Banned Room Revolution.

Today’s strip, when it drops.

Well, it’s been a real teeter-totter of a shift. One week of super-depressing Lesplotation misery porn, and another week of weightless recycled turkey gags. But you how the old song goes: When you’re up, you’re up. And when you’re down, you’re down. And when you’re only halfway up, it’s Sunday and the strip isn’t available for preview.

Our glorious leader TFHackett, is assuming his place on the podium tomorrow. Please treat him with the respect due a founding father of our blogiverse. He’s chopped down Lisa trees, and crossed the mighty Cuyahoga, and seen our troops through the frigid winters of Ohio. He stood up to the rotten king who tried to silence our freedoms through C&D, and brought us to this promised land.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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21 responses to “Banned Room Revolution.

  1. Thank you. CBH, for your hosting duties which, as always, are educational and hilarious.

    • comicbookharriet

      Thanks BC! We’ve got an awesome team of hosts bringing the snark, and everyone brings some special tool to the table where we dissect this weird strip.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Dinkle’s obnoxious sniveling aside, it’s not the worst FW Sunday strip gag ever. And Lefty finally getting one over on Harry will no doubt do wonders for her self-esteem and might even totally transform her character going forward.

    Just kidding. The next time we see Becky she’ll no doubt be scolding some slack-jawed anon-o-student about not practicing as a cackling Dinkle reminisces about burning students alive or whatever they did back in 1974. Man, I can’t believe band turkey arc season has already come and gone. Blizzard season is practically right around the corner.

  3. William Thompson

    “Three dimensions? No wonder Dinkle is aghast. That’s at least two more dimensions that any Funkyverse character has.

  4. billytheskink

    I imagine something called a “band turkey” that was sold unrefrigerated door-to-door already tasted quite like plastic, so Dinkle taking Lefty at face value is understandable.

  5. Banana Jr. 6000

    Hey, did you guys know you can do your band turkey sales on bandigogo now? You totally can!

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Yeah, because if it weren’t for the technology being too advanced, he’d come out of retirement tomorrow. That’s actually the only thing holding him back, other than being deaf (oh, Batnesia forgot about that) and being over 80 years old.

    And why should Young Lad BECK worry? Even if he came out of retirement, and the school system let him, where is it written he’d get a job at that school and that dumb ol’ one armed gorl would be fired??

    “Hello, school system? This is Hairy Dongle, the greatest band director and band candy salesman ever. I’m coming out of retirement, so of course I want my job as Westview High band director back.”

    “Oh. We thought you were still the band director there and that 14 year old boy was your right hand man.”

    “Heh heh heh… I’ll have to use that one. Anywayz, get me one of those little Teacher Badges. And fire BECK. Was never worth a fuck in the first place. Couldn’t do the job.”

    “Oh, because of the missing arm.”

    “No, because she’s a DUMB OL’ GORL!”

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      I can totally see Westview working this way, though. “Oh sorry, the person you replaced nine years ago wanted to come out of retirement, so you’re fired.”

  7. Paul Jones

    It’s a good thing that we’re probably the only people who actually read this any more. That way, no one is confused by a sudden eruption of Dinkle being a technopeasant.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I would have been confused, but Batty showed the sign on the door that says “Band Room”. Glad that crucial detail was there or I wouldn’t have known what was going on.

      • Doghouse Reilly

        Did anyone else notice that the presumably handmade (sorry, Becky) sign identifying the Band Room is affixed to the inside of the door? This makes it useless when the door is closed, which one assumes it usually would be for classes or band practice (yes, Harry, bands practice). That’s just the kind of attention to detail which I’ve come to expect from FW over the years.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    A friend of mine sings in the SF Gay Men’s chorus and I got to see a rehearsal last month when I was visiting SF. I was surprised to see that all of them used iPads instead of normal sheet music. The app they used allowed them to annotate and take notes. Pretty neat stuff.

    I wonder if high school bands do that too.

    • William Thompson

      Westview HS has always been paperless. Cuneiform has always been on the curricula and clay tablets are dirt cheap. As the students say when they use a stylus, stick with what works!

      Oh, crap. I just gave Batiuk a couple of bad jokes. He’ll take them and stretch them into a three week arc.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      They would, but those greedy citizens won’t pass the school levy, so it’s paper music for now.

      • Banana Jr. 6000

        If I lived in that crappy town, and saw the sad output of that school system every day, I wouldn’t give it any money either.

  9. erdmann

    And the final score: seven days, seven references to Bandigogo by name. It’s a new Bandigogo record. You know, Batiuk had a lot of people worried when he failed to mention Bandigogo Friday, but he picked up the spare today, not only naming Bandigogo twice but actually giving us a glimpse of the Bandigogo website. Well played, Tom. You’re the Bandigogo cartoonist of the month. Sponsored by Bandigogo.

    And with that I hope never to see or type that dumb name ever again.

  10. Don

    Of course, they’re not 3D-printed. They’re delivered with Montoni Patented Pizza Drone technology. Oh, did I say “patented”? I knew there was something he forgot to do…

  11. Doghouse Reilly (Minneapolis)

    Don’t worry, Becky. Toxic Taco us always hiring!

  12. Everybody knows you can’t 3D print band turkeys. For that, you need a fax machine.