Yeah, the reason Cindy’s made to feel “sooo out of place at buddyblog” is her midwestern hydration habits. It has nothing to do with the realization that she’s got one foot on the slippery bottom rung of her career and the other dangling into the void.



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18 responses to “Hydromoronically

  1. Epicus Doomus

    I haven’t wanted to physically throttle BanTom this much in a long, long time. Does he even know what “hyrdoponics” means? Meanwhile, Mr. “Hollywood Sucks” has Cindy in a stereotypical “L.A.” pose, cruising in Mason’s fancy sports car. This whole arc is just such a try-hard fail that it’s almost unbelievable.

  2. SpacemanSpiff85

    This joke might’ve worked a lot better if Batiuk had actually drawn more than one person at Buddyblog carrying a bottle of water.

  3. Honestly, not a bad pic of Cindy in panel two (though Mason’s Joker leer sure points to Batiuk’s DC fixation). But really, if someone murdered every character in this strip, it would be the most awesome anniversary ever. Come on, Tom, make the coming year all about killing the cast and you will get that Pulitzer. I’ll register just to vote for you.

  4. Guest Page Turner Author

    Yes, Cindy/Holly, you SHOULD feel so out of place with these young Californians! They are so out of touch with YOUR reality, a reality which revolves around pizza as a regular diet staple. How awful are these young people?!?!

    Your peers back in Ohio are struggling with weight issues. They are having difficulty with exercise regimens, which they constantly complain about. They lament their creaks and groans and aches while sitting on a stool slogging down pizza and coffee. Hell, the only real physical activity some of them get is chair dancing to band box favorites.

    This awful younger generations, tweetering on their I-Kindle in their skinny jeans and weird piercings. They have no idea of the pains awaiting them in a few decades! (Well, maybe not, if they keep up a healthy lifestyle of drinking an appropriate amount of water each day)

    And forget about the technology of this generation – All technology should be frozen in the state it was in when I was young and in my 20s! (Said every curmudgeon from every generation of the 20th century )

    Way to perpetuate stupid cliches, Battic!

    And by the way, no one could have an intelligible conversation while cruising down a freeway with the top down, wind blowing as quickly as its blowing their hair around. This convo should have happened at a juice bar or at a pool, or in bed post coitus. Way to fail on that level, too, Battic!

  5. I tell you, the kids these days, drinking water all the time, displaying healthy life habits…

  6. Meanwhile, in the real world, LA is facing a water crisis. Then again, Batiuk has very little interest in a real world that isn’t especially interested in HIM.

  7. Yorkshireman

    My generation never had bottles for water – the best we could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

  8. Nathan Obral

    Tom Batiuk… the only man I know who Lewis-and-Clarks all over of the English language.

  9. I’m still waiting to find out that Actor Guy is gay.

  10. Ah, for the good old days, when everybody carried a bottle of Scotch around instead of water.

  11. billytheskink

    A joke about bottled water and hydroponics told by someone riding in a 1999 Toyota MR2? The only thing that would make this more topical is a Newt Gingrich reference…


    .I think Tommy just got pissed off at an intern that left his VOSS water bottle on his desk.

  13. Jim in Wisc.

    This isn’t even all that new of a “gag.” Weekend Update’s Grumpy Old Man ranted about bottled water a quarter a century ago.

  14. @Jim in Wisc.: Robin Williams did it better to boot: “When I blow a dollar on a bottle of water, I make sure it’s Perrier.” (Which led into his set about being a high-functioning drunk.)

  15. John

    Mason: “Um, you realize the advice to drink at least eight glasses a day has been around for several decades, ri-”

    Cindy: “Evil young people! Crazy young people! Stupid young people! I don’t like them! I don’t get them! They’re different from me, therefore BAD! Young, young, young! Bad, bad, bad!”

    Mason: “….they’re the same age as ME.”

    Cindy: “They’re just so evil, stupid, crazy, bad, wrong and….*…huh? Oh, that’s different. You’re my arm candy!”

    Mason: “Yeah, it’s….WHAT?!?”

  16. Given how she treated Echo, I can see why Cindy can’t fit in.

  17. Rusty Shackleford

    Those ebil kids

  18. Charles

    She’s talking about water bottles. She’s feeling disassociated because she doesn’t carry a water bottle with her. This is one of the silliest FW strips ever.

    And I suppose she can’t talk to Mason about the more troublesome or problematic elements of her experience with Buddyblog, because Batiuk’s terrible premise would become that much more obvious. She ignores the much more significant issues she should be having with this endeavor to stress over bottled water.

    Plus, they’re having a conversation while wearing no eye protection in a convertible. I guess wearing sunglasses would just make Cindy and Mason as appalling and terrible as all those weirdos at her job.