#227 – Peel

Sometimes I eat or drink things and later regret it. Like when I’ll eat 6 meals in a row that coincidentally all contain a large amount of beans. Bad news. Some things though just taste bad. I think I have an anti aspartame gene. The new zero calorie sodas that use it seem to be popular but they all taste like some sort of horrific metallic chemical to me. The worst part is that it takes about a half hour for that foul taste to fade away. It doesn’t matter what I eat after it… my tongue just won’t function correctly for the next 30 minutes.


73 thoughts on “#227 – Peel”

  1. Phantom says:

    Well atleast he now has an endless supply of bananas, just watch out for monkies and flying poo

  2. Mokkie says:

    Look on the bright side, Biff. There has to be someone out there who ate a radioactive peanut butter sandwich. This could be his key to finding a lady.
    (Well, yes, that was corny, but it’s 01:27 and I’m slowly going insane from sleep deprivation.)

  3. Frostie says:

    I’m confused about one thing and maybe I just missed it when something was said but…

    Where did all the guest comics go? Those were good stuff man, you should keep them.

  4. FinalDragoon says:

    You don’t need sleep when you have an unlimited supply of bananas.

  5. RMS says:

    Better a banna than a coconut, those things can hurt pepole whn they fall down… gravity sucks.

  6. ZenMonkey says:

    That’s one hell of a Carmen Miranda impression.

  7. Install.exe says:

    Funny, I’m allergic to aspertame. Once when i went to see a movie in the theatre with my cousin (who only drinks light products), he was going to the bathroom. I told him to bring back a coke for me. And so he did. All the cups look the same, but he had actually brought me a coca cola light. I couldn’t SEE it was light, but I could TASTE it! Stupid chemicals…

  8. Basarin says:

    Been just reading this comic for a bit, but I figured now’s as good as any time to make a comment.

    Honestly, was Biff hoping to get a more useful superpower than randomly phasing through solid mass by eating that radioactive bananna? I don’t blame him, but I can’t honestly see anything…well…useful a bananna, irradiated or not, would give aside from serving as an admittedly tasty snack.

    But this is Biff, and all who know his exploits have probably learned awhile ago to not question his rationale (or lack thereof).

  9. Zee says:

    i would rather have a bannana tree growing out my head then drink another “low sugar” “no sugar” “no added sugar” “no callorie” or what ever drink ever again…they all taste crap….soda pops are bad for you because they taste soo good…start makin them even remotly good for you and you dammage the taste

  10. wortcov says:

    (/_O) he must have a realy strong neck…..

  11. Dan Scannell says:

    I always thought raspberry Nutra-Grain bars tasted metallic.

  12. Chris says:

    Hey Frostie, I’m making a new page for just the guest comics. It should be up in a few days.

  13. Jetman123 says:


    I don’t know why I haven’t posted a “thanks for the funniness” post yet despite reading this for a few weeks, so let me just say this.

    Chris, if I ever meet you in real life, the keys to my home and car are YOURS. You’ve already paid more than they’re worth in laughter to me. Hell, I’ll throw in my desktop too. 😛

    I look forwards to many years of Biffoonery (you can use that if you like :P) in the future!

  14. Kristen says:

    At least now he doesn’t have to worry about going anywhere if he wants to make himself a banana smoothie.

  15. AwesomeAud says:

    It must have been a pretty strange banana — the ones dangling from that tree are growing upside down!

    Hey, did you know you can use banana leaves to make great paper? It’s often called abaca or manila hemp. 🙂

  16. Robert says:

    Ah, you put a favicon up on the site! Great! Now I can distinguish Biff from the litters of other webcomics I read.

    Aspartame doesn’t taste that bad to me, but sugarized drinks are always better. The rest of my family seems to have an aspartame allergy though, so I get dibs on all sugarfree stuff at home 😛

  17. Chris says:

    AwesomeAud, actually that’s how bananas grow. I remember being surprised when I firs saw a picture of a banana tree but that’s what they look like.

  18. Eddie says:

    Yanno, ALL bananas are slightly radioactive, seeing as they contain large amounts of potassium, which is a radioactive element. So just HOW radioactive was this banana?!

    Thanks for another great strip, and a new wallpaper to use on my desktop at work. 😀

  19. Rick says:

    lol, i think coke light tastes bad to everyone. No one i know likes coke light

  20. Wannabeelf says:

    you know, spiders live in those things. i hate spiders.

