Well, Funky, my guess would be that you’d have one nickle, as I for one have never encountered that phrase before. No idea who Sarcastic Old Bastard is, but he sure is lovingly detailed so I wonder if he’s some Real-Life Friend.
I’m more of a casual exerciser myself, so can anyone tell me…aren’t you supposed to do your stretching before you start running?
Look at Les’ delicate little pose there, right dead center of course, and tell me you don’t want to set him on fire. You can tell that was the very first thing that Tom Batiuk drew, then he sat back and admired his work for a while, then sighed and figured he had to get Funky in there “because the gum-chewers who fail to appreciate Les will expect it.”
Well, such work deserves consideration.
Or we could just cut to the chase.
13 responses to “The More It Struggled, The Moore It Strangled”
Excellent, BC, just excellent. It’s like my dreams…they’re COMING TO LIFE! Boy, let’s hope this marks the end of this snore of an arc, I can’t handle another week of this crap.
This proves that the artwork in Funky Winkerbean is completely interchangeable. The doctored strips look more believable than the actual strip.
Old guys being made fun of by really old guys! It must be Funky Winkerbean! Seriously, well done on the re-edits. Hardest I’ve ever laughed at one of these strips, ironically or unironically.
So, apparently every time you step outside in Ohio random people make sarcastic comments at you. I’ve been to Ohio a lot and it’s never happened to me, so something tells me this is just how people react to Batiuk.
I’ve rode my bicycle throughout the state of Ohio – including the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure three times – and NO ONE has made a sarcastic remark like that to me.
Then again, if I saw Batom® – who looks like St. Les the Righteous Smirker – jogging down my street with his pipecleaner legs, I would probably wind up acting like Generic Really Old Guy anyway.
As for stretching, usually it doesn’t hurt to do so before and after riding. And I assume the same holds true for running…
Now be fair, if you had the chance to make snide commentary to Les’ and Funky’s faces, wouldn’t you take it?
Yeah, you are supposed to stretch before and after running. I used to do cross country and both the stretches today are actually ones we did all the time.
I almost didn’t check in on this site today. I am so glad I did.
The downside to this is I found out who that mysterious figure was in the banner. We find out Funky’s father has been moving about the whole time mocking his son, only to retire to the home to drain his son’s money and play a joke.
Well, now that we’re done with another week of filler, it’s time to ask what new implausible horror awaits us.
If I had a nickel for every time a strip of Tom Batiuk’s sucked….
@ComicTrek, There aren’t that many nickels in the country.
So Funky does do his stretches. He’s been lying to Sadistic Sally down at The Health Club, or whatever that gym is, just so she would brow beat him and make him feel cheap. Frankly, this is more than I ever wanted to know about what makes Funky tick.
Back in the day, when I ran cross country in high school (I’m Funky’s age), we would stretch quite a bit before running. Hardly ever after running, although it may have some benefit. I assume Batiuk, Funky and Les stretch afterwards since it makes them feel like real runners, rather than weekend warriors. And too get some post-jogging smirks in.