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Reader Comments (21)

I find myself extremely amused by the thoughtful expression of the guy next to Scott in panel 2. He's really considering all the information he's just received, very deeply.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKieran

Sorry Scott, but we're going to need input from Missy for the second panel.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlint_A

Look at Meyer just bragging about being able to satisfy his wife. Way to shove that in our face.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Wait, your wife won't be satisfied until you sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Darn it, I bet if I'd come into this conversation at the first panel it would've made more sense.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteven desJardins

I thought the news story was there's a company that's gonna take money off a bunch of people under the pretext that it will supposedly send a randomly selected few of them to Mars, but actually plans to pay their executives a hefty salary for as long as they can drag out the illusion, maybe prop it up a little longer with a reality TV show about the training if it looks like that would be profitable too, and then declare "sorry, turns out our company doesn't have any money left to send anyone to Mars, bankrupt."

But you do have to read between the lines to get that from it.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRavenBlack

We need more "locked in a silent scream of terror" Meyer images!

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Which company? LINKS!

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I'm actually really seriously dropping an application in for that program. It's a scary thought! But awesome. Also awesome.

June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWaladil


June 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

RavenBlack's explanation sounds right to me.

Great comic as usual - You do realise that your are raising the bar so high, that one day your comic, though superlative, is not going to be superlative enough and you will get a flood of complaints from disappointed readers, don't you.

It's a rod you are making for your own back.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

Oh man I should totally start a kickstarter to send people to mars

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

Grant(?) is contemplating what Scott told him prior to panel 1 and how Jenkins immediately identified it as a metaphor for "Scott not pleasing his wife". "Going on a one-way trip to Mars" = "Scott not pleasing his wife".

That's not... that's not even a proper euphemism ;D

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I think that my wife would be pretty satisfied if I got sent to Mars too.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Weis

The sense of adventure and excitement far outweighs the very real chance of death. I'd give it a shot.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I believe that Missy needs to tell us if Scott going on a 1 way trip to Mars would satisfy her.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

Matt: That's not... that's not even a proper euphemism ;D

That's what she said!

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeanF

Love it. I was laughing by the first panel and it just got better. Hahaha.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersilentreader

Matt: the non-Jenkins coworker is Graham.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

Hey, Jenkins just got married!

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShaun

@K7: That's "covering a yawn by screaming" Meyer.

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJosh G

Can we send other people to Mars? I vote for-- "The Entire Legislative Branch".
As President James Dale once said, "We've still got 2 out of 3 branches of government, and that ain't bad!"

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike N
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