Today’s strip severely undersells the concept of miracles.

“Hmmm… we may have just gotten one.” For serious, Jeff, that’s your reaction to information that may well have just saved your son’s livelihood and your nostalgic obsession? Let’s try that line out in some other scenarios.

Al Michaels calling the 1980 Olympic hockey semi-final, USA vs. USSR:

“Eleven seconds. You’ve got 10 seconds. The countdown going on right now. Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles?

Hmmm… we may have just gotten one.

“You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate:

I believe in miracles
Where you from
Hmmm… we may have just gotten one

That old Xerox commercial:

Brother Dominic: Here are your sets, Father. The 500 sets you asked for.

Father: A miracle? Hmmm… we may have just gotten one.



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10 responses to “Miracu-lousy

  1. Epicus Doomus

    As billytheskink already pointed out, there’s no suspense for the reader here as we already know what’s going to happen, thus the only reason to read this is to witness this idiot’s reaction to what we already know. But as he’s not even a character in this strip, why would anyone want to do that? Truly baffling. You’d think that every once in a while he’d just accidentally end up telling a story in a normal familiar way but nope, it never happens.

  2. Doug Puthoff

    Why is it that Max look more like Conan O’Brien than the real Conan did a couple of weeks ago?

    But seriously folks, a casual reader of both FUNKY and CRANKSHAFT is probably wondering “WTF!? Why does Max have a beard? Why do Pam and Jeff look older?” If he’s told that the timejump in FW didn’t happen in ‘SHAFT, he’s probably thinking. “Wasn’t there a GAME OF THRONES reference a year or so ago in “SHAFT. And I remember there were drone in the ‘SHAFT Memorial Day strip a few weeks ago. There weren’t drones around ten years ago. And it’s been ten years since the timejump happened, but earlier this years Les looks as he did before the timejump. This is crap!

    • Saturnino

      Notice that’s there’s no ring on Max’s left hand. Also notice that Hannah is no place to be seen.

      It appears that Hannah wised up a long time ago.

  3. Doug Puthoff

    And doesn’t this strip have enough characters whose stories who be more interesting than a story that’s already a foregone conclusion, and whose character are imported from another strip? We’ve seen little of Cory since his wedding engagement, little of Summer or Cayla, and only one strip featuring Maddie since the high school class’s graduation. The only joy I get out of this strip is seeing how much more Batiuk can screw up.

  4. billytheskink

    You’re going to need a miracle this time, Max? How many times have there been? How many bridges have you burned in this town that none of your old survival tricks work?

    At least when Ralph was about to shut the theater down it was because he couldn’t afford a digital projector. What’s Max’s excuse?

  5. Here we are, watching three people from a strip I also don’t care much for under-reacting to an ass pull we already know about because Batiuk hasn’t the damnedest idea of what to do with characters that don’t remember the same Presidents he does.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Ok, so how much longer are they going to drag this out? Tomorrow will be 3 wordless panels, each showing a phone display with words on it, this will give clues. The final reveal will happen on Sunday with a sideways panel.

    • Rusty

      Sunday will be Jeff deciphering the message on his Starbuck Jones decoder ring. The new artist must spend a lot of time staring out the window of the studio.

  7. Max Power

    Look at how self-satisfied Max and Pam look after successfully rolling up a movie poster. Once the cast and crew of Starbuck Jones arrives at the Valentine the resulting Smug-splosion will level most of Ohio.


    “The Prince of Nigeria is going to give us $1 million dollars! We’re saved!”