#328 – Chair

It’s funny looking back at old family photos. Did people really think that wallpaper looked good? Style never seems hilarious when it is happening… at least not to the people that are wearing it or living in it. Luckily we don’t seem to be coming to our senses. We are all doomed to repeat the pattern of ridiculousness so that the next generation can be sufficiently entertained.


0 thoughts on “#328 – Chair”

  1. Sleepingorange says:

    That’s great! I love his suit.

  2. SpriteMeister says:

    There, SleepingOrange. Is that too mundane for you? 😛

  3. Matteo says:

    That…is genius. That is hilarious. Biff’s no Micheal J. Fox, but that there is absolutely hilarious. That’s almost as great as the Electric Tennisball.

  4. Chuck says:

    Too bad he doesn’t have a fro.

  5. Sleepingorange says:

    No, but it does raise an interesting question: Why does Biff have so many chairs that just face the wall?

  6. Delegate says:

    I like the suit, I’d totally wear it,

    if the collar wasn’t so big.

  7. Entropic Voight says:

    Fantastic. In regards to the blog, i do not know how we will fare in rhetrospect when looking back on baggy pants, goatees, and the eponymous use of the word ‘ass’. Our kids may have a field day on us.

  8. Delegate says:

    Biff’s place had a remodel when he got it,

    Allowing him to confound modern physics *nod*

  9. Micah says:

    That happened to me once…December 31st, 1972.

    Kidding…I was born in ’85.

  10. Elli says:

    Normally, this would’ve made me laugh. However, I believe it was in my Aunt Judy’s college class when a guy leaned his chair back, fell, cracked his skull, and died.

    Tragedy aside, that suit is pretty snazzy.

  11. Ben says:

    LOL, I like how random this is.
    What I love most about the current emo fashion is that every one can laugh at it (‘cept the emo kids, they just cry).
    So we and our yet to be children can enjoy it.

  12. RFPT says:

    I always dream of going back in time…to 1994. why? I missed out on all the famous video games. I plan on standing outside EB Games, waving around my Tomb Raider Anniversary case and telling people of the future. a future where Microsoft had a GUI and Nintendo cashes in on motion sensing.

  13. cyber95 says:

    This has happened to me.

    -cyber95, born January 25, 2095

  14. Elle says:

    Yeah, it’s just the emo fashion that’s stupid… because pregnant-looking tops and bug-eyed sunglasses aren’t ridiculous at all.

  15. Ben says:

    How many times has Biff fell off a chair?

    Termites, Carbonated Beverage, did I missed something?

  16. Dr. Doom says:

    Is the joke that Biff’s clothing changed as he went back in time, or is this a new look?

  17. SamTyler says:

    Wonderful work, always enjoy reading the new Biff comics, but this one left me wondering. That suit, and the year you chose, you wouldn’t happen to be a fan of British Police Drama?

  18. Kanki-chan says:

    / His clothing changed as he fell, although I’m almost afraid to see if he’d have an afro. Or worse, if just his eyebrows had an afro look O_o

  19. Seraphine says:

    I’ve developed the ability to close my eyes and visit previous eras of my life, without tipping over backwards, by listening for my mother’s voice.

  20. Yakboy says:

    Where can i get one of those?!

  21. Johel says:

    Reminds me of this old picture I saw of my dad with bell-bottoms and and afro. Hilarious!

  22. Danicus says:

    I look like Shaggy from Scooby Doo no matter WHAT year it is.

  23. Mort says:


    @RFPT: Windows had a GUI in 1994. OK it was crappy and we hated it, but still… ah the good old DOS times

  24. Joe says:

    I was just talking to some freinds the other day about styles we had when we were in school. Back in 1988 – 89 we were all wearing Z. Cavarrici (sp?) jeans and we would peg our pants and wear a “Champion” sweatshirt.

    could you imagine a kid going to high school wearing his pants pegged today? he’d be killed!

    It looked good back in the day though….

  25. Sam says:

    Fantastic. No other word for it.

  26. Synchro593 says:

    Biff looks stylin’ here! XD

    Oh man, we had that wall paneling at one house I lived in. I hated it! And ants would always somehow find a way in under it. Maybe it wasn’t properly attached to the wall and they just moved around behind it? @_x;

  27. Sam says:

    Is this a Life On Mars joke, because Biff is dressed like Sam Tyler? Or am I nuts, since no one else seems to get it?

