Archive for August, 2011

T-shirts are stupid. Ban them.

Cidu Bill on Aug 31st 2011

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Following numerous complaints, J.C. Penney has removed this t-shirt from their catalog and apologized for the fact that they’d been selling it at all.

I personally do not have daughters, so perhaps my opinion doesn’t count for much, but I’m in the “what’s the big deal?” camp. (Doing a quick mental tally of my nieces, I’d guess that three of them wouldn’t touch this shirt with a ten-foot pole, while the fourth would think it’s cute and buy herself one)

I did agree with pulling this t-shirt a few years back

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in part because kids are stupid and some of them would throw rocks. And honestly, if the shirt has read “Girls are stupid. Throw rocks at them,” would anybody have even considered selling them?

But we’re discussing the “I’m too pretty” shirts today…


Filed in Bill Bickel, J.C. Penney, t-shirts | 64 responses so far

iDU2

Cidu Bill on Aug 31st 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor, iPad | 19 responses so far

Cop Humor

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2011

A man was made the police chief in a nudist colony. He liked the job, but putting on the badge was murder!

Ba-dum-bum.

Yeah, that’s pretty much the level of humor collected here: your inner 12-year-old should get a laugh or two.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, humor, police | 9 responses so far

No Ultimatum

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Should the government remove ”dangerously obese” children from their homes?

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2011

An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that the government should remove “dangerously obese” children from their homes and placed in protective custody.

More information and your thoughts (link fixed)

Filed in American Medical Association, Bill Bickel, CJA, children, obesity, polls | Comments Off

Say what you will about terrible snowstorms…

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2011

but at least if you stay indoors, the snow doesn’t come in after you.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hurricane Irene | 12 responses so far

Because he has to walk a little to get to the escalator??

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Norm Feuti, Retail, comic strips, comics | 38 responses so far

Missouri Teachers and the Facebook Ban

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2011

Missouri teachers have won an injunction postponing the law that prohibits them from “friending” current students or former students under the age of 18. We’ve already discussed to death the merits of the law; the really intriguing question, though, is Why is this so important to the Missouri State Teachers Association that they’re willing to spend all this money to get it overturned?

Responses have been moved to the CJA site

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LOL - August 29

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2011

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Dilbert, John Deering, Loose Parts, Madam and Eve, Mutt and Jeff, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Scott Adams, Scott Hilburn, Strange Brew, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 18 responses so far

Mission Accomplished

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2011

Bickel and Son: Rescuing flooded basements since 2011

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hurricane Irene | 8 responses so far

It’s amazing how many hundreds of gallons you can wet-vac out of a basement and not notice any difference

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2011

We have a fairly large basement. The previous owners had installed an automatic sump pump in the southwest corner.

During periods of heavy rain, the basement will take in water at the northeast corner. During events that have the word “Hurricane” in their names, it will take in water on the southeast, northwest and northeast corners.

We have never had a drop of water come through the walls on the northeast corner of the basement. The only time the pump activates is when (twice in the past 12 years) the entire basement is so thoroughly flooded, water can’t help but reach the southwest corner.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hurricane Irene | 7 responses so far

It’s quiet out there. TOO quiet.

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2011

I suspect you can live your entire life in New Jersey and never again feel an earthquake and muddle through a hurricane in the same week.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hurricane Irene | 16 responses so far

New Yorker Cartoonists Look at Previous Hurricanes

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2011

Something that might amuse you before your power goes out

Filed in Hurricane Irene, New Yorker, comics, humor | 5 responses so far

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope?

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2011

Two tales of impaired judgment

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, Weird World of Crime | 19 responses so far

Creepiosity Caption Contest: Time to Vote

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2011

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You can help choose the winning entry by going to the Creepiosity Facebook page by midnight tonight (Friday).And while you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to visit the new CJA Facebook page.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, Creepiosity, David Bickel, Facebook, Kim Kardashian, contests | No responses yet

Colorado Inmate Sues Prison for Saving His Life

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2011

Why I’m with the plaintiff on this one

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, lawsuits, polls | Comments Off

4-1-1?

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2011

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Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Adam wears a fez. Fezes are cool.

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2011

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This all made perfect sense to me until the final panel.

Filed in Adam at Home, Bill Bickel, Brian Basset, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Cupcake

Cidu Bill on Aug 24th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jeff Stahler, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Li’l Dollink

Cidu Bill on Aug 23rd 2011

Sal Biondo: Geezer alert: I got the joke but I wonder how many of the 20- and 30-somethings who frequent CIDU will.

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Okay, unless Sal is one hell of a geezer, I don’t think he has any inherent advantage over 20- or 30-somethings in recognizing this Krazy Kat reference -Bill

Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Fall

Cidu Bill on Aug 23rd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jeff Stahler, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Should Charges Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn Be Dropped?

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2011

My thoughts; and a place for yours

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, editorials, polls | Comments Off

August 21, 2011: The Day Sally Forth Officially Merged With Medium Large

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, Sally Forth, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

LOL - August 22

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dan Piraro, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

Okay, but what’s with Claude Rains and the tuba?

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Jef Mallet, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far