Archive for April, 2009

Flu Who

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2009

The World Health Organization announced today that, at urging of meat producers, it is officially changing the name of “Swine Flu” to “Influenza A.”

I’m not making this up.

Do they seriously believe that anybody will really start  referring to the virus as Influenza A? I’d be shocked if a single news outlet even once uses the new name without at least parenthetically referring to the old name as well.



May 1 update: As of today, neither NPR nor the BBC has gotten the memo: Both continue to refer to “swine flu” (probably because, you know, that’s its name).

Filed in Bill Bickel, WHO, World Health Organization, influenza a, swine flu | 34 responses so far

Lassie Came Home

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

What the !@#&?

Cidu Bill on Apr 29th 2009

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

He-he

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Previously Enjoyed

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2009

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(not a CIDU)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

The Arlo Hypothesis

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2009

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Presumably he’s enjoying this a lot more than having Dogbert stand on his penis

Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Dilbert, Scott Adams, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

LOL-April 27

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2009

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Filed in Basketcase Comix, Bill Bickel, DNA, Dave Coverly, Doug Bratton, Far Left Side, Francesco Marciuliano, Hogwarts, Mark Parisi, Medium Large, Off the Mark, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Speed Bump, Wizard of Oz, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 16 responses so far

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Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2009

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What’s Wiley’s actual point here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Moses, Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Previously Enjoyed Books

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2009

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Dave: Please tell me there’s more to it than this!!

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Can You Hear Me Now?

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2009

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Morris Keesan: The first two panels are fairly typical for a strip involving Dogbert, but I don’t get the last panel at all. Is it just that Dogbert is “in Dilbert’s face”? Or is he standing on Dilbert’s penis?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dilbert, Scott Adams, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Final Call: March of Dimes

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2009

Last year, I said that the 2008 March of Dimes Walk America would be the end of an era — for us, anyway — because my son and I would be participating for our sixteenth and final time (we began when he was 2). Turns out we’ve got one more walk in us, since he’s working an internship this spring close to home.

So same as last year, any donations made to CIDU (you can use the button atop the right-hand column of this page)  by the end of the day on April 25 (today)  will go to March of Dimes tomorrow morning — and I’ll pay the PayPal fee (they help themselves to 6% of all payments, the goniffs) and I’ll match all donations.

Total donations so far: $225

Filed in Bill Bickel, March of Dimes, Walk America | No responses yet

Anzac Day Ewwws

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2009

LJ:

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Nicole:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor | 5 responses so far

In the Closet

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2009

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Are we supposed to assume they’re actually doing the ol’ Vertical Arlo and Janis, or are they really concerned that the kids might see them kissing?

Filed in Baby Blues, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Don’t Mention It

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hagar the Horrible, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

The Zep

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Hey Geriatrics! Condors!

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2009

Nicole: El Condor Pasa is one of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs, but would many people under the age of forty recognize it? Rick is definitely showing his age in this Soup to Nutz

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Rick Stromoski, Simon & Garfunkel, Soup to Nutz, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

Turtles All The Way Down

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor, turtles | 17 responses so far

Earth Day Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2009

Elyrest: I know it’s Earth Day and it’s most likely been done before, but My Cage and Mother Goose and Grimm are doing the Synchronicity thing.

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This month’s Mother Jones magazine, by the way, discusses the dark side of compact fluorescent bulbs: They contain enough mercury-based neurotoxin to be classified as hazardous waste, and must be properly recycled. Most Home Depot and Ikea stores accept used bulbs but Wal-Mart — the company that positions itself as the “champion” for CFLS — does not.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Earth Day, Mike Peters, Mother Goose, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 28 responses so far

Earth Day Ewww

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2009

Haley Salitros:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 6 responses so far

Visit to the Arlo Page

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Arl-ewww, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Cyanide and Happiness, Ewww, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, sex | 7 responses so far

Green Backhoe

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2009

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My first thought was that whenever he tries to sunbathe, people think he’s beached himself and moves him back into the water; but the green backhoe is obviously an Earth Day reference, which makes this a CIDU

Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Little Weiner

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2009

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“Little wiener.” I get it; it’s a penis reference. I was once eight years old. But what does any of it have to do with Green Lantern specifically?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Doug Bratton, Green Lantern, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Big Box Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Dan Piraro, Real Life Adventures, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 2 responses so far

Arlo’s Greatest Hits

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2009

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I can think of very few male friends or relatives who wouldn’t do (or haven’t done) this.

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

Going Digital

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2009

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For the sake of argument, let’s assume he’s actually saying “April 22.”
 
The original date for the switchover to digital television, by the way, was February 17: April 8 was never relevant.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whamond, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far