How to Share Your Ideas

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Reader Comments (41)

Heh, rereading with the Boss in the background just makes it funnier.

Also, any super space marines are probably part of the space navy.
Maybe.

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMindsword2

Hey, Scott. Can you get an Amazon affiliate link for the Australian store?

Note from Scott: I'll put that on the Todo list!

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMyk

I love your work, but this one in particular is genius.

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKrags

That last panel would make for a great advertisement for Deloitte or Price Waterhouse.

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Has anyone ever tried to make a super aviator in science fiction?

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

@Gregory Bogosian
Probably, but there isn't much you can do to super-ify sunglasses.

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdzamie

@Gregory Bogosian - Not that I'm aware of, with aviation they generally just try to make a superior vehicle (Airwolf, Blue Thunder, Firefox) or one that flies itself (Stealth).

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Scott and Jenkins being so agreeable, even for the higher purpose of aggravating Mullet Boss, is freaking me the frell out.

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

@Gregory:
The movies "Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow" and "Rocketeer" come to mind.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeppJones

Mullet-boss does end up getting one usable idea fom you, so it was not a comple waste of his time after all.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErikG

what about a Super National Guard Volunteer??

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMister Tee

I work here and I have ideas to improve the business, but most days no one wants to hear them.

That's common, and it's why there's a suggestion box. Not here, but in other places, they have a suggestion box. But it may be right next to the shredder. Either way, you know what you can do with your constructive criticism.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

@Gergory Bogosian: Rocketeer? Rocket-hat?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

@ Gregory Bogosian :
The rocketeer?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWickedragon

It popped into my head yesterday that Popeye the Sailor Man might be a prequel of sorts to Oscar the Grouch.

fact: Popeye ate way to much spinach, Oscar is green.
fact: Similar gravel-ly voices.
fact: One of the naughty playground song variants starts with "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I live in a garbage can..."

There. I shared my idea.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott

Go for the Beard idea! Missy has to be the judge 'cause no one else wants to see that.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

The last panel is being framed and put on my desk at work.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Space aviators: Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, Buck Rogers... hard to know how you draw a line between a Space Air Force and a Space Fleet Air Arm, but they're all at least modelled on the "ace pilot" stereotype rather than the "ship captain" one.

As for Space Marines, don't common-or-garden Earth Marines hate being confused with sailors?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

...And I realise in retrospect we're talking about Super Aviators and not Space ones. So, no, can't think of any.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Gregory Bogosian, Super Aviator: I'm guessing that the Lensmen and Luke Skywalker count?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob

While always brilliant, this comic is rare in that each panel is independently brilliant and could stand alone. Scott, truly this is one of your best!

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

In light of the recent hubbub re: the Clippers, I'm curious what hue of jerseys you think anyone would be able to sell for a team called the "Skins", marketing as "flesh-tone".

On the bright side, if the Green Bay Packers (or Notre Dame, for that matter) could replace all their players with Shrek's relations, they could sell their existing gear as "flesh-tone".

Note from Scott: I considered adding this detail when I wrote the comic, but didn't due to space constraints, and the fact that it adds nothing to the joke. The player's jersey's would be custom matched to their skin color. fan's "Player" jersey's would match the player's skin. Fan's "Generic" jerseys would come in 5 or six basic tones. Also, the names and numbers would be made to look like tattoos.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMostly Harmless

Mohrorless, why do you hate Missy? I'm pretty sure no one wants to see that.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPat in Colorado

I support panel 2. For all Redskins fans, of course, the team is already called the Skins. So this is just formalizing what people already say, like Federal Express becoming FedEx.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Scott, your idea of flesh coloured and styled jerseys sounds really creepy. It would look like they'd stolen peoples skins to wear.
I wonder if doing that would be easier or more difficult?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Chimps can't punch though. They don't/can't make fists like humans can.

http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/human-hands-evolved-for-punching-121219.htm

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

The ranks on Star Trek are based on the Navy. Captain, ensign, admiral. And we still use the term spaceship to describe a vessel for space travel. Although Jenkins would use the term spacecraft.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKungFool

Superheroes who can fly might count as an air force, but, if not, Wonder Woman sometimes has an invisible aeroplane, and Captain Midnight, who is super-smart but maybe just naturally (at least in his modern version), has a neat plane too.

Super-sailors... Hercules was one of the Argonauts, how about him?

But I think they were all pretty much born, not made.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Flesh Tone Jerseys = Transparent Plastic Jerseys.

Or maybe just stick on tattoos of your favorite players' names and numbers.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTDK

Good save on the "flesh-tone" comment. Have you ever considered working as a publicist or theologian?

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterronzie009

No super sailor? "Master Chief (Petty Officer)" is the highest naval enlisted rank. The science-fiction super-soldier is actually a super-sailor.

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnails

I worked in a factory that promised a (fractional) percent of the first year's take if an idea you put in the suggestion box made them money.
One guy noticed the dust filters in the surface mount machines (each machine used several a week, and there were a lot of machines) looked just like his car's air filter. Machine filters cost over $50.00 each. Car filters: $7.50. The company saved thousands of dollars, and proudly held an assembly to let us know this and declare they were cutting him a check for $4.75.
They never got another serious suggestion...Wonder why that was...

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Space Battleship Yamato

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRenegade

Super Aviator: Snoopy. It takes skills to get a dog house to fly.
Also, John Crichton was a pilot in Farscape.

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

My favorite suggestion for reforming the 'Skins image - keep the name, change the logo to a potato.

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Surprise punchline!

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBAH!

When I share my ideas people tell me to shut up. This may be to do with the fact that most of my ideas have to do with Hawkeye/Trapper (my M*A*S*H slash pairing of choice). One time I shared my what-if headcanon with someone and I think they've stopped speaking to me. :(

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

And, pray, what colour are "flesh-toned" jerseys?

We had that issue quite a long time ago when a sticking plaster manufacturer got pulled up for selling "flesh coloured" plasters that only came in a pale sandy colour.

May 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

@Jerden
Your comment just made me think of another excellent BI strip.
Your hide will make a fine poncho...

May 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

Wow, Scott and Jenkins almost seem to be getting along amicably!

May 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoy

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