Banks for the Memories

Ah, comic strips about young people! SoSfdavidO here just loves them. Does anyone know of any they can point me to? Because from the looks of today’s strip we’re veering dangerously back into Crankshaft’s turf again.

In any case, so someone can get *some* pleasure out of today’s strip, here’s the song in question. It’s actually a rather enjoyable jaunty number.

Memphis Blues



Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

17 responses to “Banks for the Memories

  1. billytheskink

    For the second time in less than a year, Dinkle is treated to a free vacation because other people worked to raise money for one of his bands.

    As running gags go, this is both terrible and really, really weird.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Batom, please. These gags are even weaker than the premise, which shouldn’t be possible. You know how people always say how this or that “really brings history to life”? FW kicks history into an open grave and shovels dirt on it. If you look closely you can see the woman right next to Dinkle is hilariously lugging around her oxygen tank as they inexplicably all get out of the bus to gawk at an abandoned building, yuk-yuk. Or at least I think it’s abandoned, with that nifty shading effect on the windows (guffaw) it’s kind of tough to tell. Nicely done. And those bricks f*cking suck too, in fact it brings great shame to FW’s forty-whatever year legacy of exquisitely-drawn masonry. Draw the f*cking bricks right or get the f*ck out, New Guy. It’s not like the bar is set real high here or anything.

    Coming in late 2018: The Bedside Manorisms hit the road again, this time heading to New Jersey’s famed Stone Pony nightclub in lovely Asbury Park to play a gig for major label moguls. On the way, “Rosa” shows the gang around the very first Honduran rim and tire shop in Perth Amboy, then they stop on the side of the highway to gawk at a discarded truck tire.

    • Comic Book Harriet

      That oxygen tank is very important. Without it you wouldn’t know that these people were supposed to be any older that FUNKY WINKERBEAN himself!

      • Epicus Doomus

        He drew the oxygen tank…a detail NO ONE would have missed…yet completely blew off the bricks. Batiuk must be furious (in other words, mildly bemused). I mean I can barely draw a hot bath but even I could manage to get the goddamned bricks right.

        Coming in early 2019: the Dinkle trial begins, as Harry’s lawyer Lawrence Yurr mounts a idiocy defense against the five counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of bus theft.

  3. countoftowergrove

    BWAWHAWHAWHAWHAW! It’s funny because of W. C. HANDY! Sorry, Becky.

  4. It’s annoying that they find financial ruin fucking amusing considering that they’d die gruesomely without the Social Security the one percent wants to tank.

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    The bricks are back. We haven’t seen them in a long time.

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Everyone sharing a smirk. “Ha ha! That Walt! Always rambling on about Black stuff. Quick, let’s get back in the van…”

    • Comic Book Harriet

      Just waiting for Mort to say something that would have been benign in the 30’s, misguided in the 50’s, racist in the 80’s, and a macromicroagression now, like. “Wouldn’t you be more comfortable staying here Walt? With your own kind?”

  7. Rusty

    Next stop: Used comics book store.

  8. Epicus Doomus

    I normally refrain from “going there” but having the one black character being a knowledgeable blues enthusiast is pretty much as trite as it gets. If it turns out that he knows where the best “soul food” restaurant in Memphis is, I’m outta here.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Completely understand what you’re saying. Batty seems to be very comfy with stereotyping.

  9. Professor Fate

    I’m so glad that nobody at the nursing home needed the use of the van for a few days.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Even if they did, tough crap. Just like at the high school, the BAND rules this nursing home!

  10. LTPFTR

    Oh good, we’re going to have the Memphis blues Batiuksplained to us.

  11. hitorque

    Dinkle is making the pilgrimage to Graceland, right?? Doesn’t he always seek out the historic sites of the great performers any time he’s on vacation??