Today’s strip brings up many Funkyverse Altering Questions (FAQ), which I will attempt to answer below.
So Young Crazy apparently lost/water-damaged the smartphone, is this TB’s cheap way of maintaining Act III’s status quo?
Yes. More convenient than a Neal Rubin Gil Thorp plot conclusion, isn’t it?
Shouldn’t I be asking the questions, not you?
Does that badly taped sign in panel 1 say “Smew Reunion”?
Is Les doing his trademark waddling off underneath the Smew Reunion sign?
Is that Donna, Holly, or Mary Sue looking over Crazy’s shoulder?
Which words coming through the time phone in panel 2 are onomatopoeias and which are things Young Crazy is actually saying?
Judging by the lettering, “splash” is an onomatopoeia while Young Crazy is speaking “ooops” and “pa-loop”, both popular vernacular in 1978.
What hath Jobs (and Woz) wrought?
An immeasurable number of fictional computers made by parody companies named after produce (and at least one real-life example). “Pineapple” falls somewhere between Kumquat and Banana on the scale of bad to thoroughly terrible Apple parodies.
Shouldn’t Crazy have specifically told his younger self to buy Pineapple stock in 1996 or 1997?
Yes he should have, but because of his lack of specificity we were spared references to McHale Swindler and Bil Spamelio, which is a plus.
Into what liquid did Young Crazy accidentally drop the smartphone?
Search me… Maybe the Time Pool, though none of the gang looked wet after passing through it.
What did Crazy tell his younger self to do with the smartphone before buying Pineapple stock?
He, uh… Oh.
Sorry, FAQ over. I need to take a shower, followed by another shower.