How to Assign Blame

This week, instead of just mentioning the Amazon Affiliate links  (USUKCanada), I’m going to point out a product I use almost every day that can be purchased at

The Platypus Soft Bottle - (Here's the UK link) - (It's not available in Canada, because there Amazon mainly sells books. Weird, huh?!)

It’s a refillable water bottle that can be rolled up and stowed in almost no space. When it’s full it can stand on its base. I’ve owned one for well over a year. I use it many times a week and it still looks brand new. Either you’re wondering why someone would want such a thing, or you’re already ordering one.

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Reader Comments (14)

If Scott is in a forest and Mullet Boss is not around, did he still screw up?

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMick from Melbourne

This is hands-down my favorite BI ever. Just builds from panel to panel on Mullet Boss's "qualities and "logic."

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAurelea

You would think being an idiot was the prime requirement for working for mullet-boss.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJL

Ah, this comic still makes me laugh out loud more than any other :)

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM

I hate bosses like this -_- If I screwed up, for god's sake, tell me what I did wrong, or I'll keep doing it. Happily.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjimwormmaster

Mullet Boss' leadership continues to inspire.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.


A minor variation on the paradox "If a man is talking alone in a forest and no woman is there to hear him, is he still wrong?"

(tougher than it sounds, since the wrongness of a statement can only be assigned by a woman hearing it and declaring it so)

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I've had this conversation before. Well, the first 2 panels. Hilarious from the 3rd-person.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThestas

Okay, so I have to admit that I almost never read the introductory sentence in each panel. I find them disruptive. But if they weren't there, my brain wouldn't process the comic correctly—it's the visual equivalent of a "beat" in a joke. I'm not sure why I'm telling you this...

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWes Comer

Blimey! Only one comment and it's after 6.30 pm.

Scott - are you severely backlogged with comments to moderate, or have they all been so risqué that you couldn't publish them?

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

This comic basically describes everything that is wrong with my workplace in a nutshell. Yes, sometimes life imitates comedy a little too closely...

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBaenlynn

Oh cool water bottle, I want three so I can juggle them.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I once was told I would be fired if I did X again although I was not permitted to know what X was. Heated discussion ensued followed by cursing. Turns out, somebody uninvolved objected to X. Idiots.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I think you got the next NYT business best seller:
Wisdom of the Mullet Boss

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlawrence
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