Sortwhere is this going?

The red blue carpet tour continues in today’s strip. The Westview hive mind has fully taken control of Emily and Amelia now, as they both smirk at Nate’s anti-joke and don’t seem to even consider fleeing at the very sight of Les.

Given that Nate has shown the sisters “The Bleat” (which is really more min comm than mass comm) in addition to the band, can we assume that, like the band, Les’ video journalism fiefdom is failed levy-proof?
Of course we can! The last time Les didn’t get what he wanted, I could still watch UPN on my analog television.

By the way, I’m still wondering where the news desk that Cindy and Channel 1 donated went. “The Bleat” clearly isn’t using it. It’s rare that TB makes a plot point and then ignores it or forgets about it later…

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12 responses to “Sortwhere is this going?

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Once again BatTom leaves his “FW only” readers in the dark. Are they twins or not? Why is this supposed to be funny? What the hell are they smirking about? I just don’t know.

  2. billytheskink

    “They’re twins… Sort of. Amalie here drinks half cups or something and Emilio shreds wheat and stuff. I dunno man, I’m, like, high as a car dealership flag pole right now…”

  3. SpacemanSpiff85

    Isn’t this during the school day? How is it that Cayla, Nate, Becky and Les don’t have any work to do or classes?

  4. “It’s rare that TB makes a plot point and then ignores it or forgets about it later…”
    Okay, I laughed so loud I woke up the cat.

  5. “Isn’t this during the school day? How is it that Cayla, Nate, Becky and Les don’t have any work to do or classes?”

    Absolutely. And what public school (or private school for that matter) would have the principal walk students around to introduce them to moderators of extracurricular activities? This is about as reality-based as an invulnerable alien in a leotard flying around fighting crime and preventing disasters.

  6. SpacemanSpiff85

    @Gerard Plourde:
    Except that story would actually have lots of good qualities to it.

  7. Epicus Doomus

    Oh yeah, Les. I was likewise wondering when he was appointed WHS’ Official Font Of Audio-Visual Journalistic Integrity, as I must have missed that arc. Look at him in panel one, trying to pretend he’s all busy and important like a real big city news director with his big sheaf of important papers. There’s something about the way he’s standing today that makes me want to bludgeon him to death with a sack of horseshoes more than I usually do and that’s saying a lot as I think about it all the time.

  8. And the ‘joke’ is that they’re not ‘really’ twins because they’re individuals. Heh. Right now, Francine Pascal is better than Batiuk.

  9. Rusty

    Well, we now know that Les will be a prominent part of all the high school hijinks strips Batiuk bothers to do in the next 4-6 years. He hasn’t shown Bushka yet, so maybe there is hope.

  10. HeyItsDave

    You know what would be cool? If the Twins were mutually telepathic.

    Also, get a load of Les’ luscious child-bearing hips in that first panel. My anaconda, yo.

  11. ComicBookHarriet

    ‘They’re twins…sort of.”

    More specifically they’re pod grown alien doppelgangers wearing terrible blonde wigs they stole from the set of Fant4stic 4.

    Their creepy sideways glance is a sign they are communicating telepathically regarding our imminent destruction.

  12. Can you imagine how tied up in knots Tom Batiuk must have been when he wrote this? He had Les appear and couldn’t give him any dialogue! That’s like handing William Hung a microphone but telling him he can’t sing.