Just Put It On My Bill

SosfdavidO here, and I can’t resist a bad duck pun anymore than Tombat could apparently resist not sharing the Wes Anderson-esque tradition that the actual Peabody Hotel still carries on. Why? Because ducks are droll and shit less than geese.

So if you’re looking at today’s strip and wonder if you’ve accidentally stumbled into a Mark Trail comic instead, rest assured, it’s just Tombat and his artist friend trying their hand at whimsy. Far be it from this sentimental old coot to admit it’s pretty charming, all told.

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24 responses to “Just Put It On My Bill

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Oh man that’s a truly bad pun. So that one guy “relates” to ducks? Uh, sure, whatever you say. Good thing they didn’t visit the local reptile house, I suppose.

    • billytheskink

      I think that is Dinkle saying he relates to the duckmaster, whose cheery marching of ducks to a gentle fountain somehow reminds him of his megalomaniacal marching of the Westview band through monsoons and Russian winters.

  2. comicbookharriet

    Critical research failure, Batty. Too many ducks! Website says five. Dislike. Unsubscribe. I’m never checking your travel vlog again.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    I have a real strong feeling we’re not going to see any of the actual recording session. Probably in six months we’ll just see that one of the band members has died and there well be a sideways Sunday closeup of the album cover being played at the funeral.

    • bobanero

      Either that or we’ll spend the entire next week in the studio making non-jokes and discussing the less interesting points in the history of Sun Studios.

  4. I knew it. He’s making Memphis boring and stupid.

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Ok, so I learned something new today. I learned that his puns aren’t getting any better.

    I wonder if Batty talks like this at home.

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Tomorrow: “And these are couple of Memphis police officers. Note the smart blue uniforms and shiny badges! They have arrested some of the most famous performers in rock and roll history!”

    “We’re looking for a Harry Dinkleberry and a group of patients from a nursing home in Ohio. Seems they stole a van and walked off the property without permission. Would that be you? We’re gonna need to see some ID, please.”

    “Next I’ll show you the Memphis precinct lockup. Spent many Friday nights there.”

    “Ducats!”

    “BOXCAR!”

  7. Gerard Plourde

    Ducats? Has the author been listening to “Damon Runyon Theater” on Sirius/XM’s “Radio Classics” channel?

  8. bayoustu

    Nice of Funky to make the trip down to Memphis- too bad it was only to deliver this dreadful attempt at a pun.

  9. Smirks 'R Us

    This week of hilarity brought to you by the Memphis Tourism and Visitors Bureau

    Meanwhile at the offices of the Bureau, the tourism CEO is staring in disbelief at the comics page “I think we’ve made a huge mistake”

  10. Jimmy

    I just want to know why Funky made the trip instead of his pops.

  11. comicbookharriet

    Apparently drummer poncho camera wifi lady has been wandering around Memphis dressed only in a poncho with no pants…and in this panel it appears her bloomers have fallen to her feet.

    Bet that camera doesn’t even have film in it.

    • comicbookharriet

      ALSO. The people to the left of the fountain I think are supposed to be real spectators, but they were scribbled so horribly that the colorist decided to paint the same color as the walls. It looks like some kind of awful fresco.

      • ian'sdrunkenbeard

        Brava! An awful fresco.

        Dinkle can’t help shouting, “Goddamit, straighten up that line! Get in step, idiots!”

  12. I know the plan is to make the strip so boring that the critics give up, but good grief, Batiuk–ease up on that pedal a bit.

  13. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Just a bunch of nursing home patients out on the town like it’s a high school field trip. No nurses. No aids. When they get back to Ohio, look for them to pack their things and move out of Bedwetter Manor, and dis-inherit whatever evil kids stuck them in there for absolutely no reason!

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