Monday, October 2

Today’s strip

Boy, all you guys who said last week that this looks nothing like a museum and more like a library were more right than I suspect you knew. This disparity makes me wonder if, for all Batiuk’s reverence for “art”, he has even been to a museum, or a museum bookstore, at that.

Apparently this week we have to look forward to Les jabbering some more about Lisa to a rapt audience of no-one-we-know’s, although I do have to wonder who that odd person in panel one with the lanyard and the laptop is. Does Les have someone helping him out with this event who he hasn’t mentioned? Highly likely.

Anyway, anyone want to bet that we’re going to see some new revelation about Les’s relationship with Lisa this week? I’ll set the line at one revelation and take the under, but I know no one will go for it.

As for the punchline – meh. It is amusing imagining that Cayla’s speaking literally here, however. “Go get your voicebox crushed, you douche, so I don’t have to listen to you whine anymore.”



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15 responses to “Monday, October 2

  1. count of tower grove

    Less smirks. That’s all you need to know.

  2. erdmann

    “In fact, don’t stop there. Break your whole damn neck,” Cayla snarls after hanging up the phone.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Oh I’ll take a shot at his larynx all right…now where’s my crowbar? His “talk”? Les is going to “talk” about “Lisa’s Story” again? What on earth could possibly be left to say about the cancer book that hasn’t already been said hundreds and hundreds of times? Who could possibly want to hear this “talk”? Why is it taking place at a museum? Why are people there?

    And the most pressing question of all: did BatNom really think that larynx gag was a clever take on “break a leg” to the point where it merited an entire strip all to itself? Because if so…wow, things are even worse than I thought.

  4. billytheskink

    Are we sure he is talking to Cayla? The list of people who would want Les’ larynx broken is practically endless. And is it just me or does Les look like he is standing in front of a green screen?

  5. ian'ssdrunkenbeard

    I’m surprised that FW is still running in the funny pages. When people are trying to sell a bunch of crap, the paper runs it in the classified section

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Been like this for years. Once you achieve the difficult task of getting your strip syndicated, you can set back and dial it in. All of the old strips are worn out but the syndicate still pulls in the dough and so they stay–it’s easier to do this than take a chance on something new.

      But when Batty leaves the newspaper comics safe space and tries to do something on the outside, like sell books, or break into the comics industry, then suddenly success is not that easy and few seem interested in his work.

  6. Spacemanspiff85

    Cayla? Come on. I think it’s far more likely he’s having a conversation with Lisa.

  7. We’re probably in for a week of what Batiuk thinks are stupid questions that turn out to be anything but owing to his advanced case of recto-cranial inversion. Simply put, someone as isolated as he is from the real world isn’t going to recognize a good point if it bites him on his smug, stupid ass.

  8. sgtsaunders

    I think I have it figured out. Les’s Stank Yellow Shirt™ is responsive to Les’s bullshit output level. Noting that it’s always yellow in his classes, here it is yellow in P1 where he lays the petty rap on Cayla, and when he eases up in P2, it’s white. When his “talk” revs up the shirt will become as yellow as ten thousand bananas. You just watch.

  9. Professor Fate

    Ah more Lisa Lisa , But by now, as others have noted, other than Les telling these fine folks what her bone marrow tasted like what else can he say about her?

  10. bobanero

    So Les is going to be carrying on this week like he’s some kind of great author, when he’s basically written some nonsense about John Darling that nobody read and then wrote the same book three times. Lillian should really be giving the talk. It seems like she’s accomplished a lot more.

  11. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Oh, the Great Writer is giving a “talk.” Only in Batty’s pointy little bald head would people not only buy a book like this, they’d also actually want to talk to a pukey guy like Les.

    I can imagine how such a “talk” would go.

    “So anyway, Lisa died and I’ve been depressed ever since. I knew everyone would want to know all about it, since I’m the only guy in history who has ever lost a wife, so I wrote these books, and that was very hard to do because writing is very harrrrrrd. Any questions?”

    “Yes, Mr. Moore, my husband died, also of cancer, and for many years, I…”


    “But I was only…”

    “GO!!! NOW!!! So… Any more questions…?”

  12. The Dreamer

    I think it’s about time for Les’s psychotic hopelessly in love with him exteacher (who Les saved from killing herself when she was a student and who later lost the sweepstakes to be the second Mrs. Moore and had to quit when a selfie of her kissing Les appeared) to reappear Coming back to steal Les from Cayla Fatal Attraction style!