Frankie finally musters the gumption to get out of his Stalkermobile and enter Montoni's, where he is greeted by an entirely too-chipper Rachel. The redhead attempts to throw this mysterious stranger off the trail by spouting gibberish when asked about Darin's whereabouts. But she doesn't know that Frankie's read The Book: he gets the "Funky Winkerboard" reference and regards Montoni's would-be gatekeeper with a stern gaze.
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So you thought that put a neat bow on the whole bullying issue? Today the bullying has escalated a hundredfold. Wedgeman and his boys unrestrainedly pelt Alex with tater tots, while the rest of the student body either ignores it or joins in the laughter. You'd think that having faced down the bullies seemingly on his own yesterday, Owen would be emboldened to confront them again; instead, he wisely looks around for a teacher, but is dissuaded by Alex. Her forbearance in the face of such abuse borders on masochism. Rather than making her feel inferior, the bullying actually gives Alex a feeling of superiority over her tormentors. Take that, bullies!
If one's goal in life is to be a writer of comic books, I just can't imagine what would be a higher pinnacle of success than living and working in Metropolis itself, writing the adventures of Superman! Yep,
working at DC Comics looks like a dream job, all right. Yet Pete still can't find a woman and he doesn't know why.
February 6, 2013 at 2:59 am
You know, I realized that this is probably the incredibly botched introduction to the Lisa Coda*, as Darrin realizes that he, too, has a father who he has never met. So he goes and hunts down his bio dad to reconnect, despite never having met him and only knowing that said bio dad raped his bio mom when she was a teenager. (He knows that, right? With all her addiction to drama, Lisa HAD to tell him that, right? Right??)
You know, sometimes adopted children don't want to meet their biological parents, and a situation like this would most likely be one of those times.
I'll take the "forced at gunpoint" comment to mean that Darin's among those who would not care to meet his "real" father. I doubt even more that Frankie would appreciate Darin's visit (unless, of course, Frankie's suffered a stroke too).
I took a peek at the "Teen Pregnancy Story Arc" (how's that for a catchy title) in the Archives section of the official FW site. Upon further review, it appears that Lisa consented to sex with Frankie, rather than having been forced. Just wanted to throw that out there.
Binders Full of Broads
(posting at the Comics Kingdom page)
January 26, 2013 at 12:50
Hey, some of us young people like to eat Jell-o and watch TV, too. It's the people who drink coffee with both hands that concern me.
* "Lisa Coda": In his blog post of last Nov. 6, Batiuk teased something he's been working on: "Events in the present will spark a sort of flashback/prequel which will crossover into real life…as well as a crossover with Crankshaft thrown in for good measure. Oh, and lest I forget, a long lost character as well."
January 28, 2013 at 8:36 am
Fred may have trouble articulating himself, but at least he doesn't describe everything as being "hard".
Whereas yesterday, Darin could manage a wisecrack about the effect of the stroke on his father's speech, today the seriousness of Fred's condition seems to finally be sinking in. In fact, Darin's gone to the complete other extreme, writing Fred off as not being "there anymore." Jessica offers a perfectly sensible, sympathetic response; then, because we must have a punchline, follows it up by unnecessarily overstating the fact that she's made an understatement. Forget Owen and Cody: these two are the biggest idiots in Westview.
Today's panel 1: Yup, the whole Funky Winkerbean Act III worldview in a nutshell, thank ya very much.
Panel 2: Darin's concept of how Social Security works is matched in sophistication and maturity by his understanding of marriage.
January 25, 2013 at 7:22 am
…So what are these two idiots, 17 years old?
Impossible to tell here if Jess is being sarcastic or sincere… impossible even to tell what the hell she's talking about.
I honestly don't know what's been hardest to swallow these last couple of weeks: Fred's stroke prompting Ann to reveal the bitterness that permeated their married life, or Darin and Jessica, married over ten years, conversing like two newlyweds. Today we get a dose of the latter. The "kids" head to the vendos for some coffee, giving Darin a chance to ruminate on what he's just learned about his "loving" adoptive parents. He shares with his bride of over a decade what he's "always pictured marriage" to be like: "…being deeply in love forever and ever to the exclusion of everything else." "Everything else" consisting of things such as putting your MBA to good use, or getting it together to buy a home instead of crashing with friends or living in a dump above a pizza parlor.
December 17, 2012 at 8:32 am
…Btw, comic book fans are notoriously hard to shop for, as they've usually gotten whatever they wanted for themselves already, it's so specific that you'd never guess what it is, and kids in general [are] not that interested anymore…
From Wikipedia: "A sommelier, or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. The role is more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter." I suppose this makes John a "comic book maître d'". Dead Skunk Head's hiring strategy seems to be paying off, as the Komix Korner is drawing adult female customers for the first time since Roberta Blackburn paid her fateful visit in 2005.
So yeah, this is the one-thousandth daily post here at SoSF. Not historic, as milestones go, but it would have no significance at all if not for the great folks who read and comment here! To show my appreciation, I'd like to award one lucky snarker a coffee mug from the Official Funky Winkerbean CafePress store! Enjoy your morning beverage from this handsome mug, emblazoned with the image of Act II Funky, showing some 'tude as he leans against his ill-fated PT Cruiser. No more having to drink your coffee straight from the pot!
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