A stunning turn of events today, as it’s revealed that Bull is in fact downstairs watching one of his old high school football games, a development no one could have foreseen. BatYarn once again can’t resist grinding his heel into Bull’s soul, again reminding readers that Bull is, was and always will be a sad-sack schlub and all-around loser who wasted his life on stupid sports instead of watching his first wife die and writing a book about it like more refined, studious and educated Westviewians do. Suffering from a degenerative brain disease isn’t enough punishment for Bull’s past transgressions, now he’s going to be forced to wallow in his lengthy litany of defeat for good measure, just to further drive the point home. BatTom won’t even allow Bull the dignity of becoming a drooling helpless idiot, he’s still milking him for laughs and cheap gags and apparently will continue to do so to the bitter end. Man that guy sure carries a grudge.
12 responses to “Nuh Body Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen”
Wow, Coach Crankshaft sure is unhappy with young Bull in that video.
The Ben Day patterns here are interesting.
There. I said something nice.
Linda’s looking good there in panel 3! What’d she do- walk into a beauty parlor and say: “Gimme the Larry Fine”?!
Looks like she tried to use a trimmer on her hair and slipped.
Bull could try reading today’s strip. Hey, it worked for mZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
“One morning, as Bull Bushka awoke from anxious dreams, he found he had been transformed in his bed into a monstrous Dick Van Patten.”
Back in the day, a football team that wasn’t very good was a mildly funny running gag. Almost forty seven years later, we can almost hear Casey Kasem’s grim shade growling “Ponderous….fucking PONDEROUS!!!”
I’m sure that doing nothing but staying home and watching old videos of high school football will certainly not exacerbate the depression that frequently comes with CTE-symptoms.
The joke is that he has brain damage.
Originally, as I remember, Bull’s brain damage manifested itself in bursts of high rage, when he couldn’t operate a drinking fountain or when a player did something off-panel. Since then, though, it’s just a kind of lethargy and, I guess, insomnia? Nice if the author could keep things consistent. A Bull prone to flying off the handle at any moment might have some entertainment value.
So when Bull can’t get to sleep, he goes and does what he spends most of his waking hours doing?