The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 3 years ago

    It was Junior High School in my day and contained 7th – 9th grades


    My older brother was in 9th grade when I was in 6th, he told a lot of the kids at the school that he had a little brother that could beat them up


    Next year he goes to High School and I entered Junior High with a bunch of kids a year or 2 older that already wanted to fight me


    Not sure how many times I had to prove him right before they left me alone

  2. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And you need to give the BEST Christmas gifts so that no one judges you. A book of Buckets cartoons. It’s ‘Black Friday’ here in the states, when all the stores suddenly start operating outside of the red ink in their ledgers and start making a profit. But here you are on the computer, at home in total comfort. Smart. Buy everyone a Buckets book. Done. Boom. Thank you and have a stress-free Christmas.

  3. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 3 years ago

    PRICELESS!

    xxx

  4. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was picked on in Grade 7 and 8 by a group of kids. They continued in Grade 9.
    (BTW in Ontario, most schools are “Primary” JK-8 and “Secondary” 9-13).
    I was somewhat protected, in grade 7/8 as I lived in a group home, and staff would pick us up most nights.
    Not so in Grade 9, and a ‘new kid’ joined the group of bullies.
    It was middle of September, when things came to a head. He didn’t like that I told him to go f*** himself in gymclass before the teacher came in.
    So after school, he attacked me. He ripped my shirt, but I broke his nose, and blackened both eyes.
    After that, no one bullied me. I don’t know why. ;)

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    I see.

  6. Wet & Soggy

    Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There were girl bullies in like 5th and 6th grade. After getting a few punches (very few in most cases) in most of them gave up, because they were bleeding on thier blouses and other parts. I had big brothers and lots of cousins, and because I was the youngest, I had lots of experience…

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Some bullies these days turn peer pressure against certain children, use of taunts and spread lies to hurt the delicate reputations. Some have committed suicide over it.

  8. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, over 3 years ago

    Bullying is no longer as it was when we were kids. It used to be a bully would come up and if you could hit them a few times they would give up and move on to easier prey. Now, bullies travel in packs and as Night Gaunt 49 says they no longer use physical violence to intimidate. They use rumor and inuendo and belittle the bullied in front of their “friends” in an attempt to ostrasize the individual. Once excluded from the group it becomes like a piranha feeding frenzy. And if the bullied fights back they are usually the ones that the authorities end up punishing because the bully appears innocent (no violence). My daughter’s school was so bad that we pulled her. And the school won’t even acknowledge that there is a problem. The principal of the high school went so far as to post on his blog how "proud he was that (school system name withheld) does not have a bullying problem. As long as the authorities will not see the problem, the only sollution is to remove the children from the environment for their own protection.

  9. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 3 years ago

    @Wet & Soggy

    I was in grade 1 the girls doing the bullying were in grade 6. But I had a friend. Same age as me – and she beat the living daylights out of those 4 girls. No more trouble. And no probs with the grade fours. I played with the boys across the street. And they were in grade four.
    .
    these days – what with the cyber bullying. Not to mention the groups and gangs….. its not safe out there.

  10. Qun Mang

    Qun Mang said, over 3 years ago

    Isn’t Toby’s age supposed to be 15? Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can shed a light here. Does Toby’s age fluctuate like in some other strips, or is he a year behind in school? Or perhaps this strip is set one of those odd areas where middle school goes through 9th grade instead of 8th? Or am I just wrong about his age?

    I know it’s just a strip, but I am curious.

  11. Qun Mang

    Qun Mang said, over 3 years ago

    Just reread the first comment- could be in the same school system as the Doctor was… :D

  12. cutiepie29

    cutiepie29 said, over 3 years ago

    The bullying that I dealt with was almost never physical, but very strongly verbal. It is nothing new for kids to taunt others with cruel nicknames and lies/rumors. And it is nothing new for the bullies to run in “packs” either.

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