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First!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTroll

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....

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

I always enjoy Basic Instructions. Always. Rarely do I actually giggle and cackle out loud. Panels 2 and 4, however, caused exactly that.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassiSu

I feel slightly disturbed now...

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOldbear

A rare win for panel 4!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Fox

Scott's face in panel 3 is priceless!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFranL

Wow. In my mind now, I'm hearing Zapp Brannigan's voice when I read the Mullet Boss parts.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

how does he improvise acoustic guitar music? does he hum it?

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

This may just be my new favorite!

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Loving "annoyed Scott" in panel 3...

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermayhemfunkster

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFFKonoko

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermoojen

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThestas

FF: cheaper than rohypnol.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterResuna

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?

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLEH

I have to agree with both Scott and Mullet Boss in panel four.
Awesome comic, as always.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

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).

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterXuuths

B-b-but the copyright date (sniff) it says 2012 (gasp). How can that be? It's 2013 for heavens sake! OH THE HUMANITY!!!

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

"Nothing is less romantic than a stable marriage." --> PUNCHLINE!

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Johnson

"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."

LOO, moojen!

That would be the most awesome and disturbing calendar ever. I must have one.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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.)

--roger

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

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...

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

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.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Well, don't leave us all hanging, Dave H, tell us what was that thing she used to do :P

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJack

For what it's worth, re: Basic Instructions for Romance calendar - I'd buy it.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

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

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKerinbot

Marco wrote:
> "Is there an official name here for skinny hoody guy?"

Yes, that is Graham.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

Velour? Please. I expect Mullet Boss to invest in no less than genuine velvet!

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

interesting

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbakeca incontri

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