How to Make a Bad Present Seem Better than It Is

Funny story. I was looking for all of my Christmas-themed comics, and I could not find any evidence that this comic ever ran on the site. It was in a book, and several of my subscribers remember seeing it, but it just doesn't seem to have appeared on the site ... UNTIL NOW!

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Reader Comments (23)

I had definitively not seen it before and had a big chuckle.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmarquez

It takes very little imagination to pretend he's a mutant, mostly because Scott morphed into a weird, 2 headed monster between panels 3 and 4.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

This comic was on the 2012 calendar, but I don't recall seeing it anywhere else.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt M

Strange, I *know* I've seen this one before, and not in a calendar :/

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Okay, so by now I'm used to the copyright dates still saying 2012. But 2009? Really, Scott? REALLY?!?

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Another comedy gold. Panel 2 and 3 have great dialogues

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

The copyright''s just...and I thought 2012 was going to be crazy. This is just madness.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick H

A snow glob is actually a great present. Much better than any old pedestrian snow globe/

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeeTron

I know you said that the copyright date wouldn't be right for a few weeks, but... wow...

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

exercycle - LMFAO
(The Exercycle is the original exercise bike used by tens of thousands of Americans since 1932, for what its worth)

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercharles

Thank goodness I found this webcomic again! I'm not sure how it happened, but I use to read this webcomic all the time then I some how fell out of it. Thankfully I've returned to it again and can spend that next few hours catching up on all the content that I've missed.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAllen Matthews

What is an exercycle in panel 3?

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBas

Definitely haven't seen it before, and I just did a complete archive binge a few weeks ago. Hilarious -and- good as new!

...unlike the Snow Glob.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAriamaki

Re: Copyright date.

Do people really comment without reading the text below the comic?

(Also, if it appeared in a book in 2009, then the 2009 copyright date is accurate.)

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFMA

I'm sure there's a market for Snow Globs. You should look into it.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

You had me at "Snow Glob"

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTK

It appears in the "Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy" book. And thank you for the exposition, because I was having a real existential crisis over it. There are a bunch of comics in that book that I didn't recall ever seeing before, and I was starting to think I was losing my mind. Confirmation that this one never appeared on the site is gratefully received, for sure.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermstrange

Hey Scott, I think the copyright date on this comic is wrong.

Also, I haven't seen this one, I'm pretty sure.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I saw it on my day-by-day 2012 calendar! A full year of daily LOL's!

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I used to know a couple of girls who would "customise" their Barbies..."Date Rape Barbie"..."Junkie Barbie" I understand there's a market for that kind of customization

January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Ah HA! This comic has been RE-GIFTED from 2009! ;D

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Sooo... how many other comics have failed to appear here? :-)

October 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason Toddman

The snow glob is not only melted and charred, but misshapen as well. He really did a number on that thing.

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZ
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