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Finger Quotes live!This comic goes straight to the "best of" list.
I would post my surprisingly clever response here, but obviously Scott is watching and already knows what I said.
Nice touch, breaking the fourth wall in a comic about "reality".
It's funny because it mocks Ric's poverty when we all know he was able to retire early and live off of the vast proceeds of his Asking The Wrong Guy internet juggernaut.
Hey, the fragments of the fourth wall got all over my keyboard!
Real title of this comic: How to Break The Fourth Wall.
Fourth panel fourth wall for the win!
Ahhhh! Too close! Get away from the fourth wall!
Love it (of course). I don't remember Scott breaking the fourth wall before. Is this the first time?Note from Scott: I think it is the first time I've broken the fourth wall in a comic that started with one.
Panel 3. buying liquor. I see you have been to Lewiston, Maine.
Wouldn't "Buying Hawaii" be a realty show?
...I'll show myself out.
I laughed at every panel.
The beer helped.:)
Hey! Were you poking fun at ME in panel 3?!?!
Ah, the Present Perfect Continous tense in the fourth panel. Which means I have no clue whether the last panel says that they used to be poor, but not anymore; or whether they were, and still are, poor.
It's still funny any way you read it :)
You may notice that most reality shows have writers listed in the credits. Why is that, exactly? (note the special sarcastic font I used in that last sentence)
Is it just me, or does everyone else get excited when Scott creates a new figure pose?
There are two types of television series: crappily written ones with loathesome characters, and REALLY crappily written ones with INCREDIBLY loathesome characters. The latter are known, for some reason unknown to me, as "reality shows."
> Is it just me, or does everyone else get excited > when Scott creates a new figure pose?
What do you mean "new figure pose"? That pose is from 2013!
Air finger quotes, 4th wall busting... Obviously Meyer went the extra mile for this BI. Well done sir, and a tip o' the Hatlo hat.
It's good to see an artist that gets my lifestyle
Panel 4 FTW. Breaking the 4th wall and Comic Rick is starting to think you're delusional.
A classic excellent strip, and I don't consider that last joke harsh at all. But my third choice was always chocolate, rather than liquor -- it was a cheaper high.
While I admit to watching a handful of reality shows (Survivor, Amazing Race, Top Chef, Project Runway, Great Food Truck Race)... I greatly enjoy today's comic. The "liquor" joke was enjoyable, and Scott breaking the "4th Wall" was disturbing (for it is not his tradition), but also interesting because of the new drawing.
To me, I see Comics as a sort of "heightened sense of reality" in much the same way Scott correctly describes Reality Shows with that same "heightened sense of reality". We can know that neither the Comic nor the Reality Show is truly "REAL" but they can be metaphors for REAL concepts of life.
Now, I also admit there are a whole lot of trashy Reality Shows as well..... "The Bachelor" for one.... and former shows of the horrific talk-show ilk (for example, "The Sally Jesse Raphael Show" or "The Jerry Springer Show") spring to mind. So, as with everything, you have to be selective in what you give up your precious time for.
As always, thank you for your terrific work, Scott!
"Both Rick and I have been broke, as has the Fourth Wall."
You break the 4th wall and I touch your finger with mine. It's like "The Creation of Adam."
Having only a tenuous grip on reality, having a character notice my presence and start talking directly to me is disturbing. Some of us can't watch House of Cards like you can.
I almost spittake on panel 3, and panel 4 was pure gold as well!
I don't need to repeat earlier comments but I have to chime in--that comic was several kinds of awesome!
> You break the 4th wall and I touch your finger> with mine. It's like "The Creation of Adam."
Or the movie poster for E.T., and...
...Holy Crap! After 32 years, I see the symbolism in the E.T. movie poster!
Being an ancient brit, I shall think of it as 'breaking the frontispiece'.
This is sincerely one of the funniest things I've read, in your site or otherwise.
Even more entertaining than the breaking of the fourth wall by Scott for the goal was the assist by Rick asking "who are you talking to?" Love it!
Today, my boss said, "We're out of food, and I keep buying beer." It's good to know I'm not the only loser out there.
Awesome break of the fourth wall, and especially awesome comeback from Rick.