VHS… Quantity!

Well, whaddaya know? Linda finally gets Bull out of the house in today’s strip… and they promptly go in search of a way for Bull to continue to stay inside for days watching videos of himself losing high school football games.

They want DVDs? Crazy can convert things to digital files for storage on a computer and upload to Youtube, you know. He may even throw in some background music and artsy wipes!

Crazy seems a tick disturbed that the Bushkas have barged into his AV lair, demanding that he provide hundreds of dollars worth of services (presumably) gratis. However, when you are known as the guy bakes tapes and buys head cleaner, you are pretty much asking for weirdos to walk in on you with crates full of videocassettes. Not to mention that the outside of his place looks like this:




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19 responses to “VHS… Quantity!

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Coming in 2028: Bull shows up at Crazy’s place unannounced and asks him to transfer his old football DVDs to mini-hologram drives. His memory seems about the same as it does now, more or less.

  2. The Dreamer

    Crazy converts all of Bull’s tapes onto DVD’s, but accidentally mixes in one of his own homemade DVD’s. Its one of Crazy’s porn DVD’s, which Linda comes home and catches Bull watching. Leading to the split in the marriage as Linda mistakenly thinks Bull is getting into sex tapes as he loses his mind.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    I would love to see Batiuk’s notes for the artist today.
    “Make sure Bull’s pointing really obviously at his own head so everybody gets how he’s losing his mind.”
    Just like he always has Becky’s pinned-up sleeve front and center.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      “Memo to BurchHack — Make sure you show Bull as about 5’4″. I think CTE makes you shrink faster too. Oh, and stop getting your damn shoe polish hair dye all over everything!!”

  4. billytheskink

    Crazy looks exhausted, and he just arrived in this story. Imagine how we feel…

  5. If I were him, I’d be glad of forgetting the past. Then again, I’m not a character in a strip by Bathack, resigned to living in a world of misery.

  6. DOlz

    Ya know TB … ah erm Bull if you have them on tape/DVD you don’t have to remember them. Also if you forget them, when you watch them again its brand new for you.

    If Bull’s memory is getting that bad Harry can just convert one tape and burn multiple copies with different days on them. If they catch on he should just reply, “you get what you pay for”. Speaking of which, I know were getting FW for free, but I still think were overpaying.

  7. Rusty

    Just because Bull is diagnosed with a head injury doesn’t mean he has to wear a knit cap every time he leaves the house, Linda. The memories can still escape.

  8. bobanero

    Somehow I would have expected game films from the late 70s/early 80s to be made with an 8mm film camera, as video camera technology wasn’t that good yet and was really expensive. Unless he’s already had the 8mm films converted to VHS years ago. But we can’t let that interfere with the premise of having Bull spend eternity in a virtual reality of bad High School Football. It’s kind of like a poor man’s Black Mirror episode.

  9. Don

    Question: with the two time jumps, how far into the future are they supposed to be? Why DVDs instead of Blu-Rays – that way, they could fit something like five times as many tapes on a single disc (assuming they don’t “upconvert” the tape, but why bother)?

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Again, in Batty’s pointy little bald head, people just drop in on you without any warning. Nobody calls ahead to see if you are home and if this would be a good time.

    “Hello, Beardo? This is Bull. Hey, I have a video conversion job for you. I have 80 VHS tapes to convert to DVD. Do you have time for that any time soon?”

    “Well, I’m in the middle of a big job I’m doing for Les. I’m converting all 734 Lisa Tapes so he can ship them to Summer and Karneesha up in Vermont. That’s probably going to take me at least…”


    “Christ, Bull! How the $#%& did you get over here so fast???”

  11. Epicus Doomus

    Just go on Ebay and buy him a bunch of those old “Football Follies” videos starring Jonathan Winters and tell Bull it’s him. It’s not like he’ll know the difference anyway.

  12. The Dreamer

    Or Crazy accidentally mixes in one of of the Lisa tapes that he transferred but held back from Les, because its Lisa declaring her secret love for Bull Linda catches Bull watching it and becomes convinced that the ghost of St.Lisa is trying to steal Bull from her

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Why should Linda care? Bull will be balling the daylights out of Dead Lisa after he kicks the bucket in a few months. Maybe even get in a threesome including that dead cartoonist — what’s his name? — Phil Layshio?

  13. Jimmy

    Yay, Harry Dinkle is coming back, judging by the banner. I wonder, which topic affecting today’s youth will Batiuk address next week?

  14. DOlz

    This is a comment on the Sunday strip.

    No, NO, NO! You can’t tell a thing about splices by looking thru the panes in the top of the cassette. On top of that there were two tracks on VHS tapes. One linear for the audio and a diagonal one for the video track. Physically splicing tapes cleanly was almost impossible.

    Also if Bull was such hot shit with video why didn’t go digital ages ago when he still had his mental prowess.

  15. batgirl

    Harry Dinkle looks like he’s posing for his Mount Rushmore sculpture. Lo, he does bestride us petty mortals like a colossus.