How to Live on the Edge

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It is about time that we had a public conversation about the dangers of shunning all activity. However, that would get everyone all agitated and probably hurt some people's feelings. So it is probably safer if we just never have that public conversation.

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

Angry Rick looks funnier, but calm Rick in panel 3 closes with the funniest line.

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

Panel three FTW!

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClyde

Just in case nobody else is going to cite this quote in reference to Panel 3 ...

"I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away."
-Xander Harris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

That said, I love Ric's formulation of the sentiment, and Panel 4 is jam-packed with win.

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Oh crap, I've turned into Rick!

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterscgvlmike

Call him "Carlos Safety"

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMister Tee

I have to remind everyone the last time the guys threw caution to the wind: http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/10/10/how-to-wallow-in-unbridled-hedonism.html

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Obviously, we have reached that point in the dog days of August where we are all craving release from the mundane and are willing to stretch our boundaries. This will do nicely for the moment. We don't want to get too carried away. Well done Meyer.

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

#YOLO - You Oughta Look Out

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

So, heaping praise on disregarding the near universal consensus of all spiritual traditions that one should cultivate harmony and serenity is a thing to be celebrated now?

interdasting

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Just so there is no confusion, heart disease is a diet related disease.

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I believe previous strips have stated that Rick was a serious runner...

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Matthew wrote: "I believe previous strips have stated that Rick was a serious runner..."

Yes... Yes he does. He runs from everything. NTTAWWT...

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanover Fiste

This was hilarious. I think it's Rick's facial expressions that do it.
One day, I too hope to live dangerously safe. You know, once I've prepared, got the right skills and equipment, and only if I think I'm capable of handling it.

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Thanks for The Doors reference in panel 4, whether intentional or not.

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

So, was the panel 3 pose from the Monopoly game (referenced above by The Chosen One) ever released without all the words?

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

Has anybody else gained the shameful habit of skipping over the actual instructions in these comics and only reading, or at least only absorbing, the dialogue?

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRey Fox

YOLO - You only live once, so don't take any chances that might get you killed, or injured, or overly distraught.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarr

The Lonely Island wrote a theme song for Rick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Otla5157c

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermarkm

It's a good thing I'm not like Rick at all. Today I put on a t-shirt without checking the label first to see if I was putting it on backwards, because that's just the kind of guy I am.

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDevinC

Surreal.

Made me laugh, but surreal.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

I think I may be she-Rick...

August 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

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