I’ve Got A Feeling I Don’t Want To Know

Link to today’s strip (eventually).

Sunday’s strip was–surprise!–unavailable for preview (although this is normal on Sundays.  Or perhaps I should say, “normal.”)

This marks the fourth time I’ll have to spin something from nothing during this stint.  How lucky can a guy be?

Using my precognition powers, however, I can preview Monday’s, and I’m going to issue a big red alert, WARNING: LARK’S VOMIT.

As for today’s, I assume that the “AK gallery showing” wrapped up with Saturday’s episode, because otherwise Batiuk would have to *gulp* *choke* show something happening.  Horrors!  So what will Sunday be?

I’ll guess “unrelated to anything else,” because that seems to be the go-to move these days…though Batiuk does enjoy “shaking things up” now and then, by which I mean, making them more boring, so who really knows?  It’s been so long since we’ve seen Funky and Les running!

Of course, since he really loves showering praise on his awful characters, it might be a recap of the “Dullard’s art is so awesome it should be in a museum” blech.  Excuse me while I vomit.

I’m back.  Anyway, no matter what, we know what it won’t be–funny, insightful, well put-together or interesting in any sense.  Wow, Tom Batiuk…you’ve really let yourself go.

PS: The titles of my last several Sunday entries are lines from the Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning.”  Today’s is frighteningly apt.

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15 responses to “I’ve Got A Feeling I Don’t Want To Know

  1. spacemanspiff85

    Why are you complaining about spinning something from nothing? That is far better than what you’re actually going to get.

    • Epicus Doomus

      LOL he may have a point there, BC. Maybe the un-availables are a benefit, not a drawback, given the recent, uh…”quality” of the strip this year.

  2. CRM114

    Vomit certainly describes this strip and Batuikian abilities.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    I keep hoping one of the much better creative properties that Batiuk references/rips off in his strip will get offended and sue him, but for some reason it hasn’t happened yet. I mean I’m pretty sure the reason is “nobody pays attention to this strip”, but still.
    This wouldn’t be a terrible strip if it didn’t have that Batiuk trademark where one person makes a joke, and then another person acts unamused by it. “Really?” adds nothing to this. I almost wonder if maybe Batiuk himself is kind of embarrassed by these lame jokes and is kind of giving himself an out by acting like it’s not supposed to be funny. Either that or he’s painting anyone who doesn’t like his humor like the killjoy doctor here.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Apparently the last time The Author visited the eye doctor they were still using old fashioned eye charts, big magnifying glasses and buckets of leeches. I’d be kind of alarmed if an eye doctor didn’t have an office full of hi-tech eye gizmos, as after all, it IS 2019 now.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    I’d be willing to bet anything that this scenario actually happened. Someone went to the eye doctor last year, did this very same joke, then thought it’d be VERY funny if he did a strip about it. Unfortunately he was incorrect, again.

    There’s just no excuse for a Sunday one-paneler, unless there’s some sort of grave national emergency or cancer involved and even then it’s iffy. The artwork is way more annoying than usual here too. It’s way too busy and Funky is all wrong, he looks way too malicious and evil there, especially given the lameness of the joke. It’s a face more apt for a cruel jibe about the doctor’s affair with his receptionist or his secret drug problem, not a dumb Star Trek gag.

  5. Paul Jones

    So……his last eye test didn’t go so good, that’s what he’s saying?

  6. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  7. Gerard Plourde

    An unfunny comment that lacks context in a single panel Sunday strip. Did TomBa need to find an excuse for all of that painstakingly rendered optometric equipment?

  8. Professor Fate

    This very odd – Funky’s expression is borderline demonic/sadistic evil which clashes with what you could call the Plugger’s level wryness of the punch line. Of course the doctor’s ‘Christ not this asshole again.” confuses things even more. who are you supposed to be in sympathy in this strip?
    And I have to add a tiny little nit pick here. It’s Warp Speed Mr. Sulu not full speed.

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      If we could see the thought balloons of extras in Funky Winkerbean, 60% of them would say “Christ, not this asshole again.”

  9. Doghouse Reilly

    It’s full speed ahead, Mr. Boatswain.

  10. Batgirl

    I just noticed – yesterday’s strip was an exception to the usual ‘lame joke met with blank stare / grimace’ final panel, with both of Pete R—‘s co-workers smiling or laughing at his lame joke.
    I have no idea if that signifies anything.

  11. Max Power

    At least we get a brief respite from the seemingly endless Boy Lisa, Mrs. Boy Lisa, and Mopey Pete Death March.

  12. Banana Jr. 6000

    This kind of thing would be okay if today was the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. But it’s not.