How to Ape the Motions of a Sensitive Human Being

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Lady Chinaman?

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdead_elvis

That last panel is pure genius.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpittofdoom

This one was really good.
It seems I'm actually really into your ripping on Rick.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilla

last panel is one of your best ones!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrancesco

Hmmm, you start off with mullet boss but then let Rick carry rest of the strip?
Wouldn't it be better to either
A) feature just Rick and you parrying?
b) various other characters demonstrating theme of comic today?
I can't help think you did a whole mullet boss, lost your nerve and quickly back-pedalled with a quick Rick put down episode.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin A Kunreuther

Bwahaaahahaahahahaha. Every panel is gold.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAankhen

I love this. Cruelty and horror in every word. Apparently, this is how you make me laugh.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

panel 1 is genius

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave

That first just seized up like a motor with no oil traveling down the interstate.

The other 3 panels of snarky responses to Rick mad a wonderful way to start a Monday!!!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC

i dont get it...

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenegade

scott, you always remind me of groucho marx in your comics, but this one especially nailed that point

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermashedpotatoes

Lady Chinaman= Chinette
Yeah I know, very un-PC of me. But hey, it was there!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikeV

"Rick put-down?" Panel 2 seems to be a Scott put-down -- he's faking his side of the conversation, while wondering if Mr Pibb is available on Deep Space 9.

I vote yes; if it wasn't when the Federation took over, I'm sure Quark would have started stocking it as soon as Worf showed up.

Now, the big question is was it available on the Death Star? Evidence either way is iffy, but I'd say no based on how slowly the turbolasers were responding during the final attack.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

The only critical feedback I have on this is that in the first panel, Mullet Boss is being insensitive while talking to Scott, but in the rest of the panels, Scott is the one being insensitive. It made my brain hiccup a little bit between the first two panels.

Other than that, fantastic strip!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim McCormack

Panel IV is almost my love life, except that men DO seem interested in me :-(

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

The guy at the fast food place that typed "lady chinky eyes" onto the bill got fired, so that probably isn't it.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

By the Gods, it's like you've seen me in action... I do this every single night I'm at work, and during the few times I encounter other humans outside of work.

I feel like I'm being watched now... kinda creepy.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

It would be kinda fun to watch Mullet-Boss dig himself deeper and deeper. But this works too. (I can identify with Rick on this front.)

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

1st panel is quite good, methinks.

And second panel is revealing; each time Rick is telling a story it's about
his disappointments and failures, so the only reason Scotty didn't
get away with pretending to listen is because his comforting consolations
came a little bit too early in the story... very revealing for both parties indeed.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSkywalker

Great job!

Do you ever get tired of pointless criticism from people who should just start their own webcomics since they know more about it than you?

Or of rhetorical run-on questions?

Note from Scott: If you've read my comic, you know I never get tired of run-on sentances of any kind!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTormodG

Scott, it seems that you've managed to corner the internet on it's supply of grammar critics and over-analysis gurus. Congratulations?

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

I'm pretty sure there were panels 3 and 4 today, but 1 and 2 were such shear perfection I did not actually notice.

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Reading the ridiculous criticisms above, my mind begin to tally up the reasons these (unsolicited) critics were wrong - dare I say, "Way freakin' wrong!" However, rather than list those corrections here, I will simply add my opinion that this comic was fantastic, and thank you for the laughs.

As a teacher, copywriter and editor, I place my highly venerated stamp of approval on this comic. Do you need it? No! This is your area of expertise, and it is ART, not a concrete product with a formula for perfection.

"Gee, Mr. Van Gogh, you should have curved that screaming guy's mouth a little more over here. It looks lop-sided." Ngaugh! Or however you spell that... dang it these people frustrate me!

Thank you for putting up with all the silliness, both from the critics and your fans. Whew, rant over.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Hey Brett, I think that's because Scott is kind enought to give them a place to vent. Many webcomics don't allow comments, so their inner grammar nazi is bursting to be free. I wouldn't be surprised if Scott deliberately creates ambiguity so they have something to pounce upon, thereby (inadvertently) increasing his comment count and (hopefully) his ability to charge more to advertisers.



January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Chinama'am, obviously.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSSC

Exactly how bad is it that I identify with Rick in the last panel, and Scott's comment makes me feel better?

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
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