Archive for February, 2009

Barack and the Chimp

Cidu Bill on Feb 28th 2009

Filed in Barack Obama, Barnes and Noble, Bill Bickel, Snopes | 37 responses so far

The Trend

Cidu Bill on Feb 28th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Six Chix, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Maybe He Was At His Friend m’s House

Cidu Bill on Feb 27th 2009

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Filed in Basketcase Comix, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Well, Just… Ouch.

Cidu Bill on Feb 26th 2009

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So because Boyd is gay he uses tampons?? I can’t imagine even Ann Coulter suggesting something like this.

Okay, maybe…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor, tampons | 26 responses so far

Lost

Cidu Bill on Feb 26th 2009

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Her loose change? Her virginity? Her mind?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Did the Syndicate Say No to Nu?

Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2009

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This strip, which seemed to be the lead-in to a storyline, was followed by a week of repeats. Anybody know whether there was supposed to be a week-long sequence about the abstinence lecture, and the syndicate just said no?

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

I Guess His Face Rang a Bell

Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2009

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But what’s the joke?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Quasimodo, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Midwife

Cidu Bill on Feb 24th 2009

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She had a midwife when she gave birth. And “midwife” sounds like “midlife” if you’re Elmer Fudd. I still don’t get the joke, though.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, One Big Happy, comic strips, comics, humor | 37 responses so far

Bring Sally Forth Back to the L.A. Times

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2009

Filed in Bill Bickel, Francesco Marciuliano, Sally Forth, comic strips, comics, humor | Comments Off

LOL-February 23

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2009

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Etch-a-Sketch, Jimmy Johnson, Leigh Rubin, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Rubes, basketball, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, xkcd | 30 responses so far

Ain Got Any Idea What He’s Talking About

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Guy & Rodd, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Panel That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Cidu Bill on Feb 22nd 2009

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, George Washington, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, ebay, humor | 18 responses so far

Words

Cidu Bill on Feb 22nd 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, CIDU, Dan Piraro, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Soup

Cidu Bill on Feb 21st 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Francesco Marciuliano, Hi and Lois, Medium Large, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Don’t Quote Me!

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

It has been pointed out to me, by somebody who understands these things better than I do, that the recently-activated direct-quoting function can facilitate various forms of intentional and unintentional abuse. Since we’ve gotten along quite well without it up until now, I don’t see where it’s worth even the slightest risk — so I’m removing it.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU | 14 responses so far

And I Quote…

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

I’ve added the option to automatically quote earlier comments. I’m really hoping this doesn’t lead to bickering between top-quoters and bottom-quoters.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU | 4 responses so far

Scott Hilburn Frakin’ Got Away With One Here

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Just Say Nu

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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“And in case you’re wondering, Jeremy, this is the first I’ve heard about me being Jewish, too.”
 
(Maybe Toomey used to be Tuminsky?)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Hate Her

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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Just for the record, Lila on the left, her gay pal Boyd on the right, and Boyd’s boyfriend Jamey in the middle. Now granted I’m not up on my homosexual etiquette, but is there some reason Lila’s referring to Jamey as “her”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Because Up To Now 9CL Was Being Just Too Damned Subtle…

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor, sex | 11 responses so far

The 2009 ”What The HELL Were They Thinking?” Award Goes to…

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

The New York Post. Because it’s inconceivable that anybody’s going to top this one (and yes, “inconceivable” does mean what I think it means).

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Where do you even start? As racist as it is, and it’s plenty racist, this political cartoon doesn’t even begin to make any sense.My first thought when I saw this was, Does the New York Post have no editors? Nobody whose job it is to say Whoa, this is probably not a good idea?

But it turns out the Post continues to believe no mistake was made. Editor-in-Chief Col Allan said, “The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”

Well, of course he is. But like the broken clock that’s correct twice a day, Sharpton’s absolutely right this time.

Filed in Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, New York Post, monkeys, political cartoons, racism | 110 responses so far

Don’t Know What She Means

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Okay, not every gag is going to work… but for God’s sake, at least make an effort!

Cidu Bill on Feb 19th 2009

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

Presidents Day

Cidu Bill on Feb 19th 2009

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Because of Obama-induced irrational exuberance? If so, has anybody ever thought of Presidents Day as referring to a current president?

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hi and Lois, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

9 Arlo Lane and Other Matters

Cidu Bill on Feb 19th 2009

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I’ve been lax about updates other than the regular daily CIDUs. At least half a dozen people told me that the current week’s  hypersexualized 9 Chickweed Lane strips should probably retire the Arlo Award.

Of course, at least a couple of people had told me the same thing about the previous week’s  strips.

I’d like to see this arc end with Edda and Amos realizing they’re incapable of becoming sexually aroused unless they’re on public display.


The high point of my visit to the New York ComicCon was getting to chat with Francisco Marciuliano (Medium Large) and Sara Benincasa (The Reader trailer). At the time chatting with Ces and Sara was probably a distant second for my wife to seeing Joss Whedon in person — but she might feel differently after the severe disappointment of the Dollhouse premiere.

You know a show is in serious trouble when its creator says publicly that it doesn’t get good until the sixth episode. Now, I’m no network executive, but in a situation like this I’d just pull episodes 2 through 5 and air 6 this week. Sure it might be a bit confusing, but the alternative is the probable cancellation of the program before week 6.

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Dollhouse, Francesco Marciuliano, Joss Whedon, NYCC, Sara Benincasa, comic strips, comics, humor, sex | 9 responses so far