Did I Forget to Mention, Forget to Mention Memphis?

Home of Elvis and the ancient (band) geeks…Holiday greetings snarkers! It’s TFHackett, guest authoring for guest author SoSF David O.

A Sun session that lasted til sunrise, followed up with a night of fights and gunplay, finally catches up with the gang. Dinkle’s relieved to find the BM’s are nestled all snug in the van, ready for the 700-mile jaunt back to Westview. Sadly, fatigue will soon overtake Harry Dinkle as well; he’ll nod off behind the wheel somewhere along I-40 North, and all will be killed in the crash and subsequent explosion of Carl’s leaky oxygen tank. Thank you, Santa!

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9 responses to “Did I Forget to Mention, Forget to Mention Memphis?

  1. billytheskink

    It should be noted that, in the Batiukverse, “A Hundred Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” is said to have been written by Claude (or Clyde) Barlow, a composer that Dinkle is long been obsessed with and has been writing a still-unfinished biography of since about 1984.

    Seems like he would want to hear the song.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Perhaps he doesn’t approve of their version and feels it’s not up to his lofty standards. He’s a dick about everything else, so why not that too?

    • DOlz

      TB doesn’t know what hell is. Once on the way back from a field trip with first graders they sang “A Hundred Bottles Of Beer On The Wall”. The problem was they didn’t have a firm grasp on number order and for every verse they picked a number at random. I was never so happy to get the kids back to school.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    That’s right, Harry. The Manorisms are totally exhausted and fast asleep now, so they won’t be bothering you with their happiness and enthusiasm anymore. What an asshole. I hope they vote him out of the band, what’s he bringing to the table anyway? They can easily hire a nurse to hold their pills, Dinkle is annoying dead weight.

  3. He wouldn’t be able to hear them anyway because he’s supposed to be totally deaf now. We were supposed to find it poignant and ironic that a man who pretty much wasted his life on that band could no longer hear…..but then Batiuk tried walking that back just like he walked back Bull’s brain disease.

    Ah, well. At least we’re not on Crankshaft and getting glurge for Christmas.

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Of course Dinkle, Superman that he is, is not tired in the least. What a week this has been. Stay tuned for a sideways cover tomorrow!

  5. As Comic Book Harriet pointed out earlier, this is not how residents in an assisted living complex behave. They are tended by nurses to make sure they take their medications. They certainly don’t spend all night in a recording studio and then go bar-hopping.
    But it’s all part of this strip’s degeneration. Batiuk originally wanted the old people to be a source of pathos…and thus, awards. Sweet, sweet awards.
    Well, that hasn’t worked out for, what, ten years now. So I guess he’s going for wacky hijinks (in addition to boring all his critics to death).
    The problem is, Tom, in order to present wacky hijinks, there need to be hijinks and they need to be wacky.
    Hard to do when the focus of the arc is how awesome Dinkle is. Hijinks would be a distraction.
    Even so, I don’t think Tom Batiuk has a sense of humor anymore, so this new road is going to be an uphill climb for him.

  6. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “I told them they shouldn’t try to match Blind Willie shot for shot! Man, that guy can drink some bourbon!”

  7. jp

    It’s only the river…it’s only the river.