Archive for September, 2011

Texas Man Fired for Being Over 600 Pounds (and Sues)

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

But what’s missing from this story?

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Why you should always go to the bathroom before you hit the road

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

Don’t you love it when something you always sensed was true is scientifically proven to be so?

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GPS

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

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I don’t know… is this about the technology gap, or the fact that Janis is going insane? And I say this as somebody who recently used his phone’s GPS to track down his mother in downtown Boston

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, GPS, Jimmy Johnson, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

A Gun-Owner Walks Into a Bar…

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

It’s now legal in Ohio to carry a concealed weapon into a bar. Does anybody seriously think this is a good idea?

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Is Chris Christie Too Large to be Elected President?

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

Forget his divisive politics or the fact that he has a reputation for being a bully: this week, people are discussing whether at about 300 pounds, New Jersey governor Chris Christie is simply too heavy to win a presidential election.

Yes, William Howard Taft outweighed him probably by about 30 pounds –but Taft ran for president well before the media age, before a candidate’s image and appearance were as important as they are today.

During the last gubernatorial election, one of Christie’s opponents ran an ad in which Christie was accused of “throwing his weight around,” accompanied by a clip of Christie emerging from a car, in super slo-mo, his belly struggling to stay in sync with the rest of his body. (Way to stay classy, New Jersey)



Filed in Bill Bickel, Chris Christie, New Jersey, politics, polls | 37 responses so far

Does Bo Know?

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Reynolds Unwrapped, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Should the government mandate safer table saws?

Cidu Bill on Sep 29th 2011

No, don’t run away; I don’t care about table saws either. I’m not sure I even knew what a table saw was until this issue came up.

The article isn’t about table saws per se, as much as it’s about whether the government has the right to require a safety option that on one hand can save thousands of fingers every year (apparently those table saws are nasty little guys), but on the other hand could add up to $200 to the cost of the tool.

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English Restaurant Owner in Trouble for Displaying Anti-Gay Bible Passages

Cidu Bill on Sep 29th 2011

(Of course, things are rarely as simple as they seem…)

There’s a YouTube version of the article as well as a print version: I needed to make sure I knew how to do it (thanks everybody for your suggestions last week), so I figured I might as well try it out in a real-world situation.

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I guess I’m not enough of a genius to understand this one

Cidu Bill on Sep 29th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dilbert, Scott Adams, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Do you think Einstein would have posed for this if he’d known it would become his iconic photo?

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011

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Filed in Albert Einstein, Bill Bickel | 30 responses so far

”Comic Based on a Misquotation” of the Day

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011

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Filed in CIDU, Hamlet, John Deering, Shakespeare, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, courtrooms, humor | 25 responses so far

The Shadow Knows

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011

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Over the past few weeks, mostly regarding the Troy Davis case, I’ve read and heard numerous references to “Guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Did they change the rules while I wasn’t looking, or has “guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt” become this year’s “global warming can’t be real, because it’s cold out”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Troy Davis, political cartoons | 40 responses so far

Back in the High Line Again

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011

Should New York City be held liable for this accident?

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How I Met Your Mother

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011

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They’re both wearing food costumes. So?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Update: “Superior Legal Mind” Calls the Law Firm That Fired Him ‘Vindictive,’ ‘Petty’ and ‘hostile’

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2011

Gregory Berry continues to make sure no law firm will ever hire him again

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”Hell”??

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, bats, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Woman Sues Boss Over Mini Skirt Monday, Wet T-Shirt Wednesday…

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2011

A sexual harassment lawsuit. Maybe.

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DSK, Michael Jackson, Defaming Sarah Palin, and Shooting Down Planes

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2011

Tuesday morning CJA roundup

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I’m too puzzled for my shirt

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2011

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(and yes, I know there’s an Alien reference in here somewhere)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Guy & Rodd, comic strips, comics, hunor | 12 responses so far

You thought I was kidding about the ”Gay or Not Gay” app, huh?

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

(well, actually, so did I)

Filed in Bill Bickel, apps | 3 responses so far

Levi Johnson: ”Sarah Palin had a ‘cougar crush’ on me”

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

I swear, if the Palin family didn’t exist, reality television would have had to invent them.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Levi Johnson, Sarah Palin | 13 responses so far

Reno

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

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Because people go to Reno to get married? And isn’t it divorces people traditionally went to Reno for? Okay, I’m just confused.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Reno, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Weird World of Crime: Special Automotive Edition

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

“Oh, and about that glass eye…”

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1951 Called…

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

Saw this outside of an antiques shop in central New Jersey:

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Not tucked away in the back somewhere, but right up front, next to the front door. Just in case somebody’s strolling by and thinks “Say, you know what my front yard really needs? A life-sized Negro.”

Filed in Bill Bickel | 32 responses so far

Capital Punishment or Life Without Parole

Cidu Bill on Sep 26th 2011

There’s a movement in California — for the sake of saving money as much as for any other reason — toward eliminating the death penalty in favor of LWOP. According to one poll, most Californians already support it. Article

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