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Filed under Son of Stuck Funky
Tagged as Harry Dinkle, Morton Winkerbean, The Bedside Manorisms, trombone
Well, it isn’t as tasteless, morbid and offensive as yesterday’s strip was, but unfortunately it’s equally as funny. Batiuk is really spinning his wheels lately, it’s been week after week of really bad gag-a-day type stuff even as his dozens of dangling plot threads twist in the wind. There’s the normal half-assedness, of course, but there’s an extra layer of disinterest to it all lately. The lack of interest just seems to leap off the page, plus there’s a certain something about the new artwork that somehow makes these unfunny duds even more annoying. It’s tough to pin down, but there’s a resigned ennui to the strip lately, almost like he’s REALLY thrown in the towel this time. Maybe I’m wrong and it’s just a lull (within a forty-plus year lull) but I dunno, it seems more listless than ever right now.
Bedside Manor: home of the famous giant onion statue
What? No bricks? Someone’s not doing his job.
Giant onion – good one.
The only reason Batiuk sticks around IS because people tell him he should quit because he’s not doing himself or anyone else any good any longer.
Looks like BEdside Manor is in Downtown Cleveland, I thought it was in Weirdview.
@paul. Batty stays cause it is an easy gig. The authors of Mary Worth put in even less effort, check out the past weeks strips. Completely empty of content.
I thought the dude was in hospice?
“Only until the notes run out”. That’s great. Play it once and you’re done. Today you’ll get to bed early.
Interesting. Sure looks like Tom Batiuk’s “I will accept NO criticism!” attitude is allowing him to set Comics Kingdom policy.
What a sad legacy he’s weaving for himself.
Legacy implies people will talk about his work after he’s finished with it.
That’s right, isn’t it? Once he leaves the stage, it’ll be as if he never existed at all. THAT’S the depressing thing: he’s sound, fury and bad punchlines signifying nothing.
(June 18, 2017)