Link to today’s comic.

Now we’ve devolved to a single panel, setting up a joke that could have been between any two Batiuk cardboard cutout mouthpieces. Both Crazy’s animosity and Chester’s condescension have been tossed aside to make a ‘topical’ reference.

According to BingeClock, it would take 2 days and 15 hours to watch all of Game of Thrones released so far. So is this running for a month of Saturdays? How do they decide where to start? I’m guessing they fast forward through any sex or gratuitous violence, thus getting the series down to 20 hours plus potty breaks and pizza runs downstairs. And who is attending this? Where are they sitting and watching? Spending 24 hours upstairs from Montoni’s, crouched on folding chairs in the dark, huddled around a flickering 1994 Trinitron TV, with Bernie, Bernie’s black friends, DSH and Crazy, eating cold pizza and drinking flat Mt Dollarstore, sounds like a recipe for Red Wedding levels of horror.

Also. This is a comic book store. Obviously they should have been watching The Walking Dead.



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11 responses to “Sadderday

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Yep, good ‘ol Topical Tom strikes again with another cutting edge pop-culture reference. A GOT marathon in that shitty little sweatbox of a comic book shop? Man, John will resort to just about anything to avoid spending time with Becky.

    Well, he did it. He spent the entire week on this irritating banter and these sub-moronic wordplay-based gags without even so much as dropping a hint about where this is “going”, for lack of a better word. Now when (if?) he finally gets to the premise he’ll repeat it every day for another week, so it’s a safe bet that whatever this is it’ll go on for at least three full weeks and you know they’ll be non-consecutive weeks too so it could very well be 2019 before we even know what the hell is going on here.

    • spacemanspiff85

      I’m leaning towards this going absolutely nowhere and this just being the end of this “arc”, honestly. Except this strip to go anywhere is giving Batiuk too much credit.

  2. Gerard Plourde

    A Game of Thones marathon at the store where high school kids hang out? I guess DSH wants to try for a corruption of minors conviction again. This time around, the result would be different.

  3. DOlz

    ” I’m guessing they fast forward through any sex or gratuitous violence …”

    Since its “Splatterday Saturday”, my guess would be all they’re showing is the gratuitous violence. He probably thinks any of Tyrion’s dialog is too complicated for anyone in Westview who thinks Les is a great writer.

  4. billytheskink

    I don’t know what Chester’s aim is in all of this, but he has spent a lot more time around these two than I would.

  5. I was right last Monday. This is gone on far too long, it’s as boring as Hell and it has nothing to do with reality.

  6. Rusty

    The only goal of this week was to show John and Harry actually “working” rather than leaning on a counter smirking all day. Or downstairs nursing a mug of that great Montoni’s Breakfast Blend.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Looking at how they’ve drawn the store, it looks like they’re kind of light on product and don’t really have space to expand, given that they also have dedicated space for a table where role-playing games happen. How is this operation profitable? It’s a good thing Becky pulls down a teacher’s salary.

  7. “Game of Thrones,” eh? Once again Batiuk proves there was never a Time Jump, just an Age Jump.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Yeah, forgive us for not waiting on you or trying to find out what you’re here to buy. We’re practicing looking busy in case we ever get a paying customer, or if the investigators try to find out if we’re running an actual business here.”

    “No worries, my good man. Actually, I’m here to purchase this run-down, shabby, God-forsaken establishment. I’ll give you FIFTEEN DOLLARS, and…”

    “SOLD! Where do we sign?”