How to Disguise a Yawn (rerun)

Thought it'd be fun to remember where the standard "me yelling" drawing came from. 

« How to Talk to a Mechanic (rerun) | How to Defend Your Musical Tastes »

Reader Comments (33)

just how exactly should the... "stroke" help in case of a yawn?!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMouze

:D this one really made me laugh...and yawn

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuan Pablo

"check my tonsils - are they swollen?"

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjh

Panel 2 wins this one. Also, FIRST!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMesel

I yawned twice while reading this! hahahaha...

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCristiane

yawned like 5 times while reading this

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCallie

@Mouze: It doesn't. Panels 2, 3, and 4 are helpful. Panel 1 just describes the problem.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaran

Stealing a menu to carry around as a yawn-hider. Why did I never think of that?

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Insert obligatory joke about yawning while reading this one here ->

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Basic Instructions: Subconsciously influencing people with hilarious effect since 2003!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

And yet, oddly enough, the person talking to you looks like they're in the middle of a perma-yawn themselves in every frame. :0 Set me off now..

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJon

a menu with pictures? A sign of fine dining. now I am sleepy-sleepy.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Wow, 2007 - I know I've been reading your strip since day dot, yet I recognised this one as a rerun by the caption alone - mind you all that thinking made me tired ... WOW, LOOK AT THAT MENU!!!!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

I had to read this twice because the first time I was too busy yawning to laugh.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Before I had even read the title of the comic, the Scott pose in panel 1 made me yawn. I am apparently just Scott's puppet.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclumber

According to the copyright I've been yawning since 2007.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterI Brake For Penguins

If you breath through you're nose you can yawn without opening you're mouth. A very important lessen for 6 AM hockey practice with a strict coach.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Haha! This one was SO very funny... to me the "stroke" comment about the closed mouth yawn was the most intensely funny part... but ALL four panels are a riot!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPipeTobacco

intersting note, another way to stifle a yawn is that when you feel one coming on, place your thum on one side of your head and run it across to the other side. it totally works, and if you do it fast enough it just looks like your scratching your forehead.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacob

I am 100% guilty of the first panel today.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFoxk

I've also been reading your strip for's about time to stop in and say again just how much you crack me up. Thanks tons! Is there a book? Or will there be one? Bought a even wearing it today!

Note from Scott:

Thanks! For the record there are two books. They're available on Amazon, or signed in my store.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

First time I read that first panel, I nearly pissed myself laughing.

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

That stroke face cracks me up every time I see it. Priceless!

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Who are all these Dingus MacGillicuddy's who put the word 'FIRST' in their posts? You can't mean you're the first to place a post, because that's very rarely true. First what? First one-word sentence?

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterButtFaceMacGreuder

You can actually train yourself to suppress a yawn if you work at it for a while. You still wind up "yawning" internally, but the only visible signal that your body is acting up is a brief nostril flare and your jaw clenching a little.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

people always talk about how good your third panels are... but this one takes the cake. up there on my list with woman spit.

April 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterduck

That closed-mouth yawn/stroke pose is hilarious! I can't count the number of times throughout my life I must've looked just like that!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

Scott's shake lines in frame one made me LOL - that must be some kind of minimalist humour record.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStefing

This is just fantastic; great comic.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRick

You, sir, are a genius :)

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoris

best rerun ever!

oh... wait...

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

I can yawn through my nose

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I can yawn through my nose. Is that wrong?

September 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe
Editor Permission Required
You must have editing permission for this entry in order to post comments.