All the Old Dudes

Sucks about Bill, but I doubt his absence should have much effect on the Bedside Manorisms’ sound. In a rare instance of continuity, the BMs’ current lineup is the same one they had when we met them two years ago: “Gimme Oxygen” Carl on trumpet; “Cataract Walt” on clarinet; Iris, whom I am taking to be the drummer because for some reason I imagine a drummer’d be more likely than our unnamed violinist to smoke “medical” weed, who remains; and of course ol’  Mort “My Alzheimer’s is But a Distant Memory” Winkerbean on the trombone.

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11 responses to “All the Old Dudes

  1. Richard Egenriether

    Too bad. The name Grateful Dead is taken.

  2. This just makes me angry. David Bowie was one of the seminal influences on modern music. “Funky Winkerbean” is a strip that has influenced no one, and should have been ended decades ago.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    What the hell? Why is Dinkle informing the band of this? Wouldn’t they have noticed or at least heard that Bill was taken to hospice, since they ALL LIVE IN THE SAME PLACE?!
    There’s some times when I honestly think I’m being mean or petty by making fun of this strip. And then Batiuk has a strip like this, where he completely ignores all logic and common sense so he can do what he and alone apparently considers to be a joke about an ELDERLY PERSON DYING and I realize I’ve been too easy on him, if anything.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    He and he alone, I mean.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    Hospice. The death of David Bowie. Old people. Yep, that’s the FW recipe for a real knee-slapper all right. There are probably precious few “writers” that could find humor in the combination of those three elements. Perhaps one day one of those writers will make themselves known.

  6. … wait, they weren’t already in hospice?

  7. billytheskink

    A reference to David Bowie’s passing… how timely.
    And now Mort has become a nesting doll, much to the surprise of Paul Williams.

  8. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “I’m afraid Bill has joined The Rolling Stones and will be touring with them next fall.”

  9. Maybe we should send a copy of this to Bowie’s son Duncan Jones. He could possibly do something about Batiuk.

  10. bobanero

    I see that FW has returned to its core values this week – band candy jokes, band candy jokes beaten to death, a lame attempt at being “with it”, and CANCER. What’s he going to do tomorrow? Maybe CANCER beaten to death?

  11. The only plausible explanation is that he was trying to be so offensive that David Bowie would actually come back from the grave to kick Batiuk’s ass.