  21. Postman says:

    I feel you on the aspartame post. My wife drinks Diet Coke and Diet Rockstar like it’s going out of style but I cannot stand it for the life of me. Dr. Pepper and sweetened tea is just fine with me. 😀

  22. Toshmate! says:

    so umm.. i guess you stopped making original un-original copy’s of your frames? cause i cant find that page anywhere anymore.

  23. Chris says:

    Toshmate!, yeah I’m too busy at the moment to take that many commissions, but you can still contact me through email if you are interested in getting something made.

  24. Nova Namina Riff says:

    ‘Ang on…..If Biff ate a radioactive banana then wouldnt he actualy get radioactive poisoning? I may be wrong….

  25. Reikon Ame says:

    I hate diet sodas they are a load of crap, they say they taste like the real thing. But they never do they are always horrible. I can’t stand bland things like that.

  26. Amy says:

    All I can say is OWCH!!! Jeebus!! That would hurt!

  27. Alex says:

    Go-Go Gadget Banana-Tree!

  28. Hyshinara says:

    > The new zero calorie sodas that use it seem to be popular but they all taste > like some sort of horrific metallic chemical to me.

    what do you think Coca-Cola Zero is?

  29. roy_vf1s says:

    Coke Zero somehow is popular despite tasting more like the aluminum can than the can itself… and yet Pepsi One wasn’t. Go figure.

  30. Reikon Ame says:

    I don’t see why it’s kinda of like water loaded with sugar and syrups to try and get it to taste okay, when they know it won’t.

  31. Please read the side of the soda can, the item in the ingredients list just after Phospheric acid, is stated as ” Horrific metalic chemical ”

    This maybe where the “horrific metalic chemical” taste eminates from.

  32. Jenna says:

    Ugh… aspertame should be banned. It’s horrible and I can’t see how people CAN’T taste it! ew.

    Biff should be happy! Unless the transformation continues and he completely turns into a tree O_o; maybe then he should regret eating that radioactive banana.

  33. plumtreefish says:

    yeah… “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar” is probably the falsest false advertising ever, as well as a load of bullcrap. blecch! bananas taste much better! 😀

  34. Tehya says:

    That is how they grow hon. They are suppose to be upside down 🙂

  35. some kid says:

    diet is just die with a t at the end

  36. Mikhail Ivanovich Tillery says:

    By the by, aspartame is a dangerous chemical if taken in too large a quantity.
    Here’s an excerpt form Wikipedia:

    Aspartame has been the subject of controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances of its approval by the American FDA and European FSA. Some studies have also recommended further investigation into connections between aspartame and negative effects such as headaches, brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma. These findings, combined with possible conflicts of interest in the approval process, have engendered vocal activism regarding the possible risks of aspartame.

    I think I’d rather have regular Dr Pepper, thank you.

  37. dragonbrad says:

    i only like diet coke because my mom made me drink diet soda for a long time, i trhink the only reason that the bannana tree grew is because yhge had the hole in head from the novlety head-umbrella

  38. Odd Imp says:

    OhOh! I know why Biff was eating a radioactive banana! I bet he micowaved it in one of those crazy souped-up machines he has around his house. Mmmmmmm, warm phosphorescent banana….
    🙂 I’ve only been introduced to Biff this week, and I’m very much addicted. You’re quite amusing Chris, keep up the sensational work!

  39. Chris says:

    Thanks for stopping by Odd Imp!

  40. LordRetard says:

    I haven’t even bothered to try Coke Zero or whatever crummy name they gave it. I avoid aspartame whenever possible, because I hear it’s unhealthy and I know that it tastes bad (I also hear that Zero takes almost like regular coke, but I don’t really feel like risking it). I really don’t care how many calories something has. It just doesn’t matter to me. Come to think of it, that may explain why I’m kind of overweight, though.

  41. Useful says:

    Sheesh, the metallic taste? Boy, do I know what you mean. God, I hate it. But you know, you can find soda that has different kinds of fake sugars in it… though they all taste pretty bad if you ask me. well, greater of two evils, you know

  42. Lala says:

    Ewww, aspartame… I can’t eat or drink anything with aspartame or saccharin in it. It gives me a migraine almost instantaneously, and then I end up vomitting… Fun times….

    Aspartame should be illegalized, Saccharin too! Rawr!

  43. AwesomeAud says:

    >That is how they grow hon. They are
    >suppose to be upside down 🙂

    Now that’s just silly ….

  44. Jackson says:

    “…For starters, it had certainly increased his monkey appeal.”

  45. …and now we will freak Aud out & point out the Banana ‘Tree’ is actually a herb.

