Friday, April 1st

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32 responses to “Friday, April 1st

  1. HeyItsDave, on behalf of Team SoSF…we stand in line.

  2. SpacemanSpiff85

    So now Cindy’s the stand-in for Batiuk. Yikes.

  3. bayoustu

    She forgot about “that internet thing” all right… meaning her job!

  4. So Roland likes Playboy so much that jerking off to it turned him black!

  5. A HREF

    Wait a minute I thought Funky Winkerbean’s time was ten years after Crankshaft not 22 years before present day, which is when that punch line would have even been plausible. Or maybe 20 years ago before Google became a verb.

    My dad was born in 1929 and he loved the internet. My father in law is 75 and he does too. And Cindy is supposed to be what 56, 46 or whatever age she is in 2016 or 2026.

    I guess what I’m saying is if you don’t understand the internet that doesn’t make you old, it makes you dumb.

  6. From such promising beginnings came the terrible decline.

  7. billytheskink

    My name is Funky! I’m not too bright! Meet my friends!

    I’m Roland, and I really like pornography!

    I’m Les! I wish I had access to Roland’s pornography!

    And I’m Livinia, and my only friends are these three guys, two of whom think it is appropriate to bring up pornography immediately after introducing themselves!

    Somehow, I think women’s lib would survive if it knew about this strip…

  8. Dang. I should have known that we were headed for a Dumb Cindy Is Dumb joke. Even the first strip reminds us that Batiuk makes Dave Sim look like Alan Alda.

  9. Claiming that Cyndi is that unaware of the capabilities of the internet isn’t merely implausible, it’s dumb. The Author really needs to get over the rejection he received from her prototype back in high school.

  10. “And I’m Livinia. I’ll be the first female character Batiuk will make a chew toy.” I’d like to thank HeyIt’sDave for his rewriting of strips. He seems to put more effort into it than TB. Just when I think TB can’t get any worse, he does. No wonder she’s been fired from to jobs in the last two years. If she took as little effort to her jobs as she seems to do her BuddyBlog job. Cynthia, you work for an Internet company, darn it. Shouldn’t you learn more about it.


    So all this week was essentially padding since they could have done this in the fucking beginning. This is just damn lazy writing.

  12. ComicBookHarriet

    HeyItsDave…you deserve every compliment you get.

    I’ve only been following Funky for about 5 years, so since Act III. What happened to Roland and Livinia? When did they pull a Chuck Cunningham?

  13. Nobody knows what happened to Roland…but Livinia wound up with Lisa in Westview High’s Class of Whenever “Gone But Not Forgotten” death roster.

  14. Hey Cindy, it’s a former, public actor in the US, not an anonymous terrorist on the run in Africa. You are in the media, with all the accompanying tools too. Plus it’s not like you will need the resources of the F B I to track him down…. This isn’t a stupid story arc or even a silly one. This is just pathetic.

  15. Cindy totally doesn’t know how to use the internet, except for those times when she does:

  16. So why aren’t they trying to dig up the woman who played Jupiter Moon back in the 50s? Because audiences will pay to see a 90-but-looks-70 hero, but wouldn’t go see a similar-aged heroine, even with a gun to their heads?

    Sexism is alive and well in the Funkyverse…

  17. Jimmy

    @HeyItsDave sums this up perfectly.

    I can’t wait to see what Funky is up to on his cell phone. I bet it’s super exciting and not at all lame and contrived.

  18. Epicus Doomus

    BC nailed it the other day. These characters (except for Les) are all blithering sarcastic morons, all with the same personality. Cindy “forgot” all about this “internet” thing…sure she did, Tom, sure she did. This strip could have just as well ran on Monday, but that would have meant Batiuk would have had to, you know, move the damn “story” along and WE CANNOT HAVE THAT!!! Cliff will be alive, well and living happily in Podunkville Ohio, where he’ll regale the gang with tales of how brutal and horrible his life as a washed-up former B-movie actor was and still is.

  19. Panel 3 is a hoot. Why is Pete Rachmaninov pinching the edge of that iPhone? And why has Durrhey been transformed into a 4-year-old child?

  20. HeyItsDave

    Lavinia was involved in a car accident in 2010. She was making a call on her cell phone and drifted into the oncoming lane. The drivers swerved to avoid one another…and while Funky went off the road into a ditch and he sustained only minor injuries, Lavinia wasn’t so lucky. She went over the guardrail and her car rolled down the embankment, landing on it’s roof. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

  21. Jim in Wisc.

    @ $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$: L’Auteur Glorieux has almost 2,200 more strips to churn out to reach that 50th anniversary and get that Golden T-Square. Then he’ll finally be able to introduce himself as “Tom Batiuk, Award Winning Cartoonist.”

    And it’s so much easier to get there through non-stop padding and repetition, than to come up with original and interesting stories.

  22. Professor Fate

    I have to say reading the first FW again, I don’t get it. why would women’s lib even care? It is a puzzlement.

  23. @HeyItsDave I always wanted to know what happened to Cell Phone. If the 2010 time travel story–which TFH has posted in the blog (TYVM, TFH)– is right, she just sped away. Of course, knowing Batiuk, he’s probably retconned it three times since then.

  24. @Paul Jones–+1 for the Dave Sim mention.

  25. Why do I get the feeling, based on TFH’s changing of the masthead cartoon, that my observation earlier this week that Funky’s dad was Cliff Anger.

  26. HeyItsDave

    @dougputhoff – The crash is ambiguous, though. Comatose Funky thinks she sped off, but the skid marks behind him (in the direction he looks to find her) go off the road.

  27. Just tried to operate my phone holding it like Pete and it is impossibly awkward. Maybe he’s wearing Becky’s prosthetic today? I had my kid try to hold his that way and he just said, “This is stupid.”

  28. @dougputhoff – I always assumed that Cell Phone Girl was the one who called the ambulance and the police.

    I assume the police took one look at him and said “No need to stick around, no charges. Sure wish you’d killed him. Try harder next time.”

  29. Epicus Doomus

    If Funky had never been in that car accident he never would have been in a coma. If he’d never been in a coma he never would have traveled back in time. If he’d never traveled back in time he never would have reminded himself to buy Starbuck Jones #1. And if THAT never happened we might have been spared these endless SJ-themed strips. Therefore, Cell Phome Girl is totally to blame for all of this. Remember kids, put that phone down when behind the wheel!

  30. billytheskink

    I do think there is something to the theory that Livinia faked her death in order to get away from these people. After putting up with this kind of stuff on a daily basis, it is hard to blame her.