Strange Fractions

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2016

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Okay, this might be today’s second easily-explained comic, but… what did Lassie think Timmy was asking for?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | One response so far

Museum

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2016

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Is this just a variation of this?

Which by the way is not what it appears to be — but we all always knew that, right?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 5 responses so far

Cell Phones from the Twilight Zone [OT]

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2016

I posted this on Facebook earlier today:

My phone has officially lost its mind: on its own, it’s opening apps, making phone calls, and swear to God, ordered a book from Amazon.

We’re not talking about butt-dialing: this usually happens when the phone is noplace near me or anybody else.

Just now, I found an IM ready to be sent out: “The2 second form of the conditioneal perfect since I the et thn literary equivalents _of the conditional perfect.” I was just surprised the phone hadn’t clicked “send.” Presumably it would have soon enough.

No, my phone isn’t voice activated.

For the record, I don’t even know what “conditional perfect” means (I can make a good guess, I suppose, but it’s not a phrase I ever would have spoken).

And yes, this is all probably impossible, and that’s certainly what Sprint will claim when I call them tomorrow.

One of my friends responded that she’s also getting Skype calls from my phone.

My phone doesn’t have the Skype app!

Filed in Bill Bickel, cell phones | 6 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, August 28, 2016

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cornered, Ikea, Michael Baldwin, New Yorker, Paul Noth, Rubes, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 10 responses so far

Rawhide

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2016

This shows how much of a Geezer I must be: until Andréa sent me this for the Geezer File, it hadn’t occurred to me that it belonged in the Geezer File.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Saturday Morning Cidewww : August 27, 2016

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ewww, Frazz, Jef Mallett, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Allergic

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2016

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A reference to the recent Epi-Pen price hike?

(personally, I would spring for the Epi-Pen over having dinner at what looks like an expensive restaurant)

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Yabba Dabba Don’t [Arlo]

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2016

Boise Ed: I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this on the GoComics page.

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Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mustard and Boloney, comic strips, comics, humor | 42 responses so far

Pardon My Sweater

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Go sell the mirror, boy!

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2016

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Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

If Johnny Hart were still with us I’d have suspected some anti-Semitic reference. Since he isn’t, though…

Cidu Bill on Aug 24th 2016

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 45 responses so far

Lurking

Cidu Bill on Aug 23rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 43 responses so far

As a matter of principle, there must be a CIDU today.

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2016

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The attack itself I could understand. The hearts, though…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Like Brigadoon, CIDU re-appears

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2016

As somebody from GoDaddy explained to me — in terms far exceeding the grasp of a lay person, let alone me — their network of servers stopped talking to one sometime Saturday, and people could no longer access some but not all sites hosted on GoDaddy. And not all people, but just in certain places. Like the East Coast and the Philippines, but Australians were just fine.

Living on the East Coast of course I couldn’t get through, but Sunday’s page was already queued up so people who could still see the page saw the LOLs as if nothing was wrong.

Then as I understand it, all or most of the sites affected went dark everywhere.

This afternoon, everything came back.

And then was gone again.

And now everything seems to be honky-dory.

For the moment. 

Filed in Bill Bickel, GoDaddy | 27 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, August 21, 2016

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Ikea, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 11 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy: August 20, 2016

Cidu Bill on Aug 20th 2016

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My apologies: I lost track of who sent me this.

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Batman, Bill Bickel, Robin, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, comics books, humor, oy | 6 responses so far

Okay, I’m no expert on this, but…

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2016

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… isn’t wearing pantyhose the antithesis of “letting your knees breathe”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Obviously Mr. Rubin was thinking “I wonder how I can guarantee myself a Geezer tag…”

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2016

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And for the non-geezers…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Shinola

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2016

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Is there actually a joke here, or just some very obscure product placement (for a watch company that is, like Frazz, Detroit-based) ?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

1957 (astoundingly off-topic)

Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2016

Okay, so we’re taking a family trip to 1957 next year.

We’re already planning to see a couple of Broadway musicals (My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, and Bells are Ringing with Judy Holliday), and we’re going to hit Ebbets Field.

Oh, and we want to see Pennsylvania Station before it goes entirely to seed.

Any other suggestions? We won’t be strictly confined to New York. 

Filed in 1957, Bill Bickel | 31 responses so far

Really couldn’t think of a subject like that wasn’t some variation of “Luke, I am your father.” Or “Luke, I am Kilgore Trout.”

Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Luke Skywalker, Rhymes With Orange, Rina Piccolo, Star Wars, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Yeah, I’m the same way, except the men’s room. And really anyplace else that involves directions with more than one step. But what’s the joke?

Cidu Bill on Aug 17th 2016

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I’d understand if his directions were impossibly complex — but anybody with a normal attention span should have been fine with these.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Geezer Two-Fer

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2016

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We’ll let The Exorcist slide, because that’s part of our cultural memory. And presumably responsible to a permanent drop in the sales of pea soup. But the Art Linkletter reference??

Filed in Art Linkletter, Bill Bickel, Exorcist, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

NRA

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2016

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This strip’s only a couple of days old. Is he saying “I’m putting a hit out on her,” like Trump sort of maybe did when he kind of who-the-hell-knows-anymore suggested that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters take out Hillary?

If we can not turn this into a political discussion, that would be grand.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Meaning of Lila, NRA, comic strips, comics, humor | 65 responses so far

TMI

Cidu Bill on Aug 15th 2016

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Mona: I would label it TMIDU Ewww?

Although, it is probably not worth the space it would take up on CIDU.

It appears to me that there is something, perhaps dogstuff or??? on the ground that, for some reason, is identified as stars - the Southern Cross - on Janis’s star-gazer app. Arlo looks disgusted and claims TMI (too much information).

Would an app confuse something on the ground with a constellation?

BTW, I was out in the country, far from city lights over the weekend, and was able to see a totally awesome shooting star during the Perseid meteor shower. I got up about 3am, went outside just in time to see the largest shooting star I’ve ever seen right over my head. Decided it couldn’t get any better than that and went back in to bed.

Irene: Submitting this one for my (slightly dyslexic) hubby, Tim, who at first thought this was an Arlo because Janice found TIM in the bushes.

We’re thinking maybe the app is saying that if they could see through the earth, they would see the Southern Cross looking in that direction. Other than that, we really don’t know.

Actual conversation:

Tim: Don’t you look at that “Comics-that-need-explaining” blog?

Me: You mean Comics I Don’t Understand?

Tim: Yeah. That. Look up Arlo and Janice for today.

Me: It doesn’t work that fast. People submit them, and he picks.

Tim: Well, look at that one. Oh. Never mind. It says TMI, not TIM. I thought they caught us.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ewww, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far