The Ego And The Idiot

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Or you could just TELL US what Funky forgot. Geez Louise, this one is glacially-paced even by FW throwaway arc standards. Maybe we’ll get lucky and it’ll turn out to be his tax return and the IRS will arrest him and shutter Montoni’s forever, prompting a town-wide recession and eventual riot in which Les Moore is killed by a vicious mob of unemployed pizza-starved goons. I mean I doubt it, but you gotta have hope. But alas, it’s probably just be something incomprehensibly stupid like it always is.

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23 responses to “The Ego And The Idiot

  1. William Thompson

    Wait, what? Does this mean Funky has a conscious mind?

  2. William Thompson

    I hope that Cayla’s sneer in the banner means “So you heard about my plan to trap Les in a high school locker? Too late, loser! I did it after Bull’s funeral–and left him to starve to death!”

  3. Another example of strips where people hold coffee cups in a weird, unnatural way.

    …yeah, that’s all I got out of it.

    • CRM114

      I always considered “Mary Worth” to be the *hands* award winner. Yow, how their wrists were articulated.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    It’s sort of obvious how BatYap doesn’t think much of Holly, as her witty rejoinders are always less wry and more dunderheaded than the other wife character’s are. Of course she slips in a few jabs at Funky here and there, as who doesn’t, but she’s definitely noticeably dumber than, well, almost everyone except maybe Crazy. And he’s supposed to be zany.

  5. billytheskink

    Funky’s probably forgetting why he and Holly started eating cream of wheat for breakfast. Which is silly because you don’t have to remember why you started to stop doing so.

  6. Paul Jones

    Watch it be the fault of his being more popular than Les that he forgot to ask what happened with Bull. Batiuk’s brain is an omnishambles so we’re going to have to expect a leap of logic that’d get him a Nike ad.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Over on Crankshaft, Batty has been retelling his book signing stories.

    One commenter on CK sums it up nicely: “I see Tom’s beef is…Jeff Bezos killed book signings!”

    Mary Worth has been great. Iris getting fat, Wilbur being a drunken slob, and Zak can’t figure out flighty chicks. Yes, he said chicks. Good stuff! Wait, did I just say “stuff”.

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      It is amazing how unfavorably Funky Winkerbean compares to Mary Worth. The characters are more real and more relatable, the writing is better, the art is better, the story and pacing are a hundred times better. For what’s supposed to be a “funny” strip, FW is a bastion of drudgery and nothing.

      • timbuys

        Mary Worth has, so far back as I know, employed pro artists even if there was a period of decline at the end of Joe Giella’s stint.

  8. Rusty Shackleford: Over on Crankshaft, Batty has been retelling his book signing stories.

    I haven’t checked in with ‘Shaft in awhile…holy crap, the whole week has been themed “You Know It’s a Bad Book Signing When…” and they are all scenarios (“another author borrows your pen because you’ve not using it”) that surely have been experienced by Batiuk himself. I get it, “write what you know,” but it’s amazing that TB has found a topic even less relatable than “Comics Editor tries to get artwork from a procrastinating artist.” Is there an award for that?

    • Count of Tower Grove

      It looks like a week of Sally Forth’s “Sally’s Guide to. . .”

    • billytheskink

      “You know it’s a bad book signing when… Les Moore is there.”

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      And as usual, it is all centered on an untalented, hateful character: Lillian. Am I supposed to feel bad that no one’s interested in her crappy murder mystery? Because I don’t. It’s actually nice to see one of Batiuk’s many literary heroes getting a realistic reaction from the book-buying public for a change.

      • The Dreamer

        It means Funky has early stage Dementia, his mind is going. Soon all he will remember will be high school stuff. Its the next FW tragedy. Unfortunately unlike with Bull and St. Lisa he can’t eventually kill Funky off, because he would then have to rename the strip

  9. Professor Fate

    One can only assume that this forgettable (in so many ways) arc will finish on Saturday and we will then alas be back dealing with the care and feeding of the delicate genius.
    By the by this whole arc has bad links with the joke “I joined the Foreign Legion to Forget” “Forget what?” “I’ve forgotten” a joke that is so old that scientists now think it was covered in feathers and related to modern birds.

  10. The kitchen tiles are quite square. So there’s that.

  11. The Dreamer

    It means Funky has early stage Dementia, his mind is going. Soon all he will remember will be high school stuff. Its the next FW tragedy. Unfortunately unlike with Bull and St. Lisa he can’t eventually kill Funky off, because he would then have to rename the strip on

  12. Charles

    After running two strips in a row that are essentially the same, I think Batiuk should go big and submit two weeks of strips in a row where they’re all the same punchline.

    Oh, I forgot. He does that every time that damnable Dinkle shows up.