Pair-able of the Sour

Fair or unfair, the military briefing-college class parallels continue in today’s strip. Wally and Adeela are bad at engaging others in conversation. Professor Forehead makes Ralph from Sally Forth proud by assigning a group project on day one so he doesn’t have to spend any time at all lecturing these students. Buddy may have disappeared… I’m sorry that I am just recapping the strip, but I don’t know what else to say here.

What will happen when Wally and Adeela finally speak to each other (presumably) three and a half weeks from now? The suspense is mildly irritating me.

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25 responses to “Pair-able of the Sour

  1. Gerard Plourde

    So in TomBa World, college students rostered for a class all automatically know each other and can sort themselves into two partner groups immediately upon receiving the syllabus on the first day? It apparently doesn’t matter what subject it is, it’s just a thing that happens.

    And, yes, Buddy having made his cameo appearance, has vanished completely.

    This doesn’t even reach the level of “mailing it in”.

  2. erdmann

    Buddy has left the building. He knows what’s coming, having seen it all before, and wants no part of it.
    It will start innocently enough with Wally and Adeela assigned to work together on the class project. Then, one late night, there will be complications: a glance, a touch, a kiss. Before long, they will be exploring darker passions, engaging in acts of increasing depravity and danger.
    By the time their mangled, entwined remains drop from the rafters of the park gazebo during a Bedside Manor band concert, Buddy will be living a new life with a new family hundreds of miles away. He will never look back; he knows there will be nothing to see.

  3. countoftowergrove

    I spent six years in the army, three in the infantry and until today I never, ever saw a tent (general purpose) being held together with scotch tape!

  4. billytheskink

    Raffi’s shows are usually better than this…

  5. The Nelson Puppet

    In other Komix News, Jeff Goldblum has agreed to star in Quentin Tarantino’s dark reboot of “Jughead Jones”!

  6. Paul Jones

    Take your seat, Blatantly Contrived Coincidence.

  7. Chyron HR

    In tomorrow’s strip he’ll tell them, “If one of you dies, the other will carry your body back.” And the army guy can say something that contrasts ironically with it.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Batty must have heard there’s an obscure Pulitzer available for incredibly forced and contrived storylines. He’s going after it with everything he’s got!

    “Hello all of you losers in the 13th grade. I always wanted to be a REAL college professor, but nobody would hire me. So now I’m stuck at this stupid community college with YOU idiots. Anyhoo, since you nitwits clearly aren’t ready for Real College, we’re going to do things just like they’re done in high school. Today, we’re going to pair off! Won’t that be fun? And I see each of you has a friend in this class, except Army Boy and I Dream of Jeannie up front here. So let’s just wait and watch these two ‘opposites’ awkwardly get stuck with each other!”

  9. bobanero

    Nothing says “Fuck you, I’ve got tenure” quite like the expression on our college professor’s face today.

  10. hitorque

    I don’t care bland monochromatic white bread suburban West Funkistan is, there is *NO* fucking way in hell that Walter has not had a Muslim professor of some sort by now… So seeing him absolutely shit his pants today is beyond belief.

    At least tell me that Walter was attacked/betrayed/ambushed by a woman who looks *exactly* like her, otherwise it’s just generic “Islamic stuff” that’s setting off his triggers because reasons which means he might as well not even use arabic-style numerals…

  11. timbuys

    Unaware that in the years to come such information would be readily available on any number of websites, I invested several credit hours in the study of Roman history. This was largely on account of how the Roman history professor at my school was a total badass and a hilarious lecturer.

    I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time, but this guy’s thing was this: Forget about the history of the Roman Republic and don’t ask me about the Roman Empire – Fall, Rise or otherwise.* Everyone’s already done that. Imma gonna be the guy that knows all there is to know about the Etruscans. Check out this weird figurine I found on my survey last summer in Italy.

    I studied under this guy right at the end of his career and took the last course he was going to teach on the Empire ever again. A fact which he announced and emphasized pretty much every other week. As much as he disdained the task of explaining the sequence of how one murderer succeeded another by dint of being better at murder and as as much as a curmudgeon as he had deservedly become, he still showed up and did the job professionally.

    Then there’s TB and Funky Winkerbean.

    * This guy hated emperors. The closest he came to teaching the Roman Civil War was an honors section devoted to critical analysis of Cicero in the original Latin.

  12. Louder

    Love how a guy supposedly suffering from PTSD is in the front row, to be trapped in the classroom if anything happens, instead in the back, close to an exit. BatHack knows stuff, you know…

  13. Buckeye Feculence

    Why is the woman with the bun wearing a “STATE” sweatshirt? If she had any school spirit at all she would be wearing a “WESTVIEW AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DUBIOUS EDUCATIONAL VALUE” sweatshirt.

  14. countoftowergrove

    It must be so because one day Less was in high school and the next he’s teaching it. Only now can Todd reveal the secrets of higher education.

  15. Epicus Doomus

    It’s all JUST LIKE being in the service, except for the danger and captivity and such. Can’t Wally just be a regular college student, even just for a week?