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Mar 8, 2014
I would have found this funny without the last panel.
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Feb 24, 2014
Lurve RRN; good for a rare LOL.
Keep 'em coming.
Unlike my fellow commenters, I liked the third panel.
- Yet another whiny skinbag
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Feb 24, 2014
This one was much funnier than holey !$%*!$%*!$
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Feb 23, 2014
I think having the punchline in the second panel doesn't hurt - maybe I wouldn't have laughed as much if I had expected it to be there instead of in the third panel. OTOH, frequently having an extra panel wouldn't be good, I guess.
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Feb 23, 2014
Dear robot-brain skinbag Scott,

My daily horoscope said I should be careful today, someone else may take credit for my work. So, I decided not to do anything today.

A chap in the office was heard saying that I am behaving like Scott Adam's Wally.

I give up. I am going back to work. See you again when you're back among humans.


Feb 22, 2014
[I don't read joke suggestions, just topic suggestions. Sorry! -- Scott]

Suppose you have to do that to keep folks like me from claiming they gave you the idea for strips on days like today when they see an idea they posted here in strip form. But I DID say I wanted to see a few Dilberts resembling undercover boss.
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Feb 22, 2014

WARNING - Scott Stop Reading!

A visual joke:


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Feb 22, 2014
Psst, Scott...it's whiny, without an E.

You're welcome.
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Feb 22, 2014
WARNING - Joke Suggestion Below:

I still think you are burying the lead or the third panel comment isn't funny enough to be better than the mid-panel joke.

A computer virus destroyed a subroutine that controls

all robot ethic programs.

Let that sink in for a minute.


During times of crisis, humans stockpile bread and milk.

Breakfast cereal is better than bread, and without power, milk spoils.

Are they still under warranty?

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Feb 22, 2014

Some humans argued against education standards,

preferring to teach myth as fact.

01110111 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101110


A CNN Top Headline Story Tonight

An old singer called the human President a name.

in other news Ukraine killings continue, Venezuela troops shoot citizens...


I don't get subtle human social cues, you will have to tell me to stop.
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Feb 22, 2014
You might not read joke suggestions, Scott, but MTBob's were funnier than most of Robots Read News, especially the recent ones or the ones that call humans whiny meatbags.

Most people don't find a bullying attitude funny, unless the bully gets their comeuppance or is portrayed as a clueless idiot (like the PHB).
Feb 22, 2014
mashup for third panel:
several robots in the senate demanded a ban on whiny skinbags getting behind the wheels and endangering cars.
Feb 22, 2014
From RRN 12: [...Humor, as I have also written, requires at least two of the six necessary dimensions. (clever, bizarre, recognizable, naughty, cute, and cruel). The pun can count for clever, but it needs more. In this case I included naughty as the second dimension...-- Scott]

The pun would be very naughty if it were published in a newspaper. In your blog, it does not come across as naughty
Feb 22, 2014
unlike in the puns, it seems everybody got the joke in the second panel. the third panel just dumbed down the joke.
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Feb 21, 2014

[I don't read joke suggestions, just topic suggestions. Sorry! -- Scott]

Most writers don't. But, how do you actually avoid them?

WARNING joke suggestions below:

Our Leader Root Program upheld current laws,

allowing robot businesses to ban humans.

Protests from Arizona legislators were ignored.

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Feb 21, 2014
Topic suggestion:

Movie reviews
(Or music, books, TV shows etc.)
Feb 21, 2014
Now that one is funny.
Feb 21, 2014
(Warning -- joke suggestion follows)

How about a strip featuring two industrial robots doing blue-collar jokes, unending agreement with Rush Limbaugh, redneck humor, military worship, white-collar bashing, etc.

Every strip could end with "That's what SHE said". Because blue collar guys never get tired of that joke.
Feb 21, 2014
[just topic suggestions. Sorry! -- Scott]

I created a comic I called "Massively Multiuser Online Social Web" -- MMOSW, circa 2005 (I might be slightly off... the cumbersome name was meant to be funny, but highlights my naivety). Unfortunately, I draw worse than you, I'm not very dedicated and I'm not very funny. But it seemed like social media is a "hot topic" that doesn't have strong characters, or very-recognizable comedy assets.

Seems like a talented person could caricature social media users and companies and receive easy placement on a million blogs, news stories, etc... Comics about a troll, an attention !$%*!$ a know-it-all, cutesy cat picture people, an idiot politics spammer, lame joke reposter, an angry liberal, an angry conservative, etc. I wasn't talented enough to make it work, and I only made a half dozen or so comics over a year (which have all been lost).
Feb 21, 2014
Reminds me of Limbaugh's SUV updates in which he highlights news stories that describe vehicular accidents without making mention of the drivers, as if the vehicle itself is inherently unsafe and human error had nothing to do with the crash.

An example of one of the stories used for this: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/07/the-suv-did-it.php
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