Archive for May, 2011

Sad Pots

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2011

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Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 37 responses so far

Today’s LOL Page is No Laughing Matter

Cidu Bill on May 30th 2011

I don’t know how it’s even possible — I’d be inclined to bet that it isn’t — but apparently the LOL collection queued up for this morning simply disappeared into the void. It was scheduled to go online at 12:02am, and then it was gone. I can’t begin to guess how to recover it.

My apologies to anybody who sent me comics that had been included in today’s page.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, WordPress, comic strips, comics, lol | 14 responses so far

Disconcerting Fact of the Day for Baby Boomers

Cidu Bill on May 29th 2011

JFK would have turned 94 today.

Filed in Bill Bickel, JFK | 21 responses so far

Nepotistic Plug of the Week

Cidu Bill on May 27th 2011

At 1:20 Friday afternoon (EDT), the author of Creepiosity (my baby brother) will be interviewed on KKZZ, a radio station with a live stream at www.kkzzam1400.com (revised link)  

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Creepiosity, David Bickel, radio | 3 responses so far

9

Cidu Bill on May 27th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

I’m a doctor, not a safecracker

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Star Trek, User Friendly, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Teeth

Cidu Bill on May 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Joe Martin, Mister Boffo, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Innovating??

Cidu Bill on May 24th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dilbert, Scott Adams, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

LOL - May 23

Cidu Bill on May 23rd 2011

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Coverly, Dogs, Garfield, Jim Davis, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 17 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on May 21st 2011

Timothy Carignan:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Rapture joke??

Cidu Bill on May 20th 2011

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And if not… ???

Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Guy & Rodd, Rapture, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Mobility

Cidu Bill on May 20th 2011

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It’s been my experience that mobile versions of websites — that is, the versions to which smart phone browsers are supposed to default — have pretty much the same content as the “computer browser” version (is that going to become a retronym, like “analog clock”?); and in many cases they give you the option of viewing the standard version of the page, though it often doesn’t look or work as well (CIDU lies somewhere in between: you can view the standard version — the only version available — on most smart phones, and everything works, but you’ll probably have to scroll all the comics and it’s a bit of a pain to work with).

Okay, where was I?

Oh yeah. This comic seems to imply that mobile versions of web sites are empty pages (which I’ve never seen to be the case) and that the server is at fault, which totally confuses me.


The metatext, by the way, is “They have to keep the adjacent rack units empty. Otherwise, half the entries in their /var/log/syslog are just ‘SERVER BELOW TRYING TO START CONVERSATION *AGAIN*.’ and ‘WISH THEY’D STOP GIVING HIM SO MUCH COFFEE IT SPLATTERS EVERYWHERE”

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, smart phones, xkcd | 18 responses so far

Anti-Social Networking

Cidu Bill on May 19th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Facebook, John Deering, MySpace, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Off the Grid

Cidu Bill on May 18th 2011

Everything’s queued up for the next week or so — so unless you e-mail me and don’t get a response, you’d have no way of knowing I won’t be online very much. But I won’t. I have some work I absolutely have to finish up before the world ends this weekend.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU | 15 responses so far

News Men

Cidu Bill on May 18th 2011

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Because network news anchors wear 60’s suits and smoke constantly? The only thing I can think of is Janis hasn’t watched the evening news since Edward R. Murrow.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, Mad Men, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

It would be very hard to explain this one in any non-Arlo way

Cidu Bill on May 17th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Luggage

Cidu Bill on May 17th 2011

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Both of my kids brought their clothing to school in large plastic bags — because whose dorm room is big enough to store several pieces of luggage for an entire semester?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Flightdeck, college, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

What… Is… The… Joke?!

Cidu Bill on May 17th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brad J. Guigar, CIDU, Courting Disaster, comic strips, comics, humor | 35 responses so far

Important Announcement

Cidu Bill on May 16th 2011

I’ve officially decided not to run for president in 2012, despite having had at least as good a chance of winning as Donald Trump.

Oddly enough, CNN is completely ignoring this story.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Donald Trump, politics | 19 responses so far

Belt

Cidu Bill on May 16th 2011

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Because he simply divides people into those who can thread a belt through the loops and those who can’t??

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, The Norm, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

LOL - May 16

Cidu Bill on May 16th 2011

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“From the lady at the bar,” of course
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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dan Piraro, Dave Coverly, Dogs, George Lucas, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Speed Bump, Star Wars, cats, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 21 responses so far

Morris Keesan sent this as a LOL — but come on, how can it NOT get a EWWW tag?

Cidu Bill on May 15th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dan Piraro, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 11 responses so far

Fun Fact (which you probably never thought about before but becomes blindingly obvious in hindsight once somebody mentions it to you)

Cidu Bill on May 14th 2011

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“Cowboys and Indians” was never a “thing” in the old west — and when you think about it, why would it have been? Cowboys and farmers were natural rivals. Indians had their issues with the army and with settlers.
The “cowboys and Indians” dichotomy was actually an invention of “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Buffalo Bill, Frazz, Indians, Jef Mallet, cowboys | 30 responses so far

An Error in Judgment

Cidu Bill on May 14th 2011

According one of the Rapture’s “official” web sites, believers “refer to [May 21] as Judgement Day, as they intend to be saved by Jesus in the Second Coming. Non-Believers refer to it as May 21 Doomsday.”

Okay, just to clarify things a bit… non-believers refer to it as Saturday.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Judgment Day, religion | 50 responses so far

Okay, personally…

Cidu Bill on May 14th 2011

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… if I’d asked for a well done burger, and Arlo brought me a medium rare burger and then blatantly lied about because he’d decided he knew best what I should be eating, his doctor would find that hamburger during Arlo’s next colonoscopy.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, hamburgers, humor | 26 responses so far