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And here I thought The King's Speech was a two-hour PSA against smoking.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Yes, it was a two hour long commercial for tea. Haha. Drank tea immediately after watching, effective gits.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRapi

That is actually a great idea! (Can you copyright it? And become as rich as you deserve) The product placement could be in the context of a self-referential parody so as to bypass the "This is such simplistic crass marketing" reaction. I would through the credits and block exiting patrons with my knees in order to watch it.

And you guys *should* see "The King's Speech", it is a 'good feeling' movie, inspired mostly by events that might possibly have happened in this universe (or one that is not too dissimilar).


March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDale Flannery

Might I suggest Rocket Hat stopping the Moon Men from stealing Moon Pies?

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Makes me hungry for a fruit pie :(

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Continual awesomeness Scott

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheo

Not bad, but not your best. But then, I didn't see "The King's Speech."

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Tea did get mentioned quite a bit, you're right.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs


March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreymase


March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterww

You're going to love me for this, but Hostess™ needs a trade mark. (sorry, just trying to protect you)

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

It did not come across mean-spirited, but I do wish folks who find a comic somehow "less" and do not have any advice to make it "more" would simply remain silent.

Mr Meyer produces great comics. Some I enjoy immensely, some I miss completely. I enjoy many more comics of Mr Meyer's than I don't.

I have also demonstrated with my wallet, i.e. buying his books, that I find his comics completly worth my time and money.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Hilarious, as usual. However, I was hoping for an extra scene at the end (fifth frame) featuring omnipresent man and laden with product placement.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

As I was reading this in my Hanes underwear and wearing my Nike tennis shoes, I had to spit out my Lucky Charms as I couldn't keep the laughs in, then something occurred to me. Advertising has become very intrusive lately.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I love Sam Elliott!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirelda

its fun you mention this, I recently got my hands on some batman and superman comics from 1980-1982 and they did this a lot.

They would have a 1-2 page mini-story that involved the superhero saving the day by bribing the villain with pastry treats.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

How long before people realize that "First" is useless on a moderated log? Just because you don't see any comments doesn't mean there aren't any, it just means none have been released yet. Go take your hyperactive competitive typing skills elsewhere - begone I say! BEGONE!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I'm surprised that there are not more product placements within Basic Instructions... seems only logical.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonnyB

Wasn't "Social Network" just a 2-hour ad for Facebook?

why can't you make a movie called something like "Web Comic". It'll feature have you fretting over why Missy isn't posing for your photo of her properly, or why you are having the strips posted on both Cracked and, because the "Bigwigs" of Cracked have you under their thumb or some other dramatic crap.

and then Rocket hat shows up after the credits and prevents the villain from stealing fruit pies. with Spiderman for some reason.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXzex

So when do we get to see this Twinkie the Kid? And will he... uh... she... er... IT be officially welcomed as a villain or hero? Personally, I'd love to see a duel between Knifeketeer and Twinkie the Kid.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHumm

I am so glad Twinkie the Kid got mentioned in BI! That is one of my favorite random trivia questions because EVERYONE has seen a twinkie and you would be surprised how many do not even notice the cowboy twinkie on the box or that it has his name written on his cowboy hat.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Fordham

Wow... super heroes hawking Hostess fruit pies. That actually did happen, in the comic books of my youth. Thanks for reminding me.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

how about Shawarma?

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlec

Scott, I am from the distant future of the year 2014. Human society has still managed to not completely destroy itself.

I am here to say that this comic is a prophetic vision of the Avengers movie that comes out approximately a year into your future. NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, DO NOT STAY TIL AFTER THE CREDITS; IT IS ONLY A SAD ATTEMPT AT HUMOR CROSSED WITH PRODUCT PLACEMENT.

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacob
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