Yadnus Pirts

Link to today’s strip.

As is customary, Sunday’s strip was not available for preview.  They’re always a surprise, but rarely a good surprise, something you’d actually enjoy reading.  Here are some possibilities I’ve come up with; feel free to add your own guesses in the comments.

First, we might continue with Skyler and his g’rents, though that seems to be pretty played out.  Now, never underestimate this cartoonist for stretching something past its sell-by date, but I can’t really see where he could go with this to “make a greater point,” so we’ve probably seen the last of Dullard & Co for the nonce.

Second possibility is we might re-visit the premise from a week or so ago, and pick up how Chester, the wealthy comics collector wants to get in touch with the comic book writer Peeved Radish.

Third, Funky and Les jogging.  I mean, we haven’t seen that in pretty much forever!  Not that I miss it or anything, but the cosmos feels misaligned.

Fourth, we might find out what happened to Becky’s mom.  –ha ha, just kidding.  That boat’s been scuttled for, what, five years now?  No, the real fourth would be some sideways kids’ book that Ann found in her Dullard shrine, something that would inspire some wry remark about how things were better Back Then.

The fifth and final guess I’m going to add is that we’ll get something completely untied to anything from the last six months.

Anyway, we’ll all find out in a little less than a couple of hours.  Wow!–it’s just like Christmas Eve, right?  Only this is an eve where one measures not the delights that may come once morning breaks, but the various disappointments one is certain to encounter when one reaches the bottom of the stairs, beholds the menacing tree, and hopes that the bigger boxes are not addressed to oneself.

But, well, despite the paragraph above (sorry, folks, I’ve been a guest host for quite a long time, and it does leave a mark), there is one thing certain:  no matter the subject, the characters, the dialogue or the story–it will be dull beyond bearing.

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11 responses to “Yadnus Pirts

  1. DOlz

    Oh for pities sake. Bull played and coached football for most of his life and he doesn’t know you switch sides every quarter so it won’t matter if the field was sloped? Jeez TB every time I think you can’t get any lazier in the service of one of your “jokes”, you continue to go lower. My advice quit cartooning and take up limbo you’ll be a champ and maybe get an award.

    • spacemanspiff85

      That was my immediate thought. It really amazes me how Batiuk continually writes about subjects he really knows nothing about (*cough* kill fee) and just blatantly makes it really apparent that he’s clueless.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    All good guesses but nope, it’s just a surplus Buck n’ Bull strip he shoehorned into a completely unrelated story because apparently it wouldn’t keep for another six or seven months until football comes back. Lucky us!

  3. billytheskink

    I think Sisyphus spent less time rolling that boulder uphill than Bull has spent dwelling on his high school football career.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Does Batiuk think it’s funny because it’s so pathetic, or does he just think it’s funny? They’ve already spent WAY more time talking about the four games (max) they played against one another in high school than the time it took to actually play the games themselves. Old high school chums who just recently met…leave it to Batom to find a stupid new approach to a played-out old trope.

  4. redsnifit

    Usually when Batiuk comes up with a twist he gives us a day or two before he kills it with some lame wordplay or something. Here he sets it up and rolls it back with “lol just kidding!” in the same strip, which displays an impressive dedication to make sure absolutely nothing interesting happens.

  5. I’m beginning to think that Chester was a red herring. I mean, here we are with Batiuk reminding us that he can’t make sense of what he sees when he watches football again…..

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    This just so odd on so many levels. Still talking about High School. Bull’s suddenly white hair. No understanding of how the game is played or that football season is over. Batty’s mind just continues to amaze.

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    ”Your school, Big Walnut Tech…”

    Look, stop it, BatHACK. Cinderblock Head has been coming over to play with Bullsquat for months. It’s been well established that he went to Bignuts Tech.

    “Your school was always the toughest.” See, that’s how non-hacks write. It’s also how actual Earth Humans talk.

    Hope that helps.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      That is how he writes. Even on his blog, he uses fancy words, when simpler ones would suffice.

  8. countoftowergrove

    It a fact, Soldan High School in St. Louis has a sloping field. Win the coin toss you go down field first and fourth quarter.