  28. Kayru says:

    Woah, Biff looks good like that!

  29. Chuck says:

    @ Elle, I have to say that ghetto fab is at LEAST as bad as emo, so you’re not alone here. I went shopping with my cousin and his girlfriend, and she made me try on some of those clothes…. I was like “Yeah…. These are nice….” *runs to change*

  30. tyler says:

    A life on mars joke..

    Brilliant!!! =D

  31. KuKu says:

    Sweet! Who doesn’t want a random trip to the 70’s

  32. Nijihime says:

    Oh man,smexy Biff.

    I believe I`m seen that chair before.

    I`m 33 years older now,ya know.

  33. KarakSindru says:

    I thought this was a Life on Mars reference too, which just added to the fun. 🙂

  34. Instead of laces, those boots should have zippers up the insides. And pointy toes.

  35. pieman says:

    style does seem hilarious at the time: consider chavs

  36. dragonbrad says:

    wy was he in a suite facing a wall in a fancy chair

  37. Matt says:

    Absolute genius. One of the best strips ever.

  38. Background Bailey says:

    Actually…Biff looks rather spiffy in that get-up.

  39. Radical Edward says:

    I never fell out of a chair, but I have been caught wear baggy pants, a belly shirt and thong underwear (complete with the lower back tattoo). Someone will one day find the photo and laugh at me and if I’m alive, I’ll smack them upside the head.

  40. Ahzi says:

    Yay! my first post! Mr. Hallbeck, I love your work!
    That being said, forgive my teenage ignorance, but would Bif’s green Chuck Taylors still have been fashionable back in ’73?

  41. jmmanna says:

    This image seems familiar to me. I feel like I’ve seen it before, in a movie or TV show or something but I have zero recollection as to where. It may just be proof that I should read more books.

    The more important question is, why is there a chair and no table? Why was a chair all by itself facing a wall? Was Biff naughty? Did he have to go sit in timeout?

  42. Neteeee says:

    hahahahaha. He’d have hamsters for eyebrows.

  43. MaskedMan says:

    Its not just the clothes (though those are dead-on), but the wallpaper (panelling?) and the color of the floor, too. The color schemes of ’73 come leaping back to mind.


    Wish they hadn’t.

  44. Danno says:

    Biff turned into the master!

  45. the Scarf says:

    HEE!!! The Master! I love Doctor Who…
    I also love Life On Mars…

    Biff Looks Rawkin!

  46. Elkian says:

    LOVE DA SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….but not that much…

  47. Tourn says:

    heh…he does look like the Master….:-p

  48. Pom Rania says:

    No, he’d need black gloves to be the Master.

    …So, anyone wanna take bets on when and how that bad guy will come back to life?

    I’ve never fallen backwards out of a chair, but on my first day of kindergarten I leaned back (on the ground) and hit my head on either a chair leg or a table leg. Had to get three stitches.

  49. Colin says:

    that would be awesome!

  50. Amake says:

    “Fashion is the only art form so awful that it needs to reinvent itself every six months.”
    -Some dead white guy

  51. Biff actually looks pretty good in that suit.

  52. ZackDark says:

    Wait, 1973 was the year of the first oil crisis.
    So if I lean back right now I could make fortunes with reselling oil!!!

    *cracks skull trying*

  53. Renan says:

    biff is really cool in his 70’s suit.

  54. Trevory says:

    For all of you that don’t know this is a Life on Mars reference, such as the clothes, him on the floor and the year
    keep it up!

  55. Twigs says:

    Awesome suit … awesome shoes … he should wear that on special occasions =)

  56. Twigs says:

    And hurray for Bowie references!!

  57. Brandon Flynn (FDS) says:

    (awesome year for music btw)

  58. Kyle says:

    And anyone notice that he did not age in the 34 years since this was posted?

  59. Sam says:

    My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident and woke up in 1973. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?

  60. Mags says:

    September 6th, 2007 at 12:08 am

    …an interesting question: Why does Biff have so many chairs that just face the wall?

    He puts himself in timeout whenever he gets into some sort of trouble.

  61. Tech says:

    Now I have to hear that song…

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