How to Welcome a VIP

Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed me in the last few days with encouragement and suggestions.  I am a tremendously lucky guy.

Also, I’d like to recommend the following book:

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!

Unlike most attempts at geeky humor, it’s actually funny to the non-geeky! It’s one of the handful of comics I read every day.

Of course, the link above does feed into my Amazon Affiliate account, and here are Amazon Affiliate links for the UK And Canada. 

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Reader Comments (20)

Ah, an excellent set of directions for how to "deal with" guests of our own!
So sinister!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Question is: Why does Scott hate Australians?

Note from Scott: You all seem so healthy and happy. It makes us Americans suspicious.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMick from Melbourne

Good timing, the VP of my company is stopping by tomorrow. Wait, are you following me?

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

"Good! I've been practicing." That is completely me.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKih-Osh

Scott reads Brewster Rockit too?

I @#$%ING KNEW IT!
Now you just need to work on a project with Tom Rickard.
If you could get Bill Watterson and Gary Larson in on it too it would pretty much round out the piece.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPerson

Nice! I read Brewster myself...also,
xkcd, sinfest, JOT, Space Avalanche, Dork Tower, and Oglaf. But honestly, Basic Instructions is the best of them all!
Would be good to see what everyone else reads...

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenegade

That was funny. Are there any instructions on how to become a VIP in the first place though? I always wanted to know...

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercfg

Twelve trillion, seven hundred eighty six billion, two hundred nine million, one hundred three thousand, two hundred twenty ninth post!

Ahem... I, too, enjoy the art of sounding sinister, but I'm not nearly as practiced as I'd like to be. I hope that you, Scott, are getting as much practice as this comic implies. Sounding diabolical is an important skill.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrake

Oh Scott, panel 2 made me shout with laughter.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

@Person

"Scott reads Brewster Rockit too?"

So.. you should check this guest strip:

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/7/21/how-to-stage-a-hostile-takeover-of-another-strip-guest-strip.html

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmorim

@Person: No grouping would be complete without Rich Burlew (Order of the Stick). He just completed a fundraiser with Kickstarter.com that raised over 1 MILLION DOLLARS (inserts right pinky into corner of mouth).

Seriously, though, maybe you should consider that Scott. Rich used Kickstarter to raise money to bring some of his old books back into print, and that might work for you too.

Caveat Emptor: It looks like it might be a full time job to administer though.

Rock on!

Note from Scott: I'm currently seriously considering a Kickstarter campaign for a side project

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

It seems strange that the part that made me laugh most was Scott's note on Australians.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Man, Jenkins is always filibustering!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreg

THE client is coming.

So there is just the one? Why does that not surprise me?

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

LOVED this one. It's always a great pleasure when the angry client makes an appearance. Seeing Jenkins do some useful work was a rare bonus, and the awesome joke tie-in between panels 1 and 4 was fantastic.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

I love how they only have one client.
Panel 2 was amazing, especially Scott's expression in it.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy Fred

The...

THE client.

...

Not "a".

The!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThom

Yes, humor can solve a lot of things

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjerry

Currently reading Least I could do, Sinfest, Menage a trois, misfile, Gaia, looking for group, Sequential art and Sandra and woo. But BI is always the last on my list (I keep the best till last ;) ).
Awesome comic today, very familiar!
Suggestion for future comic: how to enroll in the air force. I've just always wondered...

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBas

Q: How did the topic of Aussies get into these comments?
A: Mick from Melbourne (rhymes with Brisbane) brought it up.

My personal stereotype of Australians is that they are often the first to get riled up online about currency exchange rates. The argument seems to be that they are treated unfairly more often than other countries.

That healthy and happy thing is a good angle, too.

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

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