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Reader Comments (24)

I don't think I shall ever see
A poem quite as lovely as me.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIdidNotEvenKnowIt

Panel 3 gold again lol. Seriously, Scott, your skill at making witty lines is bordering unfair

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

"a lovely example of" would make Scott's feedback a haiku.

Just saying.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterderf

This is how I sometimes feel when I ask people for feedback on my books.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Modern "poetry" isn't poetry.

This is poetry.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwfgodbold

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

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Yeah, wfgodbold, you tell them they're No True Scotsman. That will show everyone who enjoys wallowing in fallacies.

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNibien

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?

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhenry

Oh snap! Rick is a Vogon!

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOBH

I love condescending Scott in panel three... It's one of my fav's. Strong work Meyer, strong work.

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlimFlam

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.

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrazom

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!"

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl G

Bill Watterson is a great poet. His Sunday poems were works of art.

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

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!

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersillyus

He could well be; there is further evidence in Asking The Wrong Guy

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTani

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 :)

October 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergg

@ Carl G: No, no, no. You are thinking of:

There was a young man from Japan
Whose poetry never would scan.
When asked why this was
He said "It's because
"I try to get as many words into the last line as I ever so possibly can!"

October 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

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.

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

That was completely terrible

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIssac

I'm little disappointed to find out you don't like poetry, Scott. :/

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLibertariandude


Aha... there are many instances of it, I suppose. :)

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl G

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 tree
he is singing to me

tee-hee; tee-hee

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious


Here are a couple of followups courtesy of Unca Cecil:

Pa followed the pair to Pawtucket
(The man and the girl with the bucket)
And he said to the man,
"You're welcome to Nan,"
But as for the bucket, Pawtucket

Then the pair followed Pa to Manhasset
Where he still held the cash as an asset
And Nan and the man
Stole the money and ran
And as for the bucket, Manhasset

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3
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