Archive for May, 2010

Mitch: ”Where does CIDU start and ‘that’s just wrong’ end?”

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2010

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Mitch: With this one I have a hard time delineating where “I’d like to correct that!” leaves off and “But I still don’t understand why he’d say that” takes over.1) The standard plural of ‘bus’ is ‘buses’. This ‘busses’ is either plain wrong or at least a disfavored alternative.

2) If this is supposed to be a song/rhyme, does he say ‘wuss’ in a way that plausibly rhymes with ‘bus’? For me it’s a pretty bad off-rhyme.

3) And as CIDU, why (besides trying for a rhyme) is he calling anyone a ‘wuss’ for destroying his mailbox? They might be vandals or hooligans or (if he’s blaming the driver) incompetents — but why ‘wusses’?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Elyrest: ”At least it’s not an exclamation point; but really — the Empire State Building!!!”

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2010

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Then Along Came a Spider

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2010

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Mischa: I sort of get that she’s scared by the spider, but why walk off stage in a haze of pink elephants (or whatever)?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jules Feiffer, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL-May 30

Cidu Bill on May 30th 2010

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Cyanide and Happiness, Francesco Marciuliano, I Dream of Jeannie, Martin Luther King, Medium Large, Mike Peters, Mother Goose, Pardon My Planet, Pearls Before Swine, Scott Hilburn, Star Trek, Stephan Pastis, Vic Lee, banks, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, xkcd | 30 responses so far

Hello Fell-o

Cidu Bill on May 29th 2010

Keera: Mostly LOL, a bit eww. There are so many fun details in this! It had me laughing several times. “Soylent Green flavor” made me go “eww!”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Mark Parisi, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 7 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on May 29th 2010

Dave: Is it just me… or is that poor placement on the bandages?

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Steven Bridgeland:

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Mitch: This ought to be something of an Ewww, but actually it was for me just amusing. Maybe you need to be more of a maple syrup fan to be bothered by it.

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Okay, wait a second, now that I’m really looking at this one… Why did I not notice how much it needed to be on the Arlo Page? -Bill

Filed in Bill Bickel, Chuckle Brothers, Dogs, Ewww, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, Zack Hill, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Yes, there’s also an ”innocent” meaning of the phrase, but still…

Cidu Bill on May 28th 2010

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Pickles, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Space Walk

Cidu Bill on May 28th 2010

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Is the astronaut on the left concerned that he’s gained too much weight? Otherwise I’m stumped.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

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Cidu Bill on May 28th 2010

Nicole felt so strongly that this was Arlo Page material, her only question was whether she was the first to send it in. Continue Reading »

Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

Lost I Could Do

Cidu Bill on May 28th 2010

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All’s well until the final line…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Least I Could Do, Lost, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Though actually…

Cidu Bill on May 27th 2010

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I think most countries would be pretty damn happy with a one-cent annual surplus.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

When Comic Strip Writers Don’t Read Their Own Newspapers

Cidu Bill on May 27th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Euros, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

Babysitter??

Cidu Bill on May 27th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Joe Martin, Willie and Ethel, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Lost Unanswered Questions

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2010

Michael posted this in another thread, below, but I thought it needed to be brought up top.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Lost, television | 38 responses so far

Speaking of John Steinbeck’s Worst Novel…

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2010

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S.P. Charles: Just, you know… huh???

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Things really have changed since the Flintstones’ time

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2010

Filed in Bill Bickel, Flintstones, YouTube, cartoons, cigarettes, commercials, television | 36 responses so far

Tests

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Okay, let’s give credit where it’s due…

Cidu Bill on May 25th 2010

Ethically ambiguous journalist Joe McGinniss has rented the house next to Sarah Palin’s to help him write his unauthorized biography of the former VP-candidate former governor (see article). Assuming she thought of this herself, you have to give Palin points for posting a photo of the rented house online with the caption “Hi, Neighbor! May I Call You ‘Joe’?”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jeffrey Macdonald, Joe McGinniss, Sarah Palin, politics | 18 responses so far

Rule 34

Cidu Bill on May 25th 2010

The metatext, “Grandma knits with only one hand, if you know what I mean,” pretty much tells me to Arlo this one Continue Reading »

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Far Left Side, Mike Stanfill, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

In Case You Think Scott and Borgman Made This Up

Cidu Bill on May 25th 2010

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This actually does reflect teenager logic: phone calls take longer to deal with and can easily sit in voice mail for long periods of time. Texts get more immediate attention.

Of course that leaves us with the “then what’s the joke?” problem…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Zits, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

Strange Bird

Cidu Bill on May 25th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Doin’ That Crazy Hand Jive

Cidu Bill on May 24th 2010

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor, sex | 25 responses so far

Best Endings

Cidu Bill on May 24th 2010

I am still in shock over how mind-bogglingly awful last night’s Lost finale was — especially since for a show that’s essentially a multi-year puzzle, the final episode makes or breaks the entire run. Still, this is where to discuss that.
Just to get the ashen taste out of my mouth, I’m reposting the 2008 discussion about best endings…

(Warning: Even though this is the wrong thread for discussions of the Lost finale, there are in fact spoilers below) Continue Reading »

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bob Newhart, Calvin and Hobbes, Far Side, Frumpy the Clown, Fugitive, Judd Winick, Lost, Magnum P.I., Preteena, Sledge Hammer, St. Elsewhere, comic strips, comics, humor, television | 73 responses so far

This was kind of scary…

Cidu Bill on May 24th 2010

I came across these two comics in a new Gahan Wilson collection, and I remembered them as if I’d just seen them — and then I saw that they were both almost 40 years old.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Gahan Wilson, comic strips, comics, comics strips, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 20 responses so far

What I don’t understand…

Cidu Bill on May 24th 2010

Oops. Somehow WordPress ate all the text that was supposed to accompany this comic.

I get the joke. My comment was “I don’t understand why Scott Hilburn drew this 40 years ago and didn’t get around to publishing it until now.”

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Hee Haw, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far