Who’s The Floss?

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Consider this: this one was written in early 2019 or maybe early 2020, when BatYam was still free to get out and mingle at the pizzeria, local comic-cons and etc. Just wait until we get to the ones he wrote post-pandemic, when he’s been confined to his studio for days and weeks on end. Shudder.

Coming in 2021: Funky’s six week battle with the lint trap on the dryer comes to and end, although there’s no closure whatsoever, which is followed by the twelve week major prestige arc about Les’ clogged shower head.


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19 responses to “Who’s The Floss?

  1. J.J. O'Malley

    Comic book minutiae, angry wives, “Crankshaft”-like TV puns, and now dental floss ineptitude…boy, 2021 is shaping up to be quite a year in the Funkyverse, isn’t it?
    Strange thing is, this wouldn’t have been a bad joke in a one-panel strip like “The Lockhorns” or, Lord help me, “Six Chix” (which would have turned it into a “Laocoon” parody). But because of Battyuk’s inability to grasp comedic pacing, he drags it out to a second panel where Funky has to undercut the punchline, making in the graphic equivalent of a piece of lettuce stuck between two teeth.

  2. William Thompson

    Even when it comes to childish bathroom humor, Batiuk fails.

  3. Lord Flatulence

    Funny fucking old people.

  4. billytheskink

    We’re supposed to believe that Funky flosses? C’mon now…

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yeah was expecting a strip where Funky visits the dentist to get his last tooth pulled.

      Les, of course, has perfect teeth as Lisa was very pro-dentist.

  5. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    I predict that when the pandemic hits the Funkyverse, we could see a week’s reprise of “Is this an envelope which I see before me?”.

  6. Aurora Snorealis

    Please give us the Depends arc next!

  7. The Nelson Puppet

    He got paid for this…

  8. Gerard Plourde

    So today’s installment centers on being mean to one’s spouse. Let’s think about this. Funky goes to floss, is getting ready to cut the desired length, drops the container and the floss unspools. Just about all of us would feel like doofuses at that moment. To make ourselves feel better, we might use self-deprecating humor, like the statement made. But putting it into Holly’s mouth turns it into a cutting remark. It’s the difference between “Boy, did I do a dumb thing” and “Boy, did you do a dumb thing”. So either TomBa doesn’t recognize the difference (a possibility based on his past output) or he thinks being mean to somebody is funny (also possible based on his past output).

  9. Banana Jr. 6000

    Yesterday, ComicBookHarriet said Funky Winkerbean humor is merging with Crankshaft humor. I think it’s starting to merge with Pluggers humor as well. The last two days gave us “the plugger yo-yo” (dental floss) and “the plugger 4K tv” (costs $4000 and lacks modern features).

    • Rusty Shackleford

      And Crankshaft is still terrible. An entire week of listening to an old hag berate the young man who is trying to help her.

      Was so waiting for the young man to go off and berate her for being such a fool for not getting her slides digitized years ago, thus saving her the need to lug two slide projectors around. Idiot.

    • Mr. A

      I’m pretty sure “Plugger 4K TV” is when a plugger and his wife are watching TV, and then he pulls out two KitKat bars and hands one to her. (The TV is at least 30 years old, and they’re watching Bonanza.)

  10. The Duck of Death

    You either retire your comic young, or it lives long enough to morph into Pluggers.

  11. sgtsaunders

    Never mind that floss won’t do that. The little box is not heavy enough.That’s about 36 inches away from reality.