#446 – Distracted

Sometimes directions can be unnecessarily complicated and hard to follow. I find that it really helps if I read through all the steps from start to finish before trying to begin the project. There’s nothing worse than getting to page 7 and realize that you made a mistake in step 3 and have to start over again. I’ve been getting very used to the way Ikea makes their instruction books. All pictures and no words. Less is more.


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  1. Victor says:

    Hilarious! Haha, thats what I’d do!

  2. LazerWulf says:

    Wow, Biff must really be limber to saw off the ARM THAT’S HOLDING THE SAW!

  3. Micah says:

    I’m happy to see Biff in pain.

  4. SEA says:

    His arm is off o_o

  5. cyber95 says:

    What… how, and… what!?

  6. knight_blazer2004 says:

    Only one thing to say about that: Whoops.

  7. Bunnyman says:

    It’s a physical impossibility of Benderesque proportions.

  8. Dranoel says:

    Hmmm… He sawed off the arm he was sawing with…

    Perhaps he’s thinking with portals.

  9. RFPT says:

    I can’t see what he’s building anywhere…he must have defaulted to his arm.

  10. trevor says:

    I’ve barely ever read instructions, so I’ll just say it’s like that with school, if you give us knowledge, package it in something other than a spiked box with a electrified 3-d maze that you have to make your hand go through to get the knowledge.

  11. alex says:

    hand saw…saw hand…

  12. Heinrich says:

    dude…. his hand is still gripping the saw. it’s still alive.
    oh and bunnyman – lulz.

  13. TwitchyHug says:

    I’m pretty good with instructions for building stuff, I spent a lot of my childhood playing with those lego sets that have instructions. And a hell of a lot of Mousetrap. That game was the best.

  14. speearr says:

    I’ve heard of biting the hand that feeds you, but……………..!!

  15. Lisa says:

    Ikea directions – a picture is worth 1000 words

  16. MaskedMan says:

    Maybe he was sawing in n-dimensional space? Leave it to Biff to forget what frame of reference he was supposed to be using. Oh, and it looks like he sawed off part of his mouth, too…

  17. Seraphine says:

    Instructions are only for when
    something doesn’t work.

  18. Gobbledegook says:

    That’s why I love putting together stuff from Ikea.
    The instructions are designed for illiterate people from other countries, and therefore are near-impossible to screw up. Plus once you’ve done one piece of furniture, the rest just kinda go together like legos.

  19. kenshin620 says:

    maybe he was sawing with his other hand, but it didn’t want the blame so it planted the saw in the other hand.

  20. roy_vf1s says:

    Y’know, this reminds me of the instructions and warnings in my chainsaw’s owner’s manual:

    “Warning – do not stop with hands or genitals.”

  21. Kitty says:

    Anyone else notice that this comic and the last one have captions that don’t match the standard “Biff learns/discovers/finds/etc.”?

  22. Kitch says:

    The Duck has not spoken!?

  23. Reg says:

    Wait, wait, wait- how did he cut off his arm with the hand holding the saw?!

    @ Kitty: I too have noticed the change in captions. Maybe it’s just for this week.

  24. Entity404 says:

    Well he probably had to put the saw down to pick up the instruction book, and needed somewhere to put the saw while he read what he did wrong, and the severed limb seems to be the most handy place.

  25. Kitty says:

    Maybe the new captions are one of his theme week things?

  26. corliss says:

    Lost in his books, it looks like…

  27. Tuesday says:

    He… he sawed off the arm that was holding the saw. That, or after sawing off the other one, he put the saw into the removed arm to hold while he read the directions.

  28. jykcor says:

    i lost the game looking at this picture. go figure 8)

  29. Deteramot says:

    How does one saw off the hand which is holding the saw? It requires an amount of flexibility similar to the sort exhibited by serpentine creatures. Is Biff part snake?

  30. Zach Light says:

    Is biff contaminated with that space stuff that made the fantastic 4?

  31. Auntie Aku says:

    The funny thing about directions, manuals and stuff is, that, when buying stuff that isn’t made in Finland, but has Finnish directions, you’ll usually understand more if you read the directions in English (or sometimes Swedish)… The Finnish ones are often created with a babelfish-like translator and have no sense in them.

  32. Twigs says:

    For some reason, your drawings remind me of IKEA instructions. They are very clear and visually explanatory.

  33. YukiSnowflake says:

    …he hasn’t even noticed his arm isn’t attached anymore…
    @Deteramot – Yeah, he probably is, who knows what’s in his genes?
    (apart from maybe TEH AUTHRO)

  34. -2! says:

    How did he saw of his hand in which he is holding the saw?

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