Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    DOOOOMED, I say!

  2. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    Someday very soon that kid is likely to hit back.

  3. Midsouth Dave

    Midsouth Dave said, over 1 year ago

    I believe “Plan B” is what you were supposed to have used 14 years & 9 months ago.

  4. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Like the twist. And sometimes, if you intercede, the parent may resort to even harsher measures against the kid, just to show you “who’s boss.” It makes it very hard to know what to do.

  5. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve seen kids who behaved badly and when their parents tried to lightly correct it or scold them about it, it didn’t work and they only got worse. So I do sort of understand if parents do this because I’ve seen the opposite fail badly. Of course cursing at them is wrong, but when it comes to spanking I don’t think there’s an easy answer one way or another.

  6. person918

    person918 said, over 1 year ago

    @Midsouth Dave

    dammit, you beat me to it

  7. yaakovashoshana

    yaakovashoshana said, over 1 year ago

    I was in a convenience store and I heard a man verbally abusing his young son, telling him he was stupid and worthless. I looked at the man and said, “I hope you expect that kid to take care of you in your old age.”

  8. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago


    Yepper. Just keep it up Old Man. I hope you will enjoy the nursing home your last 20 years while I spend your loot.

  9. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 1 year ago

    My wife and I have raised 2 daughters, and not once did we find it necessary to resort to corporal punishment. I am very proud of how they both turned out, and consider myself a better person for their being in my life.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    I’d like to compare parenting and outcomes of families that punish using spanking and those who don’t ever spank their children.

  11. DocNuke

    DocNuke said, over 1 year ago


    It’s really about establishing respect. I grew up in a home with a modern lecturing mother and an old-fashioned spanking grandma. Since they both taught me to respect my elders and behave, I never wanted a spanking or a lecture.

  12. Cornelius

    Cornelius GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dbig 1oohh

    Did the Corporal receive corporal punishment in the Army?

  13. Plank_42

    Plank_42 said, over 1 year ago

    As a subject of our dear Queen, I do feel it proper to point out that sum o’ uus ah come-on as muck, fut and stuup-id tooo. It’s not all Cream Teas, cucumber sandwiches, and scones with jam and clotted Cream – don’t you know. Weave bin takin the bel-t to our ’orrible sprogs for centuries, und ’ow dare you sugjest this is a sign of the impending apocolypse. My brain hurts……

  14. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    I’m sorry, could you please repeat that in English?

  15. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, about 1 year ago


    Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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