By Popular Demand, It’s Moore Les!

Oh, yay. More Les and Mason and Lisa’s story. And what’s this twist? The womenfolk are wandering off into the darkness while their men handle the real business? Wow, Cayla’s talking a lot, I’m sure it’s funny and/or insightful. Oh, wait. She’s just saying Les is unsure about this? I had no idea. I think Batiuk should spend five more days repeating that point without adding any humor or advancing the “plot” a bit. What are the odds that’s exactly what’s going to happen?


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23 responses to “By Popular Demand, It’s Moore Les!

  1. billytheskink

    I was going to say that I am so terribly sorry for all of us (especially our tour guide Spiff) that this story arc is continuing, but the word “continue” by definition means to “persist in an activity or process” which is not at all something that is happening here.

    • comicbookharriet

      I would say that this arc is horribly persistent. Persistent like polio. In that it remains by the barest of margins, only surviving in remote places where tradition and misinformation prevent eradication despite the best efforts of the rest of the world to stamp it out.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    I was hoping he’d pause this one for a few weeks, then I realized the Ohio Music Educators conference is right around the corner and you know what that means. So basically we’re f*cked either way. Les is worried, Les is concerned, Les is conflicted, Les is the single worst character in the history of fiction. And onward goes this thing of ours.

  3. William Thompson

    Cayla and Cindy are celebrating MLK’s birthday by walking out in a nonviolent protest of this strip. And now that the good people have left the scene, it’s up to the rest of us to dig two holes in the sand, bury Mason and Creepy Les up to their scrawny necks, and wait for the tide to come in.

  4. William Thompson

    Right now the moon is in its last quarter. By the time this fictional night ends, the moon will be full again and Batiuk will say he was right all along.

  5. Charles

    So the film doesn’t even have financing and the producer is arguing with the source writer about who will be in the cast. Never mind that the writer has not demonstrated any knowledge to suggest that he possesses any expertise on this question whatsoever.

    I don’t think this is how these things work, you guys.

  6. Banana Jr. 6000

    Cindy should be the person to call BS on Les’ behavior. She’s worked in major media, she grew up in Westview, and knows what a dweeb he (and Lisa) really is. Nope! Let’s explore Les’ feelings some more, without ever addressing what the problem is, or forcing him to make a decision.

    Because Lord knows that wouldn’t be tedious at all, after these women have been sitting on the beach for hours, listening to nothing but “I don’t like it!” “That’s what Lisa said about her chemo!” “You and 30 million other people!” while Mason does everything but buy Les a unicorn. The telekinetic kid from The Twilight Zone wasn’t catered to this much.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I know. What real woman would sit around listening to a guy like Les constantly drone on about his deceased wife?

      You think any of those New York Times readers are still following this strip?

      • Count of Tower Grove

        Other than myself, and I’ve been here for some time now, I doubt the other six readers of the Times are.

    • Perfect Tommy

      I’d pay good money to see Less get sent to the cornfield.

  7. Paul Jones

    The worst thing you can do to a dreary little oik like Les is just up and tell him what a boring psycho he is. The truly pathetic tend to react by exploding in feeble-witted rage.

  8. AmigoLupus

    Boy, it sure is convenient that the women excused themselves from the scene so we won’t get to hear their opinions or input on Cancerwife: The Book: The Movie.

  9. Gerard Plourde

    So over the last year we’ve had a series of rushed, incomplete and incoherent story arcs (for example Butter Brinkle and Bull’s CTE). Now, when it comes to this stale revisit to the saga of Les and Lisa, we are getting endless repetition and excruciating, pointless detail.

  10. Banana Jr. 6000

    It’s not so much detail as it is an endless exploration of Les’ feelings. Detail would at least tell you something.

  11. sgtsaunders

    Just tell Les it will be animated – like a comic book come to life! – and he’ll go for anything.

  12. Professor Fate

    “Oh that wacky Les. no matter how good things get, he’s going to get all pissy about it. He’s been like that since high school”
    “Tell me about it, if anything he’ gotten worse”
    “Let’s look for a rock to cave his skull in.”
    “Only thing to do.”

  13. I’m sure Batiuk’s idea is that Les’ suffering is so profound that no one can portray it properly.

    Well, Batiuk isn’t portraying it properly, as Les comes across as a self-centered ass who, in real life, would drive everyone away from him

  14. Hannibal's Lectern

    The word zeppelins coming from Cindy’s mouth are talking about Less and Masonne, but her expression is more along the lines of, “hey, girl, those idiots will be busy for the next hour; let’s duck behind the bushes and make out.”

  15. Jimmy

    Is Mason an unfortunate soul who is typecast, or is he a power broker? He can’t really be both.

  16. Westview Radiology

    Flunky Lesterbean gets worse every day.

  17. CRM114

    The Snark is strong today!!

  18. hitorque

    Did I miss something? Who the hell made Les the producer??