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Didn't they also make intergalactic peace with one of their ideas in a previous comic?
which one was that?
Note from Scott: Maybe this one. http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/8/2/how-to-attract-the-right-kind-of-interest.html
Does anyone else get anxious about giving gifts, such as a book, maybe a cartoon book, which you gave to the same person already? Today's comic is like that. :-)
I got candy for Christmas. As it happens, I got candy last year. And that isn't a problem. I'm fine with it.
Maybe the message is to not give books as gifts, because of the anxiety.
@ luke, It was something about dealing with aliens according to movies, I can't remember the comic though.
"I had a star named after you."
"Really? Which one?"
Hm. From 2010, rerun, yet: We never see this outfit on Rick ever again, nor on any superhero.
"I had a star named after you.""Really? Which one?""Rick."
Hah, see, that's the kind of answer I'd give: Absolutely correct in every way, yet utterly useless.
This is one of my favorites... so if you knew that then 'thank you, I didn't get you anything"...
If you didn't know, then...
It is the first day of 2014 and I find a re-run from 2010... Way to 'phone it in' its a great start to 2014.
1) It's even funnier if you read Ric's comment in the last panel with the accent on the second syllable. Like a karate yell...
B) I know I dank a lot last night, but the news tells me it is now 2014, and this comic is dated 2010. Did I really pass out and miss 3+ years?WTF is up with the copyright date?
The Chosen One: It's not a superhero outfit, it's a "future" outfit.
This "International Star Registry" thing has been going on for awhile now. It's very dubious in that the names they give to stars have no validity outside their own records. So it's not just an intangible gift, but a deceptive one. Perfect for that special someone who isn't really all that special.
Of course, that makes Rick's final remark in the third panel particularly apt.
When can we expect to see the 2014 copyright date? *scratches arm nervously*
I think this is appropriate:http://www.cracked.com/article_20817_5-weird-psychological-dangers-giving-people-gifts.html
@Marco "This "International Star Registry" thing has been going on for a while now. It's very dubious"
The word you are looking for is 'scam' or 'con'. Or, if you think that's a bit strong, how about 'rip-off'?
£49.95 is a lot of money for a small star chart and a 1970s style certificate and a phone book with no phone numbers in it. You're better off just making and giving your own certificate and a book token.
Unless you believe that it's the thought that counts.
PS Want some hectares of the moon, complete with mining rights? I have just a few 99 year leases left so get 'em quick.
Hahaha, in a galalxy far far away, on a distant planet, the government begins its session: "Number one on the agenda, from today we are not called Zorg anymore, we are called Rick. Number two, get those awareness campaigns going for people to wear Scottscreen, skin cancer is a big problem."
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