How to Decorate with Flair

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Finally! I've been waiting for this one, pondering what could have brought up the s-havingness of your names, and I must say, it was far funnier than I had expected.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

Panel 4, for the win!

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNH

Of course the logical question is how this artwork of Scott holding a giant S can ever be reused.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Today I learned that Missy's "super excited" look is actually sarcastic. So sad.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I just discovered your cartoons today. They are--collectively--the only time I have ever seen the basic profound and exhausting theories of argument that I was taught long ago in Philosophy 101 actually put to use. Congratulations and keep it up. They are hilarious. How long has this been going on in print? And what newspaper(s) or periodical(s) closest to the Intermountain west do your cartoons appear?

<B>Note from Scott: Glad you like it. The comic has been in print for seven years or so, but the newspaper industry is not in the best shape it's ever been. Right now, the only paper running the comic is the San Diego Reader.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRon safsten

I'm sure we can expect instructions on "how to hang that ridiculous thing you bought" and "how to decide when a ridiculous thing needs thrown away," with a possible "how to resell that ridiculous thing you bought." The future looks bright for S-wielding Scott. Either that or he has "Scott holding something out" pictures that he fit the giant S into. Could go either way, really.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

Panel 3. And, is this what wealthy comics authors do with their Amazon money, or, is Amazon particularly capable at selling seductive junk? And, If a wall needs something, how is it this, if you're not running a bar in which case apparently that sort of thing is normal? I suppose at home you can hang it above your chaise longue while you look out for a closed restaurant's matching sign for "EAT".

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I concur. We MUST see how the giant "s" gets reused. I cannot wait.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I challenge Scott to recycle the artwork of him holding the S as much as possible.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

You could get an '&' and an 'M' to go with the 'S' to represent Scott & Missy. Though people may get the wrong impression when they see that on your wall. hehehe.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Am I the only one who just assumes it stands for "Sulfur"?

Which is what I imagine all homes in Florida smell like anyway, having never been there.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

Matt, from this we may learn that Al is actually even more sarcastic than Missy. Or contains more sarcasm's (sic). Or maybe just capital sarcasm's (sic, sic, sic).

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva


My theory is that it was originally a photo of Scott with his hand in his shorts, a la Al Bundy on the couch, and photoshopped into this when Scott belatedly realised that there are some depths not worth sinking to.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Fighting hard not to make Man Of Steel reference . . .

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwlp

I hate to be the one to tell you this, Scott, but the artwork in this strip makes your S look big.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeanF

Alternate title: How to find your "S" with both hands.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

"We need to talk about your flair."

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPrattle Assassin

Hey, the 'S' could stand for 'spite.' I'm sure Missy would be willing to get behind that.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

"What you said is true. That doesn't mean that you're right."

Ha! That is so true. But does it make it right?

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Actually, it's not an 'S'; it stands for "hope".

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKal-El

Panel 3 for the win. Scott, you have married one of the few women on the planet with an intuitve grasp of logic.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

"What you said is true. That doesn't mean that you're right." Such wisdom...

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I think the "Scott holding something" image was originally of him holding one of his cats.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKG

Why does your website hate me? If I press escape while viewing your page, I am immediately ejected to a page containing an ominous login message, and login prompt.

Note from Scott: Yeah, that's a strange quirk of my web host.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnoyedAnonymousCoward

When can we expect to see "How to determine whether the U.S. trade deficit is necessary given the current structure of the global economy, just a historical accident, or something completely different?"

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

Wait Scoot, you're decorating with flair? With Rick flair?

February 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfudspong

Maybe it stands for "Sophie" like the S on the wall in the Mike Leigh's film "Naked"?

February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEric

The S could be integrated in a poorly designed superhero costume. Best name I've come up with so far is Letterman, which doesn't necessarily tell you his super power, if any (and why would you? shouldn't Knifeketeer call himself something like "Radionic Man" to have the element of surprise when, hey, knives? well, too late now) but gets him sued by a TV company over name rights, which is fitting in this strip.

February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Letterman possibilities:
1) When he rights a letter to his congressperson, it actually achieves something.

2) He gets 46¢ for every crime he stops. Er 49¢.

3) He fights illiteracy under the assumption that many turn to a life of crime because poor education has left them ill-prepared for a law-abiding life. (I'd like to imagine this guy bursting into the middle of some mob meeting with an armful of Dr. Seuss books)

4) Mail man by day, Gambit parody by night, he throws undeliverable letters like Gambit throws cards.

I have some more, but this is getting long.

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

"What you said is true. That doesn't mean you're right." I'm SO stealing that line at every possible opportunity!!!

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBitHammer

"What you said is true. That doesn't mean that you're right."

I am using that line in every argument from now on.

I didn't think that panel 3 could get topped, until panel 4. Panel 4 is funny (and sad) on many levels.

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCR

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