Archive for June, 2009

Threes

Cidu Bill on Jun 30th 2009

All the recent talk about famous people dying in threes (though it’s unclear who’s supposed to be the third celebrity along with Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson — sort of like all the various candidates for the “Fifth Beatle” or the “Eighth Wonder of the World”) calls to mind this Far Left Side comic from earlier this year:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Far Left Side, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, comic strips, comics, humor | 36 responses so far

The Man in the Attic

Cidu Bill on Jun 30th 2009

Newsweek might have gone through a format change, but the editing still seems to be non-existent: not just the grammatical errors, but also the bits of writing that just don’t make any sense.

In the current issue, a writer mentions Michael Jackson’s extensive plastic surgery and then adds “No one — least of all Jackson himself — would have wanted to see the Dorian Gray portrait in his attic.”

Um… Wouldn’t the portrait in the attic show a good-looking black guy? It was the real-life version that became increasingly bizarre-looking over the years.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dorian Gray, Michael Jackson, Newsweek | 16 responses so far

L’Chaim

Cidu Bill on Jun 30th 2009

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“L’Chaim” (”To life”) is the traditional Jewish toast. That’s the easy part. But what’s the joke here?

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

Trifecta

Cidu Bill on Jun 29th 2009

Nicole: As long as you consider the ‘extra’ as part of the comic this was a LOL, EWWW and a CIDU for me , The LOL and the EWWW were from the main comic . The CIDU is the extra - I have no idea how it relates to the main comic or even what it means as a standalone

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ewww, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

Sunday Afternoon Arlol

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2009

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, xkcd | 19 responses so far

LOL-June 28

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Cornered, Curtis, Dan Piraro, Facebook, Far Left Side, Francesco Marciuliano, Mark Parisi, Mike Baldwin, Off the Mark, Sally Forth, Scott Hilburn, Transformers, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, movies, xkcd | 16 responses so far

With a Friend to Call My Own, I’ll Never Be Alone

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2009

Just wondering, as I read all these loving words about Michael Jackson from all his “lifelong friends”… Where exactly were all these people when Jackson was on trial for child molestation? Elizabeth Taylor was vocal in her support for him, but we didn’t hear much from all the other “friends” who are eager to get their eulogies on record.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson | 12 responses so far

Headline: ”Rev. Jesse Jackson Says Michael Jackson’s Family Wants 2nd Autopsy”

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2009

Over the past 30 years, has a single African-American been in the news in any context at all without either Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton trying to insert himself into the story?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson | 10 responses so far

CIDEwww

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2009

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jp: This one’s an EWWW for me, but I still don’t understand how this will “make it safe for Santa”.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ewww, Reynolds Unwrapped, Santa, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Saturday Afternoon Ewww

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2009

Yannick:

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Nicole: Some people might send this on to you as a CIDU — but it is clear to me that Junior threw up and is now eating it …EWWWWWW

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Ewww, KFC, Reality Check, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

”Proprozac” or ”Buying the Pharm”

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2009

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I knew we’d reach the day when product placement would take over the comics page. These past two weeks of Edge City have been brought to you by Eli Lilly.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Edge City, Prozac, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Not Your Usual ”Tribute” Comic

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Michael Jackson, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 35 responses so far

Willburrr…

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2009

Several people sent me this Zits comic for the LOL list:talkingchicken.gif
 
An homage, of course, to a classic 80-year-old gag: Imagine Jeremy and Pierce as old New York Jews, and the chicken as a dog.
First Man: “A talking dog?”

Second Man: “Who’s the greatest ballplayer in America?”

Dog: “Ruth! Ruth!”

First Man (walking away): “Very funny.”

Dog: “Gehrig??”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 22 responses so far

Earlier Material

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jeff Stahler, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

If I Were a…

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor | 47 responses so far

PCIDU

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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Presumably this relates to the Twittering protesters Iran, but I don’t follow exactly what Ohman is getting at.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Iran, Jack Ohman, Twitter, comics, humor, political cartoons | 4 responses so far

Mark Lutton: ”Is Get Fuzzy trying to get banned?”

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Arlo the Horrible

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Hagar the Horrible, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Singing in the Dead of Night

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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S.P. Charles: She’ll what the what now?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

ARLOL, Special Mark Sanford Edition

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

This won’t be the last of them, I’m sure, but Randy Milholland seems to have first out of the gate.

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Mark Sanford, Randy Milholland, Something Positive, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 4 responses so far

Lola doesn’t have the remotest idea what’s going on here

Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Looks Like Chicken

Cidu Bill on Jun 24th 2009

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I suspect there’s some “tastes like chicken” gag here, but I can’t figure out what it might be.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, art, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Okay, Now Technically…

Cidu Bill on Jun 23rd 2009

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… if they kept Rumpelstiltskin locked up for a month, with or without the waterboarding, wouldn’t the baby remain safe? From the baby’s perspective, the longer the dwarf was held as Gitmo, the better.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dick Cheney, Far Left Side, Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay, Mike Stanfill, Rumpelstiltskin, comic strips, comics, humor, torture | 12 responses so far

Mickey Gras

Cidu Bill on Jun 23rd 2009

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Unless the mouse ears are supposed to look like small breasts, I’m stumped.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Disney World, Doug Bratton, Mardi Gras, Mickey Mouse, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Saturday Morning Gender-Bender

Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2009

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S.P. Charles: Am I the only one who had no idea this was a woman before reading the caption?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far