#939 – Needled

This comic is based on a true story. Now you know why I wear long sleeve shirts when we go out to play volleyball. I realize it looks awkward with the shorts and sandals. That’s no reason to make up those songs. Come on guys. Seriously.


27 thoughts on “#939 – Needled”

  1. Miles says:

    I understand the comic, but the post escapes me. Is there a popular song about long sleeves on the beach? (Just because I am often found inappropriately dressed at said beach…)

  2. Manic says:

    Now THAT is some ink.

  3. August says:

    @Miles- I’m pretty sure he meant that the people around him at the beach are making up insulting songs off the tops of their heads.

    At least Biff has something to match those rocket boxers now.

  4. gelugon2105 says:

    SWEET tattoo. Though I do wonder how one can sleep through the painful procedure of tattooing.

  5. The Dukenator says:

    Must you be reminded of the girl who fell asleep at a tattoo parlor ended up have 56 stars tattooed instead of one that she wanted.

    It’s a true story.

  6. SilentDragon says:

    This IS Biff we’re talking about, the situations surprise & amuse me, but surprise that he’s in them? not at all.
    That is a pretty cool tattoo, but not only does he have the boxers, he has the rocketship itself!

  7. Chuck says:

    Dukenator, the story is true to the extent that such a girl exists who told that story, but she later revealed it to be false. She fabricated the story to avoid punishment from her parents by placing the blame for her horrible decision on the tattoo parlor.

  8. Greyryder says:

    That tat would take forever! I now have this image in my head of several tattoo artists huddled around a chair. They all suddenly disperse at once, leaving today’s comic.

    Dukenator, didn’t that girl eventually admit that she was lieing, in an attempt to keep her parents from killing her?

  9. silversaraph says:

    I can believe that this happened to someone, and I would NEVER fall asleep in a place like that. I stayed asleep when the tree in our backyard got struck by lighting, knocked over some power lines, set fire to the ground in our neighbors it landed on, and the fire department putting out the blaze (waiting out the electrical fire). It made glass where the lines landed! I could sleep through some tattoos, easy.

  10. The Dukenator says:

    Why don’t you fools look it up? At least, get your facts straight.

    Moving on…

    The worst tattoo to get is a giant Hello Kitty on your back.

  11. MaskedMan says:

    @August; Miles;
    Have you never heard the song “Greensleeves?” I can think of a number of ways to make that into a taunt of someone wearing long sleeves at the beach. Especially if he’s wearing the long sleeves to cover badly-done ink sleeves! 😀

  12. PsychoDuck says:

    Biff must be one heck of a heavy sleeper.

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  13. sco3tt says:

    Oh come on, you’ve never heard the “Longsleeves and sandals” taunt? Or how about the “Shorts and geeksleeves” torturous dirge? What about “Look at that guy wearing long sleeves at the beach to cover up embarrassing tattoos” by the Beach Boys? You all need to get out more.

    On the good side, think of how much money Biff saved, a full upper tat like that costs more than 4 years in college and gets you WAY more chicks.

  14. Hershey says:

    I now want a tattoo. A rocket tattoo.

  15. i.half4 says:

    Speaking of seriously trippy, Biff is the exact color of the house in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story:


  16. i.half4 says:

    @Masked Man: Good call on the song name, but zero points for calling the notes. I love that tune. I was thinking of something more like the closing bars from that Journey song about lovin, touchin, and crap. It took me years before I recognized the metric pattern cluing me in to the original tune and words…

    Nyeah, nyeah, nyeah-nyeah, nyeah… (repeat ad nauseum)

  17. MadDavid says:

    In Biff’s case, it’s not all that bad, because he can just apply titanium white body paint.

  18. Kitsune Dzelda says:

    This is why I stay away from tattoo Parlors. 😛

  19. Praseodymius says:

    Has no one ever heard of Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Illustrated Man’?! First thing I thought of when I saw that picture. Second thing being ‘That is AWESOME!’

  20. Space Butler says:

    But, they’re so comfy.

  21. ZeoViolet says:

    If they’re so comfy Biff should have had one installed in his home.

  22. AdmiralChaos says:

    I slept through the northridge earthquake, the fireworks at disneyland, and after I moved to the gulf coast I have on several occasions slept through entire hurricanes >.> including Katrina.

    Would hate to have that happen to me though, sucks for Biff.

  23. Elkian says:

    Aw, it’s a good look for him ^^

  24. Twigs says:

    That tattoo looks like a shirt David Bowie would wear. Maybe Biff is secretly The Man Who Fell To Earth?? 0.0 *revelation*

  25. Wizzmyster says:

    My first posting here 🙂
    Absolutely love his tat there! Purple (fave colour).. Space (sci-fi junkie).. Awesome blast-off effect – Total WIN! 😀
    If I was into tattoos, I’d totally get it! (if not a smaller version of) :-p

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