Escalator to Success
  • Kirsti
    September 11, 2009

    I can relate to this one more than any other. At least things can’t get any worse. Oh yeah, you know they always can.

  • Sev
    September 11, 2009

    Oh man, this really hits home about now. I’m about to lose my job, and I care a lot less than I ought to. I’m not saying that in a cavalier way; I mean, I’m surprised. I can’t let CAT beat me, after all.

    Back to square nine.

  • Oliver
    September 11, 2009

    To say it with the wise words of Bad Decision Dinosaur:

    High resolution version, please!

  • David Thomsen
    September 11, 2009

    When will laminated prints of the game board be available?

  • Mavis
    September 11, 2009

    I love that graduate school is on there twice – once positive, once negative. I wonder which one my program is.

  • Jim
    September 11, 2009

    You know what would be great? Friendship ending customized versions. “Get married to LuAnn from accounting even though I warned you about her.”–back to the beginning!

  • Brad Nelson
    September 11, 2009

    I kind of took it as the first is the verb “graduate” and the second is the adjective.

  • Jan
    September 11, 2009

    64 is “Die anyway”.

  • Olly
    September 11, 2009

    I love C&G, for exactly this sort of thing. I’m going to go and buy the book. If you do make a big, laminated version of this game, I’m going to buy it for relatives who are far too young to understand what it means.

  • piile
    September 11, 2009

    i, too, would like to second my colleagues in demanding a print of this!

  • Devon
    September 11, 2009

    I love that “find yourself” is a chute. Amazing.

  • mike
    September 11, 2009

  • mike
    September 11, 2009

    ( slow clap )

  • Chris
    September 11, 2009

    Brad Nelson, I thought that too – one verb and one adjective.

    If this was actually made I would definitely buy it.

  • idkrash
    September 11, 2009

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  • Jorpho
    September 11, 2009

    “It’s not arbitrary. I’m winning!”

    Wow. Five words, summing up the attitude that causes so much unpleasantness. I am gobsmacked.

  • ct
    September 11, 2009

    I want this on my wall.

  • Gennifer
    September 11, 2009

    Is it just me, or did anyone else immediately recognize the “be born middle class” escalator as a phallus? Has the internet tainted me that much?

  • haven
    September 11, 2009

    Awesome comic . . . wow lot of comments . . . I no longer feel cool for finding a webcomic I thought was obscure. But, such is life.

  • Chris Jones
    September 12, 2009

    Got a really audible, high-pitched chuckle from this one.

  • ribbles
    September 12, 2009

    Curious game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • RinconMarketBoy
    September 12, 2009

    I’d buy the board game.

  • a random person
    September 14, 2009

    This reminds me a bit of some of the old ‘Life in Hell’ charts and ‘life questionnaires’. Maybe C&G should team up with Binky from LiH for a one off? Crossover anyone?

  • C.
    September 14, 2009

    Every LiH these days seems to be about Akbar & Jeff, and they’re not advertising a “hut”.

  • Chris Kuan
    September 15, 2009

    Wait – “these days”? Darn, I need to update my collection.

  • Jacob Adam
    September 16, 2009

    The grad school that goes up is business school (MBA), the one that goes down is anything interesting (but especially French literature).

  • Ben
    September 17, 2009

    To me the grad school escalator is entering: “wow, you must be smart/interesting/creative!” and chute is finishing: “wow, good luck finding a job!”

  • Gareth
    September 19, 2009

    Its not as interesting as the 1840 version from England. That one had ‘Get typhoid and die’ on square 18 and ‘Steal some bread and get transported to Australia’ on square 52.
    love Gareth :)

  • Quizzical
    September 26, 2011

    Arbitrary can only happen to people who get a mix: those at the edge of the bell curve see only one direction

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