Driving A Wedge Between Us

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I thought Wedgeman was a feared “senior bully” years ago. Now he’s in the same class as Stupid and Stupider? More proof that the Great Pulitzer Nominee doesn’t even care if anyone’s still paying attention. Like, for example, Wedgeman’s two entirely different noses today. Seriously man, come on. Someone go over to Batom Inc. HQ and poke him with a stick to see if he’s still conscious.

I’m just happy to see that TB is finally making school bullying funny again, like how it was back in The Olden Days when everything was way better. Owen’s been asking for it, you see? Kind of like when Lisa was shamelessly sauntering about senior beer-bashes with her red Solo cup like some sort of strumpet. In the Funkyverse you bring your fate upon yourself and even if you don’t it doesn’t matter as The Universe will strike you down sooner or later anyway. It’s all so clear to me now.



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12 responses to “Driving A Wedge Between Us

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    I’m guessing the joke is supposed to be “haha, you’re a cow who wears a ring through its nose”? Which is a dumb joke to start with, but does Batiuk not know that nose rings are a thing?

  2. billytheskink

    Did background blonde find Susan Smith’s outfit in the lost-and-found?

  3. If it’s a “bull nose ring” swipe it doesn’t make sense, because bulls wear their rings through both nostrils. If it’s a “fashion nose ring” swipe it still doesn’t make sense, because that’s not really a jock thing–you’re more likely to see them on artsy non-conformist types. Maybe the joke is Owen gets bullied because he can’t tell a joke to save his life?

  4. I am going to guess–the only sane way to navigate this strip–that Wedgeman was

    (Hang on, brain trying to connect)

    Uh…he was suspended for trying to get diet pills…and, we were just never told about this. Yes, he did skip senior football, but anything beyond this was never spoken out loud.

    The whole “bullying” arc is now rendered meaningless, since the original “bully” has been here the whole time.

    Six more years til the 50th anniversary. Gad.

    Or, as Hank Williams (not a comic book artist, sorry) sang, “Six more miles to the graveyard.”

  5. Great. He’s Mike Patterson in a lice-infested hat. Eventually, he will leave his family stranded on a rickety fire escape to rescue a comic book.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    @paul. Yeah he does look like good ol Mikey Pat! Johnston was just Batty in drag anyways.

  7. If he regularly makes remarks like that to people it blurs the line somewhat as to who’s the bully. Could we be seeing this generation’s Les Moore?

  8. To paraphrase Spinal Tap, there’s a fine line between wry and weak.


    The girl in pink’s demeanor speaks for us all.

  10. ComicBookHarriet

    If it’s a Bull’s Ring, for the bully, it should be through the septum. Which ironically, is used to control the bull…as in “lead by the nose.”

    If it’s through a nostril…that seems like a vaguely homophobic slur. Taunting the bully by suggesting he might have a latent case of ‘the gays.’

    In that case Chullohead deserves to be bullied. Shaming our peers is how we reinforce social norms, and Chullohead is WAY out of line.

  11. So the takeaway here is that it’s endearing when Chullohead taunts Wedgeman in public, but it’s evil when Wedgeman taunts Chullohead and his other loser friends, I guess. Is this the bullying arc we’ve been promised, or has that already happened and I slept through it?

  12. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Ah, Wedgeman and Wool Hat Boy — Two of our 22 year old high school students. This must be the long-awaited Bullying Arc. But who’s the bully? And if Wedgie pops Odie, is that bullying? If you mouth off to a surly guy twice your size, what do you expect to happen?

    And really… Wool hat… Scarf… I’m sweating just LOOKING at him. Batty thinks kids dress like this?