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Hey Android Users! Thanks to the magic of the new web-based Android Markeplace, I can now give you links directly to both the free, and paid versions of the Basic Instructions Android App!
I wish you had a Blackberry app...
anyway, this comic is pure gold!
i lose by posting this?
More awesome. Balking contest. Classic
Almost certainly funny!
Reminds me of the "sitting on your butt doing nothing competition"... and it's awesome just like that one, too.
My whole life is pretty much an avoid doing something contest, played exclusively against myself.
Great one! Thanks!
Good comic as always.
"Hey Android Users!" should read "Hey, Android users!" "Android users" is a direct address in that context, so it needs to be offset by a comma, and "users" is not a proper noun, so it needn't be capitalised.
Mhhh... I dont undertand it quite well: Why would someone need an app to read this comic?
I mean, you can enter the site the same way you do it in your computer, just with the explorer...
Note from Scott: The apps load the comics faster than the portable browser on your phone, and allow you to quickly and easily pan and zoom around the comics.
In short, you don't NEED the app, but it makes Basic Instructions more convenient at a very reasonable price.
For the old timers like me, this comic reminded me of one posted in 2004
How to Split a Tabhttp://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2006/8/4/how-to-split-a-tab.htmlAnd it's bonus!http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2006/8/5/bonus.html
Scott, just so you know, many lines from your comic have become family favorites. "A violence fight it shall be!" is one I hear pretty often. And my sons are in their 20's and older teens. I'm proud to say I'm the one who introduced them all to BI!
P.S. Nice letting Rick win one again. That's 2 that I know of.
You may have won this challenge, but you have lost The Game!
................ this is me, acting like I'm doing nothing, while avoiding looking like something is done.
The app's icon makes me laugh.
I BALK to find this strip funny... just kiddin' Love ya
Panel 2 FTW. Whenever I read a comic where your characters are verbally battling, I just want to talk in all caps for the rest of the day. In fact, I THINK I WILL!
Kirk vs. Picard in a balk off...
@Nosh: So, should FOAD be written with or without abbreviatory periods? What about DIAF? Should anal retentive be written with a hyphen?
@RoloIn other words, its a donation to help Scott buy a new chair. His old one has been worn out from balking.
@Nosh. Sorry you are wrong. Of course you are correct gramatically but what you missed was that those three words were not intended to be part of grammatical text or even speech: they are an advertising headline created principally for visual effect. Think of Scott as a guy with a cart on a busy station concourse at rush hour trying to sell his app: the "Hey Android Users!" is on his sign to attract attention. In that context, less punctuation is better (although "Hey! Android Users!" could be used instead -- those of us in marketing do like to overuse the !).
Not all use of words is intended to be grammatical.
When was the last time you saw a comma on a newstand headline sheet?
Those animations of the characters screaming always makes me lol
I wanted to see you doing the "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" pose, Scott.
The "Challenge-Issuing Rick" stance always makes me laugh.
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