How to Tell People About Your Accomplishments

For the record, I am aware that there is a difference between getting shocked and getting electrocuted. I chose to say electrocuted, incorrect though it is, because it made it clear I was talking about an electrical shock, not a surprise. These are the kinds of decisions I have to make. Thrilling, isn't it?

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Reader Comments (27)

Not so much victory as better defeat.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

After they caught Willie Sutton, they asked him, "Why did you rob all those banks?"

He replied in all sincerity, "because that's where the money is."

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarble Mouth

I'm electrified by the commentary on this strip!

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichael

Technically, electrocution means death by electric shock. Electric Exuecution. But that's just me being a pedant.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Not just thrilling, also shocking. Great comic, as always

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNH

"Mmm...bacon." "OH NO! Bacon!" "Yes. Bacon." God, I love this website.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

I hate to do this, but by the very definition of the word, you can't get electrocuted unless it kills you. Sorry.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuzzkill

Buzzell - How do we know this isn'y Zombie Rick? Is he not more dead than alive anyway?

On a more joyful note - a haiku to bacon (not mine own, alas!

Bacon! King of meats!
Only strips of pig, but fried
Tastebud Nirvana!

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

So the shocking story didn't contain any shocking on any side? I'm just going to assume the supervisor returned with a taser to make up for this deficit.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSinterjedi

20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs .Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don''t let Kevin Bacon die...........

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHuge

Heh, Scott's lines in panel 2 are probably my favorite.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCrystalis

Scott - You wrote the comic the way people talk, and therefore although technically innacurate it was the correct way to write it. No apologies needed although the explanation was appreciated.
As always, great comic. It's nice to see a victory of bacon.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

You have to hand it to Rick. At the very least, he did the right thing. No bacon left behind...

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan

Well now I'm afraid. I just had the though "Well Rick does have a point."

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Re electrocution. You do hear it misused. For instance, last night I watched a TV show in which three people were made to disco dance for us, but one of them was said to be "electrocuted" several times while dancing, and we had to guess which, afterwards. It turned out that they weren't following the strict definition, which would have been a different show, with fewer rounds.

Now "The Critical Factor" appearing throughout a sketch show by Armstrong and Miller, a parody of a real contest from a while back called "The Krypton Factor", did do that. You may or may not find a playable video online of the varying assassinations of the losing player in each of, hmm, three rounds of "the Critical Factor". Four players. The survivor gets to play again...

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

A minor, pointless victory. Bacon.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermayhemfunkster

Ah, the internet, where brilliant artists have to preemptively address critiques they know they'll otherwise get, just to make strangers laugh.
The price Scott pays for entertaining us is immense!
With great power...people get electrocuted.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeardo

Washing bacon...good save!

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

I'm trying to figure out if it was compassion or bacon-distraction that kept you from raining on Rick's victory parade by pointing out that he just called his boss stupid. Who am I kidding, we both know the answer.

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustRuss

@Huge BEST...LINE...EVER!!!!

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames

C'mon people. Meanings drift. Decimate no longer means exactly 10%. Electrocute is shifting to also mean injure by electric shock.

Shift happens. You can't stop it...

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

So, did Rick simply rinse it off, or did he try to use soap?

Neither answer would surprise me.

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Oh dear - pedant alert...... NOT "off of" please.

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClare

Not to engage HARDCORE PEDANT MODE, but…

electrocute |ɪˈlɛktrəkjuːt|
verb [ with obj. ]
injure or kill (someone) by electric shock: a man was electrocuted on the rail track.
DERIVATIVES
electrocution |-ˈkjuːʃ(ə)n|noun

If an electric shock injures you, you're being electrocuted. I assume all electric shocks injure you in some way, microscopically or macroscopically.

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandy March

Throwing away bacon is a crime. Washing it off is the right thing to do. Period.

BACON!!!!!

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I have my own haiku a la bacon!

*ahem*

bacon bacon ba
con bacon bacon bacon
bacon bacon fin

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Last line of panel 4 = GOLD!

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

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