‘Nuts to You, Westview

Memo to future Westview High School Reunion Committees: do not let Barry Balderman recommend a DJ.

Guest Page Turner Author
July 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm
…All the venues were booked, my ass! On a Sunday evening of a holiday weekend? !?!

I guess “holiday weekend class reunions” are a big thing in Westview, as are poorly structured DJ contracts. Anyone who calls themselves professional, “state of the ark” equipment or not, would surely risk legal action and terrible word-of-mouth for such shenanigans. But Les and company’s anger is directed not at the DJ but at the school that lured him away.


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21 responses to “‘Nuts to You, Westview

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    What did you expect, Les? Not everyone is willing to work for autographed copies of Lisa’s Story and Montoni’s coupons.

  2. JerrytheMacGuy

    Funky’s Band Box to the rescue!

  3. Guest Page Turner Author

    The cable news alarmists were working diligently and ferociously to warn us about a possible terrorist attack over the 4th of July weekend.

    We all awoke Monday morning, seemingly secure. Until we find out this happened!!!!

    Oh, the humanity!

  4. They’re going to recruit Harry Dinkle and the Bedside Manor Band, aren’t they?

  5. “Anyone who calls themselves professional…” That’s assuming Barry got a professional, rather than a relative with a cassette player.

  6. Gyre

    I’m willing to consider the possibility that maybe this actually happens enough to be in a story, but would some guy really be willing to risk his reputation by ditching a job he committed to? Exactly how much is he getting paid?

    So, who’s the FW minor character that’ll come in and save the day?

  7. SpacemanSpiff85

    Crazy Harry on air guitar.

  8. Epicus Doomus

    So BWT scheduled its reunion at 6PM on a Sunday afternoon as well? I guess they have a dingus as “reunion chairman” too, eh? What a shitty punchline too…”I’m STARTING to hate that school”…yeah, after a mere thirty-seven year slow burn, right Dick Face? What an asshole.

  9. billytheskink


    Crazy Harry’s air guitar band is actually who Barry hires to play the homecoming dance in the play “Funky Winkerbean’s Homecoming”, because he forgot to budget for a real band. It’s almost enough to make one think that TB remembers a non core character’s traits, “terrible planner” being the one that defines Barry. Almost…

  10. “grrr…they even raped my girlfriend/future wife/cancer victim!”

  11. Rembrandt36

    Oh crap. That’s an elderly lady setting up a snare drum in the masthead – right? Shit – there’s your answer.

  12. SpacemanSpiff85

    The way Batiuk draws, there’s a pretty good chance that’s actually Cindy. Or Cayla, honestly.

  13. Jon I Am

    Gee…turn down a chance to hang out in a gym that smells of sweat, gym socks and fat kid tears with a bunch of mopey losers? How could the DJ have passed up such a golden opportunity?

  14. Ah, the hatred of a more successful rival…the one feature of small town life that Batiuk got right. I wonder which community in the Cleveland area he despises for having things ‘better’.’

    Also, way to be stupid, Les. Cayla GRADUATED from Big Walnut!!!

  15. A HREF

    @Rembrandt36: Yup you’re right. I was going to agree with Band Boxers. I thought that was Cindy mixing cookie dough, but it may be a drum.

    @ Paul Jones: I thought Lisa graduated from BWT as well or did she just get knocked up there? Which later was ret-conned into rape.

  16. @A HREF: Lisa went to Westview High, but you know who went to BWT?

  17. What if, when he asked what his payment would be, the DJ was told “A free copy of Lisa’s Story!”? Suddenly his actions become a lot more understandable.

  18. Jimmy

    I was hoping the lady in the banner was a member of the reunion committee who has a mixing bowl; the joke being she always wanted to mix like a DJ.

    Hey, don’t blame me. I’m only trying to channel the thinking of Dear Author.

  19. Jim in Wisc.

    Note the link tucked in between the 1st and 2nd panels. Looks like Batty has sunk to using his comic strip as a spam vehicle, trying to increase the non-existent sales of his vast published works.


    I like to imagine that there is no DJ and this was just some scam by one of Les’ students.

  21. bigd1992

    No DJ? I was hoping the problem was Legionnaires Disease