Irene in Ohio is a Synchronicity Fan

Cidu Bill on Dec 30th 2010


Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, Jerry Scott, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Irene in Ohio is a Synchronicity Fan”

  1. Jeff S. Dec 30th 2010 at 09:58 am 1

    Ouch… for the comics AND the pun!

  2. Keera Dec 30th 2010 at 01:39 pm 2

    I missed something. Pun?

  3. Dave in Boston Dec 30th 2010 at 02:06 pm 3


  4. Keera Dec 30th 2010 at 02:39 pm 4

    Thanks, Dave. I hadn’t missed it. I thought it was clever so Jeff’s “ouch” threw me. :-)

  5. reddleman Dec 30th 2010 at 03:50 pm 5

    Am I the only one who thinks of something else when he reads “whap whap whap whap”?

  6. chuckers Dec 30th 2010 at 05:41 pm 6

    Up until I read your comment, reddleman….

  7. Detcord Dec 30th 2010 at 06:01 pm 7

    Um… I’m still only thinking one thing wrt “whap”. What else is out there that involves “whap” and a ceiling fan? ;-)

  8. Lola Dec 30th 2010 at 06:10 pm 8

    OK, Jeff or Dave. I’ve looked at this for about 20 minutes and this is a PIDU for me. Please explain where’s the fan a pun? Much appreciated.

  9. Morris Keesan Dec 30th 2010 at 06:20 pm 9

    I’m not Jeff or Dave, but I’ll jump in here. CIDU Bill says that Irene in Ohio is a “Synchronicity Fan”, i.e. a fan of synchronicity. See

    fan: noun
    1: an enthusiastic devotee (as of a sport or a performing art) usually as a spectator
    2: an ardent admirer or enthusiast (as of a celebrity or a pursuit) <science-fiction fans>

    Compare to

    fan: an instrument for producing a current of air

    e.g. a ceiling fan.

    Not what I would classify as an actual pun, since the two words are homonyms.

  10. Chuck Dec 30th 2010 at 06:40 pm 10

    Lola, the pun is in Bill’s title, not in the strips.

  11. Lola Dec 30th 2010 at 07:20 pm 11

    Of course. All I had to do was look up. :}

  12. Irene in Ohio Dec 30th 2010 at 10:15 pm 12

    Just watch your head…

  13. Dave in Boston Dec 31st 2010 at 02:12 am 13

    I didn’t say it was a good-quality pun. (Nor am I particularly a ceiling enthusiast, although I suppose some people probably are somewhere. The dishwasher seems much more likely to take the housing components’ World Cup. Some people favor the kitchen sink, but it’s likely to come out the same way in the end.)

  14. chuckers Dec 31st 2010 at 03:36 am 14


    Technically, the “word” that reddleman (and now myself) is thinking of is probably supposed to be “fwhapp fwhapp fwhapp”

    But that may not help.

    If we were to say “think of Nicole” would that help?

  15. Detcord Dec 31st 2010 at 07:49 am 15

    chuckers (14)

    Okay. I can see the “whap” alternatives may be venturing into territory I don’t usually explore - at least not without a guide of Nicole’s… stature. ;-)

    Thanks for the tip*

    *my euphemism for “warning”.

  16. Morris Keesan Dec 31st 2010 at 11:05 am 16

    chuckers (#14), I think the word (sound effect?) you’re looking for is probably
    fap fap fap, not fwhapp fwhapp fwhapp or whap whap whap

  17. chuckers Dec 31st 2010 at 06:46 pm 17

    Maybe it depends on “vigorousness”? “Vigorousity”?

    It’s all in the wrist.

  18. Morris Keesan Dec 31st 2010 at 06:55 pm 18

    Perhaps you mean “vigor”?

  19. Molly J Jan 1st 2011 at 09:38 am 19

    I remember my dad telling my long haired brother (this was back in the 60’s) that it looked like he’d combed his hair with a Mixmaster. I guess a ceiling fan would work, too.

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