Well, will you look at that. That cranky old bus driver has finally been named! I guess Batiuk realized his word zeppelin wasn’t big enough to include “–what was his name, again? I can never remember–” so he was forced to use his real name.
And for Heaven’s sake, Cory, you’re going to wear holes in that countertop. How much polishing does it need, considering there hasn’t been a customer at all during this “story”? Talk about putting in the effort without obtaining a result.
That might be a good euphemism, come to think of it. “Tom Batiuk has been polishing the countertop on Funky Winkerbean for a couple of decades….”
Afterword: SoSF mourns the passing of Bill Bickel, host of “Comics I Don’t Understand.” He presented senseless comics that needed an explanation, and he and his commentors were always up to the task. “Senseless” also describes his passing, and the internet is poorer now. I’m not very good at deep thoughts, so I will just say that I will miss his wisdom.