The Sinking Of The CSS Holly

Today’s strip makes it two strips in a row for Donna. That hasn’t happened in a good long while. Wait… Wait. Funky’s there, so this has got to be Holly.

Sorry about that. I’m sure the whole “Holly and Donna look alike” joke is wearing thin these days, but when they appear in back-to-back strips I think it is obligatory. At the very least, it sure hasn’t worn any thinner than jokes about old people getting older. What is Holly looking at on that computer anyway, a Punch and Judy fan site?

You know, I’m starting to think this week is a collection of deleted scenes from other week long arcs. It’s like getting a bonus DVD with Ishtar.


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15 responses to “The Sinking Of The CSS Holly

  1. Holly’s the one with the beige hair.

  2. And Donna is blobber. That’s why I call her Blobby McBimbo and Holly Fatty McBimbo.

    Yeah, this is the third or fourth week in a row Batiuk hasn’t progressed any of his sh!tton of unresolved storyline. It’s like watching monkeys try to write Shakespeare.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Poor billytheskink, the first SoSF guest host in quite a while to get saddled with one of MoTab’s infamous garbage dump arcs. I’m so, so sorry dude. Holly really should see Dinkle’s doctor, as perhaps her sudden blindness is the temporary kind, like with Dinkle’s hearing. DO NOT go to Lisa’s doctor, though…just don’t.

    It’s been a really long time since Batom’s done a “story” that even pretended to aspire to be anything above sub-moronic and now, as inconceivable as it seems, his jokes are actually getting stupider too. I can easily see the last three or four years of this strip consisting entirely of random silent panels featuring the characters doing nothing…in fact it might be a huge step up.

  4. billytheskink

    I considered and ultimately decided against picking at the logical issues with this strip (Holly has now-worsening vision issues but has NEVER worn glasses?) in today’s post, because there is little reason to ever think that much about a FW strip. That this thing managed to drive me to an Ishtar reference is bad enough.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    It’s also sort of bizarre and jarring how he went from doing a week’s worth of gags about a teenager getting zits to another week full of old people suffering from old people’s maladies. Who the f*ck is this thing for anyway?

  6. Jimmy

    Man, this is so timely. Our development team just figured out CSS.

    I cannot wait for the Flash and perl jokes.

  7. Oh, goody. The only thing this can be building up to is the living envying the dead.

  8. To reverse the old joke, if Holly can’t see shit then she better jam a glass eye up her asshole!!

  9. Professor Fate

    I think they should rename the strip “Funk Winkerbean or Why is it taking so long to die? “

  10. Comic Book Harriet

    How dare you malign Ishtar by comparing it to Funky Winkerbean?

    It might have been bad, but it wasn’t Funky Winkerbean bad. Ishtar was creative, had well defined characters, and the plot MOVED.

  11. Doc

    Does every woman in the Funkyverse have those weird little flips of hair as part of their hairstyle? Kind of looks like the little flips on the letter “L” in Funkyfonts.


    After watching Twin Peaks return this week, I find it amazing that David Lynch a guy who could easily mail it in if he wanted to …never does! He puts the same effort into making that episode as he did when he did Eraserhead. And he managed to learn new modern techniques and integrate the passage of time and new technology seamlessly into a story more than 20 years old. Regardless what you think of his work, David Lynch truly is dedicated to his art. Something Batiuk could learn.

  13. spacemanspiff85

    It’s weird how Batiuk has a blog that is about 50% babbling about comic book writing, and it apparently never occurs to him what a crappy writer he’s become.

  14. I think what we’re seeing here is Deadline Syndrome. When you start doing something that you like doing, there’s no problem doing it every day and turning it in when it’s due. Like a newspaper column, or writing a blog, or doing a comic strip. At first it’s easy.

    Then as time goes on, you’re more and more aware of that daily deadline, so you start to include whatever occurs to you, just to have a subject for the day. You really can’t experience anything without thinking, “Hey I could write about this for the column” and thus, you can’t really enjoy things for themselves.

    Finally you turn to random things, just to make the deadline. “Why isn’t Yeungling beer from China?” might be a hypothetical column, just based on all the beer cans around you. I bet I could get a column out of this, you think.

  15. @beckoningchasm I hear you. I was at a weekly newspaper for about ten years, so at least the two columns and 2000 words I was responsible for were only due weekly. But even then, I had to “pull a Batiuk” (retroactively coining a phrase here) on a number of occasions. At the time, I probably thought that my think piece on why touring bands favored Bud Lite over Miller Lite was column worthy. Because, deadlines. I probably could have done an op ed on college rock bands influenced by Funky Winkerbean and garnered an equally, uh, deafening response from my adoring readership. Thank god we didn’t have WordPress and online snark in the ’80s ‘cos I woulda been toast…