Nothing could jar someone out of a boring inner monologue like having the corpse of your dead wife pop up next to you on a bench like in today’s strip but Les seems to take it in stride; after all, dead or not, she *is* asking for him to talk more to her. Ghosts, allegories, wistful thinking and nostalgia be damned, no spectral visit it going to shift the focus from Les!


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34 responses to “LisAHHHHH!!!

  1. Proof positive there are no editors who look at this strip. “It’s easier to just send the checks rather than get all those letters from The Defender!”

  2. Epicus Doomus

    “Heartache and hope”…WTF is this idiot babbling about now? Come on, BanTom, it’s f*cking high school. Get the f*ck over it already. And that f*cking park bench…go home to your current still-living wife, jackass. I mean seriously, WTF is this nonsense supposed to be? And is that sad-sack sorry punchline supposed to be funny or touching or something? How can something be wry, maudlin and colossally stupid all at the same time? What a nauseating display. This is just sheer Batiuksturbation at its worst and most self-indulgent.

  3. DOlz

    Well Les just spent more time talking to Lisa than he did during the entire reunion arc.

    @Epicus Doomus, because of Rule #34 I would be very, very leery of googling Batiuksturbation.

  4. SpacemanSpiff85

    Les should be more focused on the fact if he died, nobody would care enough to come talk to his ghost.

  5. Jimmy

    Would “still pining for long-dead ex-wife over current very much alive wife” qualify as irreconcilable differences?

  6. Well, at least we know what he was thinking yesterday: “Oh, woe is me! Someone I knew died and that makes me feel emptier because I fear that no one is going to sponsor the Les Moore memorial anything.”

    Meanwhile, he’s obsessing over the dead wife he wouldn’t save if he were giving half a chance because that would mean actively making a decision instead of wailing about how helpless he is.

  7. It says a lot when Dead St. Lisa the Cancer Chew Toy Who Was Cremated – who, last I checked, is still assuming room temperature – has made 1,000% more appearances this year over Summer Moore, who is not only still among the living, but is HER OWN DAUGHTER.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    If Batty would do as he says and focus on contemporary issues affecting young people, he would have no shortage of interesting topics to explore. (The social media antics, the celebrity worship, Miley, kids starting new internet businesses and becoming rich, fat shaming, transgender issues, the environment, etc.). There are years worth of funny strips in these topics alone. And yes, I think the comics need to be funny–even when dealing with serious issues as the humor usually resides in the heart of any issue.

    But no, focus on a boring old white guy who can’t get past high school or the death of his wife. In the end, it is all about Batty, what he thinks is important, what interests him, what he thinks will land him a Pulitzer.

  9. Can the Pulitzer committee just issue Batiuk a “participant” trophy and be done with it? Because I don’t think I have it in me to slog through this endless swamp of glurge until 2022.

    Also, aside to Les: Cayla is alive, you miserable schmuck! I’m not so sure about you, though. Yeah, you’re breathing, but that’s not the same thing, is it?

  10. Rusty

    Somebody was supposed to be left behind on top of Mount Killimanjaro.

  11. 1966tvbatman

    I occasionally defend TB, but 99.9% of the time am on the same page as everyone else here. I kind of miss the Defender. His/her trolling was actually giggle inducing. As to what FW has become? I’m going to coin a new phrase: fucktarded. Can we just give TB whatever awards he will get at the 50 year mark early? Maybe give Starbuck Jones a Pulitzer? Anything to end the misery.

  12. I think I know why Les talks to BSD Lisa so much: nobody else wants to listen to him.

  13. 1966tvbatman

    @Rusty: I actually wrote to TB about the mountain thing, saying it was good that Les was going to move on after leaving Lisa’s picture up at the peak. I did notice that her appearances almost disappeared at that point. It couldn’t last forever though. I’d like to think that our bitching and mocking about how she would probably show up at Les/Cayla’s wedding to give a thumbs up probably forced him to scrap those strips – all the while glaring at this website.

