I'm glad I'm not the only one who think Rick winning is disagreeable.
So Rick doesn't like it when he wins. What a loser. Therefore, he wins. Wait, I'm confused...
Awwww! I think it's funnier when Rick wins sometimes! it makes him more than a predictable, single dimensioned cartoon figure, even if that is what he is in real life . . .
okay I'm confusing myself. I still like it when Rick wins. And your cat wants a remote controlled helicopter.
Did Rick win this conversation?
Wait - if cartoon-Rick never again wins, does that mean he wins this strip???
I feel kind of terrible for Rick. :( Cheer up, guy, it can't be gloomy every day!
Duck season. Fire!
I eagerly await the introduction of taller Rick!
Rick wins in this one.
This one left cocktail on my keyboard and screen. Making the protagonist spittle-covered and indomitable.
I'm high class still, but even the snootiest fan can have a spit-take.
and top shelf gin makes for an excellent spit-take.
...and I never specified the protagonist.
Oh man! What a great comic!
A 'taller" Rick is dignified? Ack!Attack of the 50 foot Rick ...
In reply to The KFV, no, for the purposes of this comic, Real Rick doesn't like it when Fictional Rick wins. Real Rick probably would like to win.
Sadly, the fact they are two separate entities prevents your humorous paradox.
So, even when he wins, Rick still loses. How sad.
Someone should film a documentary about this strip being turned into a movie. You could call it "Comic strip of a phone conversation about the same comic strip: The Movie: The Making Of".
Ah Rick! If only I had a friend I could mercilessly mock in the way that Scott mocks you. And they say Americans don't "get" banter (the Brits do say this, they say it all the time).
In the next script, hes going to be 7 foot tall, isn't he? Dooo eeeeet
Great one! Thnx Scott.
Taller I can do...that made me giggle. A compromise that does nothing to address the original concern, but nonetheless makes the complainer think he won. You, sir, are a master negotiator.
Rick-the bizzarro world's Charile Sheen.
Best. Comic. Ever.
"Envying a fictional version of myself does not make me happy."
"Positivity eclipse". Brilliant!!!
Unfortunately that also describes my job...
OMG, awesome! The twists and turns of this one is pure gold!
If a liar says he isn't lying, do you believe him?
I'm assuming a taller Rick means he is going to start wearing platforms in upcoming strips.
I was figuring those wins were the mirror universe Rick still hanging around (and Ric probably would have bought that as an explanation too).
This hits a little too close!!!
I've been leeching off for past 8-10 years on my brother and father's money and luxury items. Im like Alan (from Two and a Half Men) if Alan was 25, jobless, afraid to drive and a virgin!!
Seeing how life is not a funny comic strip Finally pulling the plug on 18 March or probably 02 April !!!
"People would never accept the grim reality of what it means to be you."
This is so meta, it circles back around to being un-meta. But in a meta sort of way.
If I reflect in the evening on the day's social and professional interactions, I am seldom considering who won.
Maybe, if I did, I'd win more often.
So if Rick resumes losing, Rick wins, but if Rick continues winning, Rick loses. Am I getting this right?
@ Mike Geordie Brown
I so know what you mean. All my life I'll have friends say something to me that is somewhat insulting but obviously meant in jest, so I reply with a somewhat insulting comeback, and they go "hey, I was just kidding" and I go "What, only one round?!"
Canadians have no banter staying power. Or at least all the ones I've met, admittedly a very small percentage of the total number of Canadians.
As for Rick winning sometimes, I'm glad, because it was starting to interfere with the fun when he always lost - I don't enjoy watching defenseless people being picked on relentlessly. Its a bit too much like real life.
I'm going to go now.
"Positivity Eclipse".... THAT is one of the best backhanded insults I have EVER heard, here in this comic or anywhere in real life. The milk I was drinking ran out of my nose when I snorted on that one.
You should make Rick so tall that everyone has to speak to his crotch.
Any chance the meet-n-greet in Seattle is still in the works? Rick could wear some KISS stage boots for dignity's sake.
I'm still confused. If "Real Rick" calls on the phone in the comic, hasn't he already become cartoon Rick? So did "Real Rick" or "Cartoon Rick" win? Which could also be considered a loss, depending on whether it is "Real Rick" or "Cartoon Rick". Or it could even be a violation of physics that "Real Rick" won.
This is not banter. Banter is 'Bally Jerry, did a whoopsie, right in the how's-your-father.'
I like it when Rick wins. I also like the idea of Rick looking down on everyone....
deimos: "Rick-the bizzarro world's Charile Sheen."
Or the real world's Charlie Brown.
This one was even funnier than usual!
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