Big ups to billytheskink for enduring the last two weeks of this “significant” arc. As Billy pointed out yesterday…

…Professor Forehead never assigned partners, he just told students to pair up themselves. He is not going to be able to assign these two new partners without breaking groups up, and if he is like most of my college professors, he is not going to care much about this melodrama.

Seriously, you’d think two adults–Wally must be pushing 40, right?–could put aside “the differences between us” and just suck it up and finish whatever nebulous assignment they’ve been paired up for and move on. Nope. But at least something is…well, not happening but starting to happen. The unlikely study partners are startled by a row of red R’s that are presumably a sound effect. An air raid siren? A snarling tiger? Roy Orbison?

(Programming note: Tuesday’s strip won’t appear until midnight eastern, so expect the dreaded placeholder post…same deal Thursday as we begin a new month)


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22 responses to “The Way Things RRRRRRRRRRR

  1. I’ve always been terrified of the letter ‘R’ also.

  2. countoftowergrove

    Heckuva job, Buddy!

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Finally, the long-awaited sequel to the infamous Act II arc where Wally was ambushed by large blocky Qs. It’s years in the making! Perhaps they’ll bond over this shared trauma and (zzzzzzzz).

  4. spacemanspiff85

    If Wally literally can’t tolerate being around Muslims and still reacts this way to loud noises, then what is exactly is this progress Rachel was bragging about?

  5. billytheskink

    Oh no! It’s the PTSD/Muslim/bullying/CTE/cancer siren!

    TB wrote this after he dusted off his trophy case, no doubt.

  6. sgtsaunders

    Oh, what will it take to drive them into each other’s arms in a passionate embrace? RRRRR, I guess.

  7. The Nelson Puppet

    It’s just the Student Union promoting their French film!

  8. Another “We’re not so different after all” thing, eh?

    I can dig that because they’re both unlikeable, stupid, thin-skinned and mired in the past.

  9. Doc

    Could that be Lillian’s home alarm system that was going off on Sunday’s Crankshaft strip?

  10. Rusty

    The long-awaited Westview air raid is about to commence. Better late than never, i say.

  11. bobanero

    I guess it was only a matter of time before TB attempted a school shooting arc.

    • Gerard Plourde

      You could be right. I hadn’t thought of that possibility. Would he risk his relationship with his publisher (Kent State)? He’s never identified Wally’s school but the library pictured in Sunday’s strip is definitely the Kent State library.

  12. hitorque

    Oh, for fuck’s sake… Now they’re going to be stuck together and *learn* to get along because of mere author-forced circumstance, right?

    As an aside, am I the only one who gets an error message when trying to get to the Comics Curmudgeon site?

    • ian'sdrunkenbeard

      I got into CC in both Chrome and internet explorer.

      • hitorque


        You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

        Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”

  13. Montoni's Gave Me Food Poisoning

    “The differences between us…”

    What differences? There have been no arguments or differences, just two adults looking at each other.

    Not only that, Baituk expects us to believe Wally, who adopted an Afghan girl, is uncomfortable around Afghans.

    The guy who told is “it’s called writing” can’t even write two line of dialogue to establish conflict. Baituk is the master of the story flatline.

    • Charles

      Seriously. I was coming to post this very point. They haven’t said or done anything that could be considered an intractable conflict. They just looked at the headscarf and the army jacket and said nope. To call that closed-mindedness would be granting it more effect than it deserves.

      It’s less than the least Batiuk could have done here.