Strange Peels

Cidu Bill on Dec 8th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comcis, comic strips, humor | 2 responses so far

The Following

Cidu Bill on Dec 7th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dark Side of the Horse, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

Bill Bickel, Amazon, and the Twilight Zone [OT]

Cidu Bill on Dec 7th 2016

Some of you already know the first part:

A novel of mine that was supposed to be published in 1981 was derailed when the publisher folded. And shortly thereafter, a movie came out that followed the plot of the novel in such precise detail, I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t based on my book.

I’m 100% certain this is all coincidence, but the net result was that my novel was now toxic, and I moved on.

Then a few years ago, I noticed that Amazon was listing the book, referring to it as “out of print”: not a great surprise, because it was never actually in print. And of course I wondered how it even came to be listed, since the publisher ceased to exist more than a decade before Amazon existed. 

But that’s not what I came to tell you about, as Arlo Guthrie says…  

Amazon now claims that they have copies of the book in stock. You can imagine my surprise. It would be one thing if they’d claimed this all along, but what on earth could have suddenly changed?

So, of course, I ordered a copy. And they confirmed it will arrive in mid-January.

I don’t have my hopes very high.

Filed in Bill Bickel | 33 responses so far

Gifts

Cidu Bill on Dec 7th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, Reality Check, Santa Claus, The Squirrel Must Die, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Check It Twice

Cidu Bill on Dec 6th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, John Deering, Santa Claus, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

OT: Chanukah Cards

Cidu Bill on Dec 5th 2016

If anybody — of any religious faith or none at all — would like a one-of-a-kind Chanukah card, please send your name and address to my gmx.com address (cidubill) by Friday noon. As many of you know, my son Zak is a graphic designer (now the #3 man in the art department of The Atlantic). He’s been designing our family’s cards since he discovered his calling, and this year his girlfriend (an illustrator working at NPR) worked with him on them.

Honestly, I have no idea what the cards are going to look like yet.

Edited to Add: Out-of-United States addresses are okay

Filed in Bill Bickel, Chanukah | 18 responses so far

Would you believe I didn’t?

Cidu Bill on Dec 5th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Jef Mallett, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Pests

Cidu Bill on Dec 5th 2016

I kind of sort of see what he’s getting at, but I just can’t put a ribbon around it, as it were.

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

Sunday Sunday Funnies

Cidu Bill on Dec 4th 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, F-Minus, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 33 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, December 4, 2016

Cidu Bill on Dec 3rd 2016

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Boise Ed:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Looks Good on Paper, Loos Parts, New Yorker, Tundra, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 33 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy - December 3, 2016

Cidu Bill on Dec 3rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 32 responses so far

A Nippy Morning (Arlo Award)

Cidu Bill on Dec 2nd 2016

It always seems so appropriate when we can give Jimmy Johnson the Arlo Award (even though, of course, it was named after Mr. Guthrie)

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Actually, I’m not sure about the “I am,” comment, so I’m adding a CIDU tag.

Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

This strip has become quite chatty lately, hasn’t it? Oh, and… Huh??

Cidu Bill on Dec 2nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Lio, Mark Tatulli, comic strips, comics, humor | 46 responses so far

Merry Christmas, Idiot Bill!

Cidu Bill on Dec 1st 2016

So I got an e-mail last night from one of IBB’s colleagues (in Seattle), asking for his mailing address so he can send him a Christmas gift.

Would it be terribly wrong of me to give him my address, just to see whether the “New Jersey” sends up any sort of red flag?

Filed in IBB | 33 responses so far

Call For Christmas LOLs

Cidu Bill on Dec 1st 2016

Since Christmas comes out on a Sunday this year I’m asking everybody to send me any Christmas-related LOLs they see between now and noon (ET) on the 24th, so we can have a regular hohohopalooza on the morning of the 25th.

As always, cidubill

at

gmx.com 

Thanks.

Filed in Bill Bickel, lol | One response so far

Tough Sledding

Cidu Bill on Dec 1st 2016

This is a reprint from 2003, but that hardly affects the joke: just add 13 to each of the years.

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Grant

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Phat?

Cidu Bill on Nov 29th 2016

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Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Fox Trot, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

OMIJST (Okay, maybe I’m just slow today…)

Cidu Bill on Nov 29th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, comic strips, comics, humor | 35 responses so far

Wow, the Spam Filter went quite mad yesterday and today.

Cidu Bill on Nov 28th 2016

All the affected comments have been rescued.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU | 14 responses so far

Quarantine

Cidu Bill on Nov 28th 2016

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, November 27, 2016

Cidu Bill on Nov 27th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cornered, Dave Blazek, Hilary B. Price, Loose Parts, Mike Baldwin, New Yorker, Rhymes With Orange, humor, lol | 55 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy - November 26, 2016

Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 20 responses so far

Three-Way (Arlo?)

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2016

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

What the Hell???

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic, comic strips, humor | 49 responses so far