Archive for August, 2008

Spirographs of Thunder

Cidu Bill on Aug 31st 2008

At least three people sent me this one:
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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Days of Thunder, Robert Lovely, comic strips, humor | 10 responses so far

Um… Why Not?

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2008

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

John’s Choice

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2008

Mike Kruger: I understand this comic just fine. I just wonder if John McCain read it before he decided on the beauty queen running mate?

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Well one thing’s clear: He certainly didn’t read the comic online -Bill

Filed in Bill Bickel, Clear Blue Water, John McCain, Sarah Palin, comic strips, comics, humor, politics | 26 responses so far

Got Milk?

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2008

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A couple of people sent me this one; and it took me a few tries, but I’m pretty sure… They’re out of milk for their cereal, so the cow deliberately made herself laugh so hard, milk came out of her nose. Which for some reason she thinks is more pleasant than making milk come out of her the normal way.

I’m with the chicken: I’ll just stick with toast this morning, thank you.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, cows, humor | 3 responses so far

The Weekly Ewww: August 29

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2008

Sal Biondo:

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Joe Gottman:
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Becky Fischer and Larry:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Jim Meddick, Monty, One Big Happy, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 4 responses so far

Snoopy’s Last Flight

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2008

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Okay, Red Baron shoots him down so it’s his last flight. Bummer. But what’s the joke?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, Snoopy, comic strips, comics, humor | 36 responses so far

Do Less

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Scam of the Week

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

  • Robbing a bank, the easy way: article

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crimeweek, Weird World of Crime, banks, crime | One response so far

Twin Toilets

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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Okay, is this like how doctors won’t treat patients who are members of their own families (or barbers not cutting their own hair)? Because seriously, if I were a plumber, I wouldn’t be paying somebody else hundreds of dollars to do something in my own home that I could quickly do myself.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jump Start, Robb Armstrong, comic strips, comics, humor, plumbers, toilets | 16 responses so far

Any remaining doubts…

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

… that Meddick originally planned for the character to be named Anal Man (see earlier comment)?

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Inferred

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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Should we infer from this that Janis is shocked that Mary Lou knows how to use the word “inferred” correctly?
 
Maybe now she’s thinking “Well, this can’t be all that bad, at least the girl my son is infatuated with is highly literate.”

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Okay

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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Did I miss a panel here? I didn’t see anybody particularly saying Grandpa Jim was going to be okay, yet I really don’t get the sense that Elly was lying.
 
And geez, the entire strip essentially ends in a couple of days. Would it have cost Lynn Johnston, you know, money or anything to let the guy regain some semblance of health before then? I mean what is this, Funky Winkerbean?

Filed in Bill Bickel, For Better or For Worse, Funky Winkerbean, Lynn Johnston, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Do You Like It?

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, The Norm, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Chihuly

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2008

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

Noogie Wednesday: Painful Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2008

Elliott Mitchell: Personally, I’d rather live in Synchro City with Isabel [in the first comic]: Continue Reading »

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor, noogies, synchronicity | One response so far

I’d Like to Hear the Explanation

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2008

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That’s a mezuzah, which Jewish families place next to their doorways (sometimes next to the doorways of each room inside the house or apartment, as well). There’s a scroll inside the mezuzah, on which is written the Shema, an important Jewish prayer.

The comic is portraying it very accurately, right down to the angle at which the mezuzah is supposed to be positioned.

Knowing all this, however, doesn’t explain the actual joke (though the concept itself is pretty funny, if a bit obscure to many of the non-Chosen).

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Judaism, cats, comic strips, comics, humor, mezuzahs, mice | 27 responses so far

Click

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2008

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I’m fine with this one other than Paige’s comment.

Filed in Amazon.com, Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Fox Trot, comic strips, comics, computers, humor | 12 responses so far

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Joe Martin, Mister Boffo, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

If You’re New Here…

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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Like a Racehorse?

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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Is there an actual joke here?

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

Do These Punishments Really Fit The Crimes?

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crimeweek, crime, fraud, identity theft, jury duty | Comments Off

How Every One of Brad’s Fantasies Begins

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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(click to see today’s complete comic)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 4 responses so far

Baa Humbug

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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Little-known fact: Being registered as a Republican doesn’t actually give the Republican presidential candidate a vote. See, if this were the case, we wouldn’t have to interrupt our schedules for Election Day, but rather would simply count the memberships of the major political parties.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Clear Blue Water, comic strips, comics, humor, politics | 12 responses so far

Backspin

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, In the Bleachers, comic strips, comics, golf, humor | 8 responses so far

”Call me sexist, will they?”

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2008

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That’s a shame, because the panel was a lot funnier when I thought there was a connection. Fortunately, since our president taught us that facts are anything we believe to be facts, I choose to believe that the connection exists.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far