Bazoomba Class

SoSFDavidO here, limping through another blog post!

Riddle me this, Funksters! What took place these past for days that couldn’t have been done with ONE damn panel like the first panel in today’s strip?

I thought I liked comics. Now I’m not so sure any more. It’s like seeing a kid you can’t stand in school wearing a shirt with your favorite band on it. And that word, bazoombas. Somone hit me in the face with a frying pan, it’d be less painful than imagining Donna saying that.


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15 responses to “Bazoomba Class

  1. Some days I get the feeling that the characters in Funky Winkerbean could say something like “Drowning kittens and puppies is a terrible thing to do,” and they’d still be so annoying and smug about it that I’d want to punch them out.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    And, just maybe, if the artists as Batom Inc. drew their characters so they looked like actual human beings instead of slovenly shapeless blobs, someone would read it other than a few dozen people who enjoy mocking and despising it. And, just maybe, if the dialog consisted of something more than a few weirdos babbling like idiots…well, you get the picture.

    Bazoombas? If, at age 67, I EVER refer to breasts (jncluding moobs) as “bazoombas” you may shoot me on sight. In fact, if I ever do it now, ditto. This contrived little “battle of the sexes” tangent he spun off on out of nowhere was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read, in FW or anywhere else. And I’m not just saying that, either.

  3. Years ago, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if the high school band decided to do, say, a tribute to 154? I mean, it would certainly pique my interest, and maybe spark some offsite interest too.

    But then it sank (or stank) in…the strip would ruin it. It would take one of those awesome albums that are, well, uh, awesome, and turn it into something I could never play again.

    It’s the same with comics. I grew up with comic books and had some affection for them when I moved beyond them. I always thought, though, hey, maybe I should look into comics again.

    Luckily, Funky Winkerbean came along and snipped that right in the bud. Folks, comics are for losers!

  4. Aunt Fritzi

    I think the word she’s looking for is “tits.”

  5. Gee, I didn’t know Holly was a comic book artist.

    But seriously. This ends a totally pointless, boring week that could’ve been used to put some excitement into this strip. We should’ve found out how Donna and Crazy are surviving on less money and no healthcare insurance. We should’ve found out what Mattie and the others kids are up to. BUT NOOOO! TB spends it on a meandering, boring conversation–“My Dinner with Andre” without the insights of human existence.

    (I should watch that movie again.)

  6. Rusty

    So St. Lisa died of bazoomba cancer. That kind of cheapens it.

  7. Okay, so if the whole point of this week was “Comics aren’t just for guys,” maybe instead of retroactively assigning an interest in comics to a character whose only defining characteristics were playing video games and concealing her gender, he could have mentioned some of the ACTUAL women in the comic-book industry (like Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Amanda Conner, just to name a few)? Oh, right, that would have meant drawing attention to the fact that they’re more talented than Batiuk.

  8. bobanero

    @Erich – Yeah, sort of like Shortpacked did on Monday.

  9. billytheskink

    I am not sure what TB is implying here…
    That nothing is more realistically drawn than a male superhero?
    That his comic strip is definitely not “just for boys” due to its particularly unattractive female characters?
    That someone bonked Crazy over the head prior to panel 1 and gave him a Golden Age cartoon-style lump on the head?

  10. Epicus Doomus

    Rusty: Comment of the year. “And right here is where Lisa first found the lump in her bazoomba”. Awesome.

  11. A HREF

    Has anyone ever used the phrase “So as you can see..” in normal conversation? I mean my kid used it when he was presenting his fifth grade science fair project. But that wasn’t a conversation.

    “So as you can see Funky Winkerbean is a reality-based comic strip that depicts contemporary issues affecting young adults in a thought-provoking and sensitive manner but having two middle aged women prattle on, well one prattle on, the other alternating smirking and hatchet facing, any how,{deep breath starts over]so as you can see Funky Winkerbean is a reality-based comic strip that depicts contemporary issues affecting young adults in a thought-provoking and sensitive manner by having two middle aged women talk about what happened back in the late 70’s or maybe late 80’s depending on when and the length of the time jumps.”

    Oh and bazoombas. Can’t see tits, boobs, melons, jugs, breasts cause after think of the children and the young adults who thoughts might be provoked. So bazoombas it is.



  12. Maybe TB thinks that video games are actually called “comic books”? Because I can’t see any other way that would explain this week’s meandering narrative. “Comic books aren’t just for boys, which I will illustrate with a completely unrelated anecdote.” I just… don’t understand

  13. Epicus Doomus

    I predict that TB will retire for good as soon as science finds a way to print comic books on pizza slices.

  14. A HREF – I used to use “Thus it can be seen” in the papers I submitted in class, but I was being ironic on the sly.


    Yes, because men are drawn sooooo realistically in comic books. You’d have to ‘roid yourself to the point of insanity to get musculature like Flash Gordon.