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Reader Comments (47)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who think Rick winning is disagreeable.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKih-Osh

So Rick doesn't like it when he wins. What a loser. Therefore, he wins. Wait, I'm confused...

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheKFV

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.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Did Rick win this conversation?

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

Wait - if cartoon-Rick never again wins, does that mean he wins this strip???

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndoryu

Rick FTW!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenternH

I feel kind of terrible for Rick. :( Cheer up, guy, it can't be gloomy every day!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElves

Duck season. Fire!

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

I eagerly await the introduction of taller Rick!

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Rick wins in this one.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFallingar

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermoops

Oh man! What a great comic!

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

A 'taller" Rick is dignified?
Attack of the 50 foot Rick ...

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin A Kunreuther

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShikome Kido Mi

So, even when he wins, Rick still loses. How sad.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

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".

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd

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).

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

In the next script, hes going to be 7 foot tall, isn't he? Dooo eeeeet

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

Great one! Thnx Scott.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReader

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Boban

Rick-the bizzarro world's Charile Sheen.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Best. Comic. Ever.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheat

"Envying a fictional version of myself does not make me happy."


March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereljaspero

"Positivity eclipse". Brilliant!!!

Unfortunately that also describes my job...

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

OMG, awesome! The twists and turns of this one is pure gold!

If a liar says he isn't lying, do you believe him?

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I'm assuming a taller Rick means he is going to start wearing platforms in upcoming strips.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames Mason

I was figuring those wins were the mirror universe Rick still hanging around (and Ric probably would have bought that as an explanation too).

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHari

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

So if Rick resumes losing, Rick wins, but if Rick continues winning, Rick loses. Am I getting this right?

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin P.

@ 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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

"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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

You should make Rick so tall that everyone has to speak to his crotch.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Any chance the meet-n-greet in Seattle is still in the works? Rick could wear some KISS stage boots for dignity's sake.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRon

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.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVorpal

This is not banter. Banter is 'Bally Jerry, did a whoopsie, right in the how's-your-father.'

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrondom

I like it when Rick wins. I also like the idea of Rick looking down on everyone....

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

deimos: "Rick-the bizzarro world's Charile Sheen."

Or the real world's Charlie Brown.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

This one was even funnier than usual!

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

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