Many thanks to Comic Book Harriet for her recent hosting of the Ongoing Mess. As usual, her posts were more interesting than the strip before us.
As for the strip before us, a cursory glance at today’s strip left me really puzzled. I thought, How in the heck could Crazy Harry be close to Butter Brinkel, someone who had probably died before he was born? Is this like his Tarzan fixation, where his obsession with the character led to said character coloring his world? Just because he owns all the DVDs? And how could he afford to fly out to Los Angeles?
A more careful reading then revealed that this was Cliff Anger, and not Crazy Harry. Frankly, this strip is too worthless to inspire careful readings, so I was a bit put off.
Then there’s the word “kemosabe.” I’m of the generation who associates the term with the Lone Ranger and Tonto, being Tonto’s term for the Ranger. A quick search says that it means something like “faithful companion,” which is how I always took it. The fact that it’s an odd word, not likely to used in common parlance, leads me to believe we’re going to get some kind of awful wordplay down the road. Oh…joy.
(Unless Batiuk is going to pick up on the Urban Legend that “kemosabe” means “horse’s ass,” but I don’t see how he can get Les to Los Angeles in time….)