How to Disagree Like Civilized Gentlemen (rerun)

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Reader Comments (24)

Rick cleans up nicely, though I think of fried chicken because of that suit.

Fancy Sword-canes may be the gentleman's weapon, but what about a sword-walker?

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZorglemeister

This could have turned out very differently if you had used cane-swords.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

One way to avoid these little arguments and protect one's sword-cane is to be abysmally ignorant about popular culture. I have no idea whether The Prisoner and Space: 1999 were movies, TV shows, or radio dramas, let alone which one was better. I do prefer the elegant simplicity of the faceless sword-cane on the right, but there's no need to argue about it.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I hereby request more appearances of Civilized Rick and Scott. The internet needs this.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Rick - Is that a TROLL!

Sir, I salute you.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

Swords made out of sword-cane are far superior to the crap they make out of corn these days.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

Colonel Sanders!!


May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMister Tee

Oh, me and my associates always settle our quarrels in this manner!

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Is the top on Ric's cane the idol from the Temple of Doom?

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

Why is gentleman (or perhaps Colonel) Rick visiting gentleman Scott in his bedroom?

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Well, The Prisoner is the superior series. Period. And I say that in comparison to pretty much every other series ever.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKale G.

"Infinitely" superior? No. "Vastly", I'll give you. Space: 1999 had cool ship designs, in fact the only TV-scifi ship designs other than some in Babylon 5 that actually have propellant tanks, but it also had a premise the average eighth-grader would laugh at. The Prisoner, whatever else you can say about it, at least isn't stupid.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnails

I know this is why I own a sword-cane.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDG

Is it just me or does Scott's sword-cane look hospital issue.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSean Barnell

Mint juleps all around.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Chaudhuri

At first they both looked stylish and posh but by the end Scott just looked like a 70 year old not so gentlemanly man. Intentional or not that's what really got me this time.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

This is why I love Basic Instructions!!! Brilliant!

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnton

Agreed, kind sir! Might I interest you in a mohito?

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPsnyde

Scott's mocking tone in panel one seems to imply that he actually **insinuated** that Rick is a fool.

The degree of subtlety (from least to most subtle) is insinuated < implied < intimated (even though implied is neutral). Scott wasn't terribly subtle or neutral in panel one.


May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Great, more trolls on the internet. Thanks Scott.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfnord

Love me some smoking jacket.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbigjimsmith

Scott, what are you doing? You let Rick win. You're going to give him an identity crisis.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Space: 1999 was dire. The ridiculous premise of the space-faring moon, the weak plots, the never-ending supply of Eagle Transporters (at least one blew up every week), the incompetent leadership, a shapeshifter (FFS!), a love interest between two thick dorks, outfits to die-in-shame for.

I was 10 when it came out and I knew then it was dreadful.

The puppets in Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet far outclassed the muppets in Space: 1999.

Compulsive viewing though.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

Probably the best way to describe - and remember - Space: 1999:

Message from Moonbase Alpha

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSimes
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