Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer for December 18, 2013

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Or tell it to the Neptunian High Command.

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    zero  over 10 years ago

    What year will it be!!!! and HOW soon?!. . ..

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    paha_siga  over 10 years ago

    And even last year, it was a repeat. Sigh. Obviously, people really are still not getting it…

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Now we’re complaining that the copyright date on today’s strip should be from years ago.

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    jazzmoose  over 10 years ago

    Yes, it allows us to think our hard work ain’t been in vain for nothing.

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    jazzmoose  over 10 years ago

    Sorry; when I hear “humdrum”, I automatically skip to Singing in the Rain.

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    Ray_C  over 10 years ago

    It’s going to be 2014? I just finally trained myself not to put “2012” on my checks.

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    ekw555  over 10 years ago

    I guess the message here is that the typical “Basic Instructions” reader/commenter is much less intelligent than the typical houseplant.

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    J Short  over 10 years ago

    I’ll keep a keen eye out for 2014.

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    Tirasmol  over 10 years ago


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    ossiningaling  over 10 years ago

    Scott Scott Scott. If you create the strip in 2013, it SHOULD be copyright 2013. Not the same as the publishing date.

    Sorry, I just feel like hurting people’s jokes today. It’s those damn editorial cartoon comments that set me off.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Big talk from a guy who’s only ever done the art for six different strips.

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    ChessPirate  over 10 years ago

    “Yawn, if you like.” – excellent line!© 2013: ChessPirate

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    katzenbooks45  over 10 years ago

    According to Terry Pratchett, it will be the Year of the Reciprocating Camel.

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    rjackson moderator over 10 years ago

    I thought copyright referred to when something is published, released or posted, not to when it was created. It’s a marketplace thing, not an artistic one. Book and movies that will be released in January of 2014 will have a copyright for 2014, even though they were obviously made in the previous year.

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    AStarofDestiny  over 10 years ago

    All right! It’s the annual Basic Instructions PSA on the delayed copyright date change! It seems like only last month we were getting the 2012/2013 message. How time flies.

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    CougarAllen  over 10 years ago

    Yay! There will be a new copyright date for us copyright notice collectors! I can hardly wait! I’m so excited….

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    koiyu  over 10 years ago

    At least he isn’t selling his leftover calendars from 2013.

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