#652 – Dalton

It’s funny how my brain reacts when it expects one thing and gets another. It’s a weird sensation when I order a Sprite at a restaurant and grab the identical looking glass of ice water instead. The moment of confusion snaps me out of whatever conversation I was just engaged in.

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37 thoughts on “#652 – Dalton”

  1. Genesismonk says:

    Wait, who’s Biff trying to- Never mind.

    I’ve had that happen too, but it was Dr. Pepper when I was expecting Iced tea, so it was a bit more surprising of a drink order than I expected.

  2. speearr says:

    This is a bad time for the obsessive compulsive symptoms to kick in…. Reminds me of Monk more than anything else.

  3. MaskedMan says:

    Gotta love Biff – Always trying new kitchen expirements. Remind me to decline the dinner invite…

    It’s odd – I have no idea how I react when I get something unexpected (like rootbeer in my coke glass) – I’ve never noticed my reaction.

  4. Samsa says:

    i can’t tell you how many times i’ve almost drank the salt shaker or something that didn’t even LOOK like my drinking glass

  5. AdmiralChaos says:

    O.o spy week was close. assassination week? 😛

  6. @Genesismonk: When you said you had that happen too, I started to wonder who YOU were trying to poison. Then I finished reading your comment. 🙂

  7. JB says:

    This one took me a few minutes to understand… I read it.. Re-read it and then finally got it. I’d have to echo Genesismonk in asking who Biff would try and poison?

    Couldn’t he just invite them to stay over for a few days?

    If you’re ever short on ideas… Maybe Biff could feed his toilet bowl goldfish…

  8. Scorpial23 says:

    I did that a couple weeks ago. I was watching someone pour a glass of Pepsi, and then took a big sip of milk. I was very confused.

  9. pallasiscool says:

    Woah, I just stumbled upon this strange awesomeness. Love it!

  10. Trevor says:

    IT’S!…Umm…I know the theme but I don’t know the word for it…uhh…comic books? Super hero related things?

  11. LazerWulf says:

    @Trevor: The word is “spy.”

    I cannot help but notice that Lazenby was skipped, although I guess that if you could only choose 5 of the 6 Bonds, he’d be the one to drop.

    Expect tomorrow’s comic to be titled “Brosnan,” and Friday’s to be called “Craig.” (Forgive me if someone’s already pointed this out, but I don’t really read the comments that often.)

  12. Zelig says:

    If you think reaching for your glass of Sprite and mistakenly drinking ice water is jarring, you should try reaching for the bottle of water you’d been periodically drinking from, and mistakenly picking up the bottle of vinegar your girlfriend was cooking with. THAT one will knock you right out of any conversation. …and almost out of whatever room you were talking in, when you run to the bathroom to throw up. It’s a good thing I wasn’t reaching for Sprite instead of water. I might have had an aneurysm over that difference.

  13. Aldaris says:

    Awesome. That is really the prefect biff moment of driving an everyday problem into an extreme, perfect.

  14. Foxhound2 says:

    Wow. that’s all i have to say.0.o

  15. Chris says:

    @JB – Probably whoever was mentioned in the secret message on monday.

    @Scorpial23 – That gave me a hilarious image in my head. I could see that happening to me.

    @LazerWulf – Exactly!

  16. marvaanagh says:

    The most jarring drink mixup i have ever had was at a sushi bar where they accidentally refilled the tea from the clear soup stock. Tea should not be salty.

  17. Josh says:

    I once worked for a guy who was addicted to Mountain Dew. One day, when he had left the room, I switched his open can with another Mountain Dew can that I had filled with cold water from the drinking fountain.

    The one I always hated was ordering Sprite at a restaurant and when they bring it, taking a big drink and finding out they were out of syrup in the soda fountain.

  18. Hanii Puppy says:

    I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t slightly alarming o.o

  19. Driftertank says:

    That’s a fun game to play in restaurants. Just as somebody’s going to take a bite, name a different food to what they’re eating. If you time it right, they’ll make a hilarious face as their brain tries to reconcile that what they’re eating isn’t what they were thinking about!!

    Good Times!!

  20. Dagny says:

    You think it’s bad expecting Sprite and getting water instead? Try expecting water and getting Sprite. My little sister always used to order Sprite at restaurants and switch it with my water when I wasn’t looking. I hate carbonated beverages anyway, so in terms of shock and displeasure, it was on par with being unexpectedly sprayed in the eyes with lemon juice.

  21. Zaffa says:

    I think it’s Secret Agent Activities Week. Exploding notes, disguises, poisoning…

    I once mistook Diet Coke for my typical root beer. EEEEUUUUGGGGHHH.

  22. El pinguino bilingue says:

    My new favorite

  23. Wizard says:

    Or maybe the pizza guy, to preserve his secret identity?

  24. DTanza says:

    I love double-o biff week.

  25. -JAD- says:

    There’s maybe something wrong with me, I don’t get this one (it’s been three in two weeks already!)

  26. starseedjenny says:


    Have you ever filled two glasses with something, say, lemonade, to give to yourself and a guest? But then you realize that the glasses aren’t evenly filled, so you pour some lemonade from one glass to another to even it out.
    Does that help?

  27. Speakerblast says:

    Haha, that reminds me of the first time my family went on vacation in Florida. It was a warm day out, a beautiful day, and I knew I just had to have an iced tea. My heart pounded as the waitress cooly laid out my family’s drinks on the table one by one. As she left, I took a brilliant sip of iced tea…

    And apparantly American iced tea is not sugared. Seriously guys, sweeten that stuff up, it’s awful.

  28. linuxexorcist says:

    Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Roger moore, where’s george lazenby, did he suck that much? Yay double-o-biff week!

    it’s like when you have the salt shaker to the left, your drink to the right, you absent-mindedly pour your drink on your food and salt in your mouth

    there have actually been many peole who have played bond in non-MGM films, Barry Nelson, Bob Holness, Tim Bentinck, Jason Carter and Toby Stephens to name a few

  29. -JAD- says:

    Yes, it does help. Thanks starseedjenny.

  30. -JAD- says:

    Yes starseedjenny, it does help.


  31. Kamorth says:

    I think the worst one is when you’re at a barbecue and there are no ashtrays (yes I’m a dirty filthy smoker) so you’re using empty beer bottles…

    Or that time in art class where I got my glass of milk mixed up with the water I’d been rinsing my paintbrush in…

  32. Sasha..x says:

    I’m a new reader, I started reading this two days ago and I’m hooked!
    One time, i was at the upstairs pc and i swapped with my dad for the downstairs pc, bringing my coke with me. When we swapped back, I failed to realise that I had not in fact brought my coke BACK upstairs, and took a massive gulp of my dads wine. Nasty.

  33. Raven Gold says:

    I get that when ever I pick up a bottle of milk, and expect to be full, but it’s empty. Once I couldn’t react fast enough and hit myself in the face with the bottle.

  34. YukiSnowflake says:

    god, ive had something like this, but not with a drink.
    more of a forgetful thing.
    My mother changed all of the cupboards down to fit in the new stuff she’d bought me.
    I always go to the old cupboards, including now.
    What makes it worse is the fact she cahnged them over 2 years ago.

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  36. narwhals says:

    lol fail

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