Today marks the end of Diffen's sponsorship of Basic Instructions. I just want to take this one last opportunity to thank them.
And, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links (US, UK, Canada).
This times, it's panel 2 I like best. And the first one... it's just the truth.
The question is, would he be bothered to get out of the wetsuit when he needs to visit the bathroom?
Nice one :DThe final panel punchline came out of nowhere, in a good way.
Actually, a third wetsuit might not be a bad idea.
I feel the need to point out that yoga balls aren't any better for your back than a normal chair. They still position you upright, so you have all the weight of your torso compressing the vertebrae.
The comic itself is stellar as always of course.
Yes No But ... WE the readers want to see Jenkins all pruney and covered in slime. Don't we?
Oh, thank you, Scott! Thank you very much! I don't think!
Now I have an image of Jenkins in a speedo and it won't leave my brain!
Oh, dear God in heaven - he just winked at me and leered . . . what? Is he trying to look provocative? NO! NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!!!!! I DO NOT SEE 'ANYTHING I LIKE'!!!!!!!!!!
Damn you, Meyer. I'll get you for this, if it's the last thing I do. I'll get you for this.
This is just supreme. I can't wait for your next book!
My company recently made a posting to the intranet that yoga balls are not "approved seating". Having a second thought about yoga balls was not even part of the company zeitgeist prior to that posting, which makes me suspect that somebody fell off one and got injured. Ah, OSHA, always getting in the way of natural selection >_>
Maybe if Jenkins straightened out neck, it would relieve his back pain?
Re H. Torbinsen:
But you have to use your obliques to hold yourself still and upright on a yoga (Swiss) ball, which is good for posture and hence your back. Everything other than lying down compresses your vertebrae, which is one of the points of discs.
Like all medical assistance, if you don't use it correctly, you can make things worse.
Oh, nearly forgot: good comic, Scott!
Budgetary and health tip: never buy anything on the recommendation of a person whose livelihood is based on your needing frequent "adjustments." It cannot end well.
So executives have back problems?
It's the only financially logical explanation for all of their twelve-hundred dollar chairs. After all, they wouldn't be spending that money on themselves just because they can...
@H. Torbinsen - Yes, but you're forced to sit up straight, otherwise you'll slip right off the ball. Sitting up straight without any back rest forces you to use your abs. Using your abs strengthens them, which in turn supports your spine.
This is one time that I find each panel funnier than the previous.
The third panel contains lots of awesome. Almost fell off my chair laughing. Thank you for that bright spot in my typically crappy Monday.
Seems to me a drysuit would be more practical... Nice one!
There's this really hot woman at my workplace who sits on a yoga ball. (Naturally, she is very, very unavailable.)
Off-topic, but...Why are all thecommentsnow centeredon the page?
Trying to not lean left or right?
Jenkins recently appeared as the "Someone's Beliefs Sound Crazy" roleplay partner. But the likes of these are supposed to be good for posture and for back pain.
But very bad for knees. So I've got one but it only has boxes stacked on it, which, as you'll see, isn't easy. But what mankind can build, man can stack boxes of stuff he really should sort through and throw out, on.
I want a Gel Suspension Workspace!!!!
Doing the mental math, it seems that they spent more money on the "Gel-Suspension Workspace" than they would have on a super-spiffy orthopedic chair. :) Either a single (4-5x) wetsuit or the bathtub alone would cost the in the $1200 range, at least. Truly awesome, both subtle and not so subtle at the same time.
But if you do need a $1200 chair, do what I do and get it on Amazon using Scott's affiliate links (US, UK, Canada)! It costs you nothing extra, and a percentage of the sale goes into Scott's pocket so he can buy more of the one food item he's perfected in its efficiency. (See last strip.)
$243 worth of Amazon coming your way today, Scott! Thanks to my job that needs me to buy things. Wish they needed chairs...
@queen of the obvious....But this was a win-win scenario. The company bought Jenkins his free stuff, and Scott got to make him look stupid.Bathtub - $120050 gallons of Aloe Gel - $2000Wetsuit - $150Panel 4 - Priceless