S’matterday, October 20

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So anyways, here is post-second captivity Wally shaking the hand of the Afghan-native who held him captive the first time and who sold the Taliban the missile that shot down the helicopter he was flying in prior to that first time being captured.


Have a nice Saturday, everyone!


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21 responses to “S’matterday, October 20

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Citizen Khan….ha ha ha, that’s clever.

    I tuned out from FW during that time…looks like I didn’t miss anything.

    Why does Batty think that these are good storylines?

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Yeah, sure Tom, as if she only noticed the dog now that Wally helpfully pointed him out. Talk about going nowhere slowly. As many of you have aptly pointed out before, Wally is no stranger to the ways of those hailing from the Middle East, so his weird earnest naivety is sort of, uh, inexplicable, let’s say. But that’s never stopped BanTom before.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    She’s going to have a heck of a time finishing this project if she can’t walk side by side with Wally through a crowded college campus.

  4. billytheskink

    Yeah, well I’m not comfortable reading Funky Winkerbean alone or in the presence of others… but I do it anyway. We all have duties, some are pleasant, some not.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    I have no idea what TomBa is doing with this. If she’s suffering from severe PTSD because of her war experience, is it only triggered by the sight of an obsolete Army jacket that she wouldn’t recognize?

  6. The Nelson Puppet

    …dreadful, dreadful…

  7. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Panel #4: “You don’t get it. I’ve got a reputation to maintain. I don’t want my friends to see me hanging out with ‘GI Joe’. You know that’s what all the kids on campus call you, right?”

  8. This world of his being too stupid to breathe without a spotter is worse than his freaking out.

  9. Rusty

    I used to just think Wally had really pronounced cheekbones after nearly starving to death in captivity 20 years ago. When somebody pointed out the right cheek may be a scar, now I am on Team Scar.

    Her reluctance may be that she is forbidden from being alone with a male due to a strict cultural/religious belief, or maybe it’s just Wally that creeps her out. Fair enough.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      It is a rule of her religion. But of course she could just tell the Professor that she needs to be partnered with a female.

      Of course, this is all happening due to Batty’s desire to win an award for stretching the boundaries of what comics can say and do. See Muslim girl, she’s proud, she’s fierce, now give me an award!

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “What do you say we head over to the library to get started with our project?”

    “Um, no… For one thing, the teacher never told us what the project is. For another, unlike you, I actually have other classes to go to.”

    “Hunh. Wait, are you saying we can take MORE than one class a year??”

    “Yes! Of course!”

    “Well, dang. No wonder it took seven years for me to get through community college.”

  11. Hitorque

    There was this gap from like 1998-2012 that I didn’t read FW at all, so pardon my incredulity.

    “Citizen Khan” is al-queda and a black market heavy weapons dealer and somehow he ends up in Westview running a fuckin’ deli??

    • Epicus Doomus

      “Citizen Khan’s” (or Kahn, it varied) was actually the name of the deli, as he was Khan (or Kahn) and he became (you guessed it) a citizen. After a very long absence he re-appeared at Les & Cayla’s trashy wedding, then he appeared once more to flee Westview (this economy). He’s been gone ever since.

    • justifiable27

      Lucky you – hang onto your incredulity, you’ll still need it. Khan was a “foreign mercenary” (so not even Afghani, although who knows why Battocks thinks that’s important) who led the bandits and smugglers that were first on the scene after Wally crashed. He was never Al Qaeda – Wally was in Afghanistan, so he’d actually have been Taliban (even though that’s based on Afghan tribal principles, and he’s not an Afghan).
      He sold weapons to everyone – so he’d have been a natural, selling Monotini’s pizza to the unsuspecting.

  12. Going to Batominc’s cornfield is not escape.