Archive for December, 2011

Best Comics of 2011

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2011

Well, some guy’s version of same, anyway. Personally I’d have put maybe a third of them on my list, but YMMV.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

NYECIDU

Cidu Bill on Dec 30th 2011

Did I run this five years ago? If I didn’t, I should have.

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

2011 Comic Strip Question

Cidu Bill on Dec 30th 2011

Open question: What comic strips did you discover in 2011 that you now read either regularly or religiously? I asked the same question a year ago, and your responses led a lot of your fellow CIDU readers to try new strips.

Feel free to include links (I’ve overridden the “more than two links throws a comment into the moderation queue” protocol).

Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 53 responses so far

CJA’s Top Ten of 2011

Cidu Bill on Dec 30th 2011

The most popular articles (based on the number of your comments; I didn’t use pageviews, because people can be suckered into clicking a link based on a good blurb)

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Hello, Mary Lou

Cidu Bill on Dec 30th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hagar, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Guilty

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2011

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Actually, no joke: a study a couple of years ago showed that in trials where the judge decides the verdict, defendants fare significantly better when the decision is made just after lunch than just before lunch.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, courtrooms, humor | 7 responses so far

I can’t quite decide: Is this video really cool, or really creepy?

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2011





(There’s no option for “both,” because that answer would leave me no better off than I am now)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bruno Mars, Leonard Nimoy, YouTube | 26 responses so far

Man Fakes His Mother’s Death to Get Time Off From Work [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2011

And the 2011 Son of the Year Award goes to…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CJA, Weird World of Crime | Comments Off

He’s Toast

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, xkcd | 36 responses so far

The Most Famous Person Ever to Commit Murder

Cidu Bill on Dec 28th 2011

The question is this: on Columbo, celebrities were killing people every week. In real life, though, O.J. Simpson tops the list, and then there’s… um…

I’m sure I’m missing some good candidates for the list, maybe even somebody who beats out O.J. for the #1 slot. Here’s where you can tell me who I’ve left out.

(A few months ago I would have just posted this here, since this is not inconsistent with the sort of off-topic discussions we often have on the CIDU site; but since the CJA site is up, I’m shunting it over there, so CJA will get its quota of traffic for the day, my publisher will be happy, and I can spend the afternoon cleaning up after last night’s Chanukah party)

Update: As of midnight, this post was already on the verge of having the most responses of any CJA post ever. Now granted, in this case “ever” means “since this past August,” but still…

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I’m confused as well

Cidu Bill on Dec 28th 2011

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(This strip originally ran in 2001, if that helps)

Filed in Aaron McGruder, Bill Bickel, Boondocks, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Terrorist Cupcakes, Bernard Goetz Aftermath, California Death Penalty, and Abusive Language [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2011

Tuesday Morning Miscellany

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Life Lesson

Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Remember that woman suing IMDb for disclosing the fact that she’s over 40? [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 26th 2011

The judge gives her an ultimatum

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

Last Person

Cidu Bill on Dec 26th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Happy Jewish Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas | 22 responses so far

A Final Christmas LOL

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, Christmas, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Foxtrot, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 11 responses so far

One More Christmas LOL

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Santa Claus, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 3 responses so far

Christmas LOLs

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2011

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Filed in Alison Barrows, Bill Bickel, Brad J. Guigar, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Courting Disaster, John Cage, New Yorker, Preteena, Retail, Reynolds Unwrapped, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 25 responses so far

Cyanide and Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, Cyanide and Happiness, Santa Claus, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Christmas Eve ArLOL

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2011

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Filed in Arlo Page, Arlol, Bing Crosby, Christmas, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, David Bowie, Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

Mamas Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Marry Petersons [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

Updates on three men with four dead-or-missing wives: Scott Peterson stays put, Michael Peterson is released, and Drew Peterson demands more attention… I mean, an apology

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Pass the candy canes, please..

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

Filed in Bill Bickel, Carol of the Bells, Celtic Woman, Christmas, YouTube | 48 responses so far

“We’ve already established that, madam; now we’re haggling over price” [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

Friday Morning Miscellany: Kids in prison, Birthers foiled again, sex for World Series tickets, and more

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CJA, World Series, prostitution | Comments Off

CCIDU

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

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Yeah, one of my favorites as well — until we get to “deer saver’s turf,” and that’s when she loses me.

Filed in Alison Barrows, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, Christmas carols, Preteena, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far