How to Explore Your Emotions

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Reader Comments (46)

I feel not angry about this strip.

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter9Squirrels

"Less Anger" is Awesome

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTW

I am confused: is confused angry or not angry?

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdroid

This comic makes me not angry.

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeenreka

These predictable comments make me angry with a touch of not-angry (is that the right mix for eye-roll-at-obvious-lame-joke-which-I-am-now-a-party-to?)

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterABE

rick does not have an ex-wife, or love would not be considered 'not angry' so quickly


April 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

This is ridiculous... I love it.

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Here we learn that Scott should be envious of people who know what "jealous" means...

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

As Yoda said, "Anger leads to anger, anger leads to anger, anger leads to anger. Anger is the path to the dark side."

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteruncle martin

Now it's time to put on my pedant hat and point out that what the boss doesn't know he's feeling is envy, not jealousy. Though in fairness I'm sure he doesn't know what that is either.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Anyone else flashing back to the life line scene of Donnie Darko?

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNyx

Well, that's still one more than Freud...

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGawain

This makes me think of 2 things "Male emotions vs Female emotions" & colour charts.
Men have 3 emotions - Angry, Not Angry and Hungry.
Peach is not a colour; it is food. Or at least something you can feed to food.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLlaplander

is hungry angry?
In that case this strip made me angry. Or that might just be a coincidence. Correlation, causation and all that.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

Confused is angry; you just don't know it yet.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

the copyright at the bottom left makes me not angry

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

I have found no rhyme for "angry".
My inner poet is double-angry-plus!

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

I not angry you Scott :)

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Never mind angry / not angry. I love this strip.

I have now forgiven Scott for knowing so much more that I do about Jason Statham.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

Order of the Stick did your ending bit, with a character having only two emotions: lust and hate. But in Rick's theory, fear leads to anger, and anger leads to, um... still anger?

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Tell Rick that he hit the nail on the head. It makes me angry that I didn't realize it first.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

Bring back Less anger!

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

I am not-angry at Scott for making such an awesome comic. I am angry that it was Scott who made it and not me.

I don't know. I don't think it's going to work. (my not-angry means in love, and my angry means jealous by the way)

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

For those of you who didn't get the Disney reference - 2 S's, 2 D's and the 3 emotions - Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Gumpy & Bashful.
I don't know if you did that on purpose. It's funny in a "fourth wall" kind of way.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Double plus good.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

I always thought that the two emotions were "good" and "bad".

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

This is one of those instances where every single panel hits it out of the park. Bravo. :)

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Dude, I am so not-angry today!

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWally

Kevin K,
If you're writing a song and need to rhyme with angry, you can always end your rhying line with Shangri and start the next line with La. Or you can use the word FANGRY, which means you are so angry that you are bearing your teeth.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I wish people still maintained the difference between "envy" and "jealousy", since they are two totally different things. Although both based in greed.

Note from scott ... and

[jel-uhs] Show IPA
feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages (often followed by of ): He was jealous of his rich brother.

[en-vee] Show IPA
noun, plural -vies, verb, -vied, -vy·ing.
a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

Opens new tab in browser to change all statuses to "not angry"

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Pedant mode: As a couple of people have already pointed out, poor Scott doesn't know what jealous means either.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRich

Reason why this made me guffaw in an unladylike fashion:
I have a relative who would insist that the only two basic emotions are love and fear. Ie, all negative emotions, like anger, come out of fear; and all good emotions come from love.
At the time I resisted my initial impulse, which was to say: "That's interesting, because all my negative emotions come from environmental factors over time. I've been exposed to idiots on a daily basis since birth."
The very first panel made the memory come flooding back, which just made the comic's dialogue funnier to me.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Despite Scott's years of relentless and fully justified ragging on him, Rick is starting to grow on me.

I should probably see a doctor about that.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

You should make "Angry" and "Not Angry" shirts, coffee mugs, etc.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Go Rick! I like Rick winning for once. Although, I have only one emotion, angry. Haven't discovered less angry yet.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

"Anger leads to anger, and anger leads to anger... and anger... leads to the dark side, which is also anger."

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPTTG

The last panel reminds me of Donnie Darko but in reverse cause they say the only two emotions are love and fear.

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Another gem - though out of curiousity, would it be possible to get a 'Random' button tossed between the 'next' and 'previous'? Would save having to go into the archives and constantly open random comics if I'm looking for something a tad more chronologically jumbled (all copyrights aside...).

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJMS

Rick's use of newspeak is coming along nicely.

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHinkle
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