  46. Nova Namina Riff says:

    I remember when I was small we moved to malaysia. And we used to eat off banana leafs. Im lucky I actualy never ate off a radioactive one.

  47. ANON. says:

    Yes, biff’s head grows bananas, biff’s head grows bananas today…(sung to the tune of “Yes, we have no bananas”

  48. Sunchips says:

    i kinda know the feeling, aspartame and sacarin dont like my body and it doesnt like those chemicals either… I hate allergies…

  49. Malachite Dragon says:

    Banana Phone!
    Banana Phooooone!

  50. Jack says:

    Try salt. a bit on your palm, lick it, let it set and swish it around, then swallow. Only put salt to the point it tastes worse then the soda. The advantage here is it will fade in a few minutes, or until you drink water.

  51. pieman says:

    whats the difference between diet coke, and coke zero?

  52. Radical Edward says:

    Just as bad as the umbrella implant? I’m going to say, “YES!”

  53. Me says:

    Bananas are actualy slightly radioactive… all the time. XD

  54. Angel says:

    I refuse to eat anything with aspartame in it. *shakes fist at phenylalanine* darn cancer feeding agents.

  55. Knife Knut says:

    Hey I detect a note of discrimination against swords! This tree, which is obviously larger and heavier than he is, is not affecting his balance, unlike the oversized sword he tried to lift!

  56. Renee says:

    Poor Biff.

    I actually have a very bad sensitivity to aspartame. Even in light doses (as in, more than a sip of a beverage containing it) I get a massive migraine and start vomiting. It’s really quite sexy, I’m sure.

  57. Darkpheonix XIII says:

    Wow, I read Mokkie’s comment at exactly 1:27 (and I’m sleep deprived as well)

    I was also waiting for someone to mention “Banana phone.”

    And yes, Renee, that is quite sexy.

  58. Maniac says:

    Bright side… Hellalot of free bananas.

  59. Eldarwen says:

    He’s a superhero; banana-man. He can control monkeys with his banana’s and use them as boomerangs!

  60. Elkian says:

    lookit his eyes

  61. Kitsunie says:

    I hear aspartame causes cancer anyway. :/

  62. Torg says:

    You aren’t alone with the diet soda. There’s a reason that they still sell the normal sodas: so people who don’t care so much about their calorie intake can get something that actually tastes good.

  63. siamversa says:

    Actually… you can use 1-888-5OPTOUT to take yourself off of all junk mail lists for 7 years.

  64. LadyLuck1337 says:

    A little fyi. Aspertame is an appetite stimulant. Every time I see a “weight concious” person order it, I laugh a little inside.

  65. Trisar says:

    I can sort of sympathize with the aspertame bit. Instead of just finding it repulsive-tasting, though, I’m actually allergic to it. My dad and I ate a Publix dessert that we (at the time) didn’t know contained it. I stopped after a few bites because it just didn’t taste right whiel my dad ate the whole thing through.

    Next day, he’s collapsed on the couch (except for the occasional run to the bathroom) and I’m in a similar state in my bedroom. Not fun for us.

  66. Kintatsu says:

    The banana bunches are up-side down…

  67. Sipan says:

    I agree on stuff with aspartame in them being just awful. But then, I’m the one who’s eating the artificial sweetener pills raw. Go figure. 🙂

  68. the walrus says:

    Biff sort of reminds me of ninjaman, who was bitten by a radioactive ninja, and then became a superhero.

  69. -2! says:

    The evolutionary reason sugar tastes good is that it is good for us. The only reason it is not any more is we have separated it from the healthy fruits that contained it (which we were supposed to eat). Regardless sugar’s only negative effect is that it rots your teeth, the whole “gain” weight thing is caused by you not using the energy the sugar gave you.

    One of my favourite beverages started using sucrose recently and although the tastes the exact same to me, I will never drink it again, for 2 reasons, one being that it contains this possibly possessions substance, and secondly because i needed the energy i got from the sugar in it to make it though the rest of my day!

  70. Three of Nineteen says:

    This reminds me of the Pokemon Tropius. It has fruit growing out of it. Or Exeggutor whose head is a bunch of coconuts.

  71. John says:

    Sometimes i’ll go to someone’s house and they offer me a Coke, and come back with a diet Coke. I don’t want to e rude and not drink it so I’ll have to deal with this gross aftertaste.

  72. extremist343 says:

    Did you know that bananas are the most radioactive fruit on earth? It’s the Potassium 42 isotope, just look at King Kong he ate 666 of those things and all Hell broke loose!

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