Look, Mr. Batiuk, you were talking about hazing, not bullying. They are two entirely different things. Hazing is something that a person submits to because they want to belong to a group. Bullying is something imposed on a person, because the bully feels hostile toward that person.
You can’t switch gears in the middle of, oh Hell, why did I type that? Of course he can, and he does, all the time. Nothing ever gets resolved; it just gets dropped. This strip is the epitome of uncaring laziness.
Apparently, Tom Batiuk thinks that mentioning something is the same thing as discussing it, and that’s all that needs to be done for a problem to be solved. The problem, as I’ve repeatedly said, is that mentioning means nothing. You can mention anything. All you’re doing is throwing out a name.
Watch this: world hunger.
There. I have just solved the problem of world hunger. You’re welcome.
If nothing else, this week has been a good long peek into the creative process for this strip. Fitting that it ends with “bullying,” which as we learned yesterday, we’ve replaced with “bullsh!tting.” See? They’ve got some of the same letters, which makes this hilarious!