Solutions in search of problems

Scene change in today’s strip! And you thought we were gonna spend all week at the high school… Frankly, so did I.

So Holly… uh, Donna doesn’t know what head cleaning solution is. Donna, the middle-aged adult, doesn’t know what head cleaning solution is. Donna, the comic book geek and Space Invaders champion, the wife of tape-baking super nerd Crazy Harry, doesn’t know what head cleaning solution is.

Yeah, OK. It’s better than looking in on Les’ classes at least.



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16 responses to “Solutions in search of problems

  1. Epicus Doomus

    “Head cleaning solution”??? Uh, while “head cleaning solution” is definitely a thing, it’s also commonly sold in “head shops” and used like amyl nitrate aka “poppers”, commonly used to, uh…”enhance sex” in certain specific ways I’m not going to elaborate on here. Just look it up.

    And with that, Crazy’s life suddenly becomes even more cryptic and weird. He’s either STILL using a VCR (and remember, he’s the local video editing expert, as demonstrated during the “Lisa Easter eggs” arc of whatever year that was) OR he’s a grown man who spends all day in a comic book store sniffing “legal highs” with that other weirdo John. What a weird, weird joke, it’s like thirty years too late.

  2. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Batty buys his fat middle aged blondes in bulk, apparently. Can’t have too many. After all, this IS northern Ohio.


    “No, Holly/Donna/Harriet. Head cleaning solution isn’t shampoo. It’s smegma remover. Here’s how I use it:”

    Zzzzzip! BWOINGGGGGG! Dip dip dip dip… squee squee squee squee…

    “See? Clean as a whistle!”


  3. I assume that “head cleaning solution” is some kind of VCR thing, and so it’s natural that Donna would have no idea what the words meant. She’s female, after all, and if Funky Winkerbean has taught us anything, it is that women are remarkably stupid. I would also assume that the “head cleaning solution” would have some kind of warnings on its bottle about “not for human consumption”…but then, that would sacrifice the joke, wouldn’t it? Besides, women can’t read anyway.

    Jeebus, Mr. Batiuk, please retire. This isn’t funny, it’s…sickening, really.

  4. Given that most of his issues FROM High School seem to devolve into his anger at not having the millions of fawning female admirers he thinks he was entitled to for having a penis, I should think that he confuses “having the sense to avoid the skeevy little weirdo babbling about the Flash” to “being as dumb as a sack of hair because they can’t see what a great guy I am.”

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    That is some timely and relevant humor there Batty. Nothing else to write about eh?

  6. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    That head-cleaning solution left my hair a little dry, but that degausser worked miracles on my wrinkles!

  7. I don’t care what kinds of stores one might find “in town” – I guarantee that in 2017, none of them are selling headcleaner. Online, maybe, but not at brick and mortar.

  8. Smirks 'R Us

    The most talented snarkers on this site could spend a month trying to write intentionally unfunny strips and they would still not be as bad as the drivel BatHack pumps out on a daily basis. Kudos?

  9. Comic Book Harriet

    I was going to comment on the possible Double Entendre of ‘Head’ cleaning solution, only to find that half the internet had beat me to it. Bravo guys, I shall stand in the gutter with you, and clap.

  10. If Crazy was any kind of VCR expert he’d know you only need rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab to clean the heads. Total poser.

  11. Comic Book Harriet: I was going to comment on the possible Double Entendre of ‘Head’ cleaning solution…

    Blame TB for setting the tone with Sunday’s strip…

  12. billytheskink

    I’m at least 75% sure TB stole this joke from a mid-90s Archie one-pager featuring Dilton and Moose.


    Wow. This was a stretch. Most vcr cleaning solutions are clearly labeled audio/video on them and usually have a picture of VCRs on them. They also have a shit ton of warnings not to ingest or bring in contact with exposed skin.

    Also this joke would be a whole lot more funnier if she thought it was lube. Not an all together ridiculous notion with a middle aged man locked in a room alone with video equipment.

  14. 1. So Crazy Harry went back in time to a circa 1993 Circuit City/Sears/Radio Shack and bought what he thought was shampoo despite none of those places selling shampoo??

    2. Where the hell would you even buy head cleaner in 2017?

    3. What percentage of Batiuk’s readership even knows what head cleaner is?

  15. “…and I just wanted to let you know…that you can only get two or three baths out of this packet of bath salts.”

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