Buck Mild

Sosfdavido here, and whaddya know, what looked like a pudgy, older white guy finally turns around to reveal a pudgy, older white guy! Now even Tombat’s most rabid fans are scratching their heads and checking the archives to see if the guy rendered fairly lifelike in today’s panel 3 was actually a character or someone pulled out of thin air.

Given the level of detail compared to most of the melting-dough faced citizens of Westview I’m betting it’s yet another character based on an actual person. Whether said person is thrilled to be depicted in such a bleak comic is a whole other matter.

Linda, in panel 2, meanwhile, looks like she just got interrupted in the middle of a 2 day nitrous oxide binge. He could have introduced himself as Mr. Ed the Talking Horse and she’d probably be just as non-plussed.



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18 responses to “Buck Mild

  1. count of tower grove

    “. . . and I gave him his first concussion!”

  2. bobanero

    Well, that was yet another week in FW that we’ll never get back. The entire arc could have started with today’s strip and it wouldn’t make any difference. The past week literally added nothing to the story.

  3. It has to be a real person, so the question becomes “What did this guy do to become a Funky Winkerbean character, and was it really that terrible what he did?”

  4. Epicus Doomus

    “Buck Budlow” my ass. IMO DavidO is right, this guy is way too specific looking to not be based on some friend of the strip or something. Seeing how he wasted an entire week mindlessly setting this up, I’m guessing that the reason for Buck’s visit is going to be unbelievably stupid…but you already knew that.

    More proof that BatNom is the worst storyteller who’s ever lived. This Buck asshole wanted to visit Bull, who he hasn’t seen (presumably) in forty (or fifty) years. He goes to the WHS game, where he appears to already know that Bull isn’t there, then he appears at Bull’s door unannounced at nine o’clock on a Friday night. How did he know Bull would be at home? How does he know where Bull lives? Don’t these people have phones?

    All of which could have been explained via thought bubble dialog, but the Great Writer chose to wallow in cheap nostalgia instead. And here we are, with a still-unknown character doing inexplicable things for still-unknown reasons.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I checked the BattyBlog to see if this Butt Waylow character was mentioned, but found nothing but old comic book covers.

      He did have a cute John Darling strip posted.

  5. Rusty

    There’s a decent chance he’s just trying to complete his Starbuck Jones collection.

  6. billytheskink

    It was a different time back in the 80s 70s 60s. Yes, back then most high school football players were named after ungulates, but only ungulates that were alliterative with their last name.

    Bull Bushka
    Buck Bedlow
    Moose Mason
    Ox O’Shaughnessy
    Buffalo Bernstien
    Camel Carpenter
    Tapir Thomas
    Javelina Henderson
    Günther’s Dik-Dik Garcia

    Truly, a list of legends.

  7. Really hoping that Buck is here to say that in honor of his long career playing and coaching football, the Boyer Candy Company is naming a bag of Mallo Cup rejects after him and he’s going to fly to Altoona to pick it up.

  8. We wasted a week reminding ourselves that Westview’s team should probably have been mercy killed by RED Sniper so that someone who’s pretty much what Bull Could Have Been if his life were better can do something stupid. Yay.

  9. Professor Fate

    Could this have something to do with the last play of the last game Bull played in high school -were if memory serves (no I am NOT looking it up, there are limits), he fumbled but years later the tape shows didn’t fumble on the goal line? He hasn’t quite beaten that horse into dust.

    • And he never will. He has to keep hammering away about how tragic it is that a bunch of boneheads, clods and no-hopers weren’t given a pity victory to make things ‘right’ and ‘fair’. That way lies madness and the prettied-up communism on tap in the Federation.

  10. Comic Book Harriet

    Today’s FWB is more of the same drivel I’d been expecting. But Crankshaft today is truly baffling. Crazy Book Lady marvels at the wonders of smartphones while she watches a little girl TEXT. Hate to break it to you lady, but fifteen year old stupid-phones could do THAT.

  11. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “May I use your bathroom, lady? I made the mistake of eating at Montoni’s earlier, and my gut is about to explode!”