How to Consider New Ideas

So, my publisher is offering a combo pack of my third Book, The Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy, and the Basic Instructions Coffee Mug for fifteen dollars. At that price, you're basically paying full price for the book and getting the mug for five cents, which sounds like a good deal to me. You can find the details on my store page.

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Reader Comments (15)

Great comic as always

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkschobert

That was brilliant. Each panel a punchline, each punchline better than the last!

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPackbat

Awesome, enjoyed the lot! The logic is scarily true too!!
Panel 1 *giggled*
Panel 2 *snorted out loud*
Panel 3 *audible facepalm*
Panel 4 *learns a BI lesson - do the opposite of what Scott says*

And I bought the 3 books as well :-D <3

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

In general you have 4 great panels. In this case the friggin' (a kind of a dried plum) opening line was awesome:

"If you pay attention you will be exposed to new ideas from time to time."


November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

4th panel -- the one where Jenkins is introduced to a paradox -- is he acting on Scott's idea of eating rotten food, or on his idea that eating rotten food is bad?

Well played, sir. Well played.

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterperlcat

Theoretically, Jenkins could be careful to eat only fresh unprocessed food for a month and avoid preservatives that way. He wouldn't end up dead, but depending on what he likes to eat, he might end up thinking that death would be preferable.

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I LOVE fads!
Not only do they provide free entertainment - watching people learn that YES, this one's also not the solution to all the problems in your life!, but they also provide free lessons in what works and what doesn't.

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Crazy People. Great movie.

"Volvo: Boxy, but good."
"Tylenol: It'll make your headache go away."
"Sony: Because Caucasians are too damn tall."

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

Did "they" actually call Christopher Columbus crazy? Or is that just one of those anecdotes based on lyrics in a song that nobody ever bothered to verify?

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergfunkera

Panel 2 was amusing, but 4? Well played, I laughed out loud. Literally.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjimwormmaster

I was expecting Scott to encourage Jenkins to eat spoiled food. Sounds like fun for him to watch!

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Yup, they called Columbus crazy, but with good reason. He grossly miscalculated the distance to India and would've starved in the middle of the ocean if that America thing hadn't gotten in his way.

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAutolykos

I'm glad Scott convinced Jenkins not to fast and only drink water for a month. Internal drowning is a horrible way to die.

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRPearce

Yeah, as Autolykos pointed out, Columbus was crazy. Everyone accepted the Earth was round, they just didn't know there was land in between the pacific and Atlantic oceans and couldn't pack enough provisions to sail that far.

Columbus was convinced the math was wrong and the world was much smaller than everyone said and he was going to prove it. By accident he ran into another land mass instead of dying for his mistake-- which is why he kept trying to insist he'd landed in part of India. And why the Americas are named after one of his chief critics, Amerigo Vespucci rather than after the man who kept trying to pretend he hadn't found a new continent.

.... But I doubt anyone really cares about all the details, I just think it's funny that he actually was crazy.

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershikome kido mi

Making preservatives toxic would defeat the entire point. It's the fault of some dumb people who thought anything made by humans is bad, and anything found in nature is good. Truth is, we've been trying to preserve our food since we came up with agriculture. What we do nowadays is just more effective.

June 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZ
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