Well, looks like it's Japan's turn to need some help.
Clarke wise man. No talk bad Clarke.
THIS!You have no idea how much this made me laugh.I can't breathe... blast you Rocket Hat for you have killed me!
I didn't even get past the first panel before I started laughing. It's just so perfect.
Even facebooks character limit annoys me.
That was so funny I almost need a change of pants.
Dude, you really made my day!
LOLhmmm, by God, Missy's right again!
I have this same problem with automatic devices. I've walked into automatic doors that weren't when I wasn't paying attention. Also people look at you real funny when they activate a device with their presence that they just saw you not able to activate with yours.
HAHAHA!! Still awesome
Adding "LOL" or "lol" to anything makes it more internet-authentic.
You know "friggin" is a bad word in the UK? I don't mind but I know you might.
For your next book why not include some 'adult' themed strips that are too rude for your web site?You must have ideas for loads of adult basic instructions. For example.....How to pee with a boner.How to react when your finger breaks thru toilet paper.How to talk your wife into 'experimential sex.Rocket Hat sex 101.Etc, etc
Not sure which part of the UK you're from Mike, but I don't think it's a particularly bad word. I'd probably get away with saying it in church...
PS, just noticed your middle name, so I might know which part of the UK you're from now :)
Frigging is sort of bad (slightly above "bloody [hell]"), but it's more sociable than the word it's replacing!
And yes, I love the first panel.
@MGB: "friggin" is a bad word anywhere in the English-speaking world, if you're a friggin prude.
When the machines take over, you will be the mud-covered Arnold to the Predator that is (in a movie twist of fate) much like the Terminator.
Or, you sold your soul, like Bart Simpson.
Great one! Thnx!
Friggin' magician jazz hands for the win! I always love your comics, but this one was an authentic LMAO.
I love this one! Somehow I am do not have enough of the systems of ADD to follow tweets. I distract myself enough, I don't need the help.
"You know "friggin" is a bad word in the UK? I don't mind but I know you might."
I hear "piddlin' around" does NOT mean "to move around aimlessly" as well. Yet, the two actions may occur to some to happen at the same time.
I always feel the exact same way about those towel dispensers and the air hand dryers. Some kind of friggin' science mage.
Awesome strip Scott!
Excellent stuff. Reminds me of a bathroom I went in where the only automated fixture was the soap dispenser. Literally, the ONE thing in the room you'd wash your hands immediately after touching...
It's kind of funny. A lot of the time the sensors for automatic doors don't detect me, yet I'll trigger the automatic towel dispenser if I get within 2 feet of it.
Panels one, three, four, and the title of your autobiography all made me laugh much harder than other people's full comic strips do. Keep up the awesome work, man.
The size limit forces creativity - see today's punchline. If you can't say it in 140 characters, it's not Twitter material. Try blogging it.
I also was unable to get past the first panel. good work
1st panel is so awesome! Glad to know I'm not the only one looking like that in public restrooms. Thanks for what you do, Scott and Missy!!!
I have to find something else to gauge this against, like YouTube comments, since I am violently allergic to Twitter.
"Friggin'" is a bad word in the UK?! Since when?! It's a joke word!
Great comic as always! :D
Got to point out it does look like hes actually doing something sexual with the hand dryer, whether or not its "friggin"
I think I might be the only poster who has accurately identified a completely new pose - everyone always says "Is this character new?" or "Love the new pose!", not realizing that no, if you have read from beginning to now, you will KNOOOW that it is not new! That aside, damn funny, although "How to Resist a Psych-Out" is my favorite. Thank you for being creative persons' person.
The dyson airblade hand dryer is the only hand dryer I've come across that actually works. I usually just wipe my hand on my pants/shirt, but I saw this one time and thought I'd give it a go. Damn thing practically pulls the water off your hands.
Gee, I feel a real prude for my "friggin is a bad word" post now :-)
I am right though. Check out Dictionary dot com.
verb, frigged, frig·ging. Slang: Vulgar . –verb (used with object) 1. to copulate with. 2. to take advantage of; victimize. 3. to masturbate.
In my neck of the woods the 3rd meaning is most common and is used only with reference to ladies.
Of course the slang meanings are also well known, but Shouldn't be used in the presence of clergy or children, like "Will you stopping frigging around on that computer and get on with your work!"
Automatic hand towel dispensers fit Clarke's 3rd law because you have to wave your hands like a magician to make them work.
123 characters. :P
At the risk of being branded a deplorable pedant... the idea does not need to be expressed in less than one hundred and forty characters, but in one hundred and forty characters or fewer.I'll get back in my box now.
I think it is probably is impolite. After some Googling: the term ‘frig’ comes from the Old French work ‘friquer’ meaning ‘to rub’. It’s not a word I use often but my understanding is that it means to masturbate a woman. For example : a conversation between two teenage boys – Boy 1: “Did you frig her off?”. Boy 2: “Aw aye. Too right I did”. Boy 1: “Do you even know what that means?” Boy 2: “Errrm no, not really”. Boy 1: “Knob”.
No Missy, adding "lol" never does help, FWIW, IMHO.
Just this month, one of my aviation magazines used this exact same Arthur C. Clarke quote in an article. And now it "mysteriously" appears in B.I. Hey Scott, are you a pilot?
Note from Scott: No, the FAA knows better than to let me anywhere near the controls of a plane.
NEW ARTWORK! YAY!
So what are you going to reuse the "magician Scott" for in the future?
I saw the gag in the bottom of the frame and my first thought was how I must have missed seeing the extra gag in all of them. (In the same way that I read XKCD for several years before learning about the mouseover gag.)
But a spot check shows this "bottom of the frame" lagniappe gag to be an anomaly. Unique, maybe. Priceless!
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