There’s Someone In Bull’s Head But It’s Not Him

Link To Today’s Strip

Phony faux-profoundity with absolutely nothing at its core…a classic Batom prestige arc blow-off strip. Bull chose to play football but didn’t choose brain damage…yeah, that’s some powerful thought-provoking stuff right there. It really makes you think, namely that I really should have tried to get in on this comic strip scam back in the day.


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12 responses to “There’s Someone In Bull’s Head But It’s Not Him

  1. spacemanspiff85

    “You Didn’t Choose Brain Damage”. I think we have the title of the inevitable Kent State Press collection of these strips. Published just in time for the holidays.

  2. billytheskink

    Linda may be on to something… I mean, I was the one who chose to read Funky Winkerbean, but I didn’t choose these “prestige” arcs.

  3. Paul Jones

    Neither she nor Batiuk really understand risk or causation very well. It had to be rather obvious that bashing his head into something or someone repeatedly would have lead to some sort of nasty side-effect even if CTE was so much alphabet soup when he started out. He chose something…..he just didn’t know what it was yet.

  4. bigd1992

    Prediction: Bull kills himself AND LES WRITES THE BOOK!

  5. Max Power

    Doctor: “According to our expensive tests and my expert analysis, you are…in the cone of uncertainty. Please stop by the front desk for your bill and have a nice trip back to Ohio.”

  6. On the FW blog, Batiuk’s been teasing an upcoming arc about “old Hollywood” featuring silent film star “Butter Brinkel.” I assume it’s the same actor that Cindy referred to as “Butter Brickle” last July. I wonder how many concussions Tom Batiuk has experienced?

    • Cabbage Jack

      I saw that. His ‘research’ was googling pictures of Hollywood. Also, clearly a ripoff of Fatty Arbuckle. I suppose he’ll have to change the method of murder so his geriatric Ahia fans don’t get the vapors.

    • Buckeye Feculence

      I’m assuming that this is going to be done through sepia-toned flashbacks as even a child silent movie star would be well over 90.

      • Charles

        Jackie Coogan, who played “The Kid” in a number of silents, including one with Charlie Chaplin, would be 105 years old this year.

        He also played Uncle Fester in the Addams Family back in the 60s. Just in case you wanted to know what a child from the silent film era looked like 55 years ago.

  7. bayoustu

    Oh, good grief! By the time this Hollywood (again with Hollywood) arc is over, Butter Brickle Brinkel’s name will be Oleo O’Reilly! And Pete’s will be something else with an ‘R’…