I Don’t Like To Throw The Word “Hate” Around Casually But F*ck These People And The Horses They Rode In On

Link To The Nadir Of This Arc…So Far

I don’t even understand what this is supposed to be. OBVIOUSLY it’s a problem for him, I mean the f*cking guy is throwing away a lucrative Hollywood screenwriting career to “be closer” to the first and only woman who’s able to tolerate his presence for more than three seconds. It’s as desperate as it’s possible to be. Yet in spite of that SHE has been waiting around for seven-plus months to see the cretin again, a fact adequately explained by that terrifying expression on her face in panel two. Stop pretending you have options there, Mindy. It isn’t like Westview is teeming with eligible bachelors, if she passes on Pete she’ll be left to choose between Cody and Bernie and quite frankly IMO they’re both out of her league.

And to add insult to injury he has to end THIS annoying sub-arc on a “cliffhanger” too, because actually wrapping up even the dumbest sub-arc in a mere six days is apparently just too much work, I guess. If he manages to drag this out for yet another week it’ll mark two full months of this, which is probably some sort of FW milestone, or it would be if anyone cared enough to keep track of that sort of thing. Soon it’ll be like DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak, except far less impressive.

After four long weeks of the Atomic Comics mega-arc I’ve had enough. Stayed tuned for billytheskink who takes the wheel on Monday as well as a Very Special Guest Post tomorrow! Until next time….stay Funky!


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27 responses to “I Don’t Like To Throw The Word “Hate” Around Casually But F*ck These People And The Horses They Rode In On

  1. Great artwork yet again. She aged 40 years from panel 1 to 2. Doesn’t B(whatshisface) even check his own crappy work?

    • Epicus Doomus

      She looks like a small-town librarian scolding a patron over a missing book. She’s looked different in just about every panel so far.

    • Hannibal's Lectern

      Not to mention that Pete’s rotated his mouth parts in a way that requires at least one of his jaw joints to be completely dislocated. Is this BatHack’s way of subtly signaling the next major plot development: that Pete has been replaced by a reptilian alien? Could this explain why it was so easy for him to “write” the Xanaxian Menace script, because he actually IS a Xanaxian?

      Nah, that’d be way to interesting a development for this strip.

      • timbuys

        Yeah, that panel two depiction is the pits. Who folds their hands and puts them in the center of the table? Pete is right to recoil, even if, to be fair to Mindy, he ought to be threatened for his boorish behavior.

  2. DOlz

    You must still have a soft spot for these cretins because I’ve always heard the phrase was, “F*ck these people and the horses they rode in on and may the horse f*ck you.”

  3. countoftowergrove

    The payoff today was reaching the point of narrative to see the teaser of Mindy’s forlorn expression as seen in the splash.

  4. The Dreamer

    dump her Pete! she’s bad news! She’s a young Cindy Summers! and don’t move back to northeast Ohio, the armpit of the country and work for Chester the Chiseler!, stay in Sunny LA. doing movies! how will you feel if Lebron goes to the Lakers this summer and you are back in Westview at the same time? This idea of moving back and marrying her is two disasters in the making!

  5. Wish-fulfillment. WISH-FULFILLMENT. “The universe will bend to my will, because I WISH IT SO!”
    Wish-fulfillment. WISH-FULFILLMENT!!!
    I deal with these people all the time. It’s not funny, it’s not fun, it’s just sad. Very, very sad.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Needless to say, most women would be turned off by all this “I’M SUCH A FUCKIN’ LOSER!!” banter. But in Batty’s pointy little bald wish fulfillment head, Mopey Pete has met a girl who says, “I see you’re ugly as sin, I’ve watched you act like a dork, and I’ve heard you tell me your depressing tales of woe, but I LOVE YA, and will stick by you no matter what!”


      A Facebook friend of mine is CONSTANTLY posting status updates about how lonely he is, how women don’t give him enough of a chance and bypass him for “jerks,” and how desperately he wants to meet someone to marry. People try to tell him that kind of attitude is just making things worse, but he doesn’t listen. That’s how Batty is portraying Mopey Pete. But instead of excusing herself and backing away slowly to the door, Mindy will probably take Mopey on as a “project.”

