January 25th, 2018

So Nate today continues talking about the school’s latest bully and it’s a doozy. Since Batiuk has no idea what bullying on social media entails and has no desire to learn, he instead has Tank Wedgeman kick it old school with physical bullying more in line with what he was used to decades ago. Of course. He also doesn’t show bullying itself or show Nate doing anything about it, instead just showing Nate talking about it.

And Nate gets worse when he describes the types of abuse Wedgeman visits on his victims and, from all appearances, seems to be not the least bit troubled. Jesus man, a swirly involves Wedgeman jamming a kid’s head in a fucking toilet, and yet Nate’s acting as if this is no big deal. It just comes with the territory. What a guy.

Meanwhile, Linda acts as nothing more than a filibuster-enabler by prompting Nate’s jabbering whenever he needs it. By the way, notice how she hugs that lone blue book to her chest in every panel this entire week. What could that book possibly be?

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18 responses to “January 25th, 2018

  1. Charles

    For those of you who thought the woman in the masthead might be marking the return of Suicidal Susan, aren’t you disappointed?

    • Gerard Plourde

      Yes. Although at the same time, the way she’s plunked into the foreground, facing the reader and apparently waiving makes me wonder if he’s including someone he knows as an “Easter egg”.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      YES!!!! How dare BatWit toy with us like that! I thought Slutty Susan had returned from the Bermuda Triangle.

      Guess not. Phooey.

  2. countoftowergrove

    Nate must be wearing a clip-on tie. There is no way anyone would thread a neck tie through that tunnel collar.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Head injuries, bullying…there’s no topic BanTom won’t tackle with his wicked combination of horrible gags, outdated references and atrocious dialog. Nate is apparently just like everyone else in town, too disinterested and detached to give a f*ck about his job, as we saw way back when he decided that the WHS handbook didn’t explicitly ban same-sex couples attending the prom. What a hero.

  4. erdmann

    Linda is clutching her prized, autographed copy of “The Last Leaf.” It reminds her that anyone, even a smug d-bag such as Les, can find new love after losing a spouse.

    • billytheskink

      My theory is that she borrowed that book from the Susan doppelganger in panel 1’s foreground and was on her way to return it when Nate started chatting her up. The book being:

  5. I can’t wait for Principal Nate to look up in the school handbook whether bullying is allowed or not.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      “Hmmmm… apparently wedgies are forbidden, but swirlies are okay. But there is NOTHING IN THIS BOOK prohibiting taking a dump in another kid’s locker! And there never will be as long as I’M principal of this here globally warming school!”

  6. And yet they wonder why they keep voting down the school levy. It would never occur to these apathetic drones that the people of Westview want to kill this place and ship everyone to Big Walnut.

  7. Chyron HR

    “I have reviewed the school handbook and found nothing explicitly prohibiting ‘swirlies’ and ‘wedgies’, atomic or otherwise.”

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Yes, Poodle Head. He’s an actual TRADITIONAL bully. Good old fashioned physical abuse, as God Himself intended. “Social media stuff???” Gimmeabreak. He’s on the FOOTBALL TEAM, not on the cheerleading squad!

      “Oh, yes. He’s quite the bully on Instagram. Making snarky comments. Using sarcasm and irony. He called a member of the chess club a ‘ruminant.’ He’s quite a heartless brute.”

      COME ON! Look, his name is WEDGEMAN. He was born to play football and rip other kids’ underwear!

      • comicbookharriet

        “As a mandatory reporter I should get the cops involved with these grievous physical attacks, but I really see myself as Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption, you know?”

        Yeah, you know WHY kids have gone to bullying on social media? Because atomic wedgies and swirlies are FLAT OUT ASSAULT and could get you arrested. And a wedgie in this day and age could be considered sexual harassment as well. Wedgeman should be in jail.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    First panel: Is that a life sized statue of disgraced ex-teacher Slutty Susan, who lost her job and career after kissing Les? Or did they track her down, execute her, then have her stuffed and mounted as a warning to other young hotties who would dare kiss The Lord Of Language?

  9. hitorque

    I wonder if these two mooks would be as casually flippant if Tank started slapping girls’ asses, pulling up skirts and yanking bra straps??

    • batgirl

      I would guess TB would think it no big deal, because it was no big deal when he was in school. Even less of a deal because it happens to icky girls and not to someone like young Les Moore. The probable reason it isn’t featured in the strip is that it would involve mentioning bras and panties and asses.

  10. hitorque

    Yeah, yeah I know there is a quaint hipsterish quality to atomic wedgies and putting nerds’ heads in toilets, but this is reeking of a double standard almost as bad as Cindy being allowed to openly stalk Masone Jarre…