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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Posted in 1 by cesco7 on November 10, 2009

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  1. JustAGuyGuy said, on November 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Yesterday’s Funky Winkerbean ended with Wally buying at least two 6-packs of beer.

    My point being, you may be one week away from a career as a psychic.

  2. Naked Bunny with a Whip said, on November 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    A psychic or a guy who drew a quick comic strip after reading yesterday’s FW.

  3. Dan said, on November 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Took me a while to realize that wasn’t a tapeworm.

  4. Naked Bunny with a Whip said, on November 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    P.S. This strip is extra good if you imagine Gil Grissom delivering the narration.

  5. Charlene said, on November 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t buy it: nobody ever dies that quickly in FW.

    • Sili said, on November 12, 2009 at 11:33 am

      Well, that looks like a short-drop to me, rather than a long-drop, so he’s going to die a slow death of suffocation rather than a quick, painless snapped neck.

  6. cheech wizard said, on November 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I usually visualize Tom Batiuk as sitting at his drawing table, idly chewing on the barrel of a pistol, while composing FW.

  7. Howabominable (aka Lindsey ^_^) said, on November 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Today’s Funky Winkerbean, where Wally closes the drapes on his window so the public can’t look in while he drinks himself to death, is really uplifting. I love that comic!

  8. Mollyscribbles said, on November 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Yeah . . . the main issue with this is that no FW character gets out that quickly. They don’t get to opt for suicide; it’s always slow and lingering.

    • Citric said, on November 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

      It could always be a failed suicide and lingering brain damage.

  9. OnlyMeMaynard said, on November 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    FW makes real life seem utterly delightful by comparison.

  10. Harold said, on November 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    So this is what death by cancer looks like?

  11. Tazistan Jen said, on November 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    When I saw this, I thought it was symbolic, like in physics when something perturbs a line, resulting in some oscillation, and then the line returns to equilibrium. But that works better for lighter hearted, funny comics, where everyone returns to normal after each story arc.

  12. Jym said, on November 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    =v= Hey, I tried to help Wally Winkerbean. I found a WestViewDating.com website for him, even:

    http://joshreads.com/?p=3840

    Tragically, that’s the West View in Pennsylvania, not Ohio. Probably ran out of gas money, thanks to me. My bad.

  13. Tehanu said, on November 11, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Pardon the simplistic response, but *GIGGLES*!!!

  14. Ed Power, Cage Writer said, on November 11, 2009 at 3:24 am

    What I like about this is it also recalls the old strips when FW was funny and Les used to have to try to climb the rope in gym class every year. That would be a nice call back if the strip ever ends…having Les hang himself with that gym rope.

    (sigh) I miss when FW was funny. 😦

  15. The Bad Seed said, on November 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

    This would be a Saturday strip. The rest of the week:
    Monday – buy beer and frozen dinners
    Tuesday – draw curtains at home
    Wednesday – drink a beer sprawled on the sofa, with 11 empties scattered around
    Thursday – tie a noose in a rope
    Friday – toss a rope over a rafter
    Saturday – this strip
    Sunday – Hilarity ensues when Les drops a pizza and it looks like the face of Rush Limbaugh
    Monday – another random story begins as Summer starts Driver Ed
    Remember, endings have to be earned.

  16. Paul1963 said, on November 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Continuing: Tuesday, Summer is driving with Les, who, being Les, is jumping at everything.
    Wednesday: Les says something overprotective, Summer smirks while replying and–this is important–looking away from the road for a fraction of a second. Les screams “LOOK OUT!” and Summer freaks.
    Thursday: Same as last panel of Wednesday, then a loud THUMP!, then we see that Summer has hit someone.
    Friday: Because it’s not bad enough for Summer to have hit someone while driving, it turns out to be someone she and/or Les knows.
    Saturday: Vamping for time as Les and Summer agonize over this latest trauma.
    Sunday: Batiuk redraws a Silver-Age comic-book cover (or has one of his comic-book-artist pals do so).
    Monday: The tragedy continues for at least another week while Batiuk decides whether Summer has killed her/Les’ friend/colleague/classmate or merely crippled them for life.

  17. Kevin A said, on November 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    While I feared suicide with the 2nd six-pack, I knew the frozen dinner indicated Wally’s intent was the opposite: to attempt to live through the day honoring what had cost him so much. He wouldn’t want to risk a public breakdown, outburst, or psychic break, or by his suppressing any of them, quiet organ failure. I do think Wally believes in the military.


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