Marred, Mangled Manner

Hey! Didn’t we see today’s strip back on July 1?. Please don’t let this become a running gag…
Carl is not in view in panel 3. We can only hope he survived the performance.

The United States is now 240 years old, only a couple years younger than Funky looks these days. Have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!



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12 responses to “Marred, Mangled Manner

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Ugh, I really hope this is just a July 4th kiss-off strip and not another week of these interminable old folks gags. Enough already, pack that goddamned gazebo up for another year and end this misery, please.

    Have a terrific holiday everyone! The dog days are nearly upon us (in FW terms that’s January 1st thru December 31st, BTW).

  2. spacemanspiff85

    That band has got to sound pretty terrible. A trombone, a clarinet, a trumpet, drums, and a violin? For entertaining the residents of a nursing home that’s fine, but they’re supposed to be standing in for a full community band. That’s going to be a really underwhelming concert outdoors for a crowd that size.


    Are these two going to ‘bone’ or what?

    …I..I. am utterly ashamed of making that joke. I need help.

  4. Well, that does mean the music they were playing was recognizable, which for this group is an accomplishment.

    …And I’m still reading “Morton” as “Moron.” Must be a Freudian thing…

  5. Gerard Plourde

    So we have a five-piece combo playing in an outdoor venue apparently with minimal, if any, practice. Yet another example of things the author hasn’t researched (or thought through).

  6. What is Batiuk’s literary goal for his final years as a comic strip creator? Can anyone genuinely discern it? Can he?

  7. Epicus Doomus

    oddnoc: I am assuming his goal is to attract as little attention to FW as possible lest anyone bothers to ask how and why it’s still running.

  8. Here, we have Mort’s wish that he was a rock god blinding him to common sense concerns. On the other side, a week of Cranky bitching because a bank won’t accept unrolled change.

  9. HeyItsDave

    @$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$ – Don’t look for any heavy violin/trombone geriatric sex. Last time ol’ Mort got frisky, she apparently complained to Dinkle, who publicly shamed and cock-blocked him.

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    Recycled from the Christmas Eve strip….silent plot, boooring dialogue….all are old…all are bored… Live with heavenly cancer…

    Once again, the bare minimum from Battboy.

  11. At every event I’ve attended where the national anthem is played, the crowd stands in respectful silence. I’ve never seen a crowd behave like this one, waving their arms and cheering.

  12. HeyItsDave

    Well, bc, if they’re cheering after the anthem, that’s not unusual – the crowd at the Super Bowl always goes nuts after the national anthem. The poor folks of Westview, though, are probably celebrating because Dinkle’s Wrinkles have stopped playing.