Digitally Yours

bad wolf
September 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm
Hmm, i wonder where this is leading?
Chance Summer will talk Les into moving on with his life: 1%
Chance Les will talk Summer into maintaining weird obsession: 99%

Yeah, lest you start thinking that Batiuk or his characters were ready at last to move on…Summer’s not tossing those tapes, oh no; she’s preserving them digitally! Wouldn’t want wee Skyler Fairgood to go through life without his ghostly grandmother’s guidance.

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33 responses to “Digitally Yours

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    I have a feeling that Les will be telling Summer “You’re a part of Lisa and I don’t want to lose you” when she tries to move and finds her bedroom door locked from the outside.

  2. Yes, because Summer doesn’t have to worry about … I dunno… taking classes at Kent State University?

    Is it March 26, 2022 yet?

  3. SpacemanSpiff85

    I really wish Summer had just said “Yeah, I am throwing them away”. Based on Les’s freakout in the first panel, I’m positive he’d murder Summer in a heartbeat to save those tapes.

  4. “That Lisa made for you”

    So this is the second day in a row that St. Les the Righteous Smirker has not identified Lisa as MOM to Summer.

    This is not a coincidence. This is a new nadir of laziness on Tom Batiuk’s part.

  5. bad wolf

    Ouch…no bets, house wins.
    Summer talks Les into maintaining weird obsession.
    The others… they just never even popped into TB’s mind, did they?

  6. Epicus Doomus

    Coming next week: Harry mixes up the Lisa tapes with the old sex tapes he made with Donna “back in the day” with hilarious consequences.

  7. Rusty

    Batiuk has done a fine job illustrating how desperate and pathetic Les appears.

  8. Jim in Wisc.

    Leslie Moore in panel #4: “But … but … those digital files won’t have been touched by the hand of the Blessed Dead St. Lisa of the Holy Tumor!!”

  9. Honestly, this is just sad. Really, really sad. I almost feel like I should send Tom Batiuk a get-well card.

  10. HAnzMFG

    This strip sticks to the status quo so much it’s disgusting, to the point that it might as well just print re-runs.. Although compared to the stupid pseudo-time travel arc, this is just uneventful Winkerbeanery.

  11. Guest Page Turner Author

    Ok, here, number 1 issue with this:

    Summer is such a cold hearted bitch that she would pretend to be throwing away all those video tapes her mother made, right in front of her obsessed father? That’s her idea of a casual joke?

    And number 2 issue: Crazy Harry, the downsized mailman from her Dad’s peer groups, is the one to digitize these tapes? The man who works in a comic shop, worships 1950s Bandboxes, and seems to have all disparage for any technology beyond 1975?

    And issue number 3: Why all of a sudden the digitizing of Lisa’s ghost tapes? Summer hasn’t really been featured in years, why is she now showing up to bring these tapes thru 3 generations of technology?

    This continues to be the worst thought out, the worst plotted, the worst drawn and the worst written atrocity of the century.

    Ugggh!

    P.S. What happened to Starbuck Hemlock story board story line?

  12. The creepily obsessed apple doesn’t fall far from the mired-in-the-past tree, I see.

  13. billytheskink

    P.S. What happened to Starbuck Hemlock story board story line?

    That’s a good question… and what’s Pete doing back in Westview messing with a box of videocassettes?

  14. What the hell is wrong with these people?

  15. Epicus Doomus

    So where could he possibly be going with this? Will Crazy somehow ruin the tapes? While “digitizing” them will he discover some horrible secret about Lisa involving Frankie or her cancer? Will one of the tapes reveal the whereabouts of Harry’s missing kids?

    No, too original. My bold prediction: Harry digitize the tapes, Les and Summer watch them, melancholy tears and Lisa smiles, the end.

    And seriously GPTA, good point about Summer. What a jerk. I never much cared for Summer, but IMO she was way more annoying before she became a mere “Lisa was my mom” plot device/gimmick character. Always so twee and gritty, she was nauseating in her prime. Now though, she serves no purpose whatsoever other than being an easy way to shove Lisa back into the forefront.

  16. Epicus Doomus

    I know, they’re terrible, but that last panel is irresistible.

