Sunday=Winkerbean Romance Day

So I guess Sundays are “Funky and Holly have a stretched out but harmless and slightly sweet moment together” day now. It could be a lot, lot, worse. Maybe that’s the point of all the Les strips, to make a typical boring strip seem okay by comparison. I’m guessing those are pages from Lisa’s Story Funky’s burning? I’m also extremely happy the punchline wasn’t about how if you get your news on a computer you can’t use that to start a fire.
Thanks for putting up with me for two weeks! BeckoningChasm takes over tomorrow. May God have mercy on his soul.


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

23 responses to “Sunday=Winkerbean Romance Day

  1. billytheskink

    Tom write tripe

  2. William Thompson

    Batugh draw on cave wall! With special brown color-lump!

  3. William Thompson

    My Halloween tribute to Les Moore can be seen here:

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    This whole mess reminds me of the time my wife made me attend a charity event for diabetes. I felt ashamed. This big pageant all under the guise of raising money, really was about the ego boosting of the people running the event.

    All these rich write girls with their fancy titles. Vice President of this Chief Officer of that…big salaries. All the cool people attending, they felt good about playing this charade. Pictures were taken, everyone all smiles. Look at all the good we are doing.

    It was disgusting. My wife mentioned that at least this phony party got people to pony up the dough that they otherwise wouldn’t part with. I guess that is true, but it tells me their heart isn’t in it. The highest order of charity is when one gives anonymously and the receiver can receive the money without shame.

    So Batty is like these rich white gals throwing a party. He brags about helping others, but he uses this to chase awards….to show he cares.

    I want to give Batty the benefit of the doubt. But if he really cares, then help cancer patients pay their medical bills, and do it in private. Your convoluted tales of woe help nobody. And to rehash Lisa’s story now is to cheapen things even more. What’s wrong with you man…what’s wrong…

  5. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Some people only get the Sunday editions. If my first two experiences with this comic were last Sunday and this Sunday – applauding the leaves and then today’s bullshit – I’d wonder who the two adult retards were.

    “Oog wear suit pants and dress shirt. Gather wood. Make fire!”

    “I am sofa king wee tall did.”

    • Epicus Doomus

      Man, if you only read FW on Sundays it must be even weirder than reading it every day is. I mean you’d have no idea who anyone was or what was happening a solid 95% of the time. There might even be Sunday-only readers who think FW is some sort of far-out surrealist kind of thing and honestly who could blame them?

    • Jimmy

      What’s up with your bigotry? Some of us really don’t appreciate that word.

      • Double Sided Scooby Snack


        Bigotry? Bite me hard, snowflake.

      • Double Sided Scooby Snack

        To be fair, I went back over my post to try to figure out what hurt your feewings. Hmmmm… you don’t appreciate “that word.” Gosh… I used so many. Let’s see… Oh, I said “bullshit.” Are you a liberal democrat? If so, I just categorized your entire political platform. Yikes. What do you want me to call it? Let’s put our heads together and think of a different term for socialist nonsense.

        Retards? That’s true. It’s a terrible, terrible word. You should never call retarded people “retards.” You call your FRIENDS “retards” when they’re acting retarded.

        Feel better, dear?

      • Enchantress

        Great. Another crybaby. Give us a list of words that offend you.

  6. Doghouse Reilly

    So, is every Sunday henceforth reserved for a “Mr. and Mrs. Winkerbean Act Like Morons” incident? And Holly may well be pronouncing the word as “gud”, which would sound about the same as “good,” but how on Earth would Funky know that? Once again, Lord of Language Battyuk shows off his inability to translate a verbal homophone joke to the printed page.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      No. No. Stop it. Can’t say “moron.” Nope. Made “Jimmy” cry.

      Now I have to hold him until he falls asleep.

  7. Epicus Doomus

    Autumn…Batom Incorporated’s most very favoritest time of year. Leaves, fireplaces, killing off longtime characters, long sleeves…it sure is wondrous all right. Enjoy it while you can, as the annual Thanksgiving-thru-March crippling snowfall will be here before you know it.

    You know, the way the Bull mega-prestige arc just abruptly pivoted into this nightmarish “Lisa’s Story” movie is in stark contrast to last year, when the Wally/Adeela arc ran uninterrupted for like seven or eight full weeks, much to everyone’s disgust. Which got me to thinking, which is better, when he chops up his stories and leaves them dangling for weeks or months at a time or when he just runs a very long arc straight through?

    After some contemplation the consensus between myself and the weekend cleaning crew here at SoSF World Headquarters is that neither is better and they both suck equally. Both methods are all downside and no upside, as paradoxical as that may seem. The disappointment FW readers feel on Monday when they discover a long tedious arc is still going is the same as suddenly remembering a story he dropped out of nowhere weeks or months before. You lose either way.

    Coming on Monday: the WHS school board is plunged into chaos after Roberta’s desiccated corpse is discovered atop the kudzu vine-covered and long-forgotten scissor lift. The NYT runs a piece about FW setting the Guinness world record for longest unresolved comic strip plot thread.

  8. Paul Jones

    This is banal, silly and trite, that’s true. It’s still way better than watching Les be the same dreary asshole he was in high school. Forty-odd years have passed and the stupid oik is still whining about how unfamiliar situations are bad things meant to hurt him he must avoid.

    • Gerard Plourde

      While I could do without the cutesy poo fake cave man talk, I have to agree that seeing Funky and Holly relaxing like a normal late middle-aged couple is preferable to the Bull suicide arc and the “Les the tortured literary genius in his own mind looking a gift horse in the mouth” arc that he’s serving up in the daily strips.

      This Les strip is particularly annoying. Mason is offering him a second chance at getting residual payments that could help fund his retirement (or help pay Summer’s seven years worth of student loans).

      Beedy-eyed nit picker that I am, I also have to ask why Les isn’t letting his literary agent Ann Apple handle negotiations. If he didn’t terminate his contract with her he could be violating its provisions.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Yeah, another rich and well developed character that Batty just kicked to the curb.

        But she’s not really an agent. I hear she bilked some dumb old lady out of cash to get her murder mystery self published on Amazon.

  9. Count of Tower Grove

    *sigh* Gud greef.

  10. matt2amy

    And unlike Ed Crankshaft, Flunky can build a fire with no gasoline.