      Wish fulfillment at its finest.

  6. Gerard Plourde

    “Apparently”? The answer abnormal person would give to the question is either “yes” or “no”. If Mindy accepts his answer she would benefit from therapy to enhance her self image. She should find an excuse to bolt now.

    • Gerard Plourde

      “A normal” (but maybe autocorrect is on to something)

      • Normality is not something one encounters there a lot. As by way of example, we are expected to accept sight unseen the fact that his last name changed at random.

    • Epicus Doomus

      I don’t really understand her reaction here at all. What was it about Pete’s idiotic “friend zone” comments that set her off? Is she angry because he never mentioned it before or is she angry about his apparent disdain for male/female friendships? WHAT was a problem before, his failure to obtain sex or his annoying sense of entitlement about it? As usual BatSplat was too busy weaving his story around terrible wry banter instead of weaving the wry banter into a story, like how normal people would, thus nothing makes any sense in the end.

      As far as Pete goes, I think the “joke” BatWad was angling for with Pete’s “apparently” is that poor hapless horny befuddled Pete must choose an answer that pacifies and wins Mindy over, as opposed to just giving her a real answer. Because “women” are complicated and impossible to understand, you see.

      And in a perverse way I almost understand Pete’s befuddlement, as thus far she’s found his cheapness, laziness and constant sarcasm endearing, only to have her suddenly morph into a stern schoolmarm over those very traits, just completely out of nowhere.

  7. billytheskink

    We think it can’t get any worse than this… but we haven’t seen any of the Atomic Comics stories Pete will most-assuredly write in the coming months years.

    Don’t be surprised if Issue 0 of The Incredible Mr. Dishrag is titled. “Banished To The Friend Zone”. You can be appalled, just not surprised.

  8. spacemanspiff85

    I guess the implication is that Mindy thinks Pete has been with a ton of women and he’s constantly getting dumped, or something, which is hilarious.

    • You’d think that her cousin Jessica would tell her about his past (or lack thereof) or something. You’d also think she’d see it written on his face that he’d last dated someone two presidents ago.

  9. Jimmy

    I would like to see a romantic comedy film penned by Batiuk. Even Tommy Wisseau would say, “WTF?! This makes no sense!”

  10. It would appear that she knows nothing at all about Chien. It’s only fair. Batiuk doesn’t know about Chien or Mooch Myers either and hasn’t known about them for a while.

  11. jp

    In panel two Mindy unhinges her jaw, preparing to swallow her prey whole.

  12. bobanero

    Guess who’s not getting laid tonight.

  13. Rusty

    Why can’t the new artist, who previously has done a lot of actual comic book work (correct?) draw these muppets in any consistent way? At least Batiuk had a handle on the characters, except for Durrrwood’s nose and Cayla’s race.

  14. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Uh oh. Has BurchHack been sniffing his nasty hair dye again?? Those are two completely different girls in panel 1 and panel 2. Maybe Burchboy needs to grab a seat next to Batty at a community college art course this Summer. Does Batty send Burchie a memo every week reminding him to make sure the artwork is at least at crappy as his own? Apparently so. Apparently so…

    And just when you thought the Friendzoning comment from yesterday was just a throwaway, we now see it’s something Batty needs to dwell on as a topic of its own. Batty aims for “Aw, poor Pete. Let’s give him lots of sympathy and compassion,” but unfortunately hits “Hey, ya ugly, annoying dork, just stick with comic books and dolls. Yecch.”

  15. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Um, Paul…”


    “Yeah, whatever. I’m demoting you back to e-mail. Hey, is that the time…?? I better get going… I have a… thing… so, hey, GREAT catching up with you, aaaand, you take care now, okay?”

    “I’ll text you!”

    “No… no… e-mail, okay? E-mail is… fine. Hey, gotta run! Have a great day!”

    “Oh, well. back in The Friend Zone for me!”