How to Figure Out Who You Really Are

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Actually... that is slightly awesome.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

I am a defecianado extraordinaire!

Also, according to my spell-checker, defecianado is misspelled and blah blah blah

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

That last panel is why I read this comic. Amaaaaaazing.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGirlyQ

Panel 3 caught me off guard and I'm still laughing at it. "BETTER defeat" may be one of my new favorite phrases of all time.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Is it just me, or does Rick look taller?

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanny

I'm wondering how to pronounce "defecianado" specifially, is the C hard or soft. Soft makes me think of "deficient". Hard makes me think of "fecal".

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPapa Bear

Hmmm..."defecianado" sounds somewhat...scatological...

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereddyline

Barely-relevant question: why are the recent non-rerun strips still dated "2011"?

Note from Scott: That was human error. In this case, I am the human. It is being addressed.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

That was a long way to get to the "defecianado" punchline, but yes, it was quite an enjoyable payoff.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNate @ House of Annie

I love "defecianado!"

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

Defecianado , if pronounced with a hard 'k' instead of a soft 's' ... that was intentional, right?

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

Someone who is really good at defecating could also use the 'defeciando' title.
Or was that way obvious and the whole point of the strip?

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergoosemonster

Is Rick taller?

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlux

Me gusta !!!

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA basicinstructionado

Actually, 'defecianado' sounds like something entirely different and quite unattractive... so Rick loses again!

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Would an expert in crap be a faecianado?

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPandelon

I'm thinking that the root of "deficianado" is much less likely "defeat" and much more likely "defecate." Not sure I really want to know, though, now that I think a little more about the context...

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan R-M

Wow. Just... wow. Now that's a pilosophy I can get behind!

Imagine what that could have done to the ending of the movie WarGames:
"The only winning move is not to play."
"But then you'll never know how AWESOMELY you could lose!"
"You make a compelling argument."

BOOM.

(cough) "See?" (gasp.)

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

Mmmmmmmmmmm, defeat-loaf. DROOOL!

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBart

@Pandelon - Defecianado is all about the PROCESS.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Rick has 400 words for "defeat".

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Scott in panel 3 appears to be sharing an arm with Rick in panel 4. It's backwards on Rick, though. Poor bastard just can't win...

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmo

Rick FTW in panel 1! And panel 2! And panel 3! AND panel 4!

Face it: In Rick's defeat...he has triumphed.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

This is awesome: "In your case defeatism and realism are fairly interchangeable." I want to work some variant of this into my repertoire.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

LOL (especially panel 2). The name of my new rock band will be The Defecianados; mind if I steal it? Getting gigs will be a combination of defeatism and realism. We almost called ourselves The Ricks.

Note from Scott: If you really want to use the name, be my guest.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobbo

Yeah, looks like Rick is intentionally taller: http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/3/6/how-to-defend-an-artistic-decision.html

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbaguioboy

Pandelon asks: "Would an expert in crap be a faecianado?"

In the US, he would be a fecionado. We dropped that whole ligature ae stuff long ago. Fortunately, I still got the Peter File joke on The IT Crowd.

Contrary to my usual leanings, I found that panel 4 kicked panel 3's right side and took its lunch money.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

There's a third, more distict and pleasing way to pronounced defecianado ('c' as 'ch', as in cappuccino) ... defeaccianado !

and with accent on the 'na'.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrefucianado

Like the term 'defecianado'. Soft, hard, it is supposed to be Spanish, so defethianado.

(Looked it up in a dictionary, though, and it said 'derrotista'. Doesn't matter, though, defecianado works just fine for me.)

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlerk

This one was bloody brilliant.
I love Scott's line in the second panel.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilla

So, you modeled Rick after me! I'd get a lawyer & take you to court but whats the point I's probably lose.

Great cartoon though!

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSyllius

Who or what is that thing on the line between the 3rd and 4th panels?
It looks like the offsping of Conan O'Brian and Dogbert!

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAML

Danny, Flux: Yes, he's taller. See "How To Defend An Artistic Decision".

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid DeLaney

Thanks for the awesome new word and the subtle reminder of the "Rain God" in So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Ha, can't wait to serve someone up some defeat-loaf!

March 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

Though it sounds Latinate, there is something remarkably...>Germanic to that word. But the REAL gem that nobody else seems to love quite like I do is: defeat-loaf. Oh...dear Lord, how I love to say it.

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreymase

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