Les keeps going. Imagine that

So today Les keeps mashing on the copier, like an unmajestic silverback gorilla, as if mashing it is going to make his problem of blowing through his alloted copies go away.

But it’s panel two that’s the true majesty. Look at that thing. He’s got the aforementioned unflattering angle focusing on his baldness. He’s got the loosened tie that’s supposed to make him look unpretentious and hip but instead makes him look like an unprofessional slob. His eyes are tightly closed like a six year-old’s who’s on a whining binge because his parents didn’t get him the right Christmas present. And finally, there’s that finger that he’s waving as if he’s in any position to lecture his boss about his own wastefulness.

And there’s one more thing, of course. You’d think a guy who’s supposed to be some sort of accomplished writer would be detail-oriented enough to determine from the posted rules whether making a double-sided copy constituted two “clicks” or one. But Les is not that guy.

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22 responses to “Les keeps going. Imagine that

  1. Again, I apologize, but I actually enjoyed this. It’s honestly refreshing to see Les dressed down like he’s just an ordinary sack of excrement, and he’s not given ANY points for how his wife died. If, on Friday, Bull shows up and bullies Les into a locker or something, I’m pretty sure this strip will make me smile unironically.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Finally, a hero emerges from the boring lazy swamp of the Funkyverse, a character unafraid to quickly put Les in his place with vague unspoken threats of violence. It’s about goddamned time too. Everyone forgets that it wasn’t just the unbearable smugness, the obnoxious sarcasm, the disdainful sneering or his ridiculous Delicate Genius act that made Les Moore the single most detestable character in the history of fiction. He was a real wuss too, a groveling sniveling supplicant and despite his recent hiccups the New Guy nails it in panel three, as I haven’t seen Les that terrified in ages. It quite frankly warms my heart. If Nate punches Les I’m sending BanTom a Valentine’s Day card.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Please lead to Les getting fired, please lead to Les getting fired, please lead to Les getting fired . . .

  4. billytheskink

    I think I see the problem, Les “specifically set the counter to print double-sided” and that is not at all what a counter does.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    Also, while making double-sided copies saves paper it does not reduce the amount of ink/toner used.

    • spacemanspiff85

      This is the really weird part about this, to me. The issue clearly isn’t the number of pages he’s allotted, it’s the number of clicks. So what does printing double sided matter?

  6. Go on, dummy. Rage quit. I freakin’dare ya!

  7. Chyron HR

    “I’d appreciate if if you’d stop saying ‘cucks’.”

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Les portrayed as a balding, clueless, buffoon. This is the best story arc in 2018! We all know it was ghost Lisa stealing the clicks.

  9. bobanero

    I’m somehow guessing that we (the readers) are supposed to be sympathizing with Less here, as this evil counter/click technology is interfering with the execution of his very important job, and by extension depriving Westview High School students of a valuable education experience. The plan backfires, however, as most readers know the truth – Less has nothing but contempt for his students, and only sees his job as a place to spend time between book signing junkets. The important document that he is trying to make copies of is probably a copy of the same test that he’s been using for the past 10 years.

  10. comicbookharriet

    Draw a goatee on Mickey Rooney playing I. Y. Yunioshi in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’…and you’ve got Les Moore in panel two.

  11. Professor Fate

    I don’t know what Les is talking about nor do I especially care. I do wish to see Nate beat him senseless however.

  12. hitorque

    1. Was Les printing his new book from the copier, or did someone steal his ID#? Because the copier allotment for a large high school must be too high to even approach in normal circumstances…

    2. Of course the grown man solution to this is to find one of the dozen staffers whose responsibilities require them to make little to no copies and ask to use their account for the day…

    3. Remember right before he retired Bull was having all these roid rage outbursts that were a concern for everyone at Westview? Les shouldn’t get a pass here, even though we all know damn well that he will…

    • I would not bet on the copier allotment being too high for normal circumstances, actually. My expectation would be that the allotment gets lowered to the point that a regarded-as-tolerable number of teachers run out each month.

      But yeah, a grownup would have a friend who didn’t have so much to copy this month. Or who the staff liked well enough to let use the administrative code, which by the way is 00000.

  13. Doc

    Do people lose their teeth and get bright red tongues when they get angry in Westview?

    BTW, Les, suck my CUCK!!

  14. Don

    Paper is cheap. Toner, on the other hand, is expensive. How soon before Les is told that a double-sided copy is two “clicks” because of this?

  15. countoftowergrove

    “Inside voice.” Another lame attempt at word smithing by Todd Bottock.

  16. countoftowergrove

    Dashing urbanite that I am, I’ve not heard this before, and I work in a hotbed of political corecctness!