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I feel not angry about this strip.
"Less Anger" is Awesome
I am confused: is confused angry or not angry?
This comic makes me not angry.
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?)
rick does not have an ex-wife, or love would not be considered 'not angry' so quickly
This is ridiculous... I love it.
Here we learn that Scott should be envious of people who know what "jealous" means...
As Yoda said, "Anger leads to anger, anger leads to anger, anger leads to anger. Anger is the path to the dark side."
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.
Anyone else flashing back to the life line scene of Donnie Darko?
Well, that's still one more than Freud...
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.
is hungry angry?In that case this strip made me angry. Or that might just be a coincidence. Correlation, causation and all that.
Confused is angry; you just don't know it yet.
the copyright at the bottom left makes me not angry
I have found no rhyme for "angry".My inner poet is double-angry-plus!
I not angry you Scott :)
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.
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?
Tell Rick that he hit the nail on the head. It makes me angry that I didn't realize it first.
Bring back Less anger!
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)
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.
Double plus good.
I always thought that the two emotions were "good" and "bad".
This is one of those instances where every single panel hits it out of the park. Bravo. :)
Dude, I am so not-angry today!
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.
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 Dictionary.com:
jeal·ous [jel-uhs] Show IPA–adjective1.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·vy [en-vee] Show IPAnoun, plural -vies, verb, -vied, -vy·ing.–noun1.a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
Opens new tab in browser to change all statuses to "not angry"
Pedant mode: As a couple of people have already pointed out, poor Scott doesn't know what jealous means either.
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.
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.
You should make "Angry" and "Not Angry" shirts, coffee mugs, etc.
Go Rick! I like Rick winning for once. Although, I have only one emotion, angry. Haven't discovered less angry yet.
"Anger leads to anger, and anger leads to anger... and anger... leads to the dark side, which is also anger."
The last panel reminds me of Donnie Darko but in reverse cause they say the only two emotions are love and fear.
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...).
Rick's use of newspeak is coming along nicely.
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