Quite a load of Bull

SosfdavidO here, and I hope no one was hoping for any kind of resolution at all because today’s snooze-a-rama doesn’t resolve a cotton-pickin’ thing. My guess is Sunday will be all about Starbucks Jones decoder rings one head-tilting one panel strips tipping hats to artists who died 30 years ago.



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25 responses to “Quite a load of Bull

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Oh…so he’s in town to visit Bull…why didn’t he just say so? The world’s worst storyteller needed five days of boring prattle to get here? I can’t wait to see how next week plays out…

    “Heh, those Westview sidewalks. I sure remember those well. Oh, look. It’s the tree where we tied up that nerd with the glasses and the pocket protector. Boy, what a dork. “Montoni’s”…yep, the ol’ pizza place. Hey, Citizen Khan’s is closed! Wonder what happened there? Welp, it’s off to Bull’s house.”

    I mean seriously. This story must be even thinner than usual if he needed five days to just establish the premise. It is pretty funny how sharp this guy’s memory is though, given who he’s going to visit and all.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      “Yes, but we needed five days to be reminded about past schtick, back when this comic was actually lighthearted and fun,” said nobody anywhere, ever.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    We weren’t and aren’t expecting any resolution. Will we get to see a brain dead Bull tomorrow? Maybe.

    Doesn’t seem like this guy’s memories are fading fast, he seems to remember lots of little things and his life seems rooted in what happened to him in High School, weird.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      What makes you think his life was rooted in high school?

      Oh….. that varsity jacket…. yeeeaaahhhhh….. Only surprise is when he checked his watch, we didn’t see a big honkin’ Walnut Tech high school ring on his finger.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Good observation. I don’t see many old men wearing their old high school jacket, but old class rings, yeah I can see that.

        Do kids still get class rings? I know they get a lot of professional photos taken when in uniform. Even the band geeks get tons of photos.

  3. billytheskink

    10 bucks says this guy has got a trunk full of Law & Order videocassettes for Bull.

  4. I figure tomorrow’s strip will be one of two things–

    1. Something completely unrelated to anything happening this week. A rant about writer-artist vendos on The Flash.
    2. The face-reveal for this guy, who turns out to be someone who could not possibly be anyone previously known. I mean, he’ll turn his face to the camera, and we’re all supposed to GASP in astonishment…well, we would if the train weren’t long past the station.
    3. Something tied into a previous arc. Wait, why are you laughing?

  5. Won’t our mysterious stranger be surprised when he gets to Bull Bushka’s house and finds the former coach has been spending all day wandering around the Big Walnut Tech bleachers and reminiscing?

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Or maybe Bull has come to believe that he is Holly, and has stuffed himself into a majorette uniform.

  6. This week is rather indicative of the rot that’s taken place. Anyone who wants to know why Batiuk needs to retire would brandish this meandering look at old running gags that goes nowhere, does nothing and explains even less under the noses of those who don’t see the problem.

  7. Gerard Plourde

    We needed a week spent at a single high school footballl game to set up a visit to Bull by someone he played against? Talk about padded exposition! Most of his interior monologue could have been used as dialogue with Bull. Or is the big reveal going to be that Bull’s CTE has progressed to the point that he requires full-time care at Bedside Manor?

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack


      Whew… sorry…. I’m back now…….

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    You think this strip is a load of Bull, but I’d say Crankshaft is worse. They’ve spent the week joking about armed robbery.

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Okay, so I was wrong when I guessed this was the new coach. Hey, it was a good guess, because Batty wouldn’t have cared that the school year and football season had already started. Timing of stuff never mattered to him before. Why should it now?

    This guy is an old football adversary of Bullsquat. Since we never knew any of the Wingnut Tech players, it’s not somebody who has been introduced before. So here’s a prediction: It’s a BatHomage to some “real guy.” I’ve always hated when Batty throws in a “real guy.” It’s always some super-realistically drawn character in the middle of all the cartoonish looking characters. For some reason, I find that jarring and annoying.

    Anyhoo…… Look for some kind of sappy and maudlin reunion between these two old warriors as they try to one-up each other with their accumulated physical and mental ailments.

    • bobanero

      You aren’t wrong yet. We still don’t know who this is and why he’s here. I’m expecting, if indeed we ever actually see the meeting between mystery-walnut-tech-player and Bull, that Bull is just as lucid as ever, and will show no symptoms of the CTE that abruptly ended his career.

  10. Jimmy

    He’s headed to Bull’s house to kill him.

  11. Don

    Another thing that probably won’t be resolved: who wins the game? Usually, a Westview-BWT game is a big thing.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Spoiler Alert: Long pass complete to Westview mascot at the Wingnut Tech 10 yard line. Before he can be tackled, the mascot laterals to a Westview cheerleader, who takes it in for the touchdown.

    • Don

      Two seconds left, and they’re ahead; the last time that happened, all they had to do was let the clock run out, but they DID call time-out with one second left, and IIRC, BWT ended up scoring what appeared to be the winning TD, but it was with a pig that somehow got onto the field. Not that it mattered, as Westview eventually had to forfeit that game because of Bull’s -2 GPA.

  12. Count of Tower Grove

    So Mystery T-man goes to visit a demented acquaintance after dark, when Bull will be less cognizant than at any other time of day. Way to think out a plot line, Todd Bottock.

  13. Juzbee Yourself

    I’m guessing that this Big Walnut Tech dude is either the guy who caused most of Bull’s concussions, a fellow concussion victim whose brain is turning into oatmeal, or both.

  14. bigd1992

    Perhaps it will be like “Fight Club” and it’s all Bull’s imagination. Nah, that’d be too interesting.

  15. hitorque


    Bushka has long been established in canon as a fullback (a position mostly extinct now) and I don’t care how crazy or experimental Stropp’s offensive playbook was then, FULLBACKS DON’T TAKE DIRECT SNAPS FROM CENTER, EVER…

    (I guess technically they could be running the old Single Wing but that was WAY too antiquated for circa 1979-80 coaches, and didn’t become retro vogue until the early 2000s, iirc)