Veni, Vidi, Veggie

The comix site’s not cooperating once again; looks like we will have to wait until midnight Eastern time to be repelled by Friday’s strip.


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37 responses to “Veni, Vidi, Veggie

  1. CRM114

    More evidence of computers becoming sentient. Even they can’t stand the FW crap. “Gort. Klaatu barada nikto.” ( Translation: destroy Westview and all inhabitants. ASAP,

  2. Doghouse Reilly (Philadelphia)

    Never have so many waited for so little from so few.

  3. Banana Jr. 6000

    Ooh! Ooh! I bet they kiss Les’ ass again, and he gives a snotty, passive-aggressive response!

  4. Batiuk should just fill the strip with pictures of his bowel movements. They’d have more substance, and they’d obviously have more effort put into their creation.

  5. bigd1992

    TomBat thinks Les is a hero, but Les might be the most hated character in comics. The strip would be more interesting if Tom embraced Les as a villain.

  6. Doghouse Reilly (Philadelphia)

    Actually, I don’t think Midnight will do it. It’s been my experience here in the Mid-Atlantic that, ever since Daylight Savings Time started back in March, Comics Kingdom’s chronometer didn’t update, so they don’t switch over to the new day until 1:00 a.m. EDT. Anyone else have that experience?

  7. Epicus Doomus

    Honestly, the idea that The Syndicate is making it MORE difficult to even see the content tells you plenty about how that racket operates.

  8. Hitorque

    Grilled chicken salad with no chicken? Just order a regular salad, dumbass… Nevermind the fact that a food stand like this has all their salads pre-wrapped because this isn’t fuckin’ Chipotle…

    And am I really to believe that Les didn’t eat any breakfast at whatever five-star hotel Masone is footing the bill for?

    And out of all the outrageous things TomBa has asked us to believe, some random actress dressed like Anne of Cleves thinks veganism in Hollywood is something strange and exotic?!

    • Doghouse Reilly (Philadelphia)

      “Grilled chicken salad with no chicken” just means that Battyuk–via Les–is mangling a classic Jack Nicholson scene from the 1970 film “Five Easy Pieces.”

      And what are the chances that the Queen of Hearts is going to strike up a conversation with our “hero,” who will decide on the spot that she is actually the perfect human vessel to become the cinematic avatar of Dead St. Lisa, leaving Les (with help from CIndy?) into a conflict with Masonne, who still wants Marianne for the part? Anything to liven up this stale and lifeless plotline would be okay by me at this point,

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Worse, he used the v word. Nails on a chalkboard.

  9. billytheskink

    At least Les is consistent. Struggling high school student, fawning book signing attendee, ostensible “friend”, wealthy and successful Hollywood muckity muck, and even low wage studio commissary cashier… Doesn’t matter who you are, Les treats you like gum he just discovered stuck to the bottom of his shoe.

  10. Epicus Doomus

    Now it’s lunch in Hollywood. There’s this thing called “imagination” where “writers” start with a premise then create interesting events, which is called “storytelling”. The object (normally) is to “entertain”.

    Then there’s BatYam’s innovative approach, where the premise is all there is and the “story”, as it were, is just a bunch of random meaningless stuff, like the outside of buildings, parking lots and sandwiches. If Batom had written “Moby Dick” it would have been 1200 pages about a visit to the shop where they made the sails.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Call me Battyam

    • Margaret

      So, so true. It’s beyond amazing how the strip always avoids showing the events that would actually make up the story. But you forgot the part where he introduces a sub plot that’s actually interesting, talks about it for a while and then completely abandons it like it never happened, with no resolution. Like Dinkle going deaf. (The same thing happened in FBOFW, if I recall correctly, with Ellie’s father developing alzheimer’s and then suddenly not.) So in Batiuk’s Moby Dick, the sail shop would have a mysterious locked room that no one had entered in a hundred years, and they’d look for the key for a few chapters and not find it and then it would never be mentioned again.

  11. Barnaby Scones

    Just you watch. This woman’s name is going to be Anne Bowlin’ or Renee Sans-Faire.

    • Doghouse Reilly (Philadelphia)

      Cathy Aragon? Curleen Howard? Jackie Parr? Jane Seymour…no wait, that one’s been done.

  12. comicbookharriet

    Yes, hon. Les is veggie. He’s been in a persistent vegetative state for at least ten years.

  13. William Thompson

    “Chicken salad, hold the chicken, extra chicken shit.”

  14. Paul Jones

    The problem is that Batiuk isn’t sharp enough to foresee people sitting back and asking themselves “How did she know?”

  15. Scott J Lovrine

    Is Batiuk writing Mark trail now?

  16. louder

    …little does our hero realize that the person next to him is actually Marianne, dressed as Lisa. That’s how Less find out “there have been changes!”

  17. Rusty Shackleford

    Ha ha ha, a grilled chicken salad without the chicken. Meh, Bloom County did it better with their “Burger without a bun” spoof of Burger King:
    You can’t have it that way!

  18. Doghouse Reilly (Philadelphia)

    Hey, isn’t that Frankie, Darrin’s sleazy biological father and the guy who retro-assaulted Lisa, working the food truck so that he can dig up some dirt for the tabloids on the set of “Lisa’s Story II: With a Vengeance”?

    • Hitorque

      I hope it is Frankie… I’d love to know why his grand scheme to make millions gleaning juicy backlot gossip and selling it to TMZ hasn’t earned him dollar number one yet and three years later he’s still slinging Starbucks and gluten free slop to the Les Moores of Hollywood…

  19. Banana Jr. 6000

    This strip is so stupid it should have been rejected by the publishing syndicate. It is an embarrassment.

    Really, Tom Batiuk is going to food-shame Hollywood? With Les, a guy who lives at Montoni’s and only knows how to cook peas and hot dogs? But that’s the intent here. Look how our Hollywood starlet is having a donut (or possibly a bagel) and coffee, while Gallant showily orders a salad. And she’s so stupid she doesn’t know the word for “vegetarian” or “vegan”, in a place and industry where practically everybody is one. All so Les can sit there in his cheap sport coat and his skunk hair and his douchebag goatee and make his “I’m so superior” face for the 738,000th time. And act like an asshole in ways no real person would tolerate.

    Considering how much Batiuk hates Hollywood people, Les sure does act like one.

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  21. spacemanspiff85

    Does Batiuk think that they don’t have garden salads in Hollywood?