How to Evaluate a News Story

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Reader Comments (21)

No one quite nails self referential humour like Basic Instruction! Another great

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

Awesooome

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheo

"Or a cartoonist"

So true :)

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershenle

Now, I was born under a bad sign.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohnev

Nice fourth-wall-pusher in panel 2!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen P.

Great attack-counterattack in panels 1 & 2:

Post-panel 1: Jenkins 0 - Scott 1
Post-panel 2: Jenkins 1 - Scott 1

Got tamer with following panels. As King Arthur said to the Black Knight: Allright; we'll call it a draw !

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Excellent mah dude. Keep 'em coming!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJP

I don't believe the zodiac has changed - people would have noticed their horoscopes were inaccurate.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrorschak

I don't care what they say, I'm still a Gemini, not a Taurus!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

Nice jab at yourself there in panel 2!

Thankfully I don't have any friends or others I associate with where this news was a big deal. It is so not worth the energy expended to evaluate this news story. Yes, typing this comment is testimony to my willingness to spend my time on worthless topics!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

The actual headline (on Slashdot, at least) was "Stars Remain In Their Usual Places; People Panic".

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

I'm very sorry Jenkins, but in order for our signs to be a off, the solstices would also be different by a month. The days still started getting longer right around Christmas, so your source must be inaccurate.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZarathustra

What I don't believe is that the zodiac ever mattered:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDC

Just pointing out, Scott, that "officially" (who decides these things, anyway? Is there a National Board of Astrology I don't know about?) the zodiac change only affects people born after 2009.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCerxi

@Mike: 'Twas the Black Knight who said that to the King, thou couldst look it up in my URL.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMad Crow

Wait.. orbital wobble? Altering earths rotation? Wasn't that the "cover story" in The Core?

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMortengreen

"Smugger"? Is that even a word? I guess it is now and I will try to use it, almost certainly.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralan

@rorschak: They never noticed that before, why would they notice it now?

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowyowl

To Mad Cow: I stand corrected ... because I still have MY legs !

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

What would have been better for the "two weeks ago" thing, I think, is if you said that he only waited that long so he could use the word "fortnight." But anyway great comic, I love your stuff.

February 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr.Saccharine

Great, now I have "That's Your Horoscope for Today" by Weird Al stuck in my head. Could be worse.

And I agree with Thalia. I'm still a Gemini, not a Taurus!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

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