How to Run a Joke into the Ground

Some strips come easy. Others take work. I struggled with the original idea for this one for days, then threw most of it away when I sat down to actually write it. Then I struggled to rewrite it for a long time. When I finally got to the assembly phase, I dug into the archives to get the funeral artwork. You can only imagine my delight when I discovered I'd gone to all that trouble to rewrite a strip I wrote over three years ago.

Expect a few reruns next week. I'm taking this as a sign that I need a break.


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Reader Comments (46)

And, sadly, the original was funnier.

Enjoy the break. :0)

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

Thanks for bringing people back to that old strip - it is still my favourite instruction of all time! My other half and I work the running in-jokes like that all the time (which confuses the hell out of people) and the only question is how many we will be able to roll out at our respective funerals!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I thought you were doing the scatman

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

This would make an excellent April 1st, 2011+n joke. You could bring it back again and again with "How to Run a Joke into the Ground (rerun) (rerun) ... (rerun) title. Or rename it and it's sort of a rickroll experience with a rick at the end too.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary

I have a four-part response to this comic:

1. Read comic, but fail to remember what Magnum P.I. theme sounds like.
2. Watch Magnum P.I. theme on YouTube
3. Read comic again, paying particular attention to line in panel 3: "ba ba BA BOMP!"
4. LOL

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

What is on the guy's shoulders at the funeral???
They look like kids' pool floaties...

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
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