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I’m a little freaked out right know, because I don't know what to feel, I just discovered the basic instruction facebook, and I saw a picture of Scott, obviously in the real life, it’s a 2 universes colliding, the illustrated world and the real world, I mean, imagine that one day you are walking around and suddenly you see Donald Duck in front of you, I’m not saying that Scott is a Duck, I’m just saying that in my mind Scoot Meyer exist as a funny, ironic, argumentative and a little compulsive guy IN A COMIC STRIP that isn’t even in paper (well may be in my “Help is on the Way” book but you know what I mean) but is weird to see a real Scott.
(mmmmm which of them is the funny one?)

Note from Scott: i hope it hasn't blown your image of me, discovering that I'm so young and good looking.

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Castillo


August 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterd00d

So, lets see: -
Panel 1: BGDAAAAAAH - you just put that in because you know that's precisely the kind of thing that draws your readers' comments.
Panel 2: Genuine laugh out loud, hehe, thanks you :)
Panel 3: Spelling change of BDGAAAH - perhaps also knowing that will draw comments? :P
and Panel 4: That's the only way to be impressive, there is no other.

Note: Neither BGDAAAAAAH or BDGAAAH is in the dictionary - apparently this may concern some readers, so, preemptive note.

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

I respect that you don't make people sign in or give you personal information to make comments. I respect it even your skill at joke-making, which is impressive.

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBashir

I laughed muchly at just the first panel. I think that's a new record!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlager

Are you sure panel 2 and 3 shouldn't be reversed in order? Perhaps with a different narration?

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHull

Scott deleted me from Facebook.

Apparently he doesn't want me in his personal life.

Which makes him just like every girl I've ever known.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

The first panel made me laugh for ages. So simple, yet so funny.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

Scott, given the posts that have already appeared, maybe you need to create a BI dictionary. Be sure to include BGDAAAAAAH and BDGAAAH. :)

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Given the cast of the comic, and especially the friends Scott has, I'd be startled someone called *just* to see how he was doing with no other ulterior motive.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Scoot Meyer ... I like it. ;-)
Perhaps an official name change is in order .. if that wouldn't be too startling.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

This one is just as funny if you read the panels in reverse order!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I realize I may be late to the party, but I just figured out why Scott shaves his head: so he can flip the poses over (cf: panels 1 & 3) and not have his hair part jump from side to side.

Good thing you don't have a Gorbachev-like birthmark. Or something.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermstrange

Wow, can you really get a RED ALERT ringtone?

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

I suffer from the same problem. And I have the "Red Alert" ring tone. And it scares the crap out of me every time it rings. And this comic made me laugh so hard I scared my co-workers...

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOldbear

Your comic never fails to put a smile on my face. It's like a light at the end of the tunnel.
I just hope the light's not the headlight of a freight trail.



Great stuff, keep em coming!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I used to have my text message tone set to the red alert sound, but that was back when I was a system administrator and my texts would be from computers complaining about something was going wrong. It'd startle me every time, but it meant that a 2:00 AM page would not go unheard!

When I changed jobs (and was not on call for the first time in well over ten years), I immediately changed it to the much more soothing communicator chirp.

Wow, I'm a nerd.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSalParadise

I'm sorry, but the red alert signal from Star Trek does not go "BWOOOOM". I can't think of anything that goes "BWOOOOM" except Elmer Fudd describing the finale of the Manhattan Project.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

I ain't got me no facebook, so can't see the real Scott. Is he hideously deformed or something, like in the comic?

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhilster

I LOVE to startle people! My favorite circumstance is night-hiking in the mountains. There's plenty of light from the city, but if you use your flashlight, your eyes don't adapt, so you can't see anything outside the circle of your flashlight's beam...I step off the trail to let hikers pass. Most of them never see me, though I'm two feet away. Once in a while, somebody screams and jumps.
I never get tired of it.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

@Dee - I love it. I think if I saw you while I was hiking, I would definitely say BGDAAAAAAH!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Hamburger

Okay, so my husband and I actually had an argument about whether the ring tone caused Scott to doze off and be startled at the same time (my assertion) or caused Scott to doze off and THEN be startled (my husband's assertion). He says the "then" is implied. I say the "then" would be there if "then" were intended. I also think it's funnier if the two reactions are somehow simultaneous. *zzz-bdgaaah!-zzz*

Note from Scott: My intention was that the act of dozing off startled me.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspak

Carlos- I know Scott. He is very much like a duck. A sarcastic, hilarious duck.

Mstrange- Scott doesn't shave his head. His hair flees from his manliness.

Also, Scott, I think this post could have been funnier if blah blah blah, blah blah. In addition, it's uninterested not disinterested.


August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

How DOES one pronounce "BGD{A}+H"?

(I hope I impress other nerds with my regular expression syntax.)

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

@ Kaa

Phonetically, of course.

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3
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