  14. Now that TB has achieved Lisagasm on Thursday, does this mean we’ve got two days of afterglow before the next arc starts?

  15. sgtsaunders

    Looks like the start of another depressing scholastic year at Westview High School has driven Les back to his beloved hallucinogens. Lisa in the sky with diamonds!


    I wonder if passerby’s are just watching Les talking to himself on that bench? It says something that nobody is asking or worried that Les ihas lost his mind. Or is this bench designated a national memorial or religious mourning relic? Is it just a common think for people to assume your trying to speak at the “Shrine of the Dead Lisa”?

  17. billytheskink

    Funny that, when I read Funky Winkerbean, I am reminded of that line from Shakespeare… “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions”.

    Of course, when ghost Lisa is there, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” runs a close second…

  18. ComicBookHarriet

    Bravo billytheskink. Bravo

  19. sgtsaunders

    I wonder if Lisa hangs out with Ida Know and Not Me.

  20. Jim in Wisc.

    oddnoc wrote: Also, aside to Les: Cayla is alive, you miserable schmuck! I’m not so sure about you, though. Yeah, you’re breathing, but that’s not the same thing, is it?

    Jimmy Buffett: “I’d rather die while I’m living, than live while I’m dead.”

    Leslie Moore: “Hey Jimmy, don’t knock sitting around wallowing in your own self-righteous self-pity … day after day … year after year.”

  21. Epicus Doomus

    1966tvbatman: I kind of thought the same thing, that Batiuk was finally moving away from the Ghost Lisa nonsense. But as usual he just couldn’t let it go, the self-congratulatory victory laps just never stop.

  22. A HREF

    So the chainsaw guy in the header means the tree’s coming down, o rather is about to come down and Dead Lisa will prevent it.

    Again the incomparable Dean does it best: :link

  23. ComicTrek

    Perfect title today!

  24. Epicus Doomus

    Hey…where IS The Defender?? Or as TB might call him, “Fendo”? Vacationing at Lake Erie? It’s interesting how every so often we see a pro-FW poster here, then they all inevitably disappear forever.

  25. DOlz

    @Epicus Doomus, they show with the belief that once they show how wrong we poor deluded fools are about FW we’ll see the light and praise the literary genius that is TB. After a little while they give up on us heathens or see the light themselves and move on to a better written strip, “Spider-Man” for instance.

  26. Epicus Doomus

    DOlz: I also believe they want to start a whole troll-war thing, but our excellent commenters never take the obvious bait. Best damn comment section on the WWW in my opinion. Funniest too.


    —Hey…where IS The Defender?? Or as TB might call him, “Fendo”? Vacationing at Lake Erie? It’s interesting how every so often we see a pro-FW poster here, then they all inevitably disappear forever.—

    School started for him most likely. Hopefully “The Defender” is taking a literature and art appreciation class.

  28. Professor Fate

    i think Lisa should have had the talking cat on her lap.

  29. Rusty Shackleford


    Right on. Give Batty his awards and maybe he will resign!

  30. 1966tvbatman

    @Epicus Doomus
    I’m one of the guys that occasionally – occasionally mind you – defend TB if he has done one of his harmless and even *gasp* funny strips (rare that they are) and the peeps here decide to bludgeon him on those rare occasions. To be honest my WordPress account switched up on me and I don’t even remember what I used to go by here. I’ll have to look at some much older posts. But I can assure everyone I’m not one of those trolls. TB brings it upon himself 99.9% of the time with just… sludge. Really, the only characters I like are Buddy and Wally, and Kili (though sadly we will never see that kitten again).

  31. I wonder if that’s supposed to be Summer in the header. Honestly, it looks more like Darin. Maybe he’s been “stunt-cast” into the Starbuck Jones movie.

  32. Rembrandt36

    Aha! Thought so – sorry, just seeing if I can get my old Avatar name to show up (1966tvbatman is also Rembrandt36).

  33. It gets worse, sadly. The man with the chain saw is told to spare a tree Les needed to have cut down so a dead woman’s wishes to see falling leaves can be honored.