The cat meows because wants food

Link to today’s strip.

I’ve been looking at this one, over and over again, trying to figure out what it’s trying to tell me.  Here’s what I’ve got.

Mason is an insecure imbecile who has no real thoughts or opinions.  His brain is completely empty; he baffles science.  This makes him a great actor because once he’s read the script, he is never out of character.   His micr0-rant yesterday was probably something he overheard on the subway or at the hairdressers.  Whoever said it managed to impress his own personality over Mason’s, so Mason’s been saying that person’s “lines” as he acts out the character.

However, his insecurity kicked in once his “lines” were countered by Cindy’s news.  So, he’s like a fluffy kitten that does not know what to do.  Then, the cat meows because wants food.

Sorry…it’s that kind of a strip.  It practically begs you to think of other things.

Also, I thought Cindy was the insecure one in this relationship.   Silly me.  Really, though, the conversation should have been (paraphrasing)

Mason: Awards are stupid.

Cindy: Yes, they are.  I will tell my producers to turn down the Emmy nomination, because if I seek an award, I may lose you, since you hate awards and I might have one.

Mason:  Yes, you should do that.  However, I deem it “okay” if you do not do that.  An award would be good for your esteem.  And losing an award would be good for my esteem, as you will be more insecure and cling tighter.  Wait a moment.  Wait a moment.  Wait one moment while I calculate this development.

Cindy: I will wait all required moments.

Mason: (after 22 minutes and 15 seconds of silence)  Cindy, you should murder Les Moore by plunging Harry Dinkle through his heart.

Cindy:  He will simply reform around the Dinkle, adding its mass to his own.

Mason: Damn it.




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16 responses to “The cat meows because wants food

  1. spacemanspiff85

    If Marianne giving Masone a peck on the cheek caused a huge scandal, wait till the press gets a hold of that high-schooler in hot pants he’s waving around in panel one.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    What an uplifting FW moment. As always, a FW character has to mindlessly repeat what we already know. Yes Mason, her CLIFF ANGER documentary was nominated, not one of her many OTHER documentaries. Geez.

  3. Jimmy

    Well, THAT’s a plot twist I didn’t see coming, BC.

  4. billytheskink

    Awards are certainly a joke when compared with this strip. By that, I mean the very concept of an award is much, much funnier than this comic.

  5. count of tower grove

    Hey man, dang ol’, dang ol’ Masone Jarre dang ol’ start dang ol’ ‘memberin’ man, he looks like dang ol’ Boomhower, an’ dang ol’ start mumblin’ like him, tell you what!

  6. Epicus Doomus

    (Cliff’s voice over footage of a very old and withered hand slowly straightening a crooked lampshade)

    “Well, after I was released after being unfairly imprisoned for being a smug commie fink, I hopped aboard a tramp steamer and headed to New York to begin my new life. Funny thing, I never actually was blackballed, I just, you know, kinda thought I was. So being a recluse for sixty years turned out to be completely unnecessary. If only I’d opened that mail. Oh well, at least it all turned out OK…eventually.”

    The End

    (Audience breaks into thunderous applause, many openly sobbing)

    spacemanspiff85: Seriously, talk about BanTom wish-fulfillment. That drawing is ludicrous, as is Mason’s pathetic groveling. I haven’t seen sniveling like that since last week.

  7. So….what category is she in the running for: “Best Long-Form Documentary About A Grouchy Pea Brain”? Also, does she not realize that it’s okay that she gets an award because her art form is meaningless to him?

  8. What really impressed the academy was the cinematography. The technique of shooting an interview scene with a hand-held 1990’s vintage videorecorder really allowed the audience to experience the feeling of dementia first hand.

  9. billytheskink

    If Marianne giving Masone a peck on the cheek caused a huge scandal, wait till the press gets a hold of that high-schooler in hot pants he’s waving around in panel one.

    Hey now, Mindy is in college these days…

  10. I can’t help but think today’s Crankshaft is directed at us somehow.

  11. Hitorque

    @billytheskink: That is really disturbing that a 54-year-old grandmother is completely indistinguishable from a 17-year-old high school senior…

  12. Hitorque

    Since we’re in “Everybody Gets an Award” mode, I guess the assclowns from DMZ are due for some kind of stupid celeb stalker award?


    CSHAFT – Sure you can. We don’t care for Tom Batiuk’s humor all the time. And despite his protestations…we are free to do so!

    FW – It’s amazing how much the bad artwork makes this strip a horror show!
    Panel – Pedo-Jarre!
    Panel 2 – Mason Jarre appears to be practicing to snag the role of the Joker in the next DC Universee Film. Better than Jared Leto, I guess.
    Panel 3- Mason Jarre finally strokes out and dies in a smiling death mask.. Fulfilling the ultimate destiny of every Funkyverse character.

  14. Comic Book Harriet

    In Crankshaft, no one could actually get through ‘A Fallen Star” by Les Moore. But Lillian gave it a good try after he hosted a book signing in her attic that no one attended.

  15. Granted, Cindy’s in great shape for a fiftysomething, but it’s doubtful that Masone could lift her like that with those puny arms.

  16. I ignored this strip for literally months, and we’re STILL on Cliff Anger! (dies)