Like I Care

Having satisfied her simian sexual appetites, as well as getting in a “bonding moment” with her child, Jessica has hastened back to L.A.—the world must not be made to wait any longer for that very important Butter Brinkel documentary! She’s probably been back in town barely long enough to unpack her suitcase; long enough to compel Darin to show his “caring” by sending her a package. Rather, “one of” his packages, which suggests this is a thing with him. Batiuk persists in depicting Darin and Jessica as these two starry eyed, young sweethearts, tragically kept apart by their respective, oh-so-important careers.


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12 responses to “Like I Care

  1. Epicus Doomus

    These people fly across the country to borrow DVDs and mail each other packages the day after they leave town. I don’t know what this weird Boy Lisa fixation is all about but I do not like it even one little bit.

  2. I’m thinking “Skyler” has been added to the pile of “Batiuk’s regretted decisions.” Along with killing Lisa, retiring Dinkle and removing Funky’s alcoholism. Along with at least one time jump.

    • The Nelson Puppet

      Tom Batiuk is the “Deadbeat Dad” of the comic strip business! All these neglected children.

  3. Gerard Plourde

    I’d love to know what TomBa intended to convey with that entire Darin/Jessica arc. Skyler was treated like a complete afterthought. Was the point to show that they can’t keep their hands off each other? If so, why was this not an issue when Darin threw away his Hollywood job to follow Pete back to Ohio to work for a startup comic publisher? And why did he need to take Skyler along if he was only going to pawn him off on the Fairgoods? You could sail an aircraft carrier through the plot holes and the entire psychoanalytical community would likely be baffled trying to find logic and consistency in his work.

    • Epicus Doomus

      There been absolutely no order to it at all, even by FW standards. An “I care” package? She just left, what could he possibly be sending her? He appears to be just randomly going with whatever dumb idea pops into his head here and, as we know, that tends to be unwise.

    • gleeb

      I hope he meant to imply that Jessica and Dagwood are horrible parents, because that’s the message I got.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    I like how Darin for some reason can just take off from work without notice to do his own personal crap and it’s somehow sweet instead of lazy.

  5. billytheskink

    I’m half-shocked that Pete and Mindy aren’t at the post office with him. These folks will take about any excuse to shirk. Plus the post office is probably housed in a newer building with some (emphasis) actual working utilities.

  6. Paul Jones

    It is irritating to have to remember that Batiuk can’t seem to admit that FedEx and UPS obviate the need for these two idiots to be forced apart so that they can do Big Important Things. They can make crap documentaries and unreadable fan comics from the comfort of the walk-up over Montoni’s.

  7. The Nelson Puppet


  8. Rusty Shackleford

    This just keeps getting worse. Over at Crankshaft one of the commenters noticed that in today’s strip, Ed is quitting and walking out. He’s had enough too.