How to Make a Public Service Announcement ... Yet Again (Yearly Rerun)

Yup, it's that time of the year again!

When I sent this rerun to my subscribers a couple of weeks ago, I accidentailly sent it with a copyright date of 2011. Many subscribers thought it was a deliberate joke. I wish I was that smart.

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Reader Comments (54)

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December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnually Anal

Lord knows we can't possibly ignore anybody who talks about "the lulz."

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHoney

I think a clever cartoonist would plan his comics so that the first comic of 2013 IS THIS COMIC so as to make the complaints ironic and ripe for ridicule.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

Actually, if the world does end next week, all the strips you've drawn up in advance will be forever unseen.

So just in case, publish them all now! We can't risk the loss!

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Skubinna

So, come January 3rd you can expect an email . . .

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSillyous

To those who believe the world is going to end with the Mayan calendar, please understand:
The Mayan calendar will never end.
It is not linear, like ours, it's a cycle, so the Great Cycle ends in a few days, and, of course, all of civillization.
The planet, and the calendar, will continue.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I AM CALM ! QUIT TELLING ME TO CALM DOWN!!!

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames yeamans

You really look like a TINTIN vilain in this outfit !

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColonel Hathi

This comic has become like a new Christmas Tradition to me.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

An admirer - I'm fairly certain this is one of the comics where the average reader did indeed finish grade school. Although I guess it would still weed out the people who don't understand the idea behind the copyright year.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoris

If you REALLY want to mess with your readers' minds, use Roman numerals, like they used to on TV shows. I wager that the place will explode with "WTH is it with MMXIII? Mad Max Part 13?"

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheKFV

The beauty of the one is in the husband and wife communication and support. Always funny from the outside. A bizarre reality from the inside.

Out of curiosity, who reads most of the emails anyway? My money would be on Missy. (note: there is no actual money)

<I>Scott does emails, Missy does comments here. ~Missy

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHotHam

That would've been funnier than seeing the same joke again.

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMoridin

Just write the copyright date in hexadecimal. That way everyone who understands hexadecimal will respect you too much to complain about the delay in the copyright year update. Everyone who does not understand hexadecimal will complain all year round. But F them, all 15 of them.

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

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