Wimbledumb

Warning!

Today’s strip contains panels that some readers may find offensive. At least we hope you find Les smirking offensive. If you don’t, what is wrong with you? Anyways, reader discretion is advised.

Bull really has no excuse for not remembering how to open up a can, he used to open up a can all the time on Les. Oh wait, sorry, that was retconned… Or was it ret-retconned?

Les and Bull’s tennis matches were a not uncommon element of late Act II, but I am not sure we’ve seen them play at all in Act III. It was on the tennis court that Les finally became comfortable with having Bull as a coworker, after the reveal that Bull bullied Les back in high school because he went home to an abusive father every night. Just another reminder that literally everybody in this strip wallowed through a maudlin morass of serious issues at some point during Act II.

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  1. Epicus Doomus

    “Awww. At heart, my once-feared high school bully and arch-nemesis is nothing more than a harmless lovable moron who can’t do anything right, God bless him. And I’m so, so far superior to him now too, unlike in high school which shows you how important THAT really is, eh?”. F*ck you Les. That smirk just makes me wish I could transport myself to Westview so I could build an enormous slingshot which I’d then use to launch Dick Facey and that beard of his directly into the sun. What a dick.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    You know Les is thinking “And that’s why I’m banging your wife”.

  3. billytheskink

    I guess we’re supposed to laugh at Bull’s atrophied knowledge of tennis, but he clearly made his way to the correct section of the sporting goods store to buy a new can of balls. Meanwhile, Les is the one here who came to play with a wooden racket.

  4. Gerard Plourde

    Offensive is putting it mildly. The only possible reason that Bull (who is a high school physical education teacher) would be so clueless would be that he suffered a major stroke that caused brain damage or that he’s in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, neither of which facts should be found to be humorous.

  5. You ever get the feeling that the only reason Les hangs out with anybody is to feel smugly superior to them? It certainly explains his teaching style, although not why anybody still tolerates, let alone seeks, his company.

  6. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    UGGGH…..How can someone not a fucking word, yet radiate such utter douchebag-iness?

    Les Moore – The face that launched a thousand punches to the mouth!

  7. spacemanspiff85

    If there’s any justice in this world (and if Batiuk actually continues this tomorrow and didn’t make this just a one-day “gag”) Les will take a ball right to the face, wiping off that smirk. Of course knowing Batiuk it’s more likely that Les will lob one at Bull, breaking his nose. And then Bull will say “I guess I deserve that, for all the times I punched you in the face”. And Les will stand there smirking.

  8. Epicus Doomus

    I vaguely remember the “Bull’s abusive dad” arc, it’s true, back then there were so many arcs like that they all just blended together in a huge canvas of misery. I mean playing Bull for laughs is all well and good, I mean you pretty much have to given the character. And he was always stupid, although Act III’s inherent stupidity amplifies it to an extreme.

    It’s always impossible to see Les in anything but the most negative way, regardless of the situation. Whenever he’s chumming around with Bull I always see Les’ special brand of condescending, sympathetic bemusement, like he’s doing the dopey ol’ lug a favor by bestowing his friendship upon him. Plus he gets to feel better about himself while watching his old high school bully haplessly flail around like a complete moron. Les is the real bully in town, the plights of his old school pals are an endless source of amusement to him. What a snake.

  9. spacemanspiff85

    @Epicus Doomus:
    The only way these kinds of strips make any kind of sense is if you just read it as Les standing in for Batiuk, and everyone else in the strip for someone who slighted him in his life. I picture him cackling as he drew this and telling himself “Who’s laughing now?” or something along those lines. Same whenever women are throwing themselves at Les. Or when Mary Sue Sweetwater got fat and lonely. Or whenever Cindy whines about what a hag she is and how she’s lucky to have any man at all.

  10. Here, Batiuk asking a sporto who made him feel small who’s the loser now. On the other side, Crankshaft being used as a vehicle for a stupid joke about online banking.

  11. HeyItsDave

    Loathsome Les. Every time he appears in the strip, he’s more douchey and hateable. It really says something about what a dick T-Bats must be in real life to continually draw his avatar in such a negative light. Of course, like a truly narcissistic assclown, Tom can’t see that side of his favorite character.

  12. So, Les Moore is the best athlete in town. Not to mention, the most successful person in town. And a published author, whose works are sought by movie companies, to the point where they will pay a huge advance and allow him to whine the entire time. Also, Les is the only one in town who has read a book. Plus, women find him attractive. The best thing, though, is how modest his creator is about Les’ skills, abilities and personality.