The Purity of Fandom is Never Tainted by the Coin of Commerce.

Link to today’s strip. Note: Comics Kingdom has finally awakened.

First of all, let me apologize for recycling a phrase for a blog post title, but I must confess I liked that phrase so much that I thought it deserved a bit of immortality.  Surely, if Tom Batiuk can resurrect the moronic whimsy he concocted when he was ten years old, I can re-employ a phrase from just last week.  Especially when mine is so much better.

Sunday’s strip was not available for preview, probably because it’s terrible and extra time would just mean extra critiques.  My guess this time is that we’ll remain with The Story of Chester Hagglemore, Bounder and Cad, Volume Eighteen, but every time I guess at these things it’s like Bullwinkle trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.   Except Bullwinkle was funny.  This strip…not so much.

So, here’s a nice painting of the seashore.

Speaking of funny, thus ends my time in the Cylinder of Despair; taking over, starting tomorrow, your master of ceremonies will be Epicus Doomus.  His posts are guaranteed to be funnier than this comic strip.  While admittedly that’s not much of a stretch, Epicus definitely brings the entertainment…while certain cartoonists we might name adamantly refuse to do the same.  Hail Epicus!


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

28 responses to “The Purity of Fandom is Never Tainted by the Coin of Commerce.

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Thanks BC! Right now the Sunday strip is still unavailable, as the link leads to last week’s Sunday strip, the one with Buck and Bull and the slanty football field. How long before anyone notices?

  2. billytheskink

    All the time jumps have warped space-time to the point that the strip is now in a time loop.

  3. billytheskink

    CK’s still on the fritz, but I got a scan of today’s strip from my print paper.

    Pretty straightforward gag, no (cinnamon) twist…

    • Doghouse Reilly

      Thanks! I was afraid I’d miss my daily dose of pap. Why is every room in their house lit up? Does Funky own stock in the electric company?

    • countoftowergrove

      Todd Bottock doesn’t look at almanacs. The moon is waning today. It was full on the first and will be again on the 31st.

  4. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Funky’s father and Dinkleberry’s wife sit two feet from the TV. Riveting.

    Last week’s episode was unfunny the first time, and it’s unfunny today. Still better than this dreck.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      By the way, Batty wants us to see they live in a big Successful Business Tycoon house, but they have an $80 19” TV sitting on a coffee table??

  5. @billytheskink, thanks for the scan! Wonder what’s up at Comics Kingdom. No doubt the switchboard over there is being bombarded with calls from irate Funky readers who demand their Sunday strip. I can’t find the earlier strip where we learned that Funky’s ringtone is the Beatles’ “You Won’t See Me.” I’d wager it’s the Anne Murray version tho’. I was also going to ask here if “cream sticks” are an Ohio thing, but Google answered that before I could even finish asking.

  6. Gerard Plourde

    What a stretch to make a joke out of “Do Not Call”. And, with the understanding that the Funky timeline is extremely fluid, isn’t it weird that Funky, who is supposed to have graduated in 1988, would be a fan of pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles music?

    • countoftowergrove

      But Funky was in high school in 1972, hence it’s possible he would a fan of pre-Pepper Beatles.
      Now, please excuse me because I must now go to the donnecker and stick my finger down my throat for having defended Funky Winkerbean.

      • Gerard Plourde

        You’re right and given the fact that the first time jump occurred in 1992 consider the implications of the citizens of Westview consistently voting down the school levy.

  7. Gerard Plourde

    Also, “You Won’t See Me” isn’t available as a ringtone from iTunes.

  8. Great. We wait all day for something that might as well been the product of the Archie Joke-Generation Laugh Unit 3000….and that’s probably going to be the month’s high point.

    • spacemanspiff85

      It’s not a terrible gag (which makes it one of the best Funky Winkerbeans ever) but it always annoys me how Batiuk stretches strips like this into a Sunday strip when they really don’t need to be and don’t gain anything from it.

  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Note to syndicate: no need to pay for fresh strips, just re-run old strips. Nobody can tell the difference.