Archive for September, 2009

Ewww Hat Trick

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2009

Rasheed: Between today’s (Wednesday the 30th) Family Circus, Fast Track, and Rhymes with Orange, this is probably the grossest day of my Houston Chronicle comics page NOT involving the Argyle Sweater!

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Holbrook, Dogs, Ewww, Family Circus, Fast Track, Hilary B. Price, Rhymes With Orange, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

I have no idea what this means, but somehow I find it funny anyway

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2009

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Filed in Abstruse Goose, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

Good News, Bad News

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

I’m an Itsy Bitsy Bit Confused

Cidu Bill on Sep 29th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mister Boffo, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

LOL-September 28

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2009

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Filed in Abraham Lincoln, Argyle Sweater, Dave Coverly, Pardon My Planet, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, Stephen Douglas, Vic Lee, Zen, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, xkcd | 18 responses so far

Water

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2009

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Okay, seriously now… Is Dolly supposed to be brain-damaged, or what?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Family Circus, comic strips, comics, humor, indoor plumbing | 33 responses so far

Bill 1, Sprint O

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2009


Filed in Bill Bickel, Sprint | 7 responses so far

Friday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on Sep 25th 2009

Nicole: I wonder how many miles per …… never mind

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Ewww, Pibgorn, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Sprint… The Saga Continues

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2009

Previously

Now their story is that when I upgraded my phone, I was agreeing to end my free data plan. since I have confirmation in writing that every aspect of my plan would remain the same (which is why I never deal with them over the phone), I see light at the end of the tunnel.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Sprint | 3 responses so far

Steve Canyon

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2009

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Well, in 60-year-old reprints, of course, but it’s the complete run of Milt Caniff’s classic adventure strip, with a new segment online daily. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore, kids.

(Now if only they’d do the same thing with Terry and the Pirates!)

Click the graphic to begin at the beginning. A link to the “current” strip is in the Comics blogroll in the left-hand column.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Milt Caniff, Steve Canyon, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

Suckers!

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2009

Is there any interpretation of this strip that doesn’t qualify it for the Arlo Award? Continue Reading »

Filed in Jim Meddick | 14 responses so far

That’s a Wrap

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2009

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Tomorrow in Funky Winkerbean: Rana is found dead, suffocated behind the “Pie a Cheerleader” booth

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Snuggle

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2009

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

”My Heart Belongs to Money” (or: ”Dreams of My Father”)

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2009

Troubled actress McKenzie Phillips, daughter of Mamas and the Papas co-founder John Phillips, is doing the talk-show circuit revealing and discussing her incestuous relationship with Papa John (who, dead since 2001, can’t defend himself).

Why mention this now? Three guesses, but I bet you’ll only need one.

Filed in Bill Bickel, John Phillips, Mamas and the Papas, McKenzie Phillips, books, incest | 29 responses so far

Les Paul

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Les Paul, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Watering Arlo

Cidu Bill on Sep 22nd 2009

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

CIDU Bill Explains It All To You, Part 2

Cidu Bill on Sep 21st 2009

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I have to admit I find Mom’s confusion in the third panel somewhat puzzling: The obvious explanation would be that Jenna’s mother doesn’t make pancakes by adding water to a mix.

Filed in Between Friends, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor, pancakes | 31 responses so far

Ticket To Ride

Cidu Bill on Sep 21st 2009

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Yeah, we definitely need a tag for gratuitous, over-reactions. What is it about comic strips characters that the most seemingly innocuous comments are likely to result in threats, thrown items, or being chased about with the obvious intent to do serious bodily harm?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Real Life Adventures, comic strips, comics, gratuitous over-reaction, humor | 16 responses so far

CIDU Bill Explains It All To You

Cidu Bill on Sep 21st 2009

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Because a lot of garages don’t lock; so if you’re going to lock up your car at night because you’re afraid somebody’s going to steal it, you’re going to lock it up even if it’s in the garage.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, Jef Mallet, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

LOL-September 21

Cidu Bill on Sep 21st 2009

Nicole:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

Apple

Cidu Bill on Sep 20th 2009

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Nicole nominated this as a fairly obvious Arlo Award candidate. Is this the first time a mainstream newspaper cartoonist has gotten away with showing a naked nipple?

Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Cornered, Garden of Eden, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor, nipples | 23 responses so far

This Is Not Logical

Cidu Bill on Sep 20th 2009

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Is there anything here other than the incongruity of Spock wanting to be called Mister Hot Stuff? Maybe a reference to the fact that in the Star Trek reboot he seems to be in a permanent state of pon farr?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Spock, Star Trek, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

A Question for Women Only (DISTRICT 9 SPOILER)

Cidu Bill on Sep 19th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, District 9, movies | 17 responses so far

Exactly how stupid does Sprint think we are?

Cidu Bill on Sep 19th 2009

(and by “Sprint” I could, of course, just as easily mean “Cablevision.” “Comcast,” “Verizon” or any of the other usual suspects)

Our cell phone contract came with a free data package. Sprint deleted it from my phone (though not my kids’ phones) by mistake. How they managed to do this is complicated, but suffice it to say they admitted their error and apologized for it. That being said, they now tell me I’ll have to pay to have it put back into place, plus pay a monthly fee, since once the free data package is removed — for any reason — it can’t be restored.

Umm.. no?

Clearly, this will get properly resolved; but are there enough people who’ll say “Duh… sounds reasonable to me” to make this BS even remotely cost-effective for them?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cablevision, Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, cell phones, scams | 30 responses so far

Okay, what’s wrong with this story right from the git-go?

Cidu Bill on Sep 19th 2009

“A criminally insane killer who escaped during a mental hospital field trip to a county fair…”

(the full article)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crimeweek, crime | 19 responses so far