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October 14, 2007

Waiting For Funky

Filed under: Central Park, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Funky Winkerbean, Les Moore, New York City, rain — Cidu Bill @ 12:15 pm


Um… The best solution anybody could come up with was having Les wait on a bench in Central Park, in the rain, while Funky flew in from Ohio???

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  1. Well, presumably Les wouldn’t be able to look quite as miserable if he was sitting inside.

    This one has a punch line!

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — October 14, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

  2. I smiled at this one, for two reasons: 1) As Autumn pointed out, it has a punchline, and 2)It means that it’s all over!
    Thanks for the thrill ride, Tom B.! Now let’s get back to daily gags, huh?

    Comment by Jim — October 14, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

  3. There is so much happening here (and over the past 10 days after Lisa’s demise). Think in metaphors. Les is transitioning from the Lisa days to the next stage in his life, and needed to be reminded not to lose touch with what (or, in this case, who) he still has. At the same time, the strip – and, by extension, we – are also transitioning, and although major hurdles have been vaulted, the journey is not yet complete (and won’t be until next weekend).

    Comment by O.B. Dan — October 15, 2007 @ 4:11 am

  4. Well considering where Lisa’s ashes are, I don’t blame him for sticking around Central Park. Though he might have wanted to try to look a little less homeless.

    Comment by Powers — October 15, 2007 @ 7:21 am

  5. He was able to call Ohio from New York with just a defaced quarter?

    Comment by brien — October 15, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

  6. I was also wondering about how Les could call Ohio for a quarter. It seems a shame to waste the sentimental (defaced) quarter – even though it was a great bargain – since collect calls were still free to make the last time I checked.

    Comment by Laurie Wylie — October 16, 2007 @ 1:18 am

  7. By the way… so Les sat outside in the rain – without food or water or anything – for the length of time it took Funky to buy a plane ticket, drive to the airport, fly from Ohio to NYC (nearly 2 hrs), rent a car or catch a taxi, then get to Central Park? In all of the Big Apple, Les couldn’t find a church, a police station, a library, or anywhere else to seek shelter… a bathroom, maybe some water or coffee or hot soup?

    Comment by Laurie Wylie — October 16, 2007 @ 1:43 am

  8. Let’s not forget the extra two hours Funky had to allow at the Ohio airport to make sure he got through security in time for his flight, assuming there was one leaving that day.

    Considering how important it seemed to be to give us all the details about Lisa’s treatment, you’d think some thought would have gone into the logistics of moving a person between Ohio and New York.

    Western Union, dude.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — October 16, 2007 @ 2:16 am

  9. Bill – I thought of Western Union, but Les couldn’t rent a car or fly without a license or any other ID, so he’d be taking a bus or train alone in his fragile state (and either of which, depending on the route, would take somewhere between 8 and 13 hrs).

    But considering that he probably waited 5 or 6 hours (wet!) anyway (then they still had travel time home), maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to be warm and safe on a train and get to sleep for a good long time. Of course, unless Funky managed to located an extra license or a passport for Les, Funky’s going to have to rent a car and drive them home, anyway. MAN does this whole story line SUCK!

    Comment by Laurie Wylie — October 16, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  10. I think Funky drove from OH to NY. It’s only an 8 hour drive from the Cleveland area to NYC.

    As Laurie pointed out, Les has no ID now, so he can’t get on a plane – unless Funky brought him his “spare wallet” with the “spare ID” or something….

    Comment by Michele — October 17, 2007 @ 11:59 am

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