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Bun Trend
Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."
Title text: Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

Explanation

Ambox notice.png This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Created by Randall Munroe - Please change this comment when editing this page. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.

In this comic, Beret Guy takes his bun shenanigans to the state government, reporting to the governor that the number of buns around the capitol has shown a rapid increase. The governor is confused, then finally comes to grasp that Beret Guy is talking about rabbits, lots of which can be seen if he would just go outside (by the way, there is small one RIGHT NOW!).

The governor finally takes appropriate action by calling security, and Beret Guy confronts his fate with poise and honor.

"Buns" have been mentioned previously in 1682: Bun and 1871: Bun Alert.

Trivia

Discussion of previous Bun comics (1682: Bun and 1871: Bun Alert) has suggested that "bun" might be a reference to or wordplay on another meaning of "bun," a small bread product or even buttocks. The governor asks (in the second panel) if Beret Guy means rabbits, and gets an affirmative response. This would seem to clarify that "buns" really are rabbits in all three comics.

Transcript

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[Beret Guy holds a stick and points at a board next to him. The board contains a picture of a rabbit, a data point graph and other notes.]
Beret Guy: Good morning, Governor. Our tracking systems show a rapid increase in the number of buns around the Capitol.
[Hairy is sitting at an office desk and facing Beret Guy in a frameless panel.]
Hairy: Buns?
Beret Guy: Yes; there's been a long-term upward trend, but it has accelerated recently.
Hairy: The trend in... rabbits.
Beret Guy: Yes.
[Beret Guy takes out his phone.]
Hairy: So... so what?
Beret Guy: So if you want to see some buns, there are lots of them outside!
beep!
Beret Guy: Ooh!
Beret Guy: There's a small one right now!
[Zoom-in on Beret Guy.]
Hairy (offscreen): Do you... actually work for me?
Beret Guy: Almost certainly. We had an election, right? I wrote my name in on the thing.
Hairy (offscreen): Security?
Beret Guy: It's been an honor to serve.


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