Cidu Bill on Mar 17th 2017
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Are they doing the Wave? Do people do the Wave in movie theatres? Do people do the Wave in movie theatres in the Batiuk Universe, where reality is 47 degrees skewed from our own reality, as evidenced by the fact that so many words and expressions they use there don’t exist in our universe, and other words have completely different — and sometimes shifting — meanings?
Either way, what might the joke be?
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?
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 31st 2012
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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
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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
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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 Apr 2nd 2011
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?
Cidu Bill on Mar 24th 2011
Is there an actual play on words involved here, or is this simply a random, pointless, Dollyesque mispronunciation?
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.