How to "Play" with Someone

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Reader Comments (28)

Ha! I can guess what that evidence might me. Just discovered your strip and have spent to better part of 2 days going through your archives (while at work, mind you). Funny, funny stuff.

Oh yeah...and "first" and all that crap...

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDal

I am still laughing.....and likely will be when I read this one again tomorrow.

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreg

"wise" indeed!


September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterastroluc

Not First!! And also wise... never ask for proof. I was sent a pic once....

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAgamemnon

Who highlighted everything in the O-Z cabinet? And what is that smell? Is that musk? OH MY GOD SCOTT YOU DIDN'T.


Does anybody have any Shout? Or at least some Febreeze?

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

Whenever anyone says 'first', their comment invariably comes up 2nd or 3rd. Is this your doing Scott? If so I find it subtly funny.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterj7caiman

**Gasp** Someone who posted "first" was actually first today?!

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Can someone who has ever posted "first" on a comment board please explain to me the thrill you get from that. I personally just don't get it.

Scott, maybe you can do an instruction on posting to comment boards that pokes fun at this, imo, irrational behaviour.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Over the many years of posting in various formats from the days when the "internet" was only text to today's various flavors, I find many behaviors (note:US revolution spelling of behavior) puzzling as well. However, if I look at it in the light of a person's need to be seen as important or doing something that makes them "win" no matter how contrived, it starts to make more sense.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I think the urge to write a post saying "first" is closely related to the urge to run around making footprints in fresh snow. There's probably some deeply meaningful existential element behind it, if only we knew.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Maybe someone should start a new fad where you attempt to get the last post on a any given topic, rather than the first. That way those who wish to find silly ways to be competitive can do so, but those of us hoping to see insightful comments wont be bothered as much.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGuy

I approached the "first" thing with mocking irony. Hard to convey that in text though...

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDal

@Anne: I was just finished laughed at the strip when I read your comment and it made me think of Douglas Adams's bowl of petunia's, and that leads to the whale. Ah, the unending cycles of laughter.

To the rest of you: Last?

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Scott should poop in the boss' drawers.

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

Funny. Dal posted "first" and 8 comments followed about it being annoying and weird. It's like the "Don't respond to all" email sent in an email responding to all. Oops, this makes 9 comments.

Funny comic too.

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobster0

It's pretty clear that Dal was being sarcastic when he said 'first."

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black


September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Third from last.
Ha ha, beat you all there, or soon will.

Does this count as playing?

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThom

Last! haha, now, if you try to make me wrong, you will just make the guy above me right

September 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterukulelepete

Penultimate !

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I hate potentially making Mike right, but I can't let Thom AND ukulelepete both be right, so I'll just add:
An as yet undisclosed number of posts away from last! Woo!

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon


September 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersav


November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS

Not the last post.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

I really shouldn't post.
The humorous irony of trigonman's post being last is great, but if no one is ever able to acknowledge it, it is just noise, rather than information.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAtari


August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAEO


May 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

Last... for now.

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason Toddman

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