The Les You Know-Part 6

Link to today’s strip (eventually).

Saturday’s strip was unavailable for preview, but we all know we’re going to get another Kids Today Are Terrible lesson.

It’s funny (in a peculiar way) how Les has spent an entire week telling the kids what a newspaper is, and this hasn’t dissuaded him at all from his plan of having them write for one.  Of course, has he really gone into any details of what the kids should be writing about–their experience at the fair, the stories of the folks running it, an overview of events…no, apparently “You’ll write for the paper” is all the instruction he intends to give.

Now, I haven’t seen the strip, so it’s possible that Batiuk’s baiting us, and that Saturday’s egg will be jam packed with informative and insightful content.  But, you know, trolling people for five days sounds stupid, not to mention “informative and insightful content” takes actual work–something Batiuk seems loathe to do.

I guess we’ll all find out together!

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12 responses to “The Les You Know-Part 6

  1. @beckoningchasm, you might have set the record for “strip not available” placeholder posts during a guest author stint. Thanks for your courage and good cheer.

  2. ““When my work is grounded in my life, I feel like it helps with what I’m doing.” –Thomas Martin Batiuk

    “Funky Winkerbean” goes to the fair with Brunswick BEAT reporters

    • It’s weird–every time someone posts an interview with Batiuk, he comes across as thoughtful and dedicated to his craft. And I always think, “I want to read the comic strip that this guy has created.”

      • Epicus Doomus

        It IS weird. He often seems like the nicest most sincere (if not somewhat overly earnest) guy in the world, then he foists these daily turds on us without even a hint of quality control, continuity or entertainment value. Maybe he should start writing the strip outside or something.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      They need a new teacher for their mass media class if this is true:

      “I like the fact that he’s pointing his kids toward the newspaper because it’s crucial and important.”

      Hopefully he is also teaching them how to use social media to promote their stories.

  3. Banana Jr. 6000

    And after a week of the kids being lectured about what a newspaper is, the first thing the kids do is a TV news story. Because of course they do.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Haha, twins are different people, isn’t that hilarious?

    • billytheskink

      One shops at Forever 21 and the other shops at Hot Topic! It’s like they’re opposites… except that they both apparently enjoy band, video journalism, and flat-iron hair straighteners.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    We already saw the dark side of the fair when Wally cruelly forced his terrified dog to ride the Ferris wheel. I think that was the fair where Cory enlisted too.

  6. billytheskink

    TB photo referencing some of his cosplayer photos in panel 1? That’s a classic BatiukButt shot at the hot dog stand, right down to hiding a “T” in the shape of the rear end.

  7. Paul Jones

    Why do I get the feeling that the dark side they’re referring to is a bus driver whose name escapes them?

  8. comicbookharriet

    I, personally, cannot wait for a week of exposes on what really goes into making a ‘corn dog’.