The Power of Negative Thinking.

Link to Today’s Comic.

Wow, this is the exact same philosophy my dad takes with sports. He will run his favorite team down and ‘bet’ on the worst outcomes all secretly in the hopes that this ‘anti-jinxing’ will tip the odds in his favor. It’s kind of endearing when my dad does it, because my dad isn’t an asshole.

Give Cayla points on being well aware of the weird, facetiously self-deprecating, magical thinking of her husband. She knows what a smug depressive he is, and so far she’s stayed with him anyway. Maybe she has some kind of really fringe sadomasochistic fetish about being with an insufferable twat.

Crazy Harry’s opera glasses are an interesting touch. The art yesterday didn’t seem to indicate the room was that massive, so Harry must be blind as a bat.


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17 responses to “The Power of Negative Thinking.

  1. billytheskink

    Les never needs to prepare remarks about his Lisa paraphernalia, self-serious pap just naturally flows from his open mouth.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Still paying homage to Lisa, all these years later. Batiuk, I mean, but Les too, obviously.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    If you had told me back in 2010 that in eight years Batiuk would still be on his “Lisa’s Story” victory lap I’d have definitely believed you. Never before has someone worked so hard to convince everyone that something so mediocre and trite was so beloved and treasured. Now the cancer book is winning prestigious comic book awards despite not even being a comic book at all. Perhaps next it’ll win the Heisman then get a handful of Tony award nods or good measure.

    It would have made more sense if one of the Atomik (ugh) Komix titles won an award, seeing how they’re comic books and all, but nope, he’s flogging that f*cking Lisa story again in his usual maddeningly passive-aggressive self-aggrandizing way of his, much like how his loathsome avatar is acting today. What a sad and pitiful display, even his bizarre comic book dream scenario fantasies are full of boring predictable old tropes and clunky stupid dialog, with his “groundbreaking” ultimate prestige arc hovering above it all, all the time, like it forever validated him as an artist and gave him the luxury of just coasting on its laurels forevermore.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Well Cayla, whatever remarks Les might make, you are not going to be in them. Even if he thanks his wife, you’re not the one that counts.

  4. Charles

    You can fuck off with your false modesty any time, Les. Any time at all.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Batiuk’s false-false modesty is even more annoying IMO. Behind his avatar’s childish patter is that insatiable need to bask in that stupid Lisa story again, a story he’s been working overtime to mythologize since the day it ended. Now he’s resorting to giving Lisa’s Story fictional awards from real organizations, once again jumping all over an opportunity to remind everyone about the time he wrote that one groundbreaking story that time. IMO it’s just unbelievably obnoxious.

      • Professor Fate

        This so much this. He keeps milking this storyline until you can almost hear it moo with pain. It’s infuriating on a level. He keeps acting like he’s invented the wheel or something “I proved comic strips can handle serious issues” No you proved that you can write about serious issue but you ham fisted clumsy story telling gets in the way.
        And just a side note here – why isn’t Summer here? I mean she’s the daughter of the blessed dead St. Lisa from who’s death Les has forged a pretty nice writing career all things considered. So why isn’t Summer here? Her discovery of Lisa’s diary saved Les from his crippling writer’s block in writing about the first part of Lisa’s life so what gives? I mean it’s not like she actually has to leave Kent State it’s just bloody ink man really. It’s really amazing who has been dropped down the memory hole in this strip.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Right. And who gets to bring two guests? And if you did, wouldn’t you bring Lisa’s f’n daughter. Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

  5. It’s bad enough that we have to watch him boast about following the worst and stupidest path ever without having to contend with Les’s awkward phrasing. The Lord Of Language ought to have been hanging from a sour apple tree long ago if his spoken English is this clunky and round-about.

  6. @Charles: You can fuck off with your false modesty any time, Les. Any time at all.

    Even in his damn daydreams…

  7. Hannibal's Lectern

    Those aren’t opera glasses; they’re virtual reality goggles. Harry’s tuned out of the award ceremony and is watching porn.

  8. Crazy Harry’s opera glasses are an interesting touch. The art yesterday didn’t seem to indicate the room was that massive, so Harry must be blind as a bat.

    More than likely someone in charge saw Les Moore, and had his table moved out to the parking lot.

  9. It’s hard for me to believe that the malevolent god that rules the Funkyverse could be so easily fooled.

  10. Jimmy

    I actually liked the opera glasses in today’s strip. They seem to be an odd touch of whimsy for a strip that is so serious about itself.

    • Jimmy

      Harry’s disembodied head, however, was a bit disturbing.

      • Jimmy

        OK, last comment on this, I promise. Judging by Harry’s position across from Jessica, and her low-cut dress pictured in Monday’s installment, Harry is taking this dinner to Perv Level 10.