O2 Stupid

Prepare to re-enter the Funkyverse. Return all brains to the “off” position

Ho-ho-ho! Take THAT, airline industry! Always nickle and diming the hell out of the little guy, amirite? Luggage, peanuts, oxygen…is there anything those vultures don’t charge you for these days? Why I remember back in the day when flying was fun and glamorous and the sexy stewardesses would hand out food, booze, smokes and candy like it was candy…back before technology stole our souls and turned us into a nation of chullo-wearing….(zzzzzzzzzz).

Ooops, drifted off there. Yeah, it’s probably not the worst FW gag ever (as if) and the always objectionable Dinkle doesn’t say anything or contort his face into an obnoxious cackle, so there’s that. It’s pretty rare, so savor it.

Coming on Monday (minor spoilers): A distraught Becky stumbles into band practice. A student reminds her to sterilize her trombone mouthpiece.

“Band Director For Life Harry Dinkle’s plane was shot down over a large pig feces retention pond in North Carolina. It spun in…there were no survivors.”

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14 responses to “O2 Stupid

  1. spacemanspiff85

    The chocolate company is paying for the Dinkles to fly out to Belgium, right? So why are they so melancholy about it? I mean, damn, there’s more to life than sitting in the attic reading comics while your female brings you cookies.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    spacemanspiff85: Because he’s terrified. Dinkle can only function properly while in marching band-related circumstances, otherwise he’s utterly lost. For Dinkle (and his hapless long-suffering wife) being on an airplane is like showing a long-lost remote jungle tribe a smartphone. “Wait, where’s the reed go? Where is everyone’s batons? What do you mean I can’t sell candy to the other passengers?”. He has no idea what’s going on, just that he’s doing it to receive a marching band-related award.

  3. “Band Director For Life Harry Dinkle’s plane was shot down over a large pig feces retention pond in North Carolina. It spun in…there were no survivors.”–

    We can only hope. Dinkle, like Lisa, is a character who’s outlived his usefulness. Like most of the characters in this strip. He’s a obnoxious creep.

  4. billytheskink

    Dinkle should have flown United.

  5. spacemanspiff85

    I’m legitimately shocked Batiuk even remembered Harriet, and didn’t just have Becky and Dinkle fly to Belgium together.

  6. Oh, great. More angry beefing about the airlines because they treat Snowflake Jake like a normal mortal.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Well that was ok. I would have shown Dinkle struggling to not crap his pants as he realizes you have to pay to use the toilet. Since old people can’t use technology, this should provide for lots of zany laughs.

    I still can’t believe how inconsistent the artwork has become. Nobody can draw Dinkle’s wife? More proof Batty and team are doing the bare minimum.

  8. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    Ha Ha HA. How fucking funny! Let me guess you also have to tip the Federal Marshal on board so he doesn’t fall asleep on the job, too? Oh, Batiuk, you make Fuller House seem funny in comparison.

  9. Comic Book Harriet

    All in all, a pretty good day. The actual comic was borderline funny. Beckoning Chasm and Epicus had some great riffs on it. And I got to imagine a purple-faced Dinkle gasping like a fish as a surly stewardess denies him precious oxygen.

  10. It’s a joke right out of the Crankshaft playbook. It’s kind of sad when this is the best we can hope for in a Funky Winkerbean strip.

  11. Jim in Wisc.

    Ho-ho-ho! Take THAT, airline industry! Always nickle and diming the hell out of the little guy, amirite? Luggage, peanuts, oxygen…is there anything those vultures don’t charge you for these days?

    You’d think a big shot cartoon artiste like Mr. Thomas Batiuk would only fly first class, where everything is included in the price of a ticket.