How to Make a Solemn Pact with a Good Friend

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Reader Comments (22)

If you win a tontine, can you then "tont" the others?

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames D. Gray

I believe entering into tontines is illegal in the U.S.

Still, an amusing comic.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlah Blahson

If I live longer than both of you, can I get the tauntaun then?

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I would rather have a tauntaun.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSkywalker

Hm. Does geezer Scott come before or after future Scott?

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Glad to see as an old man Scott still dresses the same but uses old man props such as a crane and beard.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

Since when is a tauntaun useless?

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterR-Dawg

He gets a tauntaun. Brilliant.
TTBOMK: Tontine are not illegal among private people, they are not legal when used in insurance scheme, and the are not smart when use as a government financial vehicle,m like they where in France. They are easy to game.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

I guess saying "I just said that to taun...t you" would've been some kind of crime.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAxel

R-Dawg -

When it's too small to cut open and climb inside.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I like that old Scott is just regular Scott with squiggly lines.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFlux530

R-Dawg's right about tauntauns not being useless. I mean, they may smell bad, but they'll keep you warm until I get the shelter set up.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrakey

Jeremy: Umm, modern day Scott has a beard. It just gets better with age.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Much rather have a Porn Buddy:

Jeff: In the event of Steve's death, the first thing I'll do is go straight to his place and remove all the pornography before his parents can find it. And he's promised to do the same thing for me. That's how close we are."
Susan: "You guys have seriously made arrangements to destroy each other's dirty videos?"
Jeff: "Who said 'destroy?' 'Remove'..."

--Coupling

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Elderly Scott is terrifying. *shiver*

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Random One

Alright, 'fess up: which one of you put today's BI into the "Popular Culture" section of the Wikipedia article "Tontine"?

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob

In between the 3rd and 4th panel I can only assume that Rick aged very well. He dyed his hair black (and bought a nice jacket). Scott, however, did not age so well and became partially blind and demented.

Then, he let his old (demented) friend think he was dead so, in the 4th panel, he could ...
...
...
tauntaun tontine taunt him

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJono H

Elderly Scott appears to be smuggling a fair amount of crumpled newspaper under his shirt.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Im sure Scott just loves criticism of his comic ^ ^

But as I read panel 4 I cant help but think it would have been funnier if he was "old man Scott" in a scooter like is mom..instead of a cane

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Good point, R-Dawg. Future Scott goes all cod-piecy, then gets cranky and bitter and returns to now-ill-fitting black t-shirts.

Or... is it like Gilligan actor Bob Denver who eschewed the goofy hat in real life, wanting to distance himself from that annoying moron character he used to play, only to start wearing it again later in life make some appearances and cash in? Are we seeing Sell-out Geezer Scott? "Scott Meyers: Back in Black" could be his anti-retirement tour.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTom

But...but...no "iPhone 2" ever existed (the first-generation iPhone skipped right to the iPhone3G, then iPhone3GS, then iPhone4...because migraines)!

And Old Man Scott doesn't exist either because of the miracle of Future Crotch Radiation -- this whole parallel future where Rick dies is ALL WRONG!!! DON'T MAKE THE TONTINE AND CHANGE THE TIMELINE!!!

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I'm not sure that was a proper tontine. Then again, I've never seen a tontine where the reward was anything other than a bottle of liquor.

August 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJojo

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