Gig Not-So-Young

Forget about the wacky plot development in today’s strip, which one commenter gave away a couple days ago and which most of you have seen coming…will ya check out the look that Les is giving his wife in panel 2? Daggers. Do you suppose that Lisa, even at her smirkiest, was even once on the receiving end of such a look from Les? Cayla clearly does not know her place. Which, come to think of it, is probably over at the Big Walnut Tech reunion.



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21 responses to “Gig Not-So-Young

  1. Guest Page Turner Author

    Yes, it’s going to be really easy to get the good folks at Bedside Manor to wake up, gather their instruments, and play a gig at the high school gym. No problem at all, folks living in assisted living/nursing homes are always ready to jump at a moment’s notice.

    Especially on a Sunday night.

  2. Hoo boy, get ready to hear “In The Mood” and nothing else a couple hundred times tonight.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    The sneering dick with ears and the cackling asshole, together in the same arc. We’re through the looking ass here, people. This one really has it all: a snide Les immediately rejecting his wife’s rather sensible comment, Holly offering up some incredibly dumb advice and that moron Dinkle, who apparently hangs around a nursing home all day waiting for something to happen. And now a bunch of people who graduated in the 1980’s (or thereabouts) will be forced to listen to awful marching band music during what’s supposed to be a party. I can’t speak for you guys, but if this was MY reunion I’d viciously beat Les into a pulp and steal his wallet for good measure.

  4. It’s probably hard to run away with Les’ wallet until you discard the three or four pounds of Lisa photos.

  5. By the way, I get the title. Boy am I old.

  6. SpacemanSpiff85

    When Batiuk inevitably releases “The Last Leaf”, I think we know what the cover art’s going to be.

  7. Epicus Doomus

    How lame is Holly? The fact that she even knows about Dinkle’s band is sad enough, but suggesting them as a viable replacement for a party DJ? That’s staggeringly lame. A boombox and a couple of Journey CDs would be a far better option.

    It’s all so clear to me now. Cindy will blow a gasket outside the school. Then as she enters the gym prepared to rip Les a new corn chute, the gang will be jitterbugging and doing the Charleston as the Bedside Manor Players blast through some hits of the (surprise) 1940s. Then that f*cking Les will flash that f*cking annoying “see, told ya so” smirk of his and Cindy will coyly smirk along with him. Then one of the band members will make some idiotic joke about his trombone slide or his mouthpiece or whatever and they’ll all f*cking smirk again.

  8. Rusty

    This is clearly the work of a master storyteller.

  9. @Epicus – yeah, that’s how I figure it, too. Cindy will say, “You know, Les, I was really not sure about you heading the reunion committee…(panel ellipsis)…but now I see [random wordplay about Les’ awesomeness].”

    Which would be fine in this universe, except that Les didn’t do a damned thing other than pass his job to everyone else.

  10. SpacemanSpiff85

    Also, what the heck happened to the community band that Wally was in?
    I kind of have a feeling that the BM Band was created just for this purpose. So why couldn’t the community band have been called?

  11. Rembrandt36

    Shit. I called it yesterday didn’t I?

  12. billytheskink

    The Bedside Manor band just happens to be fully assembled and practicing when Holly calls.
    To quote the one of the three scenes I remember from the 1970-something animated Hobbit movie, “How Convenient!!!”

  13. DOlz

    Les’ expression in panel two just screams, “How dare you suggest that I have conversations with the hoo polloi.”

  14. I can almost hear Attenborough now: “We see the North American Blithering Idiot react to common sense advice in the negative because, as we’ve seen, he insists on doing things in the most difficult and roundabout ways possible.”

  15. Ray

    June 14th strip comments…I called it first.
    I’m now sad that my only skill in life is correctly prediciting the outcome on FW strips.

  16. Ray

    In my haste I forgot that I commented on the 14th, it was actually the “Snore Ensemble” strip from the 13th of JUne.

  17. gleeb

    By the title, do you mean to say that you think creepy Les will end the evening by shooting his wife, then himself?

  18. bad wolf

    Okay can we get a moratorium on spoiling the week’s lame plot contrivances ahead of time?

    Guessing what’s coming is still a point of amusement and i don’t see the point of complaining on Monday about what’s to come on Wednesday.

  19. Boy, if only someone had a small portable device that stored large quantities of music, which could easily be hooked up to a speaker system. But you’d have to be an evil teenager to be carrying such sorcery.

    And just when I think Les can’t get any more punchable, here come panel two. “Shut up, Not-Lisa, the important people are talking!”


    You know, I can’t think of a worse hell than having to listen to 50 attempts at “In the Mood” played by an octogenarian big band.

  21. Nathan Obral

    Unfortunately, this is the only version of In The Mood that will probably be played. Because stupid plot twists.

    (A damn shame because I like that song.)