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I being slightly dumber than your boss due to brain damage is better than being incredibly stupid and in prison from smoking crack....hmmm. And they wouldn't find anything in a reasonable suspicion or random drug test with the brain damage angle either...VERY smrt...DOH!
Initially, I thought he was getting a video camera so he could record him braining his co-worker, but they the less violent solution clicked into place. Alas, I'll have to continue reading ASP for my unnecessarily gory resolutions. :p Another great comic Meyer.
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Quite convenient strip for my return from holidays. And it is very nice to have that many strips and posts to read, specially with those weird misunderstandings ... I am really "rolling on the floor laughing" (most probably a confirmation of my brain damage in the eyes of my boss).
As long as we are discussing brain damage ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQziHb74J9A
As someone who is slightly dumber and brain damaged, I'm highly offended.
I was hired specifically because I seem smarter than my boss. He was worried he came across as `to working class' and wanted someone `posh' to offload more traditional clients too.
Actually I made that up.
Could be that this strip is actually typo free? Hope nobody is disappointed now that correcting is encouraged (me, being a hapless foreigner, would never dare to try and risk to ashame myself, he he).
I think it is, Francesc! I'm a copy editor and can't find any typos here.
Francesc, it seems typo free to me. However, is the instruction in the second panel grammatically correct? Should the second "you" be replaced by "yourself"?
Panel three was the best one. Coworker is so closed-minded . He doesn't try at all to comprehend what Scott is saying. And he thinks he can handle reality. So many more people like that out there too. Some folks ya just can't reach. Seems the comics are gettin better. That vacation time must really increased your creativity.
Hilarious. I look forward to posting a link to this for some of my co-workers' enjoyment. Assuming, of course, that they are almost as intelligent as I. By the way, I know I am smarter than my boss, I just don't like to boast...
My last boss would have fit this strip so very very nicely. But he was offered a position at agency HQ in which being a bitter, clueless schmuck who could learn people skills from Boo Radley is actually a qualification, so he got out of our hair. I might forward this to my former colleagues, anyway.
"Well, that's what you're hearing, at any rate." Perfectly observed.
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Regardless of whether my past jobs sucked or not, I totally sympathize with this. Nothing ruins a job more quickly than people talking all day about how crappy it is.
Present company excepted, of course. There's nothing wrong with writing a webcomic about how much your job sucks. Or any other kind of website.
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