How to Survive the Dreaded Post-Holiday Phone Call

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Reader Comments (23)

If he's good at failing, then he succeeds at failing, but if he succeeds at failing then he fails to fail at failing. So he succeeds at failing to fail at failing, which means he fails at failing to fail at failing to fail!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCT

Yay recursion!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertroll

I love how in the last panel Rick looks blithely unaware of the phone conversation.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Almost saw an earring in panel 1.
Checked panel 2 for the earring, but it was the other ear.
And no earring. Only some goo dripping out.
Referenced panels 3 & 4 only to discover is was all jawline.
Good news: Scott does not need to get his ears checked.
Bad news: Time for a call to the optometrist for me!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEyeSeeNow

Ah, the mythical Ourickoros!

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter2sheds

I recognized what "glump glump glump" was (I too am attuned to react to it at a moment's notice), but the "Is that dubstep?" -- "Ew! No!" got me belly-laughing hard.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

I think the shark-like grin on Scott's face would let Rick know what he's talking about.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKieran

"He's like a snake trying to eat its own tail."
That is my new favorite quote!

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

BI oldtimers like me alredy know how the ringtone idea come up...

Newbies, there it goes:

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGPA

Scott, the daily calendar (purchased through your Amazon Affiliate link) is serving me well, especially on the days when you don't have a new comic. Salacious Crumb!

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFMA

Is that dubstep?! My best laugh in days! I certainly will use that against my teen kids in coming weeks, just as soon as the opportunity arises. Maybe before.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

Most awesome ringtone ever.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterResuna

In order to understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterXaxyx

The dubstep=wretching cat comparison has tickled me in all the right places :-D

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermayhemfunkster

Dubstep? What is dubstep?
Google......Youtube.....Sigh, ignorance was bliss.
Glad I don't have kids, they would be bringing home the flu and dubstep.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I have no (none!) idea what this comic is about ... "post holi-day phonecall" - never heard of it.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimmer

I thought we all agreed "Yump Yump Yump" is the motto of cat-throw-up?

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

I almost died laughing after reading panels number 3 and 4.

"I didn't call you!"
"So you admit it!"

was my favorite, second only to "like a snake, failing to eat its own tail"

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Do vomiting cats have bass drops?

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDekord

Love the update from the second panel of this one:

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I love how Rick is waiting politely for Scott to finish the phone call, apparently unaware of the topic of discussion.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStevieB

I'm pretty sure dubstep and cat barf are the same thing. *just saying*

January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

LOL, can totally relate. I am the worst at calling people over the holidays. I don't get why people can't just accept the fact that relationships ebb and flow. Tiz life, get over it. That recursive failing bit is bloody classic though. *Headsplosion* for sure. hahah...

Tom from

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom Kelly
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