So Does “Listless Pile Of Crap”

Link To Today’s Strip

Again, we see yet another Westviewian completely stripped of all free will and miserably going through the motions as if there’s simply no other way. Which kind of sums up FW’s entire run rather perfectly when you think about it. It’s almost impossible to believe that he’s somehow grinding an entire week out of this pitiful premise, yet here we are. And now he’s so desperate for content he’s resorting to using CODY to deliver his painfully bad class ring gags. He really needs to get out more and expand upon this “whatever happens to fall within my field of vision at any given time” approach he has to dreaming up these premises of his.



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14 responses to “So Does “Listless Pile Of Crap”

  1. HeyItsDave

    Look at all that delicious tape on that banner!

  2. Epicus Doomus

    That tape job really is unbelievable. Eight visible pieces, probably eight more hidden. And every single one of them is crooked. Remarkable.

  3. SpacemanSpiff85

    You’d think Batiuk would be way, way past the point where he’d think “haha, the school mascot is a scapegoat!” is anything close to an acceptable joke. Because that’s all there is to this one.

  4. I’m starting to have this awful feeling…the feeling that making fun of Tom Batiuk is like making fun of people with artificial limbs moving stuff into an upstairs apartment. In other words, not cool, these people cannot help their limitations.

    Is this the intent?

  5. I got my class ring over twenty years ago, and even back then the options were a lot more complicated than “with the school mascot or without it.” I can only assume that either a) Batiuk is really, really out of touch or b) he just needed a setup for his lame punchline. Probably both.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    beckoningchasm: It’s the eternal FW question. Is this really the best he can do or is this comic strip nothing but a cynical ploy to see exactly how half-assed something can be done? This isn’t just bad, it’s as if it was deliberately engineered to be totally devoid of any entertainment value at all. Like I always say, you’d think that every once in a while something halfway decent might slip through the cracks, but the quality control (so to speak) is utterly perfect, as it never happens. His official blog proves he’s capable of going off on lengthy and detailed flights of fancy, but none of that imagination ever seeps its way into the strip.

  7. billytheskink

    So yesterday when Ringo said “Scotch tape not included”, he wasn’t being sarcastic with Cody. He just saw the same Westview banner we see today and decided there was no need to offer if the school uses tape to that excess.

  8. Yeah. Nice sentiment, Cody. “How else can I wallow in my unavoidable misery forever if I don’t have a logo to remind me that what I was in high school is what I’ll be forever?”

    Also, bricks, carefully pinned-up sleeves and ineptly taped-up signs.

  9. Is there a 4th panel to today’s strip I’m not viewing on my browser? Because the punchline panel is missing.

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    Talk about doing the bare minimum. Aside from the tape there is virtually no artwork at all. Of course, there is no humor or interesting dialog, but this is expected.

  11. What’s a hallmark of his strip is that you can picture every single one of the characters delivering the “punchline.” None of them have a discernible personality other than weary and smug.

  12. ComicBookHarriet

    @ HeyItsDave: Bravo, seeing if you have an alternate take on the strip keeps me checking the comments!

    I actually DID get a class ring. I passed on it my junior year, but then got really hung up on how one of the possible designs on the side reminded me of Earendil the Mariner, so I got one my senior year. True Story.


    Here’s the real question…….If these guys are getting these rings will they actually graduate and move on as characters? Or will we see this same idiotic ring plot played out next year.