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January 5, 2008


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Funky Winkerbean, humor — Cidu Bill @ 8:14 am

“Gratitude”? What is Cory, some waif they took in off the street last month?

Am I the only one who simply can’t reconcile all these unlikeable middle-aged people with the characters who used to populate this strip?

Okay, no more rants about Funky Winkerbean. All comments about the direction of the strip should be addressed at the Stuck Funky site: They do it better there anyway. 


  1. I read this as them being roommates or bosses or maybe they’re gay dads, and Cory is some younger-generation person who knows how to have a good time.

    The only time I read Funky Winkerbean strips is when you publish them and, honestly, I wish you wouldn’t, Bill. To me, their bad story-telling is not genuine CIDU, and I’m getting rather tired of seeing so many of them. If you must have them, could you at least remove the tag “humor”? 😉

    Comment by Keera — January 5, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  2. I’ll go along with that. If I never read Funky Winkerbean again, I wouldn’t miss it.

    Comment by brien — January 5, 2008 @ 10:01 am

  3. There’s so much wrong with this I scarcely know where to begin.

    Comment by Powers — January 5, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  4. Aw, you’re a sweety, Bill! Thanks for listening to your critics!

    Comment by Keera — January 5, 2008 @ 10:18 am

  5. Thanks for pointing us toward Stuck Funky! It’s awesome!

    Comment by L.B. Wylie — January 5, 2008 @ 10:22 am

  6. “these unlikeable middle-aged people with the characters who used to populate this strip”

    Life does that to (many) people :-(.

    Comment by Seth Finkelstein — January 5, 2008 @ 10:32 am

  7. Golly, a whole blog just for criticing FW!

    Bill, to throw in my 2 cents, I think if it brings you joy to rant about FW you should keep doing it. After all, it’s your blog, and those of us who don’t care about FW can always skip past these posts.

    Comment by Autumnal Harvest — January 5, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  8. Autummal Harvest (#7) is right, it’s your blog but Keera’s (#1)
    sentiments are mine.

    Comment by Frank — January 7, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

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