Nocturia. Who’s There?

Is Funky’s physician’s office right next door to the gym? As did the fitness arc back in May, this one winds up with a doctor visit. And like Fitness Girl, the doctor (not only nameless, but seemingly a different person every visit) serves merely as a foil, a sounding board for Funky’s perpetual woe.


Sort of off-topic, but not…here’s a really original way to get attention for your cause: Man Rolls Giant Testicle Across America to Raise Cancer Awareness

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15 responses to “Nocturia. Who’s There?

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Man, you can just feel the laziness slowly seeping right off the page. I know he’s done the “get up twice” gag several times already, ditto ending “gym week” at the doctor’s office. Does he think his “regular” (lol) readers won’t remember or is it that he just doesn’t care? I think we all know the answer there. F*cking ponderous, man. At least he finally changed his shirt, though.

  2. Rusty

    Now I know how many times Batiuk awakes to pee each night. Thanks for the insight into the creative process. Since Les is the same age as Funky, shouldn’t he be having similar prostate issues? Here’s hoping.

  3. bad wolf

    Five will get you ten someone can find a Crankshaft with the same exact exchange.

  4. Funky Winkerbean turned into Pluggers so gradually I never noticed.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    Like BC pointed out yesterday, Batom can’t allow himself to allow even one tiny glimmer of light to penetrate the cloud of doom that hovers over Funky. No progress in the gym, no good news on his health, just a bunch of complaining about how ancient and decrepit he is, over and over. Like how Les is The Most Annoying Man In The World, Funky is the Most Joyless Man Alive.

    I’m trying to remember the last time Funky was allowed to even come close to anything even remotely resembling success or happiness (wry conversations about days gone by do not count) and all I can come up with is the time he used his Chamber Of Commerce powers to squeeze a Kilimanjaro trip out of the local travel agent for the big Save Summer’s Senior Season raffle thing they did. His fondest Act III memories all happened while he was in a coma. One time he (along with Crazy) was having fun breaking Les’ balls for a few days but that week ended with Funky literally begging for Les’ forgiveness (which he grudgingly gave him). And those are the highlights. It’s a grim picture.

  6. spacemanspiff85

    I’ve been reading through the FW archives on Comics Kingdom, and it’s pretty interesting seeing how gradually the strip changes. Fifteen or so years ago, you’d have a lot of the same situations as lately, but there’d actual be a joke instead of just non-stop misery. And LeChat Bleu was actually blue.

  7. What really hurts is that Funky doesn’t admit that his non-stop misery is mostly his own fault. The gut that won’t go away is due to his being lazy and stupid, the prostate that’s going to have to be removed is owing to his poor eating habits, the stepson that embarrasses him is due to his own lack of empathy, the first wife that left him is due to his own default belief that a woman is an extension of a man and so on and so forth.

  8. Gyre

    Do you have a paid account Spaceman? I tried looking through them once to point out some bit of idiocy but I think regular ones can only go back maybe a few months to a year.

  9. And so another week of boring dullness pulls out of the station and rolls into the archives. What’s that approaching in the distance? Why, it’s another week of boring dullness coming round to pull into the station, I reckon!

  10. Epicus Doomus

    BC: that comment could apply to any Saturday strip and it’d still be just as valid.

  11. spacemanspiff85

    @Gyre: They have a week long free trial. It was a lot better not that long ago, which is aggravating. It’s like a TV show that goes on too long.

  12. bad wolf

    @spacemanspiff85–cool, i’ve thought about trying that out myself. How far back to the FW archives go?

  13. spacemanspiff85

    @bad wolf-1998, so there’s a lot on there.

  14. That guy in the video seriously needs a tank of helium.