Do You Believe In Life After High School?

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Repeating the premise over and over always makes it funnier. Repeating the premise over and over always makes it funnier. See? There’s probably no cheaper dialog than “I can’t believe…”. “I can’t believe you knew Turtle Thompson!”…”I can’t believe how that guardrail just crumbled!”…”I can’t believe it’s been twelve years plus maybe ten more since Lisa died!”…a simple time-killing tactic courtesy of a simple time-killing man. If this was any other “writer” on the planet, the idea that he could get six full days out of this premise would really strain credulity. But here? Not so much.

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13 responses to “Do You Believe In Life After High School?

  1. Here’s an instance where those readers who only came aboard after that New York Times article will totally be scratching their heads. If the reader is not familiar with FW canon, this one’s not going to make a whole lot of sense.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    Not knowing the kind of dreams the person you’ve literally been sleeping next to for decades has seems odd.

  3. This is the sort of thing that could be funny over, say, a three day period.

    The problem is that Batiuk has scratched out “funny” with a sharpie, then scratched that over with a penknife.

    Stop trying to be funny, Batiuk. You’re only phoning it in, and you’re not fooling anyone.

  4. William Thompson

    Holly, Dr. Freud wants to hear more about this flaming baton and the explosive feelings it inspires. The rest of us want to go back to sleep.

  5. Doghouse Reilly

    Oh, come on, Holly! We all know it’s been years since you’ve seen a “flaming baton,” let alone an “explosion,” in the bedroom!

  6. Paul Jones

    I wish he’d stop projecting his desire to relive high school but win this time onto everyone else.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Posting the same comment as yesterday…

    I enjoyed the strip yesterday, but now he ruins it by dragging it out for another day.

    Then again, the theme last week was about lazy cartoonists, so I guess that theme continues this week.

  8. Count of Tower Grove

    Todd is no Larry David. The second episode of Curb, Larry has Cheryl’s aunt’s obit printed in the paper that was published with a typo “beloved cunt” instead of “beloved aunt.” Cheryl reads it aloud in front of her family, ‘. . . beloved cunt–‘ What! Larry, are you trying to be funny?”

    Another aunt says “Lemme see that! “. . . ‘beloved cunt!’ Are you trying to be funny?”
    Larry, “It’s a typo!”
    The uncle says “Lemme see that! ‘. . .beloved cunt!’ Are you trying to be funny?”
    Larry, “It’s a typo!”
    The lesson is don’t push a joke more than three times in a scene. Todd of course will miss this and we will gag on this the remainder of the week.

  9. billytheskink

    Oh yes, Holly’s flaming baton and the subsequent explosion, and Act I “classic”…

    Did Holly ever give an alibi or was she just never suspected in the Westview post office explosion of 1996?

  10. Gerard Plourde

    If Funky is worried about deadlines I would think that there ar more contemporary situations that his subconscious could provide rather than events almost a half century ago.