How to Come to Grips with Something That Disturbs You But You Don't Know Why

Please allow me to clarify. The guest comics (at least one) and reruns will start Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. It was going to start Friday, but I suffered a catastrophic clutch failure that cost me a day of productivity.

Good times.



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Reader Comments (34)

You can kill your own meat by beating it off to death, yes.

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjh1523

I dunno, I can think of lots of reasons why this completely disturbs me. If anything, there are so many reasons that this thought disturbs me that it weighs upon me like a Volkswagen crushing a circus dwarf. The thought of that befreckled, socially-indept, billionaire man-monster strangling a goat to death in his birthday suit saps me of all joy and what feels like the negligible remains of my soul.

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNameth

Because goat is delicious. Think about it--goats chew up and kill grass, which tends to cause desertification in areas where they're heavily farmed. It's like sowing salt in your own fields. If they weren't delicious, do you think people would do that?

The answer is yes, but that doesn't change the fact that goat tastes amazing.

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVarsil

That goat thing bugged me, too. What, he couldn't take a cow?

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

I love every panel, but the big question in the fourth panel is my favorite. Indeed why would anyone eat a goat if they could get something better?

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

suffered a catastrophic clutch failure that cost me a day of productivity.

Yeah, my girlfriend is devastated when her small handbags break, too.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Good luck & health!

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Maybe it's disturbing because there's something inherently disturbing about killing animals for food.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNate

"is that a euphemism?" = the new "that's what she said!"

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbill

The lettering seems a little off in this one. <|^(

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

There are so few non-catastrophic cluth failures...
Sorry to hear that you an any type of vehicular impediment.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfat Tony

"catastrophic clutch failure"... your using a purse now?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEureka

Don't tell me you totalled your car through no fault of your own for the sixth time?! You are unlucky :-(

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrej

Bravo, best strip I've read in ages.
Now I've a mental image of the FoF (Founder of Facebook) punching a bunny to death.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergoosemonster

"catastrophic clutch failure" <-- Is that a euphemism?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRy-Fi

This was hilarious!

I'm guessing a goat because they're smaller than cows -- fewer left-overs that way.

Nothing is more inherently disturbing than killing your own meat, unless it's killing your own vegetables. Carrots silently screaming as they're pulled from their homes, potatoes crying out in terror as they see the burning Sun for the first time, apple trees weeping for their lost children -- it's pretty horrid, no?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Because goat is delicious. I support that statement

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDuric

Actually, there's nothing inherently disturbing about killing animals for food. It's natural. If it is distrubing it is because of extrinsic reasoning. BTW - love the fish comments.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMM

Scott - hopefully you were not required to execute high-speed evasive manouevres after experiencing the failure, and that it won't cost too much to fix.

Rick - grats on a comic that actually makes you look relatively good!

Mark Zuckerberg - ewwwww!

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Is "catastrophic clutch failure" a euphemism ?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Upole

I just sooo love, and totally agree with, panel 4. Not only are fish easy to kill; they have no vocal chords so they make no dying sounds...

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

or he could Buy live fish. Still, goat is delicious and he hasn't any business killing one without proper training.

Sorry to hear about your clutch. Did you make an omelet?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

Is "catastrophic clutch failure " a euphemism for "killing your own meat"?

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ.Bo

@ Eureka & Phil -- Anyone who equates clutch failure with a handbag catastrophe is obviously incapable of driving a stick-shift.

@ Daisy -- Gurnard are both pretty and vocal. They moan and squeal when they are caught, but happen to taste good also.

@ Anyone who thinks goat doesn't taste good -- Have you actually tried a goat rogan josh?

@ Scott -- Panel 1 is an absolute winner, you really didn't need to do any more after that, but I'm glad you did.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnalogKid

Heyyy...... I eat goat all the time...
Here in trinidad there's nothing better than goat roti...
The meat real sweet...

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYohance

Hey I'm from Trinidad too!

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I think this is the best Instructions I've read in a while. Every panel was very funny :)

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermordredlefay

Goat IS delicious and cows might win in a fair fight.

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

At first read, I thought it said "suffered a catastrophic dutch (Dutch) failure".

Great comic!

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

What is disturbing, of course, is that Zuckerberg, for all he is so important and famous, is nuts.

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHammie

Strangle a cow? Have you ever been next to a cow? That's too much meat, not to mention the thickness of their neck. Plus, they are too dumb to use good combat tactics to make it a fair fight.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndyT

I almost converted to Greek Eastern Orthodox Catholicism because the church I attended w/my friend would barbecue a whole goat after Mass. Right out behind the church, as a matter of fact. They'd start cooking it before the service began, and about halfway through the bishop would start rushing because he wanted to be first in line for the potluck lunch.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

This was very disturbing, and I know so many reasons why...

April 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

It's goat because they have those horrible rectangle eyes, therefore misshapen souls , therefore not real souls, I'm all for hunting in a quick sporting ethical way, but ill beat a goat to death with another, smaller goat just for giggles. THE EYESSS OOOHHHHGOOOD

August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZane
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