I’m writing this before the Sunday strip becomes available, as is usual for Sunday and Funky Winkerbean. Thus, I have no idea what it might be. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more trivia associated with the upchucking upcoming Lisa’s Story movie, but we might get Funky and Holly at home, or–in a massive middle finger to “continuity”–Funky and Les out for a morning run. Remember the time Les flew to Africa, then flew back to Ohio in the middle of his trek up Mount Kilimanjaro so he could comment on Funky’s new car? He then immediately flew back and ended up back with his tour group. Lucky for them, huh? Probably, that’ll be revised so that it was Mason’s private plane doing all that plague bacillus transporting, even though Mason was but a glimmer in Batiul’s eye back then, because when you have awards to win, tiny little details like telling a coherent story are totally unimportant.
UPDATE: Oh my goodness, Lisa’s Story is the most tragic and heart-rending story every told. Every detail is just more piteous and disturbing. Why? Is it because her suffering reaches deep into the soul, and illustrates the grand scheme of life in all its glory, which is then only cut from us cruelly, and discarded, along with all our dreams?
No, it’s because it gave an asshole like Les Moore the gateway to fame and respect–two things that should never have come close to this utterly loathsome gibbering slime-sheet. I would give–(checks pocket change)–$1.78 if Mason would just dump Les into the fountain and say, “What a waste of space you are. Good luck getting an airline ticket out of here; after I use my enormous fame to blacken your reputation forever, no one will want to touch you.”
Heck, I could go as high as $2.56. Let me check under the couch cushions, and I might be able to sweeten that even more!
And…that’s all from me for this go-round. Thank you all for your indulgence and for being a great audience. Your contributions make this site what it is. And please, a warm round of applause for Epicus Doomus, who takes over the center seat starting Monday. Excelsior!