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Cidu Bill on Apr 29th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

$1012 !!!

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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Thank you one and all!

Now I can move on to worrying about a likely repeat of 2010:

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Tommy [Flamboyantly OT]

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

Could this film have been made at any time in history other than in the mid-70s?

Filed in Bill Bickel, The Who, Tommy, You Tube | 23 responses so far

Legoland

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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My best guess is that barefoot adults tend to hurt themselves by stepping on stray Lego bricks at night. Or something.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Um… isn’t he missing her point?

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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Unless I’m reading this wrong, she’s saying that no matter how wonderful anything looks, she would miss the seasonal changes.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Yes, this is just as horrible the second time around

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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We’ve all done it: said or written something that seems funny at the time, and then once it’s out in the world we think “OMFG, what was I thinking???”

What I’m wondering is, when comic strip writers send their work into reruns, do they ever look through them first and pull out the ones they regret, or that subsequent events have made baffling (a reference to somebody who was famous for three seconds, or a tribute to somebody who died 3 weeks before the comic originally ran), or are now in bad taste (making fun of somebody who was subsequently killed)? Yes, this would be a bit of work; but to be fair, they’re still getting paid.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics | 20 responses so far

Jackronicity (and CIDU)

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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Meanwhile, in my Facebook Newsfeed…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whammond, Economist, Jack Nicholson, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 15 responses so far

Wednesday’s Replacement CIDU

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Light

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2016

Okay, other than the fact that it seems close to fifty years out of date, and might be a bit racist, I don’t get it.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, It's The Boss, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike… [OT]

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2016

A professional cyclist has been banned from competition of six years for having a hidden motor in her bicycle (which she could switch on for short periods). There are some who say this punishment was too harsh.

Personally, I can’t think of any manner of cheating in any sport that’s this blatant (and reliably effective), other than Rosie Ruiz’s infamous shortcut or a boxer putting a horseshoe in his glove (and I’m pretty sure the latter only ever happens in cartoons).

But maybe some of you can. I’d be interested in your ideas.

I consider this worse than steroid use, by the way, because while steroid use makes you stronger and faster, and will help you in the long run, it won’t give you an boost exactly when you need it, the way a can of spinach will.

I would not only ban Femke Van den Driessche for life, I’d ban her children and grandchildren as well.

the story

Filed in Bill Bickel, Femke Van den Driessche, cycling | 60 responses so far

He’s focusing on the shirt??

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

Stop me if you’ve herd this one…

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

$981

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, March For Babies, March of Dimes, Walkathon | 5 responses so far

Tarzan

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2016

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It’s been 50 years since I read the book, so I don’t remember: did Burroughs specify that Tarzan wore clothing, or did that come about because the film makers wanted Elmo Lincoln to be swinging from the vines but not swinging in the wind?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Tarzan, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

There is no BEER in TEAM

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Walkathon Update

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2016

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Over the years I’ve been involved with several fundraisers in addition to March of Dimes. One thing they have in common is the fact that their websites are all nightmares to navigate: they make it impossible to find the most basic useful information (like how to set up a donations link), and they’re full of dead ends that lead you to useless information.

Not that this is unique to fundraising sites, of course: I think it was an xkcd panel a few years ago that showed a Venn diagram with “information you need to find on a college website” and “what the college wants you to find,” and the shared space was “the name of the college.”

Anyway, one thing the MoD site doesn’t seem to allow you to do is change the location of your walk, so I had to re-register and of course it took me as much time to create the donation page as it took me the first time. Basically, I’ll spend less time on the walk this year than I’ve already spent on the website.

Okay, needed to vent. The bottom line is, we have $909 collected (the goal is $917) — but if you click the link, you’ll see zero. In reality, i’ll be handing everything in together next Sunday, so $8 will break last year’s record.

Filed in Bill Bickel, March For Babies, March of Dimes, Walkathon | 6 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, April 24, 2016

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cornered, Dave Coverly, Jan Eliot, Mike Baldwin, Speed Bump, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 27 responses so far

Never

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2016

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Is the third person supposed to be Hillary Clinton wearing a pants suit? Otherwise I have no idea what he’s saying.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, political cartoons, politics | 38 responses so far

Passoyver

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Moses, Passover, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 8 responses so far

I would ABSOLUTELY buy these!

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Passover, comic strips, comics, humor | 36 responses so far

Cable

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Mad Mouse: Fury Road

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Doug Bratton, Mickey Mouse, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

2010 will call as soon as it charges its phone…

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2016

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I remember sifting through tangles of chargers trying to find one that would fit my phone (forgot to pack my charger on a trip to Florida, and the hotel clerk handed me a carton of them and told me to keep whatever I could use).

But now, there’s one format for every device (or two, if iStuff still uses its own), so there’s no more searching.

(and yes, halos aren’t cell phones; but the joke depends on halos and cell phones being analogous)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Arsenic and Old Slate

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

March of Dimes Walkathon

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2016

marchofdimes.PNGWe’re at $658, with 5 days remaining. In the home stretch, and still within reach of the $917 goal.

Last year, by hitting $916, we beat the previous year’s total for the tenth consecutive year. Of course, each year that becomes a more daunting task.

Fun fact: they haven’t actually called it a “walkathon” for at least ten years. But I’m still getting used to “Beijing”…

Filed in Bill Bickel, March For Babies, March of Dimes, Walkathon | One response so far