How to Have an Enjoyable Group Activity

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Reader Comments (19)

After years of following, this is the first time I've come across a strip with no comments! Blasphemy!

Jenkins doesn't even make me annoyed anymore. That arrogance is a gift of its own.

October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

So in this scenario Jenkins is the Congress, Meyer is the President and everyone else is the public. Thought Australia might better understand our politics given this interpretation…

Long time lurker, first time wise ass. Love your work completely. Both of you.

October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMHayes

I wanna see a GIF of Jenkins with the title of "How Low Can You Go?" with a basshead-style sample of the same sentence, and then with some filthy bass-boomin' beats.

October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjaklumen

These are some refreshingly straightforward instructions. The narrator clearly knows how to have a good time.

October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergwanfried

Oh no. I agree with Jenkins. I AGREE WITH JENKINS. NOOOO

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Years ago I might have scoffed at the premise that someone would come to a bowling alley in order to complain about having to watch bowling. I'm sadder and wiser now.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Jenkins: A Killjoy For The Rest Of Us

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin A Kunreuther

My office has a guy just like Jenkins. Everyone calls him Dennis. Dennis is not his real name.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDan

@Kate: if you "agree with Jenkins" in that you do not enjoy bowling and would rather do some other activity, then that is your opinion and you're perfectly free to hold it. If, however, you "agree with Jenkins" in that you think it's alright to invite yourself to an activity that you weren't invited to, which you didn't want to participate in in the first place, for the sole purpose of complaining and ruining everyone else's fun, THEN you are Jenkins.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersav

Huh, GoComics has a different today comic, one with the CEO talking to Scott and explaining the logic behind the existence of Scott's office. As far as I can tell, both that one and this one are new, so which is supposed to be today's strip?

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterboB

@David: Kudos for the most subtle "First Comment!" comment ever.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

Why doesn't the Basic Instructions logo take you back to the homepage?
It's just... so uncanonical. I just had to ask.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArthor

As a non-bowler, I kind of admire Jenkins' ploy to enjoy himself by ruining it for everybody else. Does that make me a bad person?

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustRuss

Screw you all, and screw bowling!

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenkins

The Tao of Jenkins.

I'd buy that book. Especially if it had little gems like Jenkins' logic from the first panel.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

I think I enjoy a lot of things the same way Jenkins does.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

In order to enjoy a group activity, I suppose it is first necessary to enjoy being in a group.
In order to enjoy a group activity without a specific person, it is necessary to keep that person ignorant of the activity.
If you let that person know that he, or she, is not invited, you are engaged in a group activity, but not the one you think you are.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Wow, Jenkins gets more and more sociopathic as time goes on!

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

"He dragged us down to his level, which is the closest thing to camaraderie he's ever experienced."

Sick burn, or sickest burn?

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

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