I Have a Dream

Link to today’s strip.

Hello, fellow sufferers, BChasm back in the Agony Booth again after an extended hiatus.  Thanks to all, especially Epicus, who covered for me while Life Happened. (Honestly, you don’t want to know.)

And a Happy Martin Luther King Day to you all.    A reminder that there are things worth fighting for, and people willing to fight for them.

As opposed to other people who can’t be arsed to keep track of their own continuity.   Today’s strip is a good example…

…actually, today’s strip was unavailable for preview, but I’m betting the above remark holds true anyway.

Thanks to BillyTheSkink for an excellent hosting stint.  And, apropos of this, isn’t it the saddest aspect of this strip–the most Funky Winkerbeanesque aspect, if you will–that the most creative, hilarious and insightful things associated with this strip for the last ten years, come from the hosts and commentators on this site, and not from the comic itself?

If Tom Batiuk honestly had any sense of shame, this sort of thing would sting.



“If” may be the harshest word in the English language.



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22 responses to “I Have a Dream

  1. Epicus Doomus

    So we were all wrong, Wally WILL be putting his newly-earned college degree to good use after all. Seven years of college seems like a pretty steep price to pay just to get sex and pizza (“and more”) from your wife but hey, it’s his money. Something tells me that his Pizza Management degree is really going to open some oven doors for ol’ Wally, maybe once he gets bumped up to assistant manager he can promote Rachel to head waitress. Then everything will really be going his way for a change, eh?

  2. Charles

    I honestly thought that Rachel was threatening Wally in the final panel because he shared some intimacy with women who weren’t her in the previous two panels. (It doesn’t help that I initially thought Rana was Adeela) That look on her face isn’t one of a woman who’s engaging in low-key sexytalk. She looks more like she’s gonna chop his dick off.

    Unless part of their sex lives involves her dominating and abusing the shit out of him, which would make a certain amount of perverse sense. (No pun intended)

    • billytheskink

      Sadly, I don’t expect Rachel’s intentions are nearly as interesting as chopping off Wally’s privates or even low-key sexytalk. She’s probably just planning to talk to him about the Montoni’s management position.

  3. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  4. Paul Jones

    It’s as if she’s too stupid to remember his pre-Rachel life despite being at Montoni’s since he was in high school……

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I was thinking the same. What, they never talked about his military service and Adeela, and why she would call him Dad?

      So stupid on so many levels…just so Batty can shoehorn in a Muslim woman.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    And where’s Wally Jr.?

    • comicbookharriet

      Playing with Chuck Cunningham in the attic. He’ll come down when he’s needed for a very-special-series on autism or ADHD or LGBTQ issues.

  6. The Nelson Puppet

    So is she horny or jealous? I can’t tell based on the poor draughtmanship and the ambiguous writing.

  7. Welcome back, @beckoningchasm! Yeah, my first reaction was that Rachel didn’t know why this hijab chick was calling Wally “Dad”. If she is in fact hinting at the prospect of some graduation sex, would it kill her to be a little more discreet about it?

  8. spacemanspiff85

    A. There’s no way this is referring to sex; she probably just bought him the “Starbuck Jones graduates from space academy” issue.
    B. It’s a shame that first panel isn’t shown from the other side, I would’ve loved seeing a pinned-up sleeve hug. I’ve got to think that’s what Batiuk wanted but the artist finally refused something.
    C. What’s going to be sad is when Wally does get that management job and ends up having to divorce Rachel because Batiuk horribly misunderstands what #MeToo is about.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Karen Moy also seems clueless about MeToo. And a lot of other things, like how to blackmail your professor into giving you a good grade in exchange for certain favors. Check out this week’s Mary Worth for more details.

      • comicbookharriet

        It’s such a shame, because the Mary Worth artist is great! Some of the best artwork on the comics page…wasted on banal platitudes.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Yes, I like the artwork too. But gosh the women are portrayed like overly emotional idiots. And why do the bad girls always have to be shown smoking…or vaping?

          • bobanero

            Yeah, the current storyline is pretty bad. This woman Jannie has to be the most inept seductress I’ve ever seen.

        • spacemanspiff85

          I really, really love the new art. I remember being pretty much in awe the first time I saw it in print. I just wish the artist would either draw noses differently or never draw people head on, because every time Mary looks like Voldemort I’m seriously creeped out. 😛

  9. bobanero

    Like TFH, the first time I read this I thought that Rachel was puzzled about the revelation that Rana is Wally’s daughter, but upon second reading, I think that she is indeed anxious to get Wally in the sack, because nothing turns Westview women on more than a significant life event that is not cancer.

  10. DOlz

    Does Dagwood live in Westview?

  11. The Dreamer

    Wally must be adopting her so she can stay in the country