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I don't think I shall ever seeA poem quite as lovely as me.
Panel 3 gold again lol. Seriously, Scott, your skill at making witty lines is bordering unfair
"a lovely example of" would make Scott's feedback a haiku.
This is how I sometimes feel when I ask people for feedback on my books.
Modern "poetry" isn't poetry.
This is poetry.
Questions for Missy: does Scott have to or need to drink to be this funny? Is he this funny in real life (within reason)?
Scott barely drinks at all; the comedy comes pouring out best when he's stone cold sober. Strangely, in real life, we're both relatively quiet people. ~Missy
Yeah, wfgodbold, you tell them they're No True Scotsman. That will show everyone who enjoys wallowing in fallacies.
Scott, are you this quick-witted in real life, or are you like us and always think of the perfect thing to say half an hour too late, except you make a comic out of it?
Oh snap! Rick is a Vogon!
I love condescending Scott in panel three... It's one of my fav's. Strong work Meyer, strong work.
Old Rick's haiku remains one of my favoritest poems of all time. I have recited it to people many many times over the years.
Puns are bad, but poetry is verse!
There once was a poet called "Prime"whos limericks never would rhyme.When told it was so,he said - "Yes, I know!,but I always try to get as many words in the last line as I can!"
Bill Watterson is a great poet. His Sunday poems were works of art.
This is one of the best sets for four you have done - and thats saying something because I don't think you have ever done a set that wasn't really good. It really isn't fair!
@OBHHe could well be; there is further evidence in Asking The Wrong Guy
Just hilarious - thank you! People are picking panels so I'll say that if you'd quit at Panel 1 this'd still have been the funniest thing I saw all day! Cheers :)
@ Carl G: No, no, no. You are thinking of:
There was a young man from JapanWhose poetry never would scan.When asked why this wasHe said "It's because"I try to get as many words into the last line as I ever so possibly can!"
There once was a man from Nantuckett...who kept all his cash in a bucket.His daughter, named Nan,ran away with a man,and as for the bucket; Nan tuck it....And now you know the G rated version of that one.
That was completely terrible
I'm little disappointed to find out you don't like poetry, Scott. :/
Aha... there are many instances of it, I suppose. :)
There was nothing more undignified in elementary school than having to write a poem in English class. Here's what I would have written if I had felt jauntier at the time:
I see a bird in a treehe is singing to me
Obviously, all you limerick purveyors are laboring under a terrible misunderstanding as to the true nature of limericks - in order for a limerick to be considered an *official* limerick, it must be sexual or scatological in nature.
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