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Tagged as coffee, football, Les, Les' yellow shirt, Linda, sports, Westview High School
Har har. So his giant pissy fit was all over nothing? What a dick. Even his mundane go-nowhere arcs are annoying beyond belief.
Sorry, hit down by mistake!
Lisa Lisa Lisa….every time this Ambien kicks in, I get hungry and stuff my face with junk food and I buy crates of Lisa’s story from Amazon. (Batty hates the internet, but will try to use it to make money..hmmm) Then I stroll about my neighborhood a la Wilbur from Mary Worth. I’m more tired, have less money and more belly fat by morning. But it is still more interesting than anything Batty writes, and it is contemporary.
Yeah, because a football coach would never have to make copies of anything like a playbook.
So… Linda has lice?
Not understanding that Bull’s replacement has to copy play books is par for the course. This whole arc started because this arrogant, gutless, self-righteous, acluistic mongrel is organically incapable of understanding what’s going on around him and wants to punish people for ‘persecuting’ him by making him obey rules he’s too stupid to understand.
So Les, who teaches English/Language Arts, claims to be copying massive amounts of worksheets and tests for his classes. Really? What worksheets are needed? Vocabulary building usually has a workbook. The average curriculum assigns a mix of novels, short stories, and plays to be read over the year. Performance is assessed by students turning in writing assignments and testing revolves around the reading assignments, so maybe a short content test about each to establish that the student is familiar with the material. None of this would require the amount of copying that Les is apparently doing.
So we’re left with the conclusion that even after decades of writing a strip in which one of the main settings is a high school, The Author has no concept of what’s involved in actual teaching.
There’s a reason his teaching career didn’t take off. It’s called “being dumber than a sack of hair.”
Speaking of hissy fits, check my late entry from last night. And yes, I’m Fred Blurt, and I assumed that message…
Sorry Mr. Blurt, but contrary your expectations in that post I read it last night. So in the words of Nelson Muntz, “Ha ha”. By the by a well written rant that I gave a thumbs up.
Thankya! Pass it along to any FOTB (Friends Of TomBat) you encounter. I’m offering a bounty of one buck per alert.
I see why Batiuk went with “clicks” as his measure.
See, the normal name for something like this would be “copies” or “pages.” If it’s “copies,” or “pages used” then Les would be right that printing double-sided would use fewer of either. But that makes Nate’s argument look stupid.
On the other hand, if it’s “pages printed” then Nate is right, and double-siding something would use up the same number of pages.
Then Les and Nate could argue over the meaning of “pages” and it could be interesting.
Or Batiuk could just make up something moronic to fast-cut to “Les is the true hero.”
That took about 30 seconds (or clicks) for me to come up with, and I’d just woken up.
As someone somewhere pointed out, a photocopier in a setting like this is probably leased equipment, and is metered. So many copies per year, and anything over that you pay extra for. Anyway, the metering is all electronic now, but back in the day, it would have been a physical counter that clicked as each copy was made.
So the term is not wrong as much as it is past its best-if-used-by date. Either anachronistic but used, like “dialling” a smart phone, or just something that no one has said since Batiuk worked with such a machine. I’m not sure which, because I never heard it but it may be another of Batiuk’s beloved regionalisms.
I’ve given this more thought than I should. While I agree less waste is great, a machine uses the same amount of ink toner with single-sided or double-sided copies. That’s the real cost, not paper.
That’s not even the issue with the word “click”. But yes, Batiuk has no sense of the real expense of such a machine, prbably because in his brief stint as a teacher, he never served on the appropriate committee.
Football coaches just phone in the teaching portion of their jobs–typical cliché from Batiuk. One would think a literary genius like him could think of something original.
My football coach was also my economics teacher and smart as a whip. But dumb jocks, amiright?
My football coach who was a mean SOB on the practice field and in the locker room was a kickass history teacher…
Does Poodle Head part her hair with a weed whacker?
So they spent an entire week just so Goatee Boy could borrow clickos from the nameless football coach? That’s IT? Would have been better if the kiddies showed a video of Baldy McYellowshirt throwing a hissy snit over his copier privileges. Then Linda would declare she’s too busy to be his Work Wife anymore. Less would then stomp his foot and declare that he’s running away with Duuuhhhren “anyways.”
(Yes, I speak Ohioan.)
Wow, brain fart! Meant to say “too embarrassed.” Not “too busy.” Whatever!
In my mind, the big story today is that a new (nameless/faceless) football coach has been introduced to Westview. How long before the hopelessly brain-damaged Bull shows up to re-live old football arcs with him?
Would have been even better if the new football coach were a one-legged girl, and Bull showed up every day to “help” her coach the team.
I am betting never, because Dinkle is one of TB’s pets, and Bull is one of his punching bags. Sure, Dinkle was a megalomaniac dictator, but band teachers loved him and clipped the strip back in the day. Did any gym teachers or coaches ever clip strips about Stropp or Bull? Doubt it.