Join the Basic Instructions Subscription Service!
Or, please consider donating just a little something to help keep Basic Instructions going.
Thanks as always for using my Amazon Affiliate links (US, UK, Canada).
What if spanking was the plan B? As opposed to, for example, charismatic oral reprimand?
The time for Plan B was fifteen years ago.
I feel let down by the lack of reference to British sexual preference towards spanking.
Hahahaha panel #3 is the best!
What was Scott doing in a bookstore? Checking to see if "The Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy" was properly displayed?
Haha, yikes. Another fantastic Basic Instructions.
The time for Plan B was fifteen years ago.*applause*
Hey, there are lots of reasons Scott might be in a bookstore. Maybe Missy has a birthday coming up. Or, umm, hmm, maybe Missy has a different birthday coming up? I dunno, but there must be more than one possible reason.
This might be the few sites where the comments are as funny as the comic. Commenter Sara A. for the win!
I'm just now reading COTMM, page 126-7, and cracking up about your Discovery/History channel jokes. Why aren't you nationally syndicated already! BI is funny beyond belief! Thanks!
Panel 3 was excellent.
Here in Britain, corporal punishment is illegal in schools, but not in the home. In a bookshop? I'm not so sure...
What was a family of British tourists doing in an American bookstore? At least it goes someway towards explaining the son's behaviour.
Rick's assumption that Scot were at the Wallmart, tells a lot about the way Rick sees Scot...
It takes one to know one!
I'm just idly wondering whether, in the 3rd panel, Scott is wearing pants the same color as his skin, or not wearing pants at all.
"The time for Plan B was fifteen years ago."
Took me a minute, but that was F'ing funny.
Corporal punishment on a teen? That doesn't work. Now making them stand in the corner - THAT works great! Get's 'em right where they're most sensitive - in their desire to be cool. Plus it doesn't leave a mark.
Book stores are so rare in the UK that the kid was probably just freaking out.
Being Britishmy vote goes to 'Walmart can sell you anything but class', though I assume they keep the whips, chains and handcuffs under the counter?.
That will be the next BI: "How to Deal With a Guy Who's Not Wearing Pants"
I learned on QI that the vote to make corporal punishment illegal in Britain passed, in part, due to traffic delays caused by Fergie's unrelated visit on the day of the vote.
Thank you, Stephen Fry. :)
In the states, not spanking is a bigger bad-parenting problem than spanking.
As if the British needed to provide us Americans with another example of their foreign-ness.
"The time for plan B was 15 years ago."
Has the joke you're paraphrasing ever been funny?
Oy, no picking on us poor Brits....
Panel three...Spit take!
Jon - corporal punishment fifteen years ago - in the womb? If he's fourteen...Or were you referring to the parents-to-be?(Gets MY vote)
I thought he meant "Spanking" as a shortened euphemism. As in, the father should never have procreated in the first place.
Dee and KG, Plan B is a brand of emergency contraception pill. If the parents had used Plan B (the emergency contraception pill) 15 years ago they wouldn't need their new Plan B (more spanking) now. Jon made an amusing pun.
Have you not got over thast whole Boston Tea Party thing?
Working with Brits cured me of the notion that they all have class.
Nice folks generally, but just as capable being crude, foul-mouthed scumbags as any Yank.
sublight - That's 'crude, foul-mouthed scumbags with style' if you please...
Ancient Brit: as a Brit myself, I can assure you that style is in no way a special part of our national make up. In fact I would say that it's the exception rather more than the rule. Crude and foul-mouthed is fairly close to the mark for the majority though.As for scumbags, well, you get a few good, a few bad, and most somewhere in the middle everywhere as far as I can tell. Certainly you do here in this, our sceptred Isle.
Of course Brits have class- they get their degrees from somewhere, no?
I was of course referring to the subset of Brits that have discovered the BI...
@Steven Desjardins Scott is a published novelist. Maybe he was at a bookstore to scope out the competition.
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.