How to "Let It Out"

This comic proves that a 40+ day posting backlog/schedule is not kind to topical humor.


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Reader Comments (43)

Don't make excuses on topical humor. Trump is always a good target.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtto66

scott, don't tell my fiancee, but it's really you who completes my life.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatedogg

Trump do = roadkill

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Oh, I don't know. I ALWAYS love a Donald Trump dig.

And "tiny closet that you wear on top of your head" is timeless. I hope it catches on in describing combovers forevermore.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRMR

And that's why I wear a toupee!

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNotme

Is that Foghorn Leghorn on the back of her head?

Note from Scott: I kept hearing about the rooster in her hair in this drawing, so I thought I'd play with it a bit. If nobody had noticed, I'd have been forced to escalate. Eventually the'rd have been a color photo of a rooster.

Thanks for noticing.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertce

Then of course, a guy who'se head seems to be upside down if you look at their head hair can easily complain about the combover looks of people who still have a bit of hair at the right place! ;-)

Note from Scott : (ahem ... cough, cough ...) HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!

Actually, I probably have more natural hair left than that buffoon. If I don't trim or shave it I get a pretty thick ring around the sides and some coverage on top, just not enough to actually cover anything. I just realized that if I was gonna be bald, I should go ahead and be bald.

I joke, but I really am serious about this. I don't want to insult people, but a man with a comb over starts lying to you before he even opens his mouth, and it's not even a convincing lie.

If anyone reading this has a comb over, I don't blame you. If Hunter S. Thompson had a comb over, how could the rest of us not at least consider it. But I encourage you to be the better man you already really are and just don't know it. Buy some clippers and rid yourself of the wispy hair blanket that's weighing you down. You will thank me.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWim

Your comics always, always, ALWAYS make my day. There, I said it. And I never have to say it agian. I will though.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVolTec

Trump has a comb-over!!!???!!!


June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Hah..."i can *see* what you mean" "Be Bold"...might be just me :] well done

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkkc

Did you know the reason for the Trump Tower being built in Chicago?

Trump was counting on Blagojevich to lure away all of the hair jokes.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Highly topical for me. Trump has just visited here (Aberdeen) to look at his new golf course.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

Never ever.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

I liked this one. A very witty rant.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Maybe its my imagination but it looks like Foghorn Leghorn is in your wife's hair in panel 3.

Note from Scott: I kept hearing about the rooster in her hair in this drawing, so I thought I'd play with it a bit. If nobody had noticed, I'd have been forced to escalate. Eventually the'rd have been a color photo of a rooster.

Thanks for noticing.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRon

Heh, Hunter S. Thompson was who I thought of first, too. Trump never entered my mind until I read the footnote. (I like it when Trump enters not my mind.)

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

It's weird isn't it how "little hair" is unattractive, but "no hair" is considered manly. I think its because "no hair" says "I choose to be bald and I'm damn PROUD to be so!" Little hair says "Oh god, I hope nobody notices that I'm balding."

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVaughn

Am I the only one here that wants that "I'm With Stupid" shirt he describes?

Note from Scott: As I said in the comic, it's been done.,112850855

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBig Danny T

There's just too much to love about this whole thing! I can't get over the tiny closet you wear on your head. But I must ask, why are you torturing Foghorn Leghorn like that?

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Scott.... extremely funny as always!

The TRUE comb-over is a horrid thing to behold. It is when a person purposefully grows a flap of hair from one side of the fringe hair that typically most bald men still have, and then folding it over the bald patch like a rug on a hardwood floor.

Yet, there are all manner of different variations on the balding theme that *some* may suggest are comb-overs when they are really just steps in the process of becoming bald. For example, a helluva lot of men have significant thinning and receding of the hair on the top of their scalp, but they still grow what hair they have, and presuming it is a similar length to the rest of their fringe hair, this would not be a comb over, but just hair that is significantly thinning.

