Weighting Room

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North Carolina? I’m assuming there must be some sort of “real life” CTE research center in North Carolina, as it just seems so random otherwise. As I pointed out last week, it’s really sort of odd how they’re only going to see a specialist now, two and a half years after Bull’s initial diagnosis. But given how time works in the Funkyverse it might only be a week and a half since he retired, there’s just no way of knowing, no absolute frame of reference to establish that OK, we are “here” right now. It’d be real helpful if instead of hand-drawn signs and bricks the joker who draws this thing would hang a f*cking calendar in the background once in a while.

But anyhow, because it’s Bull we’re treated to some typically Bull-like jock sporto idiocy before his potentially life-altering trip to the doctor. Things have been getting way too serious around here anyway, what with the FW fan community still recovering from the shock and horror of Bull losing that Brownie Point DVD last week and all. I have seen this much gravitas and solemnity since what’s her name got cancer, you know, the really annoying pious one Les used to always talk about.


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22 responses to “Weighting Room

  1. billytheskink

    I think traveling out of state for doctors appointments is a thing is this strip. Remember when Holly and Funky flew to Dallas or something like that so he could get a physical.

    • Epicus Doomus

      A quick search re: NC and CTE revealed nothing, but IMO it’s way too specific to be random. I’m still amazed by how he took this story right back to the beginning again like the last two and a half years never happened. Maybe Bull just imagined Buck, which means he’ll forget him soon, which would be kind of a relief.

  2. Another dash after awards. Batiuk, in your quest for awards, you’re like a child chasing Crankshaft’s bus. The driver isn’t going to stop for you, and he’s laughing the whole time.

  3. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    I have a late submission for yesterday. I don’t want to break the rules –
    Rules? At SOSF? No rules!
    Anyway, this is an auspicious occasion! This is my 100th parody strip of FW!

  4. comicbookharriet

    Linda’s eyes in the last panel. She willing to test if her husband is still cognitively able to give consent.

  5. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  6. spacemanspiff85

    Yeah, because when a guy has been established to be suddenly, irrationally violent, you want him to get stronger and have heavy blunt objects close at hand.

  7. Off subject- Sometimes I visit The Batty blog. We all say no one talks like he thinks they do. But he writes like he thinks they talk. A selection: “…leave the surface jokes on the surface and beginning to dig down to the strata where a more natural and interior behavioral humor resided. These weren’t huge reaches, but…” Wow!

  8. Paul Jones

    The “God, I detest these people!!” smirking is the cherry on top of Batiuk’s bullshit Sundae. Bad enough that he kick some long-forgotten athlete in the shins like this without the smirking.

  9. Chyron HR

    March 2019: “Good news, Bull, your CTE is in remission!”
    September 2020: “Bad news, Bull, we mixed up your chart with someone else’s.”

  10. sgtsaunders

    Thanks for the warning, but what even the hell does “looks good in the hospital waiting room” possibly mean. I know what it literally means, but, in context, is this just another symptom is what I’m saying.

  11. bobanero

    There’s three decent medical schools in North Carolina (Duke, University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest), either of which could be doing research on CTE. I doubt that he would mention the institution by name (and risk a C&D), but if he does, my money would be on Duke.

  12. Rusty Shackleford

    Anybody watch The Simpsons last night? They opened with a spoof on Comic Con…they called it Krusty Con and had a sign that said “it’s not weird that adults are here”

    • Count of Tower Grove

      Sadly, we had spring weather last night and the local weather guy spent the entire half hour, and five minutes into Bob’s Burgers to tell us what we could see by looking out the window.

  13. Rusty Shackleford

    Typical Westview behavior, fly somewhere far away for medical care. Don’t let them know that the second best medical system is a mere 25min ride away in Cleveland

  14. Charles

    Thing is, if this medical appointment is to get Bull approved for disability status, so he gets benefits, that would be run through the state of Ohio. And I’d imagine that the state of Ohio would be less than fully enthusiastic about accepting the recommendations of a non-Ohio physician as to Bull’s disability. I can’t imagine that the standards are exactly the same for both states.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yeah, none of this makes sense. It’s a long drawn out process. A colleague of mine was in a bad car accident last May, he did not get his full disability benefits until December. And even though his condition was obvious (he was paralyzed from waist down), there was lots of investigations and paperwork.