Rush to Judgment

Mighty white of Linda to allow Bull out of the basement in order to witness his rushing record being surpassed. “Buck never knew” Bull held the record, and yet showed up at Bull’s house when it was on the verge of being broken. I guess whoever succeeded Bull as Westview High’s football coach and athletic director “never knew” or “didn’t care” enough to consider inviting the Bushkas to be present for this occasion. We know Buck’s been (inexplicably) diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but has he also suffered a stroke? In addition to his absent-mindedness regarding Bull’s record, he’s talking out of the right side of his mouth.


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19 responses to “Rush to Judgment

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Wow, this is one of the more unpleasant looking strips of recent note. Buck looks like he’s channeling Dinkle at his most obnoxious and Bull looks even more addle-brained than usual, which I suppose represents “continuity” of sorts, in a sick way.

  2. Maybe it’s me, but I click on the link and nothing happens.


  4. Charles

    I wish Batiuk would pick a hairline for Bull and keep it. He doesn’t look like Bull anymore. He looks like that weird guy who shows up whenever they have a reunion, and I’m very distressed that I’m aware of this.

  5. Rusty

    Ayers must be drawing the latest strips for free. Did the new guy walk away?

  6. The Nelson Puppet

    JESUS! Ayers sure loves him some LOPSIDED smirks, don’t he?

  7. billytheskink

    At the end of this story arc, we are going to learn that Bull still holds the Westview Scapegoats’ rushing record. Apparently, the star running back’s numbers from last season were inflated after several of the games. It was a case of rushing meddling….

    Yeah, that joke is stupid. Real stupid. It is too stupid for a lot of things… but not this comic strip.

  8. Batiuk is at his absolute worst when he’s avenging himself on the sportos for shoving his head in the toilet, isn’t he?

  9. gleeb

    Batiuk’s attempt to make Bull look all right in comparison to Buck here has led him to making Buck the kind of guy who gets gunned down in the middle of town and then nobody ever says a thing to the cops.

  10. Chyron HR

    His attempts at traditional courtship having gone unreciprocated (and, for that matter, unnoticed), Buck turns to an intense program of “negging”.

  11. hitorque

    1. Well, my “Hank Hill is Buck’s Tyler Durden” –theory is officially dead, but seriously… Doesn’t Hank Hill have some fucking family/friends/classmates of his own??

    2. What, Hank isn’t wearing his custom $900 all-leather BWT jacket? What the hell did he buy it for if he wasn’t going to wear it to occasions like this??

    3. Why hasn’t Bull had any tribute or testimonial at Westview yet? FFS he’s their best-ever, best-known player, and he won Westview’s only two(?) OHSAA Division I state football championships in addition to one (?) championship in women’s hoops…

    4. Between Bull’s football glories, Cindye+Masone living their perfect lives, Pete+Darrin at Attommikkk Khomixxxx, plus the usual Funky/Les bullshit, has there ever been a more pathetic ‘rotation’ of storylines, even by TB’s standards??

    5. Bull is going to run on the field and tackle some kid just before he breaks the record, isn’t he?? And instead of someone calling the cops and suing him for his pension, everyone is going to be smirking like; “That’s our Bull!” aren’t they?

  12. “You were such a terrible player, I can’t believe you had any records for anything. Except terribleness; I can believe you have a record for that.”

  13. countoftowergrove

    Buck has Snuffy Smith syndrome.

  14. Gerard Plourde

    This takes the concept of “running out the clock” to a whole new level. Undeveloped or abandoned story lines, snarky and arguably hostile dialogue between characters, all accompanied by a slapdash approach to illustration.

  15. Don

    Something just occurred to me: assuming it’s a “career” record, Bull must have set it in (at most) three seasons – either that, or the yards he gained in the season where he was academically ineligible (and Westview had to forfeit its only win) are still counted for some strange reason