An old running gag
Pops back up in today’s strip
Oh goody, oh joy

The life and times of
Claude Barlow: Volume 7
Just volume 7?

Dinkle’s been working
On this Claude Barlow tome since
President Carter

“Up your nose with a
rubber hose”, but with Dinkle
you’d need oil pipe

Really? Duck Pond huh?
Barlow’s talent limited
Kinda like Dinkle’s

Dinkle’s productive
This is more writing than seen
From Les and Pete both


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

9 responses to “Hai-Quack

  1. I really, really hate Dinkle. I’m pretty sure I hate him more than Les, because at least Les gets shut down now and then (mostly because no one can understand the depth of his torment, but still).
    Dinkle, on the other hand, shows up and is just showered with acclaim. Completely undeserved, of course, but “Completely Undeserved” could be the motto of this strip.
    If Batiuk had Dinkle suffer a stroke, and be forced to watch winter work from his attic wheelchair, I’d give two cheers to Batiuk.
    Of course, that will never happen. All of the folks who never appreciated Batiuk will be punished, while those who thought he had promise will find fame forever in this detestable strip.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Dinkle arcs would be bad enough if they were all just marching band gags, but because he insisted on deafening, un-deafenning, retiring and relegating him to his current inexplicable role he always has to find some new (or used) sub-moronic way to work him into the strip. Thus he’s winning band candy awards, being shuttled around by nursing home patients and etc. The overall effect is more or less what you’d expect from a typical FW character, only stupider.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Oh no, I’ve always really hated these. I find it extremely difficult to believe he’s never used this gag before but I’ll be damned if I’m putting forth the effort to find out. This one had to be clanking around in that head if his for decades at least, if not full half-centuries. Blech.

  3. billytheskink

    Claude Barlow is to ballet scores as Jessica Darling is to documentaries.

    Got it.

  4. Charles

    So last week had a series of strips of two people watching television. This week will be of someone typing on a computer.

    Tune in next week to see someone listening to the radio!

  5. Typical Dinkle. He fixated on this tedious and inept failure Barlow and assumes that everyone wants to read the life story of a well-understood and neglected for a damned good reason total mediocrity.

  6. Max Power

    Wow that panel 2 shot of Dinkle also featured on the Masthead: Smug Level rivaling Les lecturing his students.

  7. Gerard Plourde

    I think this has to be one of those strips written to yank critics’ chains. There’s no real joke or pun here, Not even a six-year old would find this funny. It’s just pointless.

  8. Thec

    Bariuk is bored, lets get back to the Hollywood arc so he csn draw thd nearly 60 year old Cindy in a thong frolicking on the beach with Madon Jarr in between takes of the Starbuck Jones sequel