Adeela Develops Winkerbean Nose in Two Panels

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“Dine like an Iraqi”?  What does that even mean?  And how has she been doing that?  I assume we’re supposed to think they’ve been in this coffee shop more than once, apparently.  I don’t think I’d call “doing schoolwork in a coffee shop while drinking coffee” any kind of dining at all, let alone Iraqi style dining.  Or are they actually going out to dinners now?  Because I don’t think Rachel would be thrilled with that.  Actually, being a female character written by Tom Batiuk, “thrilled” is probably exactly how she’d react.  And Wally has actually lived in Iraq.  I have a feeling he would have learned how to “dine like an Iraqi” then.

Also, Wally apparently had no plans to see his daughter, who lives in the same town as him, on Thanksgiving.  I really, really hope at some point he tells Rana “how Americans do” something.  What a goofy guy.


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29 responses to “Adeela Develops Winkerbean Nose in Two Panels

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Dine like an Iraqi? I thought they were talking about Afghanistan? And when were they “dining”? Didn’t they just meet? This is just an embarrassing mess now, he’s not even pretending there’s any sort of “story” here anymore. And yes, the artwork is just atrocious today, as bad as FW gets. “Sophmoric Sightings” was better drawn.

    • spacemanspiff85

      If Batiuk just turned this strip into one panel of Dinkle typing at a computer copied and repeated three times a day and just copy and pasted text from his Flash reviews on his blog, I don’t think it would much of a drop in quality or effort on his part.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Well it would surely be more interesting. I actually like the old John Darling strips he features on his blog.

    • The Nelson Puppet

      It was a typo…she meant to say “DIE like an Iraqi”!

    • The Nelson Puppet

      “Dine Like An Iraqi” was The Bangles’ failed follow-up to the hit song “Walk Like An Egyptian”.

  2. countoftowergrove

    Does Fungy and Holleeeee know about these new dinner plans?

  3. Rusty

    What the hell is going on with the faces? Wally looks like he’s laughing at them in the last panel.

  4. billytheskink

    Wally started high school 4 years after his “uncle”, by the way.

  5. The Nelson Puppet

    I’m pretty sure most of Montoni’s Pizzas are NOT halal.

    • Charles

      How much do you want to bet before this is all over, Batiuk will show a Muslim eating pepperoni-laden pizza? Hopefully he goes whole-hog with this “my characters totally respect each other’s differences through Montoni’s pizza” and shows an Orthodox Jew breaking Basar BeChalav at the same time.

      The irony could be frickin’ lethal.

      • Charles

        ….”ignoring the prohibition of Basar BeChalav”. Sheesh, if irony’s lethal, I may be the first casualty.

      • The Nelson Puppet

        LOL at the image of a Batiuk Muslim eating pepperoni pizza. If that happens, I’m sending a copy of the image to an Islamic extremist group with the message “You Know What To Do”.

        “goes whole-hog” – I see what you did there.

        • Charles

          When Les and Cayla got married, their reception was centered around a pig roast. Khan had been invited. (And what the hell was Les’s relationship to him that led to that? Were they ever shown talking even once?)

          My amusing outlandish conspiracy with regards to that is that Batiuk ended what should have been the most important narrative sequence of that year prematurely to show Fred and Fishstick taking Darin and Jessica for an inexplicable trip through the old neighborhood because Batiuk’s original strips showed Khan eating at the pig roast and someone asked him too late WHAT THE FUCK WAS HE DOING? So he wrote that lame, narratively irrelevant sequence to substitute in.

  6. Paul Jones

    Is it wrong that I’d rather watch Dinkle run his fat bazoo about band candy?

  7. Gerard Plourde

    So are we to assume that Rana wouldn’t be having Thanksgiving dinner with Becky, John, and Wally, Jr.?

    And I’m afraid that TomBa is aiming us toward a Very Special Thanksgiving celebrated at Montoni’s.

  8. timbuys

    “Dine like an Iraqi”
    Iraqi, being the homogeneous cultural and ethnic group that it is, much as there is pretty much just Islam, itself a singular set of beliefs and practices unriven by sectarianism.

    • timbuys

      I almost forgot: Turks, Persians, and Arabs? All interchangeable down at the Community College Cultural Cafe.

  9. Rusty Shackleford

    This has to be the worst strip for 2018.

  10. sgtsaunders

    They will love that, what with the traditional Thanksgiving pizza, all hot and greasy straight outta the Ovens Of Love at Montoni’s.

  11. I don’t even know where to begin with this particular strip. Is ‘dining like an Iraqi’ an Afghani slur like ‘breeding like an Irishman’ or ‘killing like an Italian?’ Is it an Afghani compliment? I preface this question by saying I’ve worked with Afghani military members and I’ve never heard anyone use this expression. And it would never occur to me to be presumptive enough to invite two people as MY guest to SOMEONE ELSE’s home for dinner, but in TB’s world I guess that is the appropriate thing to do. Can’t wait to hear what is on Uncle Funky’s dinner menu. I’m sure it includes pork.

    • The Nelson Puppet

      The only thing that could be more offensive? A Batom Comics arc introducing an Islamic superhero who takes orders from a badly drawn Muhammad and derives his power from a depiction of Allah that looks like it came off the drawing board of a Jack Chick tract.

  12. Merry Pookster

    “Walk like an Egyptian”