Cidu Bill on Mar 17th 2017
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Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2013
Those who hate-read Funky Winkerbean over at Son of Stuck Funky are of the general consensus that Tom Batiuk meant “neurotic,” not Nordic:
And today’s “probable misuse of neurotic” synchronicity is completed over at Tina’s Groove, and I have to tag this “CIDU” as well:
Cidu Bill on Mar 26th 2013
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Cidu Bill on Dec 8th 2012
Mike: We beat up on Batiuk a lot, so maybe he should be thrown a rose when he gets a decent laugh. (and this also echoes the strips transformation over time)
Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2012
Cidu Bill on Apr 16th 2012
A couple of people asked me about this, and my first instinct was that “restricted text message” is something that exists only in Tom Batiuk’s reality. A quick peek at the rest of the week’s strips confirms this.
The Son of Stuck Funky site has an entire glossary of expressions and concepts unique to Funkytown.
Cidu Bill on Dec 2nd 2011
Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2011
Cidu Bill on Nov 7th 2011
Cidu Bill on Jul 20th 2011
And we’re back live.
Of course by “live” I mean I put this comic in the queue back in June and it would have gone live this morning whether I’d come home from Boston or not.
And it happens to be several years old.
So what answer was he looking for?
Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2011
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Cidu Bill on May 12th 2011
Cidu Bill on Apr 2nd 2011
What sort of horse’s ass of a teacher cuts into a lunch line?
(And in case anybody’s wondering, yes, there are schools in which teachers and students eat together and stand in line together)
Cidu Bill on Mar 13th 2011
Can’t really blame Batiuk for this one, of course, since he works with a long lead time. There was far less excuse for the comic (I can’t remember which strip) poking fun at the Queen Mum, which happened to have been published the day she died. I mean yeah, strips are generally written and submitted three weeks ahead, but… she was what, a hundred and three years old? You really have to know you’re pushing your luck there.
Cidu Bill on Feb 15th 2011
at this new address
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Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2010
Is “four pencils and an eraser” another well-known phrase that Tom Batiuk made up? And is that actually a punchline?
I’d actually have described four regular basketball players and a much taller center as a message from Batiuk to his readers.
Cidu Bill on Nov 28th 2010
Cidu Bill on Oct 21st 2010
The reporter is too young to know what “nonfiction memoir” means? She’s too young to have been following the Funky Winkerbean strip and therefore doesn’t know who Lisa is? I’m stumped.
Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2010
He should really take it up with Batiuk, who draws him to look like he’s at least 70 years old. And not a spry 70-year-old either.
Anyway, a discount’s a discount, isn’t it? And we’ve seen how tight Funky is with a buck (also see here).
Cidu Bill on Aug 9th 2010
In Ohio this t-shirt would imply “anger management issues”?? In New York, assuming the pizza place was reasonably popular, a t-shirt with this sort of attitude would sell like, well, New York pizza.
That being said, of course… a piece of pizza? I’ve never heard that before in my life. Once again, Batiuk is apparently making up a phrase for the sake of basing a gag around it. Dude, that’s not how puns work.