How to See the Patterns

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Reader Comments (55)

Hahahaha! Robot porn...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Scott's keen powers of observation have once again destroyed my innocent perception of the mindless filler on the DIY / HGTV channels. I can never again watch an episode of "This Old House" without sniggering at the sound track. Priceless!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspanky

Hmm... panel 3 my first thought was "Haydn piano sonatas." I wonder if there's a pattern there.... Also: you need more strips with your cat in them.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAspirant

HAHA! Gotta say, Scott, your comics are awesome. They always brought laughs when I hung them on my shop door in Afghanistan. Thanks for what you do.

Note from scott: That is really good to hear, ... and thanks for what you do!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua L

and now to try to unscramble the science channel

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzach

My work is like porn but less rewarding.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

O_O This happens to me everyday for two hours after work....Ive been watching machine porn? GAHHHHH

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCliff_Mystic

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Scott's face in the 3rd panel killed.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaminar

"Porno music," can only ever be accompanied by a fist pump.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Gives a new meaning to the DIY Network eh?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Soon to be 10!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

Panel 3 made me spit beer! You, sir, are the best thing to happen to comix in a long time! Huzzah!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeeTron

Hahaha brilliant as always

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaueziege

Panel 3 made me snort. Very unladylike.

You're awesome at Panel 3. You should make a comic that's made entirely pf Panel 3s.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

I love the joyful pose in which he says "Porno music." :D

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMouze

I loved panel 3, Great job. This is defiantly one of my favorites by far!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGiga

We've watched marathons of How It's Made before and it becomes mind deadening at around the fifth or sixth episode. btw The How It's Made drinking game: take a shot whenever a pun is made. Not for use with hard alchohol.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBunny

Third panel: "Yeah! Porno music! Woo hoo!"

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoach

Porno music always deserves a triumphant air punch, except when you're alone, watching a porno...

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

I so loled at "PORN MUSIC". :D
Great strip!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTSG

Oooh we now have Couch / Sofa poses :)
on the other hand Missy only has 4 toes :(

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOuzo

I was watching How It's Made once when a friend walked in and pointed out I was watching lathe porn!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlackofbrain

Genius, as always. Thanks for the laugh

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

so married life is sitting at opposite ends of the coach TALKING about porn.......


being single no longer feels so bad.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTristan

Mister Rodgers did this quite well. As he was working long before the porn industry was cranking out titles, it would seem to stand that they are mimicking him, not the other way around.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

A little too excited about the porno music in Panel 3?

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

Scott's gloriously victorious expression in panel three is priceless, not to mention his jubilant exclamation.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

Porn isn't educational TV?

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLayne

......and now I know why I love those shows.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

Is the title of this comic intended to be this creepy? It had me thinking Scott had started to go a little off the deep end, seeing "patterns" everywhere, but luckily I was wrong, just another solid four panels of LOLs.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBSabre

Seems to be a lot of love for panel 3 which did make me grin, but I didn't laugh till the panel 4 punch line.
"And we've watched five straight episodes."

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheherazahde

@The Chosen One

They started us early and now we just can't get enough. Sesame Street was doing it, too. I still get the peanut butter song stuck in my head.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I love that the cat is providing you its classically feline input: cat butt.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreymase

Actual porn music might make How It's Made watchable. It's the kind of show I really want to like, but it's too darn dull. The narrator sounds like he's doing an eductional program from the '80s. Of course, before he took over all the narration segments the intros were done by a woman with a highly grating voice, who made the bad puns come out a hundred times worse.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Loved it! Can't believe I haven't noticed the similarity in patterns before. Considering the topic I almost expected each frame of the comic to be the same layout or something as well.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuckyG

"Porno music" and a fist t-shirt, perhaps?

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Is there any way to incorporate the cat into a rocket hat episode? maybe the cat can be a silent sidekick? or a snack that is highly desirable to moon men?
love the porn music reference!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaribethann

How come we only ever see ONE of your cats in the strip?

Note from Scott: Nobody sees the other cat. EVER!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

My girlfriend and I are the same way. We watch marathons of shows and pick them apart, but we just keep watching.

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryce

Scott, love you even more for the shout-out to "How It's Made" and "Factory Made"! My husband is not as big a fan, though; maybe if I used the porn comparison he'll change his mind!

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy
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