How to Commiserate

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Reader Comments (21)

This is probably too serious for your comments section, but as the parent of a kindergartener I've been pretty upset during the past week. I am not a regular reader but thought of your comics as a distraction and they were just what I needed... Literally laugh out loud funny at a time when very little else worked. So--thanks. I'll count myself a regular reader now.

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL.

Hey! This has a 2012 copyright! You clearly said you'll start having 2013 copyrights by now! I hate you, Scott Meyer!

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrady

I have to admit that it's not really funny (sorry, Scott), but it does offer insight into things in life.

Panel 3 has a great punchline btw.

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

Panel 4 gold!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDark-

Two wins in a rows for Rick! He's in danger of becoming a winner.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTT

i actually enjoyed this strip.
until i read the comments section, which brought me down.
thanks, guys!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterreflector

Brady, it's still 2012 (or at least, it is here in the antipodes, don't know if you're on a planet with a shorter year?). Unless Scott has a time machine (which I hope he'll share if he does!), it wouldn't be legal for him to put a 2013 copyright on strips written before 1 Jan 2013. And since few cartoonists write, draw and publish on the same day, I personally don't expect any "2013" strips until about Jan10th. <</end pedant mode>

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Twin gems right there, panels 3 & 4!!


December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Dust Cell

Great comic!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatty

Rick for the win 2 comics in a row! Surely the world is coming to an end!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlitZ

@AA: um, Brady was just making fun of all those people who yearly complain about the "wrong" copyright date, even though Scott has pointed out on several occasions that he makes his comics up to one month in advance and the date is likely to stay on "2012" until mid/end january.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Woelk

AA, clearly you must not be a regular reader of BI, otherwise you would realize that Scott does have a time machine. It just happens that it always takes him back to his teenage years vs. today.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTime machine!

Lots of the books & textbooks I've been using in my classes this semester already have 2013 copyrights. And they've been out for months.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Hey, the copyright date on this webpage is 2009!

What gives?

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjsc

L, you've got the right idea.
The only time it would be wrong to laugh is when you're atually in the presence of someone who is grieving, and might feel belittled.
Otherwise, laughing will not make anything in the world even a little bit worse, and you'll feel better.
Scott, congratulations on being one of the great healers.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Rick gets a win... and "business stick" took me to "business socks" which brought me back to this:

In short, Scott DOES have a time machine!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I believe that there are some creative folks who have their spouse run all of the business side, but I don't know the divorce rate. I also don't know whether it is more about how they can save on their tax.

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

We could have a sweep on the publication date of the first 2013 ©

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAncient.Brit

For me, Rick's comment in panel 2 was the zenith of today's cavalcade of genius.

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Am I the only one who read the title and immediately imagine a Russian Commisar?

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

Scott, I'm worried that your 2013 calendar ends on December 31, 2013. What do you know that we don't?

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark W
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