And Now For Something Completely Stupid

Link To Sunday’s Strip

Uh sure Becky. A flaccid gag courtesy of a boring character. At least Old Dinkle would have brought a note of hostility to the proceedings, which is at least something. On the upside this will probably be the last we’ll see of Becky for quite some time, God willing.

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10 responses to “And Now For Something Completely Stupid

  1. Something tells me Becky’s gonna be busier than a one-armed…uh, nevermind.

  2. The Nelson Puppet

    Becky is so boring she leaves DSH flaccid.

  3. Paul Jones

    Yeah. Tommy. Having people mutter “Oh, for shit’s sake! Why can’t this horrible school burn down and take its idiot faculty with it?” is the meaning of Christmas.

  4. Gerard Plourde

    I see this thing as another example of his “Tell, don’t show” problem In. His mind he’s seeing images of the ensuing chaos that approaches Monty Python or Mel Brooks hilarity. It doesn’t occur to him that he’s done nothing to communicate his vision to the readers.

  5. louder

    I know we always say this in this great forum, but Frick-on-a-stick, you would think an editor would make BatHack try again and come up with something, anything, that is remotely funny. To have all that time and to come up with this as the end of a whole week’s worth of comics pointing is leading to — the punch line, is completely bogus. It feels like he’s sitting at his desk at deadline time, completely out of ideas, and just says: “F’ it! I’ll throw everyone on stage, call it a night, and go watch ‘Golden Girls'”.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    “Wow Becky! That was the greatest Holiday Extravaganza band concert in the history of WHS! Terrific job!”

    “Thanks Harry! And thanks for all your help!”

    “Obviously you don’t need me looking over your shoulder anymore, I’m going to start spending more time at home with my wife!”

    Alas, Batom is just too insecure to change a formula that, in his opinion, “works”. So in lieu of any actual character development, we just see these once-a-year cameo appearances, apparently to remind us that the WHS band is indeed still “zany”. Sigh.

  7. timbuys

    The lighting effects on the Christmas trees and the exterior windows is nice and evidences some degree of effort over and above simply mailing it in. The rest of the strip is dreck but I suppose that should go without saying in the holiday season.

  8. Charles

    Why does Batiuk think that ridiculous shit like this is funny?

  9. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Perhaps they are playing an arrangement by John Cage or Charles Ives.

    • Gerard Plourde

      At least Ives was attempting to recreate the cacophony that is sometimes heard when the sounds of parade bands merge.