Archive for April, 2011

Boy, did THIS one age badly!

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2011

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I don’t think we’re quite at the point where you have to be a geezer to know what a roll of film is, but people under a certain age aren’t really going to “get” the whole “photos are expensive” concept.

In 1999, I took my son to the New York International Auto Show for the first time (though he’d been going to smaller shows since he was 3 years old). He went through 19 rolls of film. That’s film plus developing.

I bought my first digital camera just before the 2000 show, realizing I’d pretty much save the price of the camera after only two shows.

Filed in Calvin and Hobbes, cameras, comic strips, comics, humor | 39 responses so far

A Tip to the Wise

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2011

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Actually, back in the day, it was common practice to tip your executioner — to guarantee a clean, relatively-painless cut.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2011

John Gale:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Jump Start, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Carrillo’s going to have to try harder if he wants to out-do reality

Cidu Bill on Apr 29th 2011

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Also, there’s another bookstore that sells only a single title at a time — I think they change the title each month — but I only heard bits and pieces of the story on NPR the other day, so I can’t offer any further details.

Filed in Bill Bickel, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, books, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Love means never having to say you’re stumped

Cidu Bill on Apr 29th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Love Is, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Passwords

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2011

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So what’s the final stuff he’s typing?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, User Friendly, comic strips, comics, humor | 40 responses so far

Well?

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Lassie, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

I Like This

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2011

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(I really need a tag for “this isn’t a LOL, but it’s one of this week’s best anyway”)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cyanide and Happiness, Facebook, Like, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Thing 1 or Thing 2?

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, cameras, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

Turtles All The Way Across

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, turtles, xkcd | 25 responses so far

LOL - April 25

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2011

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Continue Reading »

Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 23 responses so far

Now Playing

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2011

I just installed a program that lets me watch tv shows and movies on my cell phone screen. Would I actually ever watch a tv show or movie on my cell phone screen? Get real: I’m 55 years old — I’d be seeing cross-eyed for a week. But how cool is it that I could?

Filed in Bill Bickel, cell phones | 23 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2011

John:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, One Big Happy, Rick Detorie, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Because if she looks in the mirror she won’t want the samples??

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2011

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Because if so, wouldn’t it have made more sense just to offer her a free cookie?

Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Trees

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2011

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Clearly cutting down trees is not ecologically wise; but “but not like this” implies some sort of apparent contradiction, as opposed to “this is an example of what not to do.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 43 responses so far

Wax Off

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Wax On…

Cidu Bill on Apr 21st 2011

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It’s been suggested to me that this might belong on the Arlo Page…

Filed in Better Half, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Beanstalk

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Mayo

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2011

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Just wondering… Is mayonnaise something that people traditionally have trouble opening?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Mike Peters, Mother Goose, comic strips, comics, humor, mayonnaise | 23 responses so far

It seems like he sort of had an idea for a punchline here, but he choked.

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2011

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Well?

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2011

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First of all, why doesn’t the well accept a clam, since clams are apparently the unit of currency in BCLand?

More significantly, why go through this whole set-up if it’s not going to end with the well throwing out a corpse?

Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Bean Dip

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2011

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Well yes, the premise is factually accurate, but what’s the joke here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Leigh Rubin, Passover, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Cukes IDU

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2011

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Because the ones in the back seat are pickled?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

National Cleavage Day

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2011

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Yes, this apparently does exist.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Madam and Eve, National Cleavage Day, South Africa, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

Tax-Time Fun

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2011

Did my taxes back in early February – but since I owed money, I put the completed forms in a safe place intending to mail them out today.

Can anybody NOT see where this is going?

Filed in Bill Bickel | 42 responses so far