Almost Like Being Punched Out

Link to today’s strip.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the dumbest comic strip ever printed.  Proof positive, as if any more were needed, that Tom Batiuk intends to do nothing except spin his wheels until the 50th anniversary.

Other than Pete’s paper-mache head-on-a-stick, I’ve never seen such a crass, blatant display of nothingness.  In fact, it leaves me speechless.  Lucky you!  See you Sunday!


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18 responses to “Almost Like Being Punched Out

  1. Epicus Doomus

    I agree totally: this is as dumb as FW gets and THAT is a bold statement. “The Pete/Darin friendship is my favorite thing about FW” – something no one has ever said.

  2. SpacemanSpiff85

    The sad thing is, this isn’t nothingness. Pete just went over the basics of the film’s plot to Darin. There’s space fireworks, then a space jellyfish, then a space black hole.

  3. Rusty

    Is this a thing anywhere? I’ve seen jocks on tv use elaborate handshakes after a big play, etc. But I’ve never seen pasty middle-aged white guys bump fists then shout out different nouns. Can anyone verify?

  4. The Defender

    I don’t get the sarcasm. It’s two guys who have a longstanding relationship — why shouldn’t they have an elaborate way of greeting each other? Think about the last time you got together with a good friend who you hadn’t seen in forever. Did you shake hands and talk like robots? No, you had an intricate way of admitting that you missed each other. Something that may have looked silly to outsiders. I think Batiuk is on to something here.

  5. In place of character or relationship development, please accept this variety of fist bumping techniques. Thank you.

  6. It’s worse than you think. What I see is a reminder that we’re dealing with two more pasty white men who define themselves not as who they are now but as who they were in high school.

  7. I have to disagree. This is nowhere close to the dumbest comic strip ever printed. It’s not even the dumbest one this week. I guess that this is the first time in a long while that Pete Rogers and Durwood Fishsticks have had a non-skype interaction, and the first time they’ve actually worked together on anything since high school, so it would make sense that they had developed some sort of nonsensical ritual that they haven’t been able to practice in 20 years (or is it 15? or is it 10? Who the hell cares?). I think it’s kind of endearing in a creepy Westviewian way.

    Anyway, I have pretty low expectations for this upcoming story arc.

  8. I had no idea that this is how one joins an AFTRA/SAG production.

  9. bayoustu

    Looks like Mopey Pete Raczkowski went for a dip in the ol’ time pool.

  10. From today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer. This cannot be a coincidence.

  11. Rusty Shackleford

    Wow, how does Batty manage to keep this strip so fresh, so vibrant and relevant. Another day, another masterpiece.

  12. Guest Page Turner Author

    To the defender,

    No I don’t have an intricate way of greeting old friends. Handshake and/or a hug, and we speak with actual sentences and emotions.

    Battic is not onto anything here but the typical corny nonsense. Aw shucks!

  13. Epicus Doomus

    “I think Batiuk is on something here.”….fixed.

  14. Charles

    But… they wouldn’t be working together!

    You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if Batiuk completely forgets that movies have directors who are actually the guys in charge, who would be telling both Pete and Darrin what they’re supposed to be doing (in separate offices) and instead we’ll have some dumb producer who’s vaguely aware of these two dopes and what they’re doing. The role of director will thus be absorbed by these two dopes as they end up working alone at their own discretion. If Batiuk wants to go with “Hollywood people are horrible” again (hey, what are the chances?), he’ll have that dumb producer interfere with this delicate process and muck up Pustule and Dipshit’s truly beautiful work of art.

  15. That is not how you do the Black Hole Handshake.

  16. hitorque

    The secret handshake of the Westview Nepotism Mafia….