Un-Tidal-ed Claude Barlow Project

Today’s strip features a pun so tremendously corny that Dinkle had to pause for a second while typing it up to… uh, take notes on it? Maybe he had to write it down because it was so bad it crashed his WordPerfect AND broke the “oy” tag on Comics I Don’t Understand.

Oh, and here’s a remarkably prescient strip of Dinkle doing his Clade Barlow shtick way back in 1981, shortly before Ronald Reagan’s inauguration.

FW1-7-81

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15 responses to “Un-Tidal-ed Claude Barlow Project

  1. spacemanspiff85

    I’m honestly shocked, given that rant about iTunes a few years ago, that Batiuk knows what streaming music is. Although honestly he wouldn’t have to for this strip, he’d just have to know that it’s a phrase that exists.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Well, at least Tom’s nationally syndicated vanity project made HIM laugh, which is apparently the entire point this week. I mean my God man, what can you even say? I assume he has an entire filing cabinet full of these things, which means he could conceivably keep FW going for hundreds of years if only that were possible.

  3. billytheskink

    Stephan Pastis’ Sunday Pearls Before Swine puns have less labored set-ups than this one.

  4. At least this keeps him from finishing his ballet score based on the Sousaphone.

  5. Chyron HR

    So what exactly do they put in that band candy, and how do they get it into the country?

  6. Gerard Plourde

    “I assume he has an entire filing cabinet full of these things”

    I’m afraid that could very well be true. And a bunch of them are probably as forced as this one is.

  7. sgtsaunders

    Regarding torture, the GitMo waterboarders have nothing on H.K. Dinkle. After today’s episode, I’m ready to confess to damn near anything just to make him stop.

  8. bobanero

    It’s not a terrible joke, actually, but the set up is horrendous and completely overshadows any amusement that can be gleaned from the pun. I guess he’s going to continue with his futile pursuit of capturing the magic of the old strips for the next four years.

  9. comicbookharriet

    The hydraulis, or water organ, was invented by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. It used the flowing of water, sometimes from natural streams, to force air through the pipes.

    Learn your freaking music history Dinkleberry!

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    When I understand why Dinkleberry interrupts his typing to write on a pad, then goes back to typing, I’ll understand everything.