Un-A-Track-Tive

Link to today’s strip

Look at that first panel, it just screams “I have nothing here”. And whaddya know…he doesn’t. Unless you consider today’s bit of woeful wordplay to be “something”, which I do not. Still though, after two weeks of marching band gags I’m willing to accept this one even in spite of Dick Facey’s loathsome presence. What a dick.

And that’s it for me, fellow snarkers…stay tuned for the Funk-tastic snark stylings of billytheskink, who hopefully manages to avoid the onslaught of band gags that haunted me this time around!

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10 responses to “Un-A-Track-Tive

  1. It took me a moment to figure out that “tracklemated” was meant to be a pun on “acclimated”–seeing the word written down that way, the natural instinct is to pronounce it “track-ell-mate-ed” rather than “track-li-mate-ed.”

  2. spacemanspiff85

    “Fingers don’t fail me now”? What the heck? That is something I never want to see someone who’s alone with Les saying. I think, maybe, it’s supposed to mean that Funky is counting the number of laps he’s run on his fingers? Even though visually, he clearly isn’t? I get so tired putting more thought into this strip than its creator does.

  3. Funky and Les running: another trope that needs to be retired.

    And the big problem with puns like these and they don’t rely on the characters. The puns sound like something that could be put in FRANK AND ERNEST. Not to mention the fact that Batiuk has about 200 story engines he could use besides beating this trope down again.

  4. 1966tvbatman

    Something in the way Bat writes…
    makes me retch like no other reader…
    Something in the way Bat writes…

  5. billytheskink

    Big smirk from Les at Funky’s misery in panel 2, but little reaction to his pun in panel 5? Give Funky a courtesy smirk at least, Les, he’s put up with much bigger groaners from you.

  6. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Smirks – Check!

    Douche-burger-ey head band – Check!

    Sweat beads – Check!

    A long stretch for an unfunny punch line – Check!

    Grunt! Plop! Another Sunday strip pinched off!

  7. Given that the last running strip led to an arc that had Funky ‘confirm’ that his life was bleak, hopeless and futile, I’d almost rather watch the cheese slip of the One Armed Flunky’s cracker.

  8. I thought same thing as Eric-TB misspelled his own word! Hey TB, even if you make up words, you still have to follow basic rules of spelling. We ain’t in France, or Belgium, ya know.

  9. Don

    There’s something in the first panel – a reason to comment that either Ohio high school football rules use very small end zones, or there’s a yard line or two missing from that field

  10. Gerard Plourde

    One thing that continues to mystify me is Funky’s obesity. He runs, he works out at a gym. How is this possible? If he maintained the weight that BaTom assigns him,he wouldn’t be able to do what he does. Conversely, if he actually maintained that regimen, he wouldn’t be as fat as he’s depicted.