Raider With the Pinned-Up Sleeve

I know one way the school can save money. If you’re having a guy who’s been retired for over a decade come in and do a significant part of your job for you because you’re too busy with other stuff to do it, then you probably shouldn’t have that job anymore.
So, Becky is so busy trying to steal money designated for the football team that she can’t oversee practices? What is she doing in that time? Emailing the school board? While she’s actually on the clock for her job? That seems bad.
Dinkle commenting about returning to band land is one of the funniest things in this strip in years. He has never left. He has no life outside of band. Near as I can tell he spends every day lurking behind Becky. And the only times he’s not doing that he’s writing biographies about band.
For a guy who went pretty much deaf long ago, being able to differentiate between “raising” and “raiding” is pretty damn impressive. Far, far less impressive is the fact that the “band room” is crappily taped to the inside of the door. Rather than the outside where it would actually do any good.


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8 responses to “Raider With the Pinned-Up Sleeve

  1. Epicus Doomus

    I would assume that the band would get to use the new football field, you know, to march and stuff. But that’s Becky’s WHS Marching Scapegoats band in a nutshell…always wanting more, more, more.

    “I’m happy to fill in. That twenty minutes when I left to check in on Harriet to see if she’s still alive must have been harrowing for you, Becky”. Perhaps the school board could save money by hiring a real band director, one who doesn’t require the former one to do his or her job for her when she’s overwhelmed, which is always in Becky’s case.

  2. billytheskink

    Maybe the football field needs new turf for the third time in three seasons because the band practices on it incessantly and wears it out. Lefty is acting like her department doesn’t use the football field at all while quite literally talking to the band director who is probably best known for saying “football fields are for band practice!”

  3. comicbookharriet

    Becky is hung over af.

  4. Paul Jones

    Batiuk made a mistake making Dinkle retire but he’s too himself to reverse his bad decision properly. As it stands, Becky still looks like his inept assistant so should be made an honest woman of.

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Wow, for someone who supposedly visits his local high school for research, he sure doesn’t learn much.

    So Becky can’t manage her two hours of instruction a day , what a putz.

    She hasn’t heard of the Band Boosters?

    And what’s with the crappy band room sign? The students don’t know where to go? I was in band, our band room was A101. Building A, first floor, room 1. Surprised I remembered that, but then again in my day students were expected to know where their classes were.

  6. Don

    Three turf replacements in three years? Maybe it’s about time Westview joins pretty much the rest of the civilized world and converts to an artificial surface field – and update the running track to an all-weather one while they’re at it.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Hell, just pave the field with cement and spray paint it green. Then Batty can have enough CTE stories to last the rest of his life.

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Soooooooooooo does the football field need new turf every year because a certain band rehearses — WHOOPS, practices — on the field 18 hours a day, 365 days a year, rain, snow, monsoon, tornado, or shine? Just possibly…?

    “The band parents tarred and feathered us last year after we made their precious little shits drag mattresses door to door, so now there’s a ban on our fund raisers. Our new tactic is to raid other budgets. We’ve already taken the school nurse budget. We’re just going to put bandaids, aspirins, and tourniquets in the vendos.”