(Strip Number 1439, Original Publication Date, 10 April 1989)
Panel 1: We find ourselves at Mike's school. As he and Brian stand next to a water fountain, Mike tells Brian that there's a technique to something.
Panel 2: He says that it's all in the thumb; range and direction are both controlled by the person exters and the way he rolls his thumb.
Panel 3: It turns out that the thing in question is squirting people with water from the fountain. As Brian gets in a good shot, Mike compliments him on the range he achieved.
Panel 4: When an aggrieved Brad lifts Brian off the ground, Mike says "Next, we'll work on direction."
Summary: Once again, Brad is made out to be a bully and once again, he's merely acting in response to being attacked. The only difference is the name of the moron messing with him.