Link To Today’s Real Strip

Ha! Fooled ya! Funky isn’t dying, at least not today. If you missed yesterday’s “real” strip, no you didn’t. Funky on the treadmill reading e-mails…one of FW’s most beloved “running” gags. Get it? Anyhow, Lard Ass has been going to that gym for the better part of a decade now, so you’d think he wouldn’t be quite this imbecilic by this point.

And that BatHam, always with the e-mail gags. It’s like how my parents were with VCRs, this internet stuff will never not be voodoo to him, no matter how dated it gets.


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21 responses to “E-Fail

  1. Thanks everyone who fell for yesterday’s April Fool’s gag and to everyone who played along.

    • Epicus Doomus

      It’s so funny how a character apparently suffering a heart attack isn’t especially eyebrow-raising within the context of the Funkyverse.

      • William Thompson

        Spirit-raising, yes, but not eyebrow-raising.

      • In fairness, I gave Funky a heart attack two years ago on 4/1. That was a Sunday strip and a little harder to pull off! Not everyone was fooled. And I wish I’d saved it, but a couple years before that, I posted that Batiuk had signed a deal for a Starbuck Jones spinoff comic strip. I even went to the trouble of buying the domain clevelanddotcom.info to host the fake news story by reporter “Dick Hertz.”

    • ian'sdrunkenbeard

      You got me good! I even did a parody of your fake! Well played!

    • William Thompson

      Er, um, yes, playing along! That’s what I was doing! Honest!

  2. You guys: one week from today marks the 10th Anniversary of Son of Stuck Funky. Past anniversaries have been marked by prize giveaways, and I might still decide to offer some modest prize, but basically nobody really wants Funky Winkerbean merch. But I thought that between the annivesary and the current lockdown, it might be fun to try and gather online in a Zoom chat. Please take a moment to respond in the poll below whether you’d like to take part. Tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday, April 7, at 8:00 EDT. I” post the next day’s strip and, once we figure out how Zoom works, pick it apart.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Does anyone else think that when Batiuk is writing strips like this, he’s cackling out loud and shrieking “Take that!” and naming the cool kids he went to high school with?

  4. billytheskink

    So can TB also not walk and read at the same time, or is this just the latest way he’s dumping on Funky?

  5. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  6. William Thompson

    I like to think that the real-world counterparts of Funky, Lisa, Cindy Summers and Bull Bushka sometimes read the strip, wonder why the name “Tom Batiuk” sounds familiar, then finish their breakfasts, go to work and never think of the strip again.

  7. justifiable

    “It’s like how my parents were with VCRs, this internet stuff will never not be voodoo to him, no matter how dated it gets.”

    Oh man, so this. I have no doubt that “don’t turn it on, it’ll start a fire!” goes through Todd’s tiny mind whenever he approaches anything that doesn’t have a hand crank protruding from the side.

  8. Paul Jones

    We get the same “every computer is HAL 9000” nonsense on Crankshaft this week because Cranky doesn’t understand that there are people called “programmers.”

    • justifiable

      Those are the rat-bastards that ruined the Batman TV series and destroyed his belief system and entire philosophy of life, right?

  9. Banana Jr. 6000

    You sure fooled me yesterday. Well played.

  10. Banana Jr. 6000

    Funky checking his email? He works at a pizza restaurant, not an office. Email isn’t a primary means of keeping in personal contact, and hasn’t been since the days of AOL. Hell, the town barely seems to have landline telephones. This anachronism stew of technology makes the joke even more forced than it already is.