With Bows of Holly

Check out today’s strip! Yep, we’re still at the airport. Looks like we’re in for a week of pacing that makes Rex Morgan M.D. look brisk (June Morgan, by the way, has been pregnant for 2 and a half years!).

But we’ve made it to the baggage claim at least, giving Holly her second opportunity in three strips to complain about the uniformity of military-issued equipment.

Rocky appears to have settled nicely into the engrossing role of panel periphery smiler. Wait, doesn’t Rocky have a mother named Carla who lived somewhere within a reasonable driving distance of Westview and who one would expect to be here to greet her daughter upon return from deployment? Why yes, yes she does. Kudos to beckoningchasm for reminding me.
OK, maybe Carla wasn’t able to make it as a working (single?) mother with two small children and two large golden retrievers still at home, but surely we’ll see her during this story arc, right? For the answer to that question, look at the status of her hope that she and Holly would become good friends…



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15 responses to “With Bows of Holly

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    The worst part about this week is that it’s probably never going to leave the airport, and next week will shift to the marching band or Funky trying to lose weight or Les watching the Lisa Tape, and Cory won’t show up again for another year or so.

  2. Check out today’s strip! Yep, we’re still at the airport. Looks like we’re in for a week of pacing that makes Rex Morgan M.D. look brisk (June Morgan, by the way, has been pregnant for 2 and a half years!).

    That’s nothing. Apartment 3-G literally depicted a two-way conversation, between the same two people, in the same room, for all of last summer. And no one at King Features Syndicate noticed.

    And wasn’t there a character in Family Guy that was shown at the same stage of pregnancy for an entire decade? (I plead ignorance on that last one, as Family Guy is a show I try to avoid as often as possible.)

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Man, talk about glacially-paced. I’m sure tomorrow will feature a few wry remarks and/or dumb suggestions about airport parking. Although having the characters actually making it to wherever the car is parked by tomorrow might be a little too ambitious for Batiuk. Wouldn’t want to rush things and confuse the reader (singular).

  4. billytheskink

    Looks like Rocky brought a souvenir back with her, but where did she find an Easter Island statue in Afghanistan?

  5. It’s amazing how much Batiuk can be focused on air travel and still not hit on one original thing to say about it…

  6. Guest Page Turner Author

    @ Nathan Orbal: The hike on Family Guy wad that Bonnie was perpetually pregnant!

    The show has been on since 1999, and none of the characters have advanced, either in age or emotional maturity. It’s the funniest and stupidest thing out there, I love it!

    As opposed to this derivative, self righteous drivel. Takes itself so seruously and is so non-worth notingly! (I am making up adverb phrases now! Just like a Funky Winkerbean character might!)

  7. The annoying thing is that in the real world, there’d be no need to make Holly look stupid (Wimmenamirite?) because his bag would have his name right on it in big bold letters so everyone knows it’s his. Everyone who’s been allowed to fly in the copter like Trudeau knows that soldiers mark their stuff so it’s obvious why Batiuk doesn’t.

  8. @Guest Page Turner Author: I believe that is referred to in the Funkyverse as “Lewis and Clarking.”

  9. ComicBookHarriet

    Well a current Mary Worth mystery has been solved. The curtains in Rocky’s mother’s house bear a striking resemblance to the suit jacket Ian Cameron has been wearing for the last month.

  10. billytheskink

    Good catch CBH. I guess Ian saw it in the window and just couldn’t resist it…

  11. Jim in Wisc.

    Ah yes, Ian’s green mohair jacket! And speaking of Rex Morgan, today’s strip was awesome. Rex was leaning back at his desk, in self-congratulatory smugness celebrating the closure of a shrewd real estate acquisition, when the nurse interrupted him to tell him he had to stick his finger up some old guy’s backside.

  12. Professor Fate

    Never mind this nonsense – wait till Wally gets home and finds cookie crumbs between the pages of his Starbuck Jones comics – there will be hell to pay I bet.
    Well no I don’t but a man can dream.


    Wow, Cory! Back from Afghanistan! You must have a ton of stories to tell! The Afghani people you’ve met. The soldiers you have spent time with. The horrors of modern warfare. The questions you may have had regarding your country’s mission statemen—–NOPE….Baggage Claim humor time!!!

  14. Epicus Doomus

    And, because Batiuk cannot tell the simplest of stories, we still have no idea WHY The Corporal and Rocky are home in the first place. Are they merely on leave? Are they home for good? Do they have some sort of “big announcement” to make? No one knows, as the “story” so far has centered around stupid airport gags.

  15. Don

    Am I the only one who saw the phrase “colored ribbons” and immediately thought “yellow”?