Haika not believe this

Oh really, TB?
You are really going there
here in today’s strip?

I was just joking
About Buck hitting on her
But you’re doing it!

There’s no other way
No other way to read this
What is wrong with you?!

This is just awful
Gross disgusting terrible
On every level

And poor Lord Byron
Really does not deserve this
Rolling in his grave

It’s an awful month
COVID-19’s bad enough
Now this on my mind


Happy belated
10 year anniversary
Son Of Stuck Funky



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47 responses to “Haika not believe this

  1. Epicus Doomus

    “And after I help her cart her dead husband’s stuff to that dumpster behind the high school she’ll be mine…all mine!”. “Walks in beauty..”??? Did the CTE affect his vision too? This is just gross on too many levels to even count. BatYam has always had a knack for having no idea how warped and disturbing these stories of his are.

    And will he EVER stop heaping indignities upon Bull or what? I mean damn man, let it go already. Those bullying arcs were like forty years ago, let the character rest. And what’s with Buck? Should he be driving a car in his condition? After everything that happened with Bull, why would Linda agree to be a passenger in a car driven by another CTE victim? Who hits on his best friend’s wife minutes after helping her clear out her dead husband’s stuff? This Buck guy is a real enigma all right. Or maybe he’s just an incredibly poorly-written character, either or.

  2. William Thompson

    “It’s the poem Spock said to Uhura on ‘Star Trek’! Man did that Vulcan know how to hit on chicks!”

  3. William Thompson

    In panel one Buck Futt grabs her, so why doesn’t he have a black eye by panel three? Or at least have a voice that’s suddenly risen two octaves?

  4. William Thompson

    So, let’s see, they loaded the car one day, finished packing the next, went to lunch yesterday, and now they’re leaving the house with a clowncar-load of Bull’s endless stuff? Tom Batiuk, master of continuity!

    • Epicus Doomus

      I like his spiffy North Korean car. I didn’t realize you could import those. It must handle pretty poorly on steep hills but few cars can offer that kind of rear collision support, so I guess it’s a trade-off.

  5. Charles

    Oh Jesus Christ.

  6. batgirl

    Too bad Linda doesn’t have #metoo on speed dial.

  7. bayoustu

    I… I don’t think I can do this anymore.

  8. comicbookharriet

    Call me when we learn that Buck banged his half sister and loves Laudanum. Lord Byron is not the poet to emulate the life and loves of.

  9. Doghouse Reilly

    “He paws at the face of a recently deceased friend’s wife, like a pervert…”


    I’d rather spend a month touring Manhattan with Les, or eat dinner at Montoni’s, or discuss old Flash villains with Mopey Pete and Durwin, then see this atrocity continue one more day! Heck, I’d rather re-read Spider-Man’s “One More Day” storyline, and all you comic book geeks out there know how desperate I must be to say that!

    • comicbookharriet

      But would you re-read Rise of Arsenal?

      • Doghouse Reilly

        Oh, for criminy’s sake, why did they have to kill off Roy and Cheshire’s daughter?! Thanks for reminding me that I had to buy that senseless mini-series in order to keep my JLA collection complete.

  10. Gerard Plourde

    This is truly creepy. It’s almost like Buck was stalking Linda and used Bull’s I’ll need to get access.

    • Gerard Plourde

      “Illness to get access.”

      • justifiable

        And then relentlessly belittled him over his constant failures until he was driven to suicide – then moved in for the kill. Because everyone knows all women crave male attention – if they protest, it’s because they really want you to pursue them harder! They’re really just too silly to know what’s best for them and it’s the man’s job to convince them.

        It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to hear there’s a woman out there who wanted to take out a restraining order against Todd

    • Epicus Doomus

      “What’s this? “WHS Football Legend To Retire, Cites Head Injuries”? Hmmm, let me check Grandpa Google here and…yep, he’s married! To a fine young thing named Linda! Well, Bull Bushka, allow me to introduce you to your new best friend Buck! At least until the CTE takes care of that! BWAHHHH HA HA HA!”

