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I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I got to the velour line. Mullet Boss is bringing the punchlines in every panel like a... er....
I always enjoy Basic Instructions. Always. Rarely do I actually giggle and cackle out loud. Panels 2 and 4, however, caused exactly that.
I feel slightly disturbed now...
A rare win for panel 4!
Scott's face in panel 3 is priceless!
Wow. In my mind now, I'm hearing Zapp Brannigan's voice when I read the Mullet Boss parts.
how does he improvise acoustic guitar music? does he hum it?
This may just be my new favorite!
Loving "annoyed Scott" in panel 3...
Aimless strumming to no particular tune.
Doing so while staring directly into her eyes and keeping up a continued mantra about how her eyes look and how very intensely you are staring into them?
Yes, that will surely win her over.
New calendar idea: 12 glossy illustrations of the men of BI romancing us. I really want to see mullett boss in his pirate shirt lounging on his bearskin rug. Even though it's so so wrong. And I can't wait to see Rick's best attempt at romance, even though that will be even more wrong. Scott, I expect lounging in his smoking jacket on his tauntaun sleeping bag. And in the background, the expression on Missy's face.
Where all three go bizarrely astray is in their belief that men have any role in romance at all. As with all human social interactions, this is a contest of dominance between two or more women, in which men act purely as tokens. Your clothing (or lack thereof), words (or lack thereof), even sexual technique (or lack thereof) exist merely to set your value as said token, determining the amount of effort the other woman may wish to exert to steal you as a means of deomonstrating her dominance. Men go far wrong when they imagine that they matter-- or even exist-- in human society.
Someone else mentioned it, but I also read "velour" in Zapp Brannigan's voice. And now that I think about it, Mullet-boss has a lot of leadership qualities of Zapp as well.
FF: cheaper than rohypnol.
Is there an official name here for skinny hoody guy?
Talking about accidents waiting to happen, what if you spill wine on your puffy white shirt and then get too close to a candle?
How sad that once two people are "sure" of each other, so many feel that romance has to die or will inevitably die. It does not have to be that way. I know of some very successful couples who have been married for decades who found ways to keep it alive.
I have to agree with both Scott and Mullet Boss in panel four. Awesome comic, as always.
Aaaaarrrgh! Curse you, Jeff. Now "I" hear his voice as Zapp Brannigan's voice (before it was sort of like a Jeff Foxworthy without the drawl or intelligence).
B-b-but the copyright date (sniff) it says 2012 (gasp). How can that be? It's 2013 for heavens sake! OH THE HUMANITY!!!
"Nothing is less romantic than a stable marriage." --> PUNCHLINE!
"New calendar idea: 12 glossy illustrations of the men of BI romancing us. I really want to see mullett boss in his pirate shirt lounging on his bearskin rug. Even though it's so so wrong. And I can't wait to see Rick's best attempt at romance, even though that will be even more wrong. Scott, I expect lounging in his smoking jacket on his tauntaun sleeping bag. And in the background, the expression on Missy's face."
That would be the most awesome and disturbing calendar ever. I must have one.
and mentioning your girlfriend to your wife will get you killed every time
(side note, I am glad there is an iPhone app to read the comics but I really miss the comments when I read that way.)
Just mentioning your wife to your girlfriend will kill the mood every time.
It's true. My wife's been dead 6 years and my girlfriend still gets put off when I mention this thing she used to do...
Khereva, that's true for some women...Most of us have decided WAY before the romance issue comes up if he has the desired socioeconomic level, and moved on to the personal (rather than competitive) part; can we stand him? If we had to listen to him when we woke up in the morning, would we chew off our own arm to get away?...and so on.
Well, don't leave us all hanging, Dave H, tell us what was that thing she used to do :P
For what it's worth, re: Basic Instructions for Romance calendar - I'd buy it.
Well, really it depends on how well your wife likes your girlfriend... if she likes her a LOT, it might improve the romance... at least, for the two of THEM... :-P
Marco wrote:> "Is there an official name here for skinny hoody guy?"
Yes, that is Graham.
Velour? Please. I expect Mullet Boss to invest in no less than genuine velvet!