Archive for the 'Tom Batiuk' Category

Geezer Week

Cidu Bill on Jul 4th 2013

As if to remind me of my upcoming birthday, multiple people each sent me one of these “Geezer Alert” strips, none of which gave me a moment’s hesitation. To be fair, two of the three contained references from well before I was born.

So the question is, are all of these references well-known enough to take them out of geezer territory?

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Dennis the Menace, Funlky Winkerbean, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Norman Rockwell, Pardon My Planet, Tom Batiuk, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 64 responses so far

It’s just his neurosis that oughta be curbed

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:

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And today’s “probable misuse of neurotic” synchronicity is completed over at Tina’s Groove, and I have to tag this “CIDU” as well:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 27 responses so far

S.P. Charles: ”Not… a… clue…”

Cidu Bill on Mar 26th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 36 responses so far

S.P. Charles: ”What’s the joke even SUPPOSED to be here?”

Cidu Bill on Feb 27th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 19 responses so far

The what did WHAT now?

Cidu Bill on Jan 26th 2013

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I’m sorry, I can’t even parse that last sentence

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

Funky Tea

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)

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 33 responses so far

Two syllables… rhymes with ”labor”… (I assume)

Cidu Bill on Jul 31st 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

Where?

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comics | 4 responses so far

Restricted Text Messages

Cidu Bill on Apr 16th 2012

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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.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

Fluky Winkerbean

Cidu Bill on Dec 2nd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

DNA

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, DNA, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 19 responses so far

Forget Skynet: This is the day that TOM BATIUK became self-aware

Cidu Bill on Nov 7th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 21 responses so far

BIDU

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Frontlines

Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

Moon

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.

But still.

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So what answer was he looking for?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 40 responses so far

Bonus LOL Collection

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2011

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cow and Boy, Funky Winkerbean, Garfield, Jim Davis, Koran, Qur'an, Sinfest, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 9 responses so far

TMI

Cidu Bill on May 12th 2011

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How is “from a farm near Three Mile Island” a selling point?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 28 responses so far

In case anybody thinks that what Stephan Pastis does is easy…

Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2011

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…witness the tragic results of when it’s done badly. Very badly. WTF badly.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Tom Batiuk, When Comics Go Bad, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

Just wondering…

Cidu Bill on Apr 2nd 2011

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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)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Oh, come on now…

Cidu Bill on Apr 2nd 2011

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Even by Crankshaft standards, a stamp collector not knowing what a philatelist is borders on brain death.

(And is there anybody here who can’t come up with a word that not only makes for a better gag but sounds more like “philatelist” than “pessimist” does?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

A Bad Egg

Cidu Bill on Mar 24th 2011

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Is there an actual play on words involved here, or is this simply a random, pointless, Dollyesque mispronunciation?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

”Bad Timing of the Year” Award

Cidu Bill on Mar 13th 2011

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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.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Queen Mum, Tom Batiuk, comics, comics strips, earthquakes | 11 responses so far

S.P. Charles: ”I do not think ‘tweet’ means what Tom Batiuk thinks it means”

Cidu Bill on Feb 14th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, Twitter, comic strips, comics | 24 responses so far

S.P. Charles: ”Deja Funkyvu”

Cidu Bill on Feb 12th 2011

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“Meanwhile, two weeks earlier…”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 22 responses so far

Pencils

Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2010

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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.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far