Everything’s Broken

billytheskink
September 3, 2018 at 1:53 am
Why wouldn’t Bull want to go to the game? Why hasn’t he been going to games ever since he retired? He’s a legend as both player and coach at Westview. They named the stadium after him

Add this to the list of things that billytheskink remembered and Batiuk forgot, and to the litany of indignities heaped upon Bull this week. Maybe Principal Nate just told Bull they were renaming the stadium in his honor, figuring he’d forget about it too. Judging from Bull’s deranged facial expression, his mind’s just about gone. At least Batiuk saved the one decent “broken record” play on words until late in the week, though it’s delivered as an irritable rebuke from long-suffering Linda.

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18 responses to “Everything’s Broken

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Fifty-plus self-centered years and one degenerative brain disease later, Bull is finally at long last happy for someone else. So naturally his wife’s reaction is weary disdain and thinly-veiled disgust, as the totally useless “Buck” looks on haplessly, much like daily FW readers do when they see that day’s strip. As usual TamBon demonstrates HIS disdain for his own work by completely forgetting the (long) arc that led to this very moment. I mean after all, if Bull has a degenerative brain disease there’s no reason to go through the expense of making new hand-lettered signs when he’ll just forget it all anyhow.

  2. Al least the strip wasn’t sideways. Small favors and all that.

  3. countoftowergrove

    Today we get a side view of Bull’s now, and inexplicably altered proboscis. Why does Buck look so unhappy? Was he hoping Bull would blow a gasket?

  4. comicbookharriet

    I just realized that this is only the first week of September. Some schools have barely started the year, and High School football teams have played a max of maybe two games. Temperatures are still well in the 80’s in Ohio, yet everyone here is dressed like mid-October, and acting like the season’s well underway. It’s the exact opposite of Gil Thorpe time.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Westview has exactly three seasons. Snow, falling leaves, and hot, not necessarily in that order. The trees shed their leaves on Sept. 1, it starts snowing heavily on Thanksgiving and it stops in June.

  5. louder

    Saturday’s punch line: Bull, alone in his basement, asking Linda “is it time to go to the game yet?” Linda and Buck look at each other and smirk. Just another day in Cancerville.

  6. billytheskink

    Of course Bull doesn’t feel bad about his record being broken, there are so many other things he has to feel bad about.

    Also, when did he become Pac-Man’s grandfather?

  7. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Linda’s aura is showing.

  8. spacemanspiff85

    Man, you can really tell how corrupt and screwed up Westview’s priorities are. Obviously the athletics department is getting all the money; this is the first sign I’ve seen in this strip that isn’t a piece of paper crappily taped up.

  9. Jimmy

    Putting aside how they “forgot” to rename the field (my guess is A&L ran out of cash), Linda is a total A-hole. If my wife was gushing about some accomplishment being “meaningless” like this,I would at least humor her. I would probably reassure her how great she is (which is true).

    In the Funkyverse, all spouses hate each other. SAD.

  10. Well, time to lock him in the basement again, eh, Linda? That way, you don’t have to feel sympathy for his plight.

  11. bobanero

    Look at the bright side, Bull. This record breaker is a nameless character who had one line and will never be seen again. You’ll forever be trotted out as a punchline for brain damage jokes.

  12. timbuys

    I can’t believe I’m asking this almost seriously but shouldn’t the field have been named for Dinkle? I know that’s well beyond any level of consistency to be expected here, but I figured he was one of the characters the author ‘likes’.

  13. Don

    The stadium is named for him – not the field. Yes, they can have different names. If there’s a running track there as well, and unless Westview came into a serious amount of money, there is, then that could have yet another name. The high school I went to has the gymnasium named for one person, and the basketball/volleyball court named for someone else.

    Of course, why the sign would have the name of the field and not the name of the stadium on it is another story.