  11. billytheskink

    TB clearly thinks this scene is endearing instead utterly revolting. Good freaking night…

    I mean, I know he doesn’t have self awareness, but I thought that was manifesting itself in him not realizing that it looked like Buck and Linda were flirting in the last few strips… The reality of this story arc is so so much worse. TB knew what he was doing all along, even if he seems to have no idea how off-putting it is. *shudder*

    • Epicus Doomus

      This is what I thought at first. I assumed all the playful wry banter would lead into some reminiscing about Bull or something, but this just makes it…and Buck’s entire character arc…really unsettling. And the funny thing is that it’s totally unintentional, he has no idea that Buck is coming across like a creepy small-town con man who preys on high school football widows.

  12. The Nelson Puppet

    C – R – I – N – G – E

  13. William Thompson

    The ten-week CTE arc ended without a Pulitzer nomination, so Batiuk repurposed it into a look at date-rape. And he didn’t even need to create new characters or anew situation. Laziness at its lowest!

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      Did it end, though? By my math, this is Week 9: five for the main story last fall, two with Les in November-December (because one fifth of someone else’s death story has to be centered around Les), and one prior week with Buck.

      And if this is part of the “ten-week” CTE arc, what’s the point? Don’t get CTE, or you’ll die and lose your wife to someone else with CTE?

  14. Paul Jones

    The truly horrifying thing is that Linda might actually submit to his blandishments because Bull went and died on her. It would be the ultimate act of taking a dump on his grave and then pissing on the soil after they filled it in.

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      Linda’s resigned expression in Panel 1 just screams “I don’t want this, but I have no say in the matter.” No one in Westview has the ability to voice disagreement with anything. Like Les and the movie he doesn’t want to make.

  15. Professor Fate

    Maybe Buck will try to blackmail Linda into marrying him because he knows Bull killed himself. It would be stupid and lurid and absurdly melodramatic but it would be a story. Not this cringe worthy nonsense.
    Other reactions:
    Bad touch! Bad touch!
    To quote Edmund Blackadder: No! NO!
    And to quote Conrad: “The horror. The horror.”

    • Doghouse Reilly

      When did William Conrad say that? Was it in “Cannon” or “Jake and the Fatman”?

  16. Rusty Shackleford

    Argh…yeah. Batty read a poem and now thinks he is a suave lover.


  17. Banana Jr. 6000

    Why did he back into the driveway? Is that a metaphor for something?

  18. Well, there went breakfast.

  19. sgtsaunders

    Hard to believe this sleazebag is coming on to Linda while hauling her dead husband’s football shit away. That’s Les’ job.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Well Les is permitted to obsess over Lisa forever, but Linda is ready to move on already.

      In Batty’s mind all dumb jocks are interchangeable, save for Summer.

  20. ComicTrek

    ಠ_ಠ No. Just NO!

  21. Perfect Tommy

    I was wrong. It CAN get worse.

    • Professor Fate

      Yes it can always get worse. In some ways that makes it a perfect strip for these times.

  22. Banana Jr. 6000

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  23. “Boy, I’m sure glad I moved all of Bull’s sports memorabilia out…so now I can move all of Buck’s sports memorabilia in!

  24. hitorque


    2. And meanwhile we still have no backstory on Hank Hill… I’m really supposed to believe a dude drives a four-dour SUV and doesn’t have any family of his own?

    3. God, this is more outrageous that Cliffe Angere miraculously discovering that his long lost love Vera waited for him for FIFTY(!) goddamned years…

    4. Batiuk shouldn’t insult our intelligence by even pretending this is “love” and not “Hank Hill gets over his old rival one last time”

  25. Westview Radiology

    Coming up next … Harry Dinkle hits on Lefty …. Buck & LindaBooshka get wind of it & it’s orgy time at the cavernous Atomix Comix warehouse !,