Tone Deaf

SoSfDavidO here, and wow, do I ever hate Funky & Co in Today’s strip! The band box got sent off for repairs a few weeks ago and now it’s back. Funky, Crazy Harry, Holly and more turn out for the box’s triumphant return like the thing is Westview’s biggest celebrity. Cheer, clap, dance, take photos, play music, roll credits.

So why does this bother me so much?

Contrast this homecoming with the “Here’s your damn trombone.” homecoming Wally Winkerbean received when returning from being an Iraqi POW for, and I can’t repeat this enough, ten years. Where is Wally now? Can’t they even bother to ask him to come up front from the dishwashing area to say hi to everyone?

Grr. Maybe it’s intentional, and this is all some long, drawn out way of showing how our country disrespects out veterans somehow but I doubt it.


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11 responses to “Tone Deaf

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Man, are these dolts easily amused or what? Like I said yesterday, they’re like a remote jungle tribe seeing fire for the very first time. Total unrestrained jubilation over a friggin band box. It’s all just too much. I sure hope this marks the end of any and all band box-related arcs, but somehow I doubt it.

  2. Yes, nothing like a vintage band box to bring people together! Crippled Dr. Seuss characters, toddlers with no necks, even women with their faces melting off love the band box!

  3. SpacemanSpiff85

    So I guess this means FW will be getting back to the cheerful good times of back before the band box broke a few weeks ago.

  4. Guest Page Turner Author

    So Funky had the band box repaired, then placed it above the door, out of sight of babies and people in wheelchairs.

    But he repaired the Bandbox specifically to watch these individuals dance, even though they cannot even see the Bandbox!
    Instead, they are jamming to the music from the jukebox. Which didn’t need fixing. And is actually in their line of sight. And probably worked all along.

    Way to go Battic

  5. Epicus Doomus

    Guest Page Turner Author: totally Batiukian. And what about the revolving beer sign that used to hang from the counter? Funky sent it out for repairs like four years ago and it hasn’t been seen since. And come to think of it, where the hell is Tony Montoni? I miss doing that stereotypical Italian-American dialog with him.

    Like that kid gives a shit about the band box. And isn’t he like two years old already? Maybe the pizza fumes are stunting his growth.

  6. Chyron HR

    “…because the sound and movement excites small children and elderly people with senile dementia. See if That Bus Driver From Centerville wants to come watch.”

  7. DOlz

    I guess this is what passes for bleeding edge technological entertainment in a village of luddites.

  8. Rusty

    The only way to improve upon this experience is to mount the band box in the gazebo, and watch it from a porch swing.

  9. sgtsaunders

    You want fun? Just wait until Lisa inhabits the Band Box and starts screaming at people “DON’T EAT THAT!!!” between “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Radar Love”.

  10. bigd1992

    Not the worst story arc (which is a hotly contested title), but this could’ve been done over 2 Sunday strips.

  11. The reason for their simple-minded glee is that they’re in the presence of a reminder of a simpler, happier time when unhappiness was getting turned down by Mary Sue and the worst thing was monsoon season. Nowhere in the equation is there the concept that their lives are only hard because they’ve lost the ability to roll with the punches.