How to React When Someone's Beliefs Sound Crazy to You

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Reader Comments (21)

This is that rare comic in which each individual panel could be its own hilarious standalone comic ("rare" meaning "not necessarily even extant before this point, but technically possible, if not previously seen").

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Stupid Jenkins! Everybody knows that astrology is the only rational belief system!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Perfect for 9-11. I thought it would be something political, and still funny, but this was even funnier. Thanks!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPierce

That first panel needs to be a motivational poster.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

This is pure unrefined cabbage wisdom.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Hearts of palm are tasty, too.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy

Hey Scott, went to Diffen to try and compare Basic Instructions to Anything...

There was nothing on Basic Instructions!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoneru


September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I think "And drinking from big chunky goblets. Sometimes the old ways are best", ma be the best thing you've had come out of Jenkins' mouth.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme!

I believe that legally speaking the difference between 'feasting' and merely 'eating' is determined by the amount you spill down your front.

Also, regarding 'drinking' from a goblet - it is not legally possible to 'drink' from a goblet - only 'quaffing' is permitted (determined by the amount that you throw over your own face as you knock it back). Attempts to 'drink' are met with force, and no amount of artichoke (or celery) hearts will save you. Ladies may 'sip' from a 'chalice'. These are customs which care not for gender equality.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

How do you "take that back"?
What does that mean?

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJammes yeamans

What about flagons? Are flagons permitted?

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterResuna

Thank you Paddy! I burst out laughing reading your comment.
Together with Scott Meyer, you made my day!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I had to recover after panel 3 before I could finish. Great stuff.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoriarty

"Quaffing is just like drinking, except you spill more." Terry Pratchett
...But everybody knows that the only way to true power is through Kumquat communion!

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Best ad system ever. Unobtrusive, fits the tone of the site, and makes the advertiser a *sponsor*, not just a random advertiser. Well done.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Basic Instructions Book 4: The Wisdom of Cabbages

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRay Friesen

I agree with Kelli. You're pretty lucky, Scott.
Not to mention, we're probably a hell of a lot more likely to click through.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

I checked out diffen and I like it. I added a comparison of a car versus a pogo stick. Just think, if all of Scott's readers contributed one comparison how many there would be!
Great comic as always and I really like this sponsor. They're getting added to my favorites.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

The vegetarian bit in panel 3 had me ROARING

September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Dust Cell

I want to believe that "The Wisdom of Cabbages" is an unpublished Julia Child cookbook.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspence

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