  17. @Guest Page Turner Author:

    P.S. What happened to Starbuck Hemlock story board story line?

    We won’t hear about it henceforth until the night of the film’s premiere. There, it will get the Heaven’s Gate treatment, Mopey Pete, Boy Lisa the Fair Good Grief and Mason Jarr the Movie Actor will be humiliated back to Westview, and Les will deliver some stupid soliloquy about true “art” never being truly understood.

    Because writing.

  18. The sad part is not that Summer is only present to assist in moaning about Saint Dead Lisa The Cash Cow Who Was Cremated. The sad part is not that Crazy Harry is the only person in town who can burn DVDs. The sad part is not that Les is going to crap his pants about having to go to Best Buy to get a DVD player. The sad part isn’t even that Summer realizes that her dad is never going to refer to Lisa as your mother. The sad part is that Batiuk honestly thinks that this is touching and respectful instead of tawdry and exploitative.

  19. Jimmy

    Yes, a woman in her early 20s is likely to seek assistance from a middle aged or older comic book lackey to convert files to digital. Yep, a woman who plays college athletics and has access to dozens of capable video experts.

    1/4 inch

  20. Hannibal's Lectern

    I’m too lazy to paste the words into the balloons, but…

    Panel 1: “You’re throwing away Dead St. Lisa’s cancerous tissue samples that I stole from the medical lab!?”

    Panel 2: “Relax, Dad–I’m taking them down to Montoni’s so Funky can bake them into a pizza for me.”

    Panel 3: “They’re a part of Mom… and now they’ll be a part of me… forever.”

  21. So this is how it’s going to be until March 2022. Get used to it.
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  22. On one hand I can see preserving a tape a parent made their child to remember them but these are several tapes that really preserving memories like you taped birthday parties and Christmas like that. These are not that. Plus why take them to Harry when you go to Kent State and I am sure you can do it there. School has started I am sure. Since Lisa died back in 2007 why hasn’t this been done before or back in 2007 there were way to tape to digital in the first place. By now and with as much as I am sure they have been played I can’t imagine they are in the best condition.

  23. Crazy Harry will “digitize” the tapes by selling them to Netflix. College students will binge-watch the series, ironically, of course. Reed Hastings will visit Westview to implore Les to write season 2. They will have lined up Miley Cyrus to portray Lisa. Then, kill fee.

  24. bad wolf

    I don’t know if this is continuing, but so far this two-parter feels like an undercooked Sunday strip.

    Yesterday’s strip reminded me of a scene from Spider-Man 2, where Peter is imagining talking to his Uncle Ben: “I can’t live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.” Pretty touching, for a comic-book movie.

  25. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    Somewhere there’s going to a YouTube channel called DeadLisaSpeaks!.

  26. Jimmy

    @oddnoc, that would be the greatest turn ever. I hope they lay a laugh track underneath it.

  27. bad wolf

    Why hasn’t TB developed a young woman style for Summer? I just keep thinking back to this:
    20071021_Funky remix

  28. Professor Fate

    4th Panel is when Wally Winkerbean bursts in to play wah wah wah on his trombone. Well hell it makes as much sense as anything else here. At this point I’d rather welcome another band box arc.

  29. Or better yet:
    Panel 1: What is this “Archive Dot Org” website of which you speak, Summer?”
    Panel 2: It’s a site that hosts old videos for future generations.
    Panel 3: Now, all the world can be touched by Mom’s wisdom.

  30. The Dreamer

    Crazy Harry will be so moved by the Lisa tapes that he copies them to Darrin and Pete in Hollywood, and they sell the Lisa tapes to cable tv as a reality documentary. Lisa’s Legacy the movie didn’t work out but Lisa’s Legacy: The Documentary, with millions of people getting to know Lisa, will bring tears to their eyes!

    Although what does Crazy Harry even know about transferring VHS to digital, is he even computer literate? Maybe he just ruins the tapes which would be just as well

  31. bigd1992

    “I’m cremating them, just like Mom”

  32. Honestly, it doesn’t seem at all like Harry’s area of expertise. Harry seems to be the one most obsessed with “how things were better back then, and things are terrible now.”

    Maybe Summer can get Jessica Murdered to do it before she leaves town to be with Darthead.