To decide to shave your head is a challenging decision in and of itself. While the completely bald look may look good (as long as you don't have a lumpy head), the upkeep seems daunting.... to always have stubble every few days and having to shave your whole head seems like a huge amount of work. Having your hair grow out to a quarter inch is not an attractive look either... so it forces you to shave your head a lot. And, the one reason I have never tried the bald look relates back to why I wear a full beard as well... those of us with curly hair often have skin issues with shaving.... the curly hair grows back in such a way that it will cause a pretty significant skin rash. I cannot imagine trying to shave my head (and potentially my face) and getting a whole head rash every couple of days. That is why I only shave my neck... and often resist doing that for a few days more than I probably should.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPipeTobacco

Speaking of combovers, I had a teacher in high school with only a 2-inch strip of hair left around his head, but every day he'd tease it into a fro and wrap it over his entire head.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFojar

This is one of my favorite web comics ever.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwilliamshire

i agree heartly

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergridcube

if the Donald should read this, he might be laughing all the way to the bank. Firing his personal hair stylist afterwards, though.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Möhling

Holy crap, Scott! That rooster thing is brilliant, and I did indeed fail to notice. I guess I underestimated you on the visual/ pack-more-jokes-in front. Bravo.

In fact, I think you should continue with the gag escalation, because I would hazard a guess that most/many of your readers either didn't notice(still) and/or don't read the comments. See just how obvious it has to be before everyone actually notices. Just an idea.

Also, there's never a *bad* time to take shots at Trump. He deserves it several times over.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHan Solo

If I were Obama, I would've first released my long form birth certificate, then demanded that Trump show what his head really looks like.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn c

Maybe you can replace the rooster with other patterns and make it into a Rorschach test for your readers... "And what do you see in her hair in this panel?"

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

I love standing on balconies and looking at the combovers below...

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I feel the same way about comb overs. When my hair started thinning I thought I was gonna have to fight with the barber keep him from making me one.

Foghorn Leghorn! Ha!

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElyob

Do the comb-over artists REALLY think we're fooled? Or do they just not think of it?

And how many standup comedians have to reference this before they stop comb-overing?

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

That's a combover? I just thought Trump was wearing a dead tribble on his head. :)

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSeanette

I had a teacher in college with a meticulously crafted combover that used a lot of hairspray to keep everything in place. It almost looked okay, until one day he sneezed and the entire combover moved as one rigid piece like a hinged lid flipping opening. It stayed like that for about 5 minutes until it...what would you call it... swung shut, again.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn J

-top Samsung bagsOMG I love that you wrote this weeks ago- you make me laugh, woman.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLooking

I feel exactly this same way about everyday make-up: Most women apparently have to cover their face with it, and some even refuse to ever go out without it, thinking that the illusion they paint on themselves is their real face. It's really sad.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuffy

Down with combovers! OK. Then what? This:

I wonder if Scott's a member?

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjuvenal

You are totally right dude, i checked too about the "I'm with stupid" logo pointing to the reader and it's all tru, has been done, Thanks Scott your strip it´s like Wiki-freaking-pedia, you could call it: mmm... perhaps wiki-meyer or what about scott-pedia or... else.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Castillo

So what about women who style or dye their hair, or change their makeup?

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwally west

The most vain acts that any men commit are routinely committed by the vast majority of North American women.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwally west

Being legally bald I really do not have to worry about comb overs. In several states it would be against the law for me to be out on the streets in a convertible without a hat.
The glare.
California Revised Statutes make it a misdemeanor to drive down a thoroughfare in a legally bald condition between twilight and gloaming on an unclouded day. (actually, the relevant code applies mostly to horses; horses react more to glare; the road rage however is, not, good.)
So I tend to wear a hat or stay the hell out of California.

I have to mention here that I do not think that Donald Trump wears a wig, no, what we see here is something that resembles the Face Hugger from the alien series of films; but with out the fine fashion sense that Ridley Scott (is he related?) gives his characters.

Whatever, I seem to be drinking (for my health) at the moment; it's all good and hilarious (even when I am sober.)

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentericecycle

The thing I'm not getting in this otherwise hilarious comic... is why Missy is taking up a contrary position rather than wholeheartedly agreeing with you. Does she combover as well?

Inquiring minds want to know!

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva
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