How to Come to Terms with What You've Become

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Reader Comments (25)

Third panel. Third panel wins.

January 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfett

That 3rd panel has slain me in an instant hahahaha

January 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGin

I >am< Rick.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEric RoM

Rick and I have way too much in common!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJason Toddman

Panel three for the win!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDude

As a 40-something, this comic disturbs me with its insight and accuracy!
Love it.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

One of your best comics yet. A laugh in every panel.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Everything Rick says feels like it should be my slogan. I'd say "God bless you, sir!," but I know full well that he doesn't... ;)

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Thank you for helping me frame my day.

Cue the shame, regret and self-loathing.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKilebasi Kid

sad to say but i can identify with rick

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternix

"Steady as she goes. No speed ahead." got me. I lolled hard.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTeve Torbes

Man, I've been following you for such a long time. Your ability to make the wittiest comics time after time leaves me in awe. Kudos to you!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRamiC

"no speed ahead" is a tremendous phrase with limitless applications.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterducken

Thank you for describing my life. (sigh)

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLolita

Hundreds of comics, and somehow this third panel is the first time I've actually felt SAD for Rick.

Either I'm a bad person, or Rick is just genuinely unlikeable.

(Probably both.)

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCleve

This whole comic, funny as it is, is really just a lead-up to my new favorite word, "self-obstruction." While great in the context of humor, I think it describes a lot more of what goes on in the real world with everyday people than self-destruction. People get in their own way, doubt themselves, or just lull themselves into inaction. Nothing like condensing a wordy, blowhardy paragraph like this one into a single succinct word. Bravo.

Also, if you have any control over it, you might want to update your Affiliate link to showcase your more recent book. Don't know if Amazon controls that itself, or whether you can. I use the link every time in any case, so no worries.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTom Bisciglia

"No Speed Ahead." That's me! Thanks for the validation!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarfnotz

I followed in my father's footsteps too - I moved far away from my relatives and rarely if ever speak to them!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I know so many people like Rick. delusionally contented. no insult intended, just an observation.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Last line: shortest description of my life.

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I recall a cartoon, seen at the now defunct but still awesome hamburger and shake stand Mad Dog & Bean's in Austin, TX: one panel, a guy mopping a coffeeshop floor, saying, "I wonder what my life will be like... " A passing waitress mutters, "This *is* your life. This *is* what it's like."

So it goes.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Dang, Scott!
I chuckled at the first three panels, then cringed in self-recognition at the fourth. Yikes....

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Ouch! This one hits a little too close to home.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaymz

No comment? Well, then, I'll mention that when I was mowing the back pasture today, a hawk followed me around, hoping for stray mice that my mower would have chased from their homes. The hawk was disappointed.
I think that this is what Rick's mother would have wanted for me.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

I actually heard the "ba-doom-boom ching" in Panel 3. I think it was Rick's "delivery gesture."

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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