How to Deal with Ideas That Make You Uncomfortable

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next comic will be a rerun. Properly warned, ye be, says I!

No, I'm not going to use Thanksgiving to create a cheesy segue that leads to my standard message of gratitude to those who use my Amazon Affiliate links (USUKCanada).

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Reader Comments (20)

Love the jazz hands. This is how I make every important observation.

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick

JAZZ HANDS!!!

Also, I've been looking into a deodorant stick style butter dispenser. Thoughts?

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

Hmmm . . . ‘How to Create a Cheesy Segue’. You may have stumbled onto something there.

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuperversive

I now have the frightening image of Terry Crews daintily applying lip balm.

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthepopeofatheism

Butter applied like a deodorant stick is a brilliant idea! It would save valuable seconds while making toast.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGuy

@TheMortallyWounded: The deodorant-style butter dispensor already exists. It's on Amazon and everything. Too bad you won't live to see it, apparently.

@Scott: I was going to correct you, saying that the quote is "Fairly warned, be ye, says I," but then I remembered where you worked, and that's where your version comes from. You poor man.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill S.

Missy gives a whole new meaning to "cocking her head."

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

I haven't seen it on Amazon, but I have seen it on Instructables. While some may say that "there is nothing new under the sun," I like to think that "great minds think alike."

This is probably why I shave my head and wear a goatee, in addition to keeping a wardrobe full of black t-shirts.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

I try not to skip ahead in the comic, but I saw the Jazz Hands and got very excited. You do not disappoint.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Deodorant style butter dispenser? Why would I want butter on my armpits? :)

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThatJeff

I just thought I should point out that the shading on Missy's head in panel 2 looks like the Sriracha rooster. And that now I'm hungry for something spicy.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjsc

Panel three may have the largest number of great punchlines for any comic ever. Wow oh wow.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

I recently saw an ad for a chili sauce which - and this seemed to be a perfectly serious claim - was not only a delicious addition to things you planned to put in your mouth, but could, if greatly diluted, be sprayed on plants to kill harden pests.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMad Dan Eccles

I'm not sure if this has already noticed,
but Missy has a cockarel in her hair. (2nd panel)

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterboz

Panel 4 caption is something they've been using in advertising since the '60's - that I noticed...
As for pepper and garden pests, it repels them, rather than killing them, and it's not effective against squirrels. The ones in my yard must be cholos - if I put hot pepper on some plants and not on others, they eat the peppered ones first.

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

or how about a lip balm / hemmoroid relief product?

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Has anyone else seen this?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/812916345/magnet-comic-a-custom-magnetic-and-dry-erase-comic

I think I smell an idea for Basic Instructions merchandise.

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC.S.Strowbridge

panel two: Missy for the win - again

November 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbill

Another Panel 3 of Win!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustRuss

This could work. Think, there must be odors that you would want to smell on your lips and under your arms. And there must be people who like especially tasty armpits. And those who don't want to rub the same product on both armpits and lips, you can convince them they need two! Double profit!

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArchive Binging

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