Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for February 25, 2024

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    J.J. O'Malley  5 months ago

    Alternate Final Panel Thought Balloon: “It’s good to go…and not in the bed, for once!”

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    billsplut  5 months ago

    Seven panels that could be one: “Old man goes pee-pee.” It’s funny! Welcome to Marvin Crankerbean! And yet—Tom did NOT get a Pulitzer!!

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    billsplut  5 months ago

    He’s probably singing that classic Janet Jackson track: “We are a part of the URINE-NATION!”

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    Bill Thompson  5 months ago

    Wait until Pmm discovers he was in the laundry room. The washing machine will never be the same!

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    Out of the Past  5 months ago

    And that ain’t a one and done trip.

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    B UTTONS  5 months ago

    Ed goes to his annual check up and the doctor said: “Friend, for your age your in the best shape I’ve seen.”

    The Ed replied, “Yep. It comes from clean living. Why I know I live a good, clean, spiritual life.”

    The doctor asked him how he knew that.

    “Why,” Ed says, “I must live a good, clean life or the Lord wouldn’t turn the bathroom light on for me every time I get up in the middle of the night.”

    The doc looked a little concerned. “You mean when you get up in the night to go to the bathroom, the Lord Himself turns on the light for you.”

    “Yep,” Cranksagt said, “Whenever I get up to go to the bathroom, the Lord turns the light on for me.”

    Well, the doctor didn’t say anything else, but when the Ed’s daughter came in for her check up, he felt he had to let her know what her Dad said. “I just want you to know,” the doctor said. “Your Dad is in fine physical shape but I’m worried about his mental conditions. He told me every night when he gets up to go to the bathroom, the Lord turns the light on for him.”

    “Why that ●-&%$$♤,” she said. “He has been peeing in the refrigerator, again.”

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    top cat james  5 months ago

    How nice to leave the door open so the whole family can hear. Good thing most of it hits the seat and the floor.

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    French Persons Premium Member 5 months ago

    Not to mention stinking up the house…. Heh heh heh…

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    gammaguy  5 months ago

    Be glad you can still do it on your own, fella.

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    djtenltd  5 months ago

    I can totally relate to Crankshaft.

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    Jhony-Yermo  5 months ago

    Good Comic Tom and Dan. That is me several times each night. Really hit home.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Got that right,probably another one too

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    rockyridge1977  5 months ago

    Only two panels away!!!!!!

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    tcayer  5 months ago

    The doctor asks “Are you regular?” The man says “As clockwork! I pee every morning at 6, and move my bowels every morning at 7!” “So what’s the problem?” “I don’t wake up until 8!”

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    Mopman  5 months ago

    Ed sure looks pleased with himself. Unfortunately, the previous panels were all a dream, and he’s currently soaking in it.

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    ladykat  5 months ago

    Yes, it is, Ed.

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    mruch  5 months ago

    I get up at 5 AM but it seems I get the urge at about 4:30 AM

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    daisypekin01  5 months ago

    yeah, boyhowdy!

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    raybarb44  5 months ago

    Ahhh. Those simple pleasures in life…..

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    R Ball Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ah, the superior snark sprinkled among these comments! So clever! I’m in my 80s, and Batiuk’s describing something I’m familiar with – getting up to pee, coming back to bed, and, for me, cozying up to a warm spouse. Snark? Grow some empathy!

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    lemonbaskt  5 months ago

    now ed can go back to bed and dream about sonia and kitty

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    chief tommy  5 months ago

    Couldn’t agree more Ed

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Cranky keeps a good outlook……

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    Drbarb71 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Nit funny, not clever, not relatable, not worth reading. UGH

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    ChazNCenTex  5 months ago

    It’s more like GO! and get there in time and then go back to bed.

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    Not Again  5 months ago

    I feel the need, the need to pee!

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    majobis.  5 months ago

    A toilet paper moon night. Moon light for a moon on the throne.

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    puddleglum1066  5 months ago

    This strip perfectly encapsulates why I read Crankshaft, and why I love the snarky comments. I’m 70, had BPH and been taking Flomax™ (possibly the most aptly named drug ever) for years, so I’m familiar with the premise. The strip itself is a nothing burger, good for at most a weak smile of recognition, but as a straight line and inspiration for actual jokes it is superb. How does Batty’s mediocrity inspire such comedy? It just might be his greatest gift.

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    billsplut  5 months ago

    When I said that the strip’s now “Marvin Crankerbean”…it was a joke. Given the comments, Tom could literally turn it into “Old Man Goes Wee-Wee” forever. He may not get the Pulitzer, but he may get an award from Depends.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  5 months ago

    In my 70’s and I’m turning into that—at least my bladder is

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    csroberto2854  4 months ago

    the last panel was copy-and-pasted from one where funky finds out that he doesn’t have prostate cancer via email from Dr. Chill

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