Archive for November, 2009

Slowsand

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2009

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It would please me to find out this was a deliberate Crusader Rabbit shout-out

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crusader Rabbit, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Charger

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2009

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I think everybody with teenagers is thinking “What’s the joke here? This is my reality.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

First Christmas LOL

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Francesco Marciuliano, Sally Forth, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 10 responses so far

LOL-November 30

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2009

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Big Bird, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Chuck Jones, Daffy Duck, Dan Piraro, Francesco Marciuliano, Jimmy Johnson, Medium Large, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, Sesame Street, Thanksgiving, cartoons, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 16 responses so far

Toni and Mrs DeGroot

Cidu Bill on Nov 29th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

A Word of Advice For Toni

Cidu Bill on Nov 27th 2009

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Run. As far as you can, and quickly as you can. You’ll be happier with steroid-abuser Dirk than with momma’s-boy Brad and his mother.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

In Reality, a Very Arlo Thanksgiving

Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2009

Many people asked me how the hell Dave Whamond slipped this one past the syndicate: Continue Reading »

Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Reality Check, Thanksgiving, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

A Few More Minutes

Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2009

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The turkey was so underdone that he was immediately struck down by salmonella?

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

Cartoon That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzjOQFOKt0

Filed in Bill Bickel, Wallace and Gromit, YouTube, humor, lol | 9 responses so far

Gettin’ Ziggy

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2009

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Several people asked me — and rightfully so — whether it’s idiomatically common in some areas of the United States to refer to something failing or going out of business (in this case Gourmet magazine) as “getting the ziggy.” My best guess is that it refers to the recently-bankrupt financial firm Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith and Ziggy, but I suspect that’s really a very poor guess.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Jef Mallet, Ziggy, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Strange Tie

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, mummies | 6 responses so far

The Man and His Dream

Cidu Bill on Nov 24th 2009

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Okay it’s obvious what Joe’s saying; but what did Gramps’s question mean?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, One Big Happy, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

LOL-November 23

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Cat in the Hat, Jimmy Johnson, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Rina Piccolo, Scott Hilburn, Tina's Groove, cats, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 20 responses so far

Friday Afternoon Ewww Plus

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2009

Glenn Boozer sent me this one

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 Now the question is… Is this Brevity strip, which appeared a couple of days later, essentially the same joke (albeit with somewhat smaller ears) or is it, as I thought it was at first glance (before I saw Glenn’s e-mail) a CIDU?
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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, Ewww, Guy & Rodd, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Neutrinos

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2009

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

Friday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2009

Dave:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

El Día de los Muertos

Cidu Bill on Nov 19th 2009

Three people sent in this trio: Elyrest (”I know that the Grim Reaper/Death is used in comics all the time, but a triple whammy today made me stop and think. Are Rubes, Reality Check and Strange Brew trying to tell me something?”), Laurie Wylie (”I checked the calendar to make sure there wasn’t some new holiday I hadn’t heard of…”), and Nicole.

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The final one is a CIDU.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whamond, John Deering, Leigh Rubin, Reality Check, Rubes, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, death, humor, synchronicity | 10 responses so far

I don’t want no part of this zombie love

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2009

Yeah, we’re gonna need the Arlo Page for this one… Continue Reading »

Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Ewww, Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, zombies | 17 responses so far

Great Moments in Customer Service

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2009

Great Moments in Customer Service:

“I opened up the bottle of grape juice and there was this weird, nasty-looking stuff floating around.”

“How did it taste?”

Filed in Bill Bickel | 7 responses so far

Sexist or Not?

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2009

palin.jpgSarah Palin complained that this week’s Newsweek cover is sexist, and… well, I think I sort of agree, though we might be dealing with semantics here: Certainly Newsweek chose this particular photo with the inten of trivializing Palin (the photo is real, but was taken earlier this year as part of a spread for Runner’s World magazine). And they probably wouldn’t have used this sort of photo to trivialize a male politician (can you imagine a cover story about Obama’s domestic policy agenda being illustrated with this?

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So if using a “sexy” cover photo of a female politician is a context where you wouldn’t use one of a male politician is sexist, then I find myself in the odd position of siding with Palin.


Of course what I found most interesting about all this was Palin’s comment on the cover, ending with “If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin” — clear proof, I guess, that she writes her own material. I mean, I sort of maybe know what she’s kind of getting at here, but…

And actually what makes that quote more interesting is the fact that it was written (apparently) on the same day that she vigorously defended racial profiling on the Sean Hannity show.

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Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, Fort Hood, Fox News, Newsweek, Runner's World, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, media, politics, polls, racial profiling | 43 responses so far

Reform

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2009

reform.jpgMorris Keesan: What does he think they mean? I can’t get from “demand reform” to “wear your suit upside down and stand on your hands”. Even if I look at the comic upside down.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Two Wrights

Cidu Bill on Nov 17th 2009

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Carl Fink: So, the joke here is that … two guys dressed in bad period Wright Brothers costumes, wearing goggles indoors and next to a very silly scale model of a biplane from a period long after the Wright Flyer (Notice the wheels, front prop and modern tail), are confronting some business people behind a table? With a Wright Brothers poster behind them?Is this supposed to be a movie pitch? And would that make the blue-suit guy’s line funny?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whamond, Reality Check, Wright Brothers, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

LOL-November 16

Cidu Bill on Nov 16th 2009

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Filed in Abstruse Goose, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Diet Coke, Francesco Marciuliano, Funky Winkerbean, Jimmy Johnson, Loose Parts, Mark Parisi, Medium Large, Mentos, Off the Mark, Robert Frost, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 36 responses so far

Cookies I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Nov 15th 2009

I don’t see anything wrong with Christmas decorations going on sale in September or October — if I put up Christmas decorations, I’m sure I’d buy them that early (and then not get around to putting them up unti late on December 24) — but what’s with bakeries selling Christmas cookies and cupcakes the first in November? These are fresh items which will be inedible within a week. Does anybody buy them?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, baked goods, cookies | 31 responses so far

Bad Timing

Cidu Bill on Nov 13th 2009

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Rasheed: Completely coincidental, of course, with 6-8 weeks of lead time, but in light of the Fort Hood tragedy, I think they coulda/shoulda pulled this strip. But I’m a biased Texan who has also happened to have worked there.

 

Several people made the same comment about this week’s Depressed Wally and His Gun storyline in Funky Winkerbean.

 

Filed in Bill Bickel, Fort Hood, Funky Winkerbean, Quigmans, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far