Before we really dive into the insanity that is today’s strip: isn’t Dinkle retired? Is he still on the schools’ payroll? Get a load of him, strutting right into the high school like he owns the joint, not displaying one of those clip-on ID’s that TB painstakingly draws on every teacher. Where my kids go to school, this would be verboten.
As would be the wearing of hats by students. While it’s clear that these students are just arriving to school on a cold morning, we haven’t seen Owen without that stupid chullo stuck on his head since before Halloween. (Okay, once.) So, do you reckon TB went to a mall somewhere (would have to be about a year and a half ago), noticed a couple kids wearing these hats, and made the assumption that this is what “all the kids” are into these days?