How to Explain Your Tastes

Because of the complicated nature of my posting schedule, this comic was written before the Seahawks won the Super Bowl (which I did watch, and enjoy) and the season finale of Downton Abbey, the plot of which largely centered around the contents of a letter.

Of course, you'd have seen this comic a month ago if you were a subscriber. Just saying. 

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Reader Comments (22)

"(The Seahawks are) my favorite team, in a sport I don't follow." I feel the same way.

March 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterORione

All the guys at work want to talk about is trucks, chicks, and hunting.
I can't tell them about a friend of mine who accidentally fired a crossbow bolt through the engine block of a Chevy truck.
They do NOT want to hear about chicks hunting trucks.
I guess everybody has their own favorite topics and taboo ones.

March 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I've never watched Downton Abbey, and am not worried about what a wonderful show I might be missing. After the first half of this year's Super Bowl, however, I began to find football strangely uninteresting as well. Not a fan of either team, but I'd arbitrarily decided to root for the Broncos. If any Seattle fans would care to pay me not to root for the Seahawks next year, easy terms could be arranged.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

I always enjoy the guys who claim you have to watch football to be a real man, especially the way most of them couldn't last through a decent pick-up game. I never have enjoy watching sports when I could play them instead. Of course, I've never enjoyed playing football when I could avoid concussions instead, so there's that. :)

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

3rd Panel for the win.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigDaddy

An interesting predicament, to be caught between not watching the Seahawks (because foo'baww) nor Downton Abbey (because tedium).

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

So we had the Monty Python strip, now this one both fairly recently. I am starting to think that Scott is turning into some sort of prophet. Becomming a subscriber and commissioning a strip containing winning lottery numbers is sounding tempting!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

No comments yet? Obviously, no one likes the Seahawks OR Downton Abby.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

Haha... I have a friend who saw Fringe and was telling me about it. I told him all the episodes were the same. He said "what do you mean?" I said, so the plot is that some shadowy new technology is being used in a crime, and the crazy old guy tries to figure out what it is. It turns out that he created that technology 20 years ago. My friend said "Yeah... that's what happened on the show last night." I said "That's what happens in every episode."

Of course... things might have changed since season 1. Sorry to offend any Fringe fans.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord


If you were a subscriber to my newsletter, you would have read this comment a month ago.

Just sayin'.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Browns fan, who doesn't watch football.......

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTroller

"That whole 'NFL's loudest fans' thing wasn't always because Seahawks fans were happy."
Hoo-boy, you got that right. Some people accused me of being a fair-weather fan because I only caught a game here or there until Russell Wilson took over the QB spot. I told them that I've always been a fan. I've been a disgruntled fan, a pissed off fan, and a disappointed fan, but I've always been a fan. I still replay some of those Craig-to-Largent passes in my mind.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Dee: I, for one, would want to hear that story.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDevinC

I just tell people I was born without a sports gene.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

football...downton abbey? is Scot British? oh...American football and other Continents gets to endure the somniferous downton

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertheemore

Someone at work once asked me "Lions or Bears?"

I told him it depended on the sauce.

(Took him a whole 5 minutes to get it.)

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllendra

Dee: Just going to say, amazing.

Drowlord: You forgot about the needless blood and gore. I don't really mind it, it just feels so unnecessary.

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShrieker

Was in Wal-Mart the other week and heard someone asking where they could find "Downtown Abbey". Now there's a show I'd watch, all the monks hanging around nightclubs, staying out late then sneaking back after curfew hoping the Abbot doesn't catch them..

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRik

I'm married to a guy who likes DOWNTON ABBEY, cats, and yogurt, and who doesn't like sports. We live happily ever after.

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

@Anne: Does your guy have a brother?

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

@Dee. Thanks for that.

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Hamburger

My British friend and I watch Downton Abbey just to debate at length which one of them we hate the most. Due to some much enjoyed deaths, finally, Mr Bates is the winner.

August 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHera
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