Those who cannot do
Teach, those who cannot teach are
In today’s comic
Unhappy that he just set
Up a Crankshaft joke
Filed under Son of Stuck Funky
Tagged as Bull, coffee, football, Jim Kablichnik, Les, Les' yellow shirt, tiny lassos, Westview High School
An actual friend to Bull would say something like “I’m sure it’ll be fine” or “You guys will do great anyway”. Being Batiuk, all you get is a “Maybe”.
Is there a joke here? I mean, I get the “button” / “batten” thing…but I still don’t see where that’s actually funny. Or am I asking for way, way, way too much?
The joke is “Ha, aren’t sportos dumb?”.
So is the joke that Bull is too stupid to tell “batten” from “button”? I can’t find a trace of a pun, just misuse of a common phrase. I can’t even.
So, basically his big arc for the Championship Game is to…dust off some jokes rejected from the Battle of the Bands running gag and call it good.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, suddenly LES.
He’s not even bothering with football-centric gags now, he’s just emptying out the ol’ garbage pail and running with whatever falls out face-up. This alleged joke makes the last two sound like Dangerfield at the Improv. I’ve had funnier things stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
And yeah, f*cking Les. A cast of thousands and he has to interject Les into the proceedings every single f*cking time he can. What, was the bearded dick’s reaction crucial to the joke or something? “Button down the hatches”…duh.
Is Bull trying to be funny, but failing? Is he trying to sound clever, but failing immensely? Is he demonstrating his ineptitude, but succeeding too greatly to be considered believable? I… just… don’t… get… it.
Great, It ain’t bad enough we get two more years of pointless brinksmanship so the GOP can prove government doesn’t work by not governing, we have to look at Beardo the Weirdo smirking at the monkey.
Also, look for Bull to squeal about the needless need to forfeit because his team is made of sugar and will melt.
Poor TB…. as a clinical result of his mental state…he is compelled to believe that his world is surrounded by simpletons and failures…depressives and 3 strip mystical appearances of persons long forgotten. This is his coping mechanism to view the world in this manner so as to support his megal-maniac self image….he actually views Westviewians as real.
On the bright side, we get to see one of TB’s trademark tiny lasso-tossing coffee mugs.
Well at least Kablichshmuck is just making a random comment about the weather instead of his usual loveable pastiche of showing constant, withering contempt for anyone not employed by the Westvew science department and insulting the genetic makeup of the students and his fellow staffers’ children.
“Button down.” Wow. To think this man makes a comfortable living off this terribly written and horribly drawn garabage every day, year in, year out. Considering recent strips I guess I should just be glad Batiuk finally managed the energy and effort today to resist swapping in Funky’s face for one of the characters.
well get set of a week of strips featuring rain – I’m not sure why but the author loves drawing rain.
@Professor Fate Maybe because rain can be symbolic for depression?
Love today’s haiku!
Did you hear – Harry Dinkle got inflatable spats for the band, he too buttoned down the hatches and the spats and it rained so hard the spats floated, thereby inverting the entire band who then promptly drowned in the flood. HAHAHAHAHAHA, amiright?