The HoRRRRRRor, the HoRRRRRRor

Gerard Plourde
October 30, 2018 at 1:25 am
…I have no idea what “RRRRRRRRRR” is supposed to represent. A turboprop airplane? A siren? A lawnmower?

Other readers of this blog have suggested it could be a tornado alarm or a pirate…but at any rate, because this is Act III Funky Winkerbean, the big reveal is a few days away. WhateveRRRRR it is, it’s got both parties, the non-hand-shaking locals and the GI’s, scrambling for cover. While we wait for the inevitable anticlimax, your typophile host would like to point out that the RRRRRR sound effect appears to be typeset in ITC Pioneer, most famously used in posters for the blaxploitation film classic Shaft.


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13 responses to “The HoRRRRRRor, the HoRRRRRRor

  1. spacemanspiff85

    Wow, apparently Adeela’s male relative can turn his right arm into a beam of pure light.
    The worst part of this, apart from it’s general suckiness, is you just know Batiuk has got to be super smug about this. I expect when he’s next interviewed by local public radio, he’ll start off by bragging about how his strip deals thoughtfully with real life issues, like examining the effects of war on both soldiers and civilians, which nobody has ever done before.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Coming tomorrow: Westview volunteer firefighter Crazy Harry has a few too many lunch beers and sets off the town emergency siren for laughs.

  3. Guy with the flashlight hand looks like he should be working at a Caterpillar plant in Peoria.

  4. countoftowergrove

    Yesterday the flashback was apparently done digitally. Today we’re back to Kodachrome. You can tell by the corner thingies.

  5. billytheskink

    Oh no! Le Chat Bleu is about to hiss!

  6. They’re clearly responding to the Idiotic Coincidence Warning.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Did they go back and update the strips for this week? I could have sworn there were no photo corners on the panels.

  8. Rusty

    Afghanistan/Iraq/Dumbfuckistan homes commonly feature basements? If they do, why does the family look like they are descending into an unknown pit of doom?

    And there appears to searchlights scanning the sky above London for the Luftwaffe in the second panel.

    • Professor Fate

      Yes this, why the hell are there searchlights scanning the sky? German Zeppelins? We have the air force nobody else we’re fighting does.
      Not to get too pendantic but in guerrilla warfare the last thing you do is hit you opponent’s base. Of if you do it it’s hit and run say fire some rockets and flee, hopefully you’ll be gone before the other side can respond. You can’t go toe to toe in firefight with your opponent – it’s why you’ve adopted guerrilla tactics in the first place.
      And again why are armed troops heading for a shelter? It implies that what’s attacking is too powerful for them to have any effect – and short of it being Godzilla I can’t think of anything.
      Argggg. One has to wonder does the Author know anything?

      • bobanero


      • Charles

        I really think Batiuk learned everything he knows about war and deployments from the TV shows and movies of his youth, which means he knows nothing about the conditions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Wally’s scene in today’s strip hasn’t happened in any American war since WWII. Maybe Korea, but probably not. Not that it matters much, since Korea was 65 years ago.