Right. The taxi thing.

Link to Today’s Strip. 

Either Chester has two homes with one located in Ohio, (admittedly possible) or (more likely) Batiuk has forgotten that he established that Chester’s comics palace is located in New York.

Darin is actually referring to the elder Fairgoods, his adoptive parents! For the first time since last March. He called them ‘Mom and Dad’ then, but now calls them ‘The Grandparents,’ which is weird. Unless you’re a Funkysnark Addict or Batiuk Defender TrueFan, you will just assume that they’re visiting Darin’s grandparents.

And wow…that last panel…I haven’t seen nerdy homo-romantic chemistry between two allegedly hetero-males like THAT since Poe and Finn, Or Magneto and Professor-X. The Flash and Green Lantern. Frodo and Sam. Captain America and Bucky…

Huh, maybe Batiuk is actually intentionally referencing comics here…

It also took me second to get the ‘Uber’ joke. In my comicdom myopia I was associating it with the idea that Nichtize’s Ubermencsh was a inspiration for Superman, and the irony of Jewish comics writers appropriating a proto-Nazi concept. And also how creepy it was the vaguely Semitic looking Pete associating the ‘Ayran’ looking Darin with anything even tangentially Nazi.

And then I was like…ohhhh Uber….like the car thing…



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11 responses to “Right. The taxi thing.

  1. Epicus Doomus

    So NOW we have to wait for these two imbeciles to get to Ohio before we get to the long-awaited premise. These two dolts sure do get a lot of vacation time, you know? “The grandparents”…it took me a second to decipher that, as in the Funkyverse that could mean Lisa and Frankie, the Darlings and/or the Fairgoods, depending on BatHack’s mood.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    I’d be seriously shocked if the grandparents aren’t Les and Cayla.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    So Batiuk has spent a solid two weeks out of the 52 this year on nothing more than “Chester wants to talk to Pete for some reason”. This is making “Darin takes forever to open an envelope look fast paced.
    You know how Batiuk spends most of his blog rambling about old comics, and how they got him interested in comics? No little kid is going to be drawn into comics by this crap, Batiuk. This is the kind of stuff that would make a generation hate comics, and probably literature altogether.

  4. redsnifit

    I’m willing to bet that this whole thing with Chester was a red herring, and that the actual purpose of this is to serve as an excuse to put Pete and Les in the same house for some Wacky Hijinks. I wouldn’t be surprised if Chester isn’t mentioned again.

  5. Oh, goody. Not only do we have to wait even longer to hear Chester’s stupid plan, we get a week of Batiuk taking a creamy dump all over the Fairgoods because Derpwood is fixated on a woman who barely spoke to him in real life.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Nobody uses the word “Uber” in this context anymore. If Batty wants hip dialog, he could take 5 minutes to research it.

    • DOlz

      “If Batty wants hip dialog, he could take 5 minutes to research it.”

      Boy talk about a 1/4″ from reality.

      • Double Sided Scooby Snack

        These wealthy Hollywood movers and shakers can’t afford to rent a car in Ahia??

        Batty sez: “All the really cool and hip people call up Uber to ride around town.”

  7. Gerard Plourde

    Also telling is the fact that Darin’s invitation for Pete to tag along on a family trip is treated as something so normal that Jessica’s approval isn’t even necessary.


    The only way this makes sense is if they’re driving from California to Ohio. During unpredictable late winter/early spring weather with a toddler? Because air travel doesn’t exist in the Funkiverse?

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Have I ever told you I consider you to be my Uber pal?”

    “Yeah. Last time you were plowing my Uber.”