Actually... that is slightly awesome.
I am a defecianado extraordinaire!
Also, according to my spell-checker, defecianado is misspelled and blah blah blah
That last panel is why I read this comic. Amaaaaaazing.
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.
Is it just me, or does Rick look taller?
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".
Hmmm..."defecianado" sounds somewhat...scatological...
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.
That was a long way to get to the "defecianado" punchline, but yes, it was quite an enjoyable payoff.
I love "defecianado!"
Defecianado , if pronounced with a hard 'k' instead of a soft 's' ... that was intentional, right?
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?
Is Rick taller?
Me gusta !!!
Actually, 'defecianado' sounds like something entirely different and quite unattractive... so Rick loses again!
Would an expert in crap be a faecianado?
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...
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."
(cough) "See?" (gasp.)
Mmmmmmmmmmm, defeat-loaf. DROOOL!
@Pandelon - Defecianado is all about the PROCESS.
Rick has 400 words for "defeat".
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...
Rick FTW in panel 1! And panel 2! And panel 3! AND panel 4!
Face it: In Rick's defeat...he has triumphed.
This is awesome: "In your case defeatism and realism are fairly interchangeable." I want to work some variant of this into my repertoire.
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.
Yeah, looks like Rick is intentionally taller: http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/3/6/how-to-defend-an-artistic-decision.html
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.
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'.
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.)
This one was bloody brilliant.I love Scott's line in the second panel.
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!
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!
Danny, Flux: Yes, he's taller. See "How To Defend An Artistic Decision".
Thanks for the awesome new word and the subtle reminder of the "Rain God" in So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.
Ha, can't wait to serve someone up some defeat-loaf!
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.