and this might tip the balance on dates, just because it'd be a fun, unique, nerdy thing to do. I can't say "count me in" but I can say "I will be watching this space with interest", which, now that I've written it, seems useless. sorry.

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt

I'm down in Portland, and if it's on one of my days off I'd be down to driving up for it.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCap'n Jack

Why do you always hear about water being contaminated with raw sewage? Would it be better or worse if it was cooked sewage? Imagining the implications, I would say in health terms, better, but in all other ways worse. MUCH worse.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterE. L. Wisty

I do live in Seattle and I'd certainly turn up at such an event.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I'd consider coming down. Depends on the timing.

Today's comic reminds me of something I heard once: everywhere you go, it smells like snot.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris L - Vancouver, Canada

You know, I heard once that people who've studied how our sense of smell works claim that oxygen actually should smell really, really foul.

I don't remember where I heard that, so take it with a grain of salt, but I thought it was kind of appropriate here.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYozul

These are the kind of things I sit and ponder about.

Also, it'd be really awesome to be able to attend event, but alas my lack of funding and severe social anxiety prevents such a thing from occurring.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarru

"do a spoken word of Rocketman while wearing your black t-shirt."

Nah, it would truly be epic if you did a spoken-word of Rocketman while wearing your Rocket Hat costume.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

the very last line provides some insight into why i read this strip religiously :)

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim

If by "Seattle" you mean NYC, then count me in! But if by "Seattle" you actually mean Seattle, then I can't make it because they put Seattle on the wrong side of the country.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

@Doug-But then if he were wearing his Rocket Hat costume, saying a spoken word of Rocket Man would involve him being completely silent.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFig

I'd love to see you do a book signing, but I'm in Florida. If you do one in SEC territory instead of PAC-10, please let us know!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I would love to attend but no longer live in Seattle, unless they have the rare yellow limes, then I may reconsider!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWally

I'd like to come to the event in Seattle.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

all i need is someone willing to drive me to seattle..........any takers?

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFirehead

No. A mimed version of Rocket Hat. That would be most epic. And metal.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZhure

Wait. Do people actually say greengrocer? In the US, that is.

I usually say farm market, fruit stand or something similar.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

I would prefer to see the smoking jacket.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbigjimsmith

Hey Scott,

I'm local to Seattle and would love to come out for a meet and greet or whatnot.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlake

Another great Pacific NW reference with the hydroplanes.

But speaking of "hear", I don't really hear them quite so much. I used to be able to hear the roar from the Columbia for miles. I mean, years ago on Sundays over that weekend, I'd be attending church and hear a distinct ROARRRR going into the meetinghouse... not so much with the newer turbine engines, now.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjaklumen

Why do we drive on the parkway and park in the driveway? has already been asked (George Carlin)
Also, how do all those shoes get alongside the road? (they're migrating)
Why do cats and dogs get along better than men and women? is easy - they don't overthink.
When are ya gonna come down? (not 'till we run out of money)
and of course, Why is there always a war somewhere on the planet? Because too many people think they're right (or their leaders are)

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Dear Scott, Missy, Ric, Mullet Boss, Irate Customer, and everyone else associated with BI,

Thank you for the humor, the wit and the ensuing laughter. Wish you all a very Happy New Year!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfionat

Totally off-topic, but Scott, thanks for the tip from oh-so-long-ago about putting a smart device in a plastic bag to make it water proof. It worked, of course, and shall be infinitely helpful knowledge from now on.

Now, if I can just get the girl with the Jade Green eyes to behave, I can totally start on this destiny thing.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I live in Seattle and would definitely attend and bring some friends. Do it.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete

I would ABSOLUTELY attend an event in the Emerald City! C'mon, do it!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRodney

I'm between NY and SF most of the time, but a live event is so rare that I would come up with an excuse to spend a couple days in Seattle for this.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayson

Firehead (and anyone else looking for rides) - you might try - it's a ride-sharing site for long trips.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayson

I'm here and will definitely come :)

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInSeattle

As it a day for sentimentality I too would like to thank you (and Rick and Missy) for all the laughter this year.

Sorry I can't come to Seattle, whichever side of the country they have put it on, as it is a tad far by bus from Thailand, but have a great time.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanPloy

I live in Seattle and would be extremely interested in attending.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEarl

I live in Seattle, and I'd definitely show up... hook us up!

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott

I would totally come if it was in Reading, England, and if it was on a day I was free, and I wasn't on Skyrim, and I had enough for a bus fare. But no seriously, apart from XKCD and a couple others, this is my favourite webcomic. So... I'd come to it if I was in seattle. Probably.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrik

I like to ponder. I am... ponderous?

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

Seattle? Nooo!

Please have it here, in Ti-juan-a!

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNotVito

I'd attend (assuming no timing conflicts).

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawn Falkner-Horine

I recently stumbled across the BI 2012 calendar in a bookstore and picked it up. As a fan of comics on the Intertubes, this prompted me to check out the site. I've just finished reading the archive, and it is fantastic stuff. Keep up the fine work, good sir.

Note from Scott: Thanks for giving my comic a chance! Glad you like it.

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

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