SosfDavidO here, and Tombat is milking this recording session for the entire week at least as it bleeds into the usually stand-alone Sunday strip. In today’s strip we at least made it to the inside of the studio, where a ham-fisted bit of dialog informs us that the gentleman wearing his sunglasses at night is blind. Just so no one forgets, he even has his disability front and center in his name! We don’t go around calling Becky “Ol’ Miss One-Arm” do we? or refer to Mr. Dinkle as Mr. DeafDinkle?
In any case, I’m going to pretend Mr. Washington is facepalming and not covering his eyes because that would make no sense at all, unless he’s faking blindness like Harry’s faking deafness.
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Wonderful. “Let’s take a barely functioning group of people and make them wacky seniors who do stupid things.” It’s elder abuse by proxy.
I’ve got to hand it to Batty, super weird beats super boring.
a ham-fisted bit of dialog informs us that the gentleman wearing his sunglasses at night is blind.
I thought it was so he could, so he could keep track of the visions in his eyes.
Obviously they needed an elementary-school level sign underneath that tape and then everyone would have left it alone.
Anyway, if this story goes another week (and it will because we’re all in hell now), I want to see Dinkle try to force some cocaine on Mort in order to keep him alert and performing when their studio time is running out, and when Mort refuses, Dinkle beats him to death with his trombone.
So this storyline can still be saved, is what I’m saying.
“Obviously they needed an elementary-school level sign underneath that tape and then everyone would have left it alone.”
They could have painted it on the floor or better yet since it was so important inlaid it into the floor. Of course that’s what folks with two brain cells to rub together would have done.
“And right here, on this very spot, Gaspin’ Willie Deever’s last oxygen bottle ran out. As he was dying he wrote “Suffocation Blues”, later covered by Paul Revere and the Raiders.”
Does anyone else suspect that “Connie” is really 85-year-old Wanda from Baby Blues?
“Blind Willie Washington, meet Deaf Harry Dinkleberry and Demented Mort Wankerbean. After we’re done, we’re taking you back to Ohio with us, where you can meet Creepy John Howard, Stump Arm Becky Howard, Fat Funky Wankerbean, Even Fatter Holly Wankerbean, Punchable Les Moore, and Ain’t Black No Mo Cayla Moore.”
So is this his way of getting back at us for making fun of his taped-up signs?
“Now befo’ we starts recordin’, I just wanna light up a cigarette here…”
“NO, Blind Willie! Our trumpet player is using ox…”
Coming tomorrow: Dinkle brings the gang to the crossroads, where they all sell their souls to Satan in exchange for blues fame. I suppose we should all be thankful that BatNom visited Memphis and not Compton…”and on this very spot, Eazy-E jacked up his very first crack dealer”. A blind African-American bluesman…yeesh, that’s trope-i-er than any trope has a right to be.
From the looks of things in panel 5, they’re still using the original 1950’s mixing equipment too.