How to Provide Context

Just a reminder, if you’re at San Diego Comic-Con, please say hello! 


I’m be at the booth 1pm-2-pm and 4pm-5pm on the 13th and 14th. I may be there other times, but those are the guaranteed slots. We'll have copies of the third book, as well as a new version of the World's Violentest Logo "You Will Learn" shirt, and a new coffee mug. Really though, I'll sign almost any fool thing you put in front of me. Also, I’ll be at the UClick booth from 10:30am to 11:30am on the 14th. I hope to see you!

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Reader Comments (27)

aren't both of those messages like, ubiquitous preexisting signals?

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

You made a mistake with the word "conversation" in the first panel : "converstaion". ;)

Fixed as best as I could, though it looks a tiny bit wonky. Thanks!! ~Missy

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTSG

I must confess, I owned a small bottle of Drakkar Noir in the late 80s. I was also just shy of being 10 years old. Interpret that as you will.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I had to Wiki Drakkar Noir, it sounded like a character from Twilight or Buffy.

Drakkar Noir is a men's fragrance by Guy Laroche. The fragrance was introduced in 1982 and is manufactured under license by the L'Oreal Group.[1] It won the 1985 FiFi Award for "Most Successful Men's Fragrance (Limited)"[2] and in 2010 the Canadian Fragrance Awards' "Hall of Fame Award - men's".[3] In 1991 it was the bestselling men's "prestige" ($20+) scent worldwide.[4] The name is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable "Dra-CAR" - from Wikipedia

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

The correction looks fine to me.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterXenocles

Now I want a bottle of Drakkar Noir.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShadowbreed

Ouch! Men and women; two species separated by a common language.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterancient.brit

If she didn't know what either of those things were, how did she know they were from the 80's?

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSlappy

@Shadowbreed. I might have a bottle for you.
That stuff never goes bad, mostly because it was never good. (award-winning does not equal good, just look at some grammy winners. Milli Vanilli anyone? people with Drakkar Noir and Members Only jackets should remember well.)

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeardo

In high school, one of the more attractive girls in my class suddenly went around the room sniffing the air trying to figure out which guy was wearing "jackar noir". She said it was her favorite smell that drove her crazy, and was desperate to smell the guy wearing it. I'd never heard of it before, but bought a bottle the next day.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

You know who loved Drakkar Noir? Arnold Schwartzeneger.

I think he might even soaked the walls of his house with the stuff.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRizz Rustbolt

I owned a bottle of Drakkar Noir because that's what girls told me to use. BTW, it worked. I'm married to one of them.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Yup, wore 'em both. And panel three describes me perfectly.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeuceplus

I STILL use Drakkar Noir. There is a giant bottle sitting on my dresser as we speak.
I guess now I know my place in the gene pool.
FWIW, I'm 63 years old.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

I notice that there haven't been very many reruns lately. Kudos for working so hard, Scott.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

I'm seeing the un-fixed comic, and this is my first view of it, so something is messed up. Server-side caching?

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTelanis

This is probably a terrible joke, but it seems like a 'MEMBERs only' jacket might signify a lack of interest in women altogether.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZ2

This whole "bag on Drakkar Noir" thing... I don't really get it. Yes, I was a teen in the late 80s... and yes I owned Drakkar Noir then (but no member only jackets... I'm not even sure what the looked like), and I currently own a bottle that I use. And I have dated a few people in that time, and am even married to one of them, who either liked or did not object to the scent. So I don't really understand what is wrong with it, other than "it came out in the 80s. Bad 80s.".

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjustaguy

Yeah, I use Drakkar Noir. No one has ever said anything bad about it and in fact I've gotten compliments about it here and there. I don't really see what's so bad about it.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. Bailey

I've never owned Drakkar Noir, but I do have an old bottle of Hai Karate that some previous tenant left in a drawer in my apartment. I like to think of it as the father of Drakkar Noir. Axe Body Spray is its grandson. While trendiness was hereditary, sexual assault jokes for advertising skipped a generation.

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwumpus

I don't know if this helps anyone, but I searched for pics of "members only jacket" and found Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows pt 2 - Harry is wearing a dull brown jacket that is apparently one. <shrug> Only meaningful if you like Harry Pothead, of course.

I went to look at that jacket, and it's totally not a Members Only. It lacks the snap-tab collar, as well as the distinctive parachute-like material. And the '80s swagger.~Missy

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I too wore Drakar Noir and many of the female persuasion loved it. Maybe it was because of the air turbulence that occurred over their padded shoulders.

Oddly enough one of the best colognes I ever used was when I went into the guys restroom and they had one of those cologne machines (Put 25 cents in and it gave you a squirt of a number chosen colognes, kind'a like the tampon dispensers in women's restrooms.) For a lark I applied every cologne they offered and I guess with my body chemical make-up it just worked. The waitress wanted to know what I was wearing so she could buy it for her boyfriend. I couldn't come up with a pithy answer and just made-up a name. :D

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPariah

I had to go to Wikipedia and Google images for "Members only jacket". It's not like I wasn't around then, I was in my 20s at the start of the 80s. Just never paid attention to these things. Okay, it's a jacket with a little "members only" label over a pocket. So? I remember ads for Drakkar Noir, though. No idea what it smelled like, but maybe the kind of man who used it was the kind who used too much of any scent.

But enough about that. I just caught on that BI is no longer updating on Gocomics.com. Not that I mind a separate "trip" here.

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMP

As a fan of the TV show Raising Hope, I feel like it's necessary to point out that when Jimmy went through his Emo Phase, he insisted on being called "Drakkar Noir" and as a child of the 90s, I had never heard the name in any other context until just now. I thought the show's writers had just made up something ridiculously cliche.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

We've heard about Drakkar Noir around here before. It was in "How to Disguise Your Symptoms". Which may cause a Mullet-Boss-based opinion paradox. Or not.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFull Metal Lion

Don't forget about Preferred Stock... the *other* Drakkar Noir

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Scott and Boss almost seem to be getting along in this one. Wow.

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDust

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