How to Communicate Effectively

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In panel 3, Missy appear to have a silhouette of a dancing Foghorn Leghorn inspecting his tail feathers on the back of her head.

Link to image.

Now I'm going to have to inspect the entire archive for more hidden messages.

This is, I think, the only hidden Foghorn you'll find. The original artwork had a kind of vaguely chicken-looking shape in the hair shading. So many people have remarked on the chickenness, that Scott put the Foghorn in there for a laugh. ~Missy

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnalogKid

muntant chicken hair!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphilster

I would like some singed fish a la goo! That's a Thai dish right? Do you serve it with rice?

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

First!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

JK! That was not an effective communication. BTW, I love goo!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I want mutant chicken with yellow goo!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeoriagrace

@Solak: I also love goo! In fact, I might even be considered a
goo-fish-ianado! (Give me all your fins?)

@all: I am truly sorry for this extended series of
(*really* BAD) puns. My only defense is that it is late here,
and I am at the end of my shift (& my wits).

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOohThatSinges

At the exchange "What was it?" "Fish." I had to stop reading because I was laughing so loudly.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Nelson

Panel 2, in which Scott vividly describes the meal!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

That's an incredibly effective communication. If only I can do that on the fly...

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

I'm going to describe everything I eat in these terms, from now until I forget.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

It's amazing how you can make something even more palatable by giving it a french name. Dried out chicken breast stuffed with old cheese and leftover lunchmeat smeared with mayo doesn't sound so appealing. Call it "chicken cordon bleu" and people wolf it down. Even hot dogs sound better when you call them by their french name (which is "chien chaude"). Ok, well maybe not hot dogs.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerryW

@JerryW - I'm a native french speaker. Chien chaud is NOT appealing. At least not to us. It is funny though.

But I fully agree with the rest of the sentence. Toss in the words caramelized, and point out a few of the herbs, and you have fancy sounding food right there.

The 'singed fish à la goo' was the one that made me laugh out loud though...

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJF

The first panel brings to mind the "You screwed up, idiot" dialog.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I have found people like my flourless chocolate torte better when I don't refer to it as "scrambled eggs with chocolate".

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEdward

It was obviously Hollandaise! Who serves Béarnaise with fish? Pshaw!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmil

The return of Foghorn Leghorn!

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/6/21/how-to-let-it-out.html

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYea!

The best part of the comic is the fact that it's impossible to burn Bearnaise sauce.

If you think that, you don't know Scott's cooking chops. ~Missy :)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

Everyon in my family has burned green beans so often we just call them "burnbeans"
Roast beef and burnbeans...Yum!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Hey Scott, you should allow people to like comments so they can just do that if they're feeling lazy. Oh, and have a great Christmas!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

The description of singed fish a la goo is just brilliant! All panels here were great though. lolx4.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdave

Made me think of the old Bill Cosby "Chocolate cake for breakfast" routine, where she sends him to his room- "...which was where I wanted to go in the first place!"

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

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