Prelude to the Afternoon of a Blob

Link to today’s strip.

I’m guessing that Linda wants engage in a little hanky-panky, proving that she does indeed hate everyone by creating such a mental image.  And they’re going to be going at it for an entire week?  Double-yuck!

Unless she’s making him helpless to beat him senseless, in which case, do you think one week is enough?  Take your time!

Actually, I’ve only seen that “pull down the jacket to immobilize someone” trick done once before, when Humphrey Bogart was able to disarm Elisha Cook Jr in The Maltese Falcon.  And I guess John Candy did it to himself in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, though I’m not sure that counts.  It was a funny scene, though, unlike today’s glop.

Fun fact for people who hate remakes:  Did you know that the John Huston-Humphrey Bogart version of The Maltese Falcon was the third version made?


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24 responses to “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Blob

  1. Well, there goes my appetite for the week.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Ewwww, yuck. There’s nothing worse than FW characters getting randy on us. Especially when it’s these two repugnant specimens. Any other time too, really. Women in Westview sure are pushovers when it comes to their mates achieving modest success, you know? Like with Les having to fend off Cayla and Susan after the option deal thingy. That TomBat, always so in tune with today’s liberated woman. Bull Bushka: bringing home the bacon AND frying it up in the pan.

    “As long as I want until Friday”. That’s not really “as long as you want” there, pal. Another example of word balloon-filling butchering the language. I mean come on, I try harder than that with freaking parody strips.

  3. Nathan Obral

    I guess Linda and Bull are trying to out-“Dinkle” Harry and Harriet Dinkle as the most disgusting characters in the Funkyverse. In Batiuk’s trademark “thought-provoking and sensitive manner,” of course.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    The best part is that they’ll both be thinking about Les.

  5. Jon I Am

    I guess if that pudgy, bald, middle-aged sad sack can attract a mate, there’s hope for all of us.

  6. ComicTrek

    OH, PLEASE, NO!!!! The mental images!!!

  7. I no longer have interest in sex at all of any kind and never will again, ever. Thanks Tombat.

  8. ComicTrek

    Oh, wait! I think I see what’s happening. Bull, having the *audacity* to proclaim his happiness in Sunday’s strip, is probably going to have a heart attack in the middle of “it” and collapse right on top of Linda, crushing about half of her bones. The next few weeks will feature the both of them slowly recovering in the hospital, all the while enduring horrible visits from their good ol’ friends Pun-ky Winkerbean and Smirk Moore.

    Alright, maybe nothing will happen. But I really wouldn’t be surprised.

  9. Great. A Lysistrata thing. “Abandon your home and the people who rely on you and try different pizza that might actually taste like pizza is supposed to and no more afternoon mind-scarringly awful sex.”

  10. Rusty

    The link to the strip is going to some wordpress thingy. Yesterday’s now goes to an ESPN column. FYI.

  11. sgtsaunders

    We may be in for a week of unspeakable, can’t-unsee-’em horror with Bushka, trapped like a slow-witted rat by his Scapegoat-Without-A-Cause red windbreaker, watching as Linda and Les engage in a week long, slow motion sexytime event punctuated by Linda’s broken Spanish wails of “penetrar” and “pene gallo” while Les cackles smarmy references to a “Mexican Kama Sutra.” Campers, it will not be pretty.

  12. billytheskink

    Some folks complain about prudish people, but that is only because they don’t understand that most prudish people have encountered Funky Winkerbean at one time or another.

  13. bigd1992

    Being the Funkyverse, Bull is going to die. I think he dies either of a heart attack, cancer, or the whole DUI football team dies in a plane crash.

  14. @Rusty – that should be fixed now, at least today’s episode. Thanks!

  15. Professor Fate

    Great that gives me time to wash this jacket.


    Does anybody know any good Iphone apps for the blind? Just asking before I gouge my eyes out Oedipal style.


    Also, a pox on Tom Batiuk for not recognizing the Wizard of Id 50th anniversary!!

  18. Jimmy

    I’ll say this: at least Batiuk had the sense to leave the Les-Cayla coupling to the imagination.

  19. @ Westview Oncologist: Several strips made references to 50th anniversary of THE WIZARD OF ID, with the Wizard appearing in a couple of strip. If he’d appeared in this strip, he would’ve got cancer.

  20. Epicus Doomus

    I forgot all about the Dinkles, they’re another example. Mrs. Dinkle looked at Harry with mildly bemused disappointment until he booked their 50 year-overdue honeymoon, at which point she grudgingly agreed to (ahem) “pleasure” him. Apparently sex and romance is a reward-based thing in Westview. And it creeps me out too.

  21. bayoustu

    Oh, come on now!! Batboy is doing this to us out of pure spite.

  22. Time to order more brain bleach from Amazon.

  23. Charles

    Well, at least she’s not going at his pants.

    You’re welcome.

  24. Nathan Obral

    @ Westview Oncologist: Given Batiuk’s attitude towards now-deceased WoI co-creator Johnny Hart, it was probably a good thing that he didn’t mention the strips’ 50th anniversary.