Sisyphunkian Task

Link To Today’s Real Strip

In case you missed it, yesterday’s actual strip featured Crazy, Holly, a Flash T shirt and a really dumb menopause gag. The fake one was way better, quite frankly. Anyhow, Funky is down in Florida, supervising Melinda’s looming move back to the mid-central Ohio valley and all heck is apparently breaking loose, as Funky is already completely overwhelmed by having to put some Hummel figurines and Franklin Mint collector plates in a box. Can’t these idiots EVER just do something without bellyaching about it for six days at a time?

I’m not sure which is funnier, Holly’s brutally fractured syntax or Melinda’s vintage 1925 parlor. Sometimes I just don’t understand Batiuk’s world at all, man. On top of that, Melinda is Holly’s mother, so why isn’t SHE down there doing this? I’m sure Wally and Adeela can hold down the fort, provided there aren’t any air raid drills scheduled this week.

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17 responses to “Sisyphunkian Task

  1. You know, I’ve never forgiven you for pranking me into hoping and thinking that Funky had a heart attack in his sleep. Heh, for shame!!

  2. I will say that Batiuk or Ayers or whoever drew this strip did a good job of rendering an old lady’s parlor, with all the tchotchkes and stuff. I’ll bet there’s even a bowl of stuck-together ribbon candy in there somewhere. @42chris, thanks for falling for last year’s April Fool prank. Another snarker said “the inconsistent lettering” gave it away, so I knew that this year I’d have to work extra hard. It’s not easy getting one past you beady eyed nitpickers!

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Clearly Funky is down there because anything related to moving is Man’s Work.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Also, Harry’s asked this question a lot of damn times. What is going on here? Funky just takes off to go halfway across the country without giving anyone any advance notice? I mean, this could just be crappy, hack writing where you have one character literally ask another character what’s going on, but this is Batiuk we’re talking about it, it can’t possibly be that.

  5. I moved a couple of years ago, and one of the first things I did before I started was I got rid of all the crap I never used. Here’s the perfect opportunity for Funky to reduce his load, but of course he can’t–he just has to be reduced to helpless jelly.

    Can anyone think of a case where a creator grew to utterly despise his creation like this? It doesn’t seem mentally healthy to be honest.

    • Epicus Doomus

      And remember, Melinda isn’t moving to a different house in Westview, she’s living with Funky and Holly and thus will have no use or room for the vast bulk of her furniture and such. As usual, every single detail of the story is out of sync with every other detail of the story.

  6. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    This strip leads me to think that Funky has never been in her living room before.

    Why couldn’t we have the strips that showed Melinda refusing him entry when they picked her up? “Go wait in the car, Flunky. Holly, come in here.”

    What a great opportunity to draw some stink eye instead of smirks.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Exactly what I mean re: every single little detail. It’s IMPOSSIBLE that Funky has never seen Melinda’s house before, yet it’s the entire basis for the gag. He was just there in August, unless, as you said, he just waited in the car after driving there all the way from Ohio.

      • Well, to be fair, it might be that Funky never really looked at her house and thought “I’m going to have pack all this stuff up and move it some day.” He was just there to pick her up and deliver her to the stupid band thing.

        So I’m going to give Batiuk a pass on this one. I don’t typically go to someone’s house or business and think “What would it take to move all this to another place?”

  7. Jimmy

    This looks like a Victorian-style home, judging by this parlor. While they exist in Florida, they tend to be rare and would be too big for a solo retiree. Also, they aren’t in places where retired Midwesterners tend to move.

    Then again, maybe The Villages now caters to specific tastes.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Hey guys…been out of the country on vacation…so what did I miss?

    Hmmm, making fun of a guy with brain damage…that’s funny for sure and shows Batty’s sensitivity to the struggles of life.

    Menopause jokes wrapped around comic books….another triumph! Nobody has done that before…who knew old white chicks were into comic books?

    Finally we have Funky making yet another drive to Florida to clean out his Mother in Law’s house. If he were smart, he pitch that old lady crap and turn it into a bachelor pad. Take up drinking again, slowly drain both b1tches bank accounts and live happily for however few cancer free years he has left!

  9. Paul Jones

    A smart person would hire a mover. Funky isn’t smart. He’ll try to do it all himself like a macaroon so he can spend weeks howling about it.

    Oh, well. At least we don’t gotta look at Dick Facey.

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    On Monday, you thought this would be a week talking about tee shirts and comic books. Wrong, Funkbreath! Turns out Monday was just lame, useless, off-topic filler. We’re really talking about Ma Budd’s knick-knack-infested apartment in Floriduh. The Funkman is acting like he’s seeing it for the first time, but he had to have seen it when he schlepped down there to haul her wrinkly carcass to Ahia. So why the shock and surprise?

    God Forbid Ma Budd go along and sort through all the crapola. And of course Hulky wouldn’t dream of taking on such a lowly task. Who’s going to pour Beardo McFreeloader’s coffee? Never mind that Moroni’s Inc just hired two freshly minted K*nt State grads, WallEye and Adillydilly. Never mind that useless son Corky is sitting on his lazy ass at home doing nothing. Apparently, good help is hard to find in Cancerview. So Hulky gets to stay home while perpetual victim Flunky gets to breathe in all the Old Lady Stank in Ma Buddland.

    “Holeeeeeeeee, there’s no way we can move all this junk into our house.”

    “Just do it.”

    “Yes, ma’am.”

    Business as usual in the Flunkenstein household.

  11. Don

    Didn’t this whole thing start because of some Alumni Band performance…which, it turns out, never appeared in the strip?

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      BatHack makes a habit of making a big damn buildup for something then never showing it.

      It’s called “writing.”