The Pun Never Ends

Today’s Strip

I have to assume that this is what happens to TB too: he starts a task, then gets distracted by his undying love for unspeakably awful punnery and sadistically terrible wordplay. On the plus side, however, at least Funky is seated, which spares us the sight of his bulbous, humongous ass. When you read FW every day you have to find the small victories wherever you can. Check out those snazzy bifocals though, such amazing attention to detail.

Coming next week: Funky discovers a rare, autographed first draft copy of “Fallen Star”. He puts it on Ebay and sells it for seven cents to the high bidder, a “Ohiocancerfan65”. Hilarity ensues.

It’s been an epic two weeks here at SoSF…pills, bullying, Metamucil, Halloween, Funky’s attic and old FW gags from 1978. It’s been a blast as always, but it’s time for me to step aside to make way for the fantastic comedy stylings of the one, the only…BeckoningChasm (beginning Monday)! See you in the comment section gang and, as always, stay f*cking Funky!!!

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12 responses to “The Pun Never Ends

  1. I guess this means Batiuk, like the rest of us, is nostalgic for the days when the strip was somewhat entertaining–or at least not the equivalent of having your fingernails slowly pulled out.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    The old idea well is running mighty dry if he’s dredging up ancient bits like this to fill out his little story arcs. This Holly/Cory comic book caper mega-arc looks like it’s going to be quite a slog through the swamp of FW drudgery.

  3. Note to Tommy Chong: expect a call from Batiuk’s lawyers any day now.

    Also: if I’m going to the trouble to ship a package to my kid in Afghanistan, I might splurge and buy a nice new box to ship it in rather than rummaging through the attic.

     
  4. Epicus Doomus

    Great catch TFH…that is hilarious. Batiuk and Chong…two guys still making a living from old bits from the 1970’s. The (main) difference being that people are still laughing at Chong’s old material.

  5. Once again, I am compelled to point out that in 1989 Steven Banks did the definitive portrayal of procrastination through distraction.

  6. MKay

    This reminds me of my dad’s old “book title” gags, i.e., “Spots on the Wall” by Who Flung Dung. Difference being, Dad’s jokes were funny.

  7. The thing is, the “saying” in this book is neither witty nor insightful, which such sayings are typically supposed to be. (I know, I know, it’s Funky Winkerbean–insightful, funny or meaningful need not apply.) It’s not even a good play on words (sheets in a bed? Oh, no one ever thought of THAT before).

    Even the old “Wiley’s Dictionary” things from BC at least had the skeleton of wit in them–you could see where an actual joke was intended. This is just three panels of wasted space in the newspaper. Well, I suppose it keeps “Marvin” from crashing into “Luann”…

  8. Ugh, it’s just… I can’t…. puns… are just one form of humor… that exist… but there are others… [falls off a cliff]

  9. (Watches helpless as Slager falls off a cliff…a Cliff Huxtable, that is!)

  10. Sgt. Saunders

    I knew it. In the immortal words of Dr. Zachary Smith: “OOOOOOooooooo We’re Doomed!”

  11. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    When I read the first line, I though Funky might have found Torgo’s diary. (cue haunting Torgo theme…)