How to Explain Why Things Aren't Going Well

Thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy of he fourth Basic Instructions book, Dignified Hedonism (available in digital and on paper.) I have ordered a supply of books to sign and ship out. As soon as they are available I will let you know. They'll be sold on my store page. The book will cost $15, plus shipping.

I've been contacted by a gentleman from France who's involved in a pretty interesting piece of music software. Watching his demo video, I get the impression he might be a fan of my comic.

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Reader Comments (17)

Well, there's something comforting in that I guess.

October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

"Maybe this planet is some other planet's hell." Aldous Huxley

October 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersomeguy

Stop it!
Just stop it!
It isn't funny when it's the plain, everyday truth!
I don't know how you could make fun of this stuff - satire exaggerates faults to point them out, and the way the business culture has devolved, there's nothing to exaggerate, it's all just like that.

October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

It's performance review time at my job. I wll use this as my self-assement.

October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArfnotz

So that's what it's like to want to punch a fictional character in the face.
I had never really wondered, but now I know.

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

So how come Scott-the-character wasn't fired on the spot for not being a team player?

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

When did Scott start to work for Dundler-Mifflin?

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

That's so dark, but the Machiavelli in me approves.

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWaladil

As so often said on a political blog from which I was expelled for not being a cheerleader, "Their reality has lapped our satire."

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Third panel gold once again!

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOBH

This is like a Dilbert crossover.

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

How many 'merit badges' did you earn in this conversation?

I must admit I am left wondering how much of this is real, and how much of this is frighteninly accurate observation. Maybe it is a good thing for you (and especially Missy) that you are only 'at work' part time now


October 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

If Scott's office is supposed to be the corporate version of Siberia, it seems to me they're performing brilliantly.

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

the only way this would have been better... is if in panel 3 (when he talks about sending the worst employees there) Jenkins would be in the background ^ ^

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKen

So, they are doing exactly what is expected of them... How are things supposed to be when they are going well?

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

Mmm, sustainability. Doesn't matter how awful the idea is, just make sure it's "sustainable".
Whenever someone mentions "processes" I am reminded of a conversation in "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe" (Douglas Adams)... [paraphrasing from my dodgy memory]
Zaphod: What is in this?
Bureaucrat: By-products.
Z: By-products of what?
B: Processes.
Z: What kind of processes?
B: Processes that are perfectly safe.

October 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Anyone else notice that CEO and Jenkins look similar? Izzat why Jenkins can never be fired